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December 19, 2008
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Banner of Shadows    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

"That not normal dark. My eyes can not see in it." - Bloodrock, Orcish Warrior.

November 9, 2008
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Hexahedron Virtuoso    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

"Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken."  ~Ludwig van Beethoven

Siren no Orakio
April 25, 2008
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Songs of Silicon    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The haunting, eerie ‘songs’ of the Thoron.

February 12, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Stormbringer's Pipes    Items  (Art and Music)   (Cursed)

A set of pale white panpipes, etched with images of the winter storms…

April 20, 2007
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Votes: 7 / 3.642857
The Eolian Reel    Items  (Art and Music)   (Cursed)

Beware the Dance of Destruction!

Siren no Orakio
February 24, 2007
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Votes: 10 / 3.950000
Novascream    Items  (Art and Music)   (Combat)

The Six-Stringed Laser Axe of Thorin Stardust, the Most Metal Space Dwarf in History.

February 23, 2007
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Following The Drum    Items  (Art and Music)   (Combat)

the sounds of war

November 30, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
The Banner of the Golden Serpent    Items  (Art and Music)   (Villanous)

The Heretic Corvius bore a silken banner into battle, a blood-red standard embroidered with the ominous figure of a serpent.

September 14, 2006
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Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Drums of the Spirits    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

As the drums echo through the badlands, the warriors of the Orcish tribes feel the power of the tribal spirits call to them…

Cheka Man
March 24, 2006
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The Golden Fiddle    Items  (Art and Music)   (Cursed)

And if you win you get this glowing fiddle made of gold, but if you lose, the Devil gets your soul.

Those who want to use this should be very careful indeed.

March 4, 2006
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The Voice Of Blissful Enlightenment    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

The gathered crowd watches with a highly palpable combination of of nervousness and awe, as the Quarsooth steps into the great stone cavern.

They had been summoned here by the dictate of their new overlords to heed their sermon, the vision that the newly arrived saviours of mankind had brough with them from their lengthy, astral passage from the great heavens that formed the very roof of the Heavens. But in their hearts, the people are afraid. The Quarsooth for all the benovalence they have displayed, are still creatures too dangerously akin to the demons or angels of their ancient myths or stories. And all dealings with being of supernatural provenance are fraught with peril, as the old tales warn.

But even as they continue to stare at the Quarsooth, their minds in turmoil, the radiant being reaches into the folds of his robes and withdraws a strange metal rod. Putting this to his lips, he begins to play a tune.

Soon, all fear and suspicion and fear is erased from the minds of the gathered folk, as the haunting and poignant song regals them with tales of the lost glories of Zor-Tanis, all the while reminding them how by particpating in the attempts of the Quarsooth to resuract it on this world, they can bring an end to their own endemic sufering and enjoy absolute power over great stores of knowledge that will enable them to ascend to a position of riches and enlightenment that is rivalled only by Zor-Tanis.

And thus is the conquest of humanity being achieved…

Sydney Cain
January 17, 2006
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Hammet's Guitar    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

An instrument that that transmits feelings.

December 4, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.000000
The Rebec    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Rebec came from the Arabian rabob. It has been known in Europe since the 10th century but their use in art music was chiefly during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

December 4, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.500000
The Organetto    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Organetto is a personal organ that puts out full range sound. Yes this is a real world musical item, but it is so “out of most people’s experience” that nobody realizes it exists.

December 4, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 1.800000
The Lizard    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Lizard (tenor cornett) is a real world musical item, but they are so “out of most people’s experience” that nobody realizes it.

December 4, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Arune Spheres    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

The unearthly sound echoed across the faire over the din of the crowd. An apprentice trying to make some extra coin had found a way to utilize his training tool.  While this would scandalize his master and his peers, the common folk were mesmerized by the unique sound this instrument performed.

December 4, 2005
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Ideas: 14
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Novel Musical Instruments    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

To give a world a feeling of otherworldliness, it is best to replace some standard, everyday objects by imaginitive replacements. I thought I’d turn to musical instruments as music often defines (or embodies) a culture.

This is just a first idea, feel free to post some more, because I will…

November 12, 2005
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Statues of Calvinus    Items  (Art and Music)   (Villanous)

Calvinus was one of the finest sculpters known to history. While he performed many an exceptional pieces of historical figures, he is best known for his “inspired” pieces - pieces he created out of his own memory.  He said he would go into his studio alone, then just “bang out” a piece without break.  This process explains his prodigeous output.  There are several dozen exceptionally lifelike women (and a few men). Most are beautiful and scantily clothed, but his “Old Washer Woman” is a master piece. Many countries consider Statues by Calvinus to be national treasures.

November 2, 2005
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The Dolman Copy- a copy of the Malachrite Falcon    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

There are dozens of copies of the Malachrite Falcon, most of which are decoys or mcguffins for a variety of cons and scams. Some of these Falcons are somewhat famous in their own rights, as they will have colorful histories.

November 2, 2005
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Malachrite Falcon    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

The Malachrite Falcon is one of those legendary treasures that people have been hunting for over the centuries. The Malachrite Falcon has a legendary past, mixed with the Great Orders of the Past. The Malachrite Cult, The Sethians, the Kings of Cronos, and just some of the great orders who have owned it. The last public owners were the Blades of the GoldenSun, a legendary order of warriors from the ancient Imperial days. The Blades were either the greatest warriors for Good or the most famous scam artists depending on who is writing the history. When the Blades were “broken” by Emperor Coscious the Mad, their treasuries were looted. The Falcon was one of the treasures not accounted for. It was considered spirited away by some Blades.

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Diseased people, (leprosy or any other such fear inducing disease) when traveling, will often times wear a cloak that entirely covers their body and ring a bell as they travel, used as a warning for any others to stay away. Could be used for a disguise or safe passage. ... you meet strangely cloaked people, sometimes ringing a bell. "Please give us something to eat, mighty heroes!" This is time to show how good they are.

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