Wand-holding runestaff

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A wand-holding runestaff is a scripted runestaff that can be affixed with a wand or other WAVE-able magic item so that WAVEing the runestaff activates the wand/item. The staff has an off-the-shelf version and can be unlocked twice additional zests.

The wand mechanisms can become worn or broken but can 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. The staves premiered at Ebon Gate 2011.

Off-the-Shelf

SHOW

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.  The tip is currently empty, revealing a deep recess in the center of the staff.

Usage

Verb Style First Third
GET Wand from staff You loosen the retaining pins and open the segmented mouth of the staff's tip, retrieving the wand from within.

Roundtime: 5 sec.

XXX loosens the retaining pins on her staff and opens the segmented mouth of the staff's tip, retrieving the wand from within.
PUT Wand in 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.

XXX pulls the retaining pins on her staff and places her wand in the hollow tip of her pale faewood staff, then turns a small peg, closing the three segment tip tightly around the wand.

Tier 1

Usage

Verb First Third
LEAN You lean against your pale faewood staff, casually wrapping a hand around the apparatus perched on its tip. XXX leans against her pale faewood staff, casually wrapping a hand around the apparatus perched on its tip.
PULL Holding one elbow loosely at an angle, you let the pale faewood staff rest casually in the crook of your elbow. Holding one elbow loosely at an angle, XXX lets her pale faewood staff rest casually in the crook of her elbow.
PUSH Holding the pale faewood staff tightly in one clenched fist, you push it out before you, holding it parallel to the floor. Holding her pale faewood staff in one clenched fist, XXX pushes her pale faewood staff out before her, holding it parallel to the ground.
TOUCH Empty: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. XXX runs a hand along the length of her pale faewood staff and stops as her fingers brush the intricate mechanism at the top of the staff.
Loaded: You run a hand along the length of the pale faewood staff and a pale glimmer sparkles across the aquamarine wand in its grasp. XXX runs a hand along the length of her pale faewood staff and a pale glimmer sparkles across the aquamarine wand in its grasp.

Tier 2

Analyze

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.

Usage

Verb Style First Third
POINT At object You raise your pale faewood staff slightly and then bring it level so it is pointing directly at a towering gilded gate. XXX raises her pale faewood staff slightly and then brings it level so it is pointing directly at a towering gilded gate.
At person As you point your pale faewood staff directly at XXX, a faint corona of energy wraps the wand in its tip. As XXX points her pale faewood staff directly at YYY, a faint corona of energy wraps the wand in its tip.
SHAKE Loaded 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. XXX gives her pale faewood staff a quick back and forth shake. A small cascade of shimmering sparks fall from the aquamarine wand clasped in the staff's grip and dissipate as they tumble downwards.
Empty You give the pale faewood staff a quick back and forth shake, but nothing impressive happens. XXX gives her pale faewood staff a quick back and forth shake.

Additional Information

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.

According to the analyze and loresong, the item may be account attuned to provide a scripted benefit:

The pale faewood staff has some unknown (scripted) benefit.

Note: It is unclear via the analyze or loresong what the benefit exactly is, but it may be the non-degrading benefit.

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.
Wand-holding runestaff Information
Type Mechanical
Item Classification Weapon
Item(s) Applied to Runestaff
Alterable Yes
Light/Deep Yes
Original Release Merchant Bazzelwyn
Original Release Venue Feywrot Mire
Original Release Year 2011
Tiered Yes
Number of Tiers 3
How to Unlock Merchant
Restrictions Short and show description alterations only
Item Verbs
GET LEAN PULL PUSH
PUT SHAKE TOUCH WAVE