Sigil Staff

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Sigil Staff was released at Duskruin Arena in December 2018 at Sigil Shop. The staff had been teased previous to this on the official forums and one was in the 2018 Ebon Gate feeder. GameMaster Estild created the Sigil Staff.

Tier 1 (OTS)

Verb Viewpoint Messaging
GET First Person You remove a sigil-carved glowbark runestaff from in your <container>. At your touch, a number of sigils worked into its grain take on a faint luminescence.
Third Person <Person> removes a sigil-carved witchwood scepter from in <his/her> <container>. At <his/her> touch, a number of sigils worked into its grain take on a faint luminescence.
DRAW First Person You focus intently and begin a precisely ordered series of hand motions. Threads of <color> energy scribe themselves on the air before you, forming concentric geometric shapes bordered by dense lines of runes. With your final gesture, an arcane sigil bursts into being at the center of the elaborate pattern.

After a moment's scrutiny, you flick your fingers and allow the construct to disperse.

Third Person <Person's> eyes narrow with concentration, and <he/she> begins a precisely ordered series of hand motions. Threads of <color> energy scribe themselves on the air before <him/her>, forming concentric geometric shapes bordered by dense lines of runes. At <his/her> final gesture, an arcane sigil bursts into being at the center of the elaborate pattern.

After a moment's scrutiny, <person> flicks <his/her> fingers, and the lines of the pattern dissolve, leaving nothing but a fading afterimage.

HUG First Person You draw your witchwood scepter in close. Its myriad arcane sigils intensify for a moment, casting a <color> veil across your vision.
Third Person <Person> draws <his/her> staff in close. Its myriad arcane sigils intensify for a moment, casting a <color> veil across <his/her> vision.
POINT (at nothing) First Person You point your witchwood scepter at nothing in particular. Ribbons of <color> energy briefly curl away from the sigils gleaming within its surface.
Third Person <Person> angles <his/her> witchwood scepter to one side. Ribbons of <color> energy briefly curl away from the sigils gleaming within its surface.
POINT (at person/thing) First Person You narrow your eyes and point your witchwood scepter at <Person>. Ribbons of <color> energy unwind from the sigils gleaming within its surface and coil about <him/her> before snapping back to their origin.
Second Person With narrowed eyes, <person> points <his/her> witchwood scepter at you. Ribbons of <color> energy unwind from the sigils gleaming within its surface and coil about you before snapping back to their origin.
Third Person With narrowed eyes, <Person> points <his/her> witchwood scepter at <Person/thing>. Ribbons of <color> energy unwind from the sigils gleaming within its surface and coil about it before snapping back to their origin.
SPIN First Person You slowly rotate your witchwood scepter between your flattened palms. Crackling <color> filaments spin out from its surface, intertwining and forming a spiraling array of <random rune> runes. The runes flash briefly, then disperse.
Third Person <Person> slowly rotates<his/her> witchwood scepter between flattened palms. Crackling <color> filaments spin out from its surface, intertwining and forming a spiraling array of <random rune> runes. The runes flash briefly, then disperse.
TOUCH First Person Lost in thought, you absently stroke the grain of your witchwood scepter, and <color> energy trails follow in the wake of your fingertips.
Third Person Glimmers of radiance follow the paths of <Person's> fingertips as <he/she> absently strokes the grain of <his/her> witchwood scepter, and <color> energy trails follow in the wake of <his/her> fingertips.
Parrying an attack First Person A complex pattern of <color> energy flashes briefly into existence between you and <target>, deflecting the assault entirely.
Third Person A complex pattern of <color> energy flashes briefly into existence between <Person> and <target>, deflecting the assault entirely.

Tier 2

At this tier, spells can be TRANSFERred from scrolls onto the runestaff. The number of spells the runestaff can hold are unlocked separately (up to 6 spells total). Transferring a spell from a scroll locks it (in terms of Scroll Infusion (714)).

Verb Viewpoint Messaging
INVOKE <spell> <Sigil Staff>
CAST
First Person Holding your witchwood scepter before you, you focus intently on the <spell name> sigil illuminated within its grain. In response to your murmured invocation, the sigil's power blazes forth in trails of <color> energy and surges into you!
Third Person Holding <his/her> witchwood scepter before <himself/herself>, <Person> focus intently on a sigil illuminated within its grain. In response to <his/her> murmured invocation, the sigil's power blazes forth in trails of <color> energy and surges into <him/her>!
READ First Person You focus on your witchwood scepter and notice brightly burning sigils corresponding to these spells:
TRANSFER <spell> <Sigil Staff> First Person Murmuring a precise incantation, you focus your concentration on the <spell> spell scribed on your grey sheet of vellum. The arcane symbols flicker and fade from the vellum entirely before flaring to life as a <color> sigil on your witchwood scepter.
Third Person Murmuring a precise incantation, <Person> focuses <his/her> concentration on a spell scribed on her <scroll>. The arcane symbols flicker and fade from the <scroll> entirely before flaring to life as a <color> sigil on her witchwood scepter.

Tier 3

At this tier, the staff can be WAVEd at a target to dispel 1-3 spells (requires 500 mana to have been spent casting spells to fuel the ability and has a 5 minute cooldown) and adds special LOOK messaging.

Verb Viewpoint Messaging
WAVE First Person A decisive gesture sets sigils all along your witchwood scepter ablaze. Tendrils of <color> energy lash out at <target> and cage it within bands of concentric geometry that constrict as one, shattering upon impact!
Third Person A decisive gesture sets sigils all along <Person>'s witchwood scepter ablaze. Tendrils of <color> energy lash out at <target> and cage it within bands of concentric geometry that constrict as one, shattering upon impact!

Messaging to know when it's available for use:
>look runestaff
You notice 1 sigil more pronounced than the others along the runestaff: a brightly glowing sigil with bands of concentric geometry.

Special messaging when LOOKed at while holding the runestaff:
A slowly rotating ring of sigils encircles each of <his/her> hands, scribed on the air in <color> energy.

Tier 4

At this tier, the staff can be RAISEd to lower the mana cost of all spells by 50% for 30 seconds or 10 casts (requires 5000 mana to have been spent casting spells to fuel the ability and has a 60 minute cooldown) and adds ambient messaging.

Verb Viewpoint Messaging
RAISE First Person, Start You raise your glowbark runestaff high! <Color> sparks jitter along its grain as sigils flare to life one after the other. Sharp lines of energy pulse in the air around you, the swift shifting of their patterns a dizzying yet curiously regimented dance. So invoked, the arcane energies continue to visibly flow about you even after you lower your runestaff.
Third Person, Start <Person> raises <his/her> glowbark runestaff high! <Color> sparks jitter along its grain as sigils flare to life one after the other. Sharp lines of energy pulse in the air around <him/her>, the swift shifting of their patterns a dizzying yet curiously regimented dance. So invoked, the arcane energies continue to visibly flow about <Person> even after <he/she> lowers <his/her> runestaff.
First Person, when casting any spell while active The shifting energy surrounding you clarifies the pattern of your spell.
First Person, End The patterns of shifting, <color> energy surrounding you flicker and fade away.
Third Person, End The patterns of shifting, <color> energy surrounding <Person> flicker and fade away.

Messaging to know when it's available for use:
>look runestaff
You notice 1 sigil more pronounced than the others along the runestaff: a sigil emitting pale sparks that shimmer in and out of existence.

Ambient Viewpoint Messaging
PROD ON With a subtle gesture, you release the energies coursing through your glowbark runestaff from their bindings, allowing them to surge and flow as their nature dictates.
OFF With a subtle gesture, you bind the energies coursing through your glowbark runestaff to quiescence.
1 First Person Thin wisps of <color> haze seep from your witchwood scepter.
Third Person Thin wisps of <color> haze seep from <Person>'s witchwood scepter.
2 First Person The grain of your witchwood scepter ripples faintly with contained energy.
Third Person The grain of <Person>'s witchwood scepter ripples faintly with contained energy.
3 First Person Faint lines of visible energy score the air around you, radiating from your witchwood scepter.
Third Person Faint lines of visible energy score the air around <Person>, radiating from <his/her> witchwood scepter.
4 First Person Glints of <color> energy crest the surface of your witchwood scepter, tracing the outline of an arcane sigil before sinking away.
Third Person Glints of <color> energy crest the surface of <Person>'s witchwood scepter, tracing the outline of an arcane sigil before sinking away.
5 First Person Several sigils incised along your witchwood scepter flicker briefly with <color> energy.
Third Person Several sigils incised along <Person>'s witchwood scepter flicker briefly with <color> energy.
6 First Person A low crackling sound accompanies the momentary flare of a sigil on your witchwood scepter.
Third Person A low crackling sound accompanies the momentary flare of a sigil on <Person>'s witchwood scepter.
7 First Person The sigils wreathing your hands pulse with <color> energy.
Third Person The sigils wreathing <Person>'s hands pulse with <color> energy.
8 First Person Following a brief fluctuation, the <color> sigils encircling your hands settle into a new pattern of arcane geometry.
Third Person Following a brief fluctuation, the <color> sigils encircling <Person>'s hands settle into a new pattern of arcane geometry
9 First Person The ring of sigils orbiting your hands abruptly reverses the direction of its rotation.
Third Person The ring of sigils orbiting <Person>'s hands abruptly reverses the direction of its rotation.
10 First Person Your witchwood scepter thrums with controlled power, subtly vibrating beneath your hand.
11 First Person The arcane energies contained within your witchwood scepter ebb and flow with a slow, inexorable rhythm.
12 First Person A subdued hum, more sensed than heard, emanates from your witchwood scepter.

Tier 5

At this tier, the staff unlocks the ability for the runestaff to multicast (repeat the last cast spell) as a standard flare.

>prep 713
You trace an intricate sign that contorts in the air while forcefully invoking Balefire...
Your spell is ready.
>cast at rat
You gesture at a small black rat.
You hurl a ball of greenish-black flame at a small black rat!
  AS: +417 vs DS: +204 with AvD: +12 + d100 roll: +14 = +239
   ... and hit for 56 points of damage!
   Superheated arc of plasma traces blackened path across the black rat's belly!
   The black rat is stunned!
The ball of greenish-black flame strikes a small black rat, blossoming into a much larger sphere of flame upon impact.
   ... 5 points of damage!
   Pinpoint strike sears the black rat's chest.

 ** Numerous sigils along your glowbark runestaff abruptly flare to brilliance!  <Color> energy surges from each, twining into an echo of your last spell... **

You hurl a ball of greenish-black flame at a small black rat!
  AS: +417 vs DS: +184 with AvD: +12 + d100 roll: +56 = +301
   ... and hit for 74 points of damage!
   Intense arc of energy flays the black rat's arm to the bone!
The black rat shrieks as it slumps to the ground and licks at its wounded right foreleg.
The ball of greenish-black flame strikes a small black rat, blossoming into a much larger sphere of flame upon impact.
   ... 5 points of damage!
   Insignificant burns to the black rat's neck.
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.

Analyze

analyze my runestaff
You analyze your glowbark runestaff and sense that the creator has provided the following information:

This is a tier 5 Sigil Staff.

Tier
  1: a standard runestaff with some special messaging
  2: allows spells to be TRANSFERred from scrolls onto itself, number of spells the runestaff can hold are unlocked separately (up to 6 spells), currently holds 2 spells
  3: can be WAVEd at a target to dispel 1-3 spells (requires 500 mana to have been spent casting spells to fuel the ability and has a 5 minute cooldown) and adds special LOOK messaging
  4: can be RAISEd to lower the mana cost of all spells by 50% for 30 seconds or 10 casts (requires 5000 mana to have been spent casting spells to fuel the ability and has a 60 minute cooldown) and adds ambient messaging
  5: unlocks the ability for the runestaff to multi-cast (repeat the last cast spell) as a standard flare

Unlocked verbs: draw, hug, invoke, point, prod, read, spin, transfer, touch, wave

The runestaff can have the color or quality of its sigils and magic effects customized with a descriptive word or phrase.  Various messaging will include this custom setting.

  The current setting is: pale

  Messaging using this custom setting must make sense in the following context examples:
    a/an [adjective] sigil
    [adjective] energy/sparks/tendrils/haze

  Customization should remain simple, nothing so complex as to require a comma.
  Examples of functional customization choices: pale, dark, bright, shadowy, fiery, blue-green, coruscating violet, silver and gold
  Examples of nonfunctional customization choices: shapes, anything that is not an adjective, anything lengthy enough to require a comma for grammatical purposes
  Try to keep it to three words or less, and if three words, see prior rules. ('silver and gold' works, 'red, blue, and green' does not because of sentence structures, 'incandescent viridian and gold-speckled cerulean' is long enough to be cumbersome)
  When in doubt, use a distinct color.

The random runes that are displayed when the runestaff is spun can also be customized to any list of words.

  The current setting is: luck,sunburst,celestial,forest,glacier,will-o-wisp,fire,water,earth,air,lorae'tyr,shien'tyr,grik'tyr

You might be able to have a talented merchant lighten the glowbark runestaff for you.

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