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December 31, 2006, 2:33 pm

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Johann's Cloth


A rather non-descript burlap sack with some interesting qualities.

When the great wizard Johann would travel, conducting his studies, he’d very often get assailed by would-be wizards seeking apprenticeship.  On one trip he told a particularly bright aspirant that “if you tell me who told you I was coming Ill let you be my apprentice.”  The child said simply that he hadn’t been told, he had found him by the magical power he exuded.  Perplexed by this Johann began searching a way to hide himself from the senses of hopefuls. 

One day, after a particularly unsuccessful night, he was searching for his spellbook and couldn’t find it.  Finally, in desperation, he used his magical abilities to locate it but still couldn’t find it.  Finally he called his apprentice in to help him search.  The boy found it in no time, under a piece of burlap that the wizard had been experimenting on the last night.  he was surprised at this because the cloth hadn’t done anything when the moon was up.  Still, he thought, Partial camouflage is better than none at all.

When he tried to make any more of clothes though he was unsuccessful, he thinks that maybe there was some variable involved in the creation that he wasn’t aware of, however any searches that he has made to find what the variable was are inconclusive at best.

Magical Properties:

When placed over a magical item it hides the item’s magical aura from the view of anyone actively searching for it.  It can hide anything that has a magic aura from being found by something actively searching for one.

But when exposed to the light of the moon this item ceases to function properly and won’t resume funcioning properly until the moon sets.

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Voted Cheka Man
October 11, 2005, 19:19
Usefull. Not wonderful but I like it.
October 12, 2005, 3:35
A nice,useable item. 3/5
Voted MoonHunter
October 12, 2005, 10:50
Good Solid Item. It has its own complications.
Voted Dragon Lord
October 13, 2005, 9:29
A nice useable little item and not too powerful

Also believable - I can easily imagine such a thing being developed, either deliberately or accidentally

Good, solid word Pariah - 4/5
October 23, 2005, 3:14
Smacks of realism. I like it.

Long may the burlap wave!
Voted Michael Jotne Slayer
December 18, 2005, 19:47
Not much to say, good solid idea with a little extra.
Voted Strolen
August 27, 2006, 21:32
This is a really good one that could come in handy in any number of instances.

"No Magic Allowed" -- hahaha

Magical sensitive creatures that you are hunting can be decieved till the last moment.

Wonder if it would work resting on the burlap? Dishonest at a shop. This is NOT magical sir. I will give you only 2 silver for it.
Voted Murometz
February 17, 2007, 23:56
This is a devious little item. Subtle, but it makes perfect sense. I'll steal it for my own purposes. Nice quirk with the moonlight. I like it!
Voted manfred
February 18, 2007, 4:02
A simple, but beautifully logical item with a useful property - how could I miss it? Correcting oversight now.
Voted valadaar
April 2, 2015, 9:38
This is nifty! The unreproducible creation process is handy.

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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