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21st Jan '18 1:07:09 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', when the Hebrews are travelling through the desert after escaping Egypt, they find themselves in need of water. Moses asked God what should be done, and God told Moses to command a rock to crack open and produce water. Moses, however, thought speaking to a rock was stupid, and instead struck the rock with his staff. It still worked, and the rock produced plenty of water for everyone, but God wasn't overly pleased at Moses not following His instructions to the letter.

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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', when the Hebrews are travelling through the desert after escaping Egypt, they find themselves in need of water. Moses asked God what should be done, and God told Moses to command a rock to crack open and produce water. Moses, however, thought speaking to a rock was stupid, and instead struck the rock with his staff. It still worked, and the rock produced plenty of water for everyone, but God wasn't overly pleased at Moses not following His instructions to the letter.
21st Jan '18 1:05:53 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', when the Hebrews are travelling through the desert after escaping Egypt, they find themselves in need of water. Moses asked God what should be done, and God told Moses to command a rock to crack open and produce water. Moses, however, thought speaking to a rock was stupid, and instead struck the rock with his staff. It still worked, and the rock produced plenty of water for everyone, but God wasn't overly pleased at Moses not following His instructions to the letter.
14th Nov '17 10:08:12 PM LordInsane
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** The Imaskari if the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' were masters of dimensional and planar magic, and consequently hit upon their own version of this -- an inverted NoFlowPortal to the Plane of Water (with a function for shutting it off and activating it again). The rock aspect of this trope comes in with that this is ''not'' how portals usually work in D&D (normally they would let creatures but not water through rather than the other way around) and so breaks expectations savvy adventurers would have. The Imaskari did this with air, too.
19th Oct '17 8:30:19 PM johnnye
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This isn't only for rocks, and can fit any object that breaks expectations as a water source. So it shouldn't have bowl, cauldrons, jars, ewers, etc. It started with rocks, because:

Most rocks are basic, run-of-the-mill objects. They're found everywhere on most planets, have little to no intrinsic value, and are about as ordinary as... well, a [[ShapedLikeItself rock]].

Then, there are these. A rock of limitless water is a rock, stone, or other similar object that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin emits a steady stream of water]] from itself. Such an item is generally held as an object of reverence, either from a [[{{God}} deity]], [[CosmicKeystone other mystical force]], or perhaps [[EldritchAbomination something more sinister]]. These [[PlotDevice items]] are generally desired for their otherworldly powers by heroes and villains alike.

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This isn't only for rocks, and can fit any object that breaks expectations as a water source. So it shouldn't have bowl, cauldrons, jars, ewers, etc. It started with rocks, because:

Most rocks are basic, run-of-the-mill objects. They're found everywhere on most planets, have little to no intrinsic value, and are about as ordinary as... well, a [[ShapedLikeItself rock]].

Then, there are these.
A rock Rock of limitless water Limitless Water is a rock, stone, or other similar object that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin emits a steady stream of water]] from itself. Such an item is generally held as an object of reverence, either from a [[{{God}} deity]], [[CosmicKeystone other mystical force]], or perhaps [[EldritchAbomination something more sinister]]. These [[PlotDevice items]] are generally desired for their otherworldly powers by heroes and villains alike.
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It doesn't have to be a rock, [[TropesAreFlexible the trope can fit]] any object that breaks expectations as a water source. So it shouldn't have be a bowl, cauldron, jar, etc. Rocks are popular due to the ElementalRockPaperScissors associations; their solid, dry lifelessness contrasted with lifegiving water.
15th Jul '17 7:59:28 PM angie710
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These items, due to their immense power, are almost always going to be a PlotDevice or otherwise [[MacGuffin sought after]] at some point. A related object is a PhilosophersStone. Whereas a Stone of Limitless Water is generally the mark of power of a deity or of magic, the Philosopher's Stone is the mark of the power of science or alchemy.

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These items, due to their immense power, are almost always going to be a PlotDevice or otherwise [[MacGuffin sought after]] at some point. A spring gushing from one of these is often a HealingSpring, or imbued with some other type of power. A related object is a PhilosophersStone. Whereas a Stone of Limitless Water is generally the mark of power of a deity or of magic, the Philosopher's Stone is the mark of the power of science or alchemy.




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* The legend of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctuary_of_Our_Lady_of_Lourdes Lourdes Spring]] in France states that the Virgin Mary appeared to a young IllGirl by the name of Bernadette, and told her to dig in a particular spot. Bernadette did as she was told, and a HealingSpring began to come up where she dug with her bare hands. The spring is still there to this day, although the original spot is now protected by a sheet of Plexiglass.
29th Jun '17 9:31:38 PM Malady
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This isn't only for rocks, but it started with rocks, because:

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This isn't only for rocks, but and can fit any object that breaks expectations as a water source. So it shouldn't have bowl, cauldrons, jars, ewers, etc. It started with rocks, because:
25th Jun '17 11:44:16 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches'', placing the restored cauldron in the right spot will cause a stream of water to pour our of a rock formation and fill it up.
7th May '17 3:57:25 AM Malady
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This isn't only for rocks, but it started with rocks, because:
1st May '17 3:24:48 PM Abodos
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* In ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', the town of Skyloft has a magic island spring that floats just above and supplies the river with an infinite amount of water.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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In ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', the town of Skyloft has a magic island spring that floats just above and supplies the river with an infinite amount of water.water.
** The top of Gerudo Town's palace in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has a large boulder suspended over it, which dispenses water constantly into a series of canals. The water disappears when it reaches the wells at the ends of these canals instead of flooding them.
23rd Apr '17 7:47:30 PM eroock
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