Household Vessels ( aka Relics) are the foundations of storing a genies magic via safehouse or sentence to a lifetime of imprisonment.
If such a being ever escapes from it’s the source, they will have very little chance for survival and often fades away.
Stories can be told in many ways but only two has made stories romanticizing the way of belief,
An object made of brass to support the young prince to win a princess’ heart, and an item created from glass to support an astronaut in need of companionship.
Lamps / Incense burners – Are often the most Powerful vessels, they can imprison any creature and can be marked with a seal that can never fade away. At most this is highly depicted as Monsterous or male subjects.
Bottles / Flasks – Are often a nice substitution but can be risked if breaking the seal once fallen and shatter to a million pieces. Demons and Female subjects are the most popular choice of depiction
Gemstones / Rings – Rarely appear in many media cultures, it is by far the weakest of the vessels. It’s power is small and can only house subjects who does not fit the require materia to withstand any power.
Bowls – unknown
Household vessel (etc) – Any genie can be inside and imprison by different methods from encasing them into a jar, an enchanted item, or perhaps an inexpensive Stereo speaker. It may not be as powerful as a ones above, but it’s the closest to encase them
Altrustic variations can happen in any shape or size if the colors are vivid and bright. Whenever someone is placed in one of these vessels or wields one, Luck and fortunes will be made with no signs of repurcussions.
Despite it’s dark appearance, This form of lamp has an impact with malicious intent, creating nothing but Misfortune and Consequences for wishes being cast upon.
Due to their mystic behaviour, vessels/relics do have a right to sense psychological things that a genie can’t. It can force a genie to grant a wish or obey a command without the host/hostess freedom of will. If for example, someone tries to use powers to read a gene’s mind, or being threatened, it may use the genie’s magic without consent to get rid of the mind reader.
Within the first 4 centuries, most materials are crafted via clay and stone, despite it’s crude nature, they are often depicted very fragile,
it wasn’t until advancements in metalworking ( metallurgy ) allowed to use such metallic ores ( Gold, Silver, Bronze, Brass, Copper, etc) to create lamps which were popular during the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
Stone: Due to it’s nature of a Hard structure they were simply stones with natural depressions.
Clay: Are usually done via hand-molded, wheel thrown, or mold impressions. Sometimes can be made using a combination of these methods.
Glass: Glass are usually blown and, unlike the clay lamps, are capable of holding oil without the risk of leaking it’s contents. They also projected light more efficiently than lamps of other materials. However, due to the presence of air bubbles, blown glass cannot stand up to the intensity of a direct flame the way clay or metal can. As a result, glass lamps tended to break easily.
Metal: Cast or hammered into a mold, although casting seems to have been the method of choice. Bronze appears to have been the most common metal used due to it’s soft texture, however, lamps of iron, lead, gold, silver, and copper. Although metal lamps were sturdier, and thus had a longer lifespan than lamps made of other materials, they often did not survive into the modern day. This is likely due to the fact that metal objects, especially those of precious metals such as gold, silver, and copper, were often melted down and reworked into something new.
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