Sometimes it is not wise to carry a weapon. Noble dignitaries can’t very well bring a sword to negotiate with a rival family, an assassin cannot walk into a public event with daggers on his belt and a priest with a dangerous past cannot risk his position in the church by carrying a dangerous weapon. However, that doesn’t mean that carrying a weapon is not necessary. The following is a list of seemingly mundane items that contain a deadly, hidden blade.
The Advance of Technology seems unstoppable. Some things while possible are probably best not produced...
One of the most common healing devices found in the world of Therafter. Suitable for near future settings.
The Trace On System, abbreviated as either TOS or TRON are a series of epidermal implants and nano-fiber filaments implanted to improve the reflexes, balance, and agility of the augment wearing them.
The Black Death... oh how quaint.
A few plagues to add variety to the lives and deaths of your heroes.
Sometimes, you just want to accept that something tastes good without knowing how it was made.
A set of 30 Dwarven Treasures, for finding, or stealing.
By the Cosmic era, almost every part of the human body is replaceable, including of all organs, the brain.
Bucky Batteries: when you need batteries to last a long long long time
A 100 piece of sci-fi minutia
Discover the real and mythical origins behind items of mundanity!
Relics of an ancient necromantic faith: A few strange charms and a small black book. What power do these odd devices hide?
A horrible torture device. Not for the squeamish.
A material with strange physical properties that can be used for a variety of tasks.
Tired of giving your players a cache of non-descript diamonds, plain amethysts, and simple sapphires?
Life is like a cheese, it starts off milk, then it curdles, and then it ages and you hope for the best.
The Sergeant did not have to clear his throat. He could just begin - at full volume - and instantly quiet the room of recruits. "The Remote Gun Platform. You worms would know it as a Tankbot. Is your best friend on the battlefield next to the guy sitting beside you. You will come to love this thing for its functionality, its ability to see the enemy, and for its ability to be blown up instead of you. "
Sure you loot the area, but what about the creatures’ actual coffins that they were buried in?
Here is a list of those not-so-attractive treasures that the PC’s might find on their quests.
Sometimes the simple solutions are best..
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Coinlake sits perched between two sheer cliffs in the Stigrani range, and is difficult to find, much less approach. Four miles long and two across, the water is a vibrant cyan blue. The lake's shoreline is an unassuming beach of gray pebbles, and its mean depth is seventy feet. The rare times when the sun makes its way between the cliffs and shines over the the still water, one could see clearly the lake's rock-strewn bottom.
Strangely, no fish or aquatic life can be found here.
At night, a peculiar phenomena occurs. When the night sky is clear, the moon and stars are reflected in the lake's surface, but if one were to look at the surface from a high vantage point, the reflection does not match the firmament above!
Instead the water's surface reflects the night sky of some other distant world and seventeen shining golden moons besides, each ones shimmering upon the water like so many gold coins!
Legends whisper that Coinlake is not a lake at all, but a gate or nexus, to some distant alien world.
The mystery has long remained unsolved, and only recently has the Arch-Duke commissioned an expedition to uncover the secret of Coinlake once and for all. Among the team members are several scholars of the Nascent Academy, an astrologer from the Occultists Guild, and of course the PCs, acting as body guards.