An illusion prop is an item that triggers a number of magical effects (elemental magic, for instance) that surround a character (e.g. a vortex of scarlet flames) when the item is worn. The effect becomes part of the description when the character is LOOKed at, appearing in one of two possible locations. The illusion can appear below features, Teras ash (if applicable), or tattoos/piercings (if applicable), and above the injuries section. A second illusion variant can appear as a separate line below the entire inventory. It is possible to wear two illusion props at the same time as long as they each display illusions in different locations. There is no mechanical benefit provided by an illusion prop's magical effect; it is for aesthetic purposes only.
Illusion props premiered in 2017 as prizes found in the magical cubes at Summit Academy. Redeemable elemental certificates were used for custom props, and other items were used for pre-made props. Eventually, illusion props became available at Duskruin Arena in the Bloodriven Village shop, Be Warez.
In February 2023, a new secondary version was introduced that included the Spell Prep Prop script. For these items, the spell prop is a subscript of the illusion prop and allows for the inclusion of special spell prep messaging based on spell circle.
Illusion PropThis item includes the illusion prop without the Spell Prep Prop subscript.
You analyze your silver-edged relic and sense that the item is largely free from merchant alteration restrictions. The creator has also provided the following information: The silver-edged relic is an Illusion Prop that will project minor illusions around you when worn. It is set to: Adds "Tiny mist-winged butterflies flutter about her form in a showcase of vibrant colors." before the appearance of your health. You get the distinct impression that the silver-edged relic itself may freely be altered by almost any merchant, but not the illusions that it creates. You get no sense of whether or not the relic may be further lightened.
Illusion Prop with Spell Prep PropThis item is an illusion prop that includes additional spell prep messaging. Spell Prep Prop is a subscript of the original Illusion prop.
You take a closer look at a lariat necklace suspending a tiny perforated bronze censer. You analyze the lariat necklace and sense that the item is largely free from merchant alteration restrictions. The creator has also provided the following information: The lariat necklace is an Illusion Prop that will project minor illusions around you when worn. It is set to: Adds "Tendrils of curling perfumed smoke wander across her body, spilling forth through the perforated censer suspended from her lariat necklace." before the appearance of your health. The lariat necklace can be hidden or revealed when covered. You get the distinct impression that the lariat necklace itself may freely be altered by almost any merchant, but not the illusions that it creates. ************************* Spell Prep Prop ************************* The lariat necklace holds the Spell Prep Prop script/subscript. The lariat necklace can have its description altered freely unless a parent script prevents it. ******************************************************************* This lariat necklace allows you to cast spells from the Minor Elemental Spell Circle with the following messaging: First person: Your fingers traverse down the chain of your necklace, stopping midway as the perfumed smoke spilling from the censer engulfs you, obscuring your view. You utter a single command, causing the curtain of haze to dissipate, the [Spell Name] spell yours to control. Third person: XXX's fingers traverse down the chain of her necklace, the perfumed tendrils of smoke constricting across her body, engufling her. XXX's voice utters a single command, causing the haze to dissipate as her silhouette emerges from the curtain. Third (hidden): A single command is uttered from the shadows. You get no sense of whether or not the necklace may be further lightened.
Custom Illusion Prop
A custom illusion prop is a rare, delayed service that must be approved by QC. Event specifics, the offering GM, and any number of other variables, will determine whether only some or all of the messaging (wear message, remove message, and LOOK description) can be customized. Some releases may have more restrictions than others, and there is no guarantee that all of these options will be available for a single customization.
Illusion Prop Character Description Placement
Character features Teras ash (if applicable) Tattoo and piercings (if applicable) Illusion prop magical effect Injuries or "in good shape"
As an extremely rare offering, a small handful of illusion props have been released that are capable of changing the full LOOK description of the wearer.
Grand Auction 5123
Two illusion props with full illusions were released at the Grand Auction of 5123 event. Information was shared about each of them.
For a spherical milky white eyeball caught in a lattice of thin chains:
"The milky white eyeball is an Illusion Prop that will project minor illusions around you when worn. It is set to: Replaces your entire appearance with ""Daenamaryllis's reptilian form stands tall before you, her slit-pupiled milky white eyes peer around the area as her long, forked tongue flicks over her scaly lips, tasting the air. Her long snout extends outward as she sneers slightly, exposing an uneven array of sharp teeth, the spiky protrusions echoed through the rough ridges of bone running from her shoulder blades and traversing down her elongated tail. A barbed metal pectoral covers her the dull, dark green scales of her body, while her partially-webbed hands and feet are left caked in bits of gore, the blackened claws glinting in the ambient light."" The milky white eyeball can be hidden or revealed when covered. You get the distinct impression that the milky white eyeball itself may freely be altered by almost any merchant, but not the illusions that it creates."
For a silver-spined dextral conch shell cross-bound by leather cord:
Auction Type: Manual Auction Item: a silver-spined dextral conch shell cross-bound by leather cords Current Bid/Cost: 100,000 silvers You note the following details about a silver-spined dextral conch shell cross-bound by leather cords: It is a small item, under a pound. It is estimated to be worth about 100,000 silvers. It is predominantly crafted of glass. The shell can be worn anywhere on the body. The dextral conch shell is an Illusion Prop that will project minor illusions around you when worn. It is set to: Replaces your entire appearance with "Character's spherical eyes observe the area before him, his red irises staring out from beneath a prominent bony brow engulfed in matted iridescent scaling. Graduated ridges of mottled brown and yellow spike upwards from his forehead, traversing the length of his curved upper body, the sharp protrusions tightly framing the sides of his skull as they drip rivulets of saltwater. Character's shell-draped body hunches forward, his damp, leathery green skin clinging to his heavily muscled form, barely concealed by the simple swathes of cloth loosely draped across his chest. He occasionally unhinges his jaw, revealing a maw of jagged, yellowed teeth, snapping his mouth shut in anticipation."