A unusual choice of wizard in place of a familiar is to chose to bond with an object instead. A more unusual choice is an animated object. When that animated object is a backpack that thinks it's a kangaroo, well, that's just weird.
There are a myriad of trains that run on the ley lines all through Vallermoore, delivering passengers and goods to their destinations, but they all have to give way by Law when the Royal War Train comes through.
For the explorer at heart; an item to ease passage through any medium.
"Life, what is it but a dream?" - Lewis Carroll
Some bags have more "extra" than others.
A mysterious legacy of a hard-working and much-loved mariner and welder.
Peter saw it in the shadows. It began like a emerald sparkler. The sparkler begain to move around in a circle. Slowly at first, but with increasing speed. Then gold and silver light began to spin around with the green. Soon the spinning lights cooled. They became metallic, yet still gently glowing in the gloom. Inside the ring, static - like the static on an analog tv - appeared. The first of what he would call Grinches appeared.
The Necronautilus is a huge undead whale used to transport undead and their masters secretly.
This item provides the user access to other realms in a small package.
If I only had a third hand…or a forth and a fifth…
It was a fine harness and reins. The leather was soft and well tooled. The bit was so shiney one thought it could be silver. It looked like no bit and bridle that he had ever seen. Yet, it seemed familiar, like he had heard stories about this before.
Once a year, Father Olaf delivers presents to all the people of the world in one night.How does he do it? With the help of the Sleigh of the Storm, and the vital Shard of the Storm within it.
The proud dwarven Captain Dugfar stood atop his mighty machine of magic and stone looking down the mountain they had just emerged from; letting the wind whip his beard over his shoulder… "This is a proud day for the Dwarves!" He bellowed. "...and this is just the start!"
A world reknown jester was no fool when his mis-applied one of his amusing spells to create a unique way to carry his loot.
After nearly killing himself with the first set of Hot Wheels, Bligard Wirecraft, attempted to improve the design and add some safety. Again the device almost killed him.
This wondrous item has only appeared in the last 150 years. Designed and build by an old and wise (mad or stupid said by some) gnome who loved to travel. This wizard, Bligard Ã¢â?¬Å?TripÃ¢â?¬Â Wirecraft, had the love for travel but hated the standard voyage methods (Horses, Flying, Teleportation, etc). So he developed a set of magic wheels that could be attached to a standard 4-wheel cart to get him from point A to point B as fast as possible. The first set of Hot Wheels nearly killed him, for you see the wheels have only two settings, on and off.
Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.
During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.
A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.
Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.
Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.
Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.
Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.
Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.