- June 2020 - SPATE:
SPATE [Steam Powered All Travel Engine]
Proof of Acquisition:
Have you ever had somewhere to go but no way to get there? Worry no more! A family of tinkerers originally from Bosco has created a frankenvehicle from the various parts of all vehicles they found in a junkyard on the rim of Desierto. The main part is of an old steam locomotive, but it does have pieces of cars and boats and even planes!
Want to use the train rails on your own time for free? Absolutely. Want to race across all the lands, on and off-road? Gotcha. Have a remote island in mind but no cash for a boat ride? Yup! Does it even fly?!
...Kinda. I wouldn’t push it.
Description: SPATE is your go-to vehicle for land and sea travel of all sorts. It’s large enough to comfortably fit several people for multiple days in its housing part and has plenty of deck space for sight seeing. One perk is that it is powered by steam and not magic or lacrima, so it will function just fine even in the Neutral Zone. Despite being made of very sturdy metal, it won’t stand up to any battles, so it’s best to leave it out of combat. It might not be the speediest contraption, but it’ll get you there!
Caution! It’s important to note that the vehicle runs on combustible material to create steam in the boiler, so make sure to have enough on hand to get where you’re going and back. The boiler is a little finicky since it’s hodgepodged together, so keep tools on hand and allow for extra time for travel just in case. Sometimes a hardy knock with a wrench will put it in a better mood. Also, while it can technically fly, it is not very dexterous in the air and it also tends to lurch and shake, which could loosen some nuts and bolts midair...it’s not recommended, but it’s possible for short distances... [The user must have OOC permission to use this ability on a player character, a player-owned NPC or an Event NPC ]
- July 2020 - Rotten Applekins:
Proof of Acquisition:
These black blobs are little more than semi-sentient suckerfish with inexplicable cat-shaped ears. They annoyingly appear on their own out of thin air, nomming on the various parts of humans falling victim to any of the 7 virtues or 7 vices. Don’t worry, they don’t eat flesh. In fact, not all of them even eat. Some do eat away at the emotional essence behind the good and evil impulses, which is helpful for vices, but not so much virtuous intentions. Some don’t eat but instead regurgitate more of the emotional essence behind the good and evil impulses, which is helpful for virtuous intentions but not so much for vices. And much like a pesky box of chocolates, you never know which you’re gonna get ... or when.
They tend to turn colors and mumble what it is they’re eating or regurgitating in little garbled, tongue-too-big-for-mouth voices, in a sense acting as truth detectors on those less forthcoming about their feelings, which is ironic since the Rotton Applekins clearly suffer from and never speak of their own gluttony.
Name: Om Nom Bleh
Description: They sense your sins and virtues, popping in to make matters better or worse at random by either lessening or increasing the tug between good and evil decisions. Hijinks are sure to ensue [The user must have OOC permission to use this ability on a player character, a player-owned NPC or an Event NPC].
- August 2020 - Pan Pipes:
Proof of Acquisition:
To be honest, this thing’s kind of a mixed bag. It was fashioned by the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, rustic music, and also, strangely, to getting jiggy with it despite the fact he had the butt of a goat. He made this thing out of the reeds some nymphs turned the girl he was stalking into to “save” her, so …
Anyway, whosoever plays a lovely little folk tune on this flute can hold nature by the nads. Wanna grow some plants? Play a song. Want to tame any woodland creature? Toot a tune. Want to suddenly seem irresistibly sexy to your crush? I mean, you can try ... sometimes it works ...
Name: Woodland Woo
Description: By breathing across the hollow reeds one can cause plants to grow and all manner of beasts to become friendly and tame. Flora and Fauna obey the user’s will once a melody is played on the flute, and the magic will remain for the rest of the day at least. The user may also play a diddy to woo a prospective lover, but just know that the magic for this part isn’t super reliable. When it works, it’s great. When it doesn’t, you end up with the bottom half of a goat for the rest of the day, and folks are way less accepting of that sort of thing these days … but make sure not to panic. [The user must have OOC permission to use this ability on a player character, a player-owned NPC, or an Event NPC as well as associated magics belonging to those mentioned.]
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