50 Chime Effects

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 , 0 Comments

How in the hell is is the end of July? @_@

Work continues, slowly but inexorably. So have a post!


The elves of the Swordfish Islands loved music. Instead of locking their doors and chests with physical keys, they locked them with sound and used chimes to open them. As the civilization became more powerful and decadent, chimes became somewhat of a game and were used as a way for the elves to "one-up" each another at parties and social events.

So I've been working on a random chime table (as they'll probably be quite common in the ruins), and here are 50 random effects that may be associated with a chime. Needs some polish for consistent use of owner vs holder and the way area of effect is described, but I think it'll do for now. ^_^

Number Description
1 The chime is 4 dimensional
2 Glows Softly
3 Humms
4 Covered in Glitter
5 Drops Glitter when sounded
6 Covered in small mirrored disks
7 Covered in cubic crystal growths
8 Covered in hexagonal crystal growths
9 Covered in growths that resemble fan coral
10 Wrapped in braided thread of astral silver
11 Has a "saturn like" ring
12 Has an X shaped dual ring of small gemstones
13 Ends in spikes, can be used as a dagger
14 Shaped like a dick
15 Shaped like a woman's body, neck down, gems for nipples
16 When held, looks and feels like it's melting (to the holder). It isn't actually.
17 Material is transluscent and gel like. Only rings when thrown against something. Doesn't stick, but feels sticky.
18 Shaped like a mouth. Sings "scat" style instead of chiming.
19 Will occasionally sing the name of its current owner instead of chiming.
20 Attempts to float up and behind its current owner's shoulders
21 Attempts to orbit its current owner's head, shoulders, or torso
22 Freezes water it touches
23 Shaped like a cone. Greatly amplifies sound. Functions as a megaphone.
24 Surrounded by a constant cloud of soap bubbles.
25 Launches 1d4 large, stunningly beautiful, but otherwise mundane, golden fireworks
26 A pint of dark ale appears in the hand of the current owner when rung. No sound is made until the beer has been completely drunk by the holder.
27 The material making this chime has been cut into strips and woven together like a basket.
28 Ringing the chime causes its owner to grow vampire like fangs for 1d6 hours.
29 Ringing the chime causes someone within a 50' radius (not the holder) to appear as an old crone for 1d10 minutes.
30 A small orb of perfectly clear ice 1"-2" in diameter appears in the current owner's hand
31 Air within a 10' diameter is instantly purified and smells vaguely of ozone
32 Shaped like a small song bird. To ring, press the feet.
33 The owner is surrounded by a light fog while in posession of the chime.
34 A small raincloud forms over anyone currently in a bad mood (50' radius)
35 Fragrant orange sipopa petals cascade from the heavens over members of the opposite sex for 3-5 minutes (50' radius)
36 Posessing this chime nullifies the special "on ring" effects of other chimes (50' radius)
37 Delicate paper flowers bloom from the ground and are consumed by golden flame that does not burn. (10' radius)
38 The holder's eyes to glow with golden light
39 Feathery, angelic wings sprout from the holder's back and immdeiately disintegrate into golden light
40 The holder's nails become perfectly manicured and painted with bright orange lacquer
41 All members of the same sex as the holder within a 20' radius become instantly cleaned, groomed, and lightly scented with a fragrance of bergamot and patchoulli
42 If out doors, all creatures within a 10' radius of the holder see the sky change to night and fill with shooting stars
43 1d20 nightengales fly up from behind the holder singing sweetly
44 Straps, buttons, clasps, or knots on clothing of members of the opposite sex of the holder within a 30' radius come undone
45 Instead of chiming, a small pebble (no larger than a thumbnail) within a 20' radius of the holder cracks open and sings a single line of garbled poetry in sonorous tones
46 Rings rather mundanely, but if a different chime was rung less than a minute before this chime, the holder of that chime is covered in orange paint
47 Instead of ringing, another creature within a 30' radius sounds out the note with a bout of severe (but not wet) flatulance
48 Golden waves of visible sound radiate from the chime and fade away
49 All prepared fires, candles, censers etc within 20' of the holder are set ablaze
50 Purple smoke smelling of vetiver and musk rolls out from the holder with a radius of 20', rising no higher than the holder's knees