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Siren no Orakio
April 30, 2004
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.187500
Kerchief Blade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

This discreet and stylishly concealable weapon is quite capable of cleaning up its own mess.

Kassil
April 25, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Twig    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A dagger, seemingly crafted from plain oak wood…

Balmore of azur sky
April 12, 2004
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 1.727273
Claw of the heart    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

An dagger made by setting a long sharp gem in a silver hilt. Its owners rarely survive for a few days…

Kassil
April 12, 2004
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.208333
Whiteblade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

Created by a near-sighted and night-blind wizard, Whiteblade is incredibly simple, while being incredibly useful to the right person…

Balmore of azur sky
April 3, 2004
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 1.800000
Demano Demois    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

This rod was created by the great mage Nani. She died before the final incantation was finished and so the rod lacks much of its intended power…

Agar
March 26, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Hoodwink    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

Using the three simple spells enchanted into this dagger,a clever player can acomplish great things.

Silas the Destroyer
March 20, 2004
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Comments: 27
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 3.576923
Imuricum Weapons (aka Scorpion's Tail)    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

“Across my back rests the Scorpion’s Tail; a long, narrow, scythe-like thorn forged of Bronzed Imuricum, tempered with the blood of the Dragonkind, those ancient scourges of man, and sharpened against scale and talon alike.”

CaptainPenguin
March 18, 2004
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.437500
Strike Down Mother Earth    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

Torn from the heart of the Earth, this axe is a potent weapon against the forces of Nature.

MoonHunter
March 1, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.500000
Wvyrn Claw    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

Some might call it a clawed glove. That would be Anthrocentric.  It, and items like it, are magic weapons for being that use magic and do not use weapons, but use their claws.  The Clawed Races uses these "claws" to enhance their natural combative ability.

Agar
February 25, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
The Family Ancestral Blade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A sword made by ancestors, of ancestors, for desendants. The spirits of the warriors gone before help serve this blade’s master in battle.

CaptainPenguin
February 4, 2004
Hits: 4759
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
Elenus, The Sword of Truth    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

Elenus is the royal sword of the Kingdom of Marcosia, passed down through the royal family from the misty days of yore.

Siren no Orakio
January 25, 2004
Hits: 10345
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.333333
Frost Thorn    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

An evershifting blade of ice, this is the weapon gifted to the chosen of the three-aspected goddess of water.

Siren no Orakio
January 19, 2004
Hits: 6341
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.850000
Phoenix Talon    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

The silver and gold longsword of a knight of flame.

Iain
January 16, 2004
Hits: 4581
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.250000
Warhammer of Thodar    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

The dwarfs of Thodar created a weapon of might and power - but how much is the wielder prepared to sacrifice to gain prowess in battle?

Ria Hawk
January 11, 2004
Hits: 4253
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
The Swords of Kanalith    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

One set was forged with love, the other with hate.  But they were both powerful weapons.

Siren no Orakio
December 28, 2003
Hits: 3783
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Karlek's Blade of Stolen Souls    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A masterwork katana meant to give souls to the undead.

Pirate Penguin
December 14, 2003
Hits: 5163
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.227273
The Sword of False Prophet    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A blade forged by a man with an evil mind.

Agar
December 3, 2003
Hits: 4509
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
Minon's Spear    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A pike that holds the spirit of a brave slain warrior.

Jakel
December 2, 2003
Hits: 4336
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.454545
Sword of The Righteous    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)

A special sword handed down to only the worthy few men who possess the true nature of the Righteous Order.

Taxus
November 29, 2003
Hits: 5143
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.357143
Dreamdweller    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)

This sword has had many names. Dreamdweller is just one of them. It has also been called “The Moon’s reflection”, “Soul’s guide” and many others… The sword dwells it’s power from the character, from his essence, his dreams and thoughts…

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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