I love it. It is just so strange that it has to be a "true story". It is little bits of chrome like that, that make magic items special, like they should be, like they are in the fantasy literature. I mean who are these faceless magic users pumping out generic +1 swords all the time? Go to Comment
I just can not imagine the look on the face of my players when they start using this item.... I think they will have to go and retrieve this one in mere days from now.
As spoken by Moonhunter, I would like to put in here the comment that the story usualy is the most important part of an item, but it is practical to have a hint of what the item is capable of.
In this case you see that just a hint is enough, but I would not encourage other people to always try to get away with such a short description of the capabilities of such an item. Go to Comment
Nice job Agar!
This nasty, stinky, slimy stick in a beautiful thing. Such a story could only be spawned from the mind or a genius or a very gasseous person. I dont know which it was and i dont care because im gonna have so much fun with it... Go to Comment
Just to make sure, people do not become truly immortal, right?
They rather get venerable, and die of old age when their time comes. This may create a slightly different society, where even old people are fully competent at their crafts, their knowledge giving them even more respect from the younger ones.
As they stay isolated, what do they see? They live in paradise, bordered by frozen wastelands, occassionally producing a few dirty attackers they can deal with easily. They certainly are worth more than anyone outside, right? Go to Comment
Hmmm... old people that can be still competent in their Art...
A wise Khan that does not despise the other lands completely, may know the value of experts. For those, especially when they start to get older (maybe even sick), the offer of quality long life may sound tempting. Some experts may be offered the chance of serving the Land of the Living... and few would refuse outright... some may agree.
This of course depends on the contacts they have with the outside world, and how pissed the surrounding nations are at this stealing of their most talented men and women. Go to Comment
They do grow old and die of old age, how competent they are is up to you, as is their veiws on society and culture.
One small thing I considered but forgot to post: The mist effect only works on the way the cells interact with each other to heal each other. Otherwise, single celled oraganisims would also be as hard to destroy and the people would either have super immune systems or be carrying superpowered diseases to let loose when they leave their land. Either way it's not a good thing to have or encounter, so single celled organisms and bacteria get to die here just as they would anywhere else. Go to Comment