It all started innocently enough. Ria and I were talking about one of her posts, trying to figure out how said item would effect The Lord.
MoonHunter sayeth: “Imagine all the crap a secret Evil Cultist would have. They might have some obviously “Evil” items hidden somewhere in the house. However, most of his Evil Cultist stuff would be “innocent” in appearance, but have Evil Magic properties. Then imagine said cultist dying, for some reason (an adventurer incident). What happens to all that stuff?
I mean, if the Evil Cultist was a respectable person. They would have an “estate”. After they die, many of these things would be in an estate sale was from a fine upstanding citizen like a Mayor, Guild Master, or Local Industrialist, Cousin of the King, (you get the idea). Innocent people come into possession of these things. They don’t know they are “Evil” or what magical properties they have. “
Ria: “You mean they have a Garage Sale from Hell? wahahaha… So many evil things to play with. If the people who buy these things also die, it could spread the items around, causing all kinds of chaos.”
Cue Evil Laughs
The Rules for Items in this Thread
1) The items should be something that someone should be able to innocently buy and not expect it to be Evil. So no skull cups, no blood encrusted blades, and human thigh bones.
2) The items can be cursed, “gifts” that the Evil Cultist had to further their own goals.
3) The item can be part of their “Evil Cultist Toolkit”, things the Evil Cultist had to make doing their Evil easier.
4) The item can be “left over” from an Evil Scheme, so it might have the bound demon in it, or might be something they used earlier in their career, but no longer have.
And there we go. Have Fun
Lets not go overboard with the magical powers. If the items were “SO POWERFUL” the other Evil Cultists would of scramble into the house and steal it before it could be lost to The Evil Cult.
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CodexA Box of Children's Toys ( Items ) Other - Villanous
It is a box of fairly standard children’s toys. There are dolls, blocks, carved knights and animals. Everyone will think, “Oh I had one of those when I was young.”
A Class Ring ( Items ) Jewelry - Villanous
The ring was an item he was always wearing; innocuous enough that no one would question it. It became his perfect tool of power.
A Holy Book - 1 ( Items ) Books and Scrolls - Villanous
It appears to be a very nice holy book of the dominant good faith, the kind that his passed down from generation to generation. The binding is leather and quite plain, but the inside is nicely scribed and occasionally illuminated. A pity that it will lead you down the Path of Darkness the moment you understand its secret.
A Large Wood Jewelry Box with NickNacks in it ( Items ) Jewelry - Magical
“Where do all those marvelous toys go?!”
A Lucky Piece ( Items ) Jewelry - Villanous
Note From MoonHunter: I finally found the one piece we have been missing from the Garage Sale from Hell thread this entire time. A magic item that every covert Evil Cultist and Demon worshiper must have… a lucky piece.
Altar of Grilling ( Items ) Tools - Villanous
Once the source of power for a cult now scattered, this item acts as both sacrificial altar and food grill.
Amulet of the Damned ( Items ) Jewelry - Magical
‘I told Sir Ursus not to take the amulet, to leave it be in it’s resting place. But he would not listen. We now trek to his place of hiding to remove the amulet and return it, and to destroy that which Ursus has become. ’
- Arch-Danath Maccalas of the Dark Step Tribe
An Old Codex ( Items ) Books and Scrolls - Non-Magical
This Codex is sealed in either a tube or box, containing some works of great age. The scrolls and papers will be of a language of great antiquity. These scrolls are cut up and pressed flat into a leafed book, called a codex. While the works are not magical, they might as well be, for they can change the world.
An Ordinary Flashbulb Camera ( Items ) Other - Villanous
"And 3..2..1..Smile!" *flash* *thump* "Mwahaha."
Beautiful Hair Ribbons ( Items ) Jewelry - Villanous
These simple ribbons caused the near destruction of an entire town. And, the ribbons did nothing wrong.
Bit and Bridle of Horsemanship ( Items ) Transports - Magical
It was a fine harness and reins. The leather was soft and well tooled. The bit was so shiney one thought it could be silver. It looked like no bit and bridle that he had ever seen. Yet, it seemed familiar, like he had heard stories about this before.
Blissmort Toxin ( Items ) Potion - Cursed
The drink was a rare vintage with a light, fruity aroma, but one glass was not enough. It left the drinker craving something more…
Book of Eventful Evenings ( Items ) Books and Scrolls - Sentient
A slightly worn looking, and rather thin book. Its cover is red, but also holds some inset jewels, and the words “Eventful Evenings with Magic” written on the cover in gold leaf. While not a misnomer, it is interestingly deceptive.
Cameo of the Circle's Queen ( Items ) Jewelry - Villanous
“This? It is pretty isn’t it? No it is not new. My mother had it.”
Chamberpot of Holy Blessings ( Items ) Home/ Personal - Magical
Nobody calls it a Chamberpot of Holy Blessings. It is just another chamberpot. It is a secret item, nobody actually knows it exists.
Chess Journal ( Items ) Books and Scrolls - Villanous
“It is your move.”
Child-Eyed Fluffy ( Items ) Other - Cursed
Another scary child’s toy…
Cloaks of Misfortune ( Items ) Clothes - Villanous
At the estate sale of one wealthy merchant, a seamstress found several lengths of black silk cord, the kind that is used for trim and piping. A local seamstress purchased those odd lengths and the remaining bolt cheap and turned out two or three cloaks using the thin black silk cord as trim. An evil seems to follow them, though nobody knows it.
Crystal of Soul Possession ( Items ) Jewelry - Villanous
This crystal looks like just another babble, like a multifaceted lead glass paperweight found in any stationary store. This hides its sinister purpose
Devouring Beds ( Items ) Home/ Personal - Villanous
A handsome bed set, obviously expensive and likely both old, and imported.
Doorman's Tapestry ( Items ) Home/ Personal - Magical
It appears to be an older, above average quality taptestry. The subject is unimportant, so some are religious, others are landscapes, others portaits of kings/ queens, some portray ancient cities. However, you can lose yourself in one.
Egg Cup of Summoning ( Items ) Home/ Personal - Magical
This looks like an elaborately fashioned wooden egg-cup, but it is a powerful magical tool, used mainly by witches to conjure up spirits and familiars.
Estate Sale - Lot 14 ( Items ) Other - Villanous
“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 .....”
Estate Sale - Lot 15 ( Items ) Other - Villanous
“And now Ladies, Lords, and Gentlemen,” I bring your attention to Lot 15. This is nice collection of goods 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 .....”
Knife of Meat-Loving ( Items ) Tools - Cursed
A well crafted but otherwise ordinary steak knife. It makes the cutting of meat sooooooo easy.
Legends of "On True Power" ( Items ) Books and Scrolls - Villanous
Exerpt from the Introduction:
I know the ultimate weapon. Humans commit folly after folly because they are afraid. Fear was once Humankind’s most powerful ally, giving enormous potency to the instinct for suvival. Now, fear has become Humankind’s greatest enemy, and such is the obtusemenss of my species that is members do not realize it is the most powerful element of Human existance.
Locket of Will Capture ( Items ) Jewelry - Villanous
“It is just a locket for portraits of loved ones. It is quite old, but I will sell it to you for cheap. ”
Mask Cloak ( Items ) Clothes - Magical
Getting the favour of a Necromancer, and asking for a magical cloak? Sure, why not.
Mask for the Theater of Cruelty ( Items ) Clothes - Villanous
Will the mask smile for you or frown? Do you know who you are? Do you really?
Memory Book ( Items ) Books and Scrolls - Villanous
It is a personal journal tucked away in an library. It appears as an ordinary journal or diary from the outside and inside. In the spine or binding there is always a tiny strip of metal that other components and symbols are attached. Yet there is more, if you read carefully.
One man's plush toy... ( Plots ) Discovery - Side-Quest
Buttons, how could you?
Pet's Collar ( Items ) Clothes - Villanous
“Heel!” “Roll over!” “Sit!” “Sit Up!” “Beg!” “Speak!” Cue Evil Laugh.
Pillow of Sleep ( Items ) Home/ Personal - Magical
It is a nice fluffy pillow, filled with soft down, covered in a soft, nice fabric. It is soooo comfortable. *yawn* You could just nod offffff when layyyying on .......... *snore*
Retirement Plan Ring ( Items ) Jewelry - Villanous
Being alligned with Evil does tend to make the afterlife a little less appealing. Unless one can somehow claw their way up the heirarchy immediately, one should be looking towards a long, long, long, time of torture and servitude to greater spirits, before any chance of reincarnation will occur. One of the first things Smart Evil Cultists and Priests learn is how to avoid final death.
Riding Crop of Command ( Items ) Other - Villanous
“He looks so regal in his riding gear, carrying his riding crop.” “He looks good without it. He always carries his crop too. He just loves riding.”
Ring of Procrastination ( Items ) Jewelry - Cursed
It is a good looking ring. It is handsome and worth quite a bit.
Sadist Dagger ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Villanous
A dagger with a thirst for blood… but only a little at a time.
Sekkitan blood diamonds ( Items ) Jewelry - Cursed
“In the Black, dead souls creep
Seeking vengence without sleep.
Sacrificed for precious stones,
Rend they now flesh and bones.
Bloody staind and drenched in tears,
Stones cry out to one who hears,
‘Treachery has sown the seeds!
Now you’ll be the one who bleeds!
Wear us well, you who brave,
Next you’ll be in the grave!’”
- Tas-Vessina’s curse
Statues of Calvinus ( Items ) Art and Music - Villanous
Calvinus was one of the finest sculpters known to history. While he performed many an exceptional pieces of historical figures, he is best known for his “inspired” pieces - pieces he created out of his own memory. He said he would go into his studio alone, then just “bang out” a piece without break. This process explains his prodigeous output. There are several dozen exceptionally lifelike women (and a few men). Most are beautiful and scantily clothed, but his “Old Washer Woman” is a master piece. Many countries consider Statues by Calvinus to be national treasures.
The Caedea ( Items ) Clothes - Villanous
The teeth of a hungry wolf.
The blood of a murderer.
The cloth of a false saint’s burial shroud.
All of these things and more are used in the creation of a Caedea.
The Cutting Board of Decay ( Items ) Home/ Personal - Villanous
The cutting board is made of wood and there are pictures of apples etched to the corners. This item is somewhat cursed
The Doll House ( Items ) Other - Magical
The Doll House holds what you would expect it to hold, dolls. With one minor detail.
The Guilded Crucifix ( Items ) Jewelry - Villanous
The crucifix (or insert holy pendant of your good mainstream religion of choice) is fairly old, more elaborate than normal, and would usually only be worn by someone of great piety or a female of some piety.
The Mask of Sebak ( Items ) Other - Non-Magical
This is a large, heavy mask of Ahursian make, made with tarnished gold and lapiz-lazuli, as well as ivory. It has the appearance of a great crocodile head.
The Mirror of Doom ( Items ) Home/ Personal - Cursed
It was a beautiful thing, a full length mirror in an elaborate gilt frame. But horror and madness followed it.
The Mourner's Cloak ( Items ) Clothes - Cursed
None could deny that the Torner the Fearless’ heartbroken widow did mourning well.
The Paintings of Marcus Diellus ( Items ) Art and Music - Cursed
It is said that Marcus Diellus was an artistic genius. It is true that his paintings are magnificent, but they also have a dark secret.
The Signet Ring of the House Malenti ( Items ) Jewelry - Villanous
The Signet Ring of the House Malenti (minor noble house) has more than a minor political power associated with it. It “seals the soul” of any it touches (with intent).
The Stolen Items ( Items ) Other - Villanous
“Hey! That’s Mine!” “Well, you can not prove that. However, we are selling it today.”
The Tube of Red Lipstick ( Items ) Home/ Personal - Villanous
It is just a tube of make up. Why is it in a locked chest?
The Vintage of Despair ( Items ) Potion - Cursed
The Connoisseurs of the land would remember Vigo Telaggio’s masterpiece, but not in the way he’d intended…
The Waresian Armoire ( Items ) Other - Cursed
The Waresian Armoire dates back to the height of the kingdom of Waresia, a period known for it’s love of baroque and the macabre
Vridian gold ( Items ) Materials - Cursed
“Gold. GOLD. GOLD! Beautiful, wonderous, Gold! I am Rich I tell you. I am the luckiest man alive!”