- Sand Flask:
Sand in Your Crack
Flask of Desierto Sand
Proof of Acquisition:
June IOTM 2019
It’s a common practice for those that visit lovely beaches to collect the sands in a jar as a memento, taking a piece of the beach home along with their fond memories. Someone somewhere, who was possibly suffering heat stroke, decided to do that to the sands of Desierto, near a magical oasis that may or may not have actually been there. The enchanted sands captured seemed normal, though looking into the glass flask didn’t give the impression of a collection of sand so much as seeming like a large, shrunken desert contained within.
Intent on adding the sand to an existing Zen garden back home, imagine the surprise when the cork was removed and massive amounts of sand burst forth, turning the whole area into that horribly hot Desierto desert! Even worse, all the beautiful designs in the Zen garden were lost, sucked back in with the other sand when the cork was replaced. That’s not very Zen!
Range: 100 m
Description: Pop the cork, and instantly the area for as far as the eye can see turns into a desert complete with sand and is hot as heck. Though there might be a mysterious oasis every now and then, it’s not very pleasant. Why would anyone want this?!
SPATE [Steam Powered All Travel Engine]
Proof of Aqusition:
June IOTM 2020
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 ]