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?


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

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.

December 29, 2007
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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

November 29, 2007
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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…

December 12, 2007
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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.

December 17, 2007
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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"

December 24, 2007
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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.

December 29, 2007
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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
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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

February 18, 2012
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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.

March 4, 2013
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.666667
Fo Derarer Agger    Items  (Armor)   (Heroic)

Fo Derarer Agger / The Conqueror Armor

June 7, 2015
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Shuang Gu Jian (Double Branched Sword)    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

A legendary weapon for my Dragon Empire setting, inspired by an actual weapon that existed in Chinese history

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       By: MysticMoon

A small, enchanted chest, 2 feet on a side. It is of some dark wood with fantastical images graved upon it. Worn leather straps act as hinges and a simple toggle keeps it closed. Anything placed within it, with the lid closed, becomes accessible to anyone with one of the other 5 identical chests. Once it is taken out of any one of the 6, the chest is empty again. Perfect for passing messages or small items between widespread groups, such as ships at sea and their ports of call or generals on the field of battle.

Ideas  ( Items ) | June 24, 2012 | View | UpVote 6xp

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