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#1 Iyara

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 02:59 AM

Design your own relic!
If I like your suggestion, it might show up in-game one day!

Include:
name
long description (what it looks like on the ground)
full description (three sentences minimum)
other details

(Be aware that stat suggestions are likely going to be ignored)

You can email suggestions to iyara@materiamagica.com if you don't want to post them here.
I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.

#2 Thror

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 03:12 AM

Name: A Page From an Ithrix Hunter's Day Planner
Long Description: A torn page, glowing with a faint blue light lays here.
Full Description: This page appears to be an incomplete snippet from a journal or an itinerary of some sort. Near the the top you can make out the phrase "Archons to Kill". Several of the names (many of which you recognize) have been crossed off, but another name, you can only make out it begins with "F", is written repeatedly at the bottom of the page next to several time entries. On the back of the page is a to-do list of sorts, with the entries "Figure out how they flee," "Develop some new one-liners," and finally "research the meaning and origin of the Alyrian phrase 'lol'." Despite the odd contents of the page, you can sense that this page still retains residual energies from the Ithrix plane--it glows with a soft blue light.

#3 Yvar

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 03:18 PM

name Vandemaar's Lucky Die
long description An oddly shaped die lays here.
full description This die seems as if it should not be able to exist given it's rather odd shape. As you twirl the die around you see that all 6 sides seem to be precisely equal. Upon further inspection, you noticed a delicately engraved "V" in the bottom-right corner of all sides. Perhaps the great wizard Vandemaar used this once upon a time to make money in a jam.
other details +3 Luck, - 1 Personality

#4 Dyalot

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:34 PM

name: a crystallized drop of halfling's blood

long: A magically crystalized drop of blood is spinning here.

full description: A powerful wizard has taken the essence of a halfling's zeal and solidified it into a gemstone. Between its own natural power and its enchantment, the crystal seems to be constantly in motion. Just touching it makes your entire body vibrate and tingle.

Suggested and ignored stats: Minor bonus to attack speed, agility, and/or accuracy.

#5 Duende

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:12 AM

If your imagination needs jogging, here is a full list of bosses:

a Beltan knight-errant
a beast hunter
a barbarian from a far-off land
a berserk manticore
a coal-black djinn
a crazed inventor
a commander of the heavenly host
a chemwalker immune to the ravages of death
a captive phoenix
a conniving hunchback
a Destroyer
a dark Nalfeshnee
a demon composed of eyeballs
a fey pharmacist
a freshwater elemental
a furtive chemwalker
a frost revenant
a fetid alcowalker
a gnarled, gnobbly little sorceror
a gasoline angel
a gargoylic necromancer
a huge, enraged orc
a high-elf master artificer
a heavily-armored dragon
a horrifying, demonic Blarg
a hulking bulbous clanker
a huge tourmaline dragon
a hooded reaper of the nine plaguebearers
a Juju monkey
a junior megatentacled bog nightmare
a lumbering, injured chemwalker
a morose spectre
a massive platinum titan statue
a moray as long as the darkness is deep
a mass of souls
a marble statue
a massive iron rooster
a pernicious hodag
a psychic yeti
a pebbly galeb duhr
a potbellied imp
a rusty, clanking chemwalker
a red dragon
a senior captain of the Yoravy force
a skeletal necromancer
a starving, desperate xorn
a tangle tree
a tourmaline-ensconced umber hulk
a ten-legged murderbeast
a towering, bone-powered chemwalker
a visiting merchant marine looking for a fight
a villain of Smuggler's Gulch
a writhing mass of corruption
Abominus the magician
Alpheus Winterborn
an entropy priest
an undead red dragon
an archon hunter master
an ettin cannibal
an orc shaman
an ancient beyonder
an algae-trailing chemwalker
an Eldamarian battlerager
an rapacious chemwalker
an evil-eyed homunculus laboratory assistant
an outcast of the Crocodilian empire
an altered yaswon
an armored ferromancer
an imp of the perverse
an incensed water weird
Atrascus the King Crab
Auuqurun the Sliith
Avarosis, Avatar Prime of the Queen
Baba Yaga
Balaria, the insane Court Jester
Bashedu the Court Wizard
Beltane Altaar
Bentnose
Bent
Bevidath, the sea hag twin
Beyonder, guardian of the source
Crerakoth the kauri
Damryn
Demonis
Doctor Gonzo
E'jmai, the caretaker
Fendawyr the half dragon
Focault
Geometera the Architect
Glamdrung, father of all trolls
Hargraven
He of the Revolving Constellation
Heptheran the Demonic
Hetharin
Jatzpek the Monastery Avatar
Jhepp the Archlich
Jihulynth, the taskmaster
Jojo
Keleuei
Kezathin, the mad tinker
Khorfeu the Destructomancer
Lady Bane
Laerethanel
Leandra
Lord Alymar
Lord Pumpkin
Lothaire the Abjurer
Madman
megalith Peulvan
Mharizad, the elder vampire
Mourdul, Throne of Pain
Mr. Simes
Novrar the necromantic beastmaster
one of the twin dragons of Colove
Pogonip Vseth
Preacher Dan
Prince Raymatus Galzmati
Prqpqrprpqpr the Void
Queen Hetepheres II, the deranged witch
Queen of the arachnids
Ravella, the Sea Hag
Sargrag the sinner
Saurua Gnash
Seriende
Shraa the Hyena
Sloonsnar, Star Eater Supreme
Straz the Wizard
Tellanet
Teshi, the lugubrious dragon
the zombie Tyrannosaurus
the elemental hydra
the manifestation of evil
the eater of dreams
the Ash Dragon
the Archbishop of Vandyne
the executioner
the gorgon animator
the hunchbacked, deformed cryptkeeper
the Towne Crier
the Cruelty of Miannas
the hunchback
the wand golem
the pit beast
the Demon Lord of Cruelty
the mighty balrog, Azathoth
the Megafather
the mindflayer mind-taker
the orc chieftain, Graalg
the great shadow wyrm Draask
the black queen
the white queen
the Lady of the Lake
the Baron Simon Bloodbane
the Laocoon
the dread pirate Kali
the Master of Shadows
the mighty balrog, Abacax
the Kraken
the captain of the Manari huntresses
the mako shark Nanave
the legendary couatl queen
the teary-eyed, bedraggled bride
the abbot of V'ree
the knight, Sir Tristan
the high witch of Holzan
the hideous screaming skull of regret
the Archmage of Fire
the first mate
the masked anti-paladin of Xuchar
the hungriest Implementor
the Archmage of Fire
the democratically-elected leader of the unicorns
the leader of Ninja Local 517
the bilious toad of ruin
the nefarious Dr. Gnekow
the Kell commander
the mechagoblin
the mighty balrog, Akabanth
the tattooed simulacrum
the crusader behemoth
the Dracolich
the brutal
the witch, Agnes
the mad war master
the Archmage Kessarian
the vengeful archangel, Ghryzhrymydyon
the beautiful, deafening siren queen
the Forest Guardian
the Golgothan
the New Kolvir blademaster
the Chromatic Dragon
Throgblar the Huge
Thyvax, the hellsteed
Torath the Damned
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Uuauuru the Sliith
Vauldroth, the Kung Fu dracon
Vebidath, the sea hag twin
Veldra, the witch sister
Vextrinas, Priestess of Fire
Viridis, Queen of Dracons
Vlargruhn
Vortex
Vyst
Yourban
Zevious

#6 Lantis

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:47 AM

a shy bather's wash cloth

a dainty terry cloth towel is here.

This small terry cloth towel is monogrammed from the Inn of the Twin Moons. It is a wash cloth from the inn's communal bathroom. You imagine that this may have been used by a shy bather while provocatively lathering herself, or perhaps used to cover herself discreetly on the occasion of an ill timed intrusion.

And my suggestion to be ignored is for it to do something water or bubble related.

#7 Pointyhat

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:49 PM

Satina's broken fingernail

a broken fingernail lies in the dust here.

use your imaginination!


grants immortality!

#8 Thror

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 05:33 PM

Name: A Broken Piece of Masonry from an Abandoned Clan Hall
Long Description: A curiously shaped brick is here.
Full Description: This crescent-shaped brick appears to be a relic from an abandoned clan hall. A memory of a time long passed, this brick is still completely full of mortar and rock, but the material inside radiates a sense of dormancy and dead weight. As such, the stone is brittle and feels unusually heavy in your hand, but you can't help but feel some sense of the wisdom and age of long-gone adventurers somehow emanates from the stone.


Name: A Piston From the Iron Worm
Long Description: A small metal rod lays here, gleaming in the light.
Full Description: Given the hundreds of thousands of trips the Iron Worm has made through the underground world of Alyria, it comes as no surprise that, from time to time, pieces of the Worm are left discarded in the wake of the gold-guzzling machine. This piece of metal appears to be such a piece and, although you can not decipher its precise purpose, some sort of residual power from the force that enables the Worm's operation remains vested in the piece.


Name: A Disconnected Fang from the Lag Monster
Long Description: A tooth, disjointed and difficult to discern, lays here.
Full Description: Although no adventurer has ever been able to precisely describe the nature of the enigmatic creature known as the Lag Monster, it is clear from the unique properties of this tooth that it originates from the elusive monster. The tooth appears to phase in and out of reality, dragging and pulsing the reality around it, without ever exhibiting its strange properties in a reliable pattern. Although you feel that time itself is warped around this strange relic, you cannot help but conclude that some sort of practical use can applied to such an item.

Name: A Pleasant Dream from the Eater of Dreams
Long Description: A small cloud, shifting and elusive, pulses along the ground here.
Long Description: The eater of dreams, a mysterious and unexplainable creature that resides deep within Hellbent Mountain, has apparently consumed dreams other than nightmares. Perhaps unavoidably and perhaps unsurprisingly, the eater must have consumed, from time to time, pleasant dreams from the denizens of Alyria. This represents one such dream, you think, as it glows softly and emanates a pleasant, peaceful feeling. The dream is shaped like a small cloud and although you cannot feel it in your hand, the cloud moves as if touched when your hand touches the outer potion of the cloud. Given the vast quantity of terrible and frightening things in Alyria, it is nice to know that, from time to time, a pleasant form of magic such as this can be found.

Name: A Piece of Juju Monkey Feces
Long Description: A small, brown shaped oblong object lays here, smelling terribly.
Full Description: The commonplace affinity of monkeys for their own excrement (particularly in the context of weapons) apparently holds true even for the Juju monkey. This stinking loaf of feces, although it has no discernable practical application, would seem to hold some sort of innate magic, provided that an adventurer has the stomach and mental fortitude to utilize it. If an adventurer could bring themselves to abandon such notions as pride and appearance, the magical properties of this feces could be useful.


Name: The One Root
Long Description: A maleficarum root of unusual size rests here, fashioned into a circular band.
Full Description: This root from the proving grounds is unusual indeed. First, the root is quite large, dwarfing the size of most maleficarum roots that you have seen. Second, it has been fashioned into the shape of a circle or ring. Third, it glows with a soft golden light. Lastly, and most importantly, an inscription has been cut into the root on the outer edge of its circular band: "Three roots for the Questmasters under the sky; Seven for the Clan Lords in their halls of stone; Nine for for Mortal Ithrix doomed to die; One for the Dork Lord on his dork throne. One root to rule them all, One root to find them, One root to bring them all and in the proving grounds, bind them."

#9 Lantis

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 11:31 PM

a mechagoblin's sprocket
a tarnished metallic wheel lies on its side.

A half-corroded metal sprocket lies here, uselessly. It has many tines, but its luster is dulled. This cogged wheel was once used inside the mechanism of a mechagoblin. In between the spokes, there would have been a chain used to turn the wheel, attached to another sprocket elsewhere in the robotic hull. This discarded part was once an essential piece used to control the robot's left arm vertical motion.

#10 Yvar

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

Name: The Lungs of a Red Dragon
Long Description: Glowing red, the innards of a great beast lie here
Full Description: Hot to the touch, this organ feels as though it could boil water although judging by the fact that you hold the lungs in your hand, you can assume that the terrifying beast is long dead. Someone must have taken this from a fierce dragon or hydra they had slain as a trophy of battle. It is impossible to tell how long ago they achieved this impressive victory for the token is too hot for it to decompose
Other: +50 damage-breath versus creatures below level 60


Name: Gazing Tourmaline of a Tanbluck Battlemage
Long Description: A beautiful jewel's cat's eye stares at you
Full Description: You hold before you one of the most beautiful gems you have ever seen. This jewel has a color that shifts through various shades of green with a cyan cat's eye that stares into your very soul. You have heard rumors of an ancient cult of Battlemages who crafted such gems to augment their spells to a power far beyond that which is reached with modern consumed reagents.

#11 Yvar

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 03:04 PM

Satina's broken fingernail

a broken fingernail lies in the dust here.

use your imaginination!


grants immortality!



Name: A Pointy Hat of Insignificance
Long Description: A hat of no significance lies here
Full Description: If there is anything significant about this pointy hat it is the fact that there is nothing significant about it. It's form is insignificant. It's texture is insignificant. It's craftsmanship is insignificant. You would guess that the only adventurer's who would wear this hat could only be described as insignificant.
Other: +1 save vs breath

Name: The Heart of the Heartless
Long Description: A chill surrounds a still beating heart lying here
Full Description: As you hold this beating heart in your hands your very soul shivers. Is it fear or disgust? You are not sure. One thing is certain though. This is none other than the heart ripped out of the remorseless adventurer Kazmo, former mayor of Rune, when slain by his election opponent, Yvar.
Other: +30 save vs leech

Name: A Mass of Relics
Long Description: A pile of thousands of relics lays nearby
Full Description: A thousand relics, consumed by adventurers' past, lay in their resting place. There is no rest, even after use, for these relics horded and consumed by a few adventurers. These relics are clustered together as one piece and there is no telling which adventurer this collection belonged to. Lemming, Minotorious, Alyce, Chaosfire, maybe Arcadin? There is no telling for sure. Strangely even though all relics are dead by themselves, a power still emanates from the collection as a whole
Other: Plus RelicDrop percent

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 01:41 PM

A Stinky Shrimp

A blue rotten shellfish lays dead at your feet.

Rotting dead flesh of this blue hued shrimp makes you gag. Even being near it is enough to cause nausea and you're the one taking an interest in it. It looks as though it was partially chewed and was probably stuck in the teeth of some beast of unnatural life. The oceans of Decara are the only place that you can think of that would have blue shrimp.

We are ALL Walking Dead.


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 05:06 PM

For the memorial challenge:


Name: A Memorial Relic to Tannyon
Long Description: A relic commemorating the first bloodline unlocked by a blind adventurer is here.
Full Description: This small figurine depicts a sidhe warrior. The base of the figurine reads "TANNYON". The sidhe wears a blindfold over his eyes and he carries a staff, tapping the ground in front of him. The staff looks to be worn, but it also shows splatters of blood on the side. Engraved into the side of the staff is the word "RAGE". His armor bears a series of notches in a numerical, counting form, which implies a tally of many, many vanquished foes. It is apparent from the posture of the figurine, together with certain depictions around it, that the figure is receiving the power of his bloodline. Written on the bottom is the statement "FIRST BLIND BLOODLINE."

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 05:32 PM

For the memorial challenge:

Name: A Memorial Relic to Jheron
Long Description: A relic commemorating the epic legend, Jheron
Full Description: This small figurine depicts a minotaur warrior. The minotaur radiates strength, with huge bulging muscles easily discernable, and his face exhibits an aura of noble leadership. On his back the minotaur carries a shield that bears the emblem of the clan Timeworn, and grasped in one hand you can see a book containing diagrams and notes on various parts of the world of Alyria. Stamped on the bottom of the figurine is the name "JHERON", a name which still invokes memories of honor and friendship in the hearts of many.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 05:40 PM

For the memorial challenge:

Name: A Memorial Relic to Harder Days
Long Description: A relic commemorating the more difficult times in Alyria is here.
Full Description: This small figurine depicts a crotchety old adventurer. The adventurer is hunched over, leaning on a cane, with a sagging disposition and furrowed brow. A few rusty weapons are depicted near the feat of the figure, and stamped on the base of the relic is the message this ancient adventurer is intended to convey: "Before Boss Kills, Before Marks, Before Leveling Betters, Before Archons, I fought. Endless quests was I forced to do, with a proving ground moat crawling with cruel killers. The world has become safe, and you young adventurers have it easy! Be thankful."