Hot Picks from Highmoor Dungeon Expo – Part 3

Weapons; all adventurers need weapons. These three items from the Year of the Angry Lynx’s Highmoor Dungeon Expo help cut your foes down to size.

The best and hottest new magic items from  this year’s Highmoor Dungeon Expo chosen by our reporter Aurora Valentine

Pitched Fork

All too often the Bard in the party will be trying to sing with a zombie right in their face.  If the terror of undeath doesn’t put them off their melody, the smell will. The Pitched Fork by the Sonorous Sisters is a simple two metres of oak timbre with a specially shaped Wootz steel fork. It’s not just a pair of spikes to keep the undead at bay as every strike with the fork brings forth a set of ringing tones. Even the most witless bard should be able to keep their performance going and actually contribute to the fight for a change.

Elite Precision CTM Arcane Bowstrings

After last year’s PR disaster when their 100% griffen-gut strings were found to be camel intestines as exclusively revealed by Adventurer’s Monthly, Zimpost’s Archery Solutions put on a big display this year. Each afternoon they had a massive show and tell of their products, hosted by Chief Ranger Zarpost. The sight of the Night Bear shooting their Grand Bow always drew massive crowds. Evidently their new PR team are trying hard to rebuild the company’s image. They were particularly welcoming to the press, giving after hours access to their Elite Precision CTM brand. I of course went up close with the bow strings and can confirm that the new alignment damage modifier strings are actually made of the relevant totem animal hair.

Ego Knife

No matter how much they might offend us, we can’t go around stabbing arseholes. At least in town there’ll be blood and watch questions to deal with. The Ego Knife (™) by Cimiusree, Yairdi and Yungath is a much better solution. It you’re not holding it then it’s just an ornate hilt. In your hand a pale blue outline of an eight inch blade glows into being. One quick stab with this and your victim’s ego will be cut into pieces. No blood, no pain, only a pleasant reduction in arrogance. Blade discipline is particularly important as the weapon has a phantom balance. Judging by the number of sullen and morose wannabes around the booth, many got caught out by the demo models.

Aurora Valentine is a staff and features writer for Adventurer’s Monthly. She wields the great sword Requiem, detests oozes and plays the lute badly.

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