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April 1, 2008, 1:07 pm

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Quantum Sheen


"What does this marveous ointment do you ask? It’s easily worth the 50 gold an ounce I’m selling it to you for my friend, I can promise you that. ... You still want to know what it does? Well, it ... it sorta ... and then it ... Here! Just try a sample here and see!"

Full Item Description
Quantum Sheen is a fantastic susbstance. It’s origin are unknown, perhaps created by some odd God of Chaos, perhaps it IS a God of Chaos. It wouldn’t even be available if the method for its production hadn’t been discovered.

Quantum Sheen behaves differently when exposed to different situations and primarily act radically different when it’s being observed. The only known method of producing it involves molding a container form out of salt pork while not blinking, forming a layer of sand over the salt pork without looking at the sand, then coating the sand with Quantum Sheen behind your back. The Salt Pork is then displaced and a glass jar the size of the form remains filled completly with more Quantum Sheen. No one claims credit for the discovery.

Magic/Cursed Properties

When quantum sheen is coated on items they take on different effects and abilites, sometimes desired, but rarely controled. Think "Oil of Wonder". A weapon coated with it may become a flaming sword against goblins and limp spagetti against Gnolls. Armor could be silenced so long as it has fresh flowers adorning it, or become mist when struck by sling bullets.

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Comments ( 6 )
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Voted manfred
April 1, 2008, 18:20
This item makes me desire a table with many random effects. :)

But I heard it is really a fraud, a slightly psychedelic substance that makes it's users believe it has all sorts of mysterious effects. Anyone who tries it is crazy.
Voted Siren no Orakio
April 2, 2008, 8:00
There is a 50% chance that a cat was involved in this.
April 3, 2008, 23:30
Fox occupies 49% of the remaining potential.
Voted Misanpilgrim
April 2, 2008, 11:52
"Try a sample? Er... no. I've met what's left of your last customer. Get that stuff away from me."
Voted valadaar
April 2, 2008, 15:25
Bizzaar. Me likes....
Voted Murometz
September 9, 2015, 22:06
salt-pork, so bizarre!! Like val, me'likes. Plus "Quantam Sheen" sounds like lingo from the latest Mad Max movie. Shiny!


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Which way is he going?

       By: Murometz

Molk Peruda is encountered by the PCs on the second day of their journey west from the salt-choked port of Quyn, as they prepare to explore the jungle.

He appears a gaunt, wolfish man, with matted, dark hair that sprouts from his head in dreadlocks, contrasting with his well-oiled, blue-black, conical beard. His eyes are hidden ebon shards beneath thick arching brows, his nose, crooked, long, and reminiscent of a snout. His mouth is a thin, dark line, his teeth unseen even when he parts his lips to speak.

His skin is the color of tallow, surprising perhaps for a renowned jungle guide, yet his natural helm of dreads and the jungle's canopy keeps the sun from bronzing his originally pale flesh. On his back are tattooed three women from the waist up, side-by-side, each resembling the other but of different ages. This is a tattoo of Molk's mother, sister, and daughter. His wife (don't bring her up to him!) was killed by marauding Qullan years ago, and appears as her own tattoo on his broad but sunken chest.

His feet shockingly are turned around 180 degrees at the ankle, facing towards his back! A curse from a pernicious shaman. Molk walks feet backwards (he's used to it) and walks backwards, forwards. This can be very disconcerting and outright creepy to the PCs as he guides them through the rainforest.

Slung from his back is an archer's quarrel of treated wood carved to resemble a stalking leopard, in his hand a re-curved composite bow of horn and sinew, with a pair of vivid, red eyes, each one painted on the opposite side of the hand-grip. In a leather sheath at his belt, hangs a falchion, its pommel adorned with a curved bird's head and beak.

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