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Pieh
December 8, 2008
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VIEEU Boots    Items  (Clothes)   (Non-Magical)

With a twitch of the leg and the push of a button; Houston’s boots emitted a massive amount of steam and he was sent headlong into the air.

Pieh
June 13, 2008
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The Rumrunner's Rum Runners    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Why is all the rum gone?
That crazy fellow over there just poured it all into his boots!
Now with Bonus Item!

Pieh
March 8, 2008
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Deathwalk Boots    Items  (Clothes)   (Villanous)

"Hell hath no fury like MY RIGHT FOOT!" Shardath yelled as he stomped upon the holy ground.

valadaar
December 11, 2006
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Boots of the Asrok    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

Ruan was the first of Tarak’s troops to disappear. When it was time for him to take a turn at watch, his bedroll was empty, and tracks led away from the campsite.

CaptainMayday
May 16, 2005
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Last Season's Boots    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

The leather has held out nicely over the years, of course, it’s magical. And their surefootedness is quite remarkable. Pity everyone thinks you’re daft for wearing them.

shivamuffin
April 29, 2003
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Jin Kalib's Boots of Shadow Walking    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

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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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