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Cheka Man
February 11, 2017
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
30 Sceptres    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Thirty Scepters, some of them items of great magical powers, others mere symbols of office, and one or two that are more a bane then a boon to their owners.

Cherry
June 15, 2016
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.250000
Collection of Rings    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Collection of Arcane rings

Scrasamax
October 5, 2015
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Muse    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)

Muse is both a common term for a handheld Cognet linking device, and also a specific brand of said CogLink device. Functionally the Cosmic Era version of a smartphone

Scrasamax
September 8, 2015
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Lux Staff    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

A relatively common magical item from the city of Lionguard

Scrasamax
June 2, 2015
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Iron Muse    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)

A horrific device only employed by the most black hearted of magic users.

Scrasamax
May 27, 2015
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Vlamarend Staff    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

The Staff of the Flame Eagle

Scrasamax
November 11, 2014
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.500000
The Totem of Nahual    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)

The Totem of Nehual is something of a Maltese Falcon. Many have spent long periods of their life searching for it, spending vast sums of money, and in the end never finding it, or only finding it long enough to lose it.

Scrasamax
January 5, 2014
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
Rod of Ashirkelenge    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)

Crafted from the leg bone of the slain wyrm Ashirkelenge, this rod has tremendous magical power in the right hands.

Chaosmark
September 10, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.625000
Reliquary of the Rotting Legion    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)

An ornate reliquary box, covered in fine metalwork that twists the eye and causes headaches.

dustyjohnson
August 6, 2013
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Raven Feather Wand    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Slow and meticulous, Heathen had a great deal to prove to the other witches of her coven. So, she set out to do the impossible: the wand of death.

Mourngrymn
September 27, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Moira Chalice of Kormak    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)

I watched in horror as the final pieces were infused together with dark magics granted to the mighty Kormak by Shivenhusk Himself. The head from Lord King Vyrkril was placed on a base of blacked bone and thrust into the cold burning fire. I swear I hear it scream in agony. Decnus Kormak smiled at his late king and when he pulled the chalice from the blue flame bare handed, he clutched it covetously. That alone made me afraid.

Cheka Man
June 6, 2012
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Tornado Hat    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Combat)

The tornado hat may look laughable to wear, but it's anything but funny when you're facing the tornado caused by such a hat. If using it, beware, do not spin for too long...

Dossta
December 27, 2011
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.666667
The Staff of Seven Snakes    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Of all the Kings' Items, this one is rarely spoken of in this day and age.  Also known as Kingsbane, this staff has a very dark history indeed.

Agar
December 11, 2011
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Rhojin's Tower    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Wizards have unique needs while traveling in adventuring parties that are often difficult to overcome. Many interesting and unusual solutions have been created to deal with the specific needs of an adventuring wizard. 

Many wizards find having a study or wizards tower of some sort quite useful for the collection and storage of spells and other knowledge. Rhojin decide to share his tower with his sparrow familiar, Gebs, in an unconventional way.

Wulfhere
November 21, 2011
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
The Spinneret Stylus    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

The magical tool of a forgotten sect, the spinneret stylus' power may bring as many troubles than it solves.

Pieh
October 30, 2011
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Olla-Taur The White Fang    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

A symbol of desired peace among the Flame and the Frost. The White Fang is a amplifier of chill winds and a pacifier of burning hearts, in the right hands.

Cheka Man
August 26, 2011
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
Demon Spectacles    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Mr James Grimes was a wizard and inventor of some note whose main job was casting small spells to repair things or create minor magical items. On his days off he would sometimes visit the local courts to watch people on trial and thought;what if there was a simple way to tell who was good and who was evil? Would that not save time and money? And so he came up with the idea of the Demon Spectacles to tell the good from the bad.

Pieh
November 6, 2010
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.500000
Moon Razor of ManBeasts    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)

Upon the third storm-cracked night, under the light of a bloated blood red moon, the Razor of ManBeasts was crafted. A show of revenge, or the creation of a druid gone mad, no one knows for sure. But the ManBeasts walk the nighted forests now, ever since then, not a coincidence I say.

slartibartfast
October 11, 2010
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.166667
Rod of the Grand Vizier    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
"Healing? No, I'm fine; really. I'll heal up the next time we rest; not now. Thanks."
Pieh
October 8, 2010
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Glowing Idol of Gnashtooth    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

"Goblin Sorcerery? That's bullcrap. A Goblin couldn't enchant the backside of a sick goat to- Well, you get what I'm saying."

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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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