Intersting idea with even execution. I would of liked a few more applications as to what kind of electrical traps and so on it was used for. We don't get a feel for the amount of power this is. Depending on a gamesystem, skill outweights spell channels, so I needed more examples on that to use this as more than just an inspiration.
Oddly enough, when i read the part about erosion in the poles, the first thing I though of was that it would likely be the mithril pole degrading first since it is the less dense metal. I like the idea alot and it really fits into my K'ton world view. Go to Comment
I can see these being used by dwarven warriors as a weapon, seeing as humanoid bodies ARE conductive. Just poke them with it and deal fifty bagillion volts of pure energy, more fun than playing with a house circuit. Go to Comment
This is just a great sentence...
"The Dwarven Lightning bottle is a carefully crafted magical battery with a Mithral Anode, an Adamantite Cathode and Dragon’s Blood for the electrolyte."
(Some day, these precious and invaluable secrets, the blue-prints of the Dwarven Lightning Bottles, will be returned to the Dwarven Guild where they belong, away from the prying eyes of humans.) Go to Comment
With regard to the plot "Sleeping Mines of Elathon":
You manage to get the water wheel in the mine working which operates a pump to clear the flooded lower levels. As you explore the dank tunnels of the lower galleries, you can hear the creaking of the wheel above. You enter a low-ceilinged passage and are crawling on your backs, when the creaking stops. The water starts seeping wetly around the back of your head...