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valadaar
October 29, 2007
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The Parasiticon    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

A vast tome of knowlege that literally gives you the creeps…

Dragonlordmax
October 11, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Elkarion's Tome of Mental Rejuvenation    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Because the Mind is a Muscle, too.

MoonHunter
September 9, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.916667
PADD    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

PADD is an acronym for Personal Access Display Device, a hand-held computer interface. This is a science fiction "common item", found in a variety of milieus.

epsilon
July 8, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Unic Horn    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

The Unic Horn can be used to utter audible spells by blowing through the horns and bone resonator.

Wulfhere
June 18, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
The Rituals of Purification    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Legacy of the sorcerous Shetam Kham, these complex rites allow even the most evil of accursed items to be reclaimed.

Scrasamax
May 27, 2007
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.722222
Hexakosioihexekontahexacron    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

A standard book of evil.

the Wanderer
January 7, 2007
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Midwife's Book of Cures    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A book of unique and interesting recipes for health.

Iain
November 14, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Annalia    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Written by Konelis Larach, 26th Abbot of Zarant, the Annalia was the first work to firmly establish and codify the doctrinal basis, scriptural support and philosophical underpinning of the Order of Silence.

Wulfhere
October 24, 2006
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.100000
Ye Zoldering Grimoire    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)

This ancient text is the legacy of one of the greatest mages of all time, but using it can be quite a challenge!

valadaar
October 11, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
Book of Transcription    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

They say the walls have ears.  Here we have a book that does….

Scrasamax
September 7, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.625000
30 Manuscripts    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A collection of 30 scrolls, manuscripts, and codices sampled from the library of Atal, the Wise Councilor.

Murometz
September 2, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.531250
30 Tomes    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Hot off the Press! These are not your eldritch manuals or ancient folios of doom. These are random books, a GM can use whenever a PC reaches for a shelf, which usually happens when said GM is least expecting it. These can be found in most libraries, many private homes, and anywhere else one could expect to find a book. More than a few have some built-in plot hooklings as well, while others, like many books of our age, are plain drivel.

Pariah
August 29, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.450000
Samahhi; Sama's Word    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

Always wary of the minions of the Lying Ones, for they revel in aberrant actions, and seek only to undo your works and subvert your thoughts. - Excerpt from the Samahhi

Fearghus
August 18, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.650000
Tablatura Ni' Shockra, the Book of Surprises    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Combat)

Nerundill caught hints, snippets of conversation. The rumors surrounded a book, a book of magnificent power. A book that contained the knowledge of the ancients. With every new tantalizing bit of information he heard, his resolve to possess this book increased.

Murometz
June 3, 2006
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.642857
The Lingonberry Report    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

TOP SECRET! A Pickled Herring

Scrasamax
May 18, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.708333
The Vocran Palimpsest    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A palimpsest is a manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible.

necromancer
March 1, 2006
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Votes: 1 / 3.000000
The scroll of secrets    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

This scroll contains secrets and conspiricies that would shock the most frequent schemers. Compiled by an order of ‘scholars’ that compiled dirt and furtive information of kings and emperors to use in order to control powerful people. However they eventually paid with the lives of the entire order, but their secrets live on. Secrets that could destroy an empire.

manfred
February 12, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
The Book of the Dead    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a name referring to a set of ancient mortuary spells written on sheets of papyrus. Incidentally, it is also a good example of a campaign defining piece.

zebbin
February 7, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Book of the Storm    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

An (un)holy book written in ink created from a Shard of the Storm.

wildcorn
January 30, 2006
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Book Called Regret    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)

A sinister book that forces the reader to relive painful memories by presenting idealized versions of their outcomes.

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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