For the Archive: New Magic Items for Lamentations of the Flame Princess/D&D

Both of these items are related to my upcoming campaign; my players should kindly bugger off.
They are intended for a campaign involving Arabic/esque mages, and one will probably be pretty useless to most PCs (other than as a source of cash, that is)

Evil Vizier courtesy of Reginald Balfour's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Evil Vizier courtesy of Reginald Balfour’s Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Wondrous Eikon of Suleyiman the Magnificent
The icon is a gorgeously-decorated golden image of Solomon the Wise, covered in delicate arabesques and intricate blue and green enamelwork. To anyone even remotely knowledgeable about Islam, of course, this will stick out like a sore thumb. Careful examination by an experienced occultist will reveal that there is a magic circle worked into the icon.
The icon will be treated as a religious artifact, not a sorcerous one, by most authorities. Note that, in iconoclastic circles, there isn’t going to be much of a difference.

Powers:
If the user prays to/before it or makes an offering, a disembodied and thunderous voice will call the offender an infidel and profaner before Allah, and an Invisible 5HD Djinn will burst forth and attempt to kill them. As with other air elementals, attacking will not cause the Djinn to become visible. Its air currents, however, will be pronounced and swirl inwards towards itself.  Attempted desecration or destruction of the item will call forth the same punishment.

Its primary power, however, arises if Bookspeak is cast in its presence. The icon will begin moving, and the voice will issue forth from the mouth of the King. Though, as with Bookspeak, the answers given can only come from within a book, the Icon can answer using any book in the library to which the book “belongs”. Magical books are allowed a save Vs. Spell to resist being read, and the icon does not translate its answers from other languages. Purchase transfers ownership, though theft does not; a stolen or borrowed book will speak from its own library, not the user’s.

If the icon is addressed respectfully in the name of Suleyiman the King, it may proffer advice (drawn from nearby libraries).

If the Icon is left undisturbed or uncared-for for a year and a day, the djinn will appear, cleanse and repair the Icon, and place it in a prominent place before once again retreating to its sanctuary.

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The Most Efficacious Amulet of the Eunuchs

This is a plain, latching slave’s collar of leather. If it is worn by a person during coitus, it will transmit their entire future quotient of sexual pleasure to the amulet’s “owner”. It was initially commissioned to be an insurance against fornicating eunuchs, but has actually been used as a tool of confinement and functional assassination; the sensation is, obviously, an incredibly powerful, drug-like experience. With the dimunition of all other pleasures by comparison, the owner will frequently starve to death, and if they have generated no issue are unlikely to ever do so. An appropriately equipped Magi can tap the Orgone generated instead.
What none of its previous owners have known is that the collar is the tool of a demon, bound by an ancient contract from its malevolent creator. Each time one of these “transactions” is made, it siphons off a tithe of the orgone energy. Should sufficient power be accumulated, the owner of the collar will be possessed by the demon, freeing it from its current torment. The collar has lain unused in a storeroom for the better part of a century, with the orgone bleeding off gradually. The demon is growing desperate, and is willing to consider whoever touches the item next it’s “owner” for the purposes of its contract. It cannot communicate directly, so will influence its victim through flashes of “intuition” in an appropriate situation.

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  1. I like both of these alot. and no its not goign too far you are playing fatal-lite afterall >;P

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