Item:Snowflake obsidian cufflinks mounted in silver

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snowflake obsidian cufflinks mounted in silver
Look: A pattern of white crystals is scattered over the surface of the black stone, creating a striking contrast of hues. At the center of each cufflink is an exquisitely etched snow eagle.
Weight: Unknown
Appraised Cost: Unknown
Special Properties:
  • This item is magical.
  • This item is worn in a generic slot.
Dimensions: ? length x ? width x ? height
Sources: Source is Droughtman's Challenge 433/Incidental loot, Droughtman's Challenge 430/Incidental loot

FOCUS:

You focus your magical senses on some snowflake obsidian cufflinks mounted in silver. The obsidian cufflinks has a definite magical pattern, which is apparently a ritual focus. The focus is currently unattuned. While the magical nature of the focus is clear enough, you will need to study it more carefully to recollect how they function.

STUDY:

You recognize that the cufflinks is a ritual focus. It's a tool that assists in harnessing the mana required to cast ritual spells, if it is invoked while the spell is being prepared.

In particular, this directly assists in harnessing mana. When activated, the cufflinks will accumulate energy from mana streams that pass through it, stored within a core of specially enchanted cambrinth. The enchantment is designed for fluid discharge rather than lifespan, so the magician must skillfully direct the spell energy within moments of reaching the desired charge.

The mana manipulation done through ritual foci are crude and often sharply limited by the design of the enchantment. Most ritual foci are limited to being useful only to a specific book of magic, though foci designed with incredible skill can be more broadly useful. No known ritual focus is fine enough to work at a level above the blunt strokes of empowering a ritual, much to the relief of their users' job security.