Item:Small platinum statue of Kertigen dressed in flamboyant colors
|small platinum statue of Kertigen dressed in flamboyant colors|
|Look:||The miniature figurine is painted in exquisite details, capturing his dark black hair and fine beard. A rich red cloak decorated with golden red symbols envelopes his body, leaving only his hands visible.|
|Appraised Cost:|| 62,500 Kronars|
|Dimensions:||1 length x 1 width x 1 height|
|Sources:||Source is Droughtman's Challenge 430/End loot|
>invoke my statue
You hold the platinum statue in your hand and close your eyes in concentration. A sense of heightened muscle memory awakens in your hands, steadying them against the fatigue of meticulous and repetitive handiwork.
Boosts +Forging skill, +Outfitting skill, +Engineering skill, Bonus +11% to skills rounded down, Duration 28 roisaen
You recognize that the statue is a spellcasting device. The statue will produce a magical effect under its own power if properly triggered, leaving your own talent out of the equation. Tales of humble heros producing spectacular magic because of a trinket find their anchor in reality here. There are few limits on the size or shape of spellcasting devices. Wands, rattles, staves and charms are common, but masterful enchanters have used pebbles or even dried flowers as the device's physical vessel. Most spellcasting devices contain a core of specially treated cambrinth to house the enchantment's charge, but a free-standing charge -- magical energy that simply hangs within its spell pattern -- is possible, at the cost of longevity.
While the statue takes no spellcasting skill to work, invoking it is not effortless. Spellcasting devices require, at the very least, elaborate gesturing to function (a safety mechanism). Complex magic requires suitably complex perparations, often related to the realm of magic being used. It is not rare for a device to be keyed to the invoker's pulse, emotional state, bodily stance, surface thoughts or even prayfulness. The mixture of knowledge and discipline required to invoke these devices off hand demands practice.
You figure the simplest way to describe how to trigger it is "pointing it at your target, shaking it at your target, waving it at your target or invoking it."