Nose Ring of Governmental Facility

Nose Ring of Governmental Facility
Item
When you wear this nose ring, any interactions you have with government officials of any kind will be positive. They will be favorably disposed towards you, polite, friendly, and they will generally believe what you tell them. They will be as helpful as they are able without breaking rules. (Sometimes, they’ll even break rules for you. Usually not big ones, though.) However, they won’t stick their necks out too far for you. The Nose Ring of Governmental Facility only goes so far. It won’t magically make everything go your way in your dealings with government officials, but the interactions will be friendly, and they will genuinely try to help you.

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Laundry Conveyor

Laundry Conveyor
Item
This is a set of two items, actually. A clothes basket, and a dirty clothes hamper. Often these match and are visibly a set, but not always. Any set of clothes basket and hamper can be enchanted into a Laundry Conveyor, hence, Laundry Conveyors can look like any clothes basket and hamper. Maybe that was too many words for that idea. At any rate, let’s move on to the next paragraph and talk about what the Laundry Conveyor does.

It’s quite simple, really. Any laundry item that is placed in the hamper disappears, and shows up clean and folded in the bottom of the clothes basket a few seconds later. If there were already items in the clothes basket, the new items appear beneath them, pushing everything up as needed. The magic does what it can to keep the stack of laundry spread out and not piling up into one teetering spire of clean folded garments.

Basically, a dirty item placed in the hamper shows up in the clothes basket ready to wear in a matter of seconds. You don’t really need to talk this one up; people are usually pretty quickly on board. There are always questions, though.

What about delicates?
What about dry-clean?
What about ironing?

To which I can only say, “Shhh…” and then explain in the next paragraphs.

It’ll do delicates. However, the delicates might not do so well being pushed up under other clothes. Best to have the clothes basket empty, and do your delicates one at a time.

It’ll do dry-clean. It used to be an add-on you could get separately, but now it’s just included in most enchantments. Yes, your dry clean items will clean perfectly fine in the Laundry Conveyor. If it has the capability. It’ll say in the contract whether it has it or not. If you don’t have the contract, you can take it to a magic shop and they’ll be able to tell you. Usually for a fee.

It won’t do ironing. But there’s magic to keep the clothes as wrinkle-free as possible, so ironing isn’t usually needed. If you want steam creases and shit, yeah, you’ll have to get the iron out. But that was true whether or not the item was cleaned on the Laundry Conveyor.

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Pain Shower

Pain Shower
Item
This is a small, colorful, jeweled doohickey. It will stick to most surfaces, and won’t come off until you pull it off again. Place the doohickey somewhere in your shower stall, and when you get under the water, it will wash physical pain away. Internal pain, external pain, all the same. Under the incredibly soothing waters of the pain shower, you will feel relief from all discomfort and pain. There are no side effects.

The water will make you clean, also, like any normal shower. When you get out of the shower, you will be pain-free for a while, and then the pain will slowly return over the course of a few hours. At any point, you may take another pain shower and enjoy the same relief.

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Dishrag

Dishrag
Item
This magical dishrag lends itself to the task at hand. When you grope for it in the sink, it is always there. Furthermore, when you find it, it is always in a good configuration and orientation for doing whatever it is you are about to do. Washing a plate? You’ll find it spread out and ready to spread over the plate’s surface. Washing a glass? You’ll find it wadded up in a perfect size and shape to fit into the glass to wash it. Those are just two examples out of basically unlimited possibilities. And you don’t have to think about it. Just wash the dishes and do your thing, and the dishrag will make your task go more smoothly.

Appearance-wise, any dishrag can be enchanted in this way, so, like their mundane counterparts, a magical dishrag can be any combination of materials and colors, patterns, etc. A magical dishrag will never become stained or moldy. It won’t wear out from regular use, but it can be deliberately destroyed.

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Corrected Vision

Corrected Vision
Spell
Cast this spell on yourself or another target with eyes. Magical fields take their place in front of the eyes of the target, and will correct the target’s vision to 20/20 vision. These fields magically bend the light to achieve their end. They cannot be touched or seen or felt on the eyes, and they don’t interfere with any activity around the eyes. If you put in eyedrops, for example, the vision correction will not block their progress onto your cornea. The corrective fields move perfectly with your eyes, regardless of where and at what rate of speed you are moving.

You can have only one set of Corrected Vision going at a time. It goes away when the target dies, or you can dismiss the current one whenever you want, and it disappears without so much as a poof. If you try to cast it again while the first one hasn’t been dismissed, the spell fizzles. Dismiss the original and try again. You don’t have to be anywhere near the instance of Corrected Vision in order to dismiss it. (This only really applies when you cast the Corrected Vision on someone other than yourself.) If you are the one who cast it, you’ll be able to feel its signature in the waves of magic that move through the universe, and dismiss it no matter where the target is.

Optionally, you can have an illusion of eyeglasses on your face while the spell is in effect, but that’s purely cosmetic. Like the corrective fields themselves, these “eyeglasses” can’t be touched, adjusted, or removed, and they don’t offer any protection or shielding for your eyes whatsoever. The eyeglasses will appear how you want them to. So you can do the Elton John thing if you feel like it, or whatever.

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Solar Battery

Solar Battery
Item
A Solar Battery is a battery that is powered by the sun. Only I don’t mean it’s rechargeable. There’s a magical field inside the battery that acts like a portal to the sun itself, and this (tiny) portal provides the energy the battery uses to power whatever it’s installed in.

Solar batteries come in all the various battery sizes, A, AA, C, D, flat batteries, etc. Larger versions are also used in car batteries and other industrial applications.

If the battery becomes compromised or otherwise sufficiently damaged, the portal will automatically wink out, leaving the inert materials of the battery that can be thrown out with the trash or recycled.

If the battery never gets damaged, it will last and supply power virtually indefinitely. Basically, as long as the Sun is a thing that shines, the solar batteries will continue to harness that energy and provide power to any device they are attached to.

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Plug Socket

Plug Socket
Spell
Cast this spell, and a shimmery panel about the size of an electrical plug socket appears where you specify. Could be on a wall, an object, or even floating in midair. There are no slots or anything, just a smooth flat surface. But you can push the prongs of any electrical plug into the surface, until the body of the plug is flush with the surface. What kind of plug doesn’t matter; it’s a universal outlet. The outlet provides clean power to whatever is plugged into it, regardless of voltage requirements and whatnot. Only one thing may be plugged in at a time, however.

The plug socket lasts until it is dismissed, or you die, whichever happens first. You can actually maintain multiple plug sockets at one time. At any one time you may have a number of active plug sockets less than or equal to the number of complete decades you’ve been alive. So I’m 46 (last day!), so I can maintain up to four plug sockets.

You do not have to be present for the plug socket to do its thing. So you can plug in your fridge, and then your fridge always works even if the power goes down. And you can just forget about that plug socket, and it’ll be there until you die. Also, you can dismiss a plug socket no matter where you are in relation to the plug socket. You can just sort of think about it, and sense the presence of the plug socket wherever it is, and if you want, you can poof it. It’s that easy.

When a plug socket goes away, Anything plugged into it is gently but firmly ejected, and then the plug socket disappears in a whiff of ozone.

Dimming Ritual

Dimming Ritual
Ritual
If you see a screen go dim in preparation for turning off completely, it’s good luck to wake up the screen before it goes black. But only if you’re gonna then use the computer like right then. Don’t waste electricity. That’s bad luck. But if you’re thinking about something or are otherwise distracted while working with a computer, and you see the screen go dim ’cause you’re taking a long time, get in there with that shift key, or move the mouse, or scroll, or whatever you like to do to wake up a screen. You’ll be rewarded with some kind of small good fortune later that day. A particularly good sandwich from the shop, say. If the screen goes black before you can jostle it, you will only get bad luck for that if you believe that you will. So just be careful out there.

But be warned: you can’t artificially create the circumstances and then expect to get good luck for it. We’re talking about waiting for your screen to go dim just to get the good luck. For that, you get bad luck, which is totally the opposite to what you want. It has to be happenstance that you witness a dimming and perform your jostling maneuver to keep it lit. The magic will know the difference.

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Handle

Handle
Spell
Cast this spell on an object. The object now has a handle, placed ergonomically and conveniently as possible for safe and easy moving. Or if you want, you can specify the number, shape, position, and configuration of the handle(s) if you’ve got something special in mind. Simply picture in your mind the result you want and cast the spell. If you don’t give it a picture, the magic does as it sees fit, which is always at least serviceable.

After an hour, the handles will glow for thirty seconds and then disappear. So set the thing down if the handle(s) start to glow, wait for the handles to go away, and cast the spell again. Or the caster can dismiss the handles at any time, and the handles will disappear immediately. Provided that they are not being touched. If a handle is being touched, it will not disappear when it is dismissed; it will wait until it is no longer being touched.

Note that handles disappear when their time is up, even if they are being touched. That’s not really a desirable scenario. Watch for the glowing.

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Disco Ball

Disco Ball
Spell
A disco ball appears, hovering where you designate. Light that is invisible hits the ball from all sides all the time; the light becomes visible when it is reflected off the ball. The ball can be caused to move location at will; you just have to concentrate for a second. The ball can spin in whatever pattern you want. You can change the color of the light, turn it on and off, etc. You can only ever have one disco ball at a time. It stays until dismissed or until you die, whichever happens first.

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