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
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.
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
These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!
Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.
A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.
[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!
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