Reality is the playground of the unimaginative
Home Of Superheroes, Supernatural, and Star Stuff

Thursday, 12 March 2015

[HOW] Seven Treasures Of Cidri...

A selection of magical items, some of which have previously appeared on HeroPress previously, but collected here (and in some cases amended) for use with Heroes & Other Worlds.

Phial Of Inspiration

The silvery, translucent liquid contained in this small glass phial is eagerly sought after by wizards across Cidri, even though each tiny bottlwe only contains one dose of the magical liquid.

Drinking the potion boosts a person's IQ by +6 for six minutes, making it invaluable for consumption prior to casting a powerful spell normally beyond the sorcerer's range of abilities.

The Paramnesian Ring

A plain, gold ring created hundreds of years ago by a master of the black arts (whose name, as you may guess as you read on, has long been lost to the mists of time).

It was his ultimate 'escape route' for when the serfs he ruled over with an iron fist inevitably rose up and came after him with pitchforks and torches.

Some, who know of its existence, consider the ring a cursed item while others see the potential in its great power.

When worn, all memory of the wearer is scrubbed from the minds of all those who knew him, however tangentially. They won't be able to remember his name, his appearance, anything he has done etc

When first slipped on, it appears to anyone in the same general area as though the person vanishes and in his place is someone they don't recognise - nor do they have any idea how that person got there. If they try to recall who was there before they find, although they know 'someone' was, they cannot recall the person's name, his appearance or his connection to them.

Even if someone sees, for example, the ring wearer standing next to his own portrait, the strongest reaction that will be elicited is 'whoever that is looks a bit like you, but clearly isn't you'.

This power only works once per wearer and seven days after he first puts the ring on its great cosmic power requires him to make a 4/IQ save or he suffers a temporary loss of 3d6 IQ, as the universe tries to heal the massive psychic rift the ring's use has caused. This lost IQ is recovered at a rate of one point per day of rest, however if it is reduced to zero or less the wearer is unable to take care of himself and is essentially a vegetable until his IQ returns to above zero.

Until its magical power is discovered, anyone appraising the ring's value would estimate its worth at about 200sp.

Oil Of Teleportation (from Doctor Mordrid - Master Of The Unknown)

A vial of thick, viscous goo is enough for one use. It should be poured on the ground (or any flat surface) in a circle - up to five foot in diameter - and then a power word (often inscribed on the bottle) spoken and a destination thought of. Everything within the circle of oil (that isn't part of the flat surface or under that) will be instantly teleported safely to the correct destination.

Note: the destination must be somewhere the pourer has visited and has intimate knowledge of (to ensure the sent objects don't end up inside solid objects etc).

Amulet Of Mordrid (from Doctor Mordrid - Master Of The Unknown)

When found will have (1d6+6) charges, with each use draining a single charge.

When activated (must be held in user's hand), it emits a flash of light targeted at one subject who will be frozen in time for a single round. For that time they are unaware of their surroundings or that they have been paralysed. The round after that they be confused (auromatically act last in round and suffer a +2DRM penalty on all rolls), regaining their full faculties on the next round.

Potion of Transformation (from Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger)

A powerful draught found in a small, locket-sized vial (with 1d6+3 sips remaining), that can transform the drinker into any small (non-monstrous) animal - of the drinker's choosing - until the animal takes a second sip of the potion.

Out of its container, the potion can evaporate reasonably quickly and so if there isn't enough left to trigger a reversion to human form, it is possible for the drinker to be subjected to a partial restoration (ie. they will revert to human form, but some part of them will remain in the shape of part of the creature they were - although scaled up to human size).

However, the potion can also be used as an ingredient in a polymorph spell (Magi Carta, pg 128, using two sips worth), which will then transform its victim permanently into a smaller-than-human-sized creature (although not a bird or insect). Unlike the normal spell, one fuelled with this potion doesn't require a willing subject.

The transformee will retain his human intelligence (but obviously not the power of speech) for 1d4 months, then gradually begin to revert to the creature's true animal nature - taking a further 2d4 weeks until the transformation is complete (and irreversible).

If a sip of the potion is fed to an ordinary animal, bird, insect etc it will transform into a monstrous-sized version of its original form and will no doubt attack anything within sight. 

Staff Of Entanglement (from Hawk The Slayer)

A plain-looking staff with a small carved hoop at one end.

When found it has 100 + d66 charges left in it. Each time a charge is expended and the staff pointed at a subject a mass of sticky, green ichor will project from the end of the staff and encase its target in a paralysing mess of stringy paste.

If the target fails a DX/4 save then he is totally covered and unable to move for 10 to 60 minutes, at which time the goop evaporates.

If he makes his saving throw then he was just hit with a glancing blow and suffers a -2 penalty on all die rolls (to hit, damage, saves etc) do to the inconvenience caused by partial entanglement.

When the magical substance has hardened around its target it is impossible to remove by hand - anyone touching it will become stuck and must make a standard 3/ST check to remove their hand. Attempts to cut it with sharp objects require a normal roll to hit with 'misses' inflicting half damage on the person encased. To cut a person free requires 20 points of damage to be done to the hardened goo.

Sword Of Wizardry (inspired by Star Wars)

When first discovered the Sword Of Wizardry appears to be just an elaborate sword hilt, missing its blade, and in the hands of anyone except a magician it will remain so (although magic can be detected from it, if looked for).

When held by a magician, however, a blade of magical energy appears crackling with coruscating sparks (this is not a subtle weapon, which DMs should bear in mind if the situation calls for discretion).

The sword doesn't grant any specific bonus to hit, however it causes 2d6 damage against normal foes and 4d6 damage against magical creatures, fellow magicians and other entities that can only be struck by magic. Also, the wizard doesn't add his ST bonus to any damage, but adds his IQ bonus instead. The sword only requires an ST of 1 to wield like a dagger, but for every two points of IQ the wielder has over 10 (to a maximum of +3, as usual) she inflicts +1 damage.

When the Sword Of Wizardry is not in a magician's hand it reverts to its original form and can be hung on its owner's belt (for instance).

2 comments:

  1. Oh, these are good. Never having seen 'Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger', I wonder whether that little note about feeding it to regular animals references an incident from that, or just a keen guess at what animals imagine themselves as.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you and, yes, it does reference something from the film, but I don't want to spoil it for you ;-) You really need to watch Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger. As one of the first films I remember seeing at the cinema it holds a very special place in my heart!

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags

10th Doctor (188) 11th Doctor (210) 12 monkeys (3) 12th Doctor (71) 1st Doctor (74) 2000AD (56) 2nd Doctor (58) 3rd Doctor (63) 4e (43) 4th Doctor (97) 50th birthday (9) 5e (14) 5th Doctor (58) 6th Doctor (51) 7th Doctor (62) 7th Voyage (5) 7TV (21) 8th Doctor (39) 9th Doctor (48) A41 (15) Aaron Allston (10) abney park (18) academy of heroes (10) Acrobatic Flea (43) action figure archive (10) action figures (127) Adam Buxton (9) Adam West (19) addams family (19) adventure time (12) agent 47 (4) Agent Carter (64) AHS (11) airship 27 (1) alcatraz (4) alec (47) alice (94) all out war (1) almost human (5) alphas (18) amazon streaming (25) American Gods (3) Amy Dallen (22) Ancient Aliens (26) anime (54) anniversary hop (35) ant (1) ant-man (44) Anya Taylor-Joy (4) Apama (4) aquaman (36) arduin (42) arrival (1) arrow (150) arrowstorm (37) artist appreciation (62) assassin's creed (1) AT-43 (21) atlantis (22) atticus institute (1) audio (226) auton (9) Avengers (254) Aviator (12) Axanar (8) Babylon 5 (21) babymetal (16) baking (8) band maid (4) banshee (14) Barack Obama (16) barney (39) bates motel (13) batgirl (11) bathroom watch (8) batman (422) Battlefield Evolution (8) Battlestar Galactica (82) Beacon Point (4) bedlam (7) beowulf (6) bettany (10) big hero 6 (4) biggles (1) Bill Willingham (11) birthday (53) black guardian (3) black hood (3) black lightning (2) black panther (19) black sails (33) blackest night (28) Blackmoor (16) blade runner (23) Blair Witch (22) Blake's 7 (21) blood drive (2) Bloodshot (5) BMG (9) boardgame (66) BoL (5) book (823) book of the month (61) borgias (7) boston legal (5) bottom of the pile (24) bournemouth (27) brave (8) breaking bad (8) brothers barbarian (1) BtM (25) BTTF (5) BtW (13) Buck Rogers (17) buffy (208) buffy campaign notes (4) Bukowski (9) C and C (75) c and t (90) Caitz Lotz (2) Call Of Cthulhu (110) calvin and hobbes (11) Caper (10) Captain America (277) captain britain (20) captain marvel (5) cara (2) carcosa (9) card game (20) carnacki (1) Carnivàle (1) Caroline Munro (12) castle (13) cataracts (5) cathryn (4) cats (5) charity (2) Charlie's Angels (9) charmed (28) chin scratcher (27) China (86) chitty (1) Chris Hadfield (9) christmas (277) christmas village (2) Cidri (129) clangers (1) clare (218) Class (1) cloak and dagger (2) clone wars (48) clovenstone (16) cloverfield (9) clown (20) cody deal (3) CoE (12) Coggershall (15) colin (3) colliders (3) colour out of space (9) comics (1946) community table (13) competition (48) computer (78) Conan (124) constantine (48) cool website (3387) copper (4) Cortex (10) cosplay (433) cosplay goddess (8) creepypasta (7) Crime Nation (1) crimson peak (6) crossbones (1) Cyberman (56) D and D (720) da vinci (23) dad's army (3) dalek (156) damage control (1) damien (4) Dan Abnett (10) dan dare (5) daredevil (105) dark matter (2) dark tower (7) Darkseid (16) darna (1) David Bowie (18) DC Fancast (4) DCC (3) de strange (1) deadlands (13) deadpool (22) Deathstalker (17) Deathstalker Week (6) decorating (83) defenders (19) defiance (20) dejah thoris (8) demons (12) desolation (2) devo (2) Dexter (19) Dick Garrison (7) Dickensian (15) dilbert (3) dining room watch (5) dinosaur (69) disney (138) doc savage (27) doctor steel (1) Doctor Who Skirmish (3) dollhouse (17) dolls house (29) dominion (3) doom patrol (11) Dorian Gray (14) Dr Horrible (19) Dr Strange (74) Dr Who (1109) DR WHO RPG (143) draconians (8) Dracula (53) dragon age (6) dragon warriors (2) dragonlance (14) Dresden Files (58) dune (2) dungeon bastard (67) dvd (1151) dvd of the week (377) e-space (4) EAP (5) eBay (139) Egypt (35) Elementals (6) elm street (37) Elric (37) Elvis (8) enormous (2) episode VII (54) episode VIII (4) equipment (2) ercia (3) erica (40) eureka (7) eurovision (13) Evil Dead (37) EWDG (2) exorcist (26) Facebook (304) faction paradox (13) faith (6) FAL (1) falling skies (1) Fantastic Four (184) Fantazia (6) farscape (5) FCBD (28) FDTD (11) felicia day (21) FEMM (9) FFL (1) fiction (4) film (3317) film night (33) Firefly (73) firestorm (32) flash (275) Flash Gordon (39) flashback (800) fleamarket friday (561) fleapit (75) Flintloque (6) fmj (10) FoG (14) Formula De (24) foxy friday (5) France (32) Frankenstein (31) fringe (46) fu manchu (1) funky dice (15) funny (1155) GAFDOZ (37) GAH (1) gal gadot (19) galavant (1) game of thrones (304) gamesroom (124) garden watch (33) geek god (5) geek pin-up (135) Gen Con (46) generator (10) GFT (16) ghost (184) ghost in the shell (8) Ghost Rider (8) ghostbusters (61) Gillian Hills (3) glee (36) godzilla (16) googleplus (48) Gor (8) Gotham (57) Grant Morrison (45) green hornet (4) Green Inferno (17) green lantern (142) greywulf (9) grimm (19) grindhouse (10) growler (1) Guardians (151) Guardians RPG (9) gublin (16) guest post (11) gunther (2) hack slash (23) Hackmaster (31) halloween (155) hammer glamour week (8) hangman (1) Hannah Spearritt (7) hannibal (39) Harley Quinn (41) Harry Potter (53) harryhausen (42) Hattie Watson (6) Haunted Mansion (2) Hawk The Slayer (67) Hawkeye (46) Hawkgirl (15) hawkman (21) health (213) helix (8) hellboy (1) Hercules (27) hero kids (16) HeroClix (20) Heroes (62) HeroPress (668) Hertsmonceux Castle (8) Hever (9) HEX (108) HEX campaign notes (6) hey kids (4) HHGTTG (37) HIMYM (20) HMP (3) hobomancer (1) holiday (30) Hollyoaks (15) hollywood me (3) hook (3) hornets' nest (5) horror (1232) houdini & doyle (1) houserules (54) HOW (174) HOW spell (6) HOW treasure (4) howard the duck (12) hrumph (2) hulk (107) hunger games (12) Hunter S Thompson (6) ice warriors (12) ICONS (75) ID4 (15) IHMN (2) illuminati (3) ilyat (2) Immortal Iron Fist (32) immortals (1) indiana jones (67) ingrid pitt week (7) inhumans (48) interview (41) into the odd (5) IRBKM (74) iron man (202) Ironclad (7) irrepressible (1) iTunes (39) izombie (7) Jack Herman (57) james bond (77) James Purefoy (8) Jane Seymour (5) Japan (156) Jason Statham (4) Jason Voorhees (23) jason xmas (11) Jeff Dee (74) jekyll and hyde (12) jeni (10) jericho (1) Jessica Alba (4) jessica jones (45) JLC (25) jody mills (8) joe gilgun (5) John Carrigan (5) john carter (53) john carter RPG (5) John Wick (3) Josh Trank (10) Josie and The Pussycats (4) Joss Whedon (67) JSA (8) Judge Dredd (56) Judges Guild (9) judoon (21) jungle book (2) Jupiter Ascending (6) jupiter's moon (1) justice league (112) K9 (73) Kai (8) Karen Gillan (47) keira knightley (22) kevin (109) Kevin Bacon (15) key to time (7) KFC (3) Kickstarter (353) killjoys (2) king kong (12) kitchen watch (17) Klingon (15) Knight City (110) Knightmare (7) knights of badassdom (6) kom (11) KOTDT (56) Krampus (6) Kree (12) krod mandoon (6) krypton (1) labyrinth lord (49) Lady GaGa (7) larp (33) Lauren Cohan (4) Legends of Tomorrow (34) legion (2) LEGO (21) leverage (17) Life on Mars (13) light city (6) limitless (6) LoA (36) lodoss (8) Lois Lane (30) Lost (102) LotFP (29) LOTR (165) LoTS (23) lou (5) lounge watch (11) love and rockets (2) Lovecraft (289) LSH (51) lucy (5) luke cage (53) Lulu (41) mack bolan (6) mad max (22) Maelstrom (3) magazine (240) Maleficent (13) man in the high castle (1) mapamonday (101) Mars (109) Mars Attacks (15) Mars McCoy (1) marvel rpg (5) mary poppins (1) Matrix (25) matt (19) max neptune (12) megan fox (24) melin (1) meredith (93) merlin (193) Merlins Miscellany (15) MG (3) midale (12) mike the knight (1) Military Odyssey (8) mindprobe (9) miracleman (3) Misfits (26) miss peregrine (2) misty (1) mob city (1) Moby Dick (6) MoC (11) model train (28) model village (1) mojo (2) monkey (122) monster (575) monster mash (40) monty python (41) moorcock (37) morgan (1) Most Wanted (2) mr robot (3) ms marvel (5) MSP (13) MtG (2) mummy (31) muppets (43) murdoch (8) murmurs (1) music (514) musical monday (236) musketeers (4) mutant future (6) Mutants and Masterminds (40) MV (7) My Chemical Romance (7) my first (8) my life and roleplaying (34) Mythica (38) narnia (11) nashville (11) natalie dormer (11) natalie portman (18) Necronomicon (21) nemo (5) nerf (1) netflix (144) new spell (12) nick g (22) nick l (240) Night Blogger (7) nightwing (9) Ninjak (5) NOF (7) nosferatu (3) NPH (10) Oculus (6) odd thomas (2) officer downe (1) Olivia Cooke (10) Olympics (21) olympus (3) Once Upon A Time (20) one ring rpg (10) opinion poll (46) orange is the new black (9) Orin Rakatha (4) orphans (1) orville (1) ouija (9) outcast (2) outcasts (16) OVC (18) oz (22) ozombie (7) pacific rim (21) paranoia rpg (1) parks and recreation (14) Pathfinder (23) Patreon (18) paul (107) pembury (17) Pendragon RPG (10) penny dreadful (28) peri (21) period slang (5) pete (268) Philip Reeve (108) philosophy (42) pick of the pods (27) picture parade (69) pirates (108) Playboy (30) PMF (4) podcast (178) poldark (5) polly (5) Poltergeist (7) PotA (65) power rangers (2) powerless (4) preacher (10) Pride and Prejudice (23) Primeval (45) primeval RPG (19) Prince Valiant (14) Prisoner (4) prometheus (9) Pulp (218) Punisher (53) pushing daisies (2) PVF (10) QB (9) quantum and woody (1) quatermass (22) Quentin Tarantino (27) rachel (720) railhead (7) reading list (15) real life (2233) rebels (45) Red Dwarf (10) red sonja (18) rendel (5) Resident Evil (9) retro comic (98) Richard Sharpe (10) riddick (4) riese (4) rip hunter (12) Ripper Street (11) riverdale (113) roan (1) Robin Hood (27) robocop (13) robotech (3) rochester (4) rocket age (11) rocket raccoon (62) roger corman (14) rogue one (11) roleplaying review (38) rom (4) round-up (57) RPG (2413) runaways (1) Runequest (11) Russia (75) s and s (1) s w (77) sabrina (21) salem (1) Salute To The 40s (7) sara jean underwood (5) saturday morning matinee (375) savage worlds (100) SB (6) scooby-doo (23) scorpion king (5) Season 10 (5) Season 16 (6) Season 18 (6) Season 19 (6) Season 22 (5) Season 26 (4) serial thrillers (26) sevenoaks (13) seventh son (2) shadowrun (4) shakespeare (43) Shannara (3) shark (42) sharknado (32) shazam (31) Shedward (14) sheep (5) sherlock (41) shield (212) Shyamalan (8) sick (12) sick week (9) sidcup (1) silurians (14) simon (98) sinbad (54) sinbad week (7) SixoftheBest (61) SJA (106) slaine (20) sleepy hollow (10) sls (11) smallville (77) smurf (6) snake plissken (2) snoopy (11) snow (42) snow white (16) sns (2) soap box (58) sontaran (28) space 1889 (108) space 1889 library (3) space 1999 (3) spam tasting (5) spartacus (82) Spawn (2) spellfury (33) spelljammer (5) Spider-Man (250) sponsored post (2) sport (75) Squadron UK (3) st trinians (2) stacks (1) stacktastic (6) staghind (5) staircase watch (1) Stan Lee (78) Star Trek (325) star wars (704) Stargate (52) statistics (84) steampunk (117) steve (132) Steve Costigan (1) STO (1) STP (3) stranger things (11) stroke survivor (27) strontium dog (2) sucker punch (7) suicide squad (45) Sunday Funny (367) sunflower (5) Supergirl (123) Supergirl Sunday (28) superhero 2044 (3) superman (432) Supernatural (362) superteam (159) survivors (15) swing (11) t and t (11) t-shirts (30) tales from the loop (1) tales from the vault (3) tales of the gold monkey (9) tarzan (25) TBBT (60) Teen Titans (54) tekralh (201) tekralh reborn (17) tekumel (28) Terminator (40) terra nova (3) TFT (42) Thanos (12) the 100 (4) The 4400 (14) The Asylum (60) The Atom (33) the cape (8) the following (32) the gifted (3) The Guild (11) the hobbit (75) the hoff (7) the librarians (8) The Lurking Fear (3) The Mist (6) the quest (3) the river (2) The Shadow (7) this defiant earth (1) this is england (3) Thomas Jane (5) Thor (197) thrilling locations (11) throwback thursday (66) Thunderbirds (7) thundercats (2) Tick (3) Tim Peake (2) timeless (1) tintin (12) TMNT (14) tomorrow people (4) tomorrowland (2) Tonbridge (134) Toni Darling (4) top of the pile (182) Top Secret RPG (71) top shelf (11) Torchwood (137) torn from the headlines (178) trailer (2235) transformers (13) Traveller (40) treasure trove (38) Trial Of A Time Lord (5) trigan empire (1) trope tuesday (1) True Blood (42) True Detective (11) tuesday knights (417) tumblr (57) Tunbridge Wells (144) tv (2889) Twin Peaks (34) ubiquity (72) unisystem (41) Urban Exploring (8) urban knights (3) V (25) V and V (321) Valerian (9) valhalla (2) valiant (19) Valorie Curry (4) vampire (250) vampirella (19) van allen plexico (5) vandal savage (8) vault (1) venture bros (4) Venus (31) video (24) vikings (27) vixen (12) voltron (3) wales (5) warcraft (35) warehouse 13 (48) wargame (396) Watchmen (84) wayward pines (3) wedding (69) week in geek (111) week in TV (47) Weekly World News (21) weird wednesday (25) wentworth (6) werewolf (87) western (180) westworld (7) WGA (12) white canary (16) wii (6) wil wheaton (39) wild cards (10) wild dog (4) Wildthyme (14) william shatner (15) Winnie The Pooh (7) WoH (6) Wolverine (75) wonder girl (13) wonder woman (509) wonderland (33) World of Darkness (6) WRC (18) wuxia (45) www (349) wynonna earp (1) X-Files (52) x-men (168) x-o manowar (5) xena (39) yggdrasill (3) ZD (9) zelda (4) zenescope (19) zombie (426) zorcerer of zo (4) zorro (1) zot (1) zygon (17)