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Warhorn of the Forest Lords

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A horn whose mighty echoes thunder across the battlefield!

A sounding horn carved out of the fallen brach of a redwood tree. The Forest Lords carry these into battle with them to denote their status and inspire their troops. The horn is huge, with a twisting outer casing, and decorated with many tribal carvings. These carvings can denote the history of the particular horn, the achievment of its wielder, or general prayers for battle success. Thin ropevines are tied around the horn in a criss-cross pattern and hang off the side, and feathers, teeth, or nuts are strung from them.
Due to its huge size (about the size of a human torso and head), the horn can only be liften and blown correctly with the giant lungs of a Forest Lord.
It is forbidden to blow the Warhorns when not in battle, or unless there has been an immediate victory.
Since it is non-magical there are no special drawbacks or ways to destroy it.
Seeing it destroyed may have a demorilizing effect on the Forest Lords and their allies, though.

Magical Properties:

The very sight of a Warhorn can ispire the denizens of the forest (elves, dryads, nymphs, giant animals, etc.) in war, because it is a symbol of power to rally troops to, like a flag or standard.
When blown correctly, it gives off a low rumbling sound that increses to a middle-pitch, and can be heard for 10 miles around. Though not magical, this sound can strike terror into the hearts of the enemy, and have a demorilizing effect (like a fearsome warcry).
Before battle, the inside of the horn is lined with a thick coat of special forest herbs, pollens, and ground plants. When the horn is blown, these will immediatly fly into the air, creating a large cloud of the stuff. Though it acts like dirt when it gets into the lungs of the enemy, causing them to cough almost uncontrollably, denizens of the forest who breathe it become refreshed and energized, like they were injected with a megadose of moralizing caffeine.



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CaptainPenguin
October 23, 2003, 22:20
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Very good. Just one question, who are the Forest Lords?
Agar
October 24, 2003, 2:29
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I also want to know what a Forest Lord is, but I do like the outline of the concept so far.

The horns are allowed to be blown in the midst of battle, right? Or else why load them with herbs to harrass the enemy with?
Chi Chio
October 27, 2003, 13:54
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Nice. It's a great item to have in a climatic battle in the depths of some forest.
MoonHunter
October 29, 2003, 1:42
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And it is a magic item that is/ or isn't magical. It is the type of item you find in most fantasy fiction. If you have not gotten a gold star for this one, you should have.
Voted Zylithan
November 29, 2005, 20:06
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I like it a lot. Good description, not too powerful... Like everyone else, I'm eager to hear more about forest lords. I do hope you come back... I think you've been away a while...
Voted Scrasamax
June 14, 2006, 2:03
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Now this is a novel idea, though i think that the horn making a cloud is a bit...peculiar and I dont know how well the mechanics of that would work. Otherwise this is a class act idea!

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