Thursday, June 5, 2008

Just begging to be used in game...

This article off of CNN.com is just asking to be used in some sort of occult/weirdness/modern fantasy campaign. To quote part of the article (in case the link breaks):

"The five-and-a-half-inch gold cup -- which experts have dated as being possibly from the third or fourth century B.C. -- fetched $100,000 at an auction in Dorchester, southern England, Thursday.


The identify of the successful bidder wasn't immediately known.

The relic features the double faced ancient Roman god Janus, the god of gates and doors who always looked to both the future and past and is often associated with beginnings and endings. The cup has two faces with braided hair and entwined snake ornaments at the forehead.

Webber's grandfather, William Sparks, was a rag and bone man, the British term for a junk dealer, Duke's said, who established the iron merchants Sparks and Son in Taunton, Somerset, in southwestern England, in the 1930s.

Sparks acquired the cup along with two other pieces, also up for auction, some time in the 1930s or 1940s, the spokeswoman said.

Before he died, Sparks gave the items to Webber, who didn't realize their value, the spokeswoman said."

How cool is that? Hmmm, a cup featuring Janus...gates and doors...both future and the past...are you seeing what I'm seeing here? Perhaps all we need is some sort of ritual, perhaps an alchemical potion or mystical herbal extract to be imbibed. This sort of stuff is pure, 180-proof adventure fodder!



2 comments:

greywulf said...

You're right. That would /so/ rock in an game. Awesome plot hook for a d20 Modern adventure too....

And if nothing else, if would make one impressive dice cup :)

skeleri said...

I think I read that he said when he was a kid, he used it for target practice with his pellet gun.