There is now a way to make this item logical, and give it a background!
Truth is, it was created during the first boom period of the Chalice Bearers. The records do not make it clear, whether it was commissioned by the Maidens, or someone intending to replace them - it is only sure it was a costly failure. Making the viewers sad worked well, much better than desired in fact. Making the wearer feel bad was definitely not the plan.
Since then was the cloak safely stashed away somewhere... or maybe not. :) Go to Comment
You could say that it was harvested from the skin of the horrible Sadsack Demon of the Fourth Circle of Hell, and that all who look upon it are forced into visions of Will Ferrel in a too-small leprechaun outfit, dancing.
Even that would be better than a pointless curse, and it would be more original too. Go to Comment
The first comment that comes to mind is what would happen if the cloak was put on a dead body? Would that be enough to instigate the magic, or would it just be a magic cloak on a cadaver? Short and sweet too. Go to Comment
A group of individuals* gather up and search for, "The rod of Lordly Might." Here's the catch, no just any individual is welcomed. There will be a meeting on sundown* in an old bar. As it is, a war is going on between the Eastern Front, and the Western Front. The bar/tavern is in the middle of both lands.
On the same night of the meeting, there's another meeting with the Red Rose (Eastern) and the Black rose (Western).
Once on the mission, there will be other individuals met and given information... there will not be an easy destiny, but nonetheless and adventure to remember.
I used INDIVIDUALS for the fact that you can be any species (just keep away from the elemental and supernatural creatures.). Here are some suggestions: Vampire/ress, Adhiel (Elf), Half-Adhiel (Half-Elf), Orc, Human, Half-Human...
Please do not be: Orc, Troll, Frost/Forest/Urban/Dessert Monsters, Giants, and Titans. Note that you can still be one, just preferably not one.
I used SUNDOWN for a realistic reason (Vamps, Giants, and others meet at night). You don't meet someone who works for the Eastern/Western Kings during the day. I expect some drunks, bar fights, and bloodshed in the story. Mild or no Language is acceptable (unless unexceptable by the MODS).