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Dragonlordmax
February 7, 2015
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Motive Spirits    Items  (Transports)   (Sentient)

The great magics of the past have become the great cars of the present.

Moonlake
October 22, 2014
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.687500
Spritestones    Items  (Materials)   (Sentient)

A little sentient material to spice up a fantasy setting

caesar193
May 29, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
The Thing that Sat Alone in the Dark    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)

An axe of extraordinary power. There couldn't possibly be anything harmful about it- right?

Kassy
May 14, 2014
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Horus 520    Items  (Computers)   (Sentient)

Machine, AI, being, God? The best guarded secret of the country of Egypt, Former Earth. One which secured them their galactic future and survival, at the same time, damning them in the eyes of every nation of the Republic for an eternity.

Dragonlordmax
March 7, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Chrysander    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)

A sword containing the mind of a legendary general, and very picky who may wield it.

Dozus
January 27, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
The Eye of Seenu    Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)

"As he said this he blessed them with his amulet that held the Firestone, which is called also Seenu's Eye. Immediately the priestesses began to praise Tinay, and the people were greatly amazed."

- The Gospel of Dorcas, 7:20-21

young0ne2
January 14, 2014
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Blade of Racial Pride    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)
At first glance, a primitive stone blade with animal hide securing it to a wooden shaft. Once picked up, with in the blink of an eye, the blade takes on the appearance and craft style of the wielders race, filling the individual with racial pride matched by no other...
MysticMoon
September 14, 2013
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.550000
Winter's Gem    Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)

Bluest of sapphires; the ice-cold jewel. From its hoary breath flows the bitter winter winds. The Lady Karina sits there for all eternity, looking deep into the eyes of her lover.

Gossamer
July 31, 2013
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Dorgen's Hammer    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)

A royal heirloom passed down from the original dwarven deep-king Hjotar Zan Madroszal. Also known as the hammer of delayed oomph.

Shadoweagle
July 9, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
The Whitebone Tomes    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Sentient)

Six white tomes, Encased in bone.

They shine in light like polished stone.

Trapped deep inside, fel beasts reside.

Dark power; to the holder, the books provide.

In lakes, submersed, and tombs accursed.

Across the land they are disbursed.

Cheka Man
March 13, 2013
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Lawboon    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)

"Though he walk through the most dangerous ghetto in the city, he shall fear no evil with Lawboon by his side."

caesar193
October 29, 2012
Hits: 1075
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Opprimere    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)

A sword with a mission

EchoMirage
August 24, 2012
Hits: 873
Comments: 5
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Shrouding Kin    Items  (Clothes)   (Sentient)

You shall carry your sibling, be his support and guide.
He shall be your shelter, guardian, aegis firm.
United you stand, divided you fall.

Moonlake
August 24, 2012
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
The 101 Festival Attenders    Items  (Art and Music)   (Sentient)

A painting with a dark history 

caesar193
August 13, 2012
Hits: 833
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.200000
The Soul-Sucker    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)

A special sword that benefits from cleaving skulls at its owner's command.

axlerowes
February 24, 2012
Hits: 895
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.916667
Emotional Program Break or EPB    Items  (Computers)   (Sentient)

EPB: when a computer program goes off the reservation and starts having feelings.

A 100-word piece of Sci-fi minutia

Dossta
December 2, 2011
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
The Skald of Seven Shapes    Items  (Other)   (Sentient)

A invaluable tool for those with a thirst for knowledge.

AlHazred
November 23, 2011
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Woodwise    Items  (Other)   (Sentient)

An animated marionette that acts as advisor or assistant to a worthy hero.

Scrasamax
November 4, 2011
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.055556
Moradin's Piece    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Sentient)

A gun made by the God of the Dwarves

OmegaDraco
August 26, 2011
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 2
Votes: 10 / 3.750000
The Arbiter - Two-Bladed Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)

The two gently-humming, crystal-studded blades are semi-transparent and sharpened to a deadly razor edge. The haft between the blades is decorated with brilliant multi-colored crystals. The balance and craftsmanship are perfect. You feel that these trusty blades will never fail you.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | October 12, 2011 | View | UpVote 3xp


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