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March 1, 2006, 4:18 pm

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Estate Sale - Lot 14


“And now Ladies, Lords, and Gentlemen,” I bring your attention to Lot 14. This is hodgepodge of personal effects that I am sure you will find interesting. If you see anything that peaks your interest, buy it and the entire lot for cheap. Now I start the bidding at .....”

Beautiful Chess set: A beautiful set of “ivory” chess pieces, actually carved from human bone.

The bedspread of nightmares: If someone sleeps beneath it they will have nightmares, initially quite mild but which get worse the more nights they sleep under the bedspread.

The Pictureframe of Souls: Any portrait in this frame will change, bit by bit, over the course of a week to reveal the current state of the souls of anyone in it. The cultist used it to find True Innocents to sacrifice.

Butterknife of paralysis: Doesn’t do any more damage than a regular butterknife, but someone being cut with this can’t do anything but watch you saw into them very slowly. This is from a wish made to a demon long agon. The wisher is long dead, dammed to hell, the butterknife is still here.

The Locket: Beautifully made from shining gold, this locket would be a perfect gift for the wife, girlfriend, mother or daughter of a nobleman, but for one hitch: It’s welded shut.

Essentially, a really nasty demon is bound in the locket, to give strength to the cultist. If the locket is ever actually opened, boom, he comes out and tries to kill everything. He wants revenge. Perfect thing for a PC to give a love interest…

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Voted Pariah
November 11, 2005, 21:08
I like the butter knife, could I buy it from you? I have quite a few people I would love to use it on.
March 1, 2006, 16:18
Updated: updated format
Voted Chaosmark
August 26, 2007, 8:27
Man. The GSFH codex is a large one, and one I know almost everyone on Strolen's likes. So why is there only one vote on this entry?

I think there could be more done with it than just these few items though. Nice job on them though.
Voted Cheka Man
August 26, 2007, 10:57
More people should vote for this I think.
Voted manfred
August 26, 2007, 14:11
Well, while the items are not bad, it's still just a bunch of one-liners defined by their master codex.

I like the Butterknife of paralysis most, it has a distinctive creepiness.
Voted valadaar
August 26, 2007, 14:16
Some interesting nuggets here.
August 27, 2007, 11:38
The Lots are "clean up" from the various entries when this was a forum submission. There was a lot of crap just tossed into it, and this was the all the "straight" ones from various sources. Still, there are some jems in "the lots".

Still, I would rather have "A lot" of short items than nothing at all for the Garage Sale.
August 27, 2007, 11:44
Oh, no objection to their existence. I just think they would probably look better as scroll entries nowadays.
August 27, 2007, 12:00
Personally, I'm finding I like Scroll entries a lot less then I used to. They are hard to reuse and their content is rather hidden. Something like a super-lightweight stub would be nice - it would look like a scroll entry, but be stand alone so it could exist in many subs at the same time.
August 27, 2007, 12:10
Hmmm... if I remember correctly that was one of the options we have considered for Stubs. Post it into the appropriate thread, we may have to extend them.

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The Door

A nifty little encounter appropriate for any powerful sorcerer/magically adept monsters lair.

When the party have penetrated to an appropriatly impressive level/room they encounter The Door, this door is a vessel through which the Sorcerer/Monster can safely work against any intruders, the door is heavy duty iron bound studded oak wrought with craft skill and magic, set in the middle is a crystal orb, once the party get within a preset distance the orb flickers briefly as the door warns its "master" of the intruders, the master can then effectivly possess the door itself, this means that all movement the door is capable of (i.e. opening and closing) come under the control of the master, the master can also cast spells from the door as if he were there himself, all the while any damage that is inflicted in return merely damages the door, this will in effect ruin any of the parties chances of surprise, allow the master to assess the parties abilities while remaining safe and sound and finally will probably cause the party to waste some of their juicier items/spells on a chunk of wood and iron, and if the master happens to have a deadly spell or three it could also reduce the size of the party,

Of course if you wanted to be really nasty you could have the door open to admit one person and then slam shut on the second person (squish) whilst blasting away with every spell in the mastrs repetoir

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