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July 2, 2013
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The Gale Shield    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

A dwarven masterwork shield, imbued with the power of wind.

May 27, 2013
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Votes: 14 / 4.214286
The Helmet Of BEES!    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

What used to BEE the crown of an old dwarven king has now BEEn made a portable BEE-hive.

November 13, 2012
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Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Fox's Dragon Scale Armor    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

A suit of dragon scale armor created from and psychically linked to a still-living dragon.

Siren no Orakio
April 28, 2012
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Votes: 8 / 4.125000
Robes of the Heartmender    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

The faded, yet oddly pristine robes of an ancient healer, this cloth radiates a palpable sense of comfort, of wholeness. 

November 30, 2011
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Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Gailerust's Grand Gauntlet    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

A pair of magical armored gauntlets

November 8, 2011
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Votes: 11 / 4.136364
The Thunder Sphere    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

An unusual set of armor.

February 15, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.454545
The Tower Shield    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

When dealing with magic, there’s power in a name.

November 17, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Blood Cloak    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

"We found 'im alright" mumbled Rizz the bandit, nursing a wound below his right eye.  "'e was soaked in blood, 'ead to foot.  But no matter 'ow much we tried to 'urt 'im, 'e just laugh'd and kept gett'n up.  I don' think 'e'll be leav'n town like ya want'd"

The Spiritborn
February 13, 2009
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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.

The Spiritborn
November 24, 2008
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Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Spirit mail    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

This set of jet-black breastplate is suffused with the power of those long gone.

November 13, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
The Osaki    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

Honored and cherished by the people of the Ragosi mountains, the Osaki have allowed them to retain their freedom in the face of those who would enslave them.

October 24, 2008
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Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Aphex Matter    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

An arcane substance able to convert kinetic energy directly into matter.

September 23, 2008
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Votes: 5 / 4.600000
Baunumdraung    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

Fear ye not the sorcerer’s might / for ye be wreathed in Baunumdraung’s light!

Siren no Orakio
May 29, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Gauntlets of the Fallen Frost    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

Twin Shards of the Storm reforged to work in concert, the Gauntlets of the Fallen Frost grant the user power over winter’s weather, but at a certain price…

May 10, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.200000
Samahen Armor    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

And from your enemies your only shield shall be blood, and in it you shall thrive.
-Passage from the Samahhi

Cheka Man
December 28, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
The Armour of Arrogance    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

The Armour of Arrogance would seem to be the answer to a coward’s prayer, but he or she normally ends up wishing that it had never been worn, for it exacts a price of it’s own that may be even worse then the price of cowardice.

May 13, 2005
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Votes: 9 / 4.388889
Plate mail of the Mad    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

Carelessly tossed aside in the middle of some forgotten tomb, this breastplate has survived the rigours of age perfectly. It’s obviously extremely valuable, but it possesses a dark secret.

March 3, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.250000
Sheild Of Light    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

A reflective sheild, when a weapon intended to harm the wearer of the sheild is seen in its reflection, the weapon will instantly turn to dust.

May 22, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Leavven's Refuge    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

An armor that senses wearer’s needs?

February 4, 2004
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Votes: 5 / 1.900000
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…

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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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