talisman

A talisman is an item that can transport the user’s dreamform into the Dreamscape for a certain period of time. Talismans are imbued with powerful magic, and that magic burns through the physical form of the talisman quickly. Talismans themselves vary greatly, and the physical object used depends partly on culture and location, partly on different materials’ pseudomagical properties, and partly on the personal choice of the enchanter. Some materials are believed to work better than others, and some materials don’t seem able to hold the necessary enchantments at all.

The average talisman can transport a dreamform to the Dreamscape for an hour or two, depending on the quality of the material and the power of the enchanter. Some talismans exist that are last longer, but they grow exponentially rarer as their power lasts longer.

List of common talismans

  • Quartz crystal
  • Skull of a small animal
  • Large feather or dried flower preserved in wax
  • Copper coin, ring, or medallion

List of materials unsuitable to be talismans

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Iron
  • Tin
  • Any alloys of the above metals
  • Ruby and sapphire
  • Emerald
  • Diamond
  • Amethyst
  • Opal
  • Most other gemstones

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