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Twigs of Rot
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
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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Shadoweagle's comment on 2004-05-31 06:02 PM
lol - if it's plantlife, it will slaughter it, Echo :) So in a world with dangerous plants, entrapping vines which suck your blood and and bulbs that uproot themselves and chase you, these arrows would be quite useful. Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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Shadoweagle's comment on 2004-06-01 07:16 PM
True, Anonymous. But even still, a decent sized forest will take a lifetime to raze. Say one walks at a leisurely pace, and does not stop for any rests, 10 hours a day. The average person walks at 3-5 km/h so at their best, that is 50 kilometers IN A STRAIGHT LINE. If they are going to take out a small line, this would mean zig-zagging around. Forests can be hundreds of kilometers squared. It would take a lifetime to take out an entire forest. And dont think you could get 200 people to do this - there were only 200 arrows ever made and they have since been divided over the world, between millions of people. You might get 2-3 arrows, tops. The best thing in terms of destroying a forest I can think of, is that it would be good to make a small clearing (like the loggers did) in a very short amount of time, which would stop anything from coming at you from above.

Thanks for the comment, however ;) Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-05-31 08:39 AM
Does this stuff work on treants? Shambling mounds? Giant venus mantraps? The brain-sucking tree-aliens of Omikron Beta 5? Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-05-06 03:49 PM
I wonder why I didn't vote on this before? Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-30 10:16 PM
I'm not sure why the arrows themselves didnt get destroyed, but "magic" suffices for me. I'm willing to let that slip because I love the rest of this post. Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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valadaar's comment on 2006-09-13 10:31 AM
Now, all one would have to use is one of those middle-eastern composite bows created mostly out of horn, or at least the portion of the bow where the arrow touches.

Sentiant plant beings should be able to resist the attack similar to normal death spells. Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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dark_dragon's comment on 2007-05-08 02:30 AM
Thanks for the bump, Cheka, wouldn't have found this otherwise. Cool item, Shadoweagle, but man... these elves sound pretty evil! Go to Comment
Twigs of Rot
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caesar193's comment on 2013-06-30 03:07 PM
A useful tool. Would it work on paper, or perhaps papyrus? I assume it would, since both are plant-based. So these, if fire wasn't on possible (stealth mission with guard right over there, and you have to destroy the top secret documents here), could be useful for destroying letters and stuff. Go to Comment
Weaves of Caging
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
ephemeralstability's comment on 2004-05-28 11:59 AM
Argh! Who gave this item a 3? It's a superb item with a good backstory and a nice otherworldly feel to it.

5/5

ephe! Go to Comment
Weaves of Caging
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-05-30 08:38 PM
Interesting. Not a terribly interesting backstory, not an incredibly original concept (Trap the soul! Trap the soul!), but I'll give it a...

4/5. Go to Comment
Weaves of Caging
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-05-28 02:56 AM
This kind of goes well thematically with the Prism of the Adamant Magistrate and my Prison Lens - couldn't an entire prison system be erected around these items?
The Prism of the Adamant magistrate lets the person live and learn, as he is provided books and other input - it could be used for re-education and brainwashing.
The Prison Lens is more unreliable and gruesome, being truly hard to control and horrible if it decides to act on its own.
This here item is reliable like clockwork, and ... just another rug when not in use :D
BUT it is the third such item in succession, therefore I will think of which is better before rating this...

Still, the 'hurt the image, hurt the person inside' factor could be put to use...think of publick savoury beatings or executions even a child can attend, as just an image of the victim is decapitated/beaten! Then, the prisoner is released to suffer his pain or to be buried.

Ewwwww. Go to Comment
Weaves of Caging
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-04-15 07:58 AM
Weaves of Caging
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-05-12 12:36 PM
It could be used by kidnappers. Go to Comment
Weaves of Caging
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valadaar's comment on 2013-02-22 11:10 AM
This is a really great item with lots of potential!

Things like this are why I detest a 'boolean' detect magic spell. Different levels of magic should be more difficult to detect, some trivial, some _nearly_ impossible, but never completely impossible.


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Weaves of Caging
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Kassy's comment on 2013-06-04 06:28 AM
Weaves of Caging
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-04 05:56 AM
An item useful both as background material and for having more active role in a setting. Personally, I really like all types of mundane or utility items. Go to Comment
The Accursed Heirloom
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manfred's comment on 2004-05-24 05:44 AM
What if they have really done it?

Illusions (sorry Captain, magic!) can be a strange thing. The party might be unknowingly masked as demons, or other very strange and dangerous creatures, and the surprised hunting party as weak goblins, along with poor equipment and all. Many PCs would not charge directly, but separate and kill the goblins, which may defeat even tough kings' guardiens. Yes, they gave off some squeaks for help, that were not understood, but ignored.

This variant requires a powerful illusionist, that secretly helps the group all the time, but won't be suspected from killing the king. And they may even discover that head is actually the kings...


Hmmm, suddenly I don't like this idea that much. Too cruel for most purposes, might be tried if the group has done something else terribly wrong, and escaped.

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A nice plot, Shadoweagle! The king can be easily replaced with the local lord, etc. And warns strongly against senseless killing. Go to Comment
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