1d20 Dragon Sorceror Trinkets
Recently I’ve begun writing trinket tables in exchange for tips on Ko-Fi.
@leannipop requested trinkets for “a human sorcerer who got her magic from a white dragon. She is a sage and a professor at the local university”.
Feel free to use these trinkets in your own games – and if you do, I’d love to hear about it!
1d20 Dragon Sorcerer Trinkets
- A small leather-bound journal that you used to chart your experiments with magic when your abilities first manifested. The writings contained within writhe on the pages, seeming to change every time they are looked at, and nobody but you can make them sit still enough to be read.
- A delicate porcelain mask that covers the upper half of the face only, moulded and painted to look like a dragon.
- A flat pendant of some unidentified white stone, carved into the rough shape of a fang. It is perfectly smooth to the touch and heavier than it appears.
- A fist-sized teardrop of glass. It contains a flame that flickers softly to itself and never goes out. If the glass is broken you are sure the flame would vanish.
- A broken shard of mirror that you keep wrapped in a thick waxed cloth. The reflection it shows you is oddly disjointed and looks like a much older version of yourself. You do not know if what it shows is true.
- The scale of a white dragon, contained in a simple leather case with a thick thong so it can be worn around your neck. The front of the case is embossed with a single draconic rune, the name of the dragon who the scale comes from.
- A piece of white quartz carved in the shape of a dragon’s tooth. It is always cold to the touch.
- A glass vial sealed with a frosted glass stopper. It contains foggy, icy air that is constantly swirling and radiates cold. This is bottled cold breath from a white dragon, though there is not enough of it to hurt anyone. If the bottle is opened the breath will escape and dissipate.
- A white leather coin purse containing a dragon’s claw that has been split perfectly in two.
- A palm-sized shard of ice that never melts.
- A well-worn piece of parchment that has obviously been read many times. It contains a note from a favoured student thanking you for all that you taught them.
- A simple scroll case embossed with the insignia of the university or institute that you studied at. It contains certificates of merit, proof of your qualifications, and written references from tutors and colleagues.
- A library book that you never got around to returning. It gives a brief history of notable chromatic dragons over the past few centuries, and you were using it to try and trace your lineage. Some day you will return it.
- A long brass key with a fine chain, kept in a worn red velvet pouch. It opens a secret compartment in the desk that sat in your office when you were a professor.
- A fine black gown designed to be worn over normal clothes, worn during formal dinners and ceremonies at the university where you were tenured.
- A small wooden box with a brass handle that from the outside appears to be a plain music box. Inside it contains a miniature map of the planes that rotates when you turn the handle.
- A pocket-sized notebook sealed with a padlock almost as big as the book itself. This contains secret notes on your specialist field of research, written in a code only you can decipher.
- A long roll of parchment that has been treated with a minor magic to prevent it deteriorating from heavy use. It contains a long list of books and manuscripts that you are seeking or intend to read, with those you have managed to find crossed out. You add to the list regularly.
- A very fine quill pen with replaceable brass nibs and a slim leather pouch to store it in.
- A handbill taken from a notice board in a city you passed through early on your journey out into the world. It contains details of the opening of a new exhibit of ancient artifacts.
If you want your own table of trinkets, drop me a tip on Ko-Fi!
Image Credit: Jason fighting with the dragon. Etching by S. Rosa. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)