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Cheka Man
April 6, 2014
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Royal War Train    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

There are a myriad of trains that run on the ley lines all through Vallermoore, delivering passengers and goods to their destinations, but they all have to give way by Law when the Royal War Train comes through.

Dossta
November 22, 2011
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The Ship of Seven Shores    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

For the explorer at heart; an item to ease passage through any medium.

Agar
April 1, 2010
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Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Extra dimensional bag    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

"Life, what is it but a dream?" - Lewis Carroll

 

Some bags have more "extra" than others.

Pieh
June 5, 2009
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Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Spatterball    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

A mysterious legacy of a hard-working and much-loved mariner and welder.

MoonHunter
December 24, 2007
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Wreaths    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

Peter saw it in the shadows. It began like a emerald sparkler. The sparkler begain to move around in a circle. Slowly at first, but with increasing speed. Then gold and silver light began to spin around with the green. Soon the spinning lights cooled. They became metallic, yet still gently glowing in the gloom. Inside the ring, static - like the static on an analog tv - appeared. The first of what he would call Grinches appeared.

Pieh
June 18, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 4.147059
The Necronautilus    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

The Necronautilus is a huge undead whale used to transport undead and their masters secretly.

valadaar
September 12, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Blackthar's Switch    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

This item provides the user access to other realms in a small package.

Scrasamax
June 26, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Quatrebras Harness    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

If I only had a third hand…or a forth and a fifth…

MoonHunter
March 11, 2006
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Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Bit and Bridle of Horsemanship    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

It was a fine harness and reins. The leather was soft and well tooled. The bit was so shiney one thought it could be silver. It looked like no bit and bridle that he had ever seen. Yet, it seemed familiar, like he had heard stories about this before.

Cheka Man
December 22, 2005
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Sleigh of the Storm    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

Once a year, Father Olaf delivers presents to all the people of the world in one night.How does he do it? With the help of the Sleigh of the Storm, and the vital Shard of the Storm within it.

Pieh
December 5, 2005
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Votes: 11 / 3.863636
Dugfar's Dangerous Dwarven Drilling Dirigible    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

The proud dwarven Captain Dugfar stood atop his mighty machine of magic and stone looking down the mountain they had just emerged from; letting the wind whip his beard over his shoulder… "This is a proud day for the Dwarves!" He bellowed. "...and this is just the start!"

Agar
March 4, 2004
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Votes: 8 / 3.375000
The Jester's Loot    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

A world reknown jester was no fool when his mis-applied one of his amusing spells to create a unique way to carry his loot.

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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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