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Awesome! Your storytelling is unrivaled, Scrasamax, and this potion has my head swimming with ideas! I particularly like your #2 plot hook. I can easily see an aging poet approaching the PC's and offering them his life savings for the potion. He wants to complete the perfect poem for his dying wife, the love of his life, before it is too late. Once she has passed, he will have no need of his writing skills, and he is more than willing to give up his talent and gold to make her happy one last time, with the greatest love poem he could possibly write. Go to Comment
I wonder how many other ways this potion could express its power. Could it be used to elevate someone of feeble talents into greatness (Or at least mediocrity?) For example, Artus the Lame is challenged to a footrace and hopes to achieve a moderate trot, or Grollgurg the Hunchbacked must seduce a cynical barmaid... After all, Zero x 3 = Zero... Go to Comment
While only a guild of brick makers, this is well brought to the table.
I was thinking of an instance where the PC's are after someone, or something, and it goes into a building that has recently been done. They try to enter through the door but it is blocked, so seeing that the brick is freshly laid, begin breaking there way through the brick wall. Explain that one to a guild and society that relies so heavily on the brick. Go to Comment
Hmmm... I am not really much for the evil for the sake of evil... ok, maybe sometimes.
But this makes the organisation look differently - a group of people, each pursuing their own vendetta, who can't achieve it otherwise - so they mascarade as psychos (OK, they may be quite marked by their past, and there will be real psychos, too). So they would combine their various agendas into what looks like random acts of violence.
Everyone is a hero in their own mind. Nobody wakes up and says, "I'm Evil". Everyone has reasons and justifications for their own actions. This is an excellent look into the mind of an "Evil Knight". (Not so simply Evil seeming now that you know the reasons behind it all.) Two paws up. Go to Comment
Arune Spheres are hollow, blue reflective metallic spheres about 25 cm/ 10" in diameter (though some are larger). They are made of a thickish glass mirrored on the inside. When magical energies are flowed through the sphere, it produces a haunting tone, which can be varied by the type, intensity, and harmonics of energies passed through it. (It sounds like an electronic organ.) If multiple energy flows are generated, multiple sounds can be generated, some of which sound like mundane instruments. Masters of The Craft can replicate almost any sound in their memory with one. Though originally used as a training tools for those with The Power, it has been adapted to be a musical instrument. All it takes is someone with patience, medative training, and a touch of the Power, to use it. (Thus becoming the favorite instrument of anyone who was tested to the first level of the Craft, but failed to advance).