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Strolen
November 15, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
The Hilbus Series    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Penned by a famed artist/naturalist who was known for his wide travels is a series of illustrated books detailing vegetation, animals, and insects that he had studied. Each manuscript has a very detailed picture of the subject with appropriate labelings accompanied by a recourse on the observations and/or uses of the subject.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Ring of the Day    Items  (Jewelry)   (Non-Magical)

A Ring of the Day is fine piece of metal work. Worn on a necklace, rather than a finger, it is a way to measure the cycle of the day.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
On True Power    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

I know the ultimate weapon. Humans commit folly after folly because they are afraid. Fear was once Humankind’s most powerful ally, giving enormous potency to the instinct for suvival. Now, fear has become Humankind’s greatest enemy, and such is the obtusemenss of my species that is members do not realize it is the most powerful element of Human existance.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
An Old Codex    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This Codex is sealed in either a tube or box, containing some works of great age. The scrolls and papers will be of a language of great antiquity.  These scrolls are cut up and pressed flat into a leafed book, called a codex. While the works are not magical, they might as well be, for they can change the world.

CaptainPenguin
November 11, 2005
Hits: 3711
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
The Mask of Sebak    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

This is a large, heavy mask of Ahursian make, made with tarnished gold and lapiz-lazuli, as well as ivory. It has the appearance of a great crocodile head.

Iain
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Codex Seraphinianus    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A fictional encyclopedia, depicting the bizarre fauna, flora, geography, culture and history of an imaginary world. (Actually a real-world book.)

manfred
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 51
Ideas: 115
Votes: 17 / 4.823529
Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Books of all kinds and purposes, their short summaries as well as wide descriptions, come and enjoy.

MoonHunter
November 11, 2005
Hits: 12694
Comments: 6
Ideas: 23
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Antioch Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

In Antioch, since the invention of the impressor (the printing press), books have been the “in thing”. Here are some of the most common ones.

Kinslayer
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 12
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Midian Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

There are a number of important, influential, or interesting books of Midian

MoonHunter
November 11, 2005
Hits: 22464
Comments: 22
Ideas: 21
Votes: 10 / 3.900000
DogBounds    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

DogBounds are the pulp magazines and books of their day: cheap, lurid, with a charm of their own.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
Hits: 7071
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
The Red Hand's Guide    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

It is a simple book, a codex, a few dozen loose folios bound together. The cover is heavy stock with a simple red hand that one hopes is impressed in red ink rather than blood.

MoonHunter
October 31, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Green Dragon Crescent Moon Swords    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

This weapons has been made popular by several heroic and near mythical adventuring types that have served the Empire over the last three centuries. They are large, powerful weapons, with a distinctive look to them, suitable for Heroes and those who think they are heroes.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 7
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Lighting    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

Okay. How do your people see? We in the 21st century take good illumination for granted, allowing us to stay up and active for many more hours than our ancestors. Like so many things in a fantasy, people just kind of gloss over it… or think that candles illuminate like a 100 watt bulb. So how do people light up the night in your setting? How late do they stay up if they can light the night?

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Kallio's Stilling of the Heart    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

The Stilling Potion is employed by mercenaries and necromancers alike; a potent concoction that makes the imbiber seem dead for a certain period of time

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
Marcaine's Soothing Brew    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

This Herbal Potion was made by Marcaine, a herbalist renowned for his penchant for making all his potions intoxicating in one way or the other

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
Hits: 6685
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Korinthan Cracker Powder    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves employ the Cracker Powder as a form of safeguard: An alarm system warning them of approaching guardsmen and their like

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
Hits: 5197
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Korinthan Lock Acid    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves often employ this extremely potent acid in their nighttime activities.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
Hits: 6514
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.875000
The Malisso Cabinet    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

The Malisso Cabinet is an ordinary piece of luxurious furniture, but one that might create a lot of trouble for its owner.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
The Tome of Klorak -The Book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

It was the first true “scientific” book of healing arts. Thus the clerical establisment decided it was heretical and all the copies and the author were burned.

Monument
August 9, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.687500
The Strange Parchment    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The bureaucrat in the Office of Interior Development expects us to solve a riddle before he will even SEE us?  You’re kidding me right?  Oh, you’re not kidding…

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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