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Shield of Blinding Light

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The shield of the gods forged from the sun by Apollo himself but how can it be…...........

BACKGROUND:

Back long ago in the year 1313 of the lion when the greek gods still roamed the Earth there was parties and dancing and singing all the time.  The joy of all the gods and the happiness of the gods anger Hades that was in the Underworld and heard all of there ruckus.  He hated hearing the flutes and drums and stomping of their parties and the joy they had and it burned his black heart.  He devised a plan to create 13 foul, wretched, blood hungry demons to kill them all and stop the joy.  He also thought to himself if he killed his brother Zeus he would reign and be the most powerful of all gods.

He began his creation and the gods sensed the evil but did nothing and paid no attention to the warnings of what is to come.  Hades began to regularly attend the parties and urge them to be thrown to take the gods’ minds off of the evil presence.  He hated going to the parties but he went anyway all the while his demons would train hard with the fallen dead heros of old time past. 

Apollo however stopped attending these parties because he knew one day he would have to face the evil and if no one cared about it he would be the one to stop it.  He told Ares and Zeus about his feeling but they themselves didn’t even care they just looked at him and said “What could any evil do against a god”.  Apollo frowned upon them and began to forge armour, a sword, and a shield.  He forged the armour and the sword from stone and hard metals in the Earth.  But when forging his shield he took the fire itself from the sun and created it.  It was his most prized possession that he has ever created.  He put into it a spell that would send out an array of blinding light that would blind his enemies from seeing him and he could attack and kill them all.  He was very proud of himself for he was prepared to encounter his enemy now.

In the meantime Hades knew he must train the demons well to be able to kill gods.  He also knew he would have to help them in doing this for they would eventually have to kill Zeus and he was no normal opponent. 

Then finally one day when a mid-afternoon party was coming to an end the Earth beagn to rumble and shake.  The ground began to crack beneath the gods’ feet and the crack slowly got bigger.  Apollo knew the time has came and he put on his armour, drew his sword, and wielded his finely crafted shield.  The crack opened to a giant gap and out came boiling lava and the 13 demons.  The gods stood in awe and in terror for they knew they were foolish on what they have done. 

As the demons drew in for an attack Apollo came out of the sky on his chariot and attacked them surprisingly.  Hades became nervous and began to cast spells and ordered the demons to kill Apollo first.  They all went after Apollo and he raised his shield in front of himself and the light shown brightly and blinded the demons and Hades.  He slowly killed the demons one by one as they scrambled about it pain from the light.  Apollo apprehended Hades and Zeus cast him back into the pit of Hell in which he came. 

Apollo then took his shield and placed it in the Earth where the crack was and sealed the crack shut with his bare hands.  He used the shield as a binder to hold the foundation of the crack in place and seal it up forever.  The gods chanted Apollo’s name in the halls and kingdoms that day and threw parties and told tales of his grand victory.  Apollo with joy rode to the Sun and thanked it for it’s great and powerful creation and for the power he had bestowed in him to kill his enemies.

After the battle Zeus declared that all the gods would now live in his home of Mt. Olympus and never be on the filth of the Earth unless their duties called them to be.  And as for Hades he was never to be let out from Hell unless he was invited to do so by Zeus himself. The shield slowly became forgotten and tale became a legend. The shield began to lose luster, and it’s great power from being in the ground for so long.  It still held powers but they weakened due to it’s loss of luster.

SCENARIOS:

~Your Pc’s are walking in an area and one of them, all of a sudden trips and falls over.  They discover they fell over the shield and eventually wedge it out of the Earth and find out it’s abilities in a battle.

~Your PC’s are given a quest by Apollo himself when they pray to him or they visit one of his temples, he talks to them and gives them a quest of some sort.  If they successfully complete the quest they are given directions to the shield’s location.

~A fat marketman runs in from the desert into a nearby city that the PC’s are roaming around and begins to shout and scream “Look what I found in the desert!”  The PC’s could kill him for it, steal it, or bargain with him to sell it.

DESCRIPTION:

The Shield of Blinding Light is about 4’ tall and is a tower shield.  It is as golden as the sun but it is dull from lossing it’s luster, which can never be restored.  It has a handle made from ruby and a design of the sun in the very middle of the face of the shield.  Looks like a valuable dull looking shield.

Magical Properties:

It blinds your enemies after a successful block.



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Taxus
September 15, 2004, 9:09
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Ok. I know that I'm being bitchy, but if you used Apollo and Hades, why did you change Ares and Zeus?

Also, eventhough I complained about people complaining about this: please don't use game specific stats. Because I honestly don't know what the heck you're talking about in the magic properties section. Something about chances of blinding and the time of effect?

2/5
Scrasamax
September 15, 2004, 9:45
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Spell check! (and I not talking magic either.)

2/5
MoonHunter
September 15, 2004, 10:30
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Presenation marred what could be an excellent post. I am a little annoyed by the god name switch too, but I can forgive that.

The D20 mechanics should be given (if given at all) in addition to a verbal explanation of the results. This allows players/ GMs of other systems who do not know D20 to utilized your post.

example:
yada, yada, yada, blind unless blocked at extreme difficulty, yada, yada.

In D20 it would be a yada, yada, yada.
Royal_Assassin
September 15, 2004, 12:42
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oh I understand that and I tried to explain that it blinds opponents after a critical block and lasts for however long you wish it to last, but I guess you half minds can't read anything straight without getting your ooo no he is using a system thing, it was an example piss ant. Also where are my spelling errors? and I just threw out the D20 as an example. Plus explain to me please the roman and greek god thingy. because I thought that is what they all were called in greek. Apollo is Apollo in both roman and greek.
Royal_Assassin
September 15, 2004, 12:50
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I just went to three websites for information on greek gods vs. roman gods names and Zues, Ares, Hades and Apollo are all greek so check your sources then get back to me where you got me mixing up the gods thingy.

So please people before you complain or point out my errors check your own errors first and become aware of what you post because you may be the one wrong.
Scrasamax
September 15, 2004, 16:02
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Zeus not Zues.

Dont get an attitude.
Royal_Assassin
September 15, 2004, 16:10
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O I see now! My mistake I wasn't getting an attitude I was justed correcting you guys like you corrected me. Sorry about the misinterpretation. Also Moonhunter how did I mar it by the presentation. I don't understand that judgement.

~Royal_Assassin~
CaptainPenguin
September 15, 2004, 17:00
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No, you weren't correcting us like we corrected you...

*cowers in expectation of the Wrath of Royal Assassin, which doesn't come*
(Here comes my Blanket Metaphor!)

Your item is a blanket, which you are knitting for a contest, say, your local fair. However, we come to see how you're getting along, and we notice some holes in your blanket. We point out those holes so that you can patch them to get the First Prize at the fair (5/5).
But, when we point out the holes, you call us "half minds" and "piss ants".
Given, Taxus and Scras, in pointing out holes, have said some things like "I can't believe you made such idiotic mistakes in your blanket!" and "Hole Check!", but they're probably having bad days, and will probably not do it again. Right guys?

About D&D statistics-
I don't want to harp on this, because I verge on being yet another agitator, but I just must say that not all systems contain critical blocks. That's okay, though, I didn't actually feel the need to point out the system. It was easy to discern what the gist of the power was- when you block with the shield, it shines, blinding the enemy.

3/5.
Royal_Assassin
September 15, 2004, 19:21
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Ok but see Captain you put it a lot better than they did and I want to thank you for being so nice. I just hate it when I work on something and submit it and people just point out the negatives. I haven't gotten one yet that everyone says ooooo good item and gives me all 5/5 so I guess one day I will attain that status but not I need to tweak things a bit. By the way guys I was having a bad day because I wrote this thing like 3 times and every time I was almost done my house computer had a power surge and I lost it twice. So I wasn't very happy and it took me about 2 1/2 hours to do this because I lost it twice. But sorry for the comments above if they were offensive and thanks for the input. I hope you like the new properties better. It should fit everyone better in thier fantasy world.

~Royal_Assassin~
CaptainPenguin
September 15, 2004, 20:46
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Hey, don't worry about it, Royal. I don't even get that many 5/5s.
Just check my Upheld Lantern- I thought that was a great idea, but it turns out I was wrong, eh?
Royal_Assassin
September 15, 2004, 21:05
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Naw that was not a bad idea I thought it was great but it needed a few tweaks such as the power a bit to help format it better with everyone else. I meant to rate that a 4/5 but accidently did 3 so o well my bad. But I liked it and am going to use it hopefully in a dungeon type place.
Taxus
September 16, 2004, 7:03
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I want to defend my honor! And first and foremost, I'll apologize if you were offended by my post. My point was not to offend you but I was just puzzled why the names were Zues and Aires, instead of Zeus and Ares, like I've seen them. (Mind you I haven't even heard the other styles before this).

And for the second part, I really, honestly didn't know what the description was about, so it felt logical for me to comment on that, don't you think? So, once again, my point was not to offend, but maybe my "thoughts-to-words" -process was a little flawed.
Scrasamax
September 16, 2004, 7:10
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As the captain above said, we do all have bad days. I apologize.
Royal_Assassin
September 16, 2004, 13:40
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Well I am sorry as well for my harsh judgement.
CaptainPenguin
September 16, 2004, 16:36
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Let the record show that on this day, the Schfifty-Fifth of September, in this year Two-Thousand and Schfifty-Five, the Peace between Taxus, and thereby his ally Scrasamax, and Royal Assassin, was signed upon these grounds, with Captain Penguin as witness.
Voted valadaar
February 15, 2010, 10:19
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An okay item, but the submission should have focused more in the item itself and less on it's background.

Being picky, the Greeks did not use shields of the 'Tower Shield' style. I'm not sure if even the Roman shield would qualify as a tower shield.




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