Ghoul with a motive, nicely done. Now, with such an overriding desire, how long will his humanity last before he starts to succumb to the darker impulses, when naked want begins to overpower the near incapacitating fear he has?
I think this is a very well-thought out item. It has uses beyond the typical cursed, or "magical" item as well. I can imagine a plethora of uses in my own games which could use this as a very interesting roleplay hook. Good job, Shadow!
If you have a party who value role-play more than scything down legions of enemies, then this is an excellent tool to establish some more tension, say, a character growing fond of an enemy first through the dagger, but then realizing on his own that the 'villain' is not too bad anyway.. :D Go to Comment
El mucho wow. I find this submission quite interesting, not the least of which is the turn-around assassin. I, for one, never thought the woman was the assassin until she murdered the necromancer. The weapon itself is quite interesting and unique, however, I'm not entirely sure why it gained the properties that it did. I understand how, but not the why. Was the assassin using it to manipulate the necromancer?
As for the army, note the effect's short duration. As for the children, much depends on how quickly the "chocolate" proves lethal... anyway it would be hard to gather a sufficient number of children without becoming too suspicious.
Also, think of the amount of the stuff needed... there have to be many freshly deceased undead, with the spell cast quickly on them, to create the base of this item.
Conquering the world ain't that easy. If it were so, I would be already your only lord and master... or some other Citadelian. :)
But certainly, it is a gruesome thought, worthy of an evil Necromancer. Go to Comment
An old, misanthropic and paranoid man feels his time is coming. There are sons to leave his fortune to, but they are not worth it, not a dime do they deserve! And he doesn't really trust anyone else. And so he has made a decision: as a part of his last will, his henchmen are instructed to burn and destroy all his holdings, buildings as harvest. The lands shall be auctioned off, the proceeds used to pay the servants. Nothing shall stay behind. Nothing.
Depending on the status of the grumpy old man, this weird occurrence may be only a family drama, or it may end up bringing an entire region into chaos. Or the son(s) have found what should happen, and want to prevent it before their sick father dies.