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MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Family Art Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

“When I strike at you, I am not alone. I have the courage and skill of my entire family. You do not have a chance!”

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Wind and Fire Wheels    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

In most places, weapons are designed for ease of creation and practicality of use. In others, various weapon designs are developed to meet certain philosophical criteria. Wind and Fire Wheels are of the later type. However, they augment many unarmed combat styles, so in the end, they are an effective weapon.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Heaven and Earth Blade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

In most places, weapons are designed for ease of creation and practicality of use. In others, various weapon designs are developed to meet certain philosophical criteria. This staff was initially designed for philosophical reasons, but has become a very effective weapon in which several martial techniques have been built around.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Bat Blades    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

In the North West Province, Bats are considered Evil (as they are creatures of darkness and bring disease), but are still a sign of good luck. The presence of bats around one (as many locals dig out caves or put up bat sheds) shows a Sly Dark One’s Luck. (In reality, Bats eat locusts, locust pupae, and many other disruptive pests, so farmers with bats near by have better crops). The people of this province have a love hate relationship with these creatures.

Cheka Man
November 17, 2005
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The Retainer's Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The Ducal Retainers of Urania who patrol the ever moving Twilight Zone, carry special swords that only they may legally carry.

CaptainPenguin
November 17, 2005
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Tree-of-Blades    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The Tree-of-Blades (along with the infamous dragonsword, with which we are not concerned here) is the signature weapon and symbol of the Dragonfighters of Mount Taris. It is also known as the Dragonfighter axe, or as the txarian (this name, pronounced “char-EE-ahn”, comes from Txarian Tapolosthes, the feared Chilliarch of the Dragonfighters, who led the his people in a series of short but vicious wars against the Mysians).

Maggot
November 17, 2005
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Shura Fist of Slaying    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Just like with the sharks they so revere,a wrong or inappropriate action can provoke a lethal reaction from a Shura. As the other mer-races are so fond of saying among themselves,the only thing more unpredictable than a shark is a Shura.  This is a prefered weapon, simple yet deadly.

manfred
November 17, 2005
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Generic Magical Items    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

These are the items magic-users and alchymists would be really creating: minor, useful, and easy to sell.

CaptainPenguin
November 17, 2005
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Khawarezmian Papersword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Some call the Khawarezmians primitive. Paperswords are not made of paper or parchament. They are made of thin sheets of bone laminated together. It takes expert craftsmanship to make them. They are anything but primitive.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 17, 2005
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Interesting Weapons- Non-Magic    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Every item does not need to be POWERFUL… EXOTIC… MYTHIC, but it does need to be interesting or useful. After all, if the item is not useful in some way…. why did anyone take the time and materials to make it?

EchoMirage
November 17, 2005
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Luxury items    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)

The high society, the creme dela creme, waste often a great amount of money on luxuries and amusement. In a fantasy world, there is sure more to throw out heaps of money for than fancy clothes, shiny jewels and fast horses, mansions and wars…

Chaosmark
November 15, 2005
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Pyre, Guardian of the Flame    Items  (Armor)   (Heroic)

Pyre, first of the five elemental armors.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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On Flesh and Regrowth    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The Fifth element is that of Spirit, and thus the providence of PrayerCrafters. As Spirit moves, so does the other elements, as there is a connection between them. One is the shadow of the other. When there is a connection, it is always two way. Thus we can manipulate the spirit through the use of the other elements, and obtain healing through the use of non proscribed magic.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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The Way of the Magical Hand    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The Hand is the most important tool in magic. It can be used to trace symbols, focus attention and concentration, and allow for easier manipulation of mystical flows by tying certain actions to similar hand gestures. It is the ultimate tool of civilization.

CaptainPenguin
November 15, 2005
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Don Han, by Don Hazhizhab Takl    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Among the Centasi, especially those of the northern regions (a peculiar debased form of opera is performed among the islands of the north of which we shall not speak), there is no more beloved, ancient, and respected art than opera, that wondrous blending of theater, song, and orchestra. And there are no more respected composers of opera among the Centasi, whether ancient or contemporary opera, than the late masters Signore Anlar Parlat and Don Hazhizhab Takl. Their masterpieces, Phantom Snake and Don Han, respectively, are iconic to all Centasi.

CaptainPenguin
November 15, 2005
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Phantom Serpent, by Signore Anlar Parlat    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Among the Centasi, especially those of the northern regions (a peculiar debased form of opera is performed among the islands of the north of which we shall not speak), there is no more beloved, ancient, and respected art than opera, that wondrous blending of theater, song, and orchestra. And there are no more respected composers of opera among the Centasi, whether ancient or contemporary opera, than the late masters Signore Anlar Parlat and Don Hazhizhab Takl. Their masterpieces, Phantom Snake and Don Han, respectively, are iconic to all Centasi.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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A Book of Cookrye    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Do you know what people should be eating at the social and technological level of your historical analog/ fantasy world?  Do you know what people were eating in the real world at the same cultural/ technological level? Well here is your chance. Did you also know one of the main contributing factors to nationalism and the nation states, post printing press, was the creation of national cuisine through books?

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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The Good Housewife's Jewell    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This work is a real book. It should give you an idea of what people in your historical analog/ fantasy worlds should be expecting to eat. (Or at least if they are English.(

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Utopia    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A depiction of a island society and it compares that land’s unusual political ideas with the contemporary politics of the Known World. The book is a collection of letters between a known minister and a king of a few centuries ago. They discuss the state of things there and the known world. It is sometimes a biting discussion/ condemnation that has caused the book to be disavowed in many places.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Records of the Grand Historian    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This was the magnum opus of Dougus RecordSmith d’Archerous who had written a number of lesser historical pieces. In this work he recounted history of The Known World and Imperium from mythic and pre-imperial times to his present (a mere 130 years ago).

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A man is taken in for a crime years ago. Any who ask or willing to listen, he tells a tale of how he ended up in such a position. So far fetched is the story that many believe it to be false. Perhaps the adventurer who came to town would like to listen to the man's tale?

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