Translucent glaes spider charm

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Translucent glaes spider charm were a giftbox item given to players when Gemstone made the move from AOL to the web. Note: Pouring a white flask on/in the charm will forever kill the spider within and zests will be removed. Also it is anecdotal that Pinch charm too often will forever kill the spider. Charms have two sides and can be TURNed between them. Most verb traps only work when the charm is turned toward the front.

Show (front):

The charm is crafted of flawless glaes formed into a circle.  Delicate strands of spidersilk wind around the red rim, creating a small but spectacular web within the frame.  At the center of the web is a tiny opaque spider.

Show (back):

The charm is crafted of flawless [color] glaes, formed into a circle.  A piece of parchment slipped under the rim of the charm is visible beneath the clear crystal back.

On the parchment, some words have been penned in an elegant, barely-visible hand.

Analyze

You analyze your glaes spider charm and sense that there is no recorded information on that item. It may or may not be able to be worked on by a merchant alterer.

Verb Traps

VERB FIRST THIRD
WEAR As you prepare to put the charm on, you sense a faint connection to the tiny creature dwelling within the odd artifact. XXX puts on a red glaes spider charm.
READ
Worn, Front or Back
The script is so tiny, you will have to hold the glaes spider charm in order to read it. N/A
READ
Held, Front
"Many paths lead home for those of courage." N/A
READ
Held, Back
Tiny, exquisitely-formed letters fade into view on the parchment back of your glaes spider charm...

"Follow me," said the spider to the unenlightened sprite,
"To lands of bold adventure, of darkness and of light.
Join me in my web," she urged, "We'll be so happy there.
Your fantasies await you, there in my dreaming lair."

As you read, the verse fades into invisibility once again...

Tiny, exquisitely-formed letters fade into view on the parchment back of your glaes spider charm...

"Though quaking with uncertainty the sprite did as she bade
- Following the fragile path of silver thread she made.
Until at last he turned along the final twisting strand
To find he'd journeyed far to reach his own beloved land.

- from "The Journey Home"
by Fraen Wasstont
Early Fourth Age

As you finish reading, the poem fades into invisibility once again.
N/A
TOUCH You trace your finger around the edge of your charm, which slowly changes color from aquamarine to red. XXX traces one finger around the edge of a glaes spider charm, which slowly changes color from aquamarine to red.
Changes the color on the charm and cycles through several available options.
RUB The glistening strands of the web glow softly as you rub one finger across your glaes spider charm. The gossamer strands of a web within XXX's glaes spider charm glow softly then fade.
POKE You gently poke the spider on your glaes spider charm, which changes color from bright blue to vibrant purple. The tiny spider in XXX's glaes spider charm changes color from bright blue to vibrant purple.
NUDGE With one finger, you nudge the spider on your glaes spider charm. The tiny, blood red creature crawls along your fingertip for a moment before settling back into its gossamer home. A tiny blood red spider crawls onto XXX's finger for a moment, then scurries back to its gossamer home in a red glaes spider charm.
KISS As your lips brush the charm, the tiny opaque spider hops up onto your nose then sails back down to its gossamer home on a single, gleaming strand of spidersilk. A tiny opaque spider appears on XXX's nose, then sails back down to its gossamer home in a red glaes spider charm on a single gleaming strand of spidersilk.
LICK A tiny opaque spider crawls onto your tongue, then back out over your lips before skittering back to its home. A tiny opaque spider crawls out of XXX's mouth and creeps back to its silken home within a red glaes spider charm.
PINCH You squish the blood red spider! A moment later a new, bright blue spider fades into existence within a red glaes spider charm. XXX just squished a tiny blood red spider! A moment later a new, bright blue spider fades into existence within a red glaes spider charm.
RAISE A faint cloud of red smoke swirls up around you for just a moment. A faint cloud of red smoke swirls up around XXX for just a moment.
RAISE (if hidden) You cough and stumble out of hiding amid a faint cloud of translucent smoke. XXX suddenly appears, coughing, amid a faint cloud of translucent smoke.
RAISE (if invisible) A faint cloud of translucent smoke swirls up around you, then fades. A faint cloud of translucent smoke appears briefly, then fades.
PUSH You might be mistaken, but you could swear that the tiny spider in your glaes spider charm just waved at you!
OR
Urged on by your prodding finger, the tiny spider in your glaes spider charm turns to shoot a slender thread of spidersilk in XXX's direction.
A tiny spider in XXX's glaes spider charm suddenly shoots a slender thread of spidersilk toward you.
TURN You turn a glaes spider charm over. (reveals poem on back and changes SHOW) XXX turns his glaes spider charm over.
TICKLE As you tickle the [color] spider, it rises up on two legs and emits a puff of [random color] smoke. A puff of [random color] smoke encircles XXX's glaes spider charm.
COVER You place a hand on your glaes spider charm, remembering the journey it took to get here. XXX places a hand on his glaes spider charm with a determined look on his face.

Loresong

As you sing, you sense a minute vibration somewhere within the glaes spider charm and your mind reaches out toward a path of some type.

As your voice rises and falls, you once more see the edges of a faint path.  Looking toward the horizon, you see not sky and trees, but faint glimmers of spidersilk stretching into infinity.

As you continue to sing, you see the image of some small creature moving out of its dwelling and onto the path, led by a rather large, ferocious-looking spider.

As you conclude the song, the image of the twisting path gradually fades, replaced by another vision of the small dwelling.  Somehow, the spider and the small creature now stand before the tiny home again.  The spider turns and skitters away, leaving behind only a small object, glistening in the light of three moons.