Chronomage dagger

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Chronomage daggers were sold at the Ebon Gate 2009 auction.

Items

Three daggers were sold at the Ebon Gate 2009 Auction (only two were sold in the platinum instance). They were all sold with the following description:

  • a crystal-edged vultite dagger

Cut from a single, slender sliver of vultite, the polished, crystal-edged blade of this delicate weapon glimmers faintly in the light. Silver thread is tightly wound around the lower half of the dagger, forming a comfortable, if makeshift grip. Attached beneath this is a solid silver butt stamped with the highly detailed sigil of the Chronomages Guild of Elanthia. You also notice a small enchanter's glyph.

Properties

  • 6x, blessable
  • Returns to hurler when HURLed
  • Triple Strike Flare: There is a 15% chance to slow time and strike twice more when hurled, for 1s additional roundtime. This can trigger regardless of whether or not you hit.
  • Unlike standard "returners" these CAN be used to snipe from hiding and remain in hiding.

Combat

Normal throw:

>hurl zuz
As you loose your vultite dagger into the air, everything around you suddenly slows down to a noticeable crawl.
With a quick flick of your wrist, you deftly send a crystal-edged vultite dagger into flight.
You throw a crystal-edged vultite dagger at Zuzana!
 AS: +65 vs DS: +68 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +6 = +23
 A clean miss.

As a crystal-edged vultite dagger sails past its Zuzana, its trajectory through the air slows suddenly, so much so that the dagger appears to be hanging there in stasis.  You move over to it and snatch the dagger from its flight-path, then jog back to where you were previously.  Suddenly everything returns to normal speed as time catches up with itself.
Roundtime: 3 sec.

Third person:

A quick flick of Hurler's wrist sends a crystal-edged vultite dagger into flight!
Hurler throws a crystal-edged vultite dagger at a giant rat!
 AS: +195 vs DS: +2 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +58 = +276
 ... and hits for 69 points of damage!
 Incredible shot to the eye penetrates deep into skull!
The giant rat collapses to the ground, emits a final squeal, and dies.
As the vultite dagger impacts the rat, it suddenly disappears from the air.  You glance over to Hurler who is now holding the wayward dagger in his hand.

Triple strike:

>hurl zuz
As you loose your vultite dagger into the air, everything around you suddenly slows down to a noticeable crawl.
With a quick flick of your wrist, you deftly send a crystal-edged vultite dagger into flight.
You throw a crystal-edged vultite dagger at Zuzana!
 AS: +65 vs DS: +68 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +99 = +116
 ... and hit for 3 points of damage!
 Poked in the tummy.
 Hehehe.

Zuzana doesn't seem to react as your dagger slashes her body. Instead Zuzana just stands there, like a statue, moving so slowly you could barely notice it.  Falling from Zuzana's body, the vultite dagger drops so slowly that you can casually saunter over and snatch it from the air before it even hits the ground.  You jog back to where you were previously and suddenly everything returns to normal speed as time catches up with itself.

Taking a chance you hurl the dagger at Zuzana again and suddenly everything returns to normal speed as time catches up with itself!
With a quick flick of your wrist, you deftly send a crystal-edged vultite dagger into flight.
You throw a crystal-edged vultite dagger at Zuzana!
 AS: +65 vs DS: +68 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +52 = +69
 A clean miss.

As a crystal-edged vultite dagger sails past its Zuzana, its trajectory through the air slows suddenly, so much so that the dagger appears to be hanging there in stasis.  You move over to it and snatch the dagger from its flight-path, then jog back to where you were previously.  Suddenly everything returns to normal speed as time catches up with itself.

Taking a chance you hurl the dagger at Zuzana again and suddenly everything returns to normal speed as time catches up with itself!
With a quick flick of your wrist, you deftly send a crystal-edged vultite dagger into flight.
You throw a crystal-edged vultite dagger at Zuzana!
 AS: +65 vs DS: +68 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +89 = +106
 ... and hit for 1 point of damage!
 Strikes a fingernail.
 Bet she'll lose it now.

Zuzana doesn't seem to react as your dagger slashes her body. Instead Zuzana just stands there, like a statue, moving so slowly you could barely notice it.  Falling from Zuzana's body, the vultite dagger drops so slowly that you can casually saunter over and snatch it from the air before it even hits the ground.  You jog back to where you were previously and suddenly everything returns to normal speed as time catches up with itself.
Roundtime: 4 sec.

Third person triple strike:

A quick flick of Hurler's wrist sends a crystal-edged vultite dagger into flight!
Hurler throws a crystal-edged vultite dagger at a giant rat!
 AS: +32 vs DS: +12 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +9 = +54
 A clean miss.

As Hurler's vultite dagger flies past the giant rat it suddenly disappears from the air.  You glance over to Hurler who is now holding the wayward dagger in his hand.

Before you can even open your mouth Hurler hurls the dagger at the giant rat again!
A quick flick of Hurler's wrist sends a crystal-edged vultite dagger into flight!
Hurler throws a crystal-edged vultite dagger at a giant rat!
 AS: +32 vs DS: +12 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +70 = +115
 ... and hits for 4 points of damage!
 Thrust glances off the giant rat's knee.

As the vultite dagger impacts the rat, it suddenly disappears from the air.  You glance over to Hurler who is now holding the wayward dagger in his hand.

Before you can even open your mouth Hurler hurls the dagger at the giant rat again!
A quick flick of Hurler's wrist sends a crystal-edged vultite dagger into flight!
Hurler throws a crystal-edged vultite dagger at a giant rat!
 AS: +32 vs DS: +12 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +61 = +106
 ... and hits for 2 points of damage!
 Tap to the arm pricks some interest but not much else.

As the vultite dagger impacts the rat, it suddenly disappears from the air.  You glance over to Hurler who is now holding the wayward dagger in his hand.

Scripts

VERB FIRST THIRD
GET You reach inside a sheath to retrieve the dagger, but stop yourself as you realize it's already there in your hand. Person reaches inside a sheath and then blinks confusedly for a moment.
PUT You move to put your dagger in your sheath but stop yourself when your hand is empty. Looking inside your sheath, you discover your vultite dagger. Person moves to put his dagger into a sheath and then blinks confusedly for a moment.
RUB You notice a smudge on the blade of your pristine dagger. It disappears after a quick rub.
Roundtime: 5 sec.
Person looks down at the vultite dagger in his hand. He stares at it intently.
You glance down and notice a smudge on the blade of your vultite dagger. Using your sleeve you give it a quick polish, and it is soon shining brightly again.
Roundtime: 5 sec.
Person continues to stare blankly at the vultite dagger in his hand.
You notice an annoying smudge across the blade of your vultite dagger. You move to obliterate it, then stop and blink. This all seems too familiar.
Roundtime: 5 sec.
An annoying fly buzzes around Person's head, eventually landing on his nose. He ignores it, and instead simply peers obsessively at his vultite dagger.
Blinking, you peer down at the vultite dagger again. It is clear and free of smudges, dust or marks or any kind. Odd.
Roundtime: 5 sec.
A look of consternation flashes over Person's face. He blinks, then looks up, looking slightly confused for a moment.
Toss You send your vultite dagger spinning high into the air, but instead of falling after it reaches its apex, it merely hangs there spinning. After a moment it suddenly disappears. You glance down to see the dagger resting quietly and still in your hand. Person tosses his vultite dagger high into the air. Instead of falling however, it hangs in the air, spinning. After a moment you blink, and the dagger is gone.