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By Simon Morden

ISBN-10: 0316220094

ISBN-13: 9780316220095

Rome used to be the guts of the main robust empire the realm had ever visible, yet that didn't cease it falling to Alaric the Goth, his horde of barbarian tribesmen and their wild spell-casting shamen. Having break up the partitions with their sorcery and slaughtered the population with their axes, the victors carved up the empire right into a sequence of bickering states which have been by no means greater than an insult clear of war.

A thousand years later, and Europe has turn into a virtually civilized position. The rulers of the previous Roman palatinates confine their struggle to the fast summer season months, exchange thrives alongside the rivers and roads, and farming has turn into much less back-breaking, all because of the magic, bestowed through gods, that infuses day-by-day life.

Even the barbarians' gods were tamed: the place as soon as human sacrifices poured their blood onto the floor, there are events and picnics, ingesting and making a song, healthy for warm humans and their children.

But it feels like the gods are going to have the final chuckle earlier than they slip quietly into ill-remembered obscurity...

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Once per day, the wielder can poison an opponent on a suc- Three times per day, but no more than once per round, the wield- cessful attack roll. This is as per the poison spell as cast by an 8th-level sorcerer (DC 18 to resist; see spell description for er can attempt a stunning attack. ) Moderate necromancy; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, mal damage, the target must make a DC 14 Fortitude save or be greater magic fang, poison, caster must be a half-orc; Price 6,302 Moderate enchantment; CL 12th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, attack roll is made.

When worn it deactivates the mask/eye lens/goggle Diplomacy, Gather Information, and Sense Motive skill checks. If magic item slot. Strong enchantment; CL 13th; Forge Ring, cause fear; Price used by one of the Mbanta nomads, this bonus increases to +8. A lip-plug of diplomacy deactivates the mask/eye lens/goggles slot. Faint enchantment; CL 3rd; Forge Ring, charm person; Price 22,500 gp 8,910 RING OF MASKS When activated with a command word, the awesomely power- PRECOCIOUS RING ful ring of masks allows the wearer to assume different forms at This enchanted obsidian finger ring is carved with a reptilian will as if using a shapechange spell.

Drinking rooibos tea Fortitude save, any Fortitude saves versus dis- brewed from fresh needles bolsters resistance to ease and poison that she makes over the fear, granting a +2 circumstance bonus to saves next 24 hours suffer a –4 circumstance against all natural and magical fear effects for 4 penalty. hours. NEW MAGICAL CONCOCTION: FEARLESS TEA This trait can be awakened to create a much stronger brew called fearless tea. NEW MAGICAL CONCOCTION: BLIGHT TEA Type: Potable Trait: Shivertog DC 20 Market Price: 25 gp Type: Potable Made from fermented Trait: Allblight DC 18 rooibos needles and marula fruit, fearless tea soothes the Market Price: 25 gp Made from fresh rooibos needles and extract nerves, making the imbiber from totally immune to natural and plague sores, blight tea makes the magical fear effects.

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