|Special Properties||Dispels opponents|
Like krodera, kroderine is anti-magical in nature. Unlike krodera, kroderine absorbs magic rather than reflects it. As such, a weapon that is crafted of kroderine randomly dispels those that it is used on. At its base, kroderine handheld items (weapons/shields) dispel 1 spell, and worn items dispel (up to?) 7.
Kroderine appears fairly similar to steel in its natural state. It has a tendency to blacken over time as a side effect of its special magic-consuming properties, though this can be concealed with dye.
Holding a kroderine shield reduces the wearer's maximum mana by 50% and provides a 15% chance to absorb an offensive spell. Wearing kroderine armor reduces maximum mana to 0 and provides a 30% chance to absorb an offensive spell. Wielding both results in them attempting to absorb the offensive spell in sequence beginning with the shield. Combined, they provide a ~40.5% chance to absorb an offensive spell.
Kroderine was released during Ebon Gate, in the year 5106; one longsword was released (a blackened kroderine longsword with a heavily enruned hilt). The only kroderine known to be in adventurer's hands was used to disable a complex series of magical wards created by the Hall of Mages to protect the Venquinor household in Solhaven in 5108.
At the Ebon Gate auction in the year 5109, a blackened kroderine full plate and a pitch-black kroderine aegis were available on the auction block. A few kroderine items have been made available via raffle or prizes in subsequent Ebon Gate festivals, as well as Droughtman's Challenge. Base kroderine items were available at the high end scrip shop at Duskruin Arena in April 2017.
Kroderine items cannot be enchanted or otherwise magically enhanced at all, as the material simply absorbs the magic instantly. Kroderine cannot even be enchanted by the premium points system, merchant services, Duskruin enchant certs, etc. Literally the material cannot have it's enchantment increased by ANY means, period.
Kroderine items cannot be loresung by bards. If a bard does attempt to sing to it, the item stuns them and drains all of their mana. The bard will not be able to regain mana for approximately ten minutes.
Wizard gestures at you. CS: +XXX - TD: +XXX + CvA: +25 + d100: +7 - -5 == +104 Warding failed! Your kroderine longsword is struck with Wizard's cast. The magic of the spell is instantly devoured by the longsword!
You swing a murky black kroderine short sword at a triton radical! AS: +578 vs DS: +370 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +76 = +308 ... and hit for 82 points of damage! Awesome slash severs the triton radical's right arm! A jagged stump is all that remains! The radical's bronze scaling fork falls to the ground. ** Your kroderine short sword glows brightly for a moment, consuming the magical energies around the triton radical! ** A triton radical seems slightly different. A hazy film coats a triton radical. You swing a thin-bladed kroderine short sword at a triton radical! AS: +564 vs DS: +307 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +37 = +318 ... and hit for 74 points of damage! Left leg ripped from socket at the knee! A triton radical falls to the ground grasping her mangled left leg! ** Your kroderine short sword glows brightly for a moment, consuming the magical energies around the triton radical! ** The guiding force leaves a triton radical. The hazy film around a triton radical fluxes chaotically! ... 30 points of damage! Sizzling arc of plasma blows the triton radical's kneecap off! The hazy film fades from a triton radical.
The magic of your song begins to penetrate the kroderine full plate when something goes horribly wrong! The normally faint resonating vibration is instead a cacophonous roar that not only readily consumes the magic of your song, but also begins to work its way into your very being. Your mana is ripped away from you in an instant as you collapse to the ground, drained and feeling a horrible emptiness inside you! Roundtime: 30 sec.
- Ebon Gate 2006: Auction Information, on www.nilandia.com