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Barbarian Week: Barbaric Magic Items!

These are some new homebrew magic items that work especially well for the barbarians in your D&D group! Happy barbarian week, everyone! (I tried to stay away from straight-up weapons, opting for things that either work off of a barbarian’s rage ability, play to a barbarian’s strengths, or give more HP rather than AC)


Cleaving Weapon

Rare, any slashing weapon

Such weapons have a thick blade, almost like a guillotine. They are outfitted with heavy duty iron chains grafted to the blade and hooked onto the haft or hilt. After killing an enemy with a Cleaving Weapon, you can make an additional free melee attack with it against an adjacent enemy at a -5 penalty to attack.

Greater Cleaving Weapon

Very Rare, any slashing weapon

After killing an enemy with a Greater Cleaving Weapon, you can make an additional free melee attack with it against an adjacent enemy at a -2 penalty to attack.

Karmic Weapon

Very Rare, any melee weapon, requires attunement

This weapon usually has a hand guard with wicked bone spines jutting out of it. Its hilt or haft is wrapped with stingray skin leather. Whenever a creature successfully lands a melee attack against you, if that creature is in your threatened area, you may use your reaction to make a melee attack against that creature with your Karmic Weapon.

Mask of Focused Fury

Uncommon, head, requires attunement by a barbarian

This mask is a magically treated elk skull. It does not have antlers but streams of fire jet out of the two spots where antlers would normally go, and only while the wearer is raging. While enraged, if you are attuned to this mask and are subjected to a WIS saving throw, you may end your rage early using your reaction to gain a bonus on the saving throw equal to your proficiency modifier. Once you use this item, it cannot be used again until you finish a long rest.

Helm of the Mad Gods

Very Rare, head, requires attunement by a barbarian

This spangenhelm looks to be magically shaped several strips of metal twisted together. The rivets seem to shift like metallic eyes. While raging, roll an additional damage die whenever you roll for damage. The target of each of your attacks is determined randomly. Only creatures within a radius equal to your movement speed centered on you are eligible to be attacked, and you will move if necessary to attempt to attack such creatures. If there is only one creature within this range you have a 25% chance to attack at imaginary enemies, completely ignoring other creatures for that round. This does not end your rage prematurely.

Torc of Restoration

Rare, arm, requires attunement by a barbarian

This armband of woven gold can be used once a day as a bonus action to remove a condition currently afflicting you or else heal you for 4d4+4 HP. Using this ability expends one daily use of your rage.

Sash of Ceaseless Furor

Uncommon, waist, requires attunement

This woolen cloth belt is red with an orange pattern that looks like dragon scales. You may use this sash to enter a barbarian rage for one minute once per day as a free action. If you are a barbarian, this rage lasts for two minutes instead and expends a use of your rage as normal.

Maul of Havoc

Rare, any martial bludgeoning weapon, requires attunement by a barbarian

Most Mauls of Havoc are blessed by Kord and are made of a heavy metal with his holy symbol somewhere prominent on the business end. The weapon always proves to be a lot heavier than it looks. It is actually testing its potential wielders, becoming lighter for those that can successfully lift it. This weapon is treated as a +1 magic weapon. You can expend a daily use of your rage ability to deal a bonus 6d10 force damage when attacking an unattended, nonmagical object.

Oil of Blunting Blows

Rare, oil

This thick paste is an ocher color with green flecks in it. It smells strongly of troll sweat. When you apply this oil to your skin, a process taking about one minute, you gain 30 temporary hit points that fade after two hours or after you have taken over 30 damage.

Harness of the Boar

Very Rare, torso, requires attunement by a barbarian

These mystic leather straps and belts are inscribed with pictographs from some lost civilization. While wearing the harness, if you are reduced to zero HP during a rage, you continue to fight. However, you must attack the nearest creature each round, even if it is an ally. If there is more than one possible target, you must roll randomly. You continue to roll a Death saving throw each round as you normally would while at 0 HP. If you stabilize, you gain one level of exhaustion and fall unconscious.

Rings of Shared Temper

Rare, finger, requires attunement by two creatures.

This pair of rings come clasped together. They each look like two pieces of Arborean wood woven together, either grown that way or through magical means. While two creatures are each wearing one of these two rings and are attuned to them, they empathically share their strongest emotions. One wearer can make an Insight check against the other’s CHA check to determine how the other is feeling at any given moment. Strong emotions may not require a check at the discretion of the DM. Most notably, when a barbarian attuned to one ring enters a rage while another creature is wearing and attuned to the other ring, that creature also enters a rage. The creature may attempt a DC 16 WIS saving throw to resist the effect.

Vest of the Owlbear

Very Rare, torso, requires attunement

This thick vest has large feathers on the openings for the arms and head and is fitted with bone clasps. A creature wearing this owlbear leather vest has their maximum hit point total increased by 15. Once per day, the wearer can cast Enhance Ability on themselves, choosing Bear’s Endurance.

Blade of the Falling Star

Legendary, requires attunement

This sword is a wide, rectangular blade with a thick barbed point facing the enemy. Upon it is engraved the epic tale of a celestial that fell from the heavens to the material plane to offer their guidance in times of dire need. When you speak the celestial’s name, it shimmers a baby blue. This weapon is treated as a +2 greatsword. A creature attuned to this weapon deals +2d4 Radiant damage on attacks with the weapon while they have less than half of their maximum hit point total.

Emblem of Fire

Very Rare, chest, requires attunement by a barbarian

This golden brooch is emblazoned with rubies cut to look like fire. When you enter a rage, the rubies glow hot and red. You may use a bonus action to cast Fire Shield on yourself.

Gauntlets of Titangrip

Rare, hands, requires attunement

These hefty mitts are made of a secret gray dwarven iron and are carved with runes on the backhand and palms. The knuckles are embellished with stout talons. When you grapple a creature that is at least one size category larger than you, they cannot choose to automatically escape your grapple. When grappling a creature that is equal to your size category, you gain +2 to the roll.

(Warning: Cursing in Video)

WELL GOSH DARN IT WEISS AND RUBY SORRY I CAN’T DRAW RIGHT

I’m sorry I’m just salty today. I’m usually not like this. Honest. These are my moments that I have when I’m tired or drained of energy.

That Damned Cape of Hers

Hiya all! I’ve had this fic idea rattling around my head for a while now and finally managed to get it out. Its another White Rose piece, and I hope you guys like it!

I’d also like to give another shout out to @weissrose as my inspiration for writing this. His amazing RWBY fanfics are awesome and the highlight of my day. 

Anyways, this fic is featured around the idea that there were four times Weiss could distinctly remember hating Ruby’s cape, and one time she couldn’t.

Enjoy! :D

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“And Knight? There’s a promotion for you riding on the results of these orders, so don’t disappoint me.”

“I’m the goddamned fleet commander of the entire US Coast Guard, what makes you think your two-bit promotion means a goddamned thing to me?”

I think ‘Hit the Diamond’ really put into perspective just how HURT Sapphire was about Pearl’s betrayal in ‘Cry for Help’ and how she acted in ‘Keystone Motel’

In all the previous episodes with Sapphire in them, we see her as this very serious, stoic individual with this permeating sense of calm. With episode’s like ‘The Answer, we see her as a bit more talkative and a bit more happy, but she was still very mellow in those regards.

In Keystone Motel, she was almost literally a block of ice. cold, a tad standoffish. Not really expressive in any sense. It wasn’t until she has her little breakdown that she started to come back to her normal self, letting slip some giggles and laughs because of Ruby cheering her up

Now, in Hit the Diamond, she WAS able to calm Ruby down a lot but she ALSO played along with her. She was giggly and happy and was just having so much fun with Ruby that she was actually DETRIMENTAL to their whole plan. They were such goofy flirts together and Sapphire was just an extremely nice and kind person, not cold or stoic in any way.

So that just SHOWS you how HURT she was in that situation with Pearl. The line ‘Can’t you see? I’m completely engulfed with Rage.’ could have been written off as a joke like ‘haha you have no expression tho’ BUT THATS THE POINT. Her having no expression or emotion IS her version of Rage, and Ruby knew that and that’s why she said ‘Well, it doesn’t FEEL like it!’. Because Ruby can SEE that Sapphire isn’t expressing her discomfort so she KNOWS she’s upset, however, Ruby also knows that Sapphire is very emotive too. So Sapphire pretending like she’s NOT feeling anything is what’s driving Ruby up the wall the entire episode because Ruby KNOWS her, and knows that this isn’t like her.

I dunno, I just found it super interesting that we can now see Sapphire as her true self, not this stoic person to Ruby’s passionate one, but to this happy and kind individual that MATCHES Ruby’s passion just as much, but in a different way

Can I Make It Up To You?

Garnet walks out of the surf spent and soaking, water rolling off of her in small waves and beading on her brow. She’s been gone all day, bubbling splintered gem bits at the bottom of the ocean. She nearly split when she saw some of the ones that had been forced to fuse.

She couldn’t let homeworld experiment with them anymore, it was – it was fusion! That should be enough of a reason for anyone.

“It was fusion,” Garnet whispers, a small pang of pain nagging at her as she thinks of Pearl. How Pearl deliberately tricked her into fusing, simply because it made her feel stronger. It makes her ache to think that was the only reason; she feels it keenly as Ruby rages, and as Sapphire tempers her flame. She winces almost imperceptibly – to any outsider it would’ve been a facial twitch.

Sand catches between her toes, the small grains making their ephemeral home there as she slopes back up to the small wooden house that abucks the temple. Garnet stands with her hand on the splintering railing for a moment, hesitating before slowly making her way up the stairs. The porch is bathed in moonlight, cool, silver; she, too, is soon enveloped by the glow, if only for a moment.

The first thing the fusion sees when she walks in the door is another glow, a bluish one, projecting from the couch. No, not from the couch, she realises as she steps closer. From Pearl. Or more specifically, her gem. Garnet knows she should wake her up, but something catches her eye that makes her hesitate.

The holo-pearl in her dream is on her knees, her fragile upper body folded over on her them, head held in her hands. There are tears dripping onto the ground from between her fingers. Garnet sees a monochrome version of herself standing over her, hands on hips, a furious, disapproving look on her face.

“You are no better than them,” she hears herself say over the quiet whimpers and gasps of the smaller gem. “I never expected this of you, but I s'pose you always were a weak gem. Always a pearl.”

Garnet feels like she’s been destabilised a million times over, feels like she wants to shrink into her respective gems and hide away. She shouldn’t be seeing this.

“I’m so sorry, Garnet, I’m trying!” Looking up again she finds the dream pearl and the sleeping gem next to her speaking in unison. Hot tears are rolling down her flushed teal cheeks, dripping onto the pillow under her head in silence. “I’m trying to find Peridot! I’m trying to make it up to you!”

The hologram flickered and went out, Pearl’s eyelashes fluttering, still in a half dream state. “Not enough – never enough – never will be enough.”

Garnet shook Pearl’s shoulder, kneeling next to the couch. The smaller gem’s eyes opened wide, moving away from the fusion slightly. “Pearl,” Garnet began, her hand still on Pearl’s arm, “I know a lot has passed between us. I’m not saying that what happened was okay, and I’m not saying that I’m not still upset about it. I am. But you need to stop beating yourself up about it. I’m trying to move on, Pearl. You should too.”

Garnet was standing up to leave when Pearl’s hand caught the tips of her fingers, shaking slightly. “Garnet, fusing with you .. wasn’t just about becoming stronger. I felt so confident, I felt so … loved. Loved in a way that I haven’t been familiar with, but always wanted to be. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you before, I don’t know why you would care to know now. I’m just a pearl.”

The fusion’s stomach drops. Pearl liked her? How long had she repressed emotions for the dainty sword fighter? Definitely since before Rose died. It had been part of the reason why she couldn’t forgive Pearl for months. Because she thought she had felt that overwhelming love coming from Pearl too, only to be told that she was mistaken.

“Pearl I -” she begins, “you know why you felt that when we were fused. I’ve never been very discreet with my emotions when I share a consciousness with anyone, let alone someone I feel so –” Garnet inhales sharply, taking Pearl’s hands in her own. A small, pained grin graces her lips. She was never good with words. “Can I kiss you?” She asks instead.

“Only if you’re sure,” Pearl replies quietly, tears running down her face. Her eyes shine as she looks at Garnet, star clusters pooling on her bottom lids, spilling over to create the comets racing across her cheeks.

The moment their lips touch is timid, awkward even, just sharing each other’s air for a moment before the fusion cradles Pearl’s cheeks in her maroon hands and fully presses their mouths together. Ever so slowly she pulls away, pressing their foreheads together as they do at the end of their dance, and looks Pearl in the eyes. “You felt loved because you are loved. By Steven and Amethyst … and by me.” Garnet rubs her thumb under Pearl’s eyes, catching the lingering tears there, and presses her lips to Pearl’s once more. Reassurance, love, unadulterated joy. Emotions she hasn’t felt in months, all flowing through her like a current of electricity.

The next morning Amethyst finds Garnet lying on her back on the couch. A blanket is pulled over Pearl, who is dozing with her head tucked into the crook of Garnet’s neck; the fusion’s arm is curled around the smaller gem.

“It’s about time,” She murmurs.

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cries so me and my friend Chrissy (dorkyreindeer) made a Steven Universe AU where literally everything is the same but the characters are replaced with youtubers like we spent 20 mins trying to come up with a list!

so i drew fanart of course, cause i had to, the first thing i drew was Markinet (lmao) and then ariny and dannyipphire??? (im bad at names shut up)

anyways so the list is this:

Markiplier: Garnet
Arin/Danny: Ruby/Sapphire
Pewdiepie: Peridot
Tobuscus: Steven
Rhett/Link: Greg/Rose
Cr1tikal: Buck Dewey
Joel: Jenny
Vinny: Sour Cream
Jontron: Ametheyst
Cryaotic: Connie
Michael: Lars
Gavin: Sadie
JacksFilms: Lapis
Game Theorist: Ronaldo
Vanoss: Sugilite
Minx: Jasper
PBG: Mayor Dewey
Mortem3r: Stevonnie
Nash Grier: Onion
SwimmingBird: Pearl
Bob: Opal
Wade: Uncle Grandpa
JackCepticEye: Malachite