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CaptainPenguin
February 14, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.136364
Tourniquet Tunic    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Invented by a pragmatic clothier and a wizard-for-hire, the Tourniquet Tunic is made for use on the battlefield.

Shadoweagle
February 11, 2004
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.928571
Band of the Revenant    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

A curiously designed ring - but not uncommon. Similar in design to most traditional ‘magi-rings’, which often hold enchantments on them. But unlike those rings, this one may take quite a hold on you…

CaptainPenguin
February 4, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
Elenus, The Sword of Truth    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

Elenus is the royal sword of the Kingdom of Marcosia, passed down through the royal family from the misty days of yore.

Skyblue
February 4, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 1.916667
Chainmail of the song    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

This chainmail shirt would be usefull to anyone who would use music to weave magic. However, there is a catch…

Magus
January 26, 2004
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.000000
The staff of internal pain    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)

An item that puts a horible curse on the victims of its spell.

Siren no Orakio
January 25, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Glacier Mail    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

This ice-crafted armor is a gift from the three-aspected Goddess of Water to her chosen.

Iain
January 25, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.681818
Sphinx    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A stone construct that is ideal as a magical guardian, either of property or of information

Siren no Orakio
January 25, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.333333
Frost Thorn    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

An evershifting blade of ice, this is the weapon gifted to the chosen of the three-aspected goddess of water.

manfred
January 22, 2004
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.250000
The Razor of Hair-growth    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)

A little prank that has found its uses. Shaving razor.

Siren no Orakio
January 19, 2004
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Inferno Mail    Items  (Armor)   (Combat)

The bronze half plate of the Flame Knight, this armor serves to protect the wearer with the blessing of the Lord of Fire.

Siren no Orakio
January 19, 2004
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.850000
Phoenix Talon    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

The silver and gold longsword of a knight of flame.

ephemeralstability
January 17, 2004
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.678571
The Clock of Shadows    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

In the darkness in the south transept of the Cathedral of Isielles stands the resplendent Clock of Shadows. It tells more than just the time of day…

Iain
January 17, 2004
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Lord Tuath's Tax Documents    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Even the most useless of items can become something more if a legendary mage carries it around for a couple of centuries.

Siren no Orakio
January 17, 2004
Hits: 4295
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
Jeeves' Tea Service    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)

A set of polished silver and gold tea cups and saucers, and accompanying silver serving plate, that will serve on its own.

MoonHunter
January 17, 2004
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.678571
Map of Ithar    Items  (Other)   (Sentient)

It looks like an ordinary parchment map, until it speaks to you.  It says, “I know where you need to go to find what you are looking for.”  From there, the adventure begins.

Iain
January 16, 2004
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.250000
Warhammer of Thodar    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

The dwarfs of Thodar created a weapon of might and power - but how much is the wielder prepared to sacrifice to gain prowess in battle?

Siren no Orakio
January 14, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
War Paint of Dothkar    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

A brightly colored ink that hardens the skin.

Haethar Silverfire
January 13, 2004
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 1.600000
The Shard of Thaeron    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)

A broken shard of mystical powers.

Ria Hawk
January 11, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
The Swords of Kanalith    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

One set was forged with love, the other with hate.  But they were both powerful weapons.

Siren no Orakio
January 10, 2004
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.733333
Shards of the Storm    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

The shattered remnants of a divine weapon, a certain amount of power remains in these bits of celestial metal.

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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