Quest - Tattoos



Original Quest from October 16, 2013 to November 26, 2013

Tattoos. So personal yet so public. 

Spells are often written in scrolls, scrawled across doorways or inscribed into mystic blades.  What effects would they have if inked into the skin of a living creature?  Think of ways to expand the use of tattoos within your existing magic system, laws, culture or develop a whole new system centered around body art.  The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.


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valadaar
November 12, 2013
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10 Magic Tattoos    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Magic that really gets under your skin.

Gossamer
November 13, 2013
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Augmented Disposition Tattoos    Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (World Wide)

Are you sick and tired of coming up short in your interactions with another fellow human being? Always getting pushed around?

Are you a loser?

Then you need an A.D.T. Change your life today!

Details A.D.T.s, BT Industries and U.H.A.T.

Scrasamax
November 16, 2013
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Trace On System    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The Trace On System, abbreviated as either TOS or TRON are a series of epidermal implants and nano-fiber filaments implanted to improve the reflexes, balance, and agility of the augment wearing them.

Pariah
November 17, 2013
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Subdermal Monitor    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

At the annual tech show in Dubai this week, IDC has announced its entry into the subdermal monitor wars. Sources in the company say that they believe that their Dermal Screen is more than capable of competing with the iSkin. Here's their official press release:

caesar193
November 18, 2013
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Reposia    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Water)

The Reposians, unlike the rest of Atheus, respect rather than fear the sea. In fact, this respect has grown to border on love and dependence. It is a fact, naturally, that most of Reposian exports are seafoods, and most of its income is from sea-based reasons, from oceanic trading vessels to fish.

Agar
November 24, 2013
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The Lasting Company    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)

During the Death Wars one unit was created filled with fanatics bearing unique tattoos that gave them an invaluable ability impressive in any military action: the ability to cheat death.

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sammo_4gun
October 23, 2014
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Marked One    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

Marked One, a tattooed warrior who is more than he seems...



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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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