Wizards use any number of strange items and objects to power their spellcasting and research.
Use the table below, to generate details of spell components the party find while searching a wizard’s tower:
- This small pouch contains four packets of coloured sand; red, yellow and blue sand is mixed up in each packet.
- A cloying smell hangs about this small, circular tin of beaten bronze. Guano fills the tin.
- This small cracked prism gives the user a headache if it is looked through for too long.
- Four white and black feathers tied together with twine.
- This small packet created from a sheet of heavy parchment and closed with a plain waxen seal holds a small amount of gold dust.
- A small drawstring pouch holds a half dozen acorns along with a sprig of holy and several pieces of mistletoe. An included note reads, “Harvested on the summer solstice.”
- This heavily padded pouch holds a small crystal sphere completely free of blemish, scratches or other imperfections.
- A piece of cloth covered in dried mud.
- A small clump of wool impregnated with dried wax.
- This tightly-stoppered tiny potion vial holds an ounce or so of blood.
- A dozen small jars hold a variety of dried herbs.
- A small strip of leather tied in a loop.
- This small iron potion vial is labelled, “Dragon Blood.” The vial feels slightly warm to the touch.
- This old and worn brass key is tarnished with great age.
- Two small clay statuettes depict sitting bloodhounds.
- A small silver mirror of fine make lies wrapped in a strip of black velvet.
- This neatly folded square of red fabric has a small embroiled spider decorating one corner.
- This small clay model depicts a multi-stepped ziggurat. It has clearly seen much use as several of its corners are chipped.
- A wooden box holds several chunks of quartz, rock crystal, granite and several other types of rock.
- Three small forked metal rods; each is enscribed with the name of a different plane of existence.
This article appears in 20 Things #3 Wizard’s Tower, which is available now.
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