Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wicked Baskets

It is said that a sorcerer named Man of Hunger has a crew of thieves which he controls by magic. He knows a spell which turns them into open wicker baskets. At will the 'basket' can sprout legs and run away at great speed, stealing whatever is placed inside it. After 12 hours in a quiet and dark place the basket will turn back into a person. They are careful to have an accomplice empty them first, because if they do not it will be as if they had eaten whatever is inside the basket. The sorcerer keeps command over his unwilling thieves since the same spell which turns them into a basket, also turns their heart into a shell, shirt or other object, which the sorcerer keeps while they work.


  1. This is one of my favorites, James, in terms of clever story hooks and potential conflicts. There are SO MANY rich possibilities here, from a one-off adventure to a mid-arc complication to the beginning of an epic!

    Makes me want a physical Teleleli: The Sourcebook!

  2. Hmm. Tie all baskets to the rafters and leave daggers in them?

  3. @JF:

    Thanks. I originally wrote Teleleli to be a systemless sourcebook, but it seemed like there wasn't much demand for one.


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