There can be an unlimited number of fell spirits waiting behind the curtain, just waiting for the chance to reenter the world of the living. So, it may be no great matter for the dark arts to bring a spirit into a corpse. The reason so many cultures have rituals available to sanctify the dead may be just as important as physical disposal of a body. Go to Comment
I can see a lot of fun being had with this one. I think I would give some sort of hints about it to my players before dumping all of their gear into Hell. Maybe the interior reeks of sulfur or it flashes with an unholy light whenever it is opened. It also makes quite a nice garbage disposal until you accidentally free a corpse-hoarding demon. Go to Comment
Neat! Does one have to know the nature of the bag to activate the damnation feature? What if one just mistook it for a bag of holding, shoved something in there, and then opened it up to find the contents have vanished into Gehenna? Could make for a fun recovery mission. Go to Comment
Paladin: "Now all we need to complete the ritual is to place the Holy Gem of Catheela back in the arms of the earth mother and the thousand lost souls of my order will finally rest. Troupe, please hand me the gem."
Bard: *shuffles through bag* "Right away sire"
Paladin: "Troupe! Give me the gem! The souls of my anguished companions call to me"
Bard: "I swear I put it in here last week, while you were praying for the basilisk's soul and the Wizard was skinning it."
Wizard: "Where did you get that sack?"
Bard: "I found it in the Catacombs of the Damned" *a round of sighs and groans from party* "...in the crypt of Jancinthia. But it held all my stuff and only weighed 5lbs!"
Wizard: "You witless fool!!"
Paladin:"For the love of all that is holy will my brothers ever rest?!?!"
This item is intended as a replacement for a 'bag of devouring', though it can be used for simple storage. To preserve it's cursed nature, the bag should randomly activate its second function when items other then corpses are stowed within. Go to Comment
Initially, I thought "meh", but then i read the last line. Nice twist! I can see PCs get used to using this for disposal of evidence, when a couple months down the line they get a surprise visit.
Incidentally, a number of years ago there was a similar item; manufactured by a group of thieves, they distributed these "bags of holding" which then periodically dumped their contents to the thieves' den. Worked well until an angry sack owner found thier way to the den by hopping in the sack himself. Go to Comment
Yes. Basically inspired by "The Witch of the Westmoreland" - Stan Rogers. Also somewhat by Sabreriders.
He said "Lie down me brindled hound, and rest ye me good grey hawk,
And thee, my steed, may graze thy fill, for I must dismount and walk.
But come when you hear my horn, and answer swift the call!
For I fear ere the sun will rise this morn ye will serve me best of all."