I was asked by Kitty Dorkling to produce a table of trinkets suitable for a rogue who is a dressmaker and sex worker. Kitty is part of the cast of The Mortal Path, my favourite actual play podcast, and it was an honour to write these items for her. This table also pushed me well outside my comfort zone, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I highly recommend checking out The Mortal Path, as well as reading their GM Yubi’s guest post on this site about running a game for an audience.
Feel free to use these items in your game, and be sure to let me know if you do!
- A delicate glass vial stopped with a crystalised rosebud, containing perfume bought for you by a client who particularly admires you.
- A set of lightweight manacles, cushioned with soft leather and linked by a fine chain plated in low-carat gold. Though they lock like normal manacles, a small hidden catch on each cuff allows quick release without the need of a key.
- A slim hair clip made of porcelain, lacquered in a deep red varnish and painted with delicate golden flowers. A small double-edged blade hides within it, and can be removed without needing to take the clip out of your hair.
- A pair of black lace thigh garters threaded through with strong wire that allows them to function as garrottes.
- A compact powder pot made of bamboo, with strong magnets in the lid and base that seal it tight. It holds a cake of deep red powder that appears to be simple pigment but is actually a strong contact poison that can be brushed onto the skin of the victim.
- A small glass pot containing what appears to be shimmering, opalescent eyeshadow. On closer inspection this is actually finely ground glass that will shred the skin of anybody who touches it.
- A long roll of ribbon marked off with measurements that appears to be a simple measuring tape. It is reinforced with a core of coiled wire that can easily support your weight, allowing it to be used as a rope if necessary.
- This sturdy leather case contains a set of lockpicks disguised as different sized needles, along with a small pair of scissors with serrated edges that function as a tension bar to go with the picks.
If you’d like your own table of trinkets, drop me a tip on Ko-Fi and give me a theme to work with!