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Orb of Knowledge Absorption
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axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-25 05:09 PM
I like this one, it is clear, well written and would be central to any number of plots. However it does require you to accept the conceit that nobody in the library has found its true nature yet. The more I read of the Corvus setting the more I enjoy it. It has as very classic style to it. But again there are questions. This Orb is just a knowledge sponge, not a scientist. If it tests not knowledge and performs no empirical studies of things how does it organize and rank the knowledge? How does it seperate fact from lore etc?

So if I ask the Orb "Does prolactin passed through the breast milk effect thymus development in young males?" How will it answer. Go to Comment
Orb of Knowledge Absorption
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axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-10 01:39 AM
Remember, this is on a pre-industrial age world (like most fantasies are), thus we can not apply Industrial, Modern, and Post-Modern filters to them.

Isn't saying we need to consider the setting and the source before determining meaning and value a Post-modern filter? Go to Comment
Orb of Knowledge Absorption
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axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-10 05:26 PM
if you want to go down this road....

weren't you asking that we seek meaning or at least find our standard for meaning and thus reality in a contextual light (i.e. within a fantasy setting)?

can you answer question about his post definitively even though you didn't write and thus may not understand the vision of its creator?

Can you explain how Derrida would have approached the question of what it means to know something, and would his definition be different if the subject he was describing existed in different periods of popular thought (he actually dealt with I believe)?

at any rate, i dig that the it is just a ball of limited knowledge, not a ball of truth. Go to Comment
Orb of Knowledge Absorption
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axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-13 05:48 PM
Thus does understanding the piece require an understanding of and a relationship with the author?

Does it enhance one's understanding of the piece?

This piece deals with knowledge and perhaps truth, have you been saying to that to truth and knowledge are based upon the context?

How is context different then a paradigm? Go to Comment
The Attatched
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ephemeralstability's comment on 2004-06-12 04:09 PM
One bear to bring them all and in the darkness bind them...

Nice item for a twisted horror campaign.

5/5

ephe! Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2004-06-14 07:54 AM
A well-written story, and effects, and all fits together. Good item with black irony added. I'll be more careful around teddies from now.

The only thing I sort of disliked is, that it's yet another another item that makes you go mad and obessesed with its keeping. An original 'outfit' (rings are already little trusted in this regard...), but still the same thing. 4/5 because of it. Go to Comment
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Agar's comment on 2004-06-13 12:50 PM
I went ahead and gave this a 5/5 even though we all know that the teletubbies and barney already have this effect on anyone under 4. ;)

Good work. I love it. Go to Comment
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-06-12 10:47 AM
Bizarre, dark, and slightly creepy.
Who knows what those teddy bears in the store window could be thinking?
*shudders*

5/5! Go to Comment
The Attatched
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2005-03-31 08:04 PM
The part I like most of all is "DO NOT TOUCH HIM, HE IS MINE!" Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2004-06-13 12:47 AM
From simple chats do scary things grow.

I may just have to take this plot whole cloth and stick poor Amy with it. This will make an interesting Christmas Episode as "This years must have" all have the spirit in them.

(www.rpol.net - Contemporary - Slayer's Dreams) Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-03-31 09:18 AM
Very Lovecroftian (is that a word?)

Love it

5/5 Go to Comment
The Attatched
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Chaosmark's comment on 2006-10-26 05:48 PM
Interesting. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-06-16 09:35 PM
Memorable, somber, morbid, and brilliant! Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2014-06-12 11:07 AM
Really good. Seems to me it would fit in the Garage Sale from Hell as well. Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-12-24 10:45 PM
Simple, twisted, and scary once people realize the depths of the items power.

Having this item be cherished above all others by a well known rogue could easily lead to many greedy chars attempting to steal it for themselves. "If the leader of the thieves guild value it that highly it *has* to be worth a fortune!"

I am curious though if the demonic possession of the creature makes it indestructible or if it simply teleports away when damage to itself is imminent. Go to Comment
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-22 11:32 PM


I'm personally not fond of the item, as others have said there are many objects that drive a person mad with desire for it. It is well presented, and its incarnation as a teddy bear adds that nice creepy feeling. I do wish it weren't pink, that just screams "I have something wrong with me and you should pay attention!" The detailing of the deamon is nice as well, and actually provides some reasoning beyond "he's an evil deamon".


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Twigs of Rot
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2004-06-01 08:08 AM
Regarding manfred's observation and Shadoweagle's reply.

You could indeed destroy an entire forest with little trouble and it wouldn't cost you any bows at all. You simply walk through the forest touching each tree with the arrow - no need to shoot the trees at all. Result - one dead forest.

This make the item much too powerful to be allowed in any campaign I run (or play in for that matter).

Nice back story though. Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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manfred's comment on 2004-05-31 07:11 AM
...and if you use it with a bow, you better use it fast! ;)

But such an arrow may be dangerous to the trees.You use it on one, and then on another, and another... without fire, without noticing, a single arrow may cause terrible damage to a forest, if someone is willing to use it enough times. Imagine finding such a piece of the woods, without any trace of fire or axe. What will a druid suppose? Black magic certainly. And so are the adventurers called, etc, etc, etc... Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-05-31 04:53 PM
Hmmm. Odd.

4/5. Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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Shadoweagle's comment on 2004-05-31 07:16 AM
:) Yep. Karamus made this item for a noble cause, but that does not mean people with darker intents won't use it for desctruction. But destroying a forest is gonna take a hell of a lot of bows if it destroys one per firing. Go to Comment
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