Item:Writing quill with a colorful plume

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writing quill with a colorful plume
Look: You see nothing unusual.
Weight: 5 stones
Metal: Unknown
Appraised Cost: 6,250 Kronars5,000 Lirums <br />4,510 Dokoras <br />6.25 LTBpoints <br />6.25 Tickets <br />6.25 Scrips <br />
  • This item is magical.
  • This holds the Resonance spell.
Dimensions: 1 length x 1 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Drathrok's Duskruin 419/Drathrok's Assemblage

This is an unlimited use wand.



>wave my quill at <weapon>
You wave your writing quill at a <weapon>.
You close your eyes briefly, focusing on the dull thumping of your own heart.  Extending that focus to a <weapon>, you feel it resonate with you.


The quill will increase the top two damage types of your weapon for 28 minutes. This effect is the same as casting Resonance at half mana. See Resonance for more details.

>app my <weapon>

A <weapon> is a <type> <range> weapon.
A <weapon> trains the <weapon skill> skill.

You are certain that it could do:
  no puncture damage
  somewhat fair slice damage.  The <weapon>'s edge seems to resonate with violent energy.
  very severe impact damage.  The <weapon>'s face seems to resonate with violent energy.
  no fire damage
  no cold damage
  no electric damage
>focus my <weapon>
You focus your magical senses on a <weapon>.
You sense the Resonance spell on a <weapon>, which should last about 28 minutes.

The <weapon> has no discernible magical pattern.
Roundtime: 6 sec.


You recognize that the quill is a spellcasting device. The quill 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 quill 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."