Gem-eating weapon

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Gem-eating weapons are a category of weaponry that will change special abilities depending on what gem is inset in its pommel.

Existing Weaponry

  • a gem encrusted vultite falchion (2)
  • a gem encrusted ora broadsword
  • a gem encrusted glaes hammer
  • a gem encrusted vultite morning star (possibly 2 of these, but one may have vanished when Lawninja's player passed away)
  • a gem encrusted kris (Phoens Promise release)
  • a gem-encrusted rolaren espadon (Droughtman's Challenge release)
  • a gem-encrusted glaes waraxe (Droughtman's Challenge release)
Description Show
Without gem a gem encrusted <material> <weapon> Odd pieces of various gemstones encrust the pommel of the <weapon>, with an empty gem setting at the base of the pommel.
With gem a gem encrusted <material> <weapon> Odd pieces of various gemstones encrust the pommel of the <weapon>, with an especially fine <gem name> mounted at the base of the pommel.

Special Abilities

The crits are:

  • diamond: crit weighted
  • rubies, bloodstones: damage weighting
  • sapphires: fire
  • stones: vibe
  • opals: lightning
  • emerald: acid
  • gem: cold
  • pearls: bless

Along with gems, Blue Sapphires also trigger the cold flares. All other Sapphires are fire.

The Crit weighting is equivalent to Very heavily..better then a Fel hafter.

The damage weighting is HUGE +14 to 15.

All the other crits do about 100 max damage. It is rumored the other 2 crits are ice(or cold) and plasma.

The bless 'crit' comes already blessed. No bless needed.

The value of the gem tends to prolong the use (not a lot but a few extra swings) before shattering of said gem occurs.

Verb Traps

>push fal
You press a pink sapphire into the pommel of the falchion. As you do so the gem glows brightly then returns to normal.

take sap from fal
You remove a pink sapphire from inside your vultite falchion.
  • These weapons have lost the function of hot-swapping the gems; you now have to completely use up the gem and have it break before you can pop a new one in.
>pull star
You can't seem to pry the sunstone out from the pommel of the vultite morning star.

Loresong

Bard says, "The aura of magic surrounds the star as if it was a weapon of great power. You also sense that it has more than one ability and that its power originates from the pommel."

Bard says, "A strong aura of magic radiates from the the pommel of the star. An especially fine a blue sapphire glows as you sing to it as if it is the source of power for the weapon.The harmonics generated tell you that it has been blessed by a cold elemental."

Bard says, "Smoke slowly wafts skyward from the forge as a burly, black-haired weaponsmith carefully places the star on a golden anvil and starts to inset the last gem onto the pommel of the star. Kneeling in a circle around the smith, nine brown robed monks chant continuously in prayer. The weaponsmith slowly lifts his head and gives a slight smile as he gazes upon the gem encrusted weapon. A young acolyte carrying a brown velvet pillow runs up to the smith and kneels before him. Reaching over to the pillow the burly man takes hold of a gem and holds it skyward. The chanting grows in strength as he takes hold of the weapon and presses the gem into its pommel. The vision slowly starts to fade..."

Sanctification

When attempting to use one of the gem-eating weapons with the Paladin spell, "Sanctify (1625)", the weapon will completely overpower the bond's qualities. Since one of the base weapon's qualities in this case is to turn on and off the holy nature of the weapon, it will overpower the similar ability of 1625.

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