Low steel

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Low steel
Use Weapon, Shield
Bonus +30
ST/DU 99/220
Rarity Extremely Rare
Weight Modifier ?
Level Required 100
Special Properties Unique psychic flare
Primary Color ?
Dyeable ?

While the origins of high steel are lost to time, the lineage of low steel is no mystery. Corrupted examples of high steel are referred to as low steel after they are warped into their new purpose.

Low steel also carries a natural 6x enchantment (+30) and has an offensive flare that provides both concussion damage and a deleterious side effect for the recipient (see below quoted log).

Shields made from low steel also have a second reactionary flare that causes the recipient to claw their eyes out causing actual wounds to the player or creature on the receiving end of the flare (see below).

Low steel can not be used by adventurers under level 100.

Forging armor from low steel is not advisable.

The flaring properties of the material reside in the Category B slot, hence preventing player enchanting due to no pretemper potion available for the unique flare present in this material.

Messaging

Low steel possesses a unique psychic flare that will cause stunning, roundtime, and continuous damage over several rounds.

XXX swings a low steel falchion at you!
AS: +457 vs DS: +253 with AvD: +39 + d100 roll: +14 = +257
... and hits for 14 points of damage!
Quick slash catches your cheek!
Dimples are always nice.

** XXX's low steel falchion unleashes a blast of psychic energy! **

Your mind is fragmented and scrambled by the force of the psychic blow! Horrific images begin to seep into the wide open cracks in your mind, nearly severing you completely from reality!
You are stunned!
Roundtime: 18 sec.

Horrible delusions assault your mind, while uncontrollable spasms wrack your body as your psyche crumbles under the continuing effects of the devastating psychic assault!
... 20 points of damage!

Horrible delusions assault your mind, while uncontrollable spasms wrack your body as your psyche crumbles under the continuing effects of the devastating psychic assault!
... 34 points of damage!

Horrible delusions assault your mind, while uncontrollable spasms wrack your body as your psyche crumbles under the continuing effects of the devastating psychic assault!
... 34 points of damage!

Horrible delusions assault your mind, while uncontrollable spasms wrack your body as your psyche crumbles under the continuing effects of the devastating psychic assault!
... 20 points of damage!

Horrible delusions assault your mind, while uncontrollable spasms wrack your body as your psyche crumbles under the continuing effects of the devastating psychic assault!
... 29 points of damage!

Horrible delusions assault your mind, while uncontrollable spasms wrack your body as your psyche crumbles under the continuing effects of the devastating psychic assault!
... 20 points of damage!
You manage to regain control of your mind and slowly regain your composure. 
XXX lunges forward at a large ogre with her low steel greatshield and attempts a shield bash!
[Roll result: 229 (open d100: 85)]
XXX lashes out with an awesome shield bash and a large ogre flips end over end and lands on its head!
... 25 points of damage!
Blow to the head causes the large ogre's ears to ring!
The large ogre is stunned!

XXX's low steel greatshield unleashes a blast of psychic energy at the large ogre!

The large ogre recoils in shock!

A large ogre convulses in horrified agony!
... 27 points of damage!
>
A large ogre convulses in horrified agony!
... 21 points of damage!
>
A large ogre convulses in horrified agony!
... 28 points of damage!
>
A large ogre convulses in horrified agony!
... 34 points of damage!
The large ogre screams one last time and dies. 
As you move to attack [low steel shield owner], you catch a glimpse of a your grotesque reflection in his low steel pavis.  Maggots writhe across your hideously warped and twisted visage as a sickly green ooze leaks from your ruined eyes!  Your minds reels from the image as you begin to claw madly at your eyes, seeking to remove all trace of the horrific vision!
Roundtime: 3 sec.