Posts Tagged ‘Weapon’

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Tuesday Magic Item – Painful Lesson Dagger

6 July, 2021

The better the stab you with“Is not the evil chief minister a cliche?” asked Voddick in a whisper.

“Perhaps, but power attracts the ambitious and the unscrupulous,” Gollaon replied also in a whisper.

“Truth.”

“But this one seems particularly hard and vicious.”

“So, how do we oppose them without getting killed?”

“Carefully.”

Painful Lesson Dagger

These daggers are well made and the hilts are made of translucent material as their magic is activated, the hilt becomes darker and darker, and the dagger seems heavier and heavier.  Touching the dagger gives the sensation of promises unfulfilled but that the dagger will help the person get what they want. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Bellona’s Torch

8 June, 2021

Sword of Bellona in action“How are we again opposing tyrants?” asked Voddick, back to the wall as he recocked his crossbow.

“There does seem to be a particularly large crop of them lately,” agreed Gollaon releasing an arrow and ducking back.

“It would be a much happier world if people would just let each other alone.”

“Agreed but then there would be less need for people like us.”

“Might that be for the best?” asked Voddick slotting a bolt into his crossbow.

Bellona’s Torch

These swords are harsh weapons of war, their blades blackened by flame and the the grips discolored from use.  Its balance is excellent and the blade stays sharp even after hard use.  They usually are marked with the helmet or torch of Bellona. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Weapons of the Arms-Sworn (A to Z)

27 April, 2021

A sword being refitted before being handed to the next generation“They are an odd lot, the arms-sworn.” said Voddick, “they managed to build a new society out of disaster and they have made it work for centuries.  Societies with easier births have fallen much sooner.”

“Perhaps it is because of that difficult birth that they have managed so well,” said Gollaon.  “Tempered metal is often stronger after all.”  He grinned at his friend.

“That’s right, throw my own proverb back at me,” replied Voddick with a smile and shake of his head.

“See, I have been paying attention, just not all the time.”

Weapons of the Arms-Sworn

Like the Arm-Sworn, these weapon are practical first, always well made and as they become heirlooms and are passed down from generation to generation, they begin to accumulate decorations and accoutrements especially if they have become part of someone’s story.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Kavall’s Inquisitive Kit (A to Z)

13 April, 2021

What you need is inside“Well, I am glad to be back in a city,” said Voddick.

“As am I and a relaxing job, body-guarding an inquisitive,” said Gollaon.

“They are very diligent in the study of the area,” said Voddick, a note of approval in his voice.

“It is hard to know what will prove to be guide to the villains responsible.”

“And if we find them, I suspect our lives will be considerably less quiet,” said Voddick, instinctively checking his weapons.

Kavall’s Inquisitive Kit

The first of these kits was made for the skilled inquisitive Osimant Kavall who advocated a rigorous and systematic approach to inquisitive investigations.  There use has since spread throughout the inquisitive community,well among the successful ones in any case.  It is a large bag, the style of which depends on who is was made for, the original was an oxblood red leather case with brass fittings.  Inside are sample bottles, tools for investigation, notebooks, pens and inks. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Ender’s Dagger (A to Z)

6 April, 2021

End the demon's threat“Turning to demons for aid, despicable,” said Voddick.

“Such magic is cheap and dirty but sadly effective,” said Gollaon as he reached down to make sure the dagger was still there.

“The little demons are dangerous enough are you sure that toy is up to dealing with their leader?”

“If luck is with us,” said Gollaon.  “But I can not be sure a single hit will do it, I will have to get in close.”

“I’ll be there beside you.  You do your job and I will keep you alive long enough so you can.”

Ender’s Dagger

This daggers are plain except for inscription against a specific other realm foe (angels, demons, devils or similar) often written in the language of their traditional enemies.  The daggers are well made but almost all are manufactured as fighting weapons with the very rare ceremonial version. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Guardian’s Sword

30 March, 2021

Take up the sword to defend“Good to be standing in defense of the people again,” said Gollaon.

Voddick looked over the half a dozen poorly armed militia standing with them.  “I appreciate their bravery.  But I think the lady of the manor will be our strongest ally, she and her sword look ready to fight.”

“That sword wants to help us, its magic is old and it seeks to defend,” said Gollaon.

“You know that by looking at it?”

“No, she told me last night.”

Guardian’s Sword

The guardian’s sword is always a superb example of the swordsmith’s art, sometimes they have simple decoration but they are never flashy or elaborate.  They are always practical weapons designed for use at their core. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Spear of the Conqueror

9 March, 2021

Chase out the hated somebody“Why are there so many relics that inspire would be tyrants?” asked Voddick.  He took aim and released a bolt.  “It is the poor dolts they convince to follow them I feel sorry for.”

“Truth, my friend,” agreed Gollaon.  “But they seem very committed to their leaders.”

“Unfortunately true,” said Voddick as he recocked his crossbow.  “But still, cannot help but feel for them and their families.”

“But when it is us or them,” said Gollaon with a sigh.

“It will be them.”

Spear of the Conqueror

These spears are heavily built, made of strong wood carefully reinforced with metal.  While well made, they often show signs of use.  In the right light, words can be seen along the blade, usually something encouraging conquest and victory and changing from viewing to viewing, always encouraging its bearer to action and conquer. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Singing Chakram

2 March, 2021

Song of death“Duck!” shouted Voddick, taking the same action himself as a metal ring embedded itself in the tree behind him.

“Perhaps you should not have been so quick to dismiss those throwing rings,” said Gollaon loosing an arrow in the direction the ring came from.

“I still think they are an odd choice,” grumbled Voddick as he cocked his crossbow.  “But odd weapon can kill you just as dead.”

“Truth.”

Singing Chakram

These chakram are made of fine polished metal, often with the words of songs etched into their surface.  When held, they hum softly, waiting to be thrown. 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 – 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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