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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-08 12:38 AM
63) Candle of Shadow's Will

The candle can only be used in a darken room, with little to no light from other sources. If lit in a better lit room, it will simply be a normal candle with an unpleasant smell.

If lit in a room with little to no light besides the candle, the candle will glow brightly and throw deep dhadows on the walls of every person, "unique object", or something specifically designed to cast a shadow (like a shadow puppet). After a brief time.. the shadows will begin to move on their own. They will move and interact. Usually they will tell a story of some kind. It could show a future or past, it might show inner thoughts or unfelt motivations, and depending on what the shadow puppet is (the silloute of a dragon, god, castle, or what ever) you can set up specific scenarios.

If the people are quiet and do not move much, they might hear the shadows make sound.

The insights one can gain by watching the shadows might lead to motivations in their real life. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-09 12:39 AM
64) Candle of Love's Waiting

Now a submission: http://www.strolen.com/content.php?node=4906

If you want to see the expanded inspiration text:
These are thick heavy candles of an odd greenish creame color. Each candle is made with baby hairs and current blood of the recipient by a skilled mystic chandler (Candle manufacturer). They are favorites of wives, lovers, and mothers who send their loved ones off to battle or to far away lands to trade.

To activate, the candle is held by the loved one, and the person staying home lights it, just before the loved one is leaving. Words of love are traditionally exchanged. The candle is extinguished. The loved one leaves on their journey. The candle should be placed in a window or a shelf by the door. Ideally, the candle is lit that night and it will stay lit until loved one returns home OR can not return home ever (this is a euphemism for dying, but better candles will sometimes take in to consideration people who will never return and might as well be dead to their loved ones). One candle lasts one journey, even if that journey takes years. (note the light is so soft that it provides no real lumination).

Candles of less skilled mystic chandler or those made without baby hairs (or using other recipes of lesser effectiveness) create a candle that must be lit every night. The candle will only light and glow if the loved one can return home. If the candle will not light, the person is lost never to return (again another euphemism for dead or might as well be). If the candle is not lit every night before dawn, it will lose its hold on the loved one. Some people prefer these candles as they require a show of devotion on both sides. These candles are also reusable for many journeys and last as long as they would as if they were mundane candles (9 hours (figure 2 minutes spent each lighting at minimum).

These candles are tied to their loved ones who are away. Thus such a candle can be used to cast magic on the person as if they were right there. And there is little to no resistance possible to spells so cast. Now many people use this connection without magic, to send a feeling of love to the loved one (and feel that loved one back). With magic, messages can sent, spells of healing or luck, cantrips of clean, and so on. However, malific magic is possible against the candle. And with little or no resistance against it, the loved one is an easy target.

Note: unlit candles tied to a person could be used as a magic focus. Thus candles just "hanging around" could be a liability. The linkage explains why these candles are not as popular as one might think, especially among The Nobles, Magical, or Wealthy.

It is traditional in some areas that these candles are used in wedding ceremonies, when both natal candles (small love's waiting candles made soon after birth) of both the bride and the groom are lit together from the sacred fire. It helps bind them together with their loving vows, and shows that they are on a journey together. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-10 08:27 PM
69 - Candle d'Amour

If the candle is lit in their presence, everyone in the glimmer of its light, has is bathed by an aura of The Spirit of Sensual Love. Everyone's throughts turn to romance and more carnal desires despite better intentions or common sense. And it does not always limit itself to "conventional" or the way people normally think of these things. Violence, as most think of it, seems impossible in the glow of the light. In addition to increasing desire, it also improves performance. When the effects of the candle is over, most people are fairly exhausted. If one leaves the light, the effects continue for a time after.

If you enter the light after it is lit, the effects are strong, but not overwhelming. They are often used by houses of the red lanterns.

Appropriate Ego/ Will/ Drive checks (as well as magical resistance) will occur. Two or three fails checks will lead one into a sensual frenzie. (You can choose to fail a roll). Such rolls are modified by other reaction modifiers and such. And of course Sensual Skill checks have increased bonuses. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-03-19 12:31 PM
It is on the list of things to do. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2013-09-15 02:50 PM


88) Candles of Shadow Summoning



Pulling creatures from the Shadow Realm is a tricky business. They are spirits twisted by contact with our own, changed into some form not of their own choosing, simply because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Once formed and shaped, they stay that way for a time, but eventually melt back into shapeless umbra that they came from.



It was tricky business until a proper process was developed. It requires candles made in the dark or in deep shadow. They should be purplish black in color and without scent. The wick should be dyed black as well. (If dyed with Kona Root, the fire itself will have a purple cast to it.) The Fourteen Runes of Shadows should be carved upon the candles.



The spell process requires a hooding of the candle, so the light only shines in one direction. The light should be shone upon a shadow puppet of the desired form to be summoned (if one is very brave a number of shadow puppets). It is important that it is a puppet that casts the shadow. If it is not a puppet, the caster will have no control over the shadow spirit. The shadow must be cast upon a black clear wall... and no other shadows should occur upon the wall. Upon the shadow the summoning spell is cast, and a shadow form is summoned.



Again, great precautions should be taken with this or any summoning spell. Every step missed is an opportunity for the summoning to go wrong. (Extra shadows you didn't bind might be aggressive. Uncontrolled shadows being angry. Without the Runes the wrong things could be summoned. Imperfections on the wall could lead to imperfections on the spell. If your circle of protection isn't perfect, the creature might be able to reach you before binding. And so on...)

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MoonHunter's comment on 2014-03-17 02:09 PM
I could of sworn we had 101 of candle entries. I guess we/ I need to work on that. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2014-03-17 02:19 PM


91) Nanny's Balm



These candles are sometimes magic, sometimes alchemy, but either way the effect is the same. Anyone under the age of 12, will slowly become calmer under the light/smoke of the candle. This is not a big difference normally, as it is not mind control, just an influence. However, at bed time, it is the blessing of the gods.



92) Candles of Throat



This ancient candle (hence the odd name) is a combination of magic and alchemy. The smoke from the candle (which is pleasant) allows one to talk (and even talk loudly) without risking the throat (no hoarseness, no drying out, etc). These candles are used in long courtly meetings, in classrooms where a teacher/professor can drone on, and by better singing minstrels.

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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2008-02-04 06:17 PM
59)The Hemispherical Candle of Tuit

Created by a sorceress whose husband never did get to the bottom of the "Honey Do" lists she wrote, the Hemispherical Candle of Tuit creates a nagging feeling that something is left undone in the minds of those who breathe the smoke. This nagging feeling persists until they get around do doing something they've been putting off for some time.

The candle is, in appearance, half of a red ball, the wick protruding from the top. Go to Comment
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Pieh's comment on 2008-10-03 12:20 PM
76. Candle of Sobering
A thick scented candle that sobers and calms those who bask in it's glow. Works for about one table at a time, but might not affect everyone. Sometimes used secretly by Bartenders to prevent fights in their bars. They have also be purchased by men who have work in the moring, or wives who have had one-too-many and don't want their husbands to know. A nice smelling, and not very suspicious, way of sobering up, or just relaxing, a rowdy group.

Cross posted from the BARFIGHT! by MoonHunter. Given credit to Pieh, as it was his post. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-11-18 09:26 AM
45. Candle of Noisome Fume
This two foot long tapered candle is often found mixed in with a box of mundane candles that are typically used to illuminate temples and the homes of the wealthy. Once lit, close inspection reveals a greenish wisp of smoke coming from the candle as it burns. The effect is mild at first, but the longer the candle burns the more obvious and obnoxious the smell becomes. Children and the elderly are more likely to be effected first. The scent lingers for several days after the candle has been extinguished.

46. Candle of the Assassin
This candle looks quite ordinary, typical of the type used for night time illumination at a desk or study. The fumes of the candle are highly toxic due to the special herbs that have been distilled into the wax of the candle. The victim will pass out due to the fumes in 3D6 minutes, and after passing out there is a cumulutive 5% chance of death per minute after passing out. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-11-18 09:27 AM
What Muro said. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-12 09:28 PM
20.Arsonist's Candle-A few minites after being lit, this candle fires a miniture fireball which is strong enough to set curtains in fire.
21.Cupid's Candle-This candle casts a mild love spell on people of the opposite sex to the lovemaker, but it only works when they are within six feet of the candle and when it is lit. Attemps to be too pushy will break the spell. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-13 12:24 PM
I want to add more to this scroll soon. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-13 12:26 PM
What is wrong with my typing today? Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-13 04:48 PM
31-Candle of Sleep

This candle when lit emits a potent vapour that makes those within range of it's light intensly sleepy. The largest of these can put people to sleep within thirty seconds, and those affected will remain asleep until the candle goes out.

32-Candle of Brat

When lit it makes those within six feet of it grumpy, demanding and convinced that they are the most important people in the entire world. Murders have happened because of the evil effects of this candle.

33-Candle of Theology

This candles evoke strong religious feelings in people, even in agnostics and atheists. If the person is allready very religious it can turn them insanely so to the point where the person becomes a holy warrior for their faith and a danger to those not of their faith. Unscrupulous priests and bishops often fill their churches and cathedrals with these to gain more worshippers. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-14 12:39 PM
36-Candle of Undead Warning

This one flickers and it's light turns green when undead of any kind, from brainless zombies right up to mighty litches, are in the area within ten feet of it. It merely warns about the Undead, it does not keep them away.

37-Candle of Itch

This orange candle causes everyone nearby to start scratching themselves raw, unless they have strong self control. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-10-03 08:19 PM


77. Candle of Drunkeness



The opposite of the Candle of Sobering, this candle strengthens the effects of alcohol drunk with it's light. Used by inkeepers against rival inns to cause fights on the premises, by date rapists to get women drunk and by those who want to get drunk as quickly as possible.

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Cheka Man's comment on 2009-02-17 01:52 PM
78-Candle of Ghost Summoning

The candle when lit will summon a ghost that the summoner wants summoned. It does not control the ghost, and not all ghosts are happy to be summoned, so it is best to draw out a pentacle for safety and to remember that sometimes ghosts tell lies.

79-Candle of Impersonation

This candle when lit will let someone look and sound like someone else. If it is kept lit for too long the person will start thinking that they really are the other person, and when it goes out, the person turns back fully into himself or herself. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-02-03 08:49 PM
54-Candle of Procrastination

When this candle is lit, anyone within six feet of it will become lazy, and unable to concentrate on anything. It can be used to make people fail exams, for example.

55-Candle of Good Dreams

If lit and the person who lit it manages to get to sleep, it will prevent them from having nightmares. However, the next two times they go to sleep without lighting that candle first, their dreams will be horrible. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-02-09 10:55 AM
65- Candle of Coldfire
When lit this blue candle will rapidly cool down an area of several feet around it, and burns with the flame of Coldfire dancing on the wick. It is useful for preserving foodstuffs, being lit around a dead body laid out in state to slow decay, as air conditioning in a hot area or to make a dungeon paticularly nasty to be locked up in. A burn from this flame causes frostbite. Fires caused by this candle that get out of control are very hard to fight as they turn water poured on them to ice.

66- Candle of Lotion

When lit, a person wearing lotion who wants to wipe it off is unable to. Useful in a hospital setting for those with itchy rashes.

Two thirds of the 101 have now been done. (roughly.) Go to Comment
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