quite Roman Empire-ish obviously, which is nice. I like the concept of haunted foot-wear. Nicely conjures an image of a forlorn legionnaire-spirit gazing, unnoticed, at a sandle wearer, contemplating the man's nature, and judging his actions.
if i had to nit-pick, I'd say that despite the fact that i love learning new words, in this case, Caligae(!), I think 'Sandals of the Eagle Legion', may have been a catchier, more regal title, too many g's and l's otherwise. Like I said, nitpick :)
Of course since this was inspired by my favorite sub of all time, how can I not like it?
Perhaps if a decendant of the cursed Senechal were to unknowingly don these shoes, he would end up being walked off a cliff. Later the PC's find the poor fool, evidently a suicide or other form of foul play. Perhaps they need to investigate the truth - it would be an interesting mini-mystery.
"Hmm, look at his nails - they are broken and lots of dirt under them - looks like he grabbed the edge before he fell...." Go to Comment
Nice submission, makes me think of Moon's Autumndale Trees or my own Limberlost submissions. The imagry is nice, though the exploitation and despoiling of nature meme has been done quite a bit. Go to Comment
Real World: some Indians in the Amazon treat their eyes with a traditional potion applied with palm leaves. Brutally painful, the drug alters vision, giving the jungle's dense green walls greater texture and dimension. You could adapt this to desert or swamps, or other hard to navigate regions.