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MoonHunter
March 16, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 4.833333
Solomontic Rug    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Non-Magical)

He was frantically pointing towards the glowing mountain. “We need to cast The Spell!”, Bothar screamed!

I held up the scroll we all had risked our lives to get. “Nobody can cast this spell without a prepared mystic space and ritual equipment. It would be suicide,” I said. “Not even him,” I jerked my thumb towards the Magi who smiled slyly.

Silently, he unstrapped that bolt of cloth he had been carrying since I had known him. He unfurled it, tamped it down, with small spikes, pulled a small apothecary chest out, placed and lit four candles on the cloth, drew some lines with some handy chalk, unpacked his remaining tools, then he held his hand out expectantly for the scroll. It took a fraction of a candle mark.

“Solomontic Rug,” he said quietly. “The key to mastery is knowing and having the right tools, be they physical, mental, or magical, and having them ready when you need them.”

Siren no Orakio
March 1, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Sizzler    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

It’s round. It’s silvery. It’s got a handle. It’s been used to make a million excellent meals, and even more dogs. It’s also got a face shaped dent in the bottom.

ArchPegasus
February 17, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Materians- Mages' Orbs    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The merchant grinned “Dear sir, I noticed you had your eye on that charm. Might I interest you in a little bit of its history? Of course I would. I will have you know, that charm has seen its way through many an adventure, and saved the lives of many of the adventurers therein. Legend tells that it was crafted centuries ago by Yurid Norcral, the greated Dwarven runesmith to ever live. Later it was said to have been enchanted by ancient Elven magics which have since been lost to the ages. Quite a rare find.”

Pariah
January 31, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Kazi Weapons    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)

Weapons used by the nomadic Kazi.

Dozus
January 27, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.600000
War Forbici    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The sight of a war forbici on the battle field makes some laugh, others fearful, and some simply confused.  In well-trained hands, however, it can be a lethal weapon.

CaptainPenguin
January 15, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.000000
Stebanos Paint    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

Stebanos paint is a tool of the poisoner’s culture of Tekne, mixed in with make-up, to make a Tekneani noble’s pale adornments deadly.

MoonHunter
January 7, 2006
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.272727
Shadow Shrine    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

A shadow shrine is an elegant solution to a complicated problem for those that are Godsworn.

MoonHunter
December 30, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.722222
Mask of The Monarch    Items  (Clothes)   (Non-Magical)

“The Monarch is Eternal. We care not what he looks like. He gives up himself being himself to be the ruler of the country. “
Chancellor Richelius at the Court of Aldophus IV 1620

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
The Rebec    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Rebec came from the Arabian rabob. It has been known in Europe since the 10th century but their use in art music was chiefly during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.500000
The Organetto    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Organetto is a personal organ that puts out full range sound. Yes this is a real world musical item, but it is so “out of most people’s experience” that nobody realizes it exists.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 1.800000
The Lizard    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Lizard (tenor cornett) is a real world musical item, but they are so “out of most people’s experience” that nobody realizes it.

ephemeralstability
December 4, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 14
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Novel Musical Instruments    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

To give a world a feeling of otherworldliness, it is best to replace some standard, everyday objects by imaginitive replacements. I thought I’d turn to musical instruments as music often defines (or embodies) a culture.

This is just a first idea, feel free to post some more, because I will…

CaptainPenguin
November 24, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Subeya    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

“When I was ten-and-eight years old, I went south to the land of Emhutz, which is near the Holy Land, and I went before the wisest of all God’s creatures but the Prophet, Najaug, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise, who in this time did dwell there, and him I asked five-score questions.”
-The Subeya, “First Song: Going Before the Prophet”

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.333333
Pu-Da    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Pu-Da are called Clubs in the rest of the world. Among the Ankorillian weaponry are different types of clubs for use in close combat.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Paha    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Ankorillian warriors carries, on a regular basis, Na-ha (spears) and many different types of Pahas (daggers). However, these are not daggers as most people think of them.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Haio-Mano (Shark tooth weapons)    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Haio-Mano means “A shark’s lei”. These Ankorillian weapons are particularly effective and devastating.

Scrasamax
November 21, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.071429
Cruaunte Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

This sword is unique, made only for the Merchant Prince of [insert city] and his loyal band of mercenaries. The Cruaunte is a hand and a half sword, capable of being used with one or two hands, and from horseback or on foot. Thus, the merchant can save both time and money equipping his men with a universally usefull weapon.

Maggot
November 21, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Powi fighting net    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

A simple net made of strong jute,this otherwise innocous looking object when combined with the amazing Ahal paste used by the tribsemen of the Powi,can be a serious threat to any warrior who finds himself menaced with this traditional Powi wepaon.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Khartand    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Khartand is the oldest and most characteristic of the Taklamar knife weapons.

CaptainPenguin
November 19, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.600000
Dogpick    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

This heavy iron war-pick is was common in the the Pretender Wars

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Basq doesn't exist. He occupies a point in space--a single X,Y,Z point in the Cartesian plane, but he's not made of anything. People looking at him see whatever they want to see. Or what he wants you to see. Usually a mix. Just the same, he cannot be hurt swords or arrows. Only things that deal damage to an area (fireballs, gases) can damage him. Or weapons that can cut through an infinitely small point.

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