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MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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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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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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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”

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Pu-Da    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Pu-Da are called Clubs in the rest of the world. Among the Ankorillian weaponry are different types of clubs for use in close combat.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Paha    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Ankorillian warriors carries, on a regular basis, Na-ha (spears) and many different types of Pahas (daggers). However, these are not daggers as most people think of them.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 20, 2005
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Haio-Mano (Shark tooth weapons)    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Haio-Mano means “A shark’s lei”. These Ankorillian weapons are particularly effective and devastating.

Scrasamax
November 20, 2005
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Cruaunte Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

This sword is unique, made only for the Merchant Prince of [insert city] and his loyal band of mercenaries. The Cruaunte is a hand and a half sword, capable of being used with one or two hands, and from horseback or on foot. Thus, the merchant can save both time and money equipping his men with a universally usefull weapon.

Maggot
November 20, 2005
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Powi fighting net    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

A simple net made of strong jute,this otherwise innocous looking object when combined with the amazing Ahal paste used by the tribsemen of the Powi,can be a serious threat to any warrior who finds himself menaced with this traditional Powi wepaon.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 20, 2005
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Khartand    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Khartand is the oldest and most characteristic of the Taklamar knife weapons.

CaptainPenguin
November 19, 2005
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Dogpick    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

This heavy iron war-pick is was common in the the Pretender Wars

CaptainPenguin
November 19, 2005
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Tyrnithi Arrows    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

A bundle of Tyrnithi arrows. Rare and highly prized by Archers in this Lands.

CaptainPenguin
November 19, 2005
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Ghollish Wide-axe    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The Ghollish Wide-axe was a design of axe popular a few decades ago in the southern provinces of (insert kingdom), especially among peasants involved in the Sickle of Justice rebellion (though these favored sickles to axes).

Dragonlordmax
November 17, 2005
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Ghorish Maw    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The Ghorish Maw is used by the Ogre Tribes which live in the Ghor Mountains, named after a legendary Ogre Chieftain who once resided there. Known for his love of eating, these are the weapons he armed his warriors with.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Woodsman's Blade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

A Woodsman Blade is a useful tool for those who ply the woods. It is often the primary weapon for a variety of Woodsman Organization.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Wei-Jai Broadsword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The Wei-Jai were carried by Chinese soldiers during the anti-piracy campaign in the mid sixteenth century. Chinese sword blades were inferior to the Japanese blades, so there was a period when the Chinese government purchased Japanese made blades fashioned in the Chinese design.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Monk's Spade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

In the north west provinces, the locals used an odd design for their shovels. The blade part is a flat 12” (30 cm) cast iron half circle with a small extension in the back to facilitate mounting on the handles. Like many farming items, they were adapted to be used as weapons by those who had them and had no others.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Pear Wood 100 Longevity Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

To wield such a weapon is to ensure long life and enough luck to have it.

Cheka Man
November 17, 2005
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Spikespear    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

An aquatic spear made of shaped coral.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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100 Luck Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

One Hundred tiny prayers for luck.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Ryder Spear    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

A Ryder Spear is the quintessinal Kerrenese weapon. It is used by Ryders in combat and in tournament, the two most important parts of a Ryder’s life.

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Man-Eating Grapes

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes.

The grapes literally eat their victims from the inside out, via cell death, melting and destroying the organs in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, of the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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