Archive for January, 2018

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Tuesday Magic Item – Incense of Swift Travel

16 January, 2018

A gift to the stoneVoddick watched the smoke curl up from the incense set on the milestone, he whispered to Gollaon.  “It is rare to see such ceremonies, their roots obviously date far back.”

“Well spotted,” replied Gollaon with an appreciative raised eyebrow.  “I do would place it origins in the mists of time before the Imperium.”

“Will it still work?”

“I suppose that we will find out soon enough.”

Incense of Swift Travel

This incense must be made specifically for each road requiring either careful study of the route or access to an existing formula.  It is usually made in discs or coils to be placed on shrines or milestones.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Door of Diminution

10 January, 2018

Big door, little peopleVoddick was about to pound on the door when Gollaon pulled him back.  “Do not touch the door!”

“Why not?” asked Voddick a little unbalanced by the interruption and demand.

Gollaon pointed to the ground in front of the door where there was a tiny shoe.  “I have heard of wizards using such traps for the unwary.  An enchantment on the door shrinks those who try to open it.  Most wizards who use such a trap also have many large and hungry cats who also know of the door’s properties.”

“The fiend,” said Voddick.

“We had best find another way to approach the wizard within.”

“Agreed.”

Door of Diminution

It is not known what cruel wizard first created these nasty traps, but legend said they was killed by a very angry (though very small) dragon.  These doors are always very heavily built with magical glyphs and sigils worked into the design, often along the edge where they cannot be seen by the casual observer.

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New Magic Item – Lantern of Dancing Shadows

4 January, 2018

Dance shadow, danceVoddick sipped his mulled ale and listened to the beautiful song.  He smiled as the shadows began to dance in tune with the music.

Gollaon sat down beside him with his spiced wine.  “Sublime music and subtle magic, how beautiful.”

“Indeed,” nodded Voddick.

Lantern of Dancing Shadows

These lanterns are always of the highest craftsmanship and are usually decorated with scenes of entertainment and merriment.  While rarely made of material more valuable than copper and glass, they are sometimes adorned with crystals and decorations in gold or silver.

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Fare thee Well December and the Year MMXVII, let us Welcome MMXVIII

2 January, 2018

JanusJanuary, 2018, and the New Year and are just around the corner.   Good fortune to all in MMXVIII!

January is named after Janus (Ianuarius) the god of doorways, usually pictured as looking both forward and back.   We will revisit the themes of doorways, transport and travel for January what with moving into the New Year and all its possibilities.  As usual, if there is something on this theme you would like to see, let me know.

Looking back over December, 2017, we find a rather tame month but not without interest:

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