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April 6, 2005
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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.

March 14, 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.

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.

March 2, 2005
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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.]

February 27, 2005
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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.

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: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.535714
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.

November 27, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.150000
Amshan's Grasp    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

These extremely potent gloves are otherwise, and more commonly known as the “Telekinetic Gauntlets”.
Are you a weakling mage that cant lift a sword to save yourself? Well then, look no further.

November 5, 2004
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 2.500000
Foolblade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

A weapon of unsurpassed power that takes a dire toll on its wielder.

Pirate Penguin
October 24, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.500000
The Bloody Strings of a Man Forgotten    Items  (Art and Music)   (Cursed)

Amos only wanted to please you with his music.

September 15, 2004
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 2.846154
the Upheld Lantern    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)

The wall unsealed, Mirror Serpent peered inside, ready to gaze upon the riches within. But he recoiled. There was only a withered corpse, and in its hands, a flickering lantern…

September 5, 2004
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.800000
Doomslayer    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

“A brand forged in the dying embers of the old gods, such that a pact was formed in the light of the new era. The birthing gods of the lands would attribute to man his due accord or be unmade from the power that bore them. So it came that man was able to vanquish the tribulations that followed.” ~ Caeracyn folklore.

August 22, 2004
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.714286
The Cloak of Shadoo    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

At first glance,this modest looking cloak made of black leather,seems to be the perfect blessing for anyone literally wanting to become someone else.
The price it exacts fom the wearer however,is a fate worse than death..

June 14, 2004
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.583333
Child-Eyed Fluffy    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

Another scary child’s toy…

May 3, 2004
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.111111
The Window of the Mind    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)

The tale of King Shorthold and The Window of the Mind

April 15, 2004
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.333333
One-Thousand Groans for A Laugh    Items  (Armor)   (Cursed)

Fallu the Sorceress summoned Smile Frown, the Laughing Demon, who chuckled and said to her…

Balmore of azur sky
April 12, 2004
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 1.727273
Claw of the heart    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

An dagger made by setting a long sharp gem in a silver hilt. Its owners rarely survive for a few days…

March 24, 2004
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.615385
Imuricum weapon -    Items  (Materials)   (Cursed)

“Ever in my hand, lies the Blade of the Mad. It’s straight, simple craft is so alluring to me… It drives me to evil, but I love what it does. For the first blood the blade tasted was that of a human.”

March 2, 2004
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 2.150000
Cloak of Wailing Misery    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

A cloak that turns all those who look at the wearer into a quivering mass of tears.

February 11, 2004
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.928571
Band of the Revenant    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

A curiously designed ring - but not uncommon. Similar in design to most traditional ‘magi-rings’, which often hold enchantments on them. But unlike those rings, this one may take quite a hold on you…

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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