I like that one. Say new idiots in town. See a rich swank dude walking around like he owns the place talking his uppity talk. Maybe he annoys them or something so they see an opening to get a killer ransom.
If the PC's are of the unscrupulous persuasion, rival could maybe convince the PC's to swipe the kid for an easy buck, or rob his person or home.
PC's good guys then the local law may have been trying to capture Fullick for years (too smart to do it themselves), and find the PC's ignorace of who he is perfect. Send the PC's to break into his house to look for damning evidence of some sort or something like that. Fullick finds out and uh oh. Go to Comment
This suggestion is just insane, but I'm bored. What if he has a child, and someone who doesn't realize quite who he is (jealous/hateful rival, member of opposing Thieves' Guild, etc.) kidnaps the child? You could get into all sorts of messes that way... Go to Comment
So, from what I gather, Tolky never opened the bag, possibly knowing what would happen.
One of Tolky's crew decided to keep it for himself, so opened the bag, closed it, placed a copy of the bag in its place (Tolky would never open the bag and so the theft would not be discovered in time) and fled with the stone.
Dredged from the depths of the citadel. Another one of my finer pieces that I toiled over for hours and hours. This one was a one-off that we used in one of our games and had some fun with. That unvoted list is a wonder isn't it. :) Go to Comment
Simple, but effective in some circumstances. Most jewellers I've run always have sufficient guards to discourage crime, so this item would need to be area-effect to be useful in such circumstances. Go to Comment
But it made you think....isn't that really the point of many of these things? If you had a case to use it then it's merit is obvious, if you don't then unless you are immediately creative it's merit is lost on you. The body does as your world needs it to do, and the spirit lives and dies as is necessary for your plot. It is simply another unique tool to be used or not used depending on ypur requirements and if you had a place to use it, your questions would be answered easily as your personal needs for the item would dictate them. Go to Comment
Not really intended for character uses I don't think. More for something they come across. Perhaps see it being used by a holy man in some ritual. Then later that man comes to them with intimate knowledge of something they have done. Bribe them? Warn them? Go to Comment
What would happen if the bowl dried out, the user was trapped as a spirit, and then his body was killed in some manner? Assassination, accident, heart failure, etc. The user would probably be trapped as a ghost, which could lead to some interesting complications when the bowl was next used. (Probably years later). Go to Comment
Could be useful if the players need to contact someone on the spiritual plane or some spiritual figure far away from them. Might also be useful to fake a death. Noble or other target could use the bowl, then observe the party presenting his lifeless body to the person who hired the assassin (possibly the party themselves!). After seeing the proof themselves, even the most doubting of persons would know who wanted them dead. Go to Comment