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Set of Lockpicks. The picks themselves are of tiny size that only a halfling or smaller can use. There are only a quarter of the usual amount of picks in this kit. Each pick is made out of a dull silver metal.

This set of lockpicks are stored in a fine leather pouch that has the initials O.N. engraved on the outside. The picks themselves are of tiny size that only a halfling or smaller can use. There are only a quarter of the usual amount of picks in this kit. Each pick is made out of a dull silver metal.

Magical Properties:

Picks will change shape to help undo any lock no matter what size lock. Using these picks will triple the users chance of picking a lock. The picks change to the color of lock when inserted into it. Otherwise the picks will not reflect light in any manner.



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Agar
November 20, 2003, 3:05
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This is a nicely generic class item. Something useful, but not too powerful for the players to have. I would have liked some more background on the initials and any stories related to this item. Good work, though.
Tebucatta
February 6, 2004, 18:57
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im a kender, and i need a good set of lockpicks.
Anteaus
March 27, 2005, 15:06
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This is a good item, but I would like more background, and perhaps a history of somekind, who made, why, hwhat happened to it, what is it made of, is it hard to make, etc.
Other then that it looks good, and will soon be in my campaign.
Voted Zylithan
November 27, 2005, 21:32
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What do the initials O.N. mean? That seems like an important detail. This is a good item, but it needs more background.
Voted Murometz
February 8, 2008, 21:31
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I like the name for these precious picks. Like Zylithan, I'd like to know more about O.N. Also, I would like to say a quick hello to Tebucatta. I have never corresponded with a kender before. Thats a cool name, Tebucatta.
Voted Dossta
October 3, 2012, 12:05
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You might consider making a bunch of these nicely generic items and putting them in the same sub together. Maybe 30 thieves' tools or something. Otherwise, I agree with those who have come before me: this item would really benefit from some fleshing out -- more background, notes on use and limitations, etc.
Voted Cheka Man
October 4, 2012, 1:42
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Voted axlerowes
October 4, 2012, 5:55
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I never knew this citadel, back when 100 words was standard, not a novel approach revisionist approach. If the citadel is still around 2023, than it would be interesting to see what the submissions are like then.

I going to bet the move to fiction will have taken over by that point.

I like the mystery of O.N. but would also be interested in knowing what the author envisioned. Somewhere, perhaps, Nimblefinder is out there working the jobs and wearing the pants of grown ups. He may reflect sometime on the RPG days of his youth and the days when he thought of himself as a bit of a writer and do google search for his old handle.

She/He will find that Nimblefinder did have large on-line presence, and hopefully he will pass up Literotica, and RPG cats (other fiction-esque posting sites with a nimblefinder) to go make few nostalgic posts on the citadel. We can only hope......
Voted Moonlake
June 22, 2013, 3:27
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This might have been a very old sub submitted in the early days and while this sub is complete, I cannot really view it as a solid sub given the sparsity of details so I will have to vote 2.5 unfortunately.
Voted valadaar
July 9, 2013, 13:29
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Voted Shadoweagle
January 27, 2015, 19:33
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I'm stepping back in time! These are perfectly fine lockpicks, but today's Strolenite craves more! MORE! MORE!! A richer back story would be fantastic! Who is O.N!?!?

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