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Scrasamax
May 6, 2006
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Votes: 18 / 4.055556
Buck-Ogre Rum    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Why rum all gone?

Scrasamax
April 26, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Ozian Weaponry    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)

The Axe has long been the symbol of Ozea, and the weapon of choice from the common footsoldier to the one time King.

Scrasamax
April 25, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Characon    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

Resembling more a beetle than a seacraft…

Scrasamax
April 15, 2006
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 4
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The Adamant Chef    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you what you are…

Chaosmark
April 5, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Hry'un    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

From Strolen: (Items) Village has a nearby natural substance that comes from the ground and burns well when lit. They use it only locally and try not to let the secret get out.

Scrasamax
April 5, 2006
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.566667
Elven Green Tea    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Found at the best cafes, and commanding the highest prices…

Nobody
April 3, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
The Kemlar Healing Potion    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

A new healing potion has been discovered. It is cheap to make, easy to brew and prepare, and more powerful than the standard healing potion. So why aren’t adventurers using it?

MoonHunter
March 16, 2006
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
Solomontic Rug    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Non-Magical)

He was frantically pointing towards the glowing mountain. “We need to cast The Spell!”, Bothar screamed!

I held up the scroll we all had risked our lives to get. “Nobody can cast this spell without a prepared mystic space and ritual equipment. It would be suicide,” I said. “Not even him,” I jerked my thumb towards the Magi who smiled slyly.

Silently, he unstrapped that bolt of cloth he had been carrying since I had known him. He unfurled it, tamped it down, with small spikes, pulled a small apothecary chest out, placed and lit four candles on the cloth, drew some lines with some handy chalk, unpacked his remaining tools, then he held his hand out expectantly for the scroll. It took a fraction of a candle mark.

“Solomontic Rug,” he said quietly. “The key to mastery is knowing and having the right tools, be they physical, mental, or magical, and having them ready when you need them.”

Siren no Orakio
March 1, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Sizzler    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

It’s round. It’s silvery. It’s got a handle. It’s been used to make a million excellent meals, and even more dogs. It’s also got a face shaped dent in the bottom.

ArchPegasus
February 17, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Materians- Mages' Orbs    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The merchant grinned “Dear sir, I noticed you had your eye on that charm. Might I interest you in a little bit of its history? Of course I would. I will have you know, that charm has seen its way through many an adventure, and saved the lives of many of the adventurers therein. Legend tells that it was crafted centuries ago by Yurid Norcral, the greated Dwarven runesmith to ever live. Later it was said to have been enchanted by ancient Elven magics which have since been lost to the ages. Quite a rare find.”

Pariah
January 31, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Kazi Weapons    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)

Weapons used by the nomadic Kazi.

Dozus
January 27, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.600000
War Forbici    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The sight of a war forbici on the battle field makes some laugh, others fearful, and some simply confused.  In well-trained hands, however, it can be a lethal weapon.

CaptainPenguin
January 15, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.000000
Stebanos Paint    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

Stebanos paint is a tool of the poisoner’s culture of Tekne, mixed in with make-up, to make a Tekneani noble’s pale adornments deadly.

MoonHunter
January 7, 2006
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.272727
Shadow Shrine    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

A shadow shrine is an elegant solution to a complicated problem for those that are Godsworn.

MoonHunter
December 30, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.722222
Mask of The Monarch    Items  (Clothes)   (Non-Magical)

“The Monarch is Eternal. We care not what he looks like. He gives up himself being himself to be the ruler of the country. “
Chancellor Richelius at the Court of Aldophus IV 1620

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
The Rebec    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Rebec came from the Arabian rabob. It has been known in Europe since the 10th century but their use in art music was chiefly during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
The Organetto    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Organetto is a personal organ that puts out full range sound. Yes this is a real world musical item, but it is so “out of most people’s experience” that nobody realizes it exists.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 1.800000
The Lizard    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Lizard (tenor cornett) is a real world musical item, but they are so “out of most people’s experience” that nobody realizes it.

ephemeralstability
December 4, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 14
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Novel Musical Instruments    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

To give a world a feeling of otherworldliness, it is best to replace some standard, everyday objects by imaginitive replacements. I thought I’d turn to musical instruments as music often defines (or embodies) a culture.

This is just a first idea, feel free to post some more, because I will…

CaptainPenguin
November 24, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Subeya    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

“When I was ten-and-eight years old, I went south to the land of Emhutz, which is near the Holy Land, and I went before the wisest of all God’s creatures but the Prophet, Najaug, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise, who in this time did dwell there, and him I asked five-score questions.”
-The Subeya, “First Song: Going Before the Prophet”

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       By: manfred

As the PCs travel the road, right after a bend they hear a sharp whistle and call: "Heeey, not so lazy, move your asses!" It is a large man that calls, and there are unwilling workers that listen. A small company, 10-15 men work on the road, push boulders aside, dig up roots from under the road, etc. The large man that shouted turns to you, smiles fast and mutters something under his breath, sounds like cursing some lazy worker. "Where does the road bring you from, travellers?" And does a little small-talk.

And what is really happening? A group of bandits is 'adapting' the road for shady purposes. The road will not be wider, but tighter, with enough cover around (and a few traps perhaps), and will become an ideal spot for ambushing travellers or entire caravans. The bandit leader wants them all to appear harmless. The 'lazy worker' he cursed was actually a guard that should give warning before any travellers come around (fallen asleep). Not surprisingly, the boss may decide for an ambush even now.

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