These birds come in 3 varieties(detailed below) but they all share the following. The bird will present a small token of what it is going to convey(the token will be directly related for the coming vision).This token(if held) will give a very brief flash insight in the brain of the holder.Their origin is lost to time. If speak with animals is cast the chirping will be revealed as"Take this Please!"i
The Common Remember Bird reveals insight about the past. For example it will give a view of a powerful king if you were in the ruins of his city Or maybe seeing ones grandmother you never met.
The Uncommon Remember Bird reveals the present. You might see the throne room of a noble you should see, Or maybe what your mother is up to.
The Rare Remember Bird will reveal the future. Not a possible future but the definite future. It will reveal an enemy(perhaps showing a weakness) Or your grown up son, who looks a lot like you
In all cases the visions are crystal clear, extremely short and fragmented(still providing the incite necessary to understand the vision
Society differs on how these are thought of. In a primitive culture the bird is sen as a powerful sign and in fact there are tribes that see them as divine. highly advanced magical nations often try to seek out the origins and are rewarded with frustration.
Other than all of this, it is a just a small bird, but it's nesting area is only in one spot, a ruined monastery far from any civilization. The birds will not mate if taken from their home. The bird ihas brown wings and body with a white head, it is sparrow sized.
The fact that it is found in a religious ruin.points to a divine origin but that's about it
These can be used to advance a plot or foreshadowing or to advance the player's back story
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6. Aramax - $10
The Lord of Magic was bored. his worshipers were fat and content. His Clerics and paladins were idyll. His demi-gods were busy trying to catch up with paperwork.
So he hatched a really dumb plan: He would seek to add the portfolio of the god of forgotten lore to his own.
For you see the Magic God had long sought to bring the Master of Forgotten Lore to his knee's.
So he created a small bird hat would take bits of knowledge from the object of his desire. His plan had one very bad factor in it: The bird was from his power and could not take from another(He should have leached a small bit from the Master) .
The remember Bird began to take from it's Lord. And in a last bit of irony:The rest of the story was forgotten!
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They cry out for an origin tale! :)
Will add , I didnt put t in because I couldnt settle on one
Curious about why there is a difference in birds...and can you tell? If you see a vision, how would you know that it is a Rare Remember Bird vs. a Common Bird?
But definitely a simple tool to add hints and clues to PCs that need a little help!
They look identical but you instinctively know which one it is("crystal clear"
I’ll admit, the name is catchy.
My only concern is the definite future. That would only work if the PCs lack the ability to change the future, which would imply their actions are constrained. It would be perfectly fine for a story.