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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Dec
08
2018
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Item Seed: the Ruby Vampir .32 ACP Pistol.

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Ruby Vampir

 

This limited-run variant of the Spanish Ruby .32 ACP semi-automatic pistol was produced between 1918 and 1932 by a somewhat obscure (and now defunct) Romanian monastic order.  The Ruby Vampir differed from the original variant not so much in basic performance as it was a fulfillment of the Ruby’s original promise: Vampirs were machined and manufactured with the highest production values, resulting in a gun that was even more reliable, rugged, and accurate than the original.  More to the point, the Vampir was remarkably good at ghoul-killing.

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Dec
04
2018
1

Item Seed: Blade.

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Blade

 

Description: a hilt, sized for a human hand, on one end and a blue ball of light about a foot away on the other (the ball can be extended out another two feet, or brought in to a minimum of three inches).  Connecting the two is a green line. Blade is designed pretty explicitly to not function if dropped, thrown, or ingeniously placed so as to eventually cause havoc, up to and including having it burrow down to the Earth’s core, while in the process causing a supervolcanic eruption that ends up destroying civilization in North America.  Yes, somebody tried that.

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Dec
02
2018
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Item Seed: Spiegel des Papstes.

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Spiegel des Papstes

 

Legend has it that this gilded silver-backed mirror was the first owned by a Pope (Gregory XVI, reign 1831-1846).  Pope Gregory was an interesting fellow who probably would have been happier to be pope a century or two earlier; a large portion of his tenure involved dealing with the mid-19th Century’s various technological and social innovations, typically with a highly jaundiced eye and disapproving mien (Gregory was not even particularly fond of things like railroads or gas lighting).  He would probably be horrified to hear that today the Spiegel des Papstes is widely (for literally esoteric values of ‘widely’) considered to be a magical item; after all, from Gregory’s point of view it was merely an item given miraculous powers by long exposure to the Vatican.

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Nov
26
2018
3

Item Seed: Warding Cream.

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Warding Cream

It’s kind of like shaving cream, only it’s supernaturally potent enough to be used to draw lines for pentacles and other kinds of wards. Warding Cream’s major advantage is also its major disadvantage: it works fine, as long as nothing physical touches it. But it’s very easy to disrupt it, and the foam will decay into useless no more than an hour after it is drawn. (more…)

Nov
22
2018
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Item Seed: The Cincinnati Suitcase.

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The Cincinnati Suitcase

 

Description: a blue-grey travel suitcase with spinner wheels and an extendable grip.  Internal capacity is 21” X 10” x 15”; when found, it contained a variety of clothes, toiletries, and miscellaneous items.  A ticket attached to the grip indicated that this luggage was part of a October 2016 flight from Dearfield Airport to Cincinnati International Airport, via Monarch Airlines.

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Nov
15
2018
1

Item Seed: Wyrmslayah.

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Wyrmslayah

 

This is, of course, the famous katana that John Adams used to slay the Wyrm of Quabbin Hill — oh, yes, right.  Wyrmslayah is something from the secret history.  The non-boring history.  The history that they only teach you in school if you’ve been good.

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Nov
06
2018
1

Item Seed: DV-9999.

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DV-9999

 

When DV-9999 was discovered drifting in Jupiter’s orbit by an extremely classified American military black-ops program, it was the US Navy that ended up getting the derelict interstellar ship after it was towed back to Earth (it is, again, an extremely classified program).  Oh, sure, other groups tried to claim it, but the Navy just had the better bureaucratic knife-fighters this time.  Sometimes it just comes down to that. It probably also helped that the discovers’ were sort of related to the Navy, in a fairly recondite sort of way.  Besides, the Navy was willing enough to share.

 

Of course, the value of DV-9999 is actually a somewhat complicated question.  Its tonnage is about 200 tons, and looks like it was designed for 6 crew members and 4 passengers (assuming human-sizes throughout).  There are extensive open spaces inside the ship itself, with direct access to space via a set of doors. The outside also has two hardpoints that look like they were designed to fit weapons pods of some sort; one of the hardpoints is occupied with broken machinery, and one is a melted pile of slag.  DV-9999 is also heavily damaged and open to vacuum, with burn-throughs and impact craters consistent with energy and explosive weapons.

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Nov
05
2018
1

Item Seed: Space Dust.

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Space Dust

 

Space Dust? ‘Tis the scourge of the space-ways, it is.  Not because it affects any Galactic species that still operates in this plane of existence, because Space Dust doesn’t.  It really is just made up of regular interstellar dust particles that have been collected until there’s enough to be worth selling to a member of the Precursor species.  The species who have theoretically transcended this plane of existence, in other words — but yet now find that Space Dust is the most absolutely, completely, and reverse transcendentally amazing high in any plane of existence.

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