So, the thread on ZoZ got me thinking of a perennial favourite among myself and my friends. I like for "magic items" to have a reason for being, and a story. One interesting and fun thing to ponder (which, for some reason, loans itself to horror) is items that really do exist, and what their powers might be if they acted the way your standard magic items do. Thought it could be a fun reference to compile a little list here. I'll start.
- A set of car keys. Over a decade ago, a disturbed (to say the least) woman kidnapped another woman, who was pregnant. You can likely already see where this is going, but anyway, the disturbed person performed a cesarian section on the pregnant one, who, unsurprisingly, died. Heavy juju. What do those keys do now? What might they open?
- A stone baby. Another medical oddity, a woman in her 60s had abdominal pain. Upon checking her out, it turns out that she'd been pregnant long ago, the baby did not make it, and over time, mineralized or calcified or something. Nothing that occultically bizarre is going to just sit there looking funny, you know what I mean? Totally suitable for Dead Inside, don'cha think?