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Scrasamax
December 30, 2015
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The Cursed Cup of Immortality    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

There are two stories to the Cursed Cup of Immortality, the one that was fabricated and sold to adventurers upon return, and the real story.

Scrasamax
April 26, 2013
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Votes: 8 / 3.000000
Chemical Augmentation System    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

Gotta have dat juice!

Golgotha, Shadowrunner and notorious Juicer

VIM40
October 12, 2009
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Passion Purge    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

Fanaticism can be just as dangerous as fire. Spreading like fire, it could spark rebellion and could lead towards violence. As a way to curb devotion to the abstract, king Hareth of Garilroot asked his Mages to come up with a solution for those too invested in an ideal.

Teller
April 19, 2007
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Votes: 6 / 3.166667
Tracer Poison    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

This oily, crimson liquid is rare to find even in the more complete apothecary’s collections. It can be easily applied to any blade or arrowhead as it was designed to do so, however if consumed it will have no ill effects on the drinker.

Wulfhere
December 8, 2006
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The Vintage of Despair    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

The Connoisseurs of the land would remember Vigo Telaggio’s masterpiece, but not in the way he’d intended…

Wulfhere
November 5, 2006
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Blissmort Toxin    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

The drink was a rare vintage with a light, fruity aroma, but one glass was not enough.  It left the drinker craving something more…

valadaar
September 1, 2006
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Flawed Potions    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

Never buy your potions from the Discount Dealer…

Scrasamax
May 12, 2006
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The Merchant's Potion    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

A muse in a bottle, greatness distilled into a single gulp.

Kassil
March 2, 2006
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Votes: 10 / 3.850000
The Potion of Explosive Entrails    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

Even at the best of times, goblins and alchemy don’t mix well…

Pieh
October 1, 2003
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Wing Brew    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

In certain parts of the world, DON’T ask for something in a language the barkeep dosen’t understand or say “just give me anything”

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | October 12, 2011 | View | UpVote 3xp


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