The leader of the Seven Brave inhabits this arrogant weapon.
Wizards have unique needs while traveling in adventuring parties that are often difficult to overcome. Many interesting and unusual solutions have been created to deal with the specific needs of an adventuring wizard.
Many wizards find having a study or wizards tower of some sort quite useful for the collection and storage of spells and other knowledge. Rhojin decide to share his tower with his sparrow familiar, Gebs, in an unconventional way.
Need to know which way you took in the maze? Mark your path with chalk.
Leaving a message on the wall for your sleeping lover? Write it in chalk.
Got a virginal sacrifice, a lunar eclipse, but nothing to to inscribe your floor with? No, not chalk; YOU need to get some help. Expensive, professional help.
Discover the real and mythical origins behind items of mundanity!
The Horn of Seven Seals can remove many of one's inate inhibitions, allowing for greater effectiveness in battle. This can come at a hefty price, however.
The deadliest Sinblade, Wrathbringer is coveted by the violent and feared by all.
Fire is best kept in the boiler; it's much too dangerous to be using for something as simple as lumination.
A invaluable tool for those with a thirst for knowledge.
Fueled in large part by the Bearer's own will, this crown allows the right person to sit in judgement over other mortals.
A pair of magical armored gauntlets
An invaluable tool for the master diplomat or spy.
Sometimes, an item is not enchanted, but instead, a person's acts resonate so strongly across the planes of magic that their touch is forever remembered on the physical world. This is the tale of such an item.
A specialized suit of power armor designed for peacekeeping and urban roles
A thaumatechnological weapon, an example of the marriage between intricate technological innovation and sophisticated magic engineering.
An animated marionette that acts as advisor or assistant to a worthy hero.
For the explorer at heart; an item to ease passage through any medium.
A powered melee weapon for power armor assault troopers
The magical tool of a forgotten sect, the spinneret stylus' power may bring as many troubles than it solves.
The ultimate tool of The Hunter; a bow that comes with seven different types of arrows.
Not all hammers are tools of creation. Some are made for destruction, and some rare few truly excel at it.
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.