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The Horn of Seven Seals
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Scrasamax's comment on 2011-12-07 08:05 AM
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The Horn of Seven Seals
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Phaidros's comment on 2011-12-07 07:08 AM
Well, it seems Verrin was hard on the path towards blackguard, so that might be a suitable curse on future users. This horn seems to be ideal for defending armies, not for conquerors, unless the Horn can be convinced the landgrab is justified. Maybe it sticks to the borders at the moment of its crafting. A Leonidas might use it justly, but an Alexander not.

Which leads me to the following question: was Verrin the only one of the brothers to misuse his item, or just the first? Go to Comment
The Horn of Seven Seals
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Chaosmark's comment on 2011-12-12 09:58 PM
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The Horn of Seven Seals
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valadaar's comment on 2011-12-14 11:50 AM


A great item - this is quite interesting and has a lot of possibilities.



 



 


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The Horn of Seven Seals
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dark_dragon's comment on 2011-12-06 05:03 PM


Dossta, thanks for keeping up with this collection. Each item alone is a great sub, but taken together they are exceptional. I really like the concept and the execution. 



This horn is formidable, and I particularly like the subtle twist that could easily be the downfall of the horn's wielder, as he erodes away the inhibitions of his own men, slowly ebbing their humanity away. So far, the darkest of the seven item. I like!


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dark_dragon's comment on 2011-12-07 11:54 AM


- Adelheim's Seven Favours

- King Mosanggar's favours/tokens/gifts

- Adelheim's Aegis (with the implication that all the items are only facets of the aegis)

- The Steward's Prizes

- The Seven Sentinels

- The Seven Keys to Adelheim

- Mosanggar's Seven Legacies

- The Princes' Birthright

- Mosanggar's Wards (as in, protective spells)

- Mosanggar's Binding

- The Prince's Circle

- The Princes' Chain (a chain is only strong as...)

- The Stars of Adelheim

- The Adelheimian Unity

- The Princes' Pledges

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The Horn of Seven Seals
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Dossta's comment on 2011-12-06 03:04 PM


Just one more to go after this.  I know that I didn't get them done in time for the Quest, but I still want to use the same format to keep them all consistent.


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Dossta's comment on 2011-12-07 08:55 AM
Funny you should ask that. I'm developing the history of Adelheim as I go along, and so far I believe that he was the second. I'll cover that a little more in the last item, if I decide to go in that direction.

One note: the Kings' Items aren't inherently good or evil; they can be pledged to any cause under the sun. In the original case, the brothers had pledged to "protect the people of Adelheim" when they first received the items, but they could just as easily have pledged to "find a path to immortality" or "destroy the Royal House of Kremika and reclaim their ancestral lands." The GM should therefore use discretion when allowing the players to pick their cause -- it shouldn't be too broad that the players could never be tempted to go back on their word. Ideally, it will be a quest related to the overarching campaign.

And also, aside from the Skald, none of the items are really sentient. They just have a general sense of whether they are being used for the Cause, and whether or not any of the other Kings' Items have been pledged to that same Cause. It's very possible to have two (or more) competing groups who have each claimed several of the items, and desire to find the others in order to unlock their full powers. Go to Comment
The Horn of Seven Seals
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Dossta's comment on 2011-12-07 09:02 AM
Thanks for that -- it's always great to get positive feedback on something I'm working on. :)

I could use a little help, though, with choosing an appropriate name for the set. "Kings' Items" or "Artifacts" was never intended to be the final name, but I had to get something on paper. If you or anyone else has a good suggestion, please let me know! Go to Comment
The Horn of Seven Seals
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Darkornyx's comment on 2013-03-19 03:28 AM
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The Skald of Seven Shapes
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Strolen's comment on 2012-01-08 08:11 AM


This is my favorite of the "seven" quest items!


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The Skald of Seven Shapes
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Strolen's comment on 2012-01-29 10:42 AM


Congratulations on getting Second Place in the Magic Items quest!!!


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The Skald of Seven Shapes
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Scrasamax's comment on 2011-12-05 11:28 PM
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The Skald of Seven Shapes
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Cheka Man's comment on 2011-12-03 01:05 PM


5/5 LOL about the sulky item.


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Phaidros's comment on 2011-12-04 12:25 PM
Of all the magic items on this site, definately the first I would like to own right now. So far, all the items of the seven list are good, but this one is just making me salivate. Though that own sentience might be a spoiler.

I am imagining a campaign/story, where the bastard child of a poor nobleman get as only inheritance this old hat. The hat finds the orphan's heart pure, and guides him/her to find other items and other worthy heirs, and then together the New Seven revive the kingdom. Of course, other people will want to have the items too, or do not want to have the kingdom refounded.... Go to Comment
The Skald of Seven Shapes
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Dossta's comment on 2011-12-02 05:12 PM


This item was inspired a great deal by Masterharper Robinton from Anne McCaffery's Dragonriders of Pern series.  If placing this into a game, I'd highly recommend reading a few of the Harper Hall books to get a sense for his personality.


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The Skald of Seven Shapes
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Dossta's comment on 2011-12-06 03:02 PM
I agree that this would make a good introductory item to the King's set. The Skald knows a great deal about what happened between the brothers (possibly the characters' ancestors), though it may be reluctant to relive old wounds. Go to Comment
The Skald of Seven Shapes
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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-12-02 05:25 PM
Another excellent entry in this series. Go to Comment
The Skald of Seven Shapes
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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-12-02 05:26 PM
It's been a few years but I remember those books with great fondness. Go to Comment
The Crown of Seven Swords
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-01 10:24 AM


Sadly, the maddest and most self-assured of egomaniacal villains are exceedingly difficult to judge by this artifact. But then, perhaps nothing else can stop a certain nefarious antagonist except the black sword of the crown?



I can think of something to add - a note of how the willpower "test" is affected by circumstances: so may the life-giving judgment be more difficult as time passes from the death of the one to be restored. The more powerful the life-force of a target, the more difficult it is to snuff out with the black flame. Etc.


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