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Pieh
June 5, 2009
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Spatterball    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

A mysterious legacy of a hard-working and much-loved mariner and welder.

Pieh
May 12, 2009
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Shadow Swill    Items  (Potion)   (Magical)

Completely silent; jumping from Shadow to Shadow, he stalked his prey through the streets. Dawn would be coming soon, and he did not want to be caught within the enemy’s grasp.

axlerowes
April 2, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 3.781250
Heather's Corpse Ship    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Necromancers have a common answer to most questions. This is a spell that one Necromancer invented in order to answer the question, "How do I get off this ship?".

Pieh
March 31, 2009
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 3.269231
Cloak of Pebbles    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

It looked like a massive landslide, but, just before it slammed into us it turned into a bunch of laughing dwarven children!

Pieh
March 25, 2009
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.611111
Never-Burning Torch    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Why won’t this damn torch light?

Pieh
March 18, 2009
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
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Regalia of Forgotten Souls    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

The vestments of office for the Queen of Forgotten Souls. Strange jewely with powers beyond mortal comprehension.

ryanator
March 10, 2009
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.916667
The Hangman's Twist    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A twist on the old.

ryanator
March 10, 2009
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.750000
The Ring of Cold Embers    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A witches ring.

Pieh
March 7, 2009
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
Vitriolic Key    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The secret device behind the most feared corrosive substance to ever plague the mortal realms.

The Spiritborn
February 13, 2009
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Kierske    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

A man in plate armor approaches, but you see no face, for the chilling mist seeping from every joint in the armor obscures the view.

Siren no Orakio
February 7, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Cloak of Dusk    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

The mark of Kronath’s ultimate favor, the Cloak of Dusk is held by her Hunter, her chosen avatar to hunt the living dead, and return them to her embrace.

Kassil
February 7, 2009
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Storm Sigil    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A fragment of the mighty Blades of the Storm, reworked into an icon of faith and worship to the very god who once graced it with her touch.

Murometz
January 30, 2009
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.625000
30 Rods and Staves    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

...and walking sticks, and crosiers, and goads, and scepters, but no wands!

Murometz
January 25, 2009
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 5
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
The Mad Composer's Macabre Auction    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

The estate-sale and auction of one, Sulphonis Odom Von Zygilvein; composer, innnovator, madman, inventor. Celebrated musical genius.

klauston
January 20, 2009
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
The Delver's Salvation    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

When all else fails, break the twig…

Grey
January 19, 2009
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Daymen's rock    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

"Hey, I actually enchanted something! Wow!"

Grey
January 14, 2009
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Wind-catching cape    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

"He’d look a lot more majestic up there if he weren’t wobbling all over the place!"

valadaar
January 13, 2009
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Lechiers Salt    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

A magical Salt, a dangerous bane against ice and snow…

nightmareshadow
January 13, 2009
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
The Sketch Pad of Magic Bunnies    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

A sketch pad for casting powerful magic, if you can use it.  How many uses for bunnies can you think of?

Grey
January 12, 2009
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 2
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Harramad's Teeth    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Teeth: small, durable, and full of potential, if one only knows how to tap it.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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