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Moonlake
June 5, 2012
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Fools' gems    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

 

 “Beware those gems that adventurers try to sell you. Before you know, they turn to fools’ gems”

~ Master jeweller at The Shining Elegance talking to one of his apprentices 
 
Scrasamax
April 29, 2012
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Gems of the Underworld    Items  (Materials)   (Cursed)

Few things shine as bright as the jewels of Hell

Scrasamax
September 13, 2008
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Black Diamond    Items  (Materials)   (Cursed)

A rare and diseased jewel, a canker fallen from the heavens

Scrasamax
June 16, 2007
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Demon Jade    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

A glowing green stone flowing with the elemental power of evil

Scrasamax
September 30, 2006
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Agnoscite    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

Thie pearly material is also known by the sinister name of Demon’s Tooth.

Scrasamax
September 12, 2006
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Xanthanite    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

While bronze is cheaper, and steel is stronger, few materials are as desireable for weapons than proper Xanthanite.

Scrasamax
June 4, 2006
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Heart's Scorn    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A jewel to match my heart.

The Lady Givone

Scrasamax
August 25, 2005
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Gem of Xzar    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

An emerald, the size of three fists, and burning with an inner light. A most worthy prize for any adventuring party.

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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