Crystal amulet jewelry
Crystal amulet jewelry allows one to hold crystal amulets in order to participate in the ESP network of thoughts while still maintaining a level of fashionable decorum. They can be worn in different locations, and come in light or dark themes. Some verbs produce different responses depending on the location where the item is worn.
You analyze your glass vial pendant and sense that the item is largely free from merchant alteration restrictions. You get no sense of whether or not the pendant may be further lightened.
|WEAR||You drape the glass vial pendant across your neck, and an intricate web of blue-black energy slithers across its surface before fading away.||XXX drapes her glass vial pendant across her neck, and an intricate web of blue-black energy slithers across its surface before fading away.|
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|You carefully slide the amulet into a small compartment underneath the glass vial pendant, and it affixes itself with a soft *CLICK!*||XXX slides her amulet into a small compartment underneath her glass vial pendant, and it affixes itself with a soft *CLICK!*|
|RUB|| You reach out and run your fingers across the pendant, and darkness streams across its surface...
You feel your mind open up to the world around you.
| XXX rubs her glass vial pendant, causing darkness to stream across its surface briefly.|
XXX gets an odd look on her face.
|PEER||As you watch, spots of shadow materialize on your gold anklet and ooze slowly about before sinking into its surface||Spots of shadow materialize upon XXX's gold anklet and ooze slowly about before sinking into the gold anklet's surface.|
|POKE||You poke your gold anklet and a wisp of shadow lazily slithers forth from its surface and curls around your finger.||XXX pokes her gold anklet and a wisp of shadow lazily slithers forth from its surface and curls around her finger before fading away.|
|PUSH||You push at your gold anklet lightly and a wisp of blackness lashes at your fingers before fading away.||XXX pushes at her gold anklet lightly and a wisp of blackness lashes at her fingers before fading away.|
|PULL||You pull on your gold anklet, and a hazy darkness settles onto your mind for a few seconds, before slowly fading away into nothingness.||XXX pulls on her gold anklet.|
|SPIN||You spin your gold anklet around your ankle, causing shards of darkness to whirl in a chaotic dance across its surface.||XXX spins her gold anklet around her ankle, causing shards of darkness to whirl in a chaotic dance across its surface.|
|TAP||You idly tap your gold anklet and its entire surface slowly fades to a deep ebony before returning to normal.||XXX idly taps her gold anklet and its entire surface slowly fades to a deep ebony before returning to normal.|
|TICKLE||You lightly run your fingers across your gold anklet and veins of shadow race across its surface like quicksilver.||XXX lightly runs her fingers across her gold anklet and veins of shadow race across its surface like quicksilver.|
|TOUCH (when active)||As you touch your gold anklet, a veil of darkness swirls across your vision for a moment, then fades away. You get the sensation you have a fair bit of time remaining before the presence of others fade from your thoughts.||N/A|
|TURN||You turn your gold anklet and it ripples with an intense darkness for a moment.||XXX turns her gold anklet and it ripples with an intense darkness for a moment.|
|CLENCH (when held)||You clench the octagonal spectacles tightly in your hands, causing loops of golden energy to dance across your wrist.||XXX clenches her octagonal spectacles tightly in her hands, causing loops of golden energy to dance lightly across her wrist.|
|GAZE (when held)||You gaze into the depths of your octagonal spectacles, and watch transfixed as its hue pulses hypnotically through various shades of brilliant gold.||XXX gazes intently into the depths of her octagonal spectacles, and watches in a transfixed fashion as its surface pulses through a myriad of golden shades.|
|KISS (when held||You bring the octagonal spectacles to your lips and kiss it gently, causing tiny flickers of golden light to flutter about your face before winking out of existence.|| XXX brings her octagonal spectacles to her lips and kisses it, causing tiny flickers of golden light to flutter about her face before winking out of existence.
|Dark|| ...an intricate web of blue-black energy slithers across its surface before fading away.|
...a sinuous ring of blackness slowly undulates across its surface before fading into nothing.
...and veins of blackness creep across it for an instant.
RUB:...darkness streams across its surface...
|Light|| ...tiny slivers of golden light flit across its surface.|
...a ring of soft white light slowly blossoms from its surface and fades away.
...it glows with a soft golden illumination.
RUB:...a golden incandescence surrounds the object briefly...
Behind the Scenes
Crystal amulet holders (their original moniker) were given out as an anniversary gift for fifteen years of Gemstone III. They came in "dark" versions and "light" versions. This referred to the energy given off by the amulet holder when rubbed.
Gemstone news article from October 2002:
- October 17th marked the 15th birthday of Simutronics! The Staff of Simutronics and the GameMasters of GemStone III are proud to bring to you the very best in online roleplaying games; without great customers like you, this would not be possible!
- To celebrate, we're giving you a gift inside the game! Look for a blue portal (there's one in every town) to pick up your prize!
- Thank you for your business and your loyalty! Here's to many more years of fun and adventure -- happy birthday!