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Old December 11, 2007, 00:13   #1
JamesDoyle
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[Feature Request] Themed descriptive terms

I don't particularly like the descriptive terms for magical items, either because they don't make logical sense (granite rings?), don't fit the flavour of the item (silver staves? staves should be wood!) or seem to be weakly humorous (gloopy green potions?). Also, there was a lot of overlap between categories, such as mushrooms and potions both using 'colour' words.

I manually changed my flavour, using the following categories:
  • rings: precious and semi-precious stones
  • amulets: non-precious stones and manufactured materials
  • staves: wood
  • wands - body parts from magical beasts
  • rods - metal
  • mushrooms - 'textures'
  • potions - colours

If people feel this is a sensible or desirable change, my lists are as follows:
##### Rings #####

Agate
Amber
Amethyst
Aquamarine
Beryl
Black Diamond
Bloodstone
Blue Diamond
Carbuncle
Carnelian
Chrysoberyl
Chrysoprase
Citrine
Diamond
Emerald
Flawed Diamond
Garnet
Iolite
Jacinth
Jade
Jargoon
Jasper
Jet
Lapis Lazuli
Moonstone
Moss Agate
Onyx
Opal
Pearl
Peridot
Pink Diamond
Rose Quartz
Ruby
Sapphire
Sard
Spinel
Star Ruby
Star Sapphire
Tiger Eye
Topaz
Tourmaline
Turquoise

##### Amulets #####

Adamant
Alabaster
Blue John
Bone
Coral
Crystal
Enamel
Faience
Flint
Glass
Granite
Haematite
Ivory
Malachite
Marble
Meerschaum
Mother-of-Pearl
Obsidian
Porcelain
Serpentine
Shell
Soapstone
Terracotta
Tortoiseshell

##### Staves #####

Alder
Applewood
Ash
Beech
Birch
Blackthorn
Boxwood
Camphorwood
Cedar
Chestnut
Cypress
Ebony
Elm
Fir
Hawthorn
Hazel
Holly
Hornbeam
Larch
Limewood
Maple
Marquetry
Mistletoe
Oak
Pearwood
Pine
Poplar
Rowan
Spruce
Sycamore
Vinewood
Walnut
Willow
Wych Elm
Yew

##### Wands #####

Amphisbaena Tail
Basilisk Tooth
Chimera Hide
Cockatrice Beak
Dragon Claw
Drake Scale
Ettin Hair
Gargoyle Wing
Golem Clay
Gorgon Hair
Griffin Claw
Harpy Feather
Hippocampus Tail
Hippogriff Feather
Hydra Tongue
Kelpie Mane
Kraken Fin
Mandrake Root
Manticore Quill
Minotaur Horn
Mummy Wrap
Ogre Skin
Panther Fur
Pegasus Tail
Phoenix Feather
Roc Feather
Salamander Skin
Siren Tongue
Sphinx Feather
Troll Bone
Unicorn Horn
Wyrm Fang
Wyvern Talon
Yale Horn
Yeti Fur
N:137:65

##### Rods #####

Brass
Brass-Bound
Bronze
Cast Iron
Copper
Damascened Steel
Electrum
Engraved Gold
Gilt Bronze
Gold
Gold-Chased
Iron
Iron-Bound
Lead
Meteoric Iron
Mithril
Orichalcum
Palladium
Patinated Bronze
Pewter
Pinchbeck
Platinum
Polished Steel
Rhodium
Rose Gold
Rusted Steel
Rusty Iron
Silver
Silver-Chased
Silver-Gilt
Steel
Tarnished Silver
Tin
Verdigris Copper
White Gold

##### Mushrooms #####

Crumbly
Downy
Fetid
Fleshy
Fragrant
Furry
Gelatinous
Glowing
Marbled
Moist
Mottled
Rubbery
Sere
Speckled
Spotted
Striped
Waxy
Withered
Woody
Wrinkled

##### Potions #####

Alizarin (red)
Amaranth (purple)
Aquamarine (blue-green)
Argentine (silver)
Azure (blue)
Bice (pale blue or green)
Black
Blue
Brown
Burgundy (dark red)
Canescent (white)
Carmine (red)
Celadon (pale green)
Cerise (light red)
Cerulean (sky blue)
Chartreuse (green, or yellowish-green)
Clear (=water)
Clear Brown (=apple juice)
Clear Green (note - this replaces Icky Green for slime mold juice)
Crimson (red)
Cyan (blue)
Ebon (black)
Gamboge (yellow)
Green
Grey
Heliotrope (light purple)
Indigo (dark purple)
Iridescent (rainbow)
Iridian (rainbow)
Lavender (light purple)
Lime (light green)
Madder (dark red)
Magenta (reddish-purple)
Maroon (brown-red)
Mauve (purple)
Mazarine (dark blue)
Murrey (dark purple-red)
Nacreous (pearly)
Ochre (yellow-brown)
Orange
Oxblood (red-brown)
Puce (brown-purple)
Purple
Roan (brown)
Rose (pink)
Russet (brown)
Sable (black)
Sanguine (red)
Scarlet (red)
Sepia (brown)
Tawny (brown)
Tenne (orange, orange-brown)
Ultramarine (dark blue)
Vermilion (red)
Vespertine (grey)
Violet (purple)
Viridian (green)
White
Xanthic (yellow)
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