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Tuesday Magic Item – Goblin’s Glass Knife

18 June, 2019

Break the glass, make the knife“There is that noise again,” said Voddick, looking around.

“I heard it this time,” replied Gollaon, knife in hand.  “It almost sounds like metal on stone . . .”

“Glass!  It is glass on stone, scrapping,” Voddick said and paused.  “Not scrapping, sharpening.”

“You do not think . . .”

“Goblins!  We had best warn the others.”

Goblin’s Glass Knife

These weapons are a strange mix of crudity and otherworldly, made from lovingly crafted glass shards shaped and sharpened into vicious blades.  The handles are wrapped in found materials, often cloth, cord and leather, in absurdly complex twists and knots.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Guildsmith’s Glass

11 June, 2019

Look closelyVoddick investigated the magnifying glass with care. “I recognize this guild work, it is from the Clocksmith Guild of Novari.”

“The city-state?” asked Gollaon leaning over to look.

“Yes, one where the guilds rule in all but name,” he replied, cleaning the lens with care.  “Such a tool is a sign of status and favor as well as being a practical aid.”

“Indeed?”

Voddick nodded and spoke a phrase and the glass floated in the air.  He picked up a letter and the glass moved to aid him in reading it.

“Useful.”

Guildsmith’s Glass

These magnifying glasses are only of the finest craftsmanship and usually bear decoration both of the guild that created it and the guild that commissioned it, the commissioning guild being most prominent of course.  Decoration will depend on the guilds involved, with those of the jewelers guild often bearing a small fortune in gems for example, while those of the locksmith guild being notable more practical in appearance.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Prudent Pin

28 May, 2019

Pinning together hopes and plansGollaon twirled his new pin before using it to firmly attach his hat.  “Cannot be too careful with the winds about.”

“Truth,” said Voddick lacing his gloves tight.  “I must say, you are even more confident than usual since acquiring that pin.”

“I know,” replied Gollaon, “I just feel like it help me keep my plans organized.”

“And I am not sure if that makes me feel more confident.”

Prudent Pin

These pins, used to hold a cloak closed or just as an accessory, have a head decoration that is in some way related to time: an hourglass, a sundial, something like that.  They are usually metal though occasionally fossilized wood or bone is used.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Cloak of Spectral Shielding

21 May, 2019

Cloaks for all“I am pleased to be among honorable folk again,” said Voddick, as he oiled and cleaned his crossbow.

“As am I,” agreed Gollaon, “they are good about seeing that we are properly fed and paid.”

“Cynical as always, my friend.”

“It has served us well so far.”

“Truth.”

Cloak of Spectral Shielding

These cloaks are usually handmade by the family of the person they are made for, as they require the touch of a spirit to empower the magic.  They look whole in bright light but tattered and worn otherwise but are always comfortable and warming for those wearing them.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Day’s Smile Amulet

14 May, 2019

Brightening your life“It is nice to be among good people again,” said Voddick, taking a drink of ale.

“Truth.  But there will inevitably be bad people coming along who wish to take what they have,” said Gollaon looking out over the fields.

“And that is why they have hired us.  We my be good at what we do, but we are not good people.”

Gollaon smiled.  “So very true.”

Day’s Smile Amulet

These amulets are always brightly, one might say cheerfully, colored often incorporating a smiling woman’s face or a sun disc or both.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Exorcist’s Blade

7 May, 2019

A sword for special purposes“Glad we have help, fighting spirits is no simple task,” said Gollaon.

“Truth,” agreed Voddick, checking his blessed bolts.  “We are as well prepared as we can be.”

“Charms and amulets in place?” Gollaon asked as he checked his protective array.

“Yes, I have no wish to be possessed.”

“Agree, the only spirits I want in my body are ones that come out of a bottle.”

“And let us prove that afterward,” said Voddik with a fierce grin.

Exorcist’s Blade

These weapons are made from exotic alloys or carved stone taken from sacred sites and blessed and ensorcelled to hone their ability against hostile spirits.  The hilts are often decorated with occult and esoteric designs.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Zoomorphic Amulet (A to Z, Z)

30 April, 2019

Animals!“Good to have found some allies,” said Voddick, “but I am not sure we will be able to get back in time to break the siege.”

“We will do the best we can,” answered Gollaon.  “They are used to traveling quickly.”

“I would rather be leading a heroic rescue than a mission of vengeance.”

“As would I,” nodded Gollaon.  “So we had best pick up the pace, our allies are outpacing us.”

Zoomorphic Amulet

These amulets are decorated with a variety of animal designs, they are often made of slices of bone and horn layered and then bound with brass or copper. Sometime the animals are stylized, other times they are highly realistic, it depends on the artistic preferences of the culture creating them.

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