Researcher Kuhli's File

Apparatus: name/type of thing

Custodian: Is there a current owner?
- whoever currently possesses it
- If the writer of the entry does not know this information, parenthesis can be used, or the section can be marked “Unknown”

Craftsmanship: (how was it made and what is it made of?)
- pick from: handmade/forged/summoned(ritual)/machined (if separate pieces were made with different processes, list all of applicable)
- add name of creator, if known
- note if this was a special commission
- elemental incorporation: what kind of raw materials with elemental affinities are incorporated in significant amounts into the making of the item?
- focus: one specific component that is key to the function or making of the item

Approach:
- invocation: words or phrases that when spoken aloud have an effect on the object
- handling: how to treat the object when using it
- maintenance: how to keep the object in good condition
- loyalty: how well will the object’s effects manifest when used by different people

  • Steadfast = effects will only manifest for one individual at a time (must be passed on willingly if new custodian)
  • Predestined = effects will manifest for only one predetermined individual (common with commissions)
  • Competence = effects will manifest for any individual with a certain level of ability or talent
  • Trial = effects will manifest for any individual who has completed a challenge specific to the item, required to unlock the capabilities of the apparatus (can involve carrying the item for a length of time, besting the previous custodian in a duel, or even killing the previous custodian)
  • Unfixed = effects will manifest for any individual

- any further notes about observations made when interacting/using object

Notes:
- primary use/abilities of item
- any further notes about effects of modifications made to object


Entity: Name, titles, aliases

Custodian:
- If an entity (due to age, fragility, etc.) is in the active care/protection of another individual, that individual is the custodian.
- If the entity takes care of themselves, the custodian would be listed as “None”
- If the writer of the entry does not know this information, parenthesis can be used, or the section can be marked “Unknown”

Approach:
- invocation: words or phrases that when spoken aloud have an effect on the entity
- handling: how to behave around the entity
- information on behavior of entity
- information on relationships entity has with other individuals/groups

Notes:
- any miscellaneous things that don’t fit in previous sections


** Location:** Name/general description of place, general global location (continent)

Custodian:
- If the location is in the active care/protection of another individual, that individual is the custodian.
- If there is no known guardian or protector, custodian is noted as “None”
- If the writer of the entry does not know this information, parenthesis can be used, or the section can be marked “Unknown”

Approach:
- invocation: words or phrases that when spoken aloud have an effect on location
- handling: how to behave while at the location
- maintenance: information on any cleaning/rituals to follow upon entering or exiting location
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Notes:
- information on origin of location/involvement of individuals in shaping it

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