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CaptainPenguin
November 15, 2005
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Phantom Serpent, by Signore Anlar Parlat    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Among the Centasi, especially those of the northern regions (a peculiar debased form of opera is performed among the islands of the north of which we shall not speak), there is no more beloved, ancient, and respected art than opera, that wondrous blending of theater, song, and orchestra. And there are no more respected composers of opera among the Centasi, whether ancient or contemporary opera, than the late masters Signore Anlar Parlat and Don Hazhizhab Takl. Their masterpieces, Phantom Snake and Don Han, respectively, are iconic to all Centasi.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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A Book of Cookrye    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Do you know what people should be eating at the social and technological level of your historical analog/ fantasy world?  Do you know what people were eating in the real world at the same cultural/ technological level? Well here is your chance. Did you also know one of the main contributing factors to nationalism and the nation states, post printing press, was the creation of national cuisine through books?

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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The Good Housewife's Jewell    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This work is a real book. It should give you an idea of what people in your historical analog/ fantasy worlds should be expecting to eat. (Or at least if they are English.(

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Utopia    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A depiction of a island society and it compares that land’s unusual political ideas with the contemporary politics of the Known World. The book is a collection of letters between a known minister and a king of a few centuries ago. They discuss the state of things there and the known world. It is sometimes a biting discussion/ condemnation that has caused the book to be disavowed in many places.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Records of the Grand Historian    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This was the magnum opus of Dougus RecordSmith d’Archerous who had written a number of lesser historical pieces. In this work he recounted history of The Known World and Imperium from mythic and pre-imperial times to his present (a mere 130 years ago).

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Encyclopedia Geographica    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The Encyclopedia Geographica is the seminal work of Civilization. The Geographic Green books include maps of every place in the known world and articles about the things in those places. One can honestly say, you are holding the known world in your hand when holding this book.

Mourngrymn
November 15, 2005
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Compilation of Rings    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

This is a listing of every Ring thought of and put to submissions here at Strolens. For a far better solution to finding what your looking for.

Strolen
November 15, 2005
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The Hilbus Series    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Penned by a famed artist/naturalist who was known for his wide travels is a series of illustrated books detailing vegetation, animals, and insects that he had studied. Each manuscript has a very detailed picture of the subject with appropriate labelings accompanied by a recourse on the observations and/or uses of the subject.

CaptainPenguin
November 13, 2005
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The Silver Mask of Ssungar    Items  (Armor)   (Heroic)

The legendary Silver Mask of Ssungar is the battle-mask of Ssungar er-Shiai, the Magpie of Jiddeh. Taken as a trophy from his corpse, it was lost, found, stolen, and stolen again…

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ring of the Day    Items  (Jewelry)   (Non-Magical)

A Ring of the Day is fine piece of metal work. Worn on a necklace, rather than a finger, it is a way to measure the cycle of the day.

Cheka Man
November 12, 2005
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Ring of Procrastination    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

It is a good looking ring. It is handsome and worth quite a bit.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Beautiful Hair Ribbons    Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)

These simple ribbons caused the near destruction of an entire town. And, the ribbons did nothing wrong.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Cloaks of Misfortune    Items  (Clothes)   (Villanous)

At the estate sale of one wealthy merchant, a seamstress found several lengths of black silk cord, the kind that is used for trim and piping. A local seamstress purchased those odd lengths and the remaining bolt cheap and turned out two or three cloaks using the thin black silk cord as trim. An evil seems to follow them, though nobody knows it.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Memory Book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

It is a personal journal tucked away in an library. It appears as an ordinary journal or diary from the outside and inside. In the spine or binding there is always a tiny strip of metal that other components and symbols are attached. Yet there is more, if you read carefully.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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A Box of Children's Toys    Items  (Other)   (Villanous)

It is a box of fairly standard children’s toys. There are dolls, blocks, carved knights and animals. Everyone will think, “Oh I had one of those when I was young.”

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Legends of "On True Power"    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

Exerpt from the Introduction:
I know the ultimate weapon. Humans commit folly after folly because they are afraid. Fear was once Humankind’s most powerful ally, giving enormous potency to the instinct for suvival. Now, fear has become Humankind’s greatest enemy, and such is the obtusemenss of my species that is members do not realize it is the most powerful element of Human existance.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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On True Power    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

I know the ultimate weapon. Humans commit folly after folly because they are afraid. Fear was once Humankind’s most powerful ally, giving enormous potency to the instinct for suvival. Now, fear has become Humankind’s greatest enemy, and such is the obtusemenss of my species that is members do not realize it is the most powerful element of Human existance.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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A Large Wood Jewelry Box with NickNacks in it    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

“Where do all those marvelous toys go?!”

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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The Tube of Red Lipstick    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Villanous)

It is just a tube of make up. Why is it in a locked chest?

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Chess Journal    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

“It is your move.”

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The Needy Dead

       By: Murometz

The PCs are hired by undead to rid their village community of an invasive necromancer.

As the PCs make their way, wherever they are going, they spot two zombies. The zombies approach but before the cleric can turn them, one starts throwing coins at the PCs while the other pleads with them, unable to pronounce the letters "L" and "H" due to some missing gums. "Peeth issen...no 'arm...coin...peeth issen!"

If the PCs don't slaughter the two zombies immediately, they will eventually come to learn that the two were chosen to find help by their brethren. The zombies want to hire the PCs to rid their community of an unwanted pest. An opportunistic necromancer.

Apparently, a small benign community of undead have taken residence in an abandoned village, living out their undeath as peacefully as the undead can. Recently, a malicious necromancer has invaded the village, and plans to enslave the entire populace with his malignant spells, raising a small army.

The PCs must battle the vile necromancer, even as he animates the very folks who hired the PCs in the first place, to slaughter them.

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