Jan
11
2019
5

Item Seed: Socklems

Socklems – Google Docs

Socklems

Yes. They are magically animated socks. Although ‘animated’ is a fuzzy (typically, so are Socklems) term; when not being worn by someone Socklems can more or less move around like inchworms, but they can’t manipulate or carry anything. Or communicate. It’s not entirely clear that they can see.
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Jan
09
2019
0

Item Seed: Liber Florum.

Liber Florum – Google Docs

Liber Florum

 

The would-be reader of the Liber Florum is well advised to not touch any copy of this book with their bare hands.  This includes modern facsimiles, although it’s apparently safe enough to handle individual pages that have not been not bound in any way, up to and including sheet protectors in a three-ring binder.  That’s how people know that the book is magical, by the way. And apparently actively malevolent.

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Jan
08
2019
6

Item Seed: Project APPLESAUCE KINETIC Cache #5.

Project APPLESAUCE KINETIC Cache #5 – Google Docs

Project APPLESAUCE KINETIC Cache #5

 

Description: a crate containing ten ‘books’ filled with microfiche sheets, with a manila folder containing the index.  The crate has an opened envelope attached, containing a standard US Archives document (dated 10/15/1967) indicating that the contents of the crate are not to be declassified before 12/31/2018.  The signature is illegible.

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Jan
03
2019
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Item Seed: 2041 Edison Dragonfly.

2041 Edison Dragonfly – Google Docs

2041 Edison Dragonfly

 

Description: basically, it’s an electric-powered ornithopter that seats five.  Top speed is 150 miles an hour, range is about 1500 miles before a recharge (which is surprisingly inexpensive).  With its four wings made out of iridescent purple and green scales, and its glittering carapace of crystal and honey-colored metal, the 2041 Edison Dragonfly is the most beautiful vehicle that you will ever see.  This is not a subjective statement: it simply is, objectively speaking, almost perfect from an aesthetic point of view.

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Jan
01
2019
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Item Seed: The Marcona Cipher Wheel.

Marcona Cipher Wheel – Google Docs

The Marcona Cipher Wheel

 

Description: a set of fifty small titanium wheels on a titanium spike, in the shape and apparent form of a cipher wheel (an archaic method for encoding messages). Each wheel has a set of fifty symbols embossed on its surface that correspond to no known language.  Despite the fact that titanium is only weakly magnetic, the wheels ‘stick’ to each other fairly strongly.

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Dec
30
2018
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Item Seed: Explosive Knots.

Explosive Knots – Google Docs

Explosive Knots

 

Explosive Knots are an example of sufficiently-advanced technology, at least from the point of view of primitives still mired in pre-starflight cultures.  It’s not really their fault; at that level of savagery many of them don’t even understand the concept of space-time, let alone how to manipulate it with a piece of string and some manual dexterity. Calling it ‘magic’ at least allows some of the marginally brighter ones to conceptualize the idea of of Explosive Knots, which is really quite admirable of the pig-ignorant brutes.

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Dec
27
2018
1

Item Seed: The Rasputin Collection.

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The Rasputin Collection

 

Description: a set of platinum and blue sapphire jewelry (tiara, brooch, necklace, earrings, and ring).  The style is clearly that of the 19th Century Russian jewelry firm the House of Bolin, but no records of the creation and/or sale of the Rasputin Collection survive.  The provenance of the Collection since then is equally murky. All jewels of the Rasputin Collection are almost icy cold to the touch; they feel like they would do damage if worn against bare skin, but do not.

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Dec
16
2018
1

Item Seed: Cookies of Doom.

Cookies of Doom – Google Docs

Cookies of Doom

 

Description: superficially resembles a standard ‘bean bag’ shotgun round.  The major difference is that, when in flight, the round expands to a three-inch chocolate chip cookie.  The cookie is edible, moist, and delicious.

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Dec
14
2018
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Item Seed: Skullz Commemorative Trading Cards Series 5 (2005).

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Skullz Commemorative Trading Cards Series 5 (2005)

 

Description: a set of 32 occult-motif trading cards the size of a standard baseball card.  Each card shows a different person (there are 18 men and 14 women in the set), dressed in fanciful looking robes and sporting an odd, ornate title.  Each card on the back has a different, elaborate design that causes nosebleeds if looked at for too long. The cards may or may not be indestructible, but you can’t cut or poke holes through them.

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Dec
09
2018
3

Item Seed: Exotic Low-Velocity Explosive Sabot rounds.

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Exotic Low-Velocity Explosive Sabot rounds

 

For those times when you absolutely do not want to risk killing or even seriously hurting a hostage in a firefight.  They’re non-lethal ammunition, taken to a whole new extreme: when fired, an ELVES round inflates in mid-flight (Explosive Sabot), formd an oxygen-generating film that protects against kinetic and energy attacks (Exotic), then wraps itself around its target without hurting it (Low-Velocity).  This film will reliably act as protection against anything up to and including a fragmentation grenade going off under it; it will last up to twenty minutes before degrading, which is usually far longer than it takes for a firefight to resolve itself. The film even acts as a mild analgesic and antidepressant, upon contact with human skin.

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