Monday, April 11, 2022

130 Weird Treasures From Across The Spheres

  1. An emperor's tea set that transforms into porcelain swans
  2. Arachnid woven tapestry, bulky, but eye-wateringly sublime
  3. Stack of golden arm rings forged from the war trophies of conquering lord
  4. Elegant carriage dubbed the silver phantom, it once propelled itself but no longer
  5. A river spirit trapped within a jeweled goblet, water cannot touch you
  6. Twin rings of beetle-esq design, whisper a message to it and it will fly away to find its partner
  7. Powdered quadracorn horn from the farthest burning savannas, cures impotency
  8. Immaculate suit of bone armour, parasitically fuels itself off the weavers lifeblood
  9. Packages of excellent, smooth, fine smelling soap
  10. Gem studded broad-belt of office stolen from some petty prince
  11. Skeleton warrior seeds, in neat little pouch
  12. Cultiver of a rare singing orchid, its melodies open the hearts of all present
  13. Careful forgeries of the Somnambulist Padishah’s official seals
  14. Egg sacks of the Century-Worm, a delicacy, a cure-all, a poison
  15. Panacea potion, healing, heartening, ever so addictive, red stained lips and little vials
  16. Gilded sub-machine guns, masterworks of Van Ranj the genius gunsmith
  17. Coins sewn together into an armoured shirt, proof of the owners mercantile prowess
  18. Fossilized trilobites made potent good luck charms
  19. Glowing greenish radioactive glassware, it's all the rage right now
  20. Powdered god-corpse brain matter to fuel sorcerous magics
  21. Seven salts distilled from the soul’s base chemicals to invigour 
  22. Cheaply bound pamphlets detailing obscure and somewhat useless martial arts
  23. Lifetime membership pass for the League of Fisticuffs, the name is someone else's
  24. Coat of dogs-wool that grants sure friendship with any canine beast 
  25. Gold & silver plate bound in enchanted twine
  26. Treatise on astral fauna, rare, damaged by the gut of the creature it was pulled from 
  27. Key to a door you never knew needed unlocking
  28. Portrait of a long lost duke, handsome, oddly melancholic
  29. Apotropaic lamp made in the grand necropolis to ward off unruly spirits
  30. Helm wired with cables and tubes, it grants extension of the mind and will
  31. Pocket watch set to tell the time on a dozen different spheres
  32. Simple pieces of chalk, anything drawn comes alive in chalk form
  33. Blade of the pontiff-executioner, it will only bite the neck of a rightfully condemned priest 
  34. Letters of free passage writ all githyanki held dominions
  35. Antique furnitures, thirteenth solar empire, polished mahogany, delicate joinery
  36. Cask of mulled devil’s liquor, it eats at the seals, smelling of motor oil and cinnamon
  37. Charts of the Astral inscribed on decaying papyrus, speaks in terms of dreams and allegory
  38. A crop of wizard lettuce, growing improbably in mouldering crate
  39. Iron sarcophagus bound in chains, a captured devil with an enormous bounty upon its head
  40. Bezoar extracted from a kamadan, compressed dreams and nightmares 
  41. Writhing baby astral eel trapped inside a glass and bone containment jar
  42. Exotic dyes, colors like none you’ve seen, in carefully labeled bottles
  43. Contraband souls hidden inside amphora, packed tightly, miserably, and diluted
  44. A godly fetus hovering in an metaphysical womb, minor miracles flow off it like mist
  45. Ice packed, insulated box of rare thalassic trench-squid, succulent beyond belief
  46. The precise measurements of all a sphere neatly jotted down in a little notebook
  47. Fashionable nudibranchs meant to be worn upon your clothes or doted upon as a pet
  48. Yards long necklace-shawl of lustrous pearls, each one representing the owners virtuous deeds
  49. Driftwood mask carved into a shark’s snarl that fills the viewer with instinctual unease
  50. Crown of delicately smithed gold shaped into flowers, thorns, and leaves
  51. An angle-knife which can cut passage between the reality’s corners 
  52. A tube of door-paste, half used up, smear it upon a wall to create temporary passage 
  53. Chirurgeon’s lacquered wood box, filled with delicate steel and silver instruments
  54. Serpentine golden torcs that seem to writhe when worn
  55. Manticore balm, rub to cure aches and pains of the joints and to relieve cursed hungers 
  56. Humorous engravings of a political nature likely to see imprisonment if caught with
  57. Cones of incense tailored to make spirits sluggish and sleepy
  58. Magnificently feathered and decorated hat that stuns onlookers and collides with door frames
  59. Sheaf of forger’s trick-paper that can be written upon twice, to show two differing things
  60. Midnight ink, made of pooled shadow, only harsh light can erase it
  61. Indecipherable twisted knot of letters peeled from the page, explodes if agitated 
  62. Clockwork toy, a little landship that marches on twirling legs
  63. Smoky blue glass spectacles that shows the immaterial world of spirits 
  64. Improbably deep wicker baskets made by hand
  65. Impudent machine-spirit locked inside a pyramidal prism, answers questions at a price
  66. Trunk of sekem, ducats, marks, and a thousand other coinage, heavy to lift, a small fortune
  67. Mobile throne carved with golden lion imagery, it walks about on its own plodding legs
  68. Ever-glowing argon lamps from the ancient paleotechnic dynasties
  69. Ceremonial copper-breaking club carved in the shape of a whale, symbol of authority 
  70. Levitating prayer rug, threadbare, floats up and down at the sitter’s command
  71. Void crystal decanter and matching cups, rings perfect notes when struck
  72. Jade figurine of a curled up vampire bat, fits in palm, heals injury by leaching from another
  73. Set of bronze armour, bull motifs, fills wearer with bovine strength but also rage
  74. The dice of a notoriously lucky gambler, always rolls your way, but are not loaded in any way
  75. Bag of catnip-laced kibble, hot item on the black market for the cat-kings 
  76. Flowering wooden phallus charm that imbibes great fertility into the owner
  77. Beautifully wrought iron sculpture of a twisting woman part-wolf 
  78. Colossal sturgeon, packed in ice, fit for a king’s feast 
  79. Bits of caddisfly made jewelry, encrusted tubes and shells of precious gems and gold flakes
  80. Jar of devilspawn stock, worth good money to a biomancer, little imps writhe vestigially
  81. Mottled protective suit of tardigrade-skin, incredibly resistant to the elements 
  82. Metal turtle brazier, remove the shell to add more fuel, always burns for twice as long
  83. Delicate beetle shell earrings, quite dashing
  84. Newfangled ink-pen, easy to write with, the quill-maker guilds will flay you for having it
  85. A crested carnyx, relic of some ancient campaign, still stirs with the moods of battle
  86. Leashed baku, secretly one of the Somnambulist Padishah’s many spies
  87. A slumbering paleodemon locked in thrice warded stone
  88. Spool of soul-tether snipped off some poor astral traveller, great for sewing immaterial things
  89. Miniature model of a temple complete with tiny praying priests, extravagantly detailed
  90. Vials of anti-sun matter, shine un-radiantly with darkness 
  91. Token of the guild of unseeming corners & assassins, good for one free assassination
  92. Occlusion needles, block the soul’s flow rendering limbs inert and severing spirit connections
  93. Paper parasol patterned with intertwined peacocks that seem to dance displaying feathers
  94. Portable cabinet filled with a chirurgeon’s expensive and rare medicines
  95. A claviger’s personal doorspace map, written in coded doubletalk within a little journal
  96. Sidesword of an astral pirate-queen, lucky red tassels hang from the pommel 
  97. Shard of archaic pottery, infested with dream-plague, draws to the dreamlands of dead world
  98. Velvet gloves so silky soft it almost doesn’t register that your touching them
  99. Fulgurous powder, thrice as volatile as black, carefully corked casks, anti-spark measures 
  100. Ghostly peppercorn, phantom cinnamon, a whole variety of spirit spices 
  101. Drinking cup in the shape of a curling fish with gaping mouth, blue-green and gold trim
  102. Box of hand rolled cigars, rare out-world tobacco enjoyed by the haughtiest of connoisseurs
  103. Fermentation demon trapped inside a clay jar of pickles, barters to be freed
  104. Silver wrought fox clasp, each hair on the fur lovingly detailed 
  105. A dram of crystallized luck, potent, warps reality round it
  106. Primordial sourdough starter, stolen from the vinegar knights
  107. Fur-coat of the rarest svelte seal, impossibly warm and soft, highly fashionable
  108. Cup carved from a solid emerald, decorated with elegant poetry, an emperor's prize
  109. Gold bars stamped with the seals of the 57th merchant house, will need to be removed
  110. Unguent box, paneled in ivory inlaid with precious gems, stinking ointments within
  111. Crooning phoenix in a brass cage, the fiery feathers it sheds fetch high prices
  112. Tapestry sewn from the tunics and coats of dead soldiers, a testament to battle
  113. Delicate lace, gloves, trim, collars, cuffs, tears all too easily
  114. Matching signet rings done up in gold and cinnabar, shaped like miniature knights
  115. Saint’s tears, bottled, wards off sin and protects from evil, reputedly
  116. Necromantic auto-chair, climbs about on mismatched boney legs, macabre in style
  117. Three ceremonial daggers in a crocodile foot sheathe, jade inlays 
  118. Casket ringed with golden llamas and studded with rubies
  119. Fireproof aluminum caftan, worn in the Hells to protect from cinderstorms
  120. Ghost-Leopard fur mantle, intangible, half-alive, spirits shudder in its presence 
  121. Golden ring, blossoming carnelian carved rose 
  122. Clay figure with a disproportionate apotropaic phallus, black ink decoration
  123. Side-sword, the hilt carved from ivory with a conglomerate of screaming skulls
  124. Spiraling gold arm band in the shape of a lusty, serpentine merman
  125. Juvenile hate-star in a lead lined casket, souls are pulled inward by its horrid gravity
  126. Crate of smuggled boltlocks, the maker's marks scratched off
  127. Flask for capturing spirits, etched with runes, lead stopper
  128. A writ for dreaming within an onierocrat’s kingdom
  129. Polish for the nails that traps a whispered secret when painted on
  130. Boxed set for an obscure pen & paper game, little dice and everything


  1. Now that's a hell of a treasure list

  2. I love the aesthetics of this! The implied world building is also very neat!