Wand-holding runestaves premiered at Ebon Gate 2011. They are runestaves which can be affixed with a wand or other WAVE-able magic item so that WAVEing the runestaff activates the wand/item. Off-the-shelf versions are not unlocked (can be unlocked twice to be fully unlocked) and have wand mechanisms that can be repaired using FIX. If the mechanism breaks completely, a steel spring will be required to fix it, so it is recommended to FIX the mechanism when it is worn, but not completely broken. ANALYZE will tell you the status of the unlocking and the condition of the springs in addition the the standard information.
You analyze your pale faewood staff and sense that the item is largely free from merchant alteration restrictions. The creator has also provided the following information: * 15/15/15 alterations are fine, no long descriptions. * It CAN have a show description, if the merchant is comfortable adding one. This pale faewood staff is fully unlocked! The springs on the pale faewood staff appear to be in absolutely pristine and perfect condition. You might be able to have a talented merchant lighten the pale faewood staff for you.
The ANALYZE messaging will vary depending upon the the condition of the wand-holding mechanism:
- Permanent/non-degrading - The springs on the pale faewood staff appear to be in absolutely pristine and perfect condition.
- Non-permanent, undamaged - The springs appear to be in a flawless and undamaged state.
Wand-holding staves have also been sold off the shelf with mana, acuity, and various elemental flares, and wand mechanisms can be added to existing runestaves by Bazzelwyn. Staves can be unlocked by Xerria on Mist Harbor or Bazzelwyn for additional actions.
- Loading a wand runestaff
>hands You glance down to see a gnarled pale faewood staff in your right hand a gold wand in your left hand. >put wand in my staff You pull out the retaining pins on the segmented cap and place the wand in the hollow tip of your staff. Turning a small peg, you close the tip tightly around the wand. Roundtime: 5 sec. R>hands You have a gnarled pale faewood staff tipped with a golden wand in your right hand. >look staff The pale faewood staff is capped with an apparatus of two interlocked rings and three triangular segments that come together at a sharp angle. The springs appear to be in absolutely pristine and perfect condition. A golden wand is clamped in to the mechanism, its tip extending past the end of the staff. >get wand in staf You loosen the retaining pins and open the segmented mouth of the staff's tip, retrieving the wand from within. Roundtime: 5 sec.
- Using a wand runestaff
>wave staff at rolton You wave your pale faewood staff at a rolton and small sparks of energy dance around the golden wand in its tip. 1d100: 39 + Modifiers: 235 == 274 You hurl a stream of fire at a rolton! AS: +378 vs DS: +25 with AvD: +55 + d100 roll: +86 = +494 ... and hit for 278 points of damage! Skin and muscle seared off right hand. Not much left. The rolton bleats loudly as she slumps to the ground and cradles her wounded right hoof. The rolton lets out a final agonized bleat and dies. Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.
- Tier 1 unlock
>pet/touch my staff You run a hand along the length of the pale faewood staff and stop as your fingers brush the intricate mechanisms at the top of the staff. >pull my staff Holding one elbow loosely at an angle, you let the pale faewood staff rest casually in the crook of your elbow. >lean my staff You lean against your pale faewood staff, casually wrapping a hand around the apparatus perched on its tip. >push/press my staff Holding the pale faewood staff tightly in one clenched fist, you push it out before you, holding it parallel to the floor.
- Tier 2 unlock
>point my staf at sign You raise your pale faewood staff slightly and then bring it level so it is pointing directly at a rotted wooden signpost. >shake my staff (with wand) Holding the pale faewood staff in one hand, you give it a quick shake back and forth. A small cascade of shimmering sparks fall from the golden wand clasped in the staff's grip and dissipate as they tumble downwards.