Tuesday, April 10, 2012
St Colvin's Key
(Critics that question a simple miner having such an ornate spade, or remarking Colvin was digging his own grave are wrongminded and will burn forever when the trumpet calls us home.)
A hole of a specific shape dug with this spade will fill with water. A second hole dug in the same shape will fill with water and form a gate to the first. This will only work in substrates that the spade can dig: sand, snow, coins, dung, earth, gravel. This will only work as long as the holes keep their shape-- a square in sand might not even be possible, a circle in turf might last for decades.
I'm hoping this could be a fun tool for players giving them mobility in exploring and a little safety in that they can flee to a home pool. It might be too powerful for low level parties, but then maybe something is camping by your return pool, or maybe it's been filled in or frozen over.