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Ring of Disappearance
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manfred's comment on 2007-01-30 03:17 PM
One body is fine, less hassle in explaining.

Of course, a firm believer would just claim that it is the remains of the elements that make up the spirit, and were the effect of the ring stronger, it would simply displace the whole person elsewhere. But as it is, dividing the essences between two worlds cannot work forever - and ends up dividing them in a most tragic way.

Rebuttal rebutted. Or...? :) Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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Iain's comment on 2007-01-30 04:18 PM
Really like this item - as well as it's good properties (and its tie-in to Elemental Theory!) I like a "realistic" explanation of invisibility other than the usual light-bends-around you one. Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-02-03 11:08 AM
Nice piece, I like the elemental aspect given to the normally mundane Ring of invisibility. Good work. Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-01-30 06:40 PM
Not a ring to use too often. Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2007-02-02 04:40 PM
This has so much potential it screams use me. Obliterating a PC is a bit much, but hey Im a fatalistic GM I like it. Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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Murometz's comment on 2007-02-03 09:56 AM
nice one, val! An alternative twist on invisibility, and a good one at that. Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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valadaar's comment on 2007-01-30 02:52 PM
As to seperate dimensions or a single one, I didn't think about that, but one seems logical to me.

The 'body' would be in an odd state - being fire,earth and water - basically a 'Caloric' elemental, but it would lack any 'spirit' to animate it. I suppose an evil spirit could poach the Caloric body, again trapping the ring user in it's semi air form.


From Theory of Elements
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Thirdly come the four tertiary elements, the great fluids that permeate all things. These are each formed by the fusion, in equal parts, of the quintessence of three primary elements. They are Caloric (Earth, Water, Fire), Ether (Air, Water, Fire), Phlogiston (Fire, Earth, Air) and Vital Essence or Vitality (Water, Earth, Air).
..


It is built with the concepts discussed in Ians' Theory of Elements in mind or more specifically, the rebuttal I added to his sub insisting that Spirit is indeed a pure element, and not a combination of the four (which, by the way, this ring would prove by it's existance :) ) Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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valadaar's comment on 2007-01-30 08:03 PM
Up to you just how long is too long :) Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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valadaar's comment on 2007-02-02 06:25 PM
Other notes:

Even stuck in 'ghost' form, they retain about 25% of their strength and may be able to communicate their fate to others, though they are little more then a weak air elemental. Depending on the magic available in the campaign, there may be spells to undo the effect.

Sages or wizards highly skilled in Elemental magic may be able to detect the design flaw if they research the ring.

A simple plot idea could be the attempt to reunit someone who has been diselementized (new word?) - maybe even the ring's original creator. Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-02-02 02:47 PM
The faint runes on the ring's edge were barely legible... "Warning: The Surgeon General has determined that invisibility can be hazardous to your health. Do not use if pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Not for use by those with heart conditions or lack of heart conditions..."

If the PCs don't expect the ring's dangerous side, this one could be nasty. On one hand (the "Nice GM"), it would be cruel to "hose" a PC that way; on the other hand (the "Not-quite-so-nice GM"), it would serve them right for using a powerful magic item without doing some research.

If they aren't paranoid when they find a ring sitting on the floor in an empty corridor, they haven't read "The Lord of the Rings" lately... Go to Comment
Ring of Disappearance
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Ramhir's comment on 2010-09-25 12:02 PM
A good remake of the ring of invisibility, Val. I like it. Perhaps the ring has tiny bits of the previous wearers consciousness and radiates a faint feeling of foreboding? Go to Comment
Elziphar of Saliadonia
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manfred's comment on 2007-06-27 04:43 PM
Really entertaining! Wulf said it already well.

What I can add is the thought that maybe the school doesn't work as well for other spellcasters (of course will his superiors want it for their most trusted agents). Either
a) he has the rare gift without which the spells have little power, or
b) he is the only one actually able to do it (and that means something even more unusual is in play)

In either case, poor Elziphar will never be allowed to leave that place.

Great submission, val. Go to Comment
Elziphar of Saliadonia
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-06-27 12:41 PM
"We have ways of making you laugh!" Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-07-06 07:07 PM
I have been waiting patiently for someone to tackle the Geloscopist, and I really like your take on this concept, val.

nice line! for some of the beast was carried also on the wings of their laughter...

funny line! (putting emphasis on the words 'tried' and 'true') Unlike other forms of tried and true divinations - reading entrails, numerology and dozens of other forms, Geloscopy was an obvious crock.

He is an interesting NPC to say the least. I wonder what foul secrets he may divine from this eldritch horror he studies...

Of course, Elziphar and the Geloscopy school of magic, can provide countless amusement(sorry) and further plot hooks in a game. This is the type of sub I would come back to again and again, because new ideas can always arise from this. Tonight, I will ponder the powers of Geloscopy! There are a few minor spelling thingies and uneven sentences, but otherwise, great!

btw, do you mean Thaumurgy or Thaumaturgy? Go to Comment
Elziphar of Saliadonia
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valadaar's comment on 2007-06-27 12:42 PM
LOL! Yes you do! Go to Comment
Elziphar of Saliadonia
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valadaar's comment on 2012-10-02 01:45 PM
Update: Just testing Go to Comment
Elziphar of Saliadonia
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-06-27 12:06 PM
I like this guy: An eccentric mage in way over his head, with the nasty leadership of a foreign land abusing his abilities, he could be used several ways.

I doubt that he would be able to send a message out through a trusted friend, as the Theosian spymasters would watch his actions very closely: He knows too much. Despite that, keeping a wizard pent up without blocking his powers is always a dangerous game. Even the most humble of spells may be used to smuggle a message to friendly ears. A simple cantrip could be used to obscure the true words of a note until they have safely passed the censor's eyes, and codes are as child's play to a man who has deciphered the eldritch manuscripts of the ancient sages.

If he managed to escape, the ensuing hunt would be quite deadly. Those helping him would need to evade dangers both subtle and overt: Soldiers and spies, traitors and informants. Go to Comment
Formuo Magi Savant
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manfred's comment on 2007-01-17 01:25 PM
Now this is a roleplaying challange of the finest kind. Power coupled with irresponsibility, and a man with the mind of a child, great. I shudder to think what would happen, if he accidentaly saw - or was taught - some pretty flashy spell with dangerous consequences... a curse of some kind, or a little charm that makes people happy (and oblivious to what is happening), etc.

Very likeable chap, just the kind of trouble adventurers need. Go to Comment
Formuo Magi Savant
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MoonHunter's comment on 2007-01-17 04:50 PM
An interesting concept with some dramatic elements. Nicely persented though. Go to Comment
Formuo Magi Savant
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-01-17 11:42 AM
C'mon, we need you to cast that Unlock Magic Doors spell so we can save the princess from the extra-dimensional horror that is going to try to sell her diet pills and a weight loss plan. The entire kingdom is in danger!

"Me play with my toys now, go away!" Go to Comment
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