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New Magic Item – Shield of Balance

22 September, 2020

Is balance just?“Why did we get chosen to take the fight to the enemy wizards again?” asked Voddick as another bolt of fire sizzled by him.

“Triple pay and a bounty?” replied Gollaon snapping a shot off with his bow.

“Oh, right,” nodded Voddick just before something slammed into his shield.  “Acid?  I just got that shield.”  He said tossing the shield aside as the acid continued to eat it way through its layers.

“Let’s catch up with our brave leader, his shield has been magicked to resist such things, I think.”

Shield of Balance

These shield are always fairly large and often decorated with a simple symbol of balance, being painted half black and half white is common, on the back are inscribed complex calculations of the seasons and paired oppositional symbols of the elements.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Thief Catching Mirror

8 September, 2020

Mirror, mirrorGollaon frowned and moved to another stall in the market and then another.

“What is the matter?” asked Voddick, joining him with a clay cup of beer.

“All of these fine establishments,” he answered, gesturing to the market, “have poor quality mirrors strung up, no matter what they sell, which make me look terrible.  I cannot stand to see those distorted reflections staring back at me.”

“Vanity, vanity, all is vanity,” commented Voddick with a grin.  “But they are to deter thieves.”

“But few thieves are as handsome as me.”

Thief Catching Mirror

These brass or bronze mirror are mass produced and simple items designed for one purpose, the catch thieves.  The mirrors themselves are not very good, showing warped and blurred images.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Dragon Claw Gauntlets

1 September, 2020

Claws and effect“Do wizards imitate dragons because they want their power?” asked Voddick, observing the wizard run through complicated hand gestures wearing gloves reminiscent of a dragon’s claws.

“Does not everyone want a slice of the power of the dragons?” replied Gollaon with a smile.

“Not I, that sort of power attracts trouble.”

“True and we have trouble enough.”

Voddick raised his mug.  “Truth.”

Dragon Claw Gauntlets

These gauntlets are made to evoke the claws of dragonkine and are used by spell-casters to focus their arcane energies and protect the wearer.  Made from heavy leather, usually from rare creatures, with the claws made of metal or alchemically treated claws or talons.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Wallbreaker Maul

25 August, 2020

Knock knockVoddick refilled his mug of ale and sat back down beside Gollaon.  Voddick leaned over and asked, “Is he done boasting yet?”

Gollaon shook his head slightly.  “But it is only getting better.  He really has a high opinion of himself.”

“I had noticed,” grinned Voddick.

“He has moved on to what he is going to do tomorrow.”

“Is he going to win the battle single-handedly for us?”

“According to him, yes.”

Wallbreaker Maul

These long clubs are heavily constructed of stout wood with a heavy core and bound with copper, often decorated with storm and lightning iconography.  When swung, they occasionally crackle with electricity.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Women’s Banner of Progress

18 August, 2020

Forward!“It is nice to see such passion,” Gollaon said, keeping pace with the parade, the brightly colored banner leading the way.

“Though it seems odd that they must fight for such,” said Voddick.  “In my homeland, everyone is encouraged to seek the path they are best suited for.  All have a voice appropriate to their success.”

“As it should be but not all are so enlightened or practical,” Gollaon said with a grin.  “Let us work out how we can lend our support.”

“But we should be looking for a paying job?”

“This is the right thing to do.”

“Well, you are not wrong about that.”

Women’s Banner of Progress

These banners are always bright and colorful and thus highly visible, occasionally even crossing to the impracticably large, designed to inspire.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Cat’s Eye Bracelet and Collars

11 August, 2020

Is it your favorite too?Gollaon idly stroked the cat.  “The Baroness and Baron seem very well informed.”

“Well placed spies, I shouldn’t wonder,” said Voddick shooing the cat away from his ale.

“That seems likely.  They seem the cunning sorts.”

Voddick nodded, picking a bit of cat hair from his drink before taking a drink.  “But more importantly, are their allies or enemies?”

“That is an excellent question, we will have to find out.”

Cat’s Eye Bracelet and Collars

These useful items consist of at least two pieces, a bracelet, often a silver chain with cat charms, and one of more cat collars which, while well made, do not -usually- indicate great value.  There is almost always a subtle connection in the design between bracelet and collars.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Rossum’s Useful Toolkit

4 August, 2020

Everything a working person needsVoddick squinted, trying to get a better look as the tinker worked on repairing the inn’s mantle clock.

“Something the matter, my friend?” asked Gollaon returning with fresh drinks.

“Yes, I cannot say why but I find the tinker’s toolkit . . . troubling.”

“Troubling?”  Gollaon sat down and looked over at it.  “Did it just move?”

“Yes, it shifts to make certain that the tinker never has to stretch too far for a tool.”

“Fascinating.”

Rossum’s Useful Toolkit

These toolkit are always large enough, often battered and stained, but always holding together.  Indeed, they are nearly impossible to destroy and difficult to steal from.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Honorary Colonel’s Uniform

28 July, 2020

Dressed to command“I am not sure if I approve of military command being given just because of royal ties,” said Voddick quietly.

“The Lieutenant-Colonel handles most of actual command,” replied Gollaon.  “They are more here for inspiration and as a sign of royal favor to both the noble and the soldiers.”

“Well, I can see a willingness to risk the dangers of battle being somewhat inspirational,” agreed Voddick.  “As long as they do not take too many risks.”

“The Lieutenant-Colonel will make sure of that, believe me.”

Honorary Colonel’s Uniform

These uniforms are always of the highest quality, with the finest fit and exquisite tailoring  They are modeled on the uniform of the unit that the honor colonel is technically in command of, but better and more stylish in almost every possible way.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Ring of Inclination Insight

21 July, 2020

I see

“That Countess is sharp tongued and perceptive,” said Voddick quietly, “I would steer clear, my friend.  She might see right through you.”

“Do I hear a challenge,” said Gollaon with a smile.

“No, just a warning,” replied Voddick, taking another cup of wine.

Gollaon did the same and sipped at it.  “Very well, for the moment, I will just observe and learn.”

Ring of Inclination Insight

These rings are usually decorated simply, never garishly, but are obviously valuable and well made.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Revolution’s Crimson Banner

14 July, 2020

To the fight!Gollaon looked out the window.  “The crowds are gathering and they do not seem happy.”

“Time to take our charge and leave,” said Voddick as he finished packing.  “It will not be a good time to be a noble in this city if I am reading the political winds correctly.”

“I fear you are correct, best to flee the storm rather than try and weather it,” Gollaon grabbed his cloak and bag.  “Shame, I was enjoying the theatre here.”

“We can find other theatres.”

A hue and cry when up from the not to distant crowds.  “Right you are.”

Revolution’s Crimson Banner

These banners are often roughly made, and contrary to their name can be of any color or design, but they usually express a desire or concern of the people who made it.  The banner is deigned to inspire and support those seeking change or redress of wrongs.

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