Unholy quickening

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Unholy Quickening is a creature maneuver performed by lithe veiled sentinels that turns a target's weapon into a snake, which in turn attacks the target attempting to poison him/her. After the snake attack the weapon will return to the target's opposite hand from which it is usually wielded, thus giving the target a further defensive disadvantage. If the target's hands are full, the weapon will seek an appropriate container on the target, but if an appropriate container is not found, it will fall to the ground and be subject to usual item loss mechanics. Success is based on the standard maneuver roll.

CLENCHing the snake will attempt to combat it.

Messaging

Striking with a serpent's unsettling quickness, a lithe veiled sentinel lashes out and grabs your naginata. Vile blue-green energy lances down her arm and into the naginata, kindling it into an unholy semblance of life. The naginata's form twists and mutates, sprouting scales and cold eyes as it transforms into a black emperor cobra!

The cobra wriggles down your arm, coiling about your neck!
Hissing furiously, a black emperor cobra sinks its teeth into your neck!
... 10 points of damage!
Well placed shot to the neck!
You are stunned for 2 rounds!
A virulent poison courses through your veins!

Hissing furiously, a black emperor cobra sinks its teeth into your left arm!
... 10 points of damage!
Strike pierces upper arm!
The poison in your veins grows even more excruciating to endure!

Hissing furiously, a black emperor cobra sinks its teeth into your left leg!
... 5 points of damage!
Minor puncture to the left leg.
The poison in your veins grows even more excruciating to endure!

Undulating its sinewy body, a black emperor cobra works its way to your right arm!

Hissing furiously, a black emperor cobra sinks its teeth into your left arm!
... 3 points of damage!
Minor puncture to the left arm.
The poison in your veins grows even more excruciating to endure!

Striking like lightning, a black emperor cobra bites down on your left leg!
... 5 points of damage!
Minor puncture to the left leg.

Striking like lightning, a black emperor cobra bites down on your left leg!
... 10 points of damage!
Strike pierces thigh!
You are knocked to the ground!
The poison in your veins grows even more excruciating to endure!

A black emperor cobra lets out a last desperate hiss, its body twitching in agony. As the last stubborn life goes out of its length, its body oozes into the shape of an amber-veined long mithril naginata. The naginata falls into your left hand.

Miss

A lithe veiled sentinel lashes out in an attempt to disarm your long mithril naginata, but you are too swift for her!