The title drew me in like a moth to flame. The fact that the necromancer in question has to be of relation to the unfortunate fetus is a magnificently eeevil touch. The food or not food designation is also nice and primal. Harsh. Pure. Real magic! I am a big fan of limb sacrifice when evoking true undead. The root is creepy and fascinating and the book is sublime!!
This is like Lankhmar meets Vincent Price. I guess my only question would be why use the actual Ool Hrusp and Nehwon reference?
Nice stuff. It's remarkable how a Star-Child's innate clear-sight can be put to such widely different uses as the Queen's Chalice and the Mirrors. I'd eventually like to see more relics of the church that use this.
My first guess is that most Star-Children would die from curiosity rather than foul-play (they see something that fascinates them on the world below and get just a liiiitle too close to the edge . . .). Being born of deities of overwhelming goodness, it should take a lot to twist a Star-Child to evil purposes. I do wonder what an evil Star-Child would look like, and what properties the metal from its body would have. Go to Comment
I would say that the moonlight is required for the chalice to function, and Lytharian's orb would do the trick. But it might viewed as "cheating" the Silver Queen, in a sense, and would only be done if deemed extremely necessary. Go to Comment
This is simply beautiful -- exactly in line with my thoughts on the Silver Queen. The only part I would change is where you say that her love is "bordering on obsession". While all those who are deeply in love might be considered obsessed, it's not really a nice way of putting it . . .
A few questions: does this cup require light to work, or will it function even underground as long as the appropriate phase of the moon is happening above ground? What would happen if it was exposed to moonlight from a different source -- say from one of Lytharian's orbs? Go to Comment
Sweet, and lots of ways it could be emended for different campaigns. Love the idea of the contents changing with the moon - of course, in a setting where the planet has more than one moon, things could get really complicated. :) Go to Comment
Expansion from the Horse Brass item: Specific Armor charms.
Cooling Touch Charm: protects horse against extreme heat, and fire, magical and mundane
Jove's Favor: tin charm shaped by a lightning bolt that protects a horse primarily from natural lightning, but also potentially from lightning based attacks. In real life, lightning kills quite a few horses and cattle a year.
Hermes' Blessing: gold charm that grants the horse magic resistance, and perhaps immunity to cantrip level magics.
Vulcan's Steed: This large iron charm in epic fashion renders the steed invulnerable to iron weapons. Such things clatter off of the animal's hide like twigs.