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Tuesday Magic Item – Emancipation Key

19 June, 2018

For opening locksVoddick wedged his stout blade and twisted it to shatter the lock holding the gate chained.  “So much for that.  You have the key?” he asked quietly.

“Of course,” said Gollaon, keeping watch as Voddick slipped into the compound.  After a moment he followed.

“It seems they are not expecting people to break into the slave pens,” muttered Voddick.

“An error that will cost them . . . if we succeed.”

Emancipation Key

These keys are unremarkable, usually made of iron or brass, whichever is in common use in the area they were made.  They are faintly inscribed with magic sigils which cannot be easily seen but can be felt.

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Tuesday Magic Item – First Principle Ring

12 June, 2018

Does it have a ring of truth to it?“Philosophers,” Voddick almost spat.  “Prattling about the nature of reality and how we know what we know.”

“Well, at least it keeps them out of trouble and usually out of our way,” said Gollaon, refilling his friend’s mug.

“Still, reality it straightforward, it is this floor,” he stomped on the ground, “or this ale.”  He took a drink.

“”For us, yes, but we are practical people.  Now drink up.”

First Principle Ring

These rings are always plain and unadorned, lacking even marker’s marks.  But they are immensely durable and difficult to damage.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Peacock of Fidelity

5 June, 2018

PeacockGollaon was chatting away to the beautiful spouse of the governor and them seemed to be hitting it off quite well.

Voddick caught his friends attention as he move to get more wine.  “You are wasting your time if you are after more than pleasant conversation with that one,” he said.

“Yes?  I thought we were getting along quite well,” replied Gollaon picking up two fresh wine cups.

“Among the many pendants, note the peacock,” said Voddick with a nod towards the person in question.

“Oh bother.”

Peacock of Fidelity

This pieces of jewellery can come in many forms but broaches and necklaces are the most common in any case they portray a watchful peacock and sometime have actual peacock feathers worked into the piece.  This item can only be used by one who is pledged to another (or anothers, depending on the culture) and  it is sometimes used out of fear and sometime out of caution but usually some mixture of both.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Marisol’s Butter Churn

29 May, 2018

Butter Churn“Buttered bread is the very best,” said Gollaon, spreading the butter thickly on the dark bread.

“It has its place,” agreed Voddick.

“But you prefer beer,” finished Gollaon.

“Over bread, yes.  But buttered beer . . . does not work so well.”

Gollaon laughed.

Marisol’s Butter Churn

This butter churn is well made, though with brass fitting rather than iron, and usually decorated with carving of spring, birds, flowers, butterflies, that sort of thing.

The butter churn is well made and easy to use.  In normal use, that is all there is.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Eternity Cage Amulet

22 May, 2018

Crystal“Our new Commander seems rather heedless of his personal safety,” said Voddick checking his straps.

“He thinks he is immortal,” replied Gollaon quietly.

“That is usual among commanders,” added Voddick, glancing to his friend.

“Yes, but this one has an amulet that may, in some way, provide it.”

“That is going to cause trouble.”

Eternity Cage Amulet

These items consist of a crystal so clear it is nearly invisible suspended in a silver cage,close observation will show that the crystal never touches the cage it is in.  It is attuned it a new possessor by letting a single drop of blood fall on the crystal making it momentarily an intense red, a color to which it will return when it uses its magic.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Passage Chalk

15 May, 2018

Would you open this door?“Will this really work?” asked Voddick, risking a nervous glance around the corner.  “They will be here any moment.”

“I have seen it done and the chalk seems magical,” replied Gollaon as he used the chalk to draw on the wall.

“That is not inspired confidence,” muttered Voddick.

“Well it works.”

“Then let us go.  Now.”

Passage Chalk

These pieces of chalk are seem like any other piece of chalk, except they are a very pale shade of one of the colors of the spectrum . . . a different one each time you look at it.

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Tuesday Magic Item – White Lotus of Enlightenment

8 May, 2018

Within the Lotus, EnlightenmentGollaon pushed the branch out of the way with his walking stick.  “Why did we end up in a jungle again?”

“The Quest paid well and promised no field battles,” replied Voddick swatting at a bug.

“Ah, yes, and flower hunting seemed much more attractive.”

“Agree.  But sadly the flower is somewhere in this bug infested hot house of a place.”

“Enlightenment is not easy to obtain,” said their Employer.

White Lotus of Enlightenment

These are perfect white lotuses only found in the most inaccessible and unusual places.  Once picked, they never wilt or wither, remaining a perfect version of a flower.

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