The fog’s rolling in and it’s been a long day of travel. The countryside would be much nicer if it wasn’t for the fact the sun barely pierces through the clouds, the locals look grey and depressed, an unnatural force seems to linger in the air. All isn’t as it seems. Up the road from the Inn you booked for the night, a cozy cottage holds a sign stating “Rare and Magnificent Antiques and Wares.” Your curiosity piqued, you decide to go in. At the counter, a hunched over figure in dusty garb greets you. As he prepares to speak, he also beckons you to a back room. Here lies a collection of dark and abominable additions to his collection.
Welcome! Please, peruse! I know a discerning group of clever treasure hunters when I see them! I encourage onlookers to become properly acquainted with their purchases, before everything is set in stone. We have incredible wares from all corners of the world, even worlds beyond our own. From artifacts of dread cults to supposedly cursed crafts. Pay no mind to the strong storms and green tinged fog outside, that’s normal weather for these parts. Of course, you’re safe within the confines of my shop… so long as you purchase something. If you need anything explained or elaborated upon, I would be happy to do so. Just be warned of one thing, all purchases are final! Once we part with an artifact, it becomes your problem, hehe.
Author’s Note: Welcome back to another installment of Bizarre Bazaar, in which I craft a whole bunch of thematic magical items. This time around, it’s items for my Gothic and Gaslamp theme. We have a few Weird West, Steampunk and Weird Fiction items thrown in for good measure. Also, this post is a collaboration with Bound-Incubus. A big thanks goes out to him for the awesome ideas as well as helping me with designing some of the items. Also, please pardon posting a bit later than usual. I wanted transition back to posting on the weekends anyway. Also, keeping with the gothic theme, many of the magic items are cursed, with a foreboding side effect to their boons. Without further ado, please enjoy my largest collection of items for Bizarre Bazaar yet!