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MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Encyclopedia Geographica    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The Encyclopedia Geographica is the seminal work of Civilization. The Geographic Green books include maps of every place in the known world and articles about the things in those places. One can honestly say, you are holding the known world in your hand when holding this book.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ring of the Day    Items  (Jewelry)   (Non-Magical)

A Ring of the Day is fine piece of metal work. Worn on a necklace, rather than a finger, it is a way to measure the cycle of the day.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Beautiful Hair Ribbons    Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)

These simple ribbons caused the near destruction of an entire town. And, the ribbons did nothing wrong.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Cloaks of Misfortune    Items  (Clothes)   (Villanous)

At the estate sale of one wealthy merchant, a seamstress found several lengths of black silk cord, the kind that is used for trim and piping. A local seamstress purchased those odd lengths and the remaining bolt cheap and turned out two or three cloaks using the thin black silk cord as trim. An evil seems to follow them, though nobody knows it.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Memory Book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

It is a personal journal tucked away in an library. It appears as an ordinary journal or diary from the outside and inside. In the spine or binding there is always a tiny strip of metal that other components and symbols are attached. Yet there is more, if you read carefully.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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A Box of Children's Toys    Items  (Other)   (Villanous)

It is a box of fairly standard children’s toys. There are dolls, blocks, carved knights and animals. Everyone will think, “Oh I had one of those when I was young.”

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Legends of "On True Power"    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

Exerpt from the Introduction:
I know the ultimate weapon. Humans commit folly after folly because they are afraid. Fear was once Humankind’s most powerful ally, giving enormous potency to the instinct for suvival. Now, fear has become Humankind’s greatest enemy, and such is the obtusemenss of my species that is members do not realize it is the most powerful element of Human existance.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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On True Power    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

I know the ultimate weapon. Humans commit folly after folly because they are afraid. Fear was once Humankind’s most powerful ally, giving enormous potency to the instinct for suvival. Now, fear has become Humankind’s greatest enemy, and such is the obtusemenss of my species that is members do not realize it is the most powerful element of Human existance.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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A Large Wood Jewelry Box with NickNacks in it    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

“Where do all those marvelous toys go?!”

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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The Tube of Red Lipstick    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Villanous)

It is just a tube of make up. Why is it in a locked chest?

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Chess Journal    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

“It is your move.”

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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An Old Codex    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This Codex is sealed in either a tube or box, containing some works of great age. The scrolls and papers will be of a language of great antiquity.  These scrolls are cut up and pressed flat into a leafed book, called a codex. While the works are not magical, they might as well be, for they can change the world.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Doorman's Tapestry    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)

It appears to be an older, above average quality taptestry.  The subject is unimportant, so some are religious, others are landscapes, others portaits of kings/ queens, some portray ancient cities. However, you can lose yourself in one.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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A Holy Book - 1    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

It appears to be a very nice holy book of the dominant good faith, the kind that his passed down from generation to generation. The binding is leather and quite plain, but the inside is nicely scribed and occasionally illuminated. A pity that it will lead you down the Path of Darkness the moment you understand its secret.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Locket of Will Capture    Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)

“It is just a locket for portraits of loved ones. It is quite old, but I will sell it to you for cheap. ”

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Mask for the Theater of Cruelty    Items  (Clothes)   (Villanous)

Will the mask smile for you or frown? Do you know who you are? Do you really?

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Retirement Plan Ring    Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)

Being alligned with Evil does tend to make the afterlife a little less appealing. Unless one can somehow claw their way up the heirarchy immediately, one should be looking towards a long, long, long, time of torture and servitude to greater spirits, before any chance of reincarnation will occur. One of the first things Smart Evil Cultists and Priests learn is how to avoid final death.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Pet's Collar    Items  (Clothes)   (Villanous)

“Heel!” “Roll over!” “Sit!” “Sit Up!” “Beg!” “Speak!” Cue Evil Laugh.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Riding Crop of Command    Items  (Other)   (Villanous)

“He looks so regal in his riding gear, carrying his riding crop.”  “He looks good without it. He always carries his crop too. He just loves riding.”

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Cameo of the Circle's Queen    Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)

“This? It is pretty isn’t it? No it is not new. My mother had it.”

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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