LPM3 Mystical Quipus

This article is written in the style of the old Dragon Magazine articles known as the *Bazaar of the Bizarre* which highlighted new magical items or magical item concepts. In this instance, the article describes a magical version of a “quipu,” which is a series of knotted cotton strings, sometimes attached to a wooden base. Quipus relay large amounts of information based on the number and placement of the knots.

Quipu has its origins in our own world arguably most well known in its use by the Incan people of South America, but likely developed by earlier civilizations. It was primarily used for collecting data and keeping records. The number of cotton strings of a quipu could be a few or number in the thousands.

The broad term “mystical quipu” refers to any quipu that has a form of enchantment placed upon it. Two of these, the spell quipu and quipu of the amaru can be found in the Lopango Campaign Guide, but many more can be found within the pages of this article.


The True World Campaigns (and tagging system)

The True World Campaigns encompasses the books which are linked in the images below. These campaigns are set mostly in the Forgotten Realms to the west ofFaerûnproper on the continental landmass which encompasses Maztica,Anchôromé, Lopango and Katashaka. It also delves into some planar connections which are more commonly accessed from these lands than elsewhere on the world of Toril. The books are broken down into smaller campaign regionsand are tagged in such a way as to properly identify each product.

MZC,ANC, LPC, etc The main campaign guides for subregions of the True World Campaign. In this case representing the “Maztica Campaign Guide” and “Anchôromé Campign Guide” respectively.

MZS,ANS, LPS, etc The “S” is used to represent major supplements, whether they are a monster manual for each campaign or a major regional supplement.

MZA,ANA, LPA, etc The “A” in this case is used to represent a dedicated campaign adventure.

MZM,ANM, LPM, etc Small, article sized supplements are tagged with the letter “M.”

Bundles

Bundle Cover Bundle Cover
The Maztica Bundle TheAnchôroméBundle

The Maztica Campaign

MZC1 MZS1 MZS2 MZS2 MZS4 MZA1 MZA2 MZA3 MZA4 PSS1 MZA6 MZA7 MZM1 MZM2 MZM3

MZC1

MZS1 MZS2 MZS3 MZS4 MZA1 MZA2 MZA3 MZA4 MZA5 MZA6 MZA7 MZM1 MZM2 MZM3

The AnchôroméCampaign

ANC1 The AnchôroméCampaign Guide ANS1 The Land of the Insect Men ANS2 Monsters of Anchorome ANS3 ANS4 ANA1 ANA2 ANA3 ANM1 The Bee Tribe of Anchôromé ANM2 Kci Athussos, The Great Snail Dragon ANM3 ANM4 ANM5 ANM6 ANM6
ANC1 ANS1 ANS2 ANS3 ANS4 ANA1 ANA2 ANA3 ANM1 ANM2 ANM3 ANM4 ANM5 ANM6 ANM7

The Lopango Campaign

ANC1 The AnchôroméCampaign Guide LPS1 LPM1 LPM2 LPM2
LPC1 LPS1 LPM1 LPM2 LPM3

The Planes and Stars Campaign

PSC1 PSC2 PSS1 PSC4 PSS1 PSM1 PSM1
PSC1 PSC2 PSC3 PSC4 PSS1 PSM1
PSM2

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