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MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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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.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Arune Spheres    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

The unearthly sound echoed across the faire over the din of the crowd. An apprentice trying to make some extra coin had found a way to utilize his training tool.  While this would scandalize his master and his peers, the common folk were mesmerized by the unique sound this instrument performed.

ephemeralstability
December 4, 2005
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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…

Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Funeral Gold and Grave Silver    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

Untold years, laying in the deep
Sheltered in the sepulchre earth
Borne by the dead who never speak
Funeral Gold and Grave Silver
Beware the gift
Beware the giver

ephemeralstability
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 10
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Cups and Rings    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Archaeologists have long wondered about the origins of “cup and ring-marked stones”, the mysterious rocks found on deserted tracts of moorland bearing markings resembling small shallow pits with concentric rings and dating to the Bronze-age.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 28, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Ko-Ho baccie    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

This strange tobacco mixture that natives of Ankorill use
for both traditional ceremonies and everyday events.

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”

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Trident of Paracelsus    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Though it is a called a trident, it is actually a magic sword of the truest type. It is a mystical device used in ritual magic.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 5
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Ankorillian weaponry    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)

The weapons of the Ankorill Warriors and their uses.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.333333
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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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
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 21, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
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 21, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.071429
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 21, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
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 21, 2005
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.821429
Antiago spear    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

A spear that reflects the life of it’s owner trough small Haiku like poems. As the soldier lives his life the spear casts a shadow of his great exploits. Small runes are carefully etched in the ash shaft after a great battle or another important event in the warriors life.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Khartand    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

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

Pieh
November 20, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Helm of Shump Thokk    Items  (Armor)   (Sentient)

The Cursed form of poor Shump Thokk. He will offer helpful advice to anyone who dons the helmet.

CaptainPenguin
November 19, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.600000
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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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
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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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
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).

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Karmic Overdraft

       By: rickster

As population increases, animal souls are promoted to human before they are spiritually advanced enough in terms of impulse control, etc.: this shouldn't have happened, but karmic progression is automatic, after all--it's a force of nature. But the 'animalization' of humankind bodes ill for civilization.

No doubt the same goes for elves, dwarves, and so on.

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