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Another collection of random artifacts designed to make your day a little more magical.
Unlike my previous list of random artifacts, these are in no way tied to the duke calling himself Darc Discordia. At least, as far as I know, they aren't.
iPod of Harmonious Rhythm - Significant Artifact
Description: The iPod of Harmonious Rhythm is exactly what it sounds like- an iPod brand MP3 player, complete with black case and the famous white ear buds. Anybody who tries to plug this iPod into a computer finds it doesn't work quite right- the iPod registers on the computer and begins charging, but any attempt to access or change the files on it fail. The music contained on it is nothing special- it's a fairly large collection of modern electronica and trance music, heavy on bands like Justice and Infected Mushroom. There's exactly 105 hours of music on it. Anybody who listens to this iPod while performing any sort of manual labor gains the skill Work Without Rest at 35% until they stop listening to the music, either by removing the ear buds or having the batteries run out. In addition, the ear buds are the kind that are designed to block out all outside noise to the point where only the music remains, so wearing these at any high-risk job is not recommended.
Book of Holding - Significant Artifact
Description: The Book of Holding is a simple hardcover book, slightly frayed around the edges. It has a plain blue cover and black spine, with no title written on it. The pages are all glued to each other and to the back cover- the front cover is the only part that moves. Inside, a hole has been cut into the pages to create a secret storage container. It's designed, like other books of its kind, to have things placed in it and then be hidden on a bookshelf somewhere. Unlike mundane storage books, however, the Book of Holding is special. Any object placed inside of it remains entirely undetectable to any magickal effect designed to find it. It has no effect on mundane tracking of any sort.
Quarter of Indecision - Minor Artifact
Description: The Quarter of Indecision is an American quarter-dollar coin, minted in 1987. It is, to all appearances, a normal quarter. If it is ever flipped, it will invariably get lost in some way- it might roll under a refrigerator somewhere, or bounce off of a table and out of sight, or be blown into the street by an errant gust of wind, all before the results of the flip can be determined. Nobody knows who made it, or why, but it's generally agreed upon that he was a jerk.
Kiss the Sky - Significant Artifact
Description: Kiss the Sky is a small amulet made of a scratched, faded guitar pick with a hole in the top, set on a necklace made from an old, rusty guitar string. As might be inferred from the name, the pick and string both belonged to guitar legend Jimi Hendrix- specifically, it's made of the low E string from the last guitar he played before his death, and the pick he used to play it. Anyone who wears this amulet gains the skill Sweet Guitar Solo at 50% as long as they wear it.
The Tie That Binds - Significant Artifact
Description: The Tie That Binds is a simple black necktie, slightly frayed around the edges. By all appearances, it's just a simple necktie. When worn, however, if the wearer makes any kind of agreement with anyone- anything from a boss at work telling you to finish a report, to promising your mother that you'll call her on the weekend, the tie cannot be removed until the agreement is completed, called off, or rendered impossible to complete. Needless to say, anyone who comes into possession of this artifact doesn't keep it for long.
Wait just a second. How big is that book of holding, exactly?
About the size of an average hardcover book- 10 inches long, 6 inches wide or so, about 300 pages.
That amulet is badass. Actually, it's exactly the kind of magic item a Personamancer would cook up. Extremely limited use of a minor formula, but cranking up the juice to overcome the escape clause.
Requiem_Jeer | profile | Jun 05, 10 | 7:33 am
Glad you like them, Requiem. You probably have a point with the tie.
[Kiss the Sky - Significant Artifact]
paul k. a. | profile | Jun 23, 10 | 2:05 am