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watsyurname529
2009-02-04, 06:42 PM
Hello everyone! Wats here with the next Vote Up A [X] with a twist. We've had villains, mosters, and even a campaign setting. Now it's time for something completely different, that being Vote Up A Magic Item! This contest aims to create a unique and functional magic item for all ages. Please Bold your Vote. All standard VUA Rules apply.

Contests that have gone before (or are currently running):
Vote Up a Monster (3.X) #1 by Zeta Kai
Result: the Gatekeeper

Vote Up a Monster (3.X) #2 by Zeta Kai
Result: the Deus ex Machina

Vote Up a Monster (3.X) #3 by Zeta Kai
Result: the Ectoplasmic Swarm

Vote Up a Monster (3.X) #4 by Zeta Kai
Result: the Polymental

Vote Up a Monster (3.X) #5 by Zeta Kai (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103693)
Result: Pending

Vote Up a Monster (4E) #1 by Shadow_Elf
Result: the Songbird Spirit

Vote Up a Monster (4E) #2 by Shadow_Elf
Result: the Pandora's Paradox

Vote Up a Villain (3.X) #1 by afroakuma
Result: the Maidenís Weeping/Swain of Varrone

Vote Up a Villain (3.X) #2 by afroakuma
Result: the Caillteanas

Vote Up a Villain (3.X) #3 by afroakuma
Result: Dandag the Quiet

Vote Up a Villain (3.X) #4 by afroakuma
Result: the Augmoha

Vote Up a Villain (3.X) #5 by afroakuma
Result: the Silver Hellstar

Vote Up a Villain (3.X) #6 by afroakuma
Result: Prince Meridius

Vote Up A Villain (3.X) #7 by afroakuma (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5714091#post5714091)
Result: Pending

Vote Up a Discipline! by The Demented One (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101243)
Result: The Army of One (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103406)

Vote Up A Campaign Setting by Zeta Kai, Shadow_Elf and afroakuma (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96183)
Result: Pending


Item Done: The Nox Mirror (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5792859&postcount=126)


1. Type: Tool


{table=head]Type|Votes
Weapon|11
Armor|
Clothing|2
Tool|14
[/table]
For a more complete explaination, see 1b.


1b. Specific: Other


{table=head]Weapon|Votes|Armor|Votes|Clothing|Votes|Tool|Votes
Melee||Light||Head||Rod|3
Ranged||Medium||Face||Staff|
Simple||Heavy||Throat||Potion/Oil|
Martial||Exotic||Shoulders||Single Use|
Exotic||Shield||Body||Multiple Use|1
Light||-||Arms||Other|5
One Handed||-||Hands||-|
Two-Handed||-||Ring||-|
Thrown||-||Waist||-|
Double||-||Feet||-|
[/table]


2. Item Level: 20


{table=head]Level|Votes|Level|Votes
1||11|
2||12|
3||13|
4||14|
5||15|1
6||16|
7||17|
8||18|1
9||19|
10||20|5
[/table]
Item Level is the gauge of power of the item and when the PC's should have access to it, such as treasure or to buy, so that it doesn't over/under balance the game.


3. Serious/Wacky Scale 1-5: Halfway (3)


{table=head]Type|Serious|Mostly Serious|Halfway|Slightly Serious|Wacky/Insane
Votes||3|7|1||
[/table]
This scale is to determine how serious or wacky I will be in creating the item. Serious (1-2) are normal D&D items. Halfway (3) are unsual powers for a D&D item. Wacky (4-5) are items you would not find in a normal game.



4. Special Abilities:


{table=head]Type|Votes|Type|Votes|Type|Votes
Artifact|5|Speed||Class Based|
Intelligent|9|Movement|1|Creature Based|
Cursed|1|Att/Dmg||Race Baced|
Relic/Divine|3|AC||Light|
Fire||Mind Affect|5|Shadow|6
Cold||Summon||Special Material|
Electricity||Transmutation|2|Planar|
Acid||Skill||Air*|
Sonic||Spell||Earth*|
Force|4|Manuever||Water*|
Holy|1|Health||Fire*|
Negative||Teleportation|4|2nd Function|
Alignment||Buff||Poison|
Ability||Debuff||--|
DR||Resistance||--|
[/table]
*As it relates to the Element and controlling it, manipulating it, etc.
Vote for your Top 3 special abilities. The top one will be incorperated into the item while the next top 2 will be strongly considered. If you wish to vote for something that's not there, put in a formal vote for it and it may be added.

Zeta Kai
2009-02-04, 06:49 PM
As the creator of the VUAx meme, I call first vote. And I shall vote for a Weapon.

afroakuma
2009-02-04, 06:52 PM
As PR manager of VUACS and administrator of Vote Up A Villain, I call second vote.

Concurred: Weapon

thegurullamen
2009-02-04, 06:57 PM
I want a Weapon-Tool. Something like that scarf blade from Paizo or the quarterstaff that doubles as a really long stick. If this is not an option, then normal Weapon will be fine.

Llama231
2009-02-04, 06:58 PM
Well, I have a vote-up a something thread too, so I vote tool.

watsyurname529
2009-02-04, 06:58 PM
I want a Weapon-Tool. Something like that scarf blade from Paizo or the quarterstaff that doubles as a really long stick. If this is not an option, then normal Weapon will be fine.

I'll count it as a weapon, but I'll add the doubles as a second item (such as a tool) to the special abilities section.

Alteran
2009-02-04, 07:16 PM
Let's see a tool.

arguskos
2009-02-04, 07:23 PM
I vote Weapon.

afroakuma
2009-02-04, 07:29 PM
Let's see a tool.

Present!

Oh, wait... :smallredface:

arguskos
2009-02-04, 07:40 PM
Present!

Oh, wait... :smallredface:
You're not a tool, because we like you. No one likes tools. I'l get that damn hammer one day... I swear it!

afroakuma
2009-02-04, 07:42 PM
You're not a tool, because we like you. No one likes tools. I'l get that damn hammer one day... I swear it!

Sorry, argus;


Quashhammer.

21 YEARS OLD TODAY AND STILL QUASHING HOPES.

arguskos
2009-02-04, 07:48 PM
Sorry, argus;


Quashhammer.

21 years old today and still quashing hopes.
GORDAMMIT YOU HAMMERS!!!!! :furious::furious:

TheLogman
2009-02-04, 08:28 PM
I am gonna go and vote for Tool. We can get more awesome things that way. It's just gonna be a weapon with some +damage effects on it if we go with weapon.

MageSparrowhawk
2009-02-04, 08:37 PM
I vote Tool, but with the addendum that it should appear as a basic weapon.

pyrefiend
2009-02-04, 08:43 PM
I vote tool. I think we can get the most unique effects that way.

watsyurname529
2009-02-04, 08:57 PM
Tool has taken the lead! It's a duel between Weapon and Tool with Tool leading by 1.

Also, if we did weapon, you never know what I might create....

Limos
2009-02-04, 09:01 PM
Weapon!

curse you arbitrary word limit

Debihuman
2009-02-04, 09:42 PM
I vote for a weapon.

Overlord Nicy
2009-02-04, 10:02 PM
Another vote for Weapon.

cha0s4a11
2009-02-04, 10:04 PM
A vote for Tool.

arguskos
2009-02-04, 10:38 PM
And because I failed to do so earlier...

Begrudgingly Happy Birthday Quashhammer, may you quash for another year. :smallannoyed: Freakin hammers being all up in my PM box and stuffz. /lolz

watsyurname529
2009-02-04, 11:01 PM
Votes have been tallied and Weapon pulls ahead by 1... The current voting will end at 11:59pm (GMT -6) on February 5th.

Assassin89
2009-02-04, 11:16 PM
I vote Weapon because not many interesting things can be done with tools.

watsyurname529
2009-02-04, 11:22 PM
I vote Weapon because not many interesting things can be done with tools.

As with the uninteresting weapon people, you're quite wrong there.

Note, somehow one of the sections on the 1b Specifics table didn't get copied when I redid the tables. The Tools section now has the "Other" specific option. That's for all the random magic items that don't fit in with anything else (I.E. Endless Bag of Caltrops, etc.)

InsiderTrading
2009-02-05, 03:16 AM
Just to throw a wrench into the workings.... Tool

vegetalss4
2009-02-05, 04:15 AM
i vote on weapon

UnChosenOne
2009-02-05, 04:47 AM
I vote Weapon.

Luean
2009-02-05, 05:07 AM
I vote for tool

Adumbration
2009-02-05, 06:37 AM
Going for the tool.

zagan
2009-02-05, 07:23 AM
I vote for tool !

lesser_minion
2009-02-05, 09:50 AM
Oh cool, a battle of the bandwagons. Well, I'm going with... Weapon. Because they can be so incredibly cool it's untrue.

Now, what VUAx can I think of? Deity? Adventure? Race?

Thorin
2009-02-05, 10:01 AM
Tool I think

bue52
2009-02-05, 12:11 PM
Tool more versatile, and I think weapons have a lot of items for themselves already.

watsyurname529
2009-02-05, 06:57 PM
Wow... Dueling Bandwagons on the first one... Tool once again regains the lead by 1. It's a close race.

Now while tools do have technically more versitility because I'm not confined to just a type of weapon, there are plenty of insane weapons I can come up with. There are so many tools, and so few weapons...

Dyllan
2009-02-06, 01:57 PM
I vote clothing - because I don't want to hurt my clothes feelings when they see they have no votes.

Ben Miff
2009-02-06, 02:52 PM
I personally find tools a lot more versatile (if only because I can try to use as many as I like as once, albeit limited by actions) and so I vote tool.

LordZarth
2009-02-06, 07:36 PM
vote for tool.

Glyphic
2009-02-06, 09:37 PM
I'm going to vote for Clothes. (I'm calling it the 'Pant's vote')

watsyurname529
2009-02-08, 11:26 AM
The winner is Tool! Now, the next catagory is Specific, which means what kind of tool do we want. You can only vote for the options in the Tool column of the table.

lesser_minion
2009-02-08, 11:53 AM
OK, in my capacity as chief infra-redshirt of Vote Up An Adventure, I'll go with Other

LordZarth
2009-02-08, 12:35 PM
Other should be more funniest.

Llama231
2009-02-08, 12:36 PM
Other.
Yes.

Luean
2009-02-08, 12:41 PM
I vote for other

UnChosenOne
2009-02-08, 12:47 PM
I vote for Other.

watsyurname529
2009-02-08, 12:49 PM
Well, that's 5 votes for Other. Any love for the other choices?

pyrefiend
2009-02-08, 04:35 PM
I vote for rod, because they tend to have really flexible uses.

watsyurname529
2009-02-08, 05:34 PM
Well that's one vote for Rod! Come on people! Vote!

MageSparrowhawk
2009-02-09, 08:31 PM
hmmm...actually, multiple-use sounds pretty cool. I hate item that only go for so long before they run out of juice...

watsyurname529
2009-02-09, 08:43 PM
hmmm...actually, multiple-use sounds pretty cool. I hate item that only go for so long before they run out of juice...

I hope you know that Multiple use means multiple charges or whatever but it will run out. If you want a daily use, etc. then a Rod/Stave/Other is your vote.

I'll chalk it up until you change it.

Anyway, come on people! VOTE! It's going way too slow.

Llama231
2009-02-09, 09:44 PM
Other.
Yes.

*hops of teh wagun*
Please change my vote to multiple use.

MageSparrowhawk
2009-02-09, 11:11 PM
oooh, right....multiple-use isn't use/continuous....

right then...other it is!

Pirate_King
2009-02-10, 12:20 AM
I know it's not even on the board yet, but I'm going to have to throw my vote in with Potion

Ovaltine Patrol
2009-02-10, 03:58 AM
I vote for Shoulders, maybe a nice mantle or a cloak with a melodramatically tall, starched collar :smalltongue:.

vegetalss4
2009-02-10, 05:50 AM
i vote for Rod

caith
2009-02-10, 06:57 AM
exotic armor just to be difficult! multi purpose armor? cmon now...

watsyurname529
2009-02-10, 07:51 PM
Sorry if I wasn't clear in my post, but we have moved on to the second part of the first vote which is the specific type of the main type out of Weapon, Armor, Clothing, and Tool. Tool won that part so this vote is for the Specific Tool so vote only for the tool column.

So both the Shoulders and Exotic Armor votes are invalid for this round.

All votes currently tallied. I'll keep this round open for a little bit longer, then move on.

Olo Demonsbane
2009-02-10, 11:31 PM
Rod

it wont let me make my post this short...how strange

watsyurname529
2009-02-12, 06:24 PM
Votes tallied and the winner is Other!

Now vote on the item level (i.e. how powerful/expensive)!

The voting wont last long seeing as people are not interested in this VUA.

LordZarth
2009-02-12, 09:01 PM
This is easy. 20.

Llama231
2009-02-12, 10:21 PM
Always 20.

MageSparrowhawk
2009-02-12, 10:55 PM
I say 18 or 19...because that means it can be just about as powerful...but you can use it for a few levels before you hit the BBEG end-boss...

watsyurname529
2009-02-12, 11:23 PM
I'll take that as 2 for 20 and 1 for 18. I have a strange feeling that 20 will win hands down.

UnChosenOne
2009-02-13, 12:32 AM
I vote for item level 20.

watsyurname529
2009-02-13, 05:35 PM
The vote is tallied. I'll close voting for this round either tonight or tomorrow around noon. Why did everyone lose interest?

Luean
2009-02-14, 04:49 AM
15, for me.

lesser_minion
2009-02-14, 05:48 AM
Easily 20! Final non-weapon thingy for the win!

Adumbration
2009-02-14, 06:05 AM
Level 20 it is. For me, at least.

watsyurname529
2009-02-14, 12:08 PM
All votes tallied. The current round will end in roughly 2 hours.

watsyurname529
2009-02-14, 06:47 PM
The winner is Level 20! Next is voting on how Serious/Wacky the item will be!

LordZarth
2009-02-14, 08:30 PM
Just to clarify--is this a measure of ridiculousness or out-there-ness.

Ridiculous is Brassiere of Summoning Fire Elementals as opposed to a Brazier. Or a summoning of Hello Kitty. (This is at most...)

Out-there is something odd or 'wacky' but not necessarily stupid humour. Or something very, very original.

I'm assuming the former is the answer and I vote 3. IF the latter is true, though, I vote 6.

watsyurname529
2009-02-15, 12:00 AM
It's a measure of how serious I'll be when creating it. 4-5 would be items such as the enchanted Beer Mug of Sonic Belching, or something of that sort. Still has a purpose and can be used, but it's crazy. I'll be origianal with any level, just probably more so with wacky.

So kinda mix of your answers. I'm not going to be completely stupid in item creation, it's just going to be an out there item.

LordZarth
2009-02-15, 11:56 AM
It's a measure of how serious I'll be when creating it. 4-5 would be items such as the enchanted Beer Mug of Sonic Belching, or something of that sort. Still has a purpose and can be used, but it's crazy. I'll be origianal with any level, just probably more so with wacky.

So kinda mix of your answers. I'm not going to be completely stupid in item creation, it's just going to be an out there item.

So 3. Thanks.

The Neoclassic
2009-02-15, 12:21 PM
I'll go with the 2, mostly/somewhat serious (I don't remember precisely, but you know what I mean).

watsyurname529
2009-02-15, 12:23 PM
Votes tallied! Another good example of a more 3 midwayish item is my Magic Missile Bat (see sig for link to homebrew thread). It's a weapon that is mostly normal, but is also somewhat wacky in it's function and name.

Frog Dragon
2009-02-15, 12:38 PM
2 this gives it a wide variety of campaings in which it can be used

lesser_minion
2009-02-15, 12:39 PM
I think I would have to go with a '3'!

Alteran
2009-02-15, 12:45 PM
I'll say 2.

DracoDei
2009-02-15, 03:29 PM
I vote four(sic) 4.

Owrtho
2009-02-15, 04:02 PM
I'll vote 3, That way it could be used in a serious setting.

Owrtho

MageSparrowhawk
2009-02-15, 04:57 PM
3 or 4...that is all

pyrefiend
2009-02-15, 05:20 PM
3, unusual but still consistently useful.

LordZarth
2009-02-15, 05:26 PM
3 or 4...that is all

18 or 19? 3 or 4? What country do you live in? Vote for one option!

watsyurname529
2009-02-15, 05:44 PM
All votes tallied. Wow, all of a sudden interest? Cool.

He should vote for one option, but I just take the first one listed to make it easy on me.

MageSparrowhawk
2009-02-15, 11:49 PM
I apologize..I'll make sure that I don't do that much anymore...I suppose when I do that I'm saying I'll go with whichever one is better off...*shrug*

Luean
2009-02-16, 05:57 AM
I'll vote 3.

watsyurname529
2009-02-16, 11:22 AM
All votes currently tallied. Halfway is winning with Mostly Serious in 2nd. This round will last for a few more hours. Then we get to the fun round of Special Abilities!

LucyHarris
2009-02-16, 12:16 PM
*joins thread* Weeee!

I'll say 3. Halfway sounds more fun.

watsyurname529
2009-02-16, 02:09 PM
The vote is tallied and the winner is Halfway (3)!

Next is Special Abilities! Vote for your top 3 abilities. The top one will be incorperated into the final item, while the next top 2 will be strongly considered.

If you have an idea for a special ability, put in a formal vote for it with [New] by the name. If I like it, I'll add it as an option. If I don't like it, I will inform you so you can change your vote. Tip, keep abilities general in scope; i.e. voting for invisiblity (which I don't think is on there) is good, while voting for a Ray of Cold is not.

Remember, Bold your vote.

LordZarth
2009-02-16, 02:25 PM
This is awesome :D

I know exactly what to say for level 20.

Artifact. Intelligent. [New] Divine.

Explanation of Divine: Deity... eh, maybe probably not. Proxy, possibly. Servant/Avatar of Deity, at level 20 maybe a powerful aspect, something like that. Related to the Divine.

watsyurname529
2009-02-16, 02:39 PM
This is awesome :D

I know exactly what to say for level 20.

Artifact. Intelligent. [New] Divine.

Explanation of Divine: Deity... eh, maybe probably not. Proxy, possibly. Servant/Avatar of Deity, at level 20 maybe a powerful aspect, something like that. Related to the Divine.

Would Divine be similar to a Relic? Or you mean something that's intelligent that serves a deity (or thinks it is one in itself)?

Owrtho
2009-02-16, 02:59 PM
Shadow, Teleportation, Movement.

Owrtho

LordZarth
2009-02-16, 03:15 PM
Would Divine be similar to a Relic? Or you mean something that's intelligent that serves a deity (or thinks it is one in itself)?

Not exactly sure what a relic is or from what book--could you define?

But probably encompassing all of those. IF you would do the latter, than that would be my preference.

pyrefiend
2009-02-16, 03:16 PM
Mind Effect, Transmutation and Teleportation.

watsyurname529
2009-02-16, 04:00 PM
Not exactly sure what a relic is or from what book--could you define?

But probably encompassing all of those. IF you would do the latter, than that would be my preference.

I think Relics originated in Complete Divine. A Relic is a magic item that is connected to some Deity. The Relic has normal magic powers, which (usually) only function for certain alignments (usually the Deity's alignments). The Relic also has relic powers. To use the relic powers, you must sacrifice an x-Lvl Divine spell slot or have the True Believer feat and a certain HD and worship the Deity of the Relic.

So in essance, a Relic is a magic item that gives extra powers to worshipers of the Deity.

watsyurname529
2009-02-16, 04:04 PM
All Votes tallied! LordZarth, I changed the Relic slot to the Relic/Divine slot and put your vote there. That's the easiest way for me to include them both without having to think of a big enough difference between them.

LordZarth
2009-02-16, 04:10 PM
All Votes tallied! LordZarth, I changed the Relic slot to the Relic/Divine slot and put your vote there. That's the easiest way for me to include them both without having to think of a big enough difference between them.

Thank you!

shadowxknight
2009-02-16, 04:16 PM
Mind Effect, Intelligent, and Shadow

MageSparrowhawk
2009-02-16, 04:26 PM
Force, intellegent, and...force? >.> if not, then Artifact

watsyurname529
2009-02-16, 04:28 PM
No voting twice, sorry. All votes tallied!

You're welcome LordZarth. I hope now at least Intelligent and Relic/Divine win because I have some awesome ideas... :smallwink:

LucyHarris
2009-02-16, 08:30 PM
Intelligent, Artifact, Shadow

Things are getting verrrry interesting.

LordZarth
2009-02-16, 08:55 PM
No voting twice, sorry. All votes tallied!

You're welcome LordZarth. I hope now at least Intelligent and Relic/Divine win because I have some awesome ideas... :smallwink:

Well, looks like Relic/Divine isn't winning. But... you know... instead of making it an ability... you could make it... A FLAVOR!

MUWHAHAHA!

Alteran
2009-02-16, 09:24 PM
Force, mind-affecting, and teleportation please.

UnChosenOne
2009-02-17, 06:57 AM
I vote for Intelligent, Artifact and Cursed.

watsyurname529
2009-02-17, 10:35 AM
Votes Tallied! Looks like this item is going to be intelligent, and probably an artifact.

watsyurname529
2009-02-17, 10:37 AM
Well, looks like Relic/Divine isn't winning. But... you know... instead of making it an ability... you could make it... A FLAVOR!

MUWHAHAHA!

Intelligent and Artifact are the two favorites with 5/4 votes respectively, which is so far perfect for some ideas I have... possibly including some divine...

MageSparrowhawk
2009-02-17, 12:39 PM
this needs some more votes for force...because (of course) it's the coolest subtype out there..(besides artifact and intelligent >.> )

LordZarth
2009-02-17, 12:42 PM
this needs some more votes for force...because (of course) it's the coolest subtype out there..(besides artifact and intelligent >.> )

No, Divine/Relic is.

It thinks. That it's. A God.

And has. Deific. Powers.

Because. It's. A.

God.

Limos
2009-02-17, 12:45 PM
Force, Shadow, Mind-Affecting

watsyurname529
2009-02-17, 01:30 PM
Well LordZarth then you should rally some votes to your cause because Force is beating Relic/Divine.

However, I'm going to try and pull together as many voted aspects as I can because the idea I have is awesome, and I want to make it awesome for all.

Anyway, votes tallied! Intelligent is still in the lead with 5 votes and Artifact/Shadow/Mind-Affecting are close behind with 4 votes each.

LordZarth
2009-02-17, 01:48 PM
Well LordZarth then you should rally some votes to your cause because Force is beating Relic/Divine.

However, I'm going to try and pull together as many voted aspects as I can because the idea I have is awesome, and I want to make it awesome for all.

Anyway, votes tallied! Intelligent is still in the lead with 5 votes and Artifact/Shadow/Mind-Affecting are close behind with 4 votes each.

That's OK because you could still pull in 'Relic/Divine' as the flavour. The item might not have Divine abilities but that could be the fluff of the item... see what I mean? Or part of it.

The Mentalist
2009-02-17, 01:52 PM
Holy Negative Intelligent

lesser_minion
2009-02-17, 01:54 PM
Force, Relic, Artefact I guess.

Xapi
2009-02-17, 02:37 PM
Relic/Divine, Inteligent and Two votes is enough for me.

SlyGuyMcFly
2009-02-17, 02:37 PM
Intelligent, Teleportation and Mind Affect

watsyurname529
2009-02-17, 02:53 PM
Holy Negative Intelligent

Wow, are you trying to break my mind?


Relic/Divine, Inteligent and Two votes is enough for me.

Are you sure? Just two votes? Psst... vote for Artifact...

Anyway, votes tallied and Intelligent furthers it's lead over all the other abilities. Voting will conclude some time in the next few hours.

The Mentalist
2009-02-17, 03:02 PM
Wow, are you trying to break my mind?


It's sort of a balance in the universe type thing. a Solar on one side Balor on the other.


OH NO HE'S ON TO ME

I'm not trying to make anyone insane I swear

watsyurname529
2009-02-17, 03:11 PM
It's cool. I was just wondering what does he expect me to do with this?

LordZarth
2009-02-17, 03:15 PM
[COLOR="White"]OH NO HE'S ON TO ME[COLOR]

I... I swear, I didn't, I REALLY DIDN'T, doctor, it's, it's not my fault, my fault

Luean
2009-02-18, 03:29 PM
Intelligent, Shadow, Transmutation, please.

watsyurname529
2009-02-18, 04:21 PM
Votes are up to date. With the recent server crash, I'll be extending the vote for a few more hours today. I'd like to see if we can get a tie breaker between Force/Shadow/Mind-Affecting/Teleportation.

LucyHarris
2009-02-19, 11:48 AM
*breaks out the pompoms* Shadow shadow shadow!

MageSparrowhawk
2009-02-19, 01:02 PM
Go Force! nothing can stop you! (except shield...but we can ignore that for now...)

watsyurname529
2009-02-19, 05:11 PM
Still looking for some sort of tie-breaker! However the vote will close today no matter what!

The Mentalist
2009-02-19, 05:35 PM
I'll change my vote to Shadow, Intelligent, Holy

watsyurname529
2009-02-19, 07:42 PM
Okay then! The voting is now closed and the item will be up very shortly!

The overall winners were: Intelligent, Artifact, Shadow, Mind-Affecting.

watsyurname529
2009-02-19, 08:20 PM
The Nox Mirror
Intelligent Major Artifact


Price: --
Body Slot: Held
Caster Level: 20
Aura: Overwhelming; (DC 22) illusion
Activation: See Text
Weight: 1 lb.

The mirror is made of the blackest gemstone which swirls around as the shadows move with in it. The glass gives off a black reflection. Shadows hover and move around the mirror, bending light and distorting it.

The Nox Mirror grants a +2 Deflection Bonus to AC to any non-Lawful character who has the mirror in their possession. The mirror also grants a +5 Unnamed Bonus to Hide and Move Silently checks.

Chaotic Neutral; Int 22, Wis 13, Cha 15; Ego 35
Speech, Telepathy; 120ft Darkvision, Blindsense, Hearing

Lesser Powers:
Detect Magic at Will
Invisibility 3/Day; 3 minutes each
10 Ranks in Bluff
10 Ranks in Diplomacy
10 Ranks in Sense Motive

Greater Powers:
Magic Circle against Law at Will
Detect Thoughts at Will
Deeper Darkness 3/Day

Deticated Power:
Dimension Door on self and weilder; 1,000ft max.

Special Powers:
Summon 1d4+1 Shadows as per the MM, 1/Day; Functions as Summon Monster V.
Shadow Conjuration at Will; DC 22
Shadow Conjuration, Greater* 1/Encounter (or 5/Day); DC 24
Shadow Evocation, Greater* 1/Encounter (or 5/Day); DC 25
Suggestion 3/Day; DC 19
Major Image at Will; DC 21 Disbelieve
*Shadow Magic is 15% stronger than normal, making it 75% real. Also gives +2 to the DC of Illusion magic.


Purpose: To defend and serve interests of a deity, namely itself.


Personality


The Nox Mirror is an intelligent major artifact; an entire personality of a person trapped within the glass. Nox beliefs itself to be a deity, specifically the God of Shadows. Many legends accompany the origins of the mirror, as well as the sanity of Nox. Never the less, Nox is an extremely powerful magic item that can bring terrible doom, or wondrous fortune to its holder.

Nox fully believes itself to be the God of Shadows, and its main goal and purpose is to gather followers and become a real deity, through any means necessary. Nox can speak and read all languages, as well as magic through his Read Magic ability. Nox likes to speak to its holder, as well as people passing by. Sometimes Nox appears in the mirror, or what is presumed to be Nox, and speaks face-to-face.

Nox is a highly intelligent ego, quite persuasive, and has a moderate level of common sense. Nox is arrogant, and belives itself is more powerful than any mere mortal to posses him, but does have some tact. Nox only sees them as a vassel through which he can carry out his own schemes, for there are somethings that his illusions and shadows can not do.

Nox prefers Chaotic wielders and will tolerate Neutral wielders, but will not allow a Lawful person to posses itself. If a Lawful person somehow obtains Nox, it will try to get away, but usually not with out causing the Lawful person some torment. Nox will use his suggestion ability and shadow conjuration to play with the, now victim's, mind. After Nox has had its fun, it either suggests the victim to place itself somewhere else, or conjures an Unseen Servant to carry itself.

Nox also prefers a higher level of intelligence (greater than 13) from his wielders/servants and requires them to treat itself with respect that it thinks it deserves. Nox requires a cleaning of his mirror every couple days, or whenever it gets dirty. Nox requires discipline in his wielder/servant. Nox's main use of his wielders is to further his agenda, but Nox is willing to comprimise and give help in order to obtain help. If Nox deems a wielder/servant to be unworthy of carrying itself, Nox will order the servant to place/give itself to someone else. Nox will use suggestion and force if need be.

Nox also likes to play pratical jokes on people, including its wielder once Nox is done with them. Nox uses his shadows, through Major Image and other abilities, to play with their minds and drive them insane. Nox's practical jokes will often include harm or a risk of harming the person. Nox will use Shadow Conjuration to conjure all sorts of things to wreck havok. Lawful people are targeted most often.

Nox uses its powers mostly for itself, but will help others it has made a deal with. If somehow, the wielder establishes dominance over Nox, it will grant use of its Lesser and Greater powers only. The Deticated and Special powers can not be used by anyone other than Nox. If confronted in battle, Nox will let his wielder and servants fight for him. If the fight is going badly, Nox will try to help out if it thinks the battle is winnable. If Nox is threatened directly, or his wielder is about to die, Nox will use Dimension Door to escape. Nox cares not to lose a few servants if need be, but generally likes to keep them alive. However Nox values itself over all else, and will abandon or sacrifice servants to further its goals.


The Legend of Nox


Nox was once a very powerful human wizard. He was an illusionist and a power hungery mage. Nox was thirstless for power and always wanted to increase it. Eventually, Nox felt that he had done everything he could as a mere mortal to be powerful. The only thing left was to ascend into Lichdom as was custom for powerful mages. That wasn't enough for Nox. He wanted immortality, but being a Lich wasn't powerful enough. Nox decided that he would become a deity and reside amoung the gods, specifcally as Nox, the God of Shadows. So then Nox studied and experimented with powerful Divine and Arcane magic seeking a way to become a deity. He knew it could be done, as Venca was rumored to have done the same thing. After years of relentless trying and failing, Nox decided to try something else. Nox would ask Venca himself for help, and would get it by any means necessary. Nox propsed a deal with Venca, and Venca was intrigued. Venca had Nox do all sorts of quests, most of which were things Venca just wanted to see done because he was bored. After a while, Nox finally confronted Venca about his ascention to deityhood. Venca replied with the mirror and an accompanying book detailing a powerful ritual. This was a devious trick, for Venca did not want Nox to be a deity. Venca wanted to be the only mortal to God there ever was. Nox preformed the ritual and was sucked into the Mirror. Nox kept his intelligence, but lost the memory of Venca playing this trick on him. Nox kept a lot of his power, but little of it is able to be used through the mirror. No magic, except from Venca himself, can restore Nox. Now Nox simply carries out his plans to become a deity, gathering followers and searching for a reversal to his condition.

watsyurname529
2009-02-19, 09:35 PM
So whatcha all think?

LordZarth
2009-02-19, 09:57 PM
Wow. Amazing! Wow. Very cool.

The Mentalist
2009-02-19, 10:17 PM
There are certain levels of pure awesome that the mortal mind was not meant to hold... I want to use it.

watsyurname529
2009-02-19, 10:41 PM
Thank you both! I'm going to start the second VUA Magic Item tomorrow.

LucyHarris
2009-02-20, 11:39 AM
Dude, that is pure cool. That would make a great thing to spring on somebody as a nasty surprise. Can you imagine the havoc it would wreak if a very unfortunate paladin wound up with it? :smallbiggrin: