Inconvenient Suitcase

Due to a botched Rune during the enchanting process, this suitcase will expand to fit anything placed inside but weighs twice the sum of the weight of its contents.

Mechanics & Inner Workings

The suitcase itself appears fairly ordinary from the outside: faux dragon leather, dyed an ordinary dark brown, with a pair of combination locked latches to either side of the sturdy handle and a separate hidden keyed latch in the center.   Upon opening the suitcase it, too, appears ordinary. A simple fabric covers the wood frame, with a simple pocket in the lid to allow additional storage of documents. Peeling back the fabric liner reveals a series of runes scratched into the wood of the frame, rough and hesitant as if results of a practice lesson in enchantment.   It is only when attempting to store items in the suitcase that its true nature is revealed to those without a firm grasp on the carved runes. The suitcase seems to slowly expand to allow the storage of any item placed within, provided it can pass through the opening of the case. The bottom continues to sink downward within as the case is filled, without any apparent change to the outer casing. Everything placed within the case fits, easily and neatly, with no straining to close the latches.   Attempts to move the suitcase afterwards reveal a second truth, as the case become heavier than its contents. Twice as heavy, in fact. Rune mastery is a delicate art, and this inconvenient suitcase stands witness to a student's valuable lesson on attention to detail.
Item type
Miscellaneous
Related Technologies
Weight
6 lbs (empty)
Dimensions
18 in x 13 in x 6 in
Raw materials & Components
This suitcase consists of nondescript faux dragon leather, stretched across a wooden frame carved with clumsy runes.


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Eternal Sage AmélieIS
Amélie I. S. Debruyne
1 Jun, 2021 16:50

I love the conclusion of the article "Rune mastery is a delicate art, and this inconvenient suitcase stands witness to a student's valuable lesson on attention to detail." :D

To see what I am up to, my latest article is a choose-your-own-adventure story featuring a job interview to become one of the Dark Lord's evil minions :D
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