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
Saril had a dream. To open a library in the windswept wastes of Naarish, so that the people of the many villages and towns spread over the hundreds of leagues of desert could discover the joys of his books. For a whole year he kept his library open, but alas, almost no one came.
That is when Saril came up with his new idea. If people didn't travel to read his books, he would travel to them! Saril closed his library, hired a team of twelve camels, loaded up the beasts with all of his books and proceeded to invent the first nomadic library.
Now children and adults alike, looked forward to hearing the bells of Saril's camels as he entered their villages, as he tirelessly traversed the deserts in a long circuitous route, visiting every village and town he came across, in turn. It came to pas that Saril's traveling library came to some fame, and that is how the folk of Naarish became literate.
A word of warning though. Naarish has only six thousand volumes. He deals with those that lose or steal his tomes quite "harshly", by bypassing the town or village which was responsible for losing one of his books for that calendar year.