Ethereal weapons first debuted at Ebon Gate 2015. They are also readily available for purchase for 1,000,000 Ethereal scrip within the Reim Base Camp. These unique weapons come standard at four times enchanted with a special ethereal chains flare based on the Puncture critical table. The ethereal weapons live within a tattoo.
When the tattoo is rubbed, the weapon chosen for the tattoo is summoned into the person's hand and has a cooldown of five minutes. If both the weapon and the tattoo are both in game at the same time they will refresh the cooldown automatically. If one were to leave the game, the weapon would vanish and the tattoo would reset. If a player HURLs the weapon it will DELETE itself and apply a random cooldown of 4 to 10 seconds. This mirrors the HURL RECOVER system and its timing.
The creator has also provided the following information: You hear a strange voice enter your mind... "If you rub the tattoo... you can retrieve infinite power. You can play with us by attempting to: wave, pull, push, tickle, or tap us Should I be disarmed and you cannot retrieve me... just wait, I will return home. You cannot escape us, we cannot escape you... no one else can hold us, do not try! If you grow weary of our constant need for attention... just prod us."
The ethereal chains hanging from XXX's ethereal WEAPON pulse with a purplish-white energy. The ethereal chains hanging from XXX's ethereal WEAPON clink together audibly. The ethereal chains hanging from XXX's ethereal WEAPON snake their way against his skin, clamoring to be closer to their master. The ethereal chains hanging from XXX's ethereal WEAPON writhe and contort with a mind all of their own. The ethereal chains hanging from XXX's ethereal WEAPON seem to flicker out of existence for a second
A soft, purplish-white light surrounds XXX's WEAPON tattoo. A slender ethereal chain wraps itself around XXX's arm from his WEAPON tattoo. The faint clinking of chains can be heard from XXX's WEAPON tattoo. XXX smiles slightly as he holds his arm.