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Tuesday Magic Item – Virtue Mask

14 August, 2018

The MaskVoddick fumbled for his purse and dug out several coins and dropped them in the bowl held by the masked figure who, it must be said, presented more as a warrior than a mendicant.  Gollaon fished a coin out from somewhere and dropped it in the bowl.

Once they were safely out of earshot Voddick said, “I respect and pity those who have chosen that past.  it is not the nature of my people to turn their backs on the past.”

“Even for a good cause?” asked Gollaon.

“Especially for a good cause.  How could it be good if your family and ancestors did not approve?”

Virtue Mask

These masks are of simple construction, usually painted wood with eye holes, the front of the mask is painted white (or rarely another pale color) and marked with a rune, sigil or word indicating the virtue it embodies.  The interior of the mask is often scribed with advice or prayers that no one other the wearer would see and then only before donning the mask.  One does not don a virtue mask lightly, to do so is to accept the demands of the virtue inscribed over one’s own desires and drives.

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New Magic Item – Conjure Cat Ring

8 August, 2018

Cat RingVoddick and Gollaon chased after the masked thief and for a moment, they seemed to be cornered but then, with a wink and a grin, the thief threw open the window and leapt out.

“It is over eighty feet to the ground!” shouted Voddick running to the window.

“They have tricks,” said Gollaon a split second behind, looking down to see the thief running across the courtyard.  Gollaon sighed and waved.  “We will not catch them now.”

“Truth.”

“Now how to convince the Doge that the thief escaping was not our fault.”

Conjure Cat Ring

These rings are usually broad and decorated with nine cats, sometimes the cats are obvious, in other designs they are hidden and yet others mix the two styles. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Sack of Snacks

31 July, 2018

Spiced nuts for all!

“Do we have any of those candied nuts left?” asked Voddick.

“We can,” answered Gollaon.  “But we will have to open the sack.”

“Best to wait then,” sighed Voddick.  “What about the rhubarb?”

“Yes, we have some of that.”

Voddick took the bag.  “I will have to be careful.  Guarding these merchants will cause me to run to fat.”

Sack of Snacks

These bags are made of well made but rarely fancy cloth, often embroidered with the mark or shield of a merchant house or guild.  They always feel full of something, even when they are not.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Briand’s Chain of Peace

24 July, 2018

Official Chain“Although it spells the end of employment, I am glad to see this war ending,” said Voddick, watching the signing ceremony.

“I agree,” said Gollaon before taking a bite of apple.

“Where next for us?”

“Perhaps we can get work escorting some of the envoys home?  Some of them seem unconvinced that the peace will hold.”

‘Good thought.”

Briand’s Chain of Peace

These chains are usually ornate symbols of status but occasion are relative plain, only bearing a seal of authority on the chain.  Depending on the tradition of the makers, they may be necklaces or belts, in either case, they must be prominently displayed to function.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Firgun Amulet

17 July, 2018

An amulet“I must say, I like our new officer, always a kind word,” said Voddick polishing his sword.

“Indeed, I hope they are not too soft for this job,” agreed Gollaon pouring boiling water into the tea pot.

“It works with some, such as us.”

“But not all, we will have to offer what support we can.  We can be the harsh angels when needed.”

Firgun Amulet

These amulets can be simple or ornate but are always friendly or comforting in appearance, protective magic is often visible inscribed upon them.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Social Climber’s Ladder

10 July, 2018

Ladder to love?“Are you sure it is wise to pursue the Doge’s child?” asked Voddick before taking a sip of ale.

“It is all in good fun beside not much chance that I will actually catch them,” replied Gollaon with a wide grin.

“You are successful more oft than not my friend.”

Gollaon nodded his thanks at the implied compliment.  “Besides, I have just reacquired one of these.”  He held up a necklace.

Voddick smiled.  “Ah, good to see.  Those sorts of necklaces have gotten us out of more than one scrape.  And into one or two as I recall.”

“Truth.”

Social Climber’s Ladder

These necklaces are always made with a ladder pattern but otherwise come in a variety of styles, they tend to be understated rather than flashy.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Serpent of Ambition

3 July, 2018

Clutching a serpent can be dangerous“I think we should get out of the contract as soon as possible,” said Voddick.

“Why?  It pays well,” replied Gollaon.  “And we are in a city again.”  He gestured to the beautiful buildings around them.

“Both true statement,” agreed Voddick.  “But I fear our employer is too ambitious.”

“We have worked for ambitious nobles before.”

“But this one embraces a snake as a symbol.”

Gollaon paused.  “True.  Let us start looking for ways to extricate ourselves from this situation.”

Serpent of Ambition

These magic item can be any type of jewelry by are usually a broach or ring, they always have a serpent prominent in their design while there may be other design elements partly disguising it, the serpent can always be seen.

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