[LMB] Spirit Ring, Chapter 3 - magic devices

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 15:50:11 BST 2021

When you have a whole lot of djinn to bind, and you start running out of
medallions and rings and crowns, you start picking up toothbrushes.
Staplers.  Oil lamps.

One of the points of such objects is the contrast between the normality and
mundanity of the items, and the power they grant.  The ring in Aladdin is
plain, unadorned, and brass IIRC.  It's jewelry of the sort worn by poorer
merchants.  The lamp is metal, and thus better quality than clay, but it's
otherwise unremarkable.

Matt G.

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