Item:Scintillating electrum tuner

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scintillating electrum tuner
Look: A round disc about two fingers in width, the device is flat and smooth with a series of long and viciously sharp orichalcum needles in an archaic configuration protruding from the back. On the obverse, a greenish-black stone with a waxy texture is set flush into the metal.
Weight: 1 stones
Metal: No
Appraised Cost: 2,000 Kronars
1,600 Lirums
1,443.2 Dokoras
2 LTBpoints
2 Tickets
2 Scrips
Properties:
  • This item is magical.
Dimensions: 1 length x 1 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Su Helmas: The Forbidden Temple 438/End loot, Su Helmas: Make Haste! 444/End loot, Su Helmas: Entrapped 440/End loot, Drathrok's Duskruin 442/Drathrok's Assemblage, Drathrok's Duskruin 438/Drathrok's Assemblage, Drathrok's Duskruin 435/Drathrok's Assemblage, Drathrok's Duskruin 430/Drathrok's Assemblage, Drathrok's Duskruin 426/Drathrok's Assemblage, Drathrok's Duskruin 422/Drathrok's Assemblage, Drathrok's Duskruin 421/Drathrok's Assemblage, Drathrok's Duskruin 419/Drathrok's Assemblage

>STUDY my electrum tuner
You carefully study a scintillating electrum tuner.
This appears to be a magic tuner, a device which can be used to artifically perceive mana streams regardless of type or presence of Attunement. While it is impossible to manipulate mana through them, it is possible to get an accurate gauge of the quality of mana in a region (or time, for Lunar mana) using it.
There is one rather unpleasent twist these are not hand-held devices. Instead, the tuner must be implanted in the spinal cord of the recipient to function. If successfully implanted, the tuner may then be invoked at any time to gauge the frequency it is tuned to.
This particular tuner has not been prepared for surgery. It must be shaped, preferably by someone other than the recipient, to prepare it for implantation. You realize that a diagnostic link with the intended recipient would help you with the shaping process.

>FOCUS my electrum tuner
You focus your magical senses on a scintillating electrum tuner.
You sense a definite Life pattern imbued within the tuner.
In addition to Life energy, the tuner is imbued with Elemental energy. A complex Analogous Pattern has been used to prevent the magics from directly interacting.
The pattern is at full power.
The functionality of the tuner is not readily apparent and may bear closer studying.

Allows the user to perceive elemental mana via INVOKE. See mana tuners for additional details, including implanting and unlocks.