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Scrasamax
June 16, 2019
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Biomer    Items  (Materials)   (Campaign Defining)

Biomer, or bio-polymer is a increasingly popular fashion choice in the CE

Scrasamax
July 6, 2018
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Glome    Items  (Materials)   (Campaign Defining)

A glome is a 4 dimensional sphere, the hypersphere version of a tesseract, a hypercube.

Scrasamax
December 28, 2016
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Matter    Items  (Materials)   (Campaign Defining)

Alternate forms of matter

Moonlake
October 22, 2014
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Spritestones    Items  (Materials)   (Sentient)

A little sentient material to spice up a fantasy setting

valadaar
July 17, 2014
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Lightning Steel & Sundries    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

Lightning steel is a miraculous metal formed from an alloy of iron, carbon, silver and pure captured lightning.

Nobody
October 3, 2013
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Dry Ice    Items  (Materials)   (Campaign Defining)

A mineral responsible for refrigeration, arctic landscapes, and hot springs across the world.

Part of my series on pseudo-magical world building

Scrasamax
April 13, 2013
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Commercial Armor    Items  (Materials)   (Combat)

Not all armor is created the same, some is made from sterner stuff, others, not so much.

Ted
February 9, 2013
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Devil's Spit    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A thankfully rare mineral that burn's one skin as if the Devil himself had spit on you

Scrasamax
September 21, 2012
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Cold Iron    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

Myths and misunderstandings swirl around this mysterious metal

Moonlake
June 5, 2012
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Fools' gems    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

 

 “Beware those gems that adventurers try to sell you. Before you know, they turn to fools’ gems”

~ Master jeweller at The Shining Elegance talking to one of his apprentices 
 
Scrasamax
April 29, 2012
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Gems of the Underworld    Items  (Materials)   (Cursed)

Few things shine as bright as the jewels of Hell

Dozus
January 10, 2012
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Ve'laan    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

"Ve'laan rust!" - Sailor slang, meaning "nonsense"

A metal with unique properties, ve'laan is prized by seafaring folk and admired by jewelers.

Pieh
September 15, 2010
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Star Silver    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

The Essence of Light, mined from the body of a fallen Star-Child.

Moonlake
March 27, 2009
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Fantasy fabrics    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

Different types of fabrics in a fantasy setting

Moonlake
March 27, 2009
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Flamesilk    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A type of silk woven from tree saps

Moonlake
March 11, 2009
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Icesilk    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A material similar in texture to normal silk, but woven from strands of ice

Moonlake
February 12, 2009
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Moonsilk    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A type of silk given by a special type of larvae, much finer than conventional silk. Gowns woven from Moonsilk are not more alluring but can also give off musical sounds as breezes rustle over them. 

Chaosmark
January 14, 2009
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Demonforged Ice    Items  (Materials)   (Villanous)

The Writer glimpsed it in his journeys through the various hells, but he paid no heed to it. His tale was about the afterlife and the punishments therein, not the arms and armor of the Darkness.

valadaar
January 13, 2009
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Lechiers Salt    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

A magical Salt, a dangerous bane against ice and snow…

Scrasamax
November 29, 2008
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Frost Shard    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

Crystals have long be heralded as recepticals of magic power. Ice too, is a crystal.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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