Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Magic Item: Fluid Edge

Fluid Edge: Not a weapon in and of itself but instead a delicately carved ivory dagger hilt, the Fluid Edge mounts a golden half-sphere as a pommel nut and a small, slender wedge of crystal where a blade should sit.

Dipping or trailing the crystal into any liquid -- of which there must be at least a pint -- creates a dagger-like blade of magically-hardened fluid to form around the crystal. This blade may take any shape desired by the bearer of Fluid Edge, but always deals damage as a dagger.

The special properties of said blade depend on the liquid used; some examples are:

- water: grants the ability to strike enchanted creatures
- wine: causes the victim to lose a point of Dexterity with every strike (regained after sleep)
- blood: Fluid Edge's bearer gains half the damage dealt as healing

The DM is encouraged to be as devious as the player is encouraged to be inventive.

Fluid Edge -- though created as a noble's wedding-gift -- was spirited away by revolutionaries and was last seen in the hands of the leader of a notorious bandit cell, the Broken Wheel.

6 comments:

Chris said...

*Heh* Great and flavourful item taichara. Lots of potential for fun with this.

Image the fun to be had from dipping Liquid Edge in acid, oil, liquid poisons, let alone symbolic stuff like orphan's tears or the blood of a slain kinsman. Then there's the really weird reified metaphysical stuff like liquid Hope or distilled Dreams.

Imagine the horror if the PCs get their hands on a liquidiser... O_o

mthomas768 said...

That's a very cool item! Consider it stolen!

taichara said...

@Chris:

*Heh* Great and flavourful item taichara. Lots of potential for fun with this.

Thank ye kindly!


Image the fun to be had from dipping Liquid Edge in acid, oil, liquid poisons, let alone symbolic stuff like orphan's tears or the blood of a slain kinsman.

That's the plan! :3 Which is why I only gave a few examples -- having as much open to potential DM-player interpretation as possible was one of my goals for this one.


Then there's the really weird reified metaphysical stuff like liquid Hope or distilled Dreams.

Hehehehe ... indeed.


Imagine the horror if the PCs get their hands on a liquidiser... O_o

If a PC of mine got hold of one of one of those, I'd be worried already! *grins*


@mthomas768:

Thank you very kindly! Stolen posts are the best kind *grins*

trollsmyth said...

I love this, and I love how it invites creativity. You continue to produce the most fun critters and magical goodies on the net.

And I really want to make this something other than a "me too" post, but, damnit, me too! ;D

Barking Alien said...

Now this is my kind of magic item.

While I don't run medival fantasy often, when I did my campaign was full of such unique gear. The premise being that magic is too special, too rare and too difficult to waste it making yet another +3 sword.

Kudos! Awesome item.

AD

taichara said...

@trollsmyth:

Thank ye, and I don't mind a me-too post ;D


@Barking Alien:

Thank ye! I try to put in some variety, even if they aren't always as 'varietous' as this one --