I really like these seemingly mundane magic items.
A favorite of assassins as well. What better to remove any blood spatter from a kill on your clothing and put yourself back into a perfectly presentable state. Also remove the telltale blood area on the victim if you wish to try and hide the act for those few extra precious seconds. Not to mention remove and muddy/bloody footprints. Do they clean metal? hmmm Go to Comment
Does the enchantment wear off gradually or suddenly? Could be very embarassing if the owner didnt pay attention to his warranty. "Good grief. What have you done to these gloves? Paint, what appears to be gravy... is that lipstick?" Go to Comment
Don't forget getting rid of those incriminating notes and plans. Just wipe the paper and Presto! Could rather inconvienient, and maybe illegal to own them, in countries useing paper money.
Why stop at gloves? Larger versions could prove just as useful as the gloves. Like a travelling cloak, always appear at your destination looking fresh, or a saddle blanket, never worry about grooming your horse, not to mention the multiple versions that could find use in a house of ill repute. >:) Go to Comment
In truth, the original gloves upon which these were modeled where the Hands of Order, stolen ironically from a long dead god of Law. The touch of the glove would remove chaos from that touched, taking them from unorganized and primitive to ordered. The touch is especially baneful to beings of chaos and entrophy, but nothing is unscathed by prolonged contact.
Well that would ruin the horror of it, gottgen.
After having to fight a horde of horrific zombie slaves, they wouldn't be as fazed by whatever Cthulhu-thing is lurking around.
The key to horror is to have one kind of fear. Horror movies are almost always centered on one phenomena, one individual, one monster. Go to Comment
I like monsters that are easy to confront once you know their secret. In fact, most monsters in our common pantheon are easy to kill, once you know how. However, the monsters need to keep themselves cloaked in mystery and mythology, so they can continue to pray on the unsuspecting... appearing unstoppable. ONce the monster is revealed, and its weakness sussed out, it is moderate easy to kill the supposedly unstoppable thing.
The great and mighty "Fear Demon" from one of the Buffy Halloween episodes is a great example. It seems all powerful. It can alter reality (or our perception of reality). It can cause you to do things you would not normally do, via fear. Yet, if you confront your fear and then the demon... it goes squish because it is only 1 decimeter (about 4") tall.
Your monster might of done nothing more than use illusions to generate fear and cause the villagers to kill each other off. They left all the physical damage, in their insane, fear driven state. Go to Comment