100 Interesting Trinkets

One hundred different items that can add intrigue to your campaign.

1A shining pendant of white stone, engraved with a symbol that you vaguely recognize.
2An ivory chess piece that once belonged to an Elven king. An adventuring ancestor of yours stole it and it has been passed down for many generations.
3A quill pen crafted from the feather of a griffon. The feather can change the color of the ink being used on command.
4A faded flag that belonged to a mysterious sea vessel. The ship was never found and you came across the flag washed ashore on the beach.
5A troll's fang hanging from a leather cord. The troll was slain by a local folk hero and given to you as a gift.
6The signet ring of a vanished monarchy.
7Skull of a creature that nobody can recognize. It resembles a large bird with a hollow bone tube protruding from its forehead.
8A large and curious-looking bulb (botanical). Nobody knows what will grow if it's planted.
9A jar of unrecognizable spicy sauce that is from a foreign land.
10A set of four bone dice, so worn that you can barely make out the symbols.
11A silver ring with a small hidden compartment.
12A fist sized glass eye.
13An old music box that plays a vaguely recognizable song nobody can place.
14A pocket-size photo that can blink.
15A worn-out book of jokes your grandpa use to win your grandma. It's dedicated to you even if you didn't meet him.
16A tiny dragon preserved in amber.
17A river stone that crumbles when you hold it, but never gets smaller.
18A mouse skull that floats when placed over a fire
19A small tooth with a romantic scene carved into it in the finest detail.
20A gem that projects an illusion of a girl in white, she seems to be asking for something.
21A stamp for a wax seal of a design you’ve never seen before.
22A matchstick with a statue carved out of the head.
23A bottle of wine with a label dated from before the Spellplague.
24A medal known to be awarded to heroes of a long forgotten kingdom.
25An unsigned contract with an otherworldly entity that grants the undersigned a favor at the cost of one returned, any time any where any how.
26A flower of unknown species that grows in an empty vase in a darkened room - no soil no water no light.
27An engraved dagger that supposedly belonged to an adventuring family member.
28A dark amulet found in a relative's desk/dresser drawer.
29A piece of paper with the names of your present or future party members on it.
30A mummified finger that crawls like an inch worm.
31A small mirror that reflects how you might look in ten years time.
32A tiny bell that sprinkles fine glitter when rung.
33A intricately chased pommel that must have come from a very special sword.
34A coin that always lands on its edge when tossed/dropped.
35A trio of interlinked rings, which rotate slowly when put on a flat surface.
36A vial with a liquid inside that never comes full to rest.
37A rectangle of brass with cutouts and notches at regular intervals.
38A tin box with a small, eternally lit ember inside.
39A ring of dozens of keys, with no two matching.
40An ancient animal femur, smooth and brown, with a silvered head.
41A pearl earring that occasionally produces a mild electric shock.
42A silvered horseshoe that points towards strong sources of magic.
43An onyx astrolabe, also usable as a spell focus for the astrologically-inclined.
44The skull of a doppelganger carved into a mask. Sometimes it still shifts and takes new shapes.
45A silver pin in the shape of a lily with a blue gem set at its heart.
46An ornately carved wooden ink pen that improves your handwriting.
47A twisted stone ring with seemingly only one edge if you trace it with your finger. Grants the wearer pleasant dreams.
48An old weathered stone that glitters in the firelight.
49A small leather coin pouch that looks as if it can only carry one coin - a lucky coin.
50A well worn copper coin with a hole in it, threaded on a cord. You always feel warm wearing it.
51A small wooden lock box. The interior has a spot carved for an object, but the object is missing.
52A pitcher in the shape of a cat that pours cream no matter what liquid is inside.
53A stone carved in the shape of a squat frog. Whatever surface it is placed on becomes damp.
54A miniature carved stone wizards tower, no longer than your hand. At night, the window at the top glows with a pleasant light.
55An cold-iron nail twisted into the shape of a holy symbol.
56A set of jadeite bangles with silver clasps, meant to be worn on the wrist.
57A small, perfectly round crystal sphere, with a strangely shaped gold piece embedded in the center. The coin is from a distant and ancient kingdom.
58A chain of rose gold and nine tiny rose gold bells in the shape of acorns.
59A tiny, carved, rock crystal swan.
60A two sided red and white chalcedony cameo necklace, banded with gold. The carving is of a pastoral scene on one side, and a snarling beast on the other.
61A necklace of gold braid and nine knots, with an ivory clasp.
62Brass toy cart with a removeable little brass hedgehog rider, pulled by a brass rooster. The cart is decorated with a noble family crest.
63A dusty pink rose quartzite prism deeply etched with monogrammed initials.
64A gold and azurite brooch in the shape of a knotted branch and berries.
65A carved stone horned toad made of Labradorite weighing approximately 2 kilograms. The toad is comprised of four pieces and fit together like a jigsaw.
66A scrap of folded paper containing a message. Every time it is folded and unfolded the message changes.
67A pocket watch that won’t stop spinning.
68A glass lens that makes the world appear black and white when looked through.
69A jar with an eyeball floating inside that occasionally moves.
70A solid sphere of ice that emits smoke but cannot melt.
71A glove made of writhing vines.
72A copper, hexagonal coin. On one side is a smiling face and the words “remember to live”. On the other is a skull and the words “remember you will die”.
73A platinum hatpin with an image of a sailing ship.
74A brass disk divided by a 23 pointed star, and inset 7 small glass beads around the edge, with a series of small gauged holes and notches drilled in the disk. They are astonishingly precise, and are a wonder of manufacturing skill and machined tolerances.
75A tiny wooden box with a hollow globe of crystal filled with quicksilver and a fine-sized crystal glass boat and boatman inside it. The boatman occasionally changes poses, and sometimes catches little crystal fish.
76A compact, rugged brass clock in a small travelling case, which tells the time accurately and never loses a minute so long as it is carefully wound each day. It accurately records the phases of the moon, as well as local noon, sunrise, sunset, star-rise, and local midnight.
77A rectangle of cloudy white crystal, edged with silver. Looking through it will always show the position of the sun on a cloudy day.
78A complete deck of antique playing cards that once belonged to a royal family. The face of one of the queens has been scribbled out.
79A fine-toothed comb carved from a beautiful seashell and inlaid with silver.
80A small bunch of grapes carved from a dark red crystal. Licking them or placing them in your mouth will give you the flavor of grapes, but no sustenance.
81A curiously made coin of magically toughened glass, stamped with obscure ritual imagery and filled with quicksilver, without seams or air bubbles. They are about 20% larger than the size of a standard gold coin, but five times thicker and weighing 5 times as much as a single coin (10 per pound). To a numismatist collector it may be worth anywhere from 30 to 150gp. It contains 30gp worth of quicksilver.
82A polished looking-glass made from a thin-slab of pyrite the size of one's hand. The back is etched with a sort of symbolic nonsense that resists decipherment. It weighs 4 pounds.
83A heavy brass tube two feet long, and an inch across, in the shape of a stylized dragon's head and mouth.
84An small statue of an animal, with a mouthpiece or whistle, and all made from terra-cotta pottery. When one blows through the end, the statue sounds authentically like the animal it looks like.
85A small crystal ball filled with smoke. The smoke changes color to reflect the weather in a specific location.
86A scrap of parchment outlining the solution to a puzzle.
87A broach made from a large opal and the bones of giant insects.
88A clear gem on a chain, that gradually changes color when exposed to different schools of magic.
89A bracelet of silver beads. If a bead is separated from the bracelet, it will always roll in the direction of the wearer.
90A whistle that attracts small mammalian creatures when blown.
91A miniature trident, with fey patterns inscribed on it.
92A small porcelain frog, which releases a little spray of water if stroked along its back.
93A platinum gambling chip, with a small crescent piece carved out of the center.
94A smooth reddish river stone, with veins of quartz and gold running through it.
95A tiny book made of exquisite porcelain reliefs.
96A clockwork caterpillar that walks in ever widening spirals.
97A functional small scale model of a cannon.
98A set of bone dice in a leather and velvet case. The dice bear runes instead of numbers.
99A metal apple with individual segments made of lead, tin, copper, bronze, iron, silver, gold and platinum.
100A nose to chin mask, which forces the wearer to talk in whispers.