Black Holes and Dragons (Episode 18): Magical Items of Black Holes and Dragons

You went through a fierce and bloody battle, but thanks to teamwork and perseverance, you managed to defeat the great and powerful wizard. As you stand over his corpse, the mage who is a member of your adventure party takes the dead man's wand, and the thief in the group begins to remove the rings around his fingers.

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You went through a fierce and bloody battle, but thanks to teamwork and perseverance, you managed to defeat the great and powerful wizard. As you stand over his corpse, the mage who is a member of your adventure party takes the dead man's wand, and the thief in the group begins to remove the rings around his fingers.

Some of these rings look valuable. And they are decorated with expensive jewels, but one of them has a simple appearance. Before you can stop the thief, he reaches for the ring, but it doesn't take him long to realize that he can't get it off his finger. Unbeknownst to the members of the group, the ring is cursed with a powerful magical effect, and only the passage of time will reveal its ill effects. In the meantime, the thief will also learn a valuable lesson: not all magical items are profitable.

In black holes and dragons, magic is a very deep concept and can do many things: from healing the wounded to sucking the life out of A person's body is taken to shake a mountain.

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In most cases, those who have the ability to use magic use it directly, using spells they have learned through genetics, training, or making a pact. They take out their hands. But sometimes magic is combined with an object for a specific purpose, resulting in the creation of items such as fiery swords, magical armor, and rings that can summon demons and demons. It is not, because the number of possible possibilities - whether formal or informal - is literally infinite. In this article, the aim is to introduce a series of interesting items. First, common magic items are introduced, then a series of powerful items, and finally a series of unusual items.

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  • Black Holes and Dragons (Part II): Abolths
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Part III): Watchers
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Part IV): Scavenger Reptiles
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Part 5): Dragons
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Part 6): Demons and Demons
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Part 7): Elementals
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Episode 8): Drow (Dark Elves)
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Episode IX): Gelatin Cubes
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Episode 10): Giants
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  • Black Holes and Dragons (Episode 12): Liches
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Episode 13): Mimics
  • Black Holes and Dragons (Episode 14): Mind Crushers
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  • Black Holes and Dragons (Episode 16): Tarask
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Introduction of Common Magic Items

Let's start our introduction with one of the most well-known and accessible items in D&D: The Bag of Holding )

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A picture of Khurjin holding

The storage bin is similar to a normal bin, but the inner part of the bin contains extra space that allows the bin to hold much more contents compared to a normal bin. Depending on its transformation, the holding khorjin has different sizes; This size varies from a small bag to a sack. But a normal storage sack can carry up to 220 kg of objects inside. There are other transformations, and they can carry much more or less weight.

Generally, to pick up an item from the holder's pouch, just think about it and then reach into the pouch. That's why if you don't know the contents of khorjin, you will face problems in removing something from inside. Of course, in some cases it is possible to look inside it until you finally find something, but in other cases it is necessary to throw out the entire contents by turning it over.

Also, it should be noted that living organisms can without harming them, put them inside the khorjin, but the oxygen inside the khorjin is limited. If the jar is torn or scratched - either externally or internally - two things can happen:

  • The entire contents of the jar may spill out, because the jar is unused
  • It is possible that the entire contents of the khurjin will be destroyed and it will appear in another space/time dimension

Other items similar to khurjin Holders can be referred to the following: Handy Haversack: basically a smaller holder bag Portable Hole: A portable hole is practically a It is a piece of cloth that can be thrown on the ground to open a hole to an extraterrestrial space with a depth of 3 meters. BingMag.com Black Holes and Dragons (Episode 18): Magical Items of Black Holes and Dragons

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If any of these items are placed inside each other, they will open a gap to the Astral Plane, which is also Objects and their contents, and even all nearby objects, will be sucked in.

This process can be used as a weapon if the situation allows. There is a famous tool called the Arrowhead of Total Destruction, which consists of an arrow that, upon impact, forces a portable pit into a portable magazine.

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A picture of the general shape of the arrowhead for absolute destruction

Another popular magic item And fun is the Immovable Rod. This item is a smooth iron rod with a button at one end. When the button is pressed, the immovable cane is held perfectly still in place. It doesn't matter where it is or what the gravity is.

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An image of an immobile wand

Only two things can disable a wand: 1. Pressing the button again 2. A weight equivalent to 3.5 tons is applied to the cane

Also, someone who has a lot of force can shake the cane for a short distance.

The immovable cane has a very simple design and operation. But whoever owns it can do a lot of creative things with it. For example, it can be used to:

  • open or close a door
  • damage a moving object
  • prevent a falling caught the person
  • Using two immovable canes, one can climb any distance
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Image of an adventurer climbing somewhere using an immovable staff

In general, the only limit to using this item is imagination. It's yours.

Another fun item with innovative uses is The Decanter of Endless Water. This item is a thermos that, when opened, provides an endless stream of water that varies in intensity.

In simpler terms, this item opens a portal to the elemental world of water and uses a command phrase. It opens.

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Image of an endless water tag

If the term "Stream" is expressed, the thermos will release a gallon of water every 6 seconds. The term "pool" releases five gallons of water in a 1.5 meter stream every 6 seconds. The geyser releases thirty gallons of water in a 6 meter stream every 6 seconds. Either the thermos is firmly attached somewhere or a strong person holds it. This command can damage other people or items due to high water pressure. The only thing that can prevent a bottleneck is repeating the command.

Infinite amounts of the same thing can create many interesting scenarios, but using this bottleneck you can:

  • provided an endless source of drinking water
  • put out a fire
  • filled a building or black hole with water
  • an object moving on water - like a boat - set it in motion
  • found a series of special traps
  • provide the necessary power to work for tools such as the blue wheel or the blue clock

You can even get creative and combine it with a fire elemental to produce a huge amount of steam.

There are many common magic items and their uses range from minor to general, for example:

  • A glass that always keeps a drink cold
  • A coin that always shows either a tap or a line
  • Invisibility cloak
  • Ring of telepathy
  • Boots for walking on water
  • Statues that summon animals or other creatures

M Traditional powerful and valuable magic items

Okay, now let's leave the discussion of common magic items aside and focus on valuable and powerful magic items that are mentioned in legends and myths and gods and The demon lords own them.

A god named Vecna is probably the most famous Lich in D&D history. Vakna was once a quiet person He gained so much power that he became a god. Vakna is responsible for the creation of a series of valuable and powerful magical items, and some of them will be mentioned below.

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Image of Vokana

The first item of the book is The Book of Vile Darkness. This item is a Qathuri book written by Vakna and it can easily change the character of a good and kind-hearted person to an evil and corrupt one. The book is full of instructions for performing dark rituals: how to become a lich or a Death Knight, for example. Also, the book contains a number of powerful magical words and information about various demons and demons. wp-caption-text">Image of Corrupting Darkness

Anyone who owns this book becomes more powerful, uglier and more monstrous. Also, this book gradually destroys everything around it.

In the past, Wokna's physical body was mostly destroyed, but his soul survived. All that remained of his physical body was his left hand and one of his eyes. Each of these two organs had so much power by themselves that they themselves became valuable items. But in order to achieve their power, it is necessary for a person to say goodbye to his body parts and replace them with other body parts. However, if any of these parts are removed from a person's body, they will die.

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A picture of a person who has replaced his eye with his own eye

If a person replaces his eye, he will gain the power of vision that few creatures have. Is. This person can see everywhere in the dark, no eye error or mirage will affect him, and even invisible creatures and objects become visible to him. It is even possible to see behind solid objects. Also, someone who has this eye has access to a series of very powerful spells such as Disintegrate and Dominate Monster, but if you use these spells, there is a small chance that Vokna will destroy your soul. separate the body and swallow it. This leaves you with a hollow body that this powerful lich can control.

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An image of the eye and right hand of Wakna

The hand of Wakna grants the person who owns it great strength and power in combat, as well as access to spells such as the Finger of Death. Death) and teleport (Teleport). However, every time you cast a spell through the hand, the hand tempts you to do something evil. He gets These powers include the following:

  • Immunity against poisoning and diseases
  • Receive warning of impending dangers
  • Restore health in Scarred face
  • One wish come true every month
  • Ability to touch a creature and turn its bones into jelly
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A picture of a creature that has eyes and hands and canna

Said It turns out that the only way to permanently destroy the eyes and hands of Wokna is to kill the person who owns them with the legendary Sword of Kas. It is said that this sword belonged to the right-hand man of Vakna who betrayed him.

Dragons are among the most dangerous creatures in the world of D&D, and in ancient times, the Chromatic Dragons, which were evil, fought a great war against the creatures. They started Mira. To fight these dragons, a group of powerful wizards created five orbs of dragonkind. Each orb contains the essence of a dragon, so if someone with a weak will uses these orbs, they face a great danger: that the dragon inside the orb will tempt them to carry out their wishes.

Establishment of the link (Attunment) allows a person to perform a series of spells with an orb. But more importantly, this orb allows one to send a telepathic call to all vile dragons within a 60km radius, inviting them to come to the orb.

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Image of a dragon ball

Ancient wizards used this ability to tame dragons. trick them, bring them to a deadly place and kill them. But your ability or lack of ability to do such a thing depends on you.

Other powerful magic items include the following:

1. Sphere of Annihilation: As if it destroys everything it touches.

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An image of an orb Destruction

2. The Wand of Orcus: A wand that contains the necromancy power of Orcus, the lord of the immortals.

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A picture of Orex's staff

3. The Rod of Seven Parts: A rod that, if one combines all its parts, can achieve extraordinary magical abilities such as flight, shape-shifting, and weather control.

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A picture of the seven-part rod

4. The Deck of Many Things: The Deck of Many Things is not generally considered a Valuable Artifact, as there may be more than one instance of it at once. However, it is very rare and powerful. This box contains 13 or 22 cards, and before you draw a card from it, you must declare how many cards you intend to draw. Then you have to pull out the number of cards as announced, otherwise they will be pulled out by themselves after a certain period of time. Each card has a powerful effect, and there is no room to cover all 22 here, so I will only examine the interesting ones:

  • Balance Card: This card is the moral orientation of the person who drew it. It does the opposite. For example, if someone is Chaotic Evil, he will become Lawful Good.
  • Don John Card: This card makes the person who drew it, in an otherworldly space. be buried until someone comes and rescues him.
  • Fates Card: This card allows the person who drew it to neutralize or avoid the effect of an event.
  • Flames Card: This card allows the person who drew it to summon a demon as an ally.
  • Moon card: This card It allows the person who drew it to cast a wish spell a few times. be drawn by the enemy
  • Ruin Card: this card takes away the wealth and property of the one who drew it
  • Talon Card: this card is all personal magical items which destroys it when stretched
  • Other possible effects can be made stronger, dumber, my wealth The person who drew the relevant card pointed out.
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Image of cards from a box of many things

In general, it is more likely to draw a card with a negative effect than a card with a positive effect, but for some people the attraction of cards with a positive effect is more tempting to resist. resist it.

Introduction of unusual and rare items

Okay, now let's start the discussion by introducing some rarer magic items. Let's conclude that they are far more exotic than the immovable holding crucible and wand.

The Alchemy Jug is a ceramic jug that can spontaneously create a large amount of a limited number of different liquids. Liquids like water, oil and acid have obvious advantages, but this jar can even produce vinegar and mayonnaise, and its ability to create these liquids seems strange.

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A picture of an alchemy jar

Ring of Contrariness makes whoever holds it cannot agree with any idea, statement or action. (Brooch of Number Numbin makes anyone who looks at it forget the meaning behind numbers and figures.) Therefore, this person cannot recognize the quantity of a certain thing or determine whether a certain number is greater than another or not.

The Bowl of Watery Death causes anyone who pours water into it to The risk of shrinking to the size of an ant and falling into the bowl. Naturally, this person will drown in a short time, unless someone saves him with the help of magic, because he cannot be physically removed from the bowl.

Robe of Vermin looks similar to A magical protective cloak looks normal, but if someone wears it in battle, they will be bitten from the inside by countless insects. This makes it virtually impossible to do anything in combat, and the cloak can only be removed through magic.

The Wand of Wonder is a very fun magic wand to use when used. , causes a very random effect to occur. From the strong wind blowing and the appearance of an elephant to the increase or decrease in the size of the scepter and the creation of an explosion of precious jewels. Or the disappearance of an object in the surrounding area and its transfer to the Ethereal Plane.

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An image of a wizard riding a flying carpet

For those who are interested in the world of agriculture, the Bountiful Spade increases the ability of whoever uses it to farm for a long time. It cures for a year.

A bag of beans is a cloth bag that contains a number of large beans. If the beans are thrown out at once, they will all explode, dealing serious damage to anyone nearby. However, if one takes out a single bean, plants it in the ground, and waters it, it causes something to grow out of the ground a minute later. The resulting effect is generally random, but mostly very negative for those nearby. Among these effects, the following can be mentioned:

  • Appearance of a series of evil Treant
  • Appearance of a Shriker or Bullette )
  • The appearance of a large pyramid containing a mummy lord

More positive effects include the following:

  • The appearance of a volcano-like object that emits raspberries or beer
  • The appearance of a picnic fire that lasts 24 hours
  • The appearance of a fruit tree with magical fruits growing on it
  • The appearance of a beanstalk that goes to the sky or another dimension

Magic items are one of the best aspects of D&D, and as you can see, imagination runs wild. These items also have different uses: for example, they may make the interaction between two characters more interesting or be central to a story campaign altogether.

Each magic item means something different to different players. Some people might like to loot a black hole in the hope of finding a magic axe, while others may simply marvel at the utility of an immobile walking stick or climbing rope. Although this article has mentioned very, very limited examples of magical items that have appeared in the history of D&D, there is really no limit to the transformation of these items. Along with imaginary animals, magical items have made D&D become the phenomenon we know today.

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