Spirit gauntlet

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Spirit gauntlets create bows of pure energy. They be overcharged in a "spirit mode" which drains the wielder's spirit while drastically improving the bow's strength.

Three were sold at the Ebon Gate 2006 auction. Another was sold at the Great Auction of 2016.

Items

  • a supple azure leather gauntlet - short bow
  • a wide-cuffed thick leather glove - composite bow
  • a slender pure white leather glove (may have been altered to: a camouflaged leather gauntlet reinforced with black alloy plating) - long bow
  • a vaalin-chased silver mesh gauntlet - composite bow, "Ronan's Kiss" from Great Auction of 2016

Properties

  • Each gauntlet can be raised to make a 5x enchant bow of pure energy appear in your hand. This costs 20 mana.
  • It costs 5 mana every minute to keep the bow from receding back into the gauntlet.
  • Arrows are created from the bow as you draw it back and are 0x enchant with plasma flares.
  • Double flares on the undead.
  • Once every 2 hours the gauntlet can be clenched to enter a spirit draining mode that drastically improves the bow's strength.
  • In spirit mode it costs 1 spirit every 45-60 seconds to maintain.
  • Once in spirit mode the arrows become 5x enchanted, and will flare on every hit.
  • Also once spirit mode starts the glove imparts a bonus of +10 to strength, aura, and influence that lasts for 20 minutes. Even after the bow has left spirit mode.
  • After the first spirit point is drained the arrows become 10x enchant.
  • Sometime after the first spirit point drain the bow will increase to 10x as well, making for effectively a 20x always flaring bow.
  • When spirit mode ends either by death or DROPping/SWAPping/WEARing the weapon back into the gauntlet it will inflict 2nd degree hand wounds.
  • Because the bow is made of pure energy, when disarmed the bow just recedes back into the gauntlet and needs to be reformed.

Usage

Arming/Disarming

Mana Mode

>raise gaunt
You raise your clenched fist above your head, causing crackling arcs of hazy blue energy to streak forth from either end of your leather gauntlet. The energy quickly stabilizes, forming a hazy blue bow centered on your left hand.

>tap bow
You tap a crackling hazy blue long bow, which is in your left hand.

>drop bow
Crackling bands of hazy blue energy flow down the limbs your hazy blue bow as they recede into the confines of your leather gauntlet.

Spirit Mode

>clench gaunt
As you tighten your grip around a crackling hazy blue long bow, you feel a sudden rush of power surge through your left arm, demolishing the damping force within the conduit connecting you to the bow! You feel the power begin to siphon away the very essence of your life!

>drop bow
Overexerted from the enormous surge of power through your left arm, you feel your muscles scream with pain, accompanied by a number of shattered bones! Crackling bands of hazy blue energy flow down the limbs your hazy blue bow as they recede into the confines of your leather gauntlet.

Attacking

Mana mode

You draw back on the force between the limbs of your bow, drawing upon your power to create a crackling diffuse golden bolt of energy.
You fire a crackling diffuse golden bolt of energy at a rotting woodsman!
AS: +210 vs DS: +149 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +75 = +156
... and hit for 28 points of damage!
Strike pierces forearm!
The bolt of energy dissipates into tiny diffuse golden particles.
Roundtime: 4 sec.

Spirit mode

You draw back on the force between the limbs of your bow, drawing upon your power to create a crackling diffuse golden bolt of energy.
You fire a crackling diffuse golden bolt of energy at a wood wight!
AS: +235 vs DS: +100 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +75 = +230
... and hit for 69 points of damage!
Blow shatters knee and severs lower leg!
A wood wight screams delightedly and falls to the ground grasping its mangled right leg!
It seems to enjoy the pain!

** Your bolt of energy suddenly bursts, scattering into particles of diffuse golden plasma! **
... 25 points of damage!
Plasma scalds the wood wight's stomach leaving painful red streaks.

** The diffuse golden particles swirl and collapse in on themselves, centered on a wood wight! **
... 20 points of damage!
Minor burns to the wood wight's shield arm.
Roundtime: 4 sec.

Your life essence continues to drain away into the hazy blue bow!

You draw back on the force between the limbs of your bow, drawing upon your power to create a crackling diffuse golden bolt of energy.
You fire a crackling diffuse golden bolt of energy at a wood wight!
AS: +260 vs DS: +80 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +25 = +225
... and hit for 55 points of damage!
Elbow punctured, oh what pain!

** Your bolt of energy suddenly bursts, scattering into particles of diffuse golden plasma! **
... 5 points of damage!
Pinpoint strike sears the wood wight's chest.

** The diffuse golden particles swirl and collapse in on themselves, centered on a wood wight! **
... 20 points of damage!
Minor burns to the wood wight's weapon arm.
Roundtime: 4 sec.

You draw back on the force between the limbs of your bow, drawing upon your power to create a crackling diffuse golden bolt of energy.
You fire a crackling diffuse golden bolt of energy at a rotting woodsman!
AS: +285 vs DS: +152 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +6 = +159
... and hit for 26 points of damage!
Strike just below the jaw, nice shot to the neck!

** Your bolt of energy suddenly bursts, scattering into particles of diffuse golden plasma! **
... 25 points of damage!
A raw, red hole is drilled in the rotting woodsman's chest by a powerful bolt!
The rotting woodsman falls to the ground, a lifeless lump of flesh.
Roundtime: 4 sec.

Messaging

Randomly occurring messaging

Your hazy blue bow flickers into transparency for a moment, before quickly returning to normal.
Your hazy blue bow pulses softly.
A bead of hazy blue energy flows down the invisible thread connecting the upper and lower limbs of your bow, leaving behind a tiny shimmering trail.
An intense wave of hazy blue light suddenly manifests itself across your bow, slowly fading out as it lingers silently in the air.
Your bow issues a low thrumming sound in time with irregular hazy blue pulses, more felt than heard.
Erratic fibers of hazy blue essence dance their way up and down the insubstantial form of your bow.