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Lytharian's Luminescent Orbs
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valadaar's comment on 2010-09-06 06:22 PM
Oops - forgot to vote. Go to Comment
Lytharian's Luminescent Orbs
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Forganthus's comment on 2012-05-23 12:22 AM
I like the origin story too. Players wouldn't care about all the thought you've put into this, but I can imagine an NPC wizard having a lot of fun lecturing the PCs about all their uses.

Odd physics question: Are they an information destruction paradox like black holes might be? If it sucks in all the light from a dim TV screen and emits a flat, monochromatic, invariant light, it seems like it would.

Not that paradoxes have ever stopped anyone. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2010-09-04 01:40 AM
Update: Added links to Shadoweagle's "Lux Mites" submission. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2010-09-04 02:10 AM
You know, I thought about these orbs for about a day and a half before submitting, and never did I consider one breaking! The effect would probably depend on what type of break it was. If an orb were to shatter entirely, it would release all of its stored light at once, dazzling the user and any nearby creatures and possibly causing temporary blindness in some.

If it were to crack, however, I imagine that the light would escape slowly with some random intensity. Kind of like a bucket that has a hole in it; the larger the crack, the more quickly the light would escape. What would happen to a creature inside the orb at this point is anybody's guess.

Thanks for the creative feedback on my first submission -- it's much appreciated! Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2010-09-04 02:13 AM
I love the idea of using these as toppers to wizards' staves -- much more convenient than carting them around by hand in a dungeon. I cannot claim credit for the lux mites, however: those are an old submission of Shadoweagle's that I decided to include here. I've added the links to my post now, so you can check them out if you wish. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2010-09-10 11:32 PM
@valadaar: There is an upper-limit to what a basic-model orb can hold. Based on what I've read about the Plane of Radiance, I would assume that a basic orb would shatter if exposed to such high-intensity light -- though I leave this up to GM discretion. Certainly 8 hours of that light would be impossible to store without a custom orb (of which there might be a few floating around the world).

@EchoMirage: I actually disagree with you here. While some inventions are the product of accident or divine inspiration, most can be attributed to "Necessity, who is the mother of invention" (Plato). Most tools are conceived of when a smart person has a need for them. Because Lytharian *was* smart and his need was great, I believe that the origin story is entirely reasonable. But thank you for your feedback -- it really gave me something to think about for future submissions. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2013-06-17 02:28 PM
Didn't see this until now. I'm going to say . . . sure? :P I can't immediately see how a player could abuse the paradox, but it's probably up to the GM's discretion anyway. Go to Comment
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Wizard of Justice's comment on 2014-07-30 11:59 PM
Perfect item for an adventure seed I was looking for, thanks. Go to Comment
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