Hot Picks from Highmoor Dungeon Expo – Part 8

Be better organized and carry more with the Year of the Angry Lynx’s Highmoor Dungeon Expo bests utility equipment.

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

Sticky Note Scrolls

7Q say that the future of spell casting is yellow. And adhesive. 7Q’s team of research wizards have made some remarkable breakthroughs in rune ministration. By printing these on pale yellow paper, spells that would require foot long scroll can now fit in the palm of your hand. A side effect of the printing is that the reverse of the micro-scroll becomes adhesive, letting you stick the yellow squares to almost anything. 7Q’s demonstration had a mage with several of these stuck to their arm send a volley of spells out in only a few seconds. All you need to do hold the scroll in your hand and speak the keywords.

Backpack of Many Pouches

From the tailor that brought you the trousers of a thousand pockets comes this backpack of many pouches. In addition to the roomy main pack, I counted 17 external pouches each about the size of an orc fist and four long thin pouches for wands or arrows. Venter and Co. have learnt from their trouser feedback, that with so many pockets finding a particular item is improbable. So they’ve enchanted the pockets with mobility. All the wearer needs to do is speak or whisper the name of the item they want and the pouch will rearrange themselves to put the pocket in easy reach. It’s very efficient but the noise and sensation of the pouches moving when you’re wearing the pack will take getting used to. It made me feel like a hoard of fabric spiders was crawling on me.

Staff of Squares

Cubes were the shapes of future at Wands, Wands, Wands’ expansive square stand in Hall B. In looking to expand their business beyond specialist magic users Wands, Wands, Wands have developed a range of staves for adventurers. Amongst the expected healing hooks and transportation sticks I found this elongated gem. Simply tap the object in question and the stave converts it into a perfect cube. Not useful if you care about the artistic merit of an item, but if all you care about is the material value then it’s cube form is now much easier to carry and store.

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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