Login or register. (You can now login/register with your social networks.)

Items
Melee Weapons
Combat
3.6
5 Votes

14xp


Hits: 1677
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Rating: 3.6
Condition: Normal
ID: 4873

Submitted:

Updated:
March 3, 2008, 8:18 pm

Vote Hall of Honour

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

Options


Print Friendly and PDF

Mokgum of the Chil Sung Kwan

By:

Handed down from Master to Apprentice for hundreds of years, the mokgum of the Chil Sung Kwan contains the essence of the Way.

Full Item Description
A simple, curved piece of exceptional hardwood, with the rough shape of a sword, the mokgum is a well-worn, though obviously cared for, training tool. All that differentiates it from ten thousand other training swords of its ilk are seven bronze studs, set in the shape of bukduchilseong along the blade.

History
Originally, the mokgum was a gift from the students of the Kwan to their master, Shin Sang Min. Accepted and used, his hand bore it during literally hundreds of thousands of training sessions, and over time, the very memory of that technique slowly seeped into the well-cared for weapon. Though it never saw battle, it was always recognized within the Kwan as the head teacher’s weapon, and as such, it was passed down from kwan jang nim to kwan jang nim even as the generations passed down, each taking the proper care for the preservation of such an old wooden weapon.

Magic/Cursed Properties
When the mokgum is wielded, the weapon will impart an instinctive understanding of the swordsmanship of the Chil Sung Min, at an unparalleled level. Moreover, it will impart the knowledge of how to train in such a way that the understanding will become permanent, in the most efficient way possible.

However, if one does not put in the effort of learning, then over a slow time, the mokgum will withdraw more and more of its secrets from him, until such a time as he begins training once more. Also, the mokgum will not permit itself to be wielded in open battle, as it is a training weapon only, tumbling from the wielder’s hand as he attempts to bring it to bear.

In all likelihood, it will not be removed from the Kwan’s training hall without theft or disaster - But there are always those who hunt for the secrets of others.



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 ( 6 )
Commenters gain extra XP from Author votes.

Voted Cheka Man
March 3, 2008, 21:21
0xp
Certainly something new.
Voted Pieh
March 3, 2008, 22:19
0xp
Very cool. I'm afraid I don't fully understand the drawbacks of not training with it though. If you don't train for a while, but keep the Mokgum, you forget the style and have to train again? So.. would you have to train enough to permenatly learn the style, then pass it on to another? or simply keep training? I'm just a little confused and I'm not even sure how to put my confusion into words.

And in case anyone was wondering (like I was) bukduchilseong is the korean name for the Big Dipper constellation. Thanks, Siren.
Siren no Orakio
March 4, 2008, 6:09
0xp
It's pretty simple, Pieh.

The sword is a teaching tool. When you carry it, you know. When you put it down, you forget anything you haven't trained enough to make permanent. Whatever you have learned is yours, forever.

But, if you don't try to train at all - If you just carry it in your belt while using another sword, for example - It stops trying to teach you, and you don't get to know anything at all.
Voted CaptainPenguin
March 4, 2008, 3:31
0xp
Finally, something based on Korea and not Japan or China...
Voted valadaar
March 6, 2008, 18:22
0xp
A really nice item - though it may take a bit of work to fit it to some game systems, but that is their failing, not this items.
Voted Murometz
March 8, 2008, 9:16
0xp
Like Cap, I enjoy me the korean influences. I like this item's subtle intricacy!

Freetext



Random Idea Seed View All Idea Seeds

A haunting with a difference.

       By: Cheka Man

A ghost is haunting someone with a secret-it\'s not that he murdered the person that became a ghost, it\'s that he went into hiding with a new identity to avoid being murdered, whilst the ghost wants him to join her in the afterlife. The ghost is getting stronger and more dangerous each day. Enter the PCs.

Ideas  ( Plots ) | January 28, 2009 | View | UpVote 1xp


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.
0.0217