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MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
A Holy Book - 1    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

It appears to be a very nice holy book of the dominant good faith, the kind that his passed down from generation to generation. The binding is leather and quite plain, but the inside is nicely scribed and occasionally illuminated. A pity that it will lead you down the Path of Darkness the moment you understand its secret.

Iain
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Codex Seraphinianus    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A fictional encyclopedia, depicting the bizarre fauna, flora, geography, culture and history of an imaginary world. (Actually a real-world book.)

manfred
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 51
Ideas: 116
Votes: 17 / 4.823529
Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Books of all kinds and purposes, their short summaries as well as wide descriptions, come and enjoy.

MoonHunter
November 11, 2005
Hits: 13380
Comments: 6
Ideas: 23
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Antioch Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

In Antioch, since the invention of the impressor (the printing press), books have been the “in thing”. Here are some of the most common ones.

Kinslayer
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 12
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Midian Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

There are a number of important, influential, or interesting books of Midian

MoonHunter
November 11, 2005
Hits: 23208
Comments: 22
Ideas: 21
Votes: 10 / 3.900000
DogBounds    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

DogBounds are the pulp magazines and books of their day: cheap, lurid, with a charm of their own.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
The Red Hand's Guide    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

It is a simple book, a codex, a few dozen loose folios bound together. The cover is heavy stock with a simple red hand that one hopes is impressed in red ink rather than blood.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
The Tome of Klorak -The Book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

It was the first true “scientific” book of healing arts. Thus the clerical establisment decided it was heretical and all the copies and the author were burned.

Monument
August 9, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.687500
The Strange Parchment    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The bureaucrat in the Office of Interior Development expects us to solve a riddle before he will even SEE us?  You’re kidding me right?  Oh, you’re not kidding…

Pieh
June 4, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 3.038462
A Wizard's Secret    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

A Wizard’s most prized possesion is his Spellbook and with this item it will be safe from the eyes of others.

Scrasamax
June 1, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.571429
Anvil of Davyd    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

In Aelfa’s arms, have I left my anvil…

These were the last words of Davyd, the last master alchemist of the Old World, upon his deathbed. For nine centuries many have sought out Aelfa to find the anvil so that they might create weapons of power equivalent to those crafted during the height of the Old World.

CaptainMayday
May 16, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.615385
Book of Eventful Evenings    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Sentient)

A slightly worn looking, and rather thin book. Its cover is red, but also holds some inset jewels, and the words “Eventful Evenings with Magic” written on the cover in gold leaf. While not a misnomer, it is interestingly deceptive.

Ria Hawk
August 25, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.833333
Book of Fury    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Heroic)

The Book of Fury is a tool that many aspiring vampire hunters would kill to get their hands on.  Of course, since the only way to get it would be to pry it from the dead hand of the Reverend Fury…

Shadoweagle
August 20, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
Scroll of mute    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Ever had that oh-so-annoying companion, that just wouldnt shut up? Here is the perfect remedy.

ephemeralstability
August 5, 2004
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.423077
Trivulo's Compendium    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A dangerous book of maps…

Iain
January 17, 2004
Hits: 3759
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Lord Tuath's Tax Documents    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Even the most useless of items can become something more if a legendary mage carries it around for a couple of centuries.

Erebus
January 3, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Lexicon Mortis    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Will this tome be the saviour or the bane of your heroes?

elfkin
December 4, 2003
Hits: 4300
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.600000
Pentwell's book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)

This book’s origin’s are unknown, it’s owner, Pentwell, an old hermit gnome living of the coast of Felldart found it one day on the shoreline, floating in the tide.  Then, he learned that the book fortold what was to happen.

Pieh
December 2, 2003
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.428571
The Assassin's Scroll    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

The Assassin looked at the scroll, smiled and put it away. His work was done…

manfred
March 4, 2003
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Tome of Illusions    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Deep within a strange labyrinth, a book wields the magic of its former master. Illusion becomes reality.

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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