its a really good submission i can see this being usefull, as it has its drawbacks as well as its good points.
what if someone accidently gets some on themselves?, will they stay the way they are moulded for ever or what?
all in all a very good submission: 4.5/5 Go to Comment
What about the 'original' Storm God? Does he take lightly to this impersonation, or is he amused by it? Or perhaps, he does not exist (being merely a personification of storms), the Globe just filled this vacuum in power?
Well so far the real diety has not smitten down the globe. maybe he likes what the Globe is doing, making the Druids a stronger faith. Maybe he is admused that his followers are so gullable that a magik item can fool them. Maybe he is so pissed that he has effectively abandoned them to their own devices.
In my mind, the world has Gods that are far removed from the tiny world or are nothing my semi-mystical constructs of belief... being nothing more than a foci for magik). so there is no God to be upset about it.
This is a very cool item. I think the wonderfully annoying nuances of the thing kind of make up for how powerful it is. The only thing I would dispute is protection from cold damage. I would say cold would do extra damage. When you can do 18d6 damage, what more can you really ask for? :P Go to Comment
Nice item, although a bit more powerful than I'd like. One way I might scale it back a tiny touch would be to give it a healing abliity. What? Yeah, a healing ability. When a character takes a large amount of damage or otherwise acquires a "bleeding" wound, the ring caduarizes (sp?) it for them to stop the bleeding. It deals another point or two in the healing process, but does stop that blood loss. To make it a drawback, the ring will heal EVERY wound inflicted, no matter how small, if the ring is NOT placed over the wearers heart when he draws his weapon.
I love it. The item has a lot of very mundane properties that are a hinderance and at the same time a benefit. It is submissions like this I am looking for. While it does have a huge ability to cast the fireball type spell so many times a day, it is still a well balanced item.
Instead of being able to read anything any scholar is reading 'near' them, I would just say that anything that their light illuminates, even a little, is instantly available for them to see/read/understand.
Nobody would steal them since they go out when they leave the library and are useless.
Unless you require them to be a set, I would think that they would want to split up and travel as best they could. While the great library is no doubt great, it is still limited in the days of rare books. Since they can manipulate people, it would seem to me that they would find another scholar that traveled just to view the library, who has access to or owns his own library, and convince him to take the orb and open up yet another door of knowledge for all the orbs since they can communicate over any distance. They would continue to do this and travel anywhere that has the promise of more books to read.
For an intelligent orb that is thirsty for knowledge, don't see them settling in a place where they have already read everything. Their thirst would be unquencheable and they would use their manipulations to seek more knowledge...no? Go to Comment