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Monday, May 16, 2011

I found some magical items. What are they used for?

Here’s something new and fun for this week’s Magical Monday, to get your mind working inside a fantasy world.

This picture shows something unknown to me, and hopefully to you also. If you do know, forget their real use. I’d like to consider these are magical items. What do you think they're used for? Are they tools or weapons? Give them a little power or a lot. How do they operate? How does the user command them?

Here's what I think. They would be a pair of magical scorpion-like creatures, which a sorcerer could control at will. He or she could use mental focus with or without a spell to empower these wee beasties. I can imagine sparks of light flowing first in the center, the two eye holes and those along the sides of the abdomen, as the scorpion comes to life. Then, the upper claws and the lower coiled tail would open and extend, sending electrical zaps at intended victims. Composed of metal, they would be excellent conductors of electrical power. Certainly, the larger would pack a deadlier dose of power, enough to stun and dehabilitate an adult human, or possibly disorient a large dragon. The smaller would be useful when detection may pose an issue. These magical scorpions would prove useful to crawl into places the wizard could not.

What do you think? How do these magical items operate? How are they powered?


Lena Sledge said...

I have no idea what they are. But they look something akin to fertility power. Or bats with claws that scoop up babies in the night. lol. I don't know. But that's what instantly came to mind.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Bats with claws to pick up babies--creepy! Great idea! Thanks for your thoughts, Lena.

Marva Dasef said...

Stylized beer bottle cap opener. The evil version of the classical "church key."

They do look bat-shaped to me. Other than that, I'll agree with the sorcerous scorpions idea.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Evil church keys...hmm. Interesting and makes sense! Thanks, Marva.