Enchanted Apple | E. Christopher Clark

Enchanted Apple

Apples are the most easily enchanted fruit in the Clarkwoods Literary Universe and have been used across the centuries for a variety of purposes—sometimes by the admirable and sometimes by the downright nefarious.

 

Construction

Any apple can be used as a vehicle for magic, but freshly picked fruit typically yields the best results. The variety of apple does not appear to have any noticeable effect on the spellwork.

 

Abilities

Though nearly any spell can be cast upon an apple, the most common are curses meant to weaken the spirit, the body, or the inhibitions. After that, hexes of temptation and distraction are the next most common.

 

More positive enchantments include blessings of rejuvenation and long life.

Cost

The cost to the consumer vary and are listed above. The cost to the spellcaster, however, is a different matter. Whether they seek to weaken or strengthen a target with their enchanted apples, the spellcaster spends a small fraction of their own lifeforce every time they bewitch a new piece of fruit.

 

Limitations

The effectiveness of the enchantment weakens as the fruit decays and there is no way to slow said rotting.

Item type
Consumable, Food / Drink
Weight
3.1–14.3 oz
Dimensions
2.31–3.63" diameter

Comments

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Feb 6, 2024 17:47 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I enjoy that the magic fades as the fruit fades. That makes sense. :D

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Feb 6, 2024 22:02 by E. Christopher Clark

Awesome! Thanks. I'm having a lot of fun with this format that Janet kinda suggested on stream. Coming up with costs and limitations for each thing has really been helping me solidify what makes them special.

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Feb 7, 2024 02:09 by jyliet of the house

The downright nefarious! Your prose is crisp and delightful. :)

Feb 7, 2024 11:38 by E. Christopher Clark

Aw, thank you. I'm having fun with these.

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Feb 13, 2024 17:37 by Chris L

I like how you're using Janet's triangle on these!


For your consideration, my submissions for the WorldAnvil Worldbuilding Awards 2024. (I've also included some of my favorites other worldbuilders.)

Feb 13, 2024 22:36 by E. Christopher Clark

Thank you! I think that's the only way I've been able to keep focused and get them done. Otherwise, with writing items in the past, I tended to get carried away or so overwhelmed that I didn't even start.

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