Josh Gordon 3 years ago
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@ -24,3 +24,5 @@ Yep, this box was intentionally designed to wreck all economies. Sorry, not sorr
Someone in canon had, in fact, already been doing this. A little while after Froebelius hears about Knorr and its promises from Gwynn, he manages to steal one of these beauties and use it to, uh, "stock up the treasury". He's discreet and careful enough about it that it doesn't hyperinflate Antioch's currency, but it does help in that it means he (or his parliament) can carefully control inflation without worrying about how much gold they're mining (which is absolutely none). Froebelius spins some tales about a trade agreement with the dwarves in public; in private, he tells Helen about it, and uses it to supplement the resources of the Temple there, especially for the very expensive components needed for things like creating holy water, Hallowing, and, of course, Resurrection (and varieties). The clever wizard tries to make a few duplicate orbs as well, quickly determining that it doesn't work like that.
In C2, the party discovers this one "hidden in plain sight" in the archive at the Mage College, and lift it from an unsuspecting archivist. When they discover what it can be used for, predictable amounts of hell break loose.
This box is almost assuredly inspired by the cardboard box "Duplicator" in a Calvin and Hobbes arc (except Calvin's clones creatures, so to speak). Stay tuned for the Transmogrifier--the alchemist and transmutation wizard's best friend.