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.
A nice plot, Shadoweagle! The king can be easily replaced with the local lord, etc. And warns strongly against senseless killing. Go to Comment
...maybe Fue'mer was _helped_ down that stair, I think...
A very interesting item, with good limitations. The creation process must certainly involve the individual it is made for.
Surely it is expensive and hard to produce. Could an existing eye might be 'adopted'? It might have little flaws, though... like seeing occassional ghostly images from the former owners, even from their deaths... Go to Comment
Hmm, I dont think that would work. But an idea stemming from THAT idea is, perhaps someone holding the eye gets the vision from the owners OTHER eye! So if the holder recognises the surroundings, he could know where that person is. :) Nice. Go to Comment
Strangely sinister. Another twist...maybe if you replace Duke Demolius with Lady Demolia, she could at some later date fall in love with a man with "auburn hair, dark-brown eyes, the height of 184 centimeters, slightly muscular"... He would never understand why it was she was so possessive of him, why she shuddered and panicked whenever there was a slight unexplained breeze. Maybe she would hire the players to protect him but obviously be unable to explain what it is she's so worried about...