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Tuesday Magic Item – God Seed

23 February, 2021

Do you seek to ascend?“Something feels wrong,” said Gollaon, suppressing a shiver.  “Something in the air?”

“I feed it too, like the sky before a storm,” said Voddick.  He scanned the way ahead, his crossbow at the ready.

“I fear it is tied to that amulet of employer has, it has a powerful aura, and it is calling upon powers . . . well, powers that are not always welcome,” said Gollaon.

“Well, at least we were paid half in advance if we have to scarper.”

God Seed

These fragments of divinity come in many forms as varied as the divine being that they are tied too.  Direct symbols are the most common: swords for martial deities, a lantern for a god of travellers and so on though amulets engraved with divine symbols have been used by all. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Powdered Chaos

16 February, 2021

More magic, safely(?) contained“I would have asked for double if I knew we would be fighting hollows,” said Voddick loading another bold into his crossbow.

“Agreed,” said Gollaon.  He paused to draw another dagger.  “It has cost me two daggers already.”

“Out employer had better have a solution, these hit and run attacks are costing us nearly as much as the damage we inflict on the things.”

Gollaon looked back to see.  “I think they have something that will help . . . but we should give them room.”

Powdered Chaos

This substance is as much metaphysical as physical, magic as material.  It changes from moment to moment, from small pebbles to fine dust, multicolored to dull brown, never the same twice.  It is used to enhance spell casting adding special punch against the agents of the Law Lords. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Sun-Blessed Diadem

10 February, 2021

“Must everything be so . . . bright in the Sun Temple,” said Gollaon, looking around through squinting eyes.As bright as the Sun

“You did not have to indulge so much last night,” chided Voddick.

“The wine was good and the acolytes were . . . friendly,” smiled Gollaon taking brief comfort in the hazy memories.

“Come on, the high priestess awaits.”

Sun-Blessed Diadem

These diadem are made for the highest priests among the followers of the Sun.  Made of gold, often decorated or bejeweled as fits the personality of the person it was made for (and the pockets of those commissioning it).  It is a potent symbol of status. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Red Banner Flight Lance

2 February, 2021

Charge!“While they would be useful, I am not sure if I would be comfortable on a flying horse,” said Voddick.

“Perhaps to your surprise, I agree,” said Gollaon.  “The fall from a horse on the ground can be painful enough.  And there you are only likely to break one or two bones.”

“Truth . . . and you are a much better rider than I.”

Red Banner Flight Lance

These lances were designed for the elite flying cavalry of the Red Banner Flight by the God of Smiths, though made by his cyclops servants for the most part.  The lances are beautifully crafted and perfectly balanced, the shaft is highly polished reddish wood, the spear head and butt-spike are of gleaming bright steel, though when it reflects light, it seems to be a crimson red.  Streamers and banners are common accoutrements but not universal. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Sand Snake Sandals

26 January, 2021

Like this but with more snakeskin“I know I have complained about cold, but heat is worse,” said Voddick stopping for another drink from his canteen.

“Well, you should be wearing proper shoes like these,” said Gollaon displaying ankle and sandal.

“I do not care for sandals,” replied Voddick.

“Your loss.”

Sand Snake Sandals

These sandals are made of heavy leather with snakeskin finish, the soles are reinforced with metal hobnails and include a thin layer of snake skin between the sole and the foot bed.  The buckles and metal fitting often have a snake theme to them. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Stable Snowshoes

5 January, 2021

Dashing through the snow“Snow is better experienced from the comfort of a warm window,” said Gollaon trudging along the snow.

“As least we are properly equipped,” said Voddick, tapping one of his snowshoes with his staff.  “Wading through this without them would be even less pleasant.”

“True . . . and the payment for delivering the message is good.”

“Enough to buy several nights in a warm inn at the very least.”

Stable Snowshoes

These snowshoes are well made in the local style using the best of materials, the enchantments used in creating them keep them flexible and strong even if poorly stored or treated.  Occasionally they are decorated but this is rare as they are primarily a practical item.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Soothsayer Sundial

29 December, 2020

Light Sorceress Sundial“Why are we hiding in a garden in the middle of the night?” asked Voddick in a whisper.

“To see who will avail themselves of the power of the sundial,” answered Gollaon passing a bit of candied fruit to his friend.

“What powers are those?” asked Voddick taking the fruit with a nod of thanks.

“Predictions of the future, I saw it being used at dawn.  But at the deep of night is when one asks about the darkest of deeds.”

Soothsayer Sundial

These sundials are always unique and unusual, speaking of something more than simple time keeping.  They are relatively large and difficult to move and will not work unless aligned properly so that they can display the time. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Solstice Spear

22 December, 2020

One  solstice or another“I knew we should not have gotten tangled up in the politics of the Fair Folk,” said Voddick hacking his way through the vines which seemed to gown back almost as quickly as they were cut.

“It seemed so easy,” said Gollaon pushing forward.  “Deliver the case, take payment and go.  How was I to know everyone would go crazy.”

“Fair folk,” snapped Voddick.

“Truth.  Never again.”

“That is what you said last time!”

Solstice Spear

This spear is a masterpiece of fae construction, the spear point is leaf-shaped with a long guard.  The shaft is inlaid with designs echoing leaves and vines.  At the height of the winter solstice, the spear point is silver with black runes and the shaft is dark gray with leaves the color of autumn, while during the summer solstice, the spear point is golden with red rune and the shaft is white with green leaves.  Between the two periods, the spear slowly changes from one state to the other. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Superior Soap

16 December, 2020

“So, what is in the box we spent so much effort acquiring?” asked Voddick looking over Gollaon’s shoulder as the later finished opening the lock.

“Let us see,” said Gollaon as he opened the lid of the small chest. revealing many small packets each wrapped in paper with a label.  Gollaon picked on up and handed it to Voddick.  It smelt clean, like freshly laundered sheets.

“Granduncle’s Superior Soap!?”

Gollaon slit open on of the packages with a thumbnail and opened it.  “It is the real stuff.  Superior soap.”

Superior Soap

These bars of soap can come in any color but are usually white and can be wrapped in paper or come in a box or tin.  They usually have a clean smell but when used to clean something, that scent vanishes as does any scents of the washed person or item. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Sudden Snowflakes

8 December, 2020

Let it snow!“I had not expected that,” said Voddick wiping his brow before taking a swig of water.

“Truth,” said Gollaon, “this sort of desert has probably not seen snow in . . . centuries or more.”

“It is a good trick, we should see if we can get some of those snowflakes for later use.”

“Excellent thought.”

Sudden Snowflake

These devices are in the form of a snowflake, usually made of crystal or silver or a mix of the two.  Most commonly they are about two inches (5 cm) across but they can be larger or smaller.  Sometimes they are work on necklaces or as earrings.  They are used by throwing them, sometimes with a command word, and they trigger on impact. Read the rest of this entry ?

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