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Agar
October 10, 2003
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.291667
Derrin's Vest    Items  (Clothes)   (Combat)

Simple cloth armour with a not so simple secret.

Chi Chio
October 5, 2003
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.307692
Trick Bag    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

A small, ordinary looking red pouch that deters all but the most skilled thieves.

Pieh
October 1, 2003
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 3.346154
Arrow of Personal Hell    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)

A magical arrow made by a evil group whose meeting place was in a dangerous old forest. They called themselves the “The Circle of Hell”. This group included members of varied skills and racial background but were dedicated to one thing, the summoning of hell’s highest mountain to our home plane…

Pieh
October 1, 2003
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 19 / 3.684211
Wing Brew    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

In certain parts of the world, DON’T ask for something in a language the barkeep dosen’t understand or say “just give me anything”

Agar
September 18, 2003
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.800000
Floating Flail    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

A short metal rod connected to a longer wooden handle by ... nothing. The rod floats in the air close to the handle.

CaptainPenguin
August 13, 2003
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.038462
Acorn of the Honorable Whiskered Emissary    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The Acorn of the Honorable Whiskered Emissary was grown on a magical oak by the famous druid, Kuwusa. It gives one a very interesting bond with rodents…

manfred
August 12, 2003
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Orb of Many Talents    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Most Orbs study humanoids in one way or another. But only one makes this a full-time job, in its own way…

Ria Hawk
August 10, 2003
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 4
Votes: 12 / 3.791667
The Paintings of Marcus Diellus    Items  (Art and Music)   (Cursed)

It is said that Marcus Diellus was an artistic genius.  It is true that his paintings are magnificent, but they also have a dark secret.

Ria Hawk
August 10, 2003
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
The Stones of Sinnameron    Items  (Jewelry)   (Campaign Defining)

The finest creations of the gemsmith Sinnameron, the Stones somehow always manage to find their way to the proper people.

CaptainPenguin
August 8, 2003
Hits: 6258
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.250000
Torch Axe    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

This is it. The one that started them all. The very first flaming weapon.

Dimensification
August 7, 2003
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 2.250000
A great sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)

A six foot long steel sword, revered by many, but not much special about it…

CaptainPenguin
August 5, 2003
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.444444
Furious Tiger Talon    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

The great warrior Golden Pinions Youhei once carried this sword. It is said that on the day his wife, Elex, died, he leapt into the sea and sank to the bottom, taking this sword with him.

CaptainPenguin
August 4, 2003
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.181818
War Fan of the Resplendent Burning Phoenix    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

The famous War Fan of the Resplendent Burning Phoenix is a treasure that once belonged to the great hero and warlord, Youhei.

CaptainPenguin
August 4, 2003
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.423077
The Prism Of The Adamant Magistrate    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

An artifact of dark intent, hidden in a mouldering tomb in the jungle, wrapped in rotten cloth…

Almar
August 4, 2003
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.250000
The Staff of the Traveling Wizard    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

This is the staff used by the Traveling Wizard on his journeys. It is a powerful staff with a past even older than the wizard who carries it. This item has a past, and there is more to it than meets the eye.

CaptainPenguin
July 23, 2003
Hits: 4256
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
Star of Tears and Blood    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

This sword, enchanted with the dark magic of the Underworld, is wielded by Never Ending Silence, a Death-Knight.

CaptainPenguin
July 22, 2003
Hits: 7885
Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.187500
Lizardfolk Gold    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

Every year, the Lizardfolk, who call themselves the Quetzalx, send traders to the colony of Armegk, bringing with them their special kind of gold…

Dimensification
July 20, 2003
Hits: 5668
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.100000
The Staff of Undoing    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A spear that could undo the enemy, or undo the beholder…

CaptainPenguin
July 16, 2003
Hits: 5979
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.750000
The Sun Box    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

This is said to be the box in which Urku, creator of the Orcs, captured the sun.

Dimensification
July 16, 2003
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.785714
The Lost Marbles    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

This wizard had unlimited power, until he lost his marbles…

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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.

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