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ID: 4065

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July 2, 2007, 2:40 am

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Bag of beholding

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Beauty is siad to be in the eye of the beholder.  Well, now it can be in the hand too, depending on what the peeping tom in you wants to look at with this bag.

Full Item Description
In appearance it’s just a regular bag with the exception of the ornately woven ribbon used to tie it closed.  It’s what this bag does other then hold things that makes it such a valued item though.

History
Magic users since time immemorial have used their powers to see places they couldn’t readily see.  Often these spells make use of common things such as mirrors or other reflective surfaces.  Just as often, this allows other magic users to see what one is looking at, spying on the scrying.

This bag was made by a mage who saw it a waste of room to have an extra item for scrying and didn’t want others to see what he was seeing.

Magic/Cursed Properties
When the user holds the bag closed with both hands and speaks the name of the place or person he or she wishes to see and then opens the bag, a scrying spell will be cast along with an illusionary spell so that when the user opens the bag, there appears to be a flat surface which shows them the target which they designated by speaking it’s name or description.  As long as the description is one that could be easily understood, the bag will work.

If the bag gets any holes in it, it stops working.



Additional Ideas (1)

Sorry, new poster here. :P I added this bit in as a comment, but it works better as a new idea. So I will repost it here, hope you enjoy it.

"In a game I had run for my home group, I also created an item called a Bag of Beholding. Instead of it being used for a scrying spell, it was actually a specially enchanted Spectator beholderkin that had been turned inside out to form an especially leathery Bag of Holding. It was special in that if the Bag of Beholding was turned inside out, it would revert to beholderkin form, and would make an ally for the party. Especially useful in that items placed inside the Bag of Beholding weren't expelled when it was turned inside out; instead the Spectator could retrieve these items at-will for the players, and could add new items into it's bag space by seemingly eating them.

However, my players never got that far, they suspected it was dangerous, and turned it over to a rival team of adventurers. When they heard the exploits of this other team, and their new Bag of Beholding, they launched a crusade to slaughter the other team and take back the Bag.

Needless to say, they were quite evil."
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Comments ( 8 )
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Voted Scrasamax
July 2, 2007, 7:16
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I cant help but think of a dirty old sack-mage opening his bag, looking in and chuckling for no apparent reason.
Voted valadaar
July 2, 2007, 12:36
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I like it, though brief as well.
Voted Strolen
July 2, 2007, 21:32
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I second Scras's thought. "That is just old man McGregor. He just sits in the corner looking into his sack. He found it about two years ago...about the same time he started going a little crazy with his giggle fits."

Great mental picture!
Voted Drackler
July 3, 2007, 16:59
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Yes that is an interesting image. This sub is a little short, but it is actually a nifty idea.
Voted Cheka Man
July 6, 2007, 14:12
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Short but it is sweet.
Voted axlerowes
November 1, 2010, 16:29
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I like it, straight to the point.

Voted Altheon
December 10, 2013, 13:19
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In a game I had run for my home group, I also created an item called a Bag of Beholding. Instead of it being used for a scrying spell, it was actually a specially enchanted Spectator beholderkin that had been turned inside out to form an especially leathery Bag of Holding. It was special in that if the Bag of Beholding was turned inside out, it would revert to beholderkin form, and would make an ally for the party. Especially useful in that items placed inside the Bag of Beholding weren't expelled when it was turned inside out; instead the Spectator could retrieve these items at-will for the players, and could add new items into it's bag space by seemingly eating them.

However, my players never got that far, they suspected it was dangerous, and turned it over to a rival team of adventurers. When they heard the exploits of this other team, and their new Bag of Beholding, they launched a crusade to slaughter the other team and take back the Bag.

Needless to say, they were quite evil.
Murometz
October 17, 2014, 14:54
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come back Altheon! :P


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       By: Strolen

In nature, for instance, a rhino has flies and ticks etc, that live on the hide and live off the blood. Rhino will visit and lie in ponds where turtles will clean the underwater portion of the ticks and a species of bird will clean the the top of ticks and other parasites. What if where the characters camp there were a species of animals that lived off wounds of the creatures. PCs camp. Anybody with wounds on there body are soon covered with small rodent - insect - shadows - whatever. Would immediately see it as a threat I would imagine. But perhaps one of the wounded didn't wake up when it happened, and when they did finally wake they were completely healed. Perhaps somebody was warned of something attacking them but they were able to notice that the wound was actually getting smaller instead of larger. Or maybe they successfully beat the creatures off them and don't notice an improvement, marking this place never to rest at ever again....later learn that villagers send their wounded there but they keep it a guarded secret because they don't want all the attention or traffic and what comes with such a special gift. Could turn into something more too if characters decide to start blabbing about it.

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