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July 26, 2007, 5:31 pm

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Dueling Towel


Tired of losing those daily fights in the bathroom? Try this towel on for size.

HistoryPercy was tired of being picked on. Tired of getting tripped and bumped in hallways. Tired of being the target of practical jokes, being locked in closets, and hung upside down from flagpoles.

When Percy had left his father’s trade as a stone-mason, had left his home and family, and come to Fremnot’s school of advanced spellcraft, he had not known what to expect. But after a few months of being the school’s biggest target, he wished he had never gone.

What he hated the most was the washroom. It was there, where he was naked and vulnerable, that they always did their worst. He still had welts up and town his body from their daily "towel fights". A fight where he was always outmatched ten to one, by older boys, with longer reach.

It was for this reason that Percy had spent the last two months researching and secretly applying the knowledge of countless books on lightning.

As got out of the common bath, he realized the fatal flaw in his plan. One of the older boys had taken his towel. As the ten boys surrounded him, the jeering already beginning, he could see it. Dread filled him as he watched it being spun into that all too familiar make-shift whip.

None of the other boys realized that his cries of pain, his pleas for mercy, were not simply his normal reaction to their daily tradition. Even after his heart had given out, the healer called, had anybody realized that his towel was in some way unusual.

Magic/Cursed Properties

The dueling towel is just a regular bath towel most of the time. It’s latent power activates only when it becomes damp or wet.

If it is rolled up and whipped out at something, it will release a powerful jolt of electricity.

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Voted Cheka Man
July 26, 2007, 23:07
positivly shocking.
Voted Murometz
July 27, 2007, 10:06
This can obviuosly lead to all kinds of interesting (and funny) scenarios. I wish I had one of these in my high school gym locker!

"Stand back! Dont make me towel-snap you!"

Danger: deadly when wet :)
Barbarian Horde
July 27, 2007, 12:51
Definitely one for the "Silly" freetext...
July 28, 2007, 14:56
Yeah, that was pretty much the idea. I don't know how that story got so serious. The ending isn't even close to how I imagined it.

Oh well.
Voted valadaar
July 31, 2007, 11:46
Okay, this is a wierd one.
Voted Scrasamax
July 31, 2007, 12:35
well..I'm not sure what to say other than this seems about right.
Voted epsilon
August 1, 2007, 20:51
Well I like it, its just the sort of buffoonery and left field things I like in my adventures. I also have kids on my party and this will go down like a treat.
Voted Kassy
August 8, 2014, 6:25
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The PCs are walking along the road, when suddenly a bunch of bandits attacks. The player's dismiss it has just a random encounter, when they find an ornate ring on the leader, obviously out of place with the seemingly poor bandits, who could only afford cheap leather and weapons. This ring has a symbol on it, which, if researched, sets the PCs on a quest. And from then on, the players don't look at random encounters the same way...

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