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14th Apr '16 6:20:41 AM jormis29
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--> ''One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,''
--> ''One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them''
-->-- ''TheLordOfTheRings''

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--> ''One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,''
--> ''One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them''
-->-- ''TheLordOfTheRings''
13th Apr '16 7:24:36 AM CobraPrime
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--> ''One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,''
--> ''One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them''
-->-- ''TheLordOfTheRings''
21st Dec '15 11:19:43 AM VVK
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Artifacts are common in the {{fantasy}} genre, where their power is usually derived from supernatural sources. The tools and weapons of the gods are textbook examples of artifacts, as are certain religious relics. Supremely powerful instruments of mortal magic -- usually described as extremely dangerous or difficult to create, or made by long-forgotten means, in order to explain their scarcity-- are another type of artifact.

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Artifacts are common in the {{fantasy}} genre, where their power is usually derived from supernatural sources. The tools and weapons of the gods are textbook examples of artifacts, as are certain religious relics. Supremely powerful instruments of mortal magic -- usually described as extremely dangerous or difficult to create, or made by long-forgotten means, in order to explain their scarcity-- scarcity -- are another type of artifact.
21st Dec '15 11:18:58 AM VVK
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While any tool could be said to "bestow abilities on its user," an artifact is no mere tool. An artifact is both rare and extraordinary, and the abilities it grants are beyond-- often ''far'' beyond-- the scope of the technology available in the story. Artifacts are also invariably old-- the older, the better. Newly invented super-science devices, no matter how awesome, would not usually be called artifacts.

Some artifacts are not tools, and don't need to be actively used-- they influence the world by their very existence. This tends to be true more of {{curse}}d artifacts, which bring bad luck or worse to their owners.

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While any tool could be said to "bestow abilities on its user," an artifact is no mere tool. An artifact is both rare and extraordinary, and the abilities it grants are beyond-- beyond -- often ''far'' beyond-- beyond -- the scope of the technology available in the story. Artifacts are also invariably old-- old -- the older, the better. Newly invented super-science devices, no matter how awesome, would not usually be called artifacts.

Some artifacts are not tools, and don't need to be actively used-- used -- they influence the world by their very existence. This tends to be true more of {{curse}}d artifacts, which bring bad luck or worse to their owners.



Artifacts are common in the {{fantasy}} genre, where their power is usually derived from supernatural sources. The tools and weapons of the gods are textbook examples of artifacts, as are certain religious relics. Supremely powerful instruments of mortal magic-- usually described as extremely dangerous or difficult to create, or made by long-forgotten means, in order to explain their scarcity-- are another type of artifact.

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Artifacts are common in the {{fantasy}} genre, where their power is usually derived from supernatural sources. The tools and weapons of the gods are textbook examples of artifacts, as are certain religious relics. Supremely powerful instruments of mortal magic-- magic -- usually described as extremely dangerous or difficult to create, or made by long-forgotten means, in order to explain their scarcity-- are another type of artifact.
31st Mar '15 12:32:13 AM jormis29
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Most of the time, artifacts are also unique. That is, while a story may have many artifacts, each one will be the only one of it's kind: there is only one {{Excalibur}}, one Gáe Bulg, and one Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi.

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Most of the time, artifacts are also unique. That is, while a story may have many artifacts, each one will be the only one of it's kind: there is only one {{Excalibur}}, one Gáe Bulg, and one Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi.
[[{{Kusanagi}} Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi]].
14th Feb '15 10:13:12 PM poi99
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14th Feb '15 10:12:13 PM poi99
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See Also: ArtifactCollectionAgency, ImportedAlienPhlebotinum and SetBonus. Individual artifacts are listed under the appropriate subtropes.


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[[AC: Related]]:
* ArtifactCollectionAgency
* ImportedAlienPhlebotinum
* SetBonus
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1st Jan '15 1:54:28 AM BlackTemplar
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* ArtifactDomination
1st Sep '13 11:13:44 AM Tallens
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Because of their special powers, artifacts are often widely sought-after, making them a classic form of MacGuffin. The AdventurerArchaeologist in particular, spends about 99.2% of his time (onscreen) looking for them. The AncientOrderProtectors will sometimes be protecting them.

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Because of their special powers, artifacts are often widely sought-after, making them a classic form of MacGuffin. The AdventurerArchaeologist in particular, spends about 99.2% of his time (onscreen) looking for them. The AncientOrderProtectors AncientOrderOfProtectors will sometimes be protecting them.
1st Sep '13 11:12:53 AM Tallens
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Because of their special powers, artifacts are often widely sought-after, making them a classic form of MacGuffin. The AdventurerArchaeologist in particular, spends about 99.2% of his time (onscreen) looking for them.

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Because of their special powers, artifacts are often widely sought-after, making them a classic form of MacGuffin. The AdventurerArchaeologist in particular, spends about 99.2% of his time (onscreen) looking for them.
them. The AncientOrderProtectors will sometimes be protecting them.
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