This is the kind of magic item that MUs should be making. Why slave away for twenty years creating a magic sword you and yours can't use - and nobody can really re-emburse you for your time spent (and lack of lifespan after), when you can do a few days work and sell the results for big bucks.
This is the kind of magic item you will find in my world. Go to Comment
Maybe there is a fixed number of souls and maybe, over time, due to the extensive use of undead, people start getting sick and die young. This would create the need for even more undead to do the work and in turn speed op the disease rate..
This could bring the kingdom to a rapid end. Maybe the only way to survive for those people would be to find a small group of survivors of the orcish war that moved underground during thast war and survived. They could have adapted themselves so well to their small underground village. Maybe even so well that it is impossible for them to live above the ground. Go to Comment
The Valley of Undead is well advertised by legends and spooky stories, but right, accidents happen.
Wilful destruction of the property of someone has the usual consequences - the perpetrators could end up in jail or be sued for compensation - which can be quite expensive if they "defeat hordes of ravenous undead".
Yes, life after death can be exchanged for cash while living, however, few do so. My idea was to make them serve until they break down, but to make them serve only for x years is even better... thanks!
And I don't think the ruling council would be hot on such an arrangement. ;) Go to Comment
Nice idea. Although it would be very creepy for an unsespecting group of adventurers to shamble into one of the towns not knowing the laws and destroy a group of undead.
What are the penalties of such an act? And can you exchange your life after death for more ammenities in life? Only ruling council are voted in if they have their undead card? Kind of like a donor card? You need money, you will agree to be raised for x amount years depending on how much you want/ need. Go to Comment
"The Orcish Occupation took more than three hundred years." This right here was my favorite part. It blindsided me, and makes the entire submission utterly reek of realism. A simple, expedient solution is adopted "for the duration", and ends up changing the entire society when the duration is about 4-5 generations.
For normal campaigns it use might be limited depending on the duration required to be still before the true effect comes into play. I would probably make it, once discovered, as easy to do the camoflauge as the masking effect. I picture somebody sneaking across a battlefield with it and it is a gruesome thought.
Could be used for hunters as well. Could be the perfect thing on farms and such with pastures to lure in the deadly surrounding predators that have been eating their sheep/cows etc.. Sort of like bait to draw them in for the kill. Could make a couple gold pieces doing that for some villages over run. Go to Comment