The Mug of Blood: Description
A ceramic coffee mug with a witty phrase scribed upon its surface. The glossy finish, and standard shape and design, is almost iconic enough to wake you up in the morning without the company of your favorite hot-brewed beverage. Be it coffee or tea, some people just need their caffeinated drink to get up and face the day.
But... What happens when your coffee gets to that lukewarm phase. That less-than-desirable bitter taste of java that just isn't hot enough anymore, but isn't cold enough to be as refreshing as an iced latte? That's when the Mug of Blood takes effect.
The Mug of Blood will, over time, turn any liquid you fill it with into the consistency and taste of blood. The closer the liquid is to room temperature, the stronger the effect. Extremely hot or cold beverages may taste the same as normal. However, once the liquid starts to cool off or warm up a little, the taste and color will become more like that of blood until it might as well be blood. It is not actually blood, and as such, it will not nourish a vampire or suffice in your sacrifices.
This is an item intended as a practical joke for a modernized game with some light magic. It should be relatively simple to transmute one liquid into another in most settings with magic. This effect, being permanently imbued into an item, is typically subject to more limitation. This submission was written with The Garage Sale From Hell on my mind. Enjoy!
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? Responses (7)
I like it. I could see this being given to some red-herring NPC by mistake, and then the party would start thinking that he was some evil necromancer/demon/lawyer that drinks the blood of the living for breakfast.
This would be popular with the Vampire wannabies :P
Would the taste and consistency be enough to trick a full vampire. Could end up being the key to weakening one in order to actually have a chance at defeating it.
Very unusual, definitely needs to be sold in the garage sale. :)
The garage sale from hell is alwys welcome.
Note: the thing will be especially unpleasant and hard to explain if spilled.
Getting blood stains out of clothes and carpets is quite difficult and evokes suspicion, after all.
Perfect for that wannabe cultist. :3
I hate that you destroyed coffee in this manner... love the idea though :D