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Shamash
2017-06-21, 07:14 PM
Artifacts and weapons form myths

So for my next game Iím going to have the players find the weapons and the artifacts of the old gods.

I need help with ideas.

What I got so far:

-Thorís hammer.
-Odinís Spear.
-Raijiní drums.
- Helmet of hades.
- Poseidonís trident.
-Zeusís bolts.
-Herculesís bow.
- Sun Wukong's staff.
- Aegis shied
- Surtrís sword.
-Hermeís wand.
-Apolloís bow.
-Apolloís lyre.
-Artemisís bow.
- Spear of Destiny.
- Sword Kusanagi.
-Excalibur.
-Warís Sword.
-Conquestís bow.
- Ganeshaís axe.
-Nu Waís elemental stones.
- Archangel Michaelís sword.
- Freyr's sword.
- Rudraís bow
-Ramaís bow.
- Themisís sword.
- Heracles' mace.
- Rod of Asclepius.
- Cronus' scythe.
- Scythe of Father Time.
- Cu Chulainnís spear.
- Lughís spear.
- Shiva trident.
- Guan Yuís spear.
-Cupidís bow.
-Perunís axe.
-Chaacís axe.
- Hephaestusís hammer.
- Vishnuís mace.

Millstone85
2017-06-21, 07:50 PM
You might consider merging some of these, especially as the list grows on and on.

Like, the scythe that originally belonged to Cronus was later used by Chronos a.k.a. Father Time, and then by the Grim Reaper. It cuts the very instant, signifying the most sudden and irreversible of changes.

Dappershire
2017-06-22, 02:52 AM
You might go with less weaponlike items as well. Draupnir, the ring created alongside Mjolnir. (You can even have them find it in a pile of its own golden copies, allowed only to pick one. No difference in shape, or magic aura. An impossible decision, until the party Barbarian smashes the whole pile with his maul, and pulls out the non-flatted one.)

I've always been fond of the Tarnhelm.

Svallinn makes an awesome shield, though perhaps not something find in a cave.

King Solomon had a signet ring that trapped demons.

RazorChain
2017-06-22, 05:19 AM
Ascalon: The Spear/Lance of St. George the dragonslayer

Caliburn: The sword in the stone

Durendal: Roland's sword.

DŠinsleif: The sword of king HŲgni, wounds inflicted by the sword would never heal

Gramr: The sword Sigurūur uses to kill the dragon FŠfnir.

Dragvandil: The sword of the viking hero Egill SkallagrŪmsson

Angurvadal: The sword of FriūĢfjůfs hins frśkna.

just to name a few

Telonius
2017-06-22, 06:46 AM
Pan's Pipes
Atropos's Shears
The Apples of Eris


Be sure to include Excalibur's Scabbard with the sword.

Jay R
2017-06-22, 07:00 AM
The apples of Idunn (they give eternal youth)
Kvasir's blood (mead that gives bardic ability)
Andvari's ring (cursed - see the Ring Cycle)

[And just for fun, I'd probably include a batarang.]

goto124
2017-06-22, 07:56 AM
[And just for fun, I'd probably include a batarang.]

Ah, the ancient artifact of the legend who magically had a tool or plan for every situation imaginable, and otherwise. Some say he was on the side of the gods. Others say he had the help of a type of people even more powerful than the gods, known only as 'The Writers'.

Millstone85
2017-06-22, 08:14 AM
Three artifacts from different myths but with much overlap in their powers:
- The cornucopia or horn of plenty.
- The philosopher's stone.
- The Holy Grail.

Joe the Rat
2017-06-22, 08:47 AM
The Sampo!

ngilop
2017-06-22, 09:02 AM
The Ark of The Convenant

The Golden Fleece

The Armor of Achilles

The Book of Thoth

The Necklace of Harmonia

The Lamp (aladdin's lamp

Ambrosia/Amrita

The Ring of Gyges

The Seal of Solomon

The Book of The Dead

The World Egg

A Vimana

The Argo

The Fountain of Youth

Pandora's Box

Jay R
2017-06-22, 09:16 AM
A monkey's fist.

Vogie
2017-06-22, 09:33 AM
Flying Carpets
Various Chariots (Hades, Apollo, Poseidon, et cetera)
Flying Dutchman
Book of Thoth
Tablet of Destinies
Pair Dadeni, the Cauldron of Rebirth
The Money Tree
The Prima Materia
Joshua's shofars
Bag of Wind

From Hercules' trials:
Pelt of the Nemean lion
The Golden Apples
Arrows dipped in the Hydra's blood
Belt of Hippolyta

Cealocanth
2017-06-22, 10:24 AM
Thunderstones
The bladed ball of Hunahpu and Xbalanque (Mayan myth)
Tyrfing (cursed blade from Norse myth)
The Head of Medusa
Water from the River Styx
The tapestry/loom of the Fates
Ihmotep's scrolls
The Apple of Discord (may overlap with the Apples of Eris)
Joan of Arc's Sword
The Caudecus Staff
David's Sling
Pretty much anything to come into contact with Christ
Baba Yaga's Flying Mortar and Pestle
The Book of Life
The Unbreakable Chains to which Fenrir is bound
Gilgamesh's Plant of Immortality (And the mud from which the plant was grown)
The Pearl of Wisdom
Joseph's Coat of Many Colors

And if you're willing to slide for a later additon to folklore:
The Necronomicon

Also:
Wikipedia's List of Mythical Objects (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mythological_objects). Surprisingly comprehensive.

Lord Torath
2017-06-22, 10:59 AM
The Golden Wedge of Ophir (as for what it does, maybe it "sheds" gold regularly? I always wanted to include it as an artifact, but could never come up with a primary function for it. :smallredface:)

Beleriphon
2017-06-22, 11:00 AM
King Solomon had a signet ring that trapped demons.

And let him fly, and shot a laser beam. I think his favourite colour might have been green too. :smallwink:

Jay R
2017-06-22, 04:08 PM
Ash nazg durbatulŻk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulŻk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

fire_insideout
2017-06-23, 04:36 AM
The Unbreakable Chains to which Fenrir is bound

If someone gave that to me I'd go "Uhhm, what keeps Fenris bound now?! :smalleek:"

Berenger
2017-06-23, 05:06 AM
If someone gave that to me I'd go "Uhhm, what keeps Fenris bound now?! :smalleek:"

Duct tape.

Dappershire
2017-06-23, 05:09 AM
And let him fly, and shot a laser beam. I think his favourite colour might have been green too. :smallwink:

Is that, like, a green lantern reference I'm missing?

Lvl 2 Expert
2017-06-23, 06:19 AM
Hanuman's gada/mace, since you had Ganesha in there as well?

Jesus' other cheek? *ducks for incoming fire*

goto124
2017-06-23, 11:27 AM
Duct tape.

New Artifact right there. Duct Tape of Bind Anyone.

Bohandas
2017-06-23, 12:23 PM
Are you looking for more legendary items or stats for the items?

Anyway, other possible legendary weapons and items include:
-The astras (particularly the Brahmaastra)
-Thyrsus
-The Smasher of Thousands
-The tablets of destiny
-The sacred 9-iron of Janor Hypercleats
-the iron chariots of the valley dwellers
-the staff of moses
-the emerald tablet of hermes trismagestus
-archimedes' death ray

Jay R
2017-06-25, 12:15 PM
The Holy Grail.
The Ark of the Covenant
The Crystal Skull


... and a fedora.

Lord Torath
2017-06-25, 03:57 PM
The Ark of the Covenant
The Crystal Skull

... and a The fedora.Fixed that for you. The Fedora could be an artifact in its own right.

Also, the Three Shankara Stones

Excession
2017-06-26, 07:06 PM
Māui's club/fish hook (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ui_(M%C4%81ori_mythology)#Restrains_the_sun ). First used as a club to cripple the sun itself, and only later used as a hook to fish up the North Island of New Zealand. The artefact itself is the jaw bone of Māui's ancestress Muri-ranga-whenua.

The Face of Rohe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ui_(M%C4%81ori_mythology)#M.C4.81ui_and_Roh e). Makes the wearer impossibly beautiful, but there's an angry goddess of death that wants it back.

2017-06-26, 07:48 PM
Mimir's head can tell you where all the artifacts and weapons from myths are.

Beleriphon
2017-06-27, 11:36 AM
Is that, like, a green lantern reference I'm missing?

It is, the description of Solomon's ring is rather similar to a Green Lantern ring.

Braininthejar2
2017-06-27, 12:13 PM
Japanese crown jewels - the sword, the mirror and the necklace

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Regalia_of_Japan

Janosik's magical animated axe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juraj_J%C3%A1no%C5%A1%C3%ADk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherd%27s_axe

The Fury
2017-06-28, 01:10 PM
Duct tape.

Did you Gorilla Tape that? No? ...Uh-oh.

Ahem-- adding to the list how about Joyeuse, the sword of Charlemagne?

Braininthejar2
2017-06-28, 03:16 PM
If we're going to go with historical figures too, let's add Szczerbiec ("the notched sword") of the Polish kings
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/38/Szczerbiec_Wawel_crop.jpg/250px-Szczerbiec_Wawel_crop.jpg

(The name is from that notch under the guard - it's actually an item socket: if you want a holy weapon, just remove that small shield and put some small reliquary there., like a saint's finger bone or something.)

The Fury
2017-06-28, 04:33 PM
If we're going to go with historical figures too, let's add Szczerbiec ("the notched sword") of the Polish kings


I figured since Durandal had been added, Joyeuse, (and Szcerbiec too,) are probably fair as well. Roland was a member of Charlemagne's court and his sword Durandal is apparently real too. Though like a lot of artifacts of this nature, I think its authenticity is debated.

http://www.xruko.com/Midi_pyrines/ROCAMADOUR12.jpg

Kusanagi No Tsurugi (AKA, Grasscutter) was also mentioned right from the get go-- it's apparently real too, and part of the Imperial Regalia. But the Emperor of Japan's in no hurry to let anyone see it, so its existence is debated as well.