A unusual choice of wizard in place of a familiar is to chose to bond with an object instead. A more unusual choice is an animated object. When that animated object is a backpack that thinks it's a kangaroo, well, that's just weird.
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.
For the explorer at heart; an item to ease passage through any medium.
"Life, what is it but a dream?" - Lewis Carroll
Some bags have more "extra" than others.
A mysterious legacy of a hard-working and much-loved mariner and welder.
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.
The Necronautilus is a huge undead whale used to transport undead and their masters secretly.
This item provides the user access to other realms in a small package.
If I only had a third hand…or a forth and a fifth…
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.
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.
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!"
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.
After nearly killing himself with the first set of Hot Wheels, Bligard Wirecraft, attempted to improve the design and add some safety. Again the device almost killed him.
This wondrous item has only appeared in the last 150 years. Designed and build by an old and wise (mad or stupid said by some) gnome who loved to travel. This wizard, Bligard Ã¢â?¬Å?TripÃ¢â?¬Â Wirecraft, had the love for travel but hated the standard voyage methods (Horses, Flying, Teleportation, etc). So he developed a set of magic wheels that could be attached to a standard 4-wheel cart to get him from point A to point B as fast as possible. The first set of Hot Wheels nearly killed him, for you see the wheels have only two settings, on and off.
Actually a real-world fungus, just heard about it. A fungus that tastes well and all, no ill effects. UNLESS you consume some beverage, even 3 (three) days after eating it. Then you become really sick, pains, vomiting, all the fancy stuff. Was really used to cure alcoholism. May be a joke or to make sure the heroes spend their time focused on the mission.