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February 1, 2006, 5:32 pm

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Crystal of Soul Possession


This crystal looks like just another babble, like a multifaceted lead glass paperweight found in any stationary store. This hides its sinister purpose

Full Item Description
A multifaceted lead glass paperweight found in any stationary store. It is palm sized.

A common enough ancient enchantment, if you study dark tomes. The origins of the spells are lost to the depths of history. The triggers for said items are normally “evil”, those that are selfish. That negative emotional energy is the tiny bit of energy needed to release the effect.

Magic/Cursed Properties
By holding this crystal so you can see it and another person, and having envy or greed or evil intent in your heart, you can trap the target’s soul in the crystal. The person in question becomes a souless shadow of themselves.  They act like themselves, but without the “spark”.  They are dull, unimaginative, and fairly unemotional.  By concentrating hard on the crystal, you can take control of the souless one’s body.  The process is somewhat taxing, but can be done for hours at a time.  The soul trapped inside the crystal empowers the magics, so eventually it can be worn down.  If another is taken into the crystal before the first one is gone, the soul is kicked out as a ghost.  It may or may not find its way back to its body, it all depends on the abilities of the soul. 

A pity this crystal looks like a multifaceted lead glass paperweight found in any stationary store. It can be kept in plain site and nobody will know.

A greter pity is that you can stuff your own soul in it, if you catch your reflection in the crystal and stare at it long enough (with evil thoughts in your mind).

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Voted Pariah
November 11, 2005, 20:56
Hehe. PC, 'Im bored so I stare at that paperweight over there.' GM, 'You stare at it for a little while, suddenly you're staring out of it.' Cause think about it, what PC doesn't act evily at some point or another.

4 cause cool has four letters.
February 1, 2006, 17:32
Updated: corrected punctuation.
Voted Cheka Man
August 20, 2006, 8:04
5/5-I want one of these!
Voted Scrasamax
August 20, 2006, 9:20
An essential and basic item of the evil villian's arsenal.
August 20, 2006, 10:44
It is a great piece in the Evil Cultist inventory. Sooo many uses...

Oh and thank you for the HoH
Voted chilled
August 25, 2006, 5:53
i give this a 5/5 it's absolutely brilliant.
sssooooo many uses the fun is endless for GM's and PC's who like a bit of a dark twist in ther game.
Voted valadaar
September 8, 2006, 20:23
Its Perrrrfect.

*Wrings hand menacingly...*
Barbarian Horde
June 23, 2008, 15:48
If a black magick curse is laid upon the individual, that is, by cursing a picture, burning it, and burying it in the earth with feces and with a crystal, any attempts to remove the spell will embody the soul of the individual inside the crystal and it is too late. Even when attempts are made to "cleanse" the crystal after removing the curse and digging it up, placing it in a bowl of saltwater and using various methods to reverse the curse, the crystal may absorb the original tools (excrement and destroyed photo) and these tools can actually be seen inside the crystal. Since the spell, however powerful, can thus not be removed, the crystal must be given to the cursed and he/she must be instructed never to lose the crystal and certainly NEVER BURY IT AGAIN. It is also important to instruct the accursed to never let the crystal fall into the hands of another, lest the other even accidentally "play with" the soul contained. As long as the crystal is in the hands of the cursed, nothing can befall them.

Beware of reversing the curse. If the soul remains trapped inside the crystal, one is shielded from retaliation. However, if the cursed takes the crystal to another practitioner with more "spiritual power" than the one who initially placed the curse, the result can be not only a reversal (sending it back to the cursor) but three times over. Furthermore, the cursed may wish to send a curse in return, and this can lead to instantaneous death.

However, that curse will return to the accursed in the same fashion, creating a vicious cycle of destruction that can follow generations.

Thus, if a soul is trapped in a crystal, the best thing to do in order to reverse said curse is to give the crystal to the cursed one and again, instruct them on the care of it to prevent this cycle and further harm.

Once contained within the crystal, the soul cannot be unbound, however.
June 24, 2008, 17:53
Well the Barbarian Horde at least understands the functions of traditional magics, seemingly with a Santaria/Vodun emphasis.

Unfortunately, this is not a curse - a spell focus, this is a spell bound to an item, not the manifestation of spell itself. In worlds where traditional/ static magics work, what they said will work to a degree. The item can't be safely destroyed with a soul inside, though the disenchanted option is possible. You could use an elemental or animal soul to release the existing trapped soul (in which you will then need a guiding ritual to make sure it makes it back to the correct body). Salt binding for the item is advisable.

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