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message 1: by Dustin (last edited Feb 04, 2014 08:20AM) (new)

Dustin (tillos) | 365 comments Reading Libriomancer, I'm curious what items (maps, weapons, artifacts, relics, keepsakes, clothes, accessories, etc) you would pull from a fantasy or sci-fi book to decorate your office, bedroom, or whatever with?

Display or sentimental purposes only, what it does or is worth is completely irrelevant. However it can also be something that you'd be able to pick up, even if the characters don't. (ex: a dragon scale from Temeraire or a coin from Smaug's hoard.)

{Try to avoid something that would hint at spoilers or hide them like Dara did}.

I could fill an a room with Sanderson stuff alone.

1) Steel Inquisitor eye spike. (Mistborn)

2) Vin's Mistcloak and Obsidian Dagger. (Mistborn)

3) Shardplate, Shardblade, Soulcaster and a Gemheart (a small one) (Way of Kings)

4) Bead of Atium, some of those Crystal Kandra bones and a Koloss Sword. (Mistborn)

6) Nightblood (Warbreaker)

7) Wayne's Hat (Alloy of Law)

Some other nicknacks that come to mind.

- The Sigil of The Spider (Lies of Locke Lamora)

- I actually would like a scale from Temeraire and a coin from Smaug's hoard.


message 2: by Dara (last edited Feb 04, 2014 08:13AM) (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2693 comments Ice (ASOIAF).

Vin's Mistcloak (Mistborn)

Commander Shepard's armor and Black Widow sniper rifle (Mass Effect)

All of Shepard's spaceship models (Mass Effect)

(view spoiler) (ASOIAF, book 4 [I think])

Dragnipur (Malazan)

Harry Potter's invisibility cloak

Can probably think of more later.


message 3: by Art (new)

Art | 190 comments I'll have one of those dragon skulls from ASOIAF. They're only lying around getting dusty. Think I would only have room for a small one though :(


message 4: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Preiman | 347 comments I would have a whole list if they hadn't locked all the D&D manuals as they come out.


message 5: by David (new)

David (caddarn) | 40 comments I would have Snaga, the axe of Druss the Legend from David Gemmell's Drenai series...

And when I win the lotto I'll buy it here!

http://www.raven-armoury.co.uk/snaga....


message 6: by Dustin (last edited Feb 04, 2014 10:21AM) (new)

Dustin (tillos) | 365 comments David wrote: "I would have Snaga, the axe of Druss the Legend from David Gemmell's Drenai series...

And when I win the lotto I'll buy it here!


Or you could write an awesome book and win it. Though the Gemmell award might be a little smaller.


message 7: by Alexander (new)

Alexander (technogoth) | 171 comments Excalibur
The Magic Map - I can't remember what its from buts a map that lets you instantly transport to any location on the map.
Three Headed Monkey Statue
The Subtle Knife
Flying Carpet
The Colt
The Flying V
Ryo-Ohki
Thud Board


message 8: by David (last edited Feb 04, 2014 02:47PM) (new)

David (caddarn) | 40 comments Or you could write an awesome book and win it. Though the Gemmell award might be a little smaller."

From what I recall the winner of the Legend award gets a full sized replica... unfortunately I'm not much for writing!


message 9: by Scott (new)

Scott | 312 comments Vera- Firefly
Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from ROTJ
Selene's Death Dealer pistols- Underworld (I actually already have replicas)
Commander Shepard's model ships- Mass Effect
A Black Widow rifle- Mass Effect
Needle- ASOIAF
Hermione Granger's wand- Harry Potter
Kaylee's umbrella- Firefly
Shepard Booke's Bible- Firefly
Wash's dinosaurs- Firefly
Sting- Hobbit/LOTR
Han Solo's blaster pistol
The Scythe- Buffy the Vampire Slayer


message 10: by Jake (new)

Jake m (atticus55) | 23 comments This is a great topic, it just calls to my nerdiness.

First, a wall of swords:
Moralltach and Fragarach (iron druid)
The Sword of Truth
Slayer (kate daniels)
Shard blade (The way of Kings) although it usually vanished when not being used but I'll ignore that

Bob the Skull (Dresden)
A wizards Staff (Dresden)
enchanted leather duster (dresden)
abomination (MHI)
Shard plate (Way of Kings)
Invisibility Cloak (HP)
Mist Cloak (Mistborn)
Shadow cloak (king killer)
Naczal (emperors blades)


message 11: by Bill (new)

Bill | 105 comments Maybe Joffrey Baratheon's mounted head.


message 12: by Craig (new)

Craig Great thread topic! Well, certainly NOT Sauron's ring... don't want the Nazgul kicking down my door.

Eterne, Sir Able's magic sword in Gene Wolfe' Wizard Knight duology.

I wouldn't mind Harry Potter's invisible cloak.

Not sure what else... but again, great idea for a topic.


message 13: by Dharmakirti (new)

Dharmakirti | 942 comments Scott wrote: "Vera- Firefly
Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from ROTJ
Selene's Death Dealer pistols- Underworld (I actually already have replicas)
Commander Shepard's model ships- Mass Effect
A Black Widow rifle- Ma..."


Good list...but more importantly....GO WILD!


message 14: by Thane (new)

Thane | 476 comments King Arthur's Round Table.

The Falcon's 3-d holo-chess board.

The main screen from an Enterprise.

Oh! And an Emergency Medical Hologram so I don't have to go to the doctor ever again.

The picture of Dorian Gray would be an interesting talking piece. But, uh, maybe not staring at me in a bedroom!


message 15: by Jeannette (new)

Jeannette Westlake | 2 comments No one's listed a gom jabbar yet?


message 16: by Scott (new)

Scott | 312 comments Dharmakirti wrote: "Good list...but more importantly....GO WILD! "

Heck yeah!


message 17: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaeldiack) | 96 comments Gandalf's Hat
The One Ring
The black arrow Bard uses to slay Smaug
Han Solo in frozen carbon form


message 18: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Knighton | 158 comments Bill wrote: "Maybe Joffrey Baratheon's mounted head."

You could use it as a dart board for extra satisfaction.

Following last month's reading, I'd currently go for the machete flute from The Einstein Intersection. Not because I can play the flute, not because we have dense jungles to hack through in northern England, not even because I particularly loved the book, but just because I'm really curious about how it looks and works.


message 19: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 6756 comments Mod
Master Sword.


message 20: by David(LA,CA) (new)

David(LA,CA) (davidscharf) | 327 comments First thing that pops into my head would be a small fragment of Death Star wreckage.

Maybe Jean Tannen's Wicked Sisters.

Orcrist. Definitely Orcrist.

I don't know. Looking around me, I already have replicas of most of the items I'd list: Cap's Shield, The Doomhammer, Luke's lightsaber, Colonial Marine Pulse Rifle.


message 21: by Misti (new)

Misti (spookster5) | 474 comments There have been some great suggestions already.

I would pick:

Hermione Granger's time-turner.
A holocron from the Star Wars EU.
The pirate ship in the bottle from the Green Rider Series.

And while not a decoration, I'd want Pickwick from the Thursday Next series, because who wouldn't want a cloned dodo for a pet?


message 22: by Alan (new)

Alan | 534 comments So many awesome things already listed so take it as given that I already lust after many of the things already named:

I'd replace my closet with the wardrobe from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe;
Replace the bed with free fall plates from Larry Niven's Known Universe;
On the wall over the bed, Excalibur crossed with a Light Saber;
The windows to the left of the bed looking out over Coruscant;
The wall on the other side covered with the tapestry from Vance's Dying Earth stories;
On the wall facing the bed, the painting forged by Shai in Sanderson's Novella, The Emperor's Soul and 2 huge bookcases flanking it.
I have to think more about what's in the bookcases because I want to fill them with books that only exist as things mentioned in books I've loved ...


message 23: by Jim (new)

Jim Saul (jjsaul) | 16 comments A Palantir!

And the Arkenstone.


message 24: by John (john) (new)

John (john) (dowdykitchenman) | 130 comments Polly Cradle's bed from Angelmaker.


message 25: by Jim (new)

Jim Saul (jjsaul) | 16 comments The Necronomicon, on a nice non-Euclidean pedestal.


message 26: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaeldiack) | 96 comments The Master Sword - yes! In fact maybe the longclaw also. Great, now I'm nostalgic about Ocarina of Time...


message 27: by Jim (new)

Jim Saul (jjsaul) | 16 comments Oh... and the Silver Tiassa.


message 29: by Anish (new)

Anish | 4 comments A Silmaril!


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