Unfortunately, no, not a magic trick. When using a TP stone, my character's shield, a Moonbeam Barricade, dissappeared. No slagging or anything, just gone. I had the item equipped when I used the TP stone. I had plenty of inventory space, but it was still gone from my inventory. I'm not sure how it poofed or why. Here's a screenshot.
That's the approximate spot I used the TP stone the first time when it poofed. I quickly ran back upon noticing the shield was gone. Unfortunately, it wasn't on the ground, it was plain gone.
This seems strange but it immediately reminded me of something that happened last night...actually more or less the same thing.
I ended up telling myself that I had accidentally dropped the shield somehow equipping/unequipping something else (to buff myself) and it fell to the ground, and I ported before I noticed and naturally it despawned once I left the map (was no one else in Town to prevent a despawn).
Now I'm wondering, though...
I'm not one to go for blaming things on game glitches and such, but I take t1k's account as about from one of the most "legit" sources possible here (his "famous" computer problems aside, as it should have no impact on something like this). I'm wondering if it "happened" to him maybe "it" also "happened" to me as well.
Item in question was a completely mundane (well technically magical I suppose) storebought shield due for replacement anyway, so I'm in no way complaining or wanting to have a DM give me a new one.
I'm just curious; these type of things interest me greatly due to my dabbling in coding and such.
Kobra, I'd appreciate it if you could update this if you "figure out" what happened or end up having any theories.
Anyway, again, just find this very interesting. Cheers!