d100 treasures and trinkets

Here we go again with another list of shiny things to sprinkle around a dungeon or put in a character’s possession, and this time it’s a long one. (I don’t guarantee another one this long for a while, lol, although I do have some other bits simmering.)

No values attached, because those rightfully vary by campaign —

01rope of semiprecious beads, jasper and agate and carnelian, carved in the shape of leaves
02pair of soft russet-red leather gloves, stitched with golden sigils on the backs of the palms
03brass spittoon embossed with scenes of plowing fields and reaping giant ears of wheat
04boar’s-tusk phial, capped with an oval nugget of amber set in silver
05worn blue linen pouch containing a dozen tumbled fire agates
06veil of delicate black iron maille suspended from a black silken cord
07ivory locket the size of a thumb’s first joint, carved in the shape of a rosebud and containing a sliver of bone
08antler-beam sickle, polished with generations of use, edged with greenstone bladelets
09dozen willow-wood arrows, fletched with swan feathers, tipped with crystal heads, and wrapped in rough woolen homespun
10conch-shell trumpet, polished to glassy pink inside and out, with mouthpiece and mountings of gold
11hoard of two pounds of hacksilver and three grand cloak-pins of bronze and bright red enamel, sealed with wax into a terracotta amphora
12delicate silver necklace with ten crystal teardrops suspended from it, like glistening rain
13stamp-seal carved from carnelian in the shape of a leaping fish; the stamp pattern is of running spirals around ancient glyphs
14knee-length tunic of white, softened linen; neckline, lower hem and cuffs all sport inch-wide bands of polychrome embroidery
15slim silver circlet sporting a crescent-shaped sliver of garnet in its exact centre
16bleached birchwood case containing two dragonbone dip-pens and a glass vial of dark crimson ink
17paired tortoiseshell combs carved in the shape of grape leaves with gilded details
18copper statuette of a wolf-headed figure wrapped in a shroud, its eyes inlaid with moonstones
19palm-sized silver disc mirror, engraved with lilies and serpents on the rear surface, with a loop for suspension
20five perfectly matched cabochons of topaz tucked in a screw of crimson silk
21burnished human skull completely covered with etched runic spirals tinted with indigo and cinnabar
22heavy golden ring decorated with golden grains, inlaid black iron, and a cabochon of dark ruby the size of a thumbnail
23set of diviner’s sticks, rowanwood, worn from use and stored in a dappled salt-grass basket
24wooden fox toy, stained with ochre; pull a string and its tail wags
25forest-green cloak of thick felted wool, lined and trimmed with black wolf fur
26lantern of black iron frame and windows of pale amber horn
27alabaster candle-lamp of stemmed bowl shape; if the wick in the bowl is lit, the sides of the bowl glow with paintings of birds and butterflies
28flat coffer of ebony the length of a forearm containing, on a cushion of white velvet, a silver dagger still stained with blood
29palm-sized puzzlebox of red and yellow cedar containing a tiny abalone-shell carving of a falcon
30thin parchment folio bearing four pressed starlilies between its pages
31small box of tawny lacquer, carved with spirals of stylized leaves and lined with white felt
32feline half-mask of white velvet, with mirrored glass in the eye-holes, and trimmed with silver thread
33pocket-box made from a pair of polished oyster-shells trimmed, hinged and clasped with delicate steel
34worn, stained parchments containing an arcane tower’s blueprints
35teardrop-shaped pendant of amber the size of a robin’s egg that flickers like flames
36girdle-book bound in soft brown leather, each of its darkly crimson pages a meditation on the blood
37black iron axe of broad blade, both faces inlaid with silver crescent moon and trailing stars, hafted in oak and bronze
38circlet of intertwining golden wires spangled with tiny flowers made from seed pearls
39sturdy, square wooden chest containing several dozen ceramic tiles glazed in bright polychromy with flower-and-blade patterns
40twin bracelets in the shape of dragons biting their own tails, bronze with turquoise eyes
41life-sized violet, carved of amethyst and jade, tucked in a tiny whiteoak box
42courier’s satchel scorched by flame, containing a long-lost royal pardon
43six teacups, each molded from a single golden dragon scale
44three strings of glistening azure cowrie shells, a hundred shells per string
45cedar reliquary-box lined with unbleached wool on which rests a unicorn’s carbuncle-stone
46glass paperweight in the shape of a frog with a sunburst etched on its back
47ten pale wax candles shakily engraved with holy sigils, tied up in a bundle with golden ribbons
48three throwing blades of amber-pink glass as hard as steel
49a sooty black woolen greatcoat lined with hidden pockets; one contains a tiny scrawled street map
50stylized death mask in painted plaster whose eyes have been inlaid with blank, blood-red glass inserts
51shawl of crimson and rust, trimmed with tassels, woven from a dragon’s mane
52ragdoll with blue button eyes, long sooty woolen hair, and a forest-green dress, sporting a wooden sword picked out with gold paint
53two dozen grey squirrel pelts sewn into a burlap package
54tin box embossed with entwined ivy and skeletons, containing a dozen blocks of earth, unidentifiable incense
55black waistcoat picked out with curlicues of mother-of-pearl buttons
56ornamental shortsword mounted in a hilt of brightly enameled silver, the blade inscribed to the one soul who gave honour for love
57polished drinking-horn engraved with battle sagas, sporting silver fittings and a hinged lid engraved with a sunburst
58folding fan of cherry-wood, the webbing of pure white silk, the fan ribs tipped with glittering facets of pale pink glass
59courtier’s handwritten diary of two generations back, bound in lambskin and sealed with silver-infused wax and orange ribbons
60oval, steel locket, inlaid with carnelian-chip phoenix design, holding a tiny phial of dry, red-black blood
61immense bed coverlet of grey sheepskins faced with quilted green velvet stitched with gold
62string of freshwater pearls with pink coral spacers, meant to be double-looped around the neck
63wax-sealed amber juglet of myrrh oil
64hand-sized ebony statuette of a rearing heraldic leopard
65matching finger-rings, thin electrum bands inlaid with turquoise and carnelian lilies
66white wolfskin mantle, its jaws the clasp, edged with woolen tassels
67wax tablet with red cedar frame, a lost noble’s crest burned onto the back
68earrings of golden hoop-and-wire supporting dangling falls of dozens of iridescent blue beetle elytra
69cloak-pin of copper gold mounted with a carving of a rosebud in pink coral
70drinking cup of translucent bright green jade in the shape of a stylized leaf
71archer’s ceremonial thumb-ring, carved all of massive emerald crystal mounted with enamel and gold filigreed floral ornaments
72necklace of round beads of ivory interspersed with amber claws
73dozen unstrung cobalt blue eye beads tucked in a rough leather packet
74storage casket of red cedar, its panels completely covered in fine herringbone marquetry of ivory and ebony slivers
75flute made from a crane’s wing-bone, tucked in a foxfur sleeve
76astrologian’s starcharts; folding codices sandwiched between blackthorn covers and heavily annotated in coppery green
77scroll of black-dyed vellum scribed with a masterpiece of song in silver and gold notation
78traveler’s cutlery set in polished steel, enameled with green leaved and stored in a small lacquered box the colour of rust
79thumb-sized jasper carving of a deer-headed man in a sleek gown
80breastplate of silver-etched steel and russet leather straps, with a prayer for protection and victory inscribed on the inner surface
81six delicate glass bangles, ruby and emerald, edged with gilt
82fist-sized puzzlebox of goldenoak in the shape of a sleeping stag
83hollow bone tube, capped with ivory finials, filled with shimmering dawn-coloured butterfly scales
84perfectly polished lace-agate egg the size of a hen’s egg
85bolt of cloth-of-gold woven from byssus, carefully wrapped in an outer layer of linen
86five pearlescent prisms, each a hand long, snug in a grey wool pouch
87mahogany box with tight-fitting lid, 1′ square, lined with wax and filled to the brim with rose conserves
88brass lantern in the shape of a plump, ribbed squash, with green and blue glass panes
89necklace of garnet beads shaped like pomegranate pips
90nine white rose petals, eerily preserved, each with a short prayer bloodily brushed onto it
91sabre of plain oak-and-brass hilt whose blade appears to be of razor sharp, translucently white stone
92golden finger-ring sporting a brilliant jacinth engraved with a tiny hellglyph
93shield of blackoak overlain with white and black oxhide reinforced with bronze edging and bosses
94tiny, hollowed sphere of red coral filled with with ambrosia and stoppered with bone, hung on a hair-thin golden chain
95shallow box covered with scuffed burgundy leather containing a dozen brittle love letters exchanged between two sages
96wolf’s jaw, engraved with tiny, gilded whorls of prayer and polished by years of handling
97parade tack for a horse, of russet leather and mirror-bright steel trimmed with golden tassels and seed pearls, with leopard-pelt saddle and feather-patterned, multicoloured caparison
98folded parchment, repaired by careful blue-thread darning of holes in the hide; a devoted follower’s elegy to a fallen ruler
99round electrum brooch inlaid with amber and cairngorm depicting the sun being eclipsed by the moon
00coiled braid of silver hair, tied with lapis blue ribbons and strings of amber beads
– something for everyone –

friends and foes: another d66 factions and orgs

I just couldn’t help myself, I needed to write up another pile of odd folks for PCs to join, NPCs to represent, and plot hooks to fall off of.

And then I took ages to actually get to writing them because that’s how I roll, alas. Lol.

Just like the last time around, each faction/organization/guild/whatever has a name, a slogan/quote, a line or two explaining them a bit more, faction colours and symbol, and a list of five bits of gear. Also like the last time around, don’t limit a PC’s starting stuff to just the kibble listed here; this is for flavour. Give them half (or all, why not?) beginning funds, or “rations+bedroll+backpack+clothes+1 weapon if desired+2d10 [currency]”, or a starting character package, whichever you’re using — having a few more gribbles won’t break anything.

d66Faction NameFaction Details
11Glass Tears“Life, like glass, is both fragile and wounding, beautiful and wrought from common stuff. As our craft, so goes the world.”
Lampworkers and glassblowers, dedicated to perfecting their craft and using it as an allegory for improving themselves and the world
– coal black and orange; phial
– handful of glass billets, several glass bottles and baubles, blowpipe, shard collection, heavy leather apron
12Icemeisters“The cold soothes well, delights well, preserves well, hides well.”
Tenders of ice-houses and hidden freezes, caterers of frozen confections and whispered repositories of other, more concerning objects needing kept on ice
– silver and pale blue; icicle
– winter cloak, ice-knife, sweet syrups, logbook of requests, coded lists and map of hidden ice-houses
13The Lion’s Paw“Be mighty. Be proud, not prideful. Most of all, be aware of those who look to you when you roar.”
Hedge-knights and self-proclaimed heroes happy to step up for a flower as much as for riches and glory
– gold and brown; lion’s pawprint
– tawny mantle, flashy outfit, letter of recommendation from high or noble house, signet or seal, token of favour
14The Flicker“The shortest moment, the tiniest crumb can be of the utmost importance. Don’t blink.”
Gatherers of secrets and connectors of dots, organized into loose cells with connections in the wildest of places
– white and orange; candle-flame outline
– pouches of small trinkets and bits, scrollcases of scribbled notes, deadletter drop-box, vial of lemon-ink, glass lens
15Absolution“May darkness be cleansed, may the spirit be lifted on milky clouds heavenward.”
Confessors and confidantes who offer listening ears without judgement and a release from secrets and emotional turmoil
– amber and milk; loose spiral
– brazier, charcoal, paper twist of myrrh, pouch of amber nodules, chapbook of blessings, exorcisms and wardings
16Coiling Path“Whisper and tend, carry prayers and curses, and leave no tether behind you as you move on.”
Wandering tenders and menders of consecrated locales in out of the way places, ever ready to replace stones, touch up paint, or murmur a re-dedication
– grey and green; shrine-rune
– node-map of shrines and holy sites (work in progress), skin of pure water, carpenter’s or mason’s tools, carved bowl, holy oil
21Crucible“Disparate parts, and peoples, are ever stronger when combined.”
Sweet-tongued courtiers and middlemen, dedicated to fostering links between individuals, groups and communities — and ever ready to remind others of existing links
– bronze and blue; crucible
– bronze brooch, folio of observations, invitation to society function, copy of historical treaty, puzzlebox
22Greentouch“Not to worry, I’m sure I have something for what ails you.”
Herbalists, with all that that can imply; one man’s meat is another man’s poison, after all. Sometimes literally.
– pale green and dark green; sprout
– paper-twists of seeds and dry herbs, sleepmint, silvered snips, kettle, toxic blossoms
23Farwander“There’s always more to see.”
Sometimes people just want to travel to the horizon and beyond just to make the trip and tell about it. These are those people.
– brown and violet; footprint
– sturdy footwear, well-patched shoulderbag, several packets of letters, cairnstone, coloured cords
24The Letterflies“Everything opens up with the written word, so spread it — secretly if necessary.”
Staunch believers in literacy and what it unlocks, happy to teach letters, draft texts, carve typefaces, and create all manner of small, useful, and sometimes contraband documents to do it
– dark green and white; butterfly
– satchel of pamphlets and lesson sheets, slate and chalk, writing kit, portable press, current ciphers
25Wardens of Years“The march of time must never be forgotten.”
Keepers of history’s events and the passing of days, dedicated — some might say obsessed — with the passing of time
– sand and silver; timepiece
– annals logbook, personal diary, hourglass or hour-candles, year-staff, tally cords
26Knights of the Brine“There’s nothing like the quest for the perfect pickle.”
Pickle enthusiasts united in sharing samples, locations of excellent fruits and vegetables or salts and spices, and iterating on endless recipes while caching crocks across the countryside
– yellow and green; crock
– pickling crock, pouches of salt and bran, bottle of vinegar, pickle samples (extra rations), twists of spices
31Fireheart“In the flame, find yourself.”
Adherents of a meditative philosophy centred around silent self-contemplation while gazing into a single flame, believing it to soothe emotion and reveal one’s future
– orange and red; tongue of flame
– lamp and oil, brazier, personal notes, small pouch of ashes, charcoal
32The Queen’s Hands“Look to the bee, and know grace and gratitude.”
Beekeepers and harvesters of wild honey who wax lyrical about the virtues of the bee and its produce at the drop of a pin; often distributors of both hive produce and new colonies
– gold and golden-brown; bee
– logbook of wild hives, bee skep, satchel of beeswax blocks, crock of honeycomb, dozen beeswax candles
33The Last Dance“Save the last dance for me.”
These are dancers, yes, and sometimes singers and sometimes musicians, united in the goal of bringing liveliness and entertainment (and maybe a pointed tale or two) to any who offer a coin or a wish, whether in taverns, high halls or the open road
– medley of any colours; ring
– bright outfit, musical instrument or dancer’s rings, weighted shawl or scarf, hidden knife, shoulderbag with secret pocket
34Scrapsnipes“There’s nothing that can’t be repaired, reused, or repurposed.”
Scavengers of discards and maestros of rusted metal who don’t turn up their noses at any object, no matter how broken or battered; if it can’t be reused, it can be remade. And they often think the same about living beings.
– rust and black; broken nail
– sack of metal bits, tiny anvil, mallet, sewing kit, crock of lacquer, patchwork cloak
35The Scarlet Bough“The days grow short and we must all prepare for what’s coming next. in order to see the days grow long again.”
Harvesters and preservers who descend on a crop to help with the reaping and butchering one day, string up drying fruits and meats the next, and know reliable ways to prepare and preserve nearly anything edible
– scarlet and orange; treebranch
– smoked joint, sickle, knowledge and access to several storage caches, sack of seedcorn, portable quern
36The Silver Key“Swift, and proper, application of all law is the only just application of law.”
Whether barristers or archivists, self-informed sages or those who learned in the trenches, all members agree on one thing; that the law of a land must be just, and it must apply to all equally, or it is no law at all.
– silver and white; key
– law codes for several cities and kingdoms, packet of letters, set of skeleton keys, cipher book, carrier pigeon
41Openers of the Way“There are worlds beyond this one, and it’s just a matter of finding where intersections are.”
Tracers of essence-lines and mappers of weak barriers between existences, whether for curiosity, wariness, power, or simple verification
– colour spectrum; rainbow
– homemade map of lines and nodes, pendulum, glass bell, iron wand, silver-tipped wand
42Heartweave“Have you heard the latest from the Grey Wind? Or received a copy of their writings? What did you think?”
A network of poets and storytellers committed to spreading their works by written copy and formal gatherings both
– cream and lavender; eight-petaled flower
– hand-bound collection of poems, seal engraved with pseudonym, letter of introduction, packet of fancy papers, writing gear
43Heaven’s Blood“I’ll do what you cannot.”
Sin-eaters, pursuers of vengeance, and upholders of the most visceral of oaths
– crimson and gold; droplet
– sealed contract, consecrated balm, black razor, crimson veil, sinner’s chalice
44Daysend“At the border between day and night lie revelations.”
Mystics and muses fascinated with the flow of colours and light in the twilight hours and the inspiration — the tingle of spirit, some day — that those hours grant the fervent
– pink and orange; disc
– sitting-cushion, prism, dew-collecting cloth, twilight-dyed sash or scarf, scroll of personal revelations
45Walkers at Midnight“None who prey on heart’s blood will be suffered to exist. I swear it.”
Dedicated hunters, these, targeting the worst of the blood-drinkers, soul-eaters and others of their ilk. Those who feed lightly and with care are spared … usually
– black and moon-yellow; dagger
– silvered resin, rowanwood stakes, holy water or oil, warding charm, wineskin
46The Winding River“Tell me who someone is, and I will tell you where they hail from.”
Tracers of genealogies of all sorts — bloodlines of people, of beasts, even of crops — and ever dedicated to noting every side-branch, secret and dead-end
– grey and blue; water braid
– salvaged letters, work ledger, illuminator’s gear, maps to several catacombs, copy of chosen genealogy
51Wyrmstouch“We claim the great beasts’ mark as our own.”
Dragon hunters of a different stripe, linked to the wyrms — and, for some, to each other — through being anointed with, or consuming, dragon’s blood
– dark red and midnight blue; flame
– dragon scale, wax-lined drinking horn, packet of soothing herbs, tally-notched torc, map to dragon’s lair
52Garden Eternal“Somewhere out there lies the source of eternal life; waiting to be plucked, perhaps even in plain sight.”
The fruit of eternal life grants immortality, these folks believe — but which fruit, and consumed in what manner? And where will it be found? The quest continues —
– rose and emerald; stylized fruit tree
– lidded basket, several kinds of fruit (fresh and preserved), scraps of pomery manuscripts, cutting from fruit tree, scrawled recipe notes
53Eyes of the Cat“Where the cat leads, we follow; what we discover, the cat must know.”
Not quite cat worshipers but not far from it, being staunch believers in feline wisdom — and feline bestowing of secrets and curses
– bronze and black; cat’s eye
– cat companion, riding satchel (for cat), pouch of smoked fish, tiger’s eye amulet, libation dish
54Bonescribes“The departed live again through the new voices we give them.”
A tightly-knit organization of copyists, scribes and illuminators who create their works with bone black pigments and pens carved from bone, all obtained from those who were lost
– ivory and black; skeletal hand
– pouch of bone black cakes, inkstone and water well, case of bone pens and styli, sheaf of parchment, femoral scrollcase
55Canticle“Inspiration, composition, at any cost.”
These poets, songsmiths and authors chase after dreams and visions, throwing themselves into the pursuit of new enlightenments with which to feed their ravenous muse
– teal and gold; teardrop
– draft of current work, skin of spirits or poppy, pilgrimage badge, instrument or manuscript, diary of revelations
56Black Heralds“None so mighty once they’ve been laid low in mud and blood.”
Battlefield scavengers who bring rough mercy and mercenary gain in equal measure, trading trophies and mementos as readily as they ransom their catches to the high folk
– black and grey; raven
– sturdy carry-pack, chopping dagger, bloodstained noble’s blazon, collection of battlefield oddments, pennant
61The Verdurance“Bring the entire world into the comforting embrace of all green things.”
Planters of seeds, couriers of sprouts, grafters of limbs; if a plant can be encouraged to grow wherever they pass, these dedicated souls will place at least one before moving on
– leaf green and brown; sprout
– seed pouches; sheaf of cuttings; small shears; folding trowel; logbook of plantings
62The Stone Egg“We find what sleeps within the stone.”
Carvers of alabaster and greenstone, chert and serpentine, who divine deeper meaning in the forms that their work creates
– dark gray and white; egg
– small chisels, mallet, grease-stick, satchel of stone nodules, finished statuette
63Roaring Mice“Everything ends, but only if we allow it. Fight back.”
Doesn’t matter if it’s crumbling structures, corrupted infrastructures, or the forces of entropy itself; these would-be rebels push against the notion that there’s nothing that can stop the fall
– violet and flame; mouse
– bead-code, chirurgeon’s satchel, purloined document, shining-knife, crafter’s toolkit
64Tomorrow’s Rose“Lessen pain by sharing it, redirecting it.”
Artisans of roses, yes, and every rose symbolizing a scar that’s been shared, accepted, and assimilated; for them people, like roses, continue long past being cut down
– burgundy and dark green; rose
– skin of rosewater, vial of attar, rose petal preserves, briar torc, bundle of rose seedlings
65Imperishable“The heavens hear those who give their hopes and dreams to eternity.”
Instead of searching for fates amongst the stars, these dreamcrafters choose to chart their own chosen destinies and hang them on the jewels of the night sky
– royal blue and silver; scatter of stars
– star charts, miniature orrery, collection of notes, paper twist of starcrystal, dream scrolls
36The Final Light“We will lead them home.”
Psychopomps bearing a soft glow and a quiet wish through the dark — whether true or metaphorical — to grant wandering spirits their final rest.
– pale gold and dark grey; pumpkin
– lantern staff, shroud-shawl, foxfire candles, chalice, pouch of consecrated ashes
as before, none of these groups are archetype-locked.
combine them with whatever class (or whatever) you wish, it’s cool that way

more bitty beasties

It is time, once again, for a handful of itty bitty critters to perplex, amuse or swarm ~

All of the following wee beasties have the following stats, unless noted otherwise:

HD: 1 hp, [Armour Class 10], damage 1, movement abilities as appropriate

A successful attack will, frankly, obliterate one of these critters; and if any of these critters are attacking en masse — in a swarm, for example — each hit point of damage dealt by sword, club, fireball, etc can be assumed to kill one critter.

– incredibly sharp; will deal another 1 point of damage on the next round of battle from bleeding
– staring into a smoke-and-mirror at rest will grant a vision of the past or possible future
A butterfly, large and showy, all of deepest translucent obsidian flutters by.

– strike!: makes target have to check their ability to keep standing upright whenever it attacks, regardless of attack’s success
What snail moves fast enough to trip you up? One as big as a grapefruit with a shell just as round, and a habit of flicking the ground with its foot to pick up speed.

– changes the colour (and sometimes the texture) of whatever it settles on or is struck by
A chiselled shape of near-invisible magic — until it changes its perch in a shimmer of rainbow light. May be contained inside stone.

The Cold Hare
– shatters metal that strikes it, leaving the hare unharmed
These icy bunnies are bad news in a field or anywhere else; where they den down, it grows winter-cold, creeping bit by bit with each passing night.

Glass Scarab
– carries an image inside its transparent abdomen, transferring it to the first target it attacks
Strange crawlers the size of two fists, and clear as the glass they’re named for; inside is a memory borrowed from the last being to touch it for a minute or more.

Fluttering Cherry
– “attack” does no damage but bypasses all armour and similar protection, causing an urge to ennui and stillness for up to an hour
Some cherry blossoms flutter free of their bough and tumble on wayward winds to spread their awareness of the ephemeral beauty of the world.

Dancing Spider
– bite causes uncontrollable itching and twitching for a day; harmless, but definitely distracting
Exactly that, a hand-sized spider of bright green and gold fluff and delicately hooked feet that tap-tap-taps its way to attracting prey — and audiences.

Bleeding Rose
– the first sight of a bleeding rose prompts a save against the horror of its beauty or else have nightmares for the next three nights
It’s a rare thing to see a rose briar climb and slither and coil like a snake, piercing with wickedly sharp thorns …

– captured in silk, the mote can be used to give a +1 bonus to save against magic; or “cast” one random (1st-level) spell of any kind, then escapes
Shifting, multicoloured paisley of pulsing energy, this spawn of clashing magics will fend magic away if wrapped in silk.

Guiding Star
– “burns” the mind when attacked, causing -2 to INT and WIS for a day
This small, flickering pale flame appears without notice, drifting ghost-like to lead the lost out of their predicament.