I think this is a very well-thought out item. It has uses beyond the typical cursed, or "magical" item as well. I can imagine a plethora of uses in my own games which could use this as a very interesting roleplay hook. Good job, Shadow!
If you have a party who value role-play more than scything down legions of enemies, then this is an excellent tool to establish some more tension, say, a character growing fond of an enemy first through the dagger, but then realizing on his own that the 'villain' is not too bad anyway.. :D Go to Comment
El mucho wow. I find this submission quite interesting, not the least of which is the turn-around assassin. I, for one, never thought the woman was the assassin until she murdered the necromancer. The weapon itself is quite interesting and unique, however, I'm not entirely sure why it gained the properties that it did. I understand how, but not the why. Was the assassin using it to manipulate the necromancer?
As for the army, note the effect's short duration. As for the children, much depends on how quickly the "chocolate" proves lethal... anyway it would be hard to gather a sufficient number of children without becoming too suspicious.
Also, think of the amount of the stuff needed... there have to be many freshly deceased undead, with the spell cast quickly on them, to create the base of this item.
Conquering the world ain't that easy. If it were so, I would be already your only lord and master... or some other Citadelian. :)
But certainly, it is a gruesome thought, worthy of an evil Necromancer. Go to Comment
While setting up camp for the night, the PC's are aproached by another group of adventurers who seem nice enough. The road is somewhat dangerous and the other group suggests camping together. The two bands split watches, one adventurer from each group watching at once. The night goes by without incident, the next day the PC's travel with the other group as they are going the same way.
The group consists of Hordel the ranger, who is skilled with the bow. Hordel is a quiet man who speaks little but appears quite skilled. Dremar is a barbarian who is a little excentric, he seems to be an excasive drinker and thiunk that battle is the solution to everything. He appears to be a stout and powerful fighter with his greataxe. Ferrin is the leader of the group, a rouge by trade. He is daft and witty, speaking with the PCs often and asking many questions. He fights with finesse with his rapier. Preminitat as a cleric but he will not say which god he worships. He uses his spells to empower and heal his party and fights with a club. He sticks close to Ferrin. Ferrin is a great talker and tells much of himself and his party, but asks even more about the history and capabilities of the PCs. He tells of some adventures his party has had, and they seem like an interesting group of mercenaries. Hordel is quite and has little interest in speaking with the PCs, he ignores most questions. He spends a lot of time with Dremar and sometimes Ferrin. Dremar seems to not care about any questions ansked to him, nor does he seem to know the answers. He seems battle hardened and is a simple man. Preminitat rarely starts conversations but will speak with the PCs. However, some of his accounts of the party's history seem to condradict those of Ferrin.
The Party spends another night and day with Ferrin's group. One of four things can happen on the third night.
1: While eating dinner around the fire, Ferrin gets into an argument with one of the PCs when he/she mentions the discepincies between Ferrin's stories and Preminitat's.
2: Hordel gets mad after repeated questioning about his life from the PCs.
3. Preminitat gets mad after repeated questioning from the PCs about what god he worships.
4: One of the PCs rejects the offer of a drink from Dremar and he takes it as an insult.
All of these scenarios result in a battle between the parties. If Ferrin's party is defeated and still lives he swears vengance. His party may then cross paths with the adventurers again.