I am giving my vote for the completness of the history and the way it was offered. Well written and easy to understand.
I voted 3.5/5 for the submission.
I fail to see the use of the item other than creating a rain storm. Not really in the chaotic nature of the concept of the shards have been. However, the fact that it unhinges the mind of those who read it makes me assume that this is the chaos in which the item brings. I had hoped for more. The history is very good and that above all else has given me the choice to make this a 4/5 instead of a 3.5/5.
I don't feel moved by this like I have by some of the earlier shard submissions. Don't get me wrong it is real good but it doesn't jump out at me and scream shards. I like the use that the shards are transfered into something else other than an item but an ink. Very nice touch. Go to Comment
The PCs are walking along the road, when suddenly a bunch of bandits attacks. The player's dismiss it has just a random encounter, when they find an ornate ring on the leader, obviously out of place with the seemingly poor bandits, who could only afford cheap leather and weapons. This ring has a symbol on it, which, if researched, sets the PCs on a quest. And from then on, the players don't look at random encounters the same way...