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October 31, 2006, 12:51 pm

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Lagniappe Purse


...and a little something extra for yourself

Full Item Description
The Lagniappe Purse is an inconspicuous item, looking like nothing more than a fine quality belt purse (not a ladies handbag, mind you) that many a nobleman or mercenary would carry his money in. So far there is only one of these purses, but it would not be difficult to create more of them.

Created by the Arch-Mage of Style, Anaranda Colaveare of Xanadu, the Lagniappe Purse was a simple way for her to distribute simple gratuity. She had the purse made of the finest of manascaras leather, and had the metal clip fashioned of alchemical copper for both strength and luster. It was then off to ensorcell the pouch with a minor charm of conjuration, completed with an inscription of good faith and good favor to Monnaya, the patron of coinlenders, luck, and prosperity.

Magic/Cursed Properties
The purse allows for a single coin to be drawn from it at any time to be given as a gratuity, or tip. While this is functionally a bottomless purse of coins, the enchanting inscription with both seals the magic also prevents its abuse as the patron of money Monnaya would very heartily dissapprove of a bottomless purse of gold coins ruining its carefully organized fiscal policied.

The conjured coin is never more than a silver piece, and has the conditionality of only being drawn when being presented as a tip. Conjured coins returned to the purse fade almost instantly, reabsorbed by the purse. Anaranda created the purse as a way to be generous to those who helped her, such as helping tote her 22 piece traveling luggage set, or tended her four white horses picked for their blue eyes.


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Voted Mourngrymn
April 28, 2006, 16:48
This is a pretty niffty item. I don't really care for the name of it, as it doesn't really roll off the tongue to well, but the concept behind it and the use of it fit well together. However what would happen if it is in fact used for something else? Is there a side effect should someone tryo to pull form the purse for another reason? Or pull it for a tip then pocket it?
April 28, 2006, 16:50
I will have to start putting pronunciation guides in some of my works, might be a sign to tone down the names a bit.

Lagnaippe (LAY-nay-PEE)
April 28, 2006, 23:19
Wow... did I pronounce it wrong.
Voted manfred
April 29, 2006, 4:24
I kind of like the idea, even with "Arch-Mage of Style". :)

"...also prevents its abuse as the patron of money Monnaya would very heartily dissapprove of a bottomless purse of gold coins ruining its carefully organized fiscal policied." - I take it that the coins can be only pulled as a tip, and for no other purpose. Still, there may be abuses as Mourn hinted, and for these there should be a punishment ready (although being disliked by the patron of money is a pretty clear message).

I would add a condition, that it's user must be a worshipper of Monnaya to use the item - not necessarily a fervent one, but that would make abuse less likely.

(Aside, a little theory: what if the coins come from those the worshippers sacrifice to Monnaya - and so they are simply returned into the economy, not just conjured out of 'thin air'. If there are many more purses one day, they could eventually become a problem, you know. ;) )
Voted EchoMirage
April 29, 2006, 6:16
Now, this item would be far more interesting if it was rather a gift by a 'page girl' (hint hint Monnaya in disguise) for the genuinely generous mage. So, the archmage of style sounds like a cheap bastard who won't tip without an item to make tipping essentially 'free'.
April 29, 2006, 6:36
Now that's an idea... makes the item better than an enchantment for everyone to gain some free change.
Voted Murometz
April 29, 2006, 9:28
Generosity? :D
May 1, 2006, 0:27
Wow, quite a bit of interest in Anaranda's little purse. now for a quick bit of info, The Arch-Mage of Style was a title that Anaranda gave herself as she was both a sorceress, and a clothing maker/fashion designer. As such she had a habit of being a trendsetter in her hometown of Xanadu, Calcobrina and was known for both her extravagant flamboyance, and her hatred of keeping up with change.

Monnaya is at best a minor deity in Calcobrina, the realm of 1000 gods and is given the same amount of respect as accorded to minor catholic saints. Monnaya's sole domain is coinage and coin makers, but as money supplants barter he/she/it grows stronger.
Voted MoonHunter
May 6, 2006, 10:27
I like this item a great deal. It is a nice magic, with a strong conception, that is not all that powerful. It is just that "little edge that magic should bring. Good description too.

I like the idea that it was given by the deity, in the guise of a page or servant.
Voted PoisonAlchemist
March 22, 2013, 0:24
A very cute idea but you really have to be careful with these sorts of things around players. I don't think it should just give something for free, perhaps the tip pouch is populated based upon how generous you are with your time or compliments. I agree it should be a sort of minor divine artifact.


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