Ferryman’s Robes | E. Christopher Clark

Ferryman’s Robes

The Ferryman’s Robes are a cursed set of garments worn by the Ferryman in the Clarkwoods Literary Universe.

 

Construction

The robes were crafted from the wool of a black sheep and designed to be as uncomfortable as possible. Even before a wearer understands the supernatural nature of the garments, they are aware of how sticky, clingy, and itchy the fabric feels against the skin.

 

Abilities

The robes protect the wearer from regular, prolonged exposure to the Veil of the World, the waters of The River Without End, and the Undercurrent. They stop the wearer’s natural aging process, eliminate any need for sustenance or sleep, and render the wearer immune to any and all communicable diseases.

 

Cost

The wearer may carry nothing that wasn't already on their person at the moment they accepted the robes. They may not move further than five feet from Bateau de la Mort. And they may not remove the robes until they have convinced another living, sapient being to carry them.

 

Upon removing the robes, the aging process begins anew, the now former wearer finds themselves insatiably hungry, and their skin is marked with enormous red welts from where the robes clung to them throughout the duration of their service.

 

Limitations

The robes will not stop a third party from killing their wearer. However, in the event that their wearer is killed, they will immediately bond with the killer and force said person into service.

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Item type
Clothing / Accessory

Comments

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Feb 13, 2024 02:46 by jyliet of the house

I'm hypersensitive to clothing textures and this makes my skin crawl just thinking about what it'd be like to touch them. Gross!

Feb 13, 2024 11:19 by E. Christopher Clark

Yeah, I was building upon some details I'd written into my short story "The Price" and my novel The Elixir of Denial, but even I got grossed out by how far my brain wanted to take this.

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Feb 15, 2024 11:11 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Ew, sticky. No thank you. They can stay far away from me.

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Feb 15, 2024 11:41 by E. Christopher Clark

Yeah, they creep me out. I both love and hate when I do that while writing.

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Feb 15, 2024 11:48 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Best part of writing is inducing feelings in yourself, for sure. Also making people cry.

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Feb 15, 2024 14:00 by Chris L

Got to the end before I realized that this was the entry for "sticky" and that makes it SO much worse!


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Feb 15, 2024 15:40 by E. Christopher Clark

Yeah, I guess I could've used sticky for the bass or the belt instead. ;-P

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Feb 15, 2024 19:56 by Chris L

oh no, sticky def fits!


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