Monday, 5 March 2012

Art and artefact theft

The patron saint of Dublin's heart has been stolen from its cathedral.

It's enough of a problem that the same police who recovered stolen pieces of the True Cross last year have been called in.

The theft of priceless and irreplaceable items - art, museum exhibits, or here religious artefacts - is a foul thing, actively lessening our heritage.

And I mention it here because it's also a great adventure hook.

PCs are often the thieves, of course, but they can also be the trackers. The high-end black market and theft to order are often connected to international organised crime, and could make for great real-world thrillers, even before factoring in ideas like the stolen objects having supernatural powers...

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