Item:Glowing iron fragment

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glowing iron fragment
Look: Pale white light surrounds a crazed and pitted piece of iron. At first the fragment appears to glisten and shine with a crystalline quality, but upon closer examination you realize this is due to a layer of condensation that has frozen fast to its surface.


Even from this distance you can easily feel the intense chill that clings to the fragment. Contact with the fragment is likely dangerous unless your hands are properly protected.

Weight: 5 stones
Appraised Cost: 0 Kronars
0 Lirums
0 Dokoras
0 LTBpoints
0 Tickets
0 Scrips
Special Properties:
  • This item is magical.
Dimensions: 1 length x 1 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Sleeping Dragon Corn Maze 436/Incidental loot, Sleeping Dragon Corn Maze 432/Incidental loot, Random creature drop, Meteor Impact, Huldah Shrine prizes 421, Huldah Shrine prizes 410, Hollow Eve Festival 436/Game prizes, Grave earth pile 432 prizes, Grave earth pile 428 prizes, Grave earth pile 425 prizes, Grave earth pile 421 prizes, Grave earth pile, Augmented arachnid

Presumed to be a fallen star during the Cosmic Conudrum event, the fragment is imbued with lunar and holy energy. The fragment will quickly lose its power leaving behind an iron fragment unless stored in a star-streaked sack. This sack will only slow the rate of decay, and most fragments will become useless after a week or so.

Any newly generated fragments currently have a life span of one week, but after the festival that will drop dramatically. Your best bet after the festival will be to use them, give them away, or sell them quickly. The life span may become as short as an hour or so. There will be new sources for people who still need them.

If handled without hand armor, it will cause minor hand and skin wounds due to the extreme cold. If there are many fragments in the same sack, you may experience minor eye injuries from looking into the sack. (The more fragments there are, the brighter the light in the sack.)

Attempting to EAT or LICK the fragment will result in internal head wounds and a skin rash.

Sources

The fragments were originally found in the company of rock fragments after a meteor impact. As the Holy Festival 392 grew closer, they begun to be found on the bodies creatures.

Just before the festival opening, there was a large meteor shower and hundreds of them appeared on the ground over an hour's time.

Glowing iron fragments are also found in some 24/7 huntable creatures' loot tables.

Tomiek-iguji broodlings found in the web burrows preceding the Hollow Eve Festival 432 dropped glowing iron fragments.

Uses

Fragments are used to charge the god totem (received by praying to your god at Holy Festival 392). If a fragment is used on a capped totem, there is a chance that the user will receive a level 1 RPA bonus.

Traders can INVOKE the glowing iron fragment while holding it to refill their starlight aura. Doing so will exhaust the fragment's stellar energy and reduce it to a iron fragment.

If held during casting, the fragment enhances Phelim's Sanction and Starlight Sphere. However, this will accelerate the rate of decay.

The first line of the cast messaging will signal the fragment's augmentation:

Starlight Sphere: Your glowing fragment provides a powerful sympathetic connection to the stars above.
Phelim's Sanction: Silver light ripples down your left arm as the holy relic of Phelim responds to your spell.

Study

From a Clerical point of view:
Though the fragment has been heavily polluted with Lunar Magic, you feel a thrill of divine meaning through your soul as you unravel its design.

The influence of three gods converge within the fragment. You sense that the fragment is intimately connected to Tamsine and considered a holy relic by the grace of Phelim. Dark and destructive -- yet no less holy -- currents ripple through the fragment as well, connecting this piece of iron to the terrible will of Huldah.

The connection between Tamsine and Phelim, along with the Lunar pollution, suggests that this is a star fallen from the place where Phelim suspended it. Its appearance and physical composition are manifestations of Huldah's influence, capable of turning divine tears into something deadly and base. You intuit that if the star is left as it is now, Huldah's influence over it will continue to grow and finally become ascendant.

Despite its fallen state, you conclude that it is still an important relic of Phelim. Outside of whatever purpose the gods have set for it, you could likely amplify the Phelim's Sanction spell with its presence.


From a Moon Mage point of view:
Focusing wholly on your magical senses, you methodically examine the nature of the fragment.

Though the fragment is heavily charged with energy, you detect that there is no spell pattern or enchanting sigil behind it. Instead, it appears to be an exaggerated example of meteoric iron. A massive charge of celestial magic built up around the fragment during a time in the heavens, and now that it is on Elanthia that power is "winding down." The bitterly cold light is a manifestation of the escaping energy, akin to the forces called down by the Starlight Sphere spell.

While its composition suggests meteoric iron, this magic is evocative of an origin in the cold and distant stars. Astrologers have never managed to quantify the strength and distance of the stars, but that is because both are perceived to be larger than imagination. Someone who was examining the magical element out of context may leap to the conclusion that he is holding a star, but there's still enough Elanthia left intact to suggest that is not the case.

Whether an exceptional piece of meteoric iron or an infinitesimally small stellar fragment, it is undeniably sympathetic to Stellar Magic. You could likely amplify the Starlight Sphere spell with its presence.


From a Trader point of view:
Though the fragment is heavily charged with energy, you detect that there is no spell pattern or enchanting sigil behind it. Instead, it seems to contain the rawest, purest stellar essence you have ever perceived, which is winding down with each passing moment. The bitterly cold light is a manifestation of the escaping energy, akin to the forces crystallized in avtalia fabrication.

While astrologers insist that stars cannot possibly be this small or benign, your aura singing in its presence tells you otherwise. By directly invoking the fragment, you could likely make great use of this bounty.

Focus

From a Clerical point of view:
You feel an intense chill through your mail gloves.
You focus your magical senses on a glowing iron fragment.
You detect a powerful charge of Lunar energy emanating from the fragment.
The charge is inexorably dissipating but does not show any signs of stress yet.
Though it appears at first glance to be nothing but a Moon Mage's curio, you detect a trace of divine meaning hidden within the strange magic. Careful study and reflection of the fragment could reveal more.


From a Moon Mage point of view:
You focus your magical senses on a glowing iron fragment.
You detect a powerful charge of celestial energy emanating from the fragment.
The charge is inexorably dissipating and will only last for another day.
While lesser magicians may perceive it as Lunar energy, you note that this magic is drawn down from the planets and stars far removed from Elanthia. Celestial energy in an unstructured form is highly unusual and bears detailed study.


From a Trader point of view:
You focus your magical senses on a glowing iron fragment.
You detect an enormous charge of Lunar energy emanating from the fragment.
The charge is inexorably dissipating and will exhaust itself within a day.
There is a sense of familiarity in this, which bears detailed study.

Decay

After a random amount of time, the fragment loses it's magic and becomes a iron fragment. Fragments found on creatures have significantly shorter lifespans than those that fall from the sky. Placing it in a star-streaked sack that was available during the event will extend the time by an unknown amount.

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