This could also be a Castle Falkenstein item as well. I like the period and the period plus magic and or steam punk elements is quite fun.
I like the basic item and its conception. The lovely detail added by some of the example items were a nice touch. The piece is well written, with nice details, and minor dramatic hooks. The NPC almost deserves to be written up. Go to Comment
Nicely done and executed. Nice dramatic points. The details are prevolent... and a little work needs to be done to adapt it... as you have to find a local equivalent in your world. Still a great idea. Paws Up! Go to Comment
A place made for political games and meetings. I like the curse, and touch of eunuchs being in charge gives the history an ironic undertone. Excellent; also a good excuse to put a great palace full of treasures within reach without fearing your PC's will rob it. ;)
I can imagine the odd worshipper of gold coming to this temple to honour the thought and enjoy the sight. Sometimes, they could even bring a bit of gold to add to the treasure, knowing well it cannot be taken away anymore; what other offering for the god (goddess?) of Gold is there? The eunuchs running the place know of them, and leave them as harmless fools. Of course, should anyone ever manage to break the curse, he will earn undying revenge of those influential and wealthy men.
Oh, and any goldsmith may also want to visit the place, to take inspiration from the beauty, and practice his trade by repairing anything damaged. It could be an excellent place to train apprentices, teaching them honesty most easily.
Plot hook: not far from the Palace, you find a dead magpie (or any bird or beast that likes shiny things), a piece of gold still clutching in her claws. Will you take the risk and transport it back? Or leave it lying, not knowing who will find it and bring upon himself the curse? Go to Comment