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Maggot
November 12, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Knife of Meat-Loving    Items  (Tools)   (Cursed)

A well crafted but otherwise ordinary steak knife. It makes the cutting of meat sooooooo easy.

Pariah
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
The Demon's Advantage    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

Some games are played to be won, others can only be lost.

Maggot
September 3, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.666667
Sword of Inar    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

Bestowed by the pagan Godess Inar,upon the king of Silamarh in the his nation’s most dire time of need,it allowed to destroy nigh single-handed,the great horde of the infamous barbarian war-chief,Hordan.

The classic sword of the incorrigible munchkin,you think? Not quite.

Agar
August 26, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 3.464286
Princess Matriax's Defender    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)

Princess Matriax was the daughter of Lord Greybaer, known from the war as "The Butcher of ..." a handful of towns and a couple provinces. If that wasn’t enough, the princess had her own guard, troupe of guards, that was hers to see trained and use as she see fit.

She didn’t need a defender, not in the sense of some bodyguard. She was quick to take offense, because it amused her to have an excuse to strike people herself, to "quell the insurgents" herself.

She uses her purse to bash people. Her purse is her defender.

Finger Master
August 25, 2005
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Comments: 29
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 2.562500
The Steel Cathexis    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

A potent tool of battle for a confident warrior.

Scrasamax
August 9, 2005
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 26 / 4.596154
Emhyr's Puzzle    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

“I’ve got to finish it, I’ve got to…”

Cardillotang
July 18, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 3.269231
Cloak of Irony    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

The bearer of this cloak believes it makes him invisible to the rest of the world, but the pure irony is that the cloak only makes him more noticable.

Lucint
June 9, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.458333
Lucint's Blood Amulet    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

Even an evil genius can make a mistake…..or two.

Lord jackal
June 7, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 2.500000
Chainmail of Forgetfulness    Items  (Armor)   (Cursed)

Among the more annoying items that has been discovered among the ancient ruins.  The “Chainmail of Forgetfulness” has plagued the minds of heros galore for many years past.

CaptainMayday
May 18, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.192308
Wristbands of the Howling    Items  (Armor)   (Cursed)

The wristbands look ordinary. Sure, they may be a couple centuries old, but they weren’t iron. They were another, magical metal, and they were strong enough to stop even the biggest sword, if you’re fast enough. But they also draw the attention of another, who will hound you to your grave.

Stefan
May 17, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 2.000000
Circlet of Amplus Ater Iris    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

This powerful magic item was created to augment Alienists, a prestige class in the Tome and Blood.

Circlet of Amplus Ater Iris meaning “Circlet of The Great Dark Messenger” (Amplus - great, important; Ater - dark, malicious; Iris - messenger of the gods. Thought by some to mean Nyarlathotep)

CaptainMayday
May 16, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.416667
Last Season's Boots    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

The leather has held out nicely over the years, of course, it’s magical. And their surefootedness is quite remarkable. Pity everyone thinks you’re daft for wearing them.

Chaosmark
April 9, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 3.735294
Armour of the Dead    Items  (Armor)   (Cursed)

A set of armour, fashioned out of bone and metal.

Nobody
April 6, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.277778
Fools Dagger of Invisibility    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

A dagger that makes the user think that he is invisible.

Maggot
March 13, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.409091
The Staff of Mozrak    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)

Can a demon ever learn what it means to feel pity, grief, fear, despair, joy and the rest of those tangled emotions and feelings that plague humans? Can beings who obtain their deepest satisfaction from the suffering they inflict on others,ever embrace those very things they so passionately despise and hate about the mortal races? Mozrak,wisest of the half-demons and beloved of the Mother Godess, believed it not impossible. The Staff is both his curse and gift to his pureblood cousins.

Shadoweagle
March 10, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.633333
Dead Silk    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

An innocent square of delicate material - barely larger than a handkerchief in size. However, those who’s skin come into contact with this cloth, may find themselves wishing they never handled it.

AgentTwiggy
March 2, 2005
Hits: 6943
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.000000
'Gift of the Gods'    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

An ancient sword, corroded yet sharp, which heightens all the worst qualities of its bearer (eg bloodlust, greed, no care for others). [Edited for more detail.]

ephemeralstability
February 27, 2005
Hits: 3397
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
Talezhwar's Bundle    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

A small and horrible bundle of needles and dyes with a truly sickening history and unpleasant side effects.

vladtheimpaler
December 20, 2004
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 1.250000
Blade of Redemption    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

A blade of unmatched power. It is desired by many a warrior, and yet, everyone it comes in contact with is destroyed by it.

Ancient Gamer
December 9, 2004
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.576923
The Mask of the White Witch    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

A white silken mask with burnt edges. A white little mask which eventually led it’s wearer to be burnt at the stake.

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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