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Quest - What Makes a Weapon Magic



Original Quest from November 29, 2007 to December 30, 2007

What Makes a Weapon magic?

And for that matter, what makes any item magic? What imbues our swords with supernatural cleaving abilities? Who allows our maces to smash through stone? Why do our spears hum with bloodlust? Where does one find this wondrous font of MAGIC? How exactly are these weapons created?

Well?

Now we will find out! We invite you to join Strolen's Winter Quest! Each entry will be awarded an additional 10XP! The winners will be chosen in the first weeks of the coming New Year. Be the first 'winner' of 2008!

For easy reference and further detail see the What Makes a Weapon Magic submission by one of our esteemed authors, MichaelJotneSlayer.

Good Luck to All!


Quest Winners

Kassil
December 29, 2007
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.791667
Nightfall    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Cursed)

Most weapons of legend are made in the days of legend; Nightfall is an exception, birthed in violence and vengeance.

Dozus
December 29, 2007
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
The Celestial Gavel    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

"O Victorious Maul, send down your fury!
O Hammer of Justice, bring Dalraaen’s law!
O Weapon of Righteousness, cast out the unlawful!"
- Magistrate Archivinus Kelstori, Ode to the Gavel

With the patronage of Dalraaen, this heavenly mace is the focus of the Magisterium’s strongest order.  Its darker roots, however, are hidden even to its wielders, and its very existance threatens the world.

Official Quest Entries

valadaar
November 29, 2007
Hits: 2799
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Elvish Songblades    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A wonderous weapon bearing the power and grace of the elvish people…

CaptainPenguin
December 12, 2007
Hits: 2795
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
The Fatal Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

This blade is one of the fabled Fatal Swords of antiquity, the metal of the blade folded one-million times.

epsilon
December 17, 2007
Hits: 2306
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Serivemn    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

Like magic Methnik’s sword passed through that of his foes….All too late, the blade was at his neck, it burnt, stinging like acid, it slivered through skin and muscle. Methnik crumpled to his knees, then to the floor, his eyes greyed over and he heard faint words, maybe those of his foe? "Your last lesson in this life. Your teacher? A Serivemn"

Scrasamax
December 24, 2007
Hits: 2445
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.500000
Spirit of the Steel    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

A methodology for the magic behind the magic weapon.

Siren no Orakio
December 24, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
Legacy of Hatred    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Villanous)

An otherwise simple spear, the dread blade of Hatred brings rot and decay to all it strikes, be it armour, body, or soul.

manfred
December 29, 2007
Hits: 2138
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Winter's Talons    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)

The wicked claw of the Hollow Woods, you would be wise to avoid their feared archers…

Cheka Man
December 29, 2007
Hits: 2337
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.642857
Sigil Swords    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

The famed Sigil Swords were a great help to the naval forces of those who served Big Red, and their magic would only serve their owners, much to the anger of the Admirals of the De Madden Company.

Quest Entries

Strolen
February 18, 2012
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Sidjir Towers    Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)

Sid and Jir were childhood friends growing up in the same town on the ocean. Both creative geniuses, both with the need to be better than the other. Many will tell you that this friendship created their genius while others realized, in hindsight, that it spelled the lands doom.

Darkornyx
March 4, 2013
Hits: 462
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.700000
Fo Derarer Agger    Items  (Armor)   (Heroic)

Fo Derarer Agger / The Conqueror Armor



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Man-Eating Grapes

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes.

The grapes literally eat their victims from the inside out, via cell death, melting and destroying the organs in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, of the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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