Davy Jones’ locker

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Artifacts of Godville
Davy Jones’ locker
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Type Activatable
Description Unknown
Activation
Cost 50% of godpower
Effect Affect in a good or a bad way (Black boxes)

Davy Jones’ locker is an activatable artifact. Opening it requires 50% godpower and may effect the hero in a good or bad way.

Gaining up to 10.000 gold coins is just one of many good outcomes, whereas finding the locker full of homework due to be finished and turned in by tomorrow — oh, I mean empty — is one of the bad ones. It is obtained by defeating the Drowned Captain at the end of a series of ocean-themed mini-quests or by happening upon it while swimming in the Qu'tox Ocean.

Example of use

« This item can affect your hero in a good or bad way (requires 50% of godpower to activate this item) »
!Hero's Diary
07:22 Felt a burning desire to open the Davy Jones’ locker. Found inside something unbelievable — a scroll with instructions on how to get a premature level up!

Effects

There are many possible outcomes of activating a Davy Jones’ locker[BB 1].

  • Positive outcomes include finding the following inside:
    • Gold coins (around 100-9926, though more than 9926 gold coins have been discovered)
    • Golden bricks (usually one, but up to three have been discovered)
    • A notarized document stating that the hero has died fewer times than thought, which reduces a hero’s death count by one or two, and increases your position in the pantheon of survival
    • A scroll with instructions for a premature level up, which immediately increases the level of the hero by one
    • Nothing, but a hero gains experience points (around 3000) in the process
    • Tribbles, which are released into the hero's inventory
  • Negative outcomes include:
    • Finding a notarized death certificate inside, which increases a hero's death count by one, and reduces your position in the pantheon of survival
    • Finding a note inside stating that some of the hero's experience points were achieved by dishonest means, which reduces the hero's experience points
    • Releasing a spiteful gremlin from inside the item that will steal about half of the hero's gold coins
    • Nothing happening. If your hero has not completed their temple, the annoyed hero tries to break the Davy Jones’ locker with a golden brick resulting in the loss of the item and the golden brick. If the temple is complete, nothing happens but the loss of the artifact and expenditure of godpower.

Overall, positive effects are much more likely than negative effects.

Notes

"Black Box" Activatable Artifacts
Box with a question mark • Continuum transfunctioner • Davy Jones’ locker • Deus ex machina • Dimensional destabilizer • Gift of fate • Improbability drive • Mystery box • Pandora's box • Wonderbox