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Harramad's Teeth


Teeth: small, durable, and full of potential, if one only knows how to tap it.

Full Item Description
Harramad’s teeth appear to be simply teeth, often with small parts carved away, seemingly without any purpose. Their size can vary greatly, some are crafted from ogre teeth and are the size of a human fist, while some, often coming from brownies and their kin, are quite small.

Fittingly enough, it was a mage named Harramad that first discovered the potential of teeth in regards to magic. There are a number of stories as to how he discovered this, ranging from visions to accidentally having some of his own teeth knocked out.
Whatever the case, he discovered that there is a vast amount of potential in teeth. In and of themselves, they are nothing but a small lump of bone. But when properly worked, they bend magic around themselves in a variety of interesting ways.

Magic/Cursed Properties
Harramad’s teeth can have many, many different abilities, although a given tooth will only ever have a single power. They can be anything from practical, such as lending some of the hardness of enamel to the owner, if worked correctly and worn as jewelery, to a weapon, such as the ones that seem to have had a corkscrew carved into them and are actually capable of burrowing into flesh. There are a few types that, for whatever reason, are more common than others:

-Gnawing The aforementioned corkscrew tooth. Often crafted from the canines, these look absolutely vicious. The depth to which they are capable of drilling is proportional to the temperament of the tooth’s ‘donor’. That is to say, a sharpened cow’s tooth won’t do much at all, but a wolf’s tooth will cause considerable pain and damage.
Worthy of special note in this case are vampire teeth. If used in this manner, they leave holes that bleed profusely and are very slow to heal.

-Hardgut Usually made from either the tooth of a poisonous creature or one that is very hardy, such as an ogre, this tooth is actually used by swallowing it. It then sits in the stomach, neutralizing a good portion of any poisons that happen to be swallowed. Although effective, many become squeamish at the thought of swallowing a tooth.

-Pearly Hide A molar, when carved in this manner and worn as an amulet, lends the hardness of enamel to the wearer’s skin. Though not as strong as metal, it nonetheless reduces the effect of weapons, especially ones that rely on sharpness. Crushing weapons aren’t effected by this very much.

-Cinderfang Only the tooth of a dragon can be crafted into this. Activated by a sharp impact, such as that of being thrown at something, it erupts in a conflagration, just the same as the flaming breath of the dragon it was taken from. The tooth is consumed by it’s use.

-Metamorfang This kind of tooth looks like a mere sliver of bone, so much has been taken off. It is generally used only as a last resort, except by those who enjoy large amounts of pain. It is activated when inserted into the flesh beneath the tongue. It then proceeds to actually force out teeth from every inch of the user’s body. Fangs, molars, teeth of all shapes and sizes erupt from their flesh, with all the pain of months of teething consolidated into a few moments of agony. When it is done however, the user will find that the layer of teeth, though gruesome, is an effective and lightweight armor, and the sharper fangs, some of which can reach up to a foot in length, can be effective weapons. The effect itself can last anywhere from ten to thirty minutes, but when it ends is when the real pain begins.
The teeth all fall out with horrible crackling and popping sounds, and the user can feel every single one go as though it were being pulled out by a team of oxen. Mercifully, the pain rarely lasts longer than a minute, but during that time the poor user will generally be curled in the fetal position and unable to do very much.

-Eye of Harramad At one point, Harramad lost an eye. After recovering to the point where he could function, he decided that this would be another chance to prove the potential power of teeth.
Taking a number of wisdom teeth that had once belonged to wise men, he cut each in a way that it interlocked with the others to form a sphere. It was this sphere that he used to replace his lost eye. Being crafted from several teeth, it has several powers, including the ability to make one’s own teeth change shape at the owners will, the ability to know the location of any teeth that the owner has held in the past, and the ability to sense the presence of teeth that come near the owner (and therefore the beings attached to the teeth).

Additional Ideas (2)

Tootheye - a single tooth, polished into a small ball, so that it is unrecognizable where it came from. It is a detector, allowing its wearer to feel all the toothed creatures within ten feet. The small radius still allows to feel some surprises, if you ignore dead bodies and any companions around. Don't forget the many things without teeth.

Toothache - the badly rotted tooth must have been torn out by a dentist. Crushing it will give your enemy a serious pain, multiplied if it is his tooth. Curiously, the second effect applies also to the undead.

Toothfree - this magical accident, a small medallion, will affect its wearer's emotions to other people. Those with better teeth will be envied, those with worse teeth will be looked down upon. The name comes from the effect of those without any teeth: they will appear completely mysterious and fascinating, be they mundane or even senile grandpas.

2009-01-13 06:29 PM » Link: [5561#69429|text]

This large tooth - possibly the fang from a tiger or other large carnivour, perhaps even a shark -is meant to be imbedded in a wooden club. When so employed, the club will become studded with these teeth and inflict magically enhanced wounds.

2009-01-14 11:19 AM » Link: [5561#69446|text]
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Voted Cheka Man
January 13, 2009, 14:20
A submission tto get one's teeth into. 5/5
Voted Murometz
January 13, 2009, 18:03
Very cool. Every game needs magic teeth!
Voted manfred
January 13, 2009, 18:13
Indeed Cheka - and that is what we should do!

This isn't a scroll for nothing. Let's take a bite...
Voted valadaar
January 14, 2009, 11:19
Not a bad idea for a scroll, and the current entries are interesting!
Voted PoisonAlchemist
September 14, 2011, 6:16

I so badly want this to be expanded. 

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