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At great risk of personal injury, you decide to take responsibility for this smoky predicament and reach your arm past the fire to open the damper. As you blindly paw around in the fireplace you discover that the problem is actually a nondescript object stuck inside of the chimney. With only minimal heat damage to your arm you manage to wrench the item free. While you wait for the smoke to clear you wonder what this thing could be.
  1. You hope that it's something magic.
  2. You hope that it's something valuable.
  3. You hope that it's something evil.