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Cheka Man
January 15, 2008
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Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Spear of Light    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

The Spear of Light is a potent weapon, but those who steal it or do not treat it with the proper respect soon wish that it had never ended up in their hands.

Scrasamax
January 12, 2008
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Pantarbe    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

Pantarbe, floating rock, skystone, drifting earth…

Kassil
January 11, 2008
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.750000
Lightning's Voice    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)

Born half in legend, half in cold science, Lightning’s Voice is a carrier of divine wrath in an age without faith.

the Wanderer
January 8, 2008
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Timepieces of Jal Mornelin    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

Obsessions rarely work out for the best, but chaos makes them interesting… -Anonymous

Siren no Orakio
January 4, 2008
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
Spathi's Ring of Elusion    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A coward’s ring, Spathi’s Ring of Elusion allows the magi wearing it easy escape from battle, and a parting shot to be remembered by at the same time.

Siren no Orakio
January 4, 2008
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.400000
Shadows of Mercy    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

These light daggers are the tools of the priests of Death, bringing Her Mercy to those whom suffer.

Kassil
January 2, 2008
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.916667
Draught of Swiftness    Items  (Potion)   (Magical)

An attempt to improve the venerable elixir of haste, there remain a few… kinks to be worked out.

Cheka Man
January 1, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Slayer    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

This seemingly normal stake is potentially a lot more then it seems. Few people however can unlock it’s full powers, or would want to.

Dozus
December 29, 2007
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
The Celestial Gavel    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

"O Victorious Maul, send down your fury!
O Hammer of Justice, bring Dalraaen’s law!
O Weapon of Righteousness, cast out the unlawful!"
- Magistrate Archivinus Kelstori, Ode to the Gavel

With the patronage of Dalraaen, this heavenly mace is the focus of the Magisterium’s strongest order.  Its darker roots, however, are hidden even to its wielders, and its very existance threatens the world.

Cheka Man
December 29, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.642857
Sigil Swords    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

The famed Sigil Swords were a great help to the naval forces of those who served Big Red, and their magic would only serve their owners, much to the anger of the Admirals of the De Madden Company.

manfred
December 29, 2007
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Winter's Talons    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)

The wicked claw of the Hollow Woods, you would be wise to avoid their feared archers…

Kassil
December 29, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Clothing of Concealment    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Sometimes, you just need to stash something away - some spare cash, a holdout weapon, your gender…

Chaosmark
December 25, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.428571
Arctic Spire    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The fey are strange, but occasionally, just occasionally, their actions make sense.

MoonHunter
December 25, 2007
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
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.

valadaar
December 11, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
New Takes on Classic Magic Items    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Magical)

New Takes on Classic Magic Items

valadaar
December 11, 2007
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
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The Rope of Herithi    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A magical rope with many useful properties.

valadaar
November 29, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Elvish Songblades    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A wonderous weapon bearing the power and grace of the elvish people…

valadaar
November 27, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
The Sundering Crystal    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

A magical, multi-dimensional crystal that damages all it touches, even reality.

Dragonlordmax
November 12, 2007
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 40
Votes: 12 / 4.333333
Magic Candles    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Candles aren’t just for lighting, anymore.

Drackler
November 10, 2007
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 12
Votes: 8 / 3.375000
Harmless potions    Items  (Potion)   (Magical)

A list of harmless (if sometimes annoying) potions.

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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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