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MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
Chess Journal    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

“It is your move.”

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
An Old Codex    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This Codex is sealed in either a tube or box, containing some works of great age. The scrolls and papers will be of a language of great antiquity.  These scrolls are cut up and pressed flat into a leafed book, called a codex. While the works are not magical, they might as well be, for they can change the world.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
A Holy Book - 1    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

It appears to be a very nice holy book of the dominant good faith, the kind that his passed down from generation to generation. The binding is leather and quite plain, but the inside is nicely scribed and occasionally illuminated. A pity that it will lead you down the Path of Darkness the moment you understand its secret.

Iain
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Codex Seraphinianus    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A fictional encyclopedia, depicting the bizarre fauna, flora, geography, culture and history of an imaginary world. (Actually a real-world book.)

manfred
November 11, 2005
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Ideas: 116
Votes: 17 / 4.823529
Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Books of all kinds and purposes, their short summaries as well as wide descriptions, come and enjoy.

MoonHunter
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 23
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Antioch Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

In Antioch, since the invention of the impressor (the printing press), books have been the “in thing”. Here are some of the most common ones.

Kinslayer
November 11, 2005
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Ideas: 12
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Midian Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

There are a number of important, influential, or interesting books of Midian

MoonHunter
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 21
Votes: 10 / 3.900000
DogBounds    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

DogBounds are the pulp magazines and books of their day: cheap, lurid, with a charm of their own.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
The Red Hand's Guide    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

It is a simple book, a codex, a few dozen loose folios bound together. The cover is heavy stock with a simple red hand that one hopes is impressed in red ink rather than blood.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
The Tome of Klorak -The Book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

It was the first true “scientific” book of healing arts. Thus the clerical establisment decided it was heretical and all the copies and the author were burned.

Monument
August 9, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.687500
The Strange Parchment    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The bureaucrat in the Office of Interior Development expects us to solve a riddle before he will even SEE us?  You’re kidding me right?  Oh, you’re not kidding…

Pieh
June 4, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 3.038462
A Wizard's Secret    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

A Wizard’s most prized possesion is his Spellbook and with this item it will be safe from the eyes of others.

Scrasamax
June 1, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.571429
Anvil of Davyd    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

In Aelfa’s arms, have I left my anvil…

These were the last words of Davyd, the last master alchemist of the Old World, upon his deathbed. For nine centuries many have sought out Aelfa to find the anvil so that they might create weapons of power equivalent to those crafted during the height of the Old World.

CaptainMayday
May 16, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.562500
Book of Eventful Evenings    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Sentient)

A slightly worn looking, and rather thin book. Its cover is red, but also holds some inset jewels, and the words “Eventful Evenings with Magic” written on the cover in gold leaf. While not a misnomer, it is interestingly deceptive.

Ria Hawk
August 25, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.833333
Book of Fury    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Heroic)

The Book of Fury is a tool that many aspiring vampire hunters would kill to get their hands on.  Of course, since the only way to get it would be to pry it from the dead hand of the Reverend Fury…

Shadoweagle
August 20, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
Scroll of mute    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Ever had that oh-so-annoying companion, that just wouldnt shut up? Here is the perfect remedy.

ephemeralstability
August 5, 2004
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.423077
Trivulo's Compendium    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A dangerous book of maps…

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.

Erebus
January 3, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Lexicon Mortis    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Will this tome be the saviour or the bane of your heroes?

elfkin
December 4, 2003
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.600000
Pentwell's book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)

This book’s origin’s are unknown, it’s owner, Pentwell, an old hermit gnome living of the coast of Felldart found it one day on the shoreline, floating in the tide.  Then, he learned that the book fortold what was to happen.

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Coinlake

       By: Murometz

Coinlake sits perched between two sheer cliffs in the Stigrani range, and is difficult to find, much less approach. Four miles long and two across, the water is a vibrant cyan blue. The lake's shoreline is an unassuming beach of gray pebbles, and its mean depth is seventy feet. The rare times when the sun makes its way between the cliffs and shines over the the still water, one could see clearly the lake's rock-strewn bottom.

Strangely, no fish or aquatic life can be found here.

At night, a peculiar phenomena occurs. When the night sky is clear, the moon and stars are reflected in the lake's surface, but if one were to look at the surface from a high vantage point, the reflection does not match the firmament above!

Instead the water's surface reflects the night sky of some other distant world and seventeen shining golden moons besides, each ones shimmering upon the water like so many gold coins!

Legends whisper that Coinlake is not a lake at all, but a gate or nexus, to some distant alien world.

The mystery has long remained unsolved, and only recently has the Arch-Duke commissioned an expedition to uncover the secret of Coinlake once and for all. Among the team members are several scholars of the Nascent Academy, an astrologer from the Occultists Guild, and of course the PCs, acting as body guards.

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