Black ora jewelry
Black ora jewelry are rare, cursed items crafted from black ora that cannot be removed once worn. An update was issued in 2013 which allowed for two different versions, uncommon and rare. Original black ora pieces were automatically grandfathered into the rare category that continues to offer both a mana dump and a spirit drain and have been given four additional verbs to play with. Uncommon jewelry continue to offer the prior verb set, but do not have the mana dump or spirit drain the rare pieces have.
LOOKAmbients on: The shadows surrounding the black ora medallion contort into writhing tendrils. Ambients off: The shadows surrounding the black ora medallion appear motionless.
The black ora medallion resists you.
Note: All items tested required item attunement to do so.
<item> from <container>
(Must be done twice)
|A darkness emanates from the black ora medallion, wrapping itself around your hand. You are suddenly filled with the knowledge that if you reach for the medallion again in the next few seconds you will be making an irrevocable decision. You sense this is a lesser black ora piece.||XXX reaches for the black ora medallion and shudders slightly as it writhes and slithers, finally attaching itself to her neck while momentarily shrouding her in a cloud of darkness.|
|As you reach again to grasp the black ora medallion you shudder slightly as it seems to writhe briefly in your hand. It slithers onto your neck where it securely attaches itself while momentarily shrouding you in a cloud of darkness.|
|NOTE: Once the item has been removed from its container, it automatically attunes and gets worn in the indicated inventory slot for the noun.|
|RUB||You rub your black ora medallion causing a shroud of darkness to momentarily envelop you.||XXX rubs her black ora medallion causing a shroud of darkness to momentarily envelop her.|
|DUST||As you clean and polish your black ora medallion, small puffs of a miasmal haze spring up from the dark metal.||As XXX polishes her black ora medallion, small puffs of a miasmal haze spring up from the dark metal.|
|CLENCH||As you grip your black ora medallion, there are pulses under your hand as dark wisps rise, coiling sinuously in the air.||As XXX grips her black ora medallion, dark wisps rise, coiling sinuously in the air.|
|TAP||A black misty haze drifts from your black ora medallion, eddying around your body until it finally dissipates.||A black misty haze drifts from XXX's black ora medallion, eddying around her body until finally dissipating.|
|PULL||As you absent mindedly tug on your black ora medallion, swirling tendrils of darkness caress your hand.||As XXX absent mindedly tugs on her black ora medallion, swirling tendrils of darkness twine around her hand.|
|PROD|| You place a hand on your black ora medallion, subduing the shadows surrounding it.
You place a hand on your black ora medallion, stirring the shadows surrounding it.
| XXX places a hand on her black ora medallion, subduing the shadows surrounding it.|
XXX places a hand on her black ora medallion, stirring the shadows surrounding it.
|This will turn ambients on and off.|
|TURN||A low-pitched, moaning hum emanates from your black ora medallion.||A low-pitched, moaning hum emanates from XXX's black ora medallion.|
|REMOVE||You struggle to remove your black ora medallion from your neck, but it resists your attempt.||XXX struggles to remove her black ora medallion from her neck, but is unsuccessful.|
|Rare||TOUCH||You lightly trace a forefinger over the surface of your black ora earring, which swells like liquid.||XXX lightly traces a forefinger over the surface of his black ora spurs, which swells like liquid.|
|POKE||Your black ora earring suddenly pulsates darkly and seems to be trying to suck all the air from your lungs. You gasp and struggle as you try to breathe! Just as suddenly it stops and you are finally able to draw a much needed breath.||N/A|
|POSE||Placing a hand on your black ora earring, you give a sinister pose!||Placing a hand on his black ora spurs, XXX gives a sinister pose!|
The black ora medallion around your neck is momentarily engulfed in a shroud of darkness!
Official Update Post
A few updates are now live with the special kind of black ora jewelry (the kind you can't remove once worn). There are two versions now, uncommon and rare. Everyone who has one currently has a rare version. The rare version has 4 new verbs, one being a little more special and can only be used once a week (if you can figure it out). The uncommon version doesn't have the mana dump or spirit drain abilities. The mana dump and spirit drain are now a little more random, and the spirit drain will no longer drain a spirit if you were just resurrected with only one spirit (but it will drain your last spirit if you find yourself with one spirit via other means). All versions have a mood/idle message now that can occur every 30 to 60 minutes. You can PROD the the jewelry item to toggle that on and off and you can see the status via LOOK. The submenu via StormFront's point and click now has a "black ora" submenu (the special verb is excluded from this menu). You can also have special merchants work on them (to alter them), but it will remain a very rare service. Unlocking services won't be a service that will be offered, so choose wisely before wearing one. There will also be some new worn locations released in the future (and possibly some armor accessories). They still can't be removed in any way once worn. But all pieces are now considered fluff and not functional, because... RP choices > Mechanic choices To update the worn location, just use one of the verb traps that gives special messaging and it will automagically correct itself. Enjoy! ~Wyrom