Quest - Magic Items



Original Quest from October 27, 2011 to December 4, 2011

In association with Johnn Four, and all the fine folks subscribed to his Roleplaying Tips Weekly mailing list, we bring you our second collaborative Quest!

Here's the required stat block template to use for your entries:

 * Awesome Name
 * Appearance
 * Benefit
 * Drawback
 * Lore
 * Twist

For an awesome description and guide to these stat blocks, check out Johnn's post describing it.

There will be three sets of *random* prize draws: Nov 7, Nov 21 and Dec 5 -- XP awards per normal as well!)

All entries submitted before each date will be eligible for each random draw. So enter early and often.

Thanks to Gator Games for their prize sponsorship!

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Quest Winners

dark_dragon
November 28, 2011
Hits: 1882
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.350000
Gideon's Mercy    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

 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.

Dossta
December 2, 2011
Hits: 1300
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
The Skald of Seven Shapes    Items  (Other)   (Sentient)

A invaluable tool for those with a thirst for knowledge.

Official Quest Entries

Scrasamax
October 28, 2011
Hits: 978
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
The Sword of Angradhat    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A sword that defines and exemplifies the city of Angradhat

hylandpad
October 29, 2011
Hits: 1680
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
The Gemini Blade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

"It's a bit rusted... but I think with time, you'll find that this ol' thing is a worthy travelling companion. And for you, miss... just 90 sovereigns."

-Mysterious Peddler

Pieh
October 30, 2011
Hits: 1059
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Olla-Taur The White Fang    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

A symbol of desired peace among the Flame and the Frost. The White Fang is a amplifier of chill winds and a pacifier of burning hearts, in the right hands.

Cheka Man
October 30, 2011
Hits: 1133
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Hammer of the Dark    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

The Hammer of the Dark can shroud your opponents in darkness, but if you use it too much, it is said that the darkness will fill your heart and lead to your own  downfall.

Pieh
October 30, 2011
Hits: 835
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Laughter of the Fallen    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

Maddoc sat amid a pile of unrecognizable corpses. Men, Dwarves, Orcs, you couldn't tell. He periodically took a stab at one with his new knife and screamed, "STOP LAUGHING AT ME!"

Cheka Man
November 1, 2011
Hits: 1148
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Howard's Haliberd    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

They didn't nickname him "Sparky" behind his back for nothing...

Redgre
November 1, 2011
Hits: 1007
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.071429
Biter, the Insatiable    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

 'Oh great, another mouth to feed' 

Scrasamax
November 4, 2011
Hits: 1594
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.055556
Moradin's Piece    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Sentient)

A gun made by the God of the Dwarves

Chaosmark
November 6, 2011
Hits: 1034
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Banshee's Cry    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

That Which Kills Without A Touch. The Sorrow of Aler.

valadaar
November 7, 2011
Hits: 1177
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.100000
Chardis's Impeding Arrows    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

"Make sure you wing it before the Emperor draws back his arrow son, a few times if you can, but try not to be too obvious..."

Dossta
November 8, 2011
Hits: 1220
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.136364
The Thunder Sphere    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

An unusual set of armor.

Dossta
November 8, 2011
Hits: 1395
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.909091
Silverbreath    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

If kindness is the currency

that you most often use;

Then Silverbreath may come one day

to light Good Fortune's fuse.

-- Opening to 'The Ballad of the Shepherd and the Wyrm'

Raptyr
November 9, 2011
Hits: 1192
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
The Gi'en Scroud    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

"Isn't it just a skillet?"

"That's what I thought... Now I'm not so sure."

Dossta
November 11, 2011
Hits: 1005
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Winter's Fang    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A dagger wielded in defense of the Modoc tribe, freezing its enemies in their tracks.

Scrasamax
November 12, 2011
Hits: 1087
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
Elematrix    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A magical device that grants the ability to shapeshift

Raptyr
November 13, 2011
Hits: 1116
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Stri'en - The Curled Lute    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

The most melodic of notes, the most soothing of tunes.

"It would help if I knew how to play the thing, though."

Wulfhere
November 17, 2011
Hits: 1383
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.625000
The Shimmering Veil    Items  (Clothes)   (Villanous)

Moon Water Jewel was a woman of breathtaking beauty, so no ordinary gift would do.

Chaosmark
November 19, 2011
Hits: 1472
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.000000
Gateshatter    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

Not all hammers are tools of creation. Some are made for destruction, and some rare few truly excel at it.

Dossta
November 20, 2011
Hits: 1170
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
The Bow of Seven Swans    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)

The ultimate tool of The Hunter; a bow that comes with seven different types of arrows.

Wulfhere
November 21, 2011
Hits: 1220
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
The Spinneret Stylus    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

The magical tool of a forgotten sect, the spinneret stylus' power may bring as many troubles than it solves.

Scrasamax
November 22, 2011
Hits: 1400
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.071429
Blitzhammer    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

A powered melee weapon for power armor assault troopers

Dossta
November 22, 2011
Hits: 1187
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
The Ship of Seven Shores    Items  (Transports)   (Magical)

For the explorer at heart; an item to ease passage through any medium.

Dossta
November 29, 2011
Hits: 1172
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Ring of Seven Stones    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

An invaluable tool for the master diplomat or spy.

Scrasamax
November 30, 2011
Hits: 1092
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Gailerust's Grand Gauntlet    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

A pair of magical armored gauntlets

Dossta
November 30, 2011
Hits: 1234
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
The Crown of Seven Swords    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

Fueled in large part by the Bearer's own will, this crown allows the right person to sit in judgement over other mortals.

Quest Entries

Dossta
December 6, 2011
Hits: 1257
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
The Horn of Seven Seals    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

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.

Dossta
December 27, 2011
Hits: 1932
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
The Staff of Seven Snakes    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Of all the Kings' Items, this one is rarely spoken of in this day and age.  Also known as Kingsbane, this staff has a very dark history indeed.

Silveressa
May 1, 2012
Hits: 971
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
The Cane of Abdication    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

"The gods must have truly wanted the king to drown, to make him meet such an end in a mud puddle, most unfortunate indeed. Then again we all knew he was unsteady on his feet, a pity that cane his son gave him for his 85th birthday didn't serve him better..."

A magically cursed walking stick, often gifted to those who have been on the throne a little too long. Suitable for use in any magical fantasy setting and easily adapted to higher tech magical settings.

valadaar
March 11, 2014
Hits: 843
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.000000
The Vile Vial    Items  (Potion)   (Villanous)

"That one, you might want to be careful with that. It doesn't like people..."

"A potion? "

Moonlake
June 7, 2015
Hits: 539
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Han Yu (Cold Jade)    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

An ancient Chinese string instrument (guqin being the actual term) adapted to a fantasy setting



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Walk without rhythm and you'll never learn.

       By: axlerowes

Arakis's zombie problem went largely ignored, because it was believed that the Shai-Hulud (sand worms) would effectively dispose of the undead walkers. Unfortunately the problem grew until the roving herds of sunburnt ghouls threatened the flow of spice. While observing one of the great reanimated masses over take a Harvester from the safety of an ornithopter, an Imperial Zoologists noted that the sand caked flesh eating revenants walked entirely without rhythm.

Shortly after receiving this report the Bene Gesserits claimed to have a solution to Arakis's hellish resurrections. They asserted to the agents of the great houses that the worms could be drawn to the walkers using an ancient sonic weapon. According to the sisters, exposing the zombies to an antediluvian ballad composed by the great master M. Jackson would force them to step in time.

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