Empire Empowering Artifact
The thing which will make you king.

(permanent link) added: 2013-04-16 17:38:59 sponsor: DracMonster (last reply: 2013-04-16 18:42:50)

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This is a specific type of MacGuffin that is being sought because it will allow you to rule. Or if you're already a ruler it will allow you more or less unchecked expansion as you Take Over the World

This crosses over with other tropes - usually it's an Artifact of Doom so powerful none will dare stand against you. However it can instead be more benign, a Cool Crown or Staff of Authority which magically confers kingship. The main point is that the story considers a single item essentially a Golden Snitch that makes your rulership and/or conquest a foregone conclusion.

Do We Have This One? before I flesh it out?
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