Items
Clothes
Magical
2.42
6 Votes

3xp


Hits: 4876
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Rating: 2.4167
Condition: Normal
ID: 508

Submitted:

Updated:
October 2, 2007, 6:48 pm

Vote Hall of Honour

You must be a member to use HoH votes.
Author Status

Options


Librarian's Cravat

By:

An item of clothing designed to let librarians reach those books which everyone wants to borrow and are therefore left on the highest shelf.

Instead of buying a lot of stepladders or letting librarians have fun on sliding ladders attached to the bookcases, the Library of All Knowledge and Wisdom provides each of its librarians with a cravat.  This enchanted artifact allows them to float up to the highest bookshelves to retrieve books annoyingly left there.  In order to reduce the cost of the innumerable number of cravats that would need to be made they reduced the floating time to one minute a day.
Although no one outside the library is supposed to own one of these cravats some of the Roaming Librarians (who go into the world to seek for any knowledge that may have accidentaly not been included in the original library) have taken their cravats out of the building and then carelessly got themselves killed by beasties, releasing their cravats into the world.

Magical Properties:

The person who wears the cravat in the correct fashion, that of the Library Knot, can float for (in total) one minute a day, on and off.  To activate the cravat, give the end a pull.  The same is true to de-activate it.



Additional Ideas (0)

Please register to add an idea. It only takes a moment.

Join Now!!



Gain the ability to:
Vote and add your ideas to submissions.
Upvote and give XP to useful comments.
Work on submissions in private or flag them for assistance.
Earn XP and gain levels that give you more site abilities.
Join a Guild in the forums or complete a Quest and level-up your experience.
Comments ( 5 )
Commenters gain extra XP from Author votes.

CaptainPenguin
August 5, 2004, 15:50
0xp
Interestingly humorous description, though overall it is uninspired. Better, at least, than the ring of absolutely nothing, though.

3/5.
Ylorea
August 23, 2004, 7:33
0xp
The general idea is fun, but I do wonder why they say the thing would be less expensive if you can float only a minute a day.... That way most librarians would actualy need a couple of these Cravates, so in the end you would end up having to spend more money...

(3/5)
Voted valadaar
March 4, 2014, 13:23
0xp
A simple commodity item for a world likely rife with magic.
Voted Kassy
May 21, 2014, 11:31
0xp
2.5/5

An interesting idea, if a little underpowered.
Voted Murometz
September 12, 2014, 18:09
0xp
"...releasing their cravats into the world."

LOL!

Also, how does one tie a Library Knot? I must know!!

Link Backs

Regions

Freetext



Random Idea Seed View All Idea Seeds

Rural Mystery

       By: Murometz

The PCs are making their way from village to village across a rural hinterland, when they spot a weird sign along a farmstead's fence, with an arrow pointing to the actual farmstead.

"CRAZY DANCING HOES!!"

If they investigate, a rather sedate local farmer, explains to them that for a mere two coppers, they can witness the show for themselves.

The show involves six ordinary, animated hoes "dancing" on a makeshift stage, as the farmer accompanies them by slapping his thighs to keep the beat, and playing on his flute.

If asked how the trick is accomplished the farmer demurs, not wanting to share his "secret".

"If you can get Old Man Purkiss to tell you how he gets his cows to spout poetry, I'll tell you how I make my hoes dance."

In reality, this minor encounter can lead to the PCs discovering that some localized, magical effect is active in the area. All kinds weird phenomena seem to occur in these parts.

Perhaps the PCs have finally found the ley-line of mana energy that they have been searching for! The party's wizard gets excited.

Encounter  ( Other ) | December 12, 2015 | View | UpVote 6xp


Creative Commons License
Individual submissions, unless otherwise noted by the author, are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
and requires a link back to the original.

We would love it if you left a comment when you use an idea!
PayPal
Powered by Lockmor 4.1 with Codeigniter | Copyright © 2013 Strolen's Citadel
A Role Player's Creative Workshop.
Read. Post. Play.
Optimized for anything except IE.
0.0285