You see Jorenn Evarsa, Agitator, a Human.
He has an oval face, amber eyes and a straight nose. His dark brown hair is shoulder length and wavy, and is worn loose. He has weathered skin and a lean build.
He is tall for a Human.
He is an adult.
He is holding a mended sandalwood dueling lance fit with a wicked point of indigo uthamar.
He is wearing a battered leather hat with a wide upturned brim, an ecru traveling cloak of Velakan linen sewn with prismatic fractals at the hem, a slender brass-ringed hauberk sewn over a gambeson of fine ecru brocade, a neatly strapped treasureweave harness spun with a multihued fractal pattern, a brass-banded dragonwood scabbard dressed in dusty Velakan linen, a sand-worn scrivener's sidebag sewn from swaths of ecru khiynit, a dusty madun scavenger’s pouch secured with a brass buckle, a well-fitted pair of indigo aniline leather pants and some faded leather boots with badly worn soles.
a serrated razaksel spear with an alerce haft adorned in vibrant tulvora intarsia
Look: Undulating serration on a classically styled spearhead lends it the look of a flickering, coppery flame emerging from the haft. Along the darkly polished alerce of the weapon, multicolored tulvora inlay has been modified into a musical phrase, its notes set with lightning amethyst, glacier emerald, and zenith spinel to denote a conflux of elements. Scorch marks mar the vivid geometries in treasureweave binding that serves as a grip, while carved script circles a rikar crystal in the base.
Read: “Zengaudru” (Lightningstorm)
a mended sandalwood dueling lance fit with a wicked point of indigo uthamar
Look: Uneven sanding and varnish smooth several areas of off-color tulvora inlay that restore the lance's original shaft. The repairs reveal a sleek, precise weapon that seems styled for use by a Musparan emissary or assassin. Where the warm ochre sandalwood meets the indigo lance point, an undulating seam evokes a desert horizon at night. White grains glimmer like stars across the serrated blade tip forged of dark uthamar. A carved phrase, blurred under new varnish, runs down the shaft.
Read: “Achordin westan surmi chelmor." (Don’t fear the cold desert night.)
a razor-edged razaksel pilum with a shaft of rockwood and fragrant tulvora
Look: The reinforced razaksel shank of this weapon bears a triangular cross-section and an uncommonly keen edge that makes it effective at close range. Two rikar crystals mark the end of the brass langets that secure it, bound there with a strip of bright carmine songsilk that hangs in contrast. Rolling like sand dunes, a pattern of waveforms inlaid in exotic tulvora runs along the rockwood shaft.
Read: "Thabar li thabara desu." (Tell the long tale.)
a crescent razaksel axe fixed to an ashen alerce haft with prismatic inlay
Look: Secured by a tang that runs through polished grey alerce to form a rear spike, the scalloped razaksel axe-head displays a hazy copper sheen. A whirlwind pattern in the burnished metal curls along the crescent edge to evoke a billowing Velakan sandstorm. Multicolored hexagonal tessellation in tel'athi, covellite, and asini accents the stony alerce, its volcanic origins recalled by minerals gathered in the cracks, to denote elemental planar structures. A large cobalt Heke'mhhg lazuli surmounts the haft.
Read: “Oranaudru” (Sandstorm)
a cusped razaksel cutlass with tursa quillons that curl into a whirlwind
Look: Etched musical notes run along the curve of the blade in stylized notation, across the damascene waveform pattern of the coppery razaksel. Whorled tursa quillons curl clockwise around the hand to form a basket guard reminiscent of whirling smoke or sand. Inset in the blade's hexagonal brass pommel, rikar crystals lend it and the undulating dragonwood hilt a green sheen, highlighting a Gamgweth idiom inscribed there.
Read: “Thabara ia Thabarger” (Tale and Teller)
a crescent-edged khopesh of indigo kiralan furnished with a swept brass guard
Look: This curved blade bears a deep indigo hue that contrasts with the coppery razaksel scrollwork etched brightly along its edge, evoking both a sine wave and Velakan sand dunes lit by a pre-dawn sun. Set at the center of a brass counterguard whose bars curl clockwise is an ocean's deep emerald that shimmers like an oasis secreted within a hot dust devil. The pommel displays a sunrise-hued alshabi stone.
Read: "Alshabi ia orannel, alshabi ia jalawenaen." (Seeker of dunes, seeker of springs.)
a lathed mahogany belaying pin wound with hemp stage rigging
Look: Cut and shaped from a solid block of mahogany, the belaying pin bears scars from years of use on the stage. Ticket stubs protrude from coils of heavy rope that are added to give the improvised weapon extra heft, while a razaksel band inset with a rikar crystal secures the rope from below. A curled dragon has been burned into the base, marking the pin as part of the fly system of the Heketha Theater in Muspar'i. A Gamgweth phrase has been carved across the polished surface. You notice some serrated ticket stubs on the surface of the pin.
Read: "Thabara ia Thabarger" (Tale and Teller)
a hexagonal rockwood buckler fixed with a burnished razaksel boss
Look: The rockwood of this unique buckler has been stained to bring out a deep brown color, accented by scorch marks and erosion that mars the surface, and a fine grit of desert sand has gathered in the seams where brass rivets secure the fittings. The edge is rimmed in polished brass for strength and emphasizes the shield's six-sided balance. Buffed to a high shine, the razaksel boss is mounted in the center of the buckler, and is etched with a pattern of concentric rings, reminiscent of watery ripples.
a compact alerce marksman’s crossbow set with a recycled razaksel mechanism
Look: The dark, volcanic alerce presents a sooty contrast to the brass boltplate atop the stock, from which emerges a mismatched coppery cylindrical catch that spins smoothly with each shot. Filed in the shape of a narrow quill, the long razaksel trigger follows the underside of the tiller, which is wrapped in Velakan linen for a comfortable grip. Stylized sigils carved from dragonfire amber adorn the cap in a hexagonal arrangement between the bridle cabling that secures the slender flamethorn lathe. There appears to be something written on it.
Read: "Aesaudru" (Firestorm)
a monumental rockwood-bound book held by a cumbrous spine of burnished razaksel
Look: The stony gray cover of the book has been rebound and capped at all corners in decorative brass to secure the firesilk lining. Held in place by a thick leather strap, the book barely manages to remain closed with myriad notes and leaflets crammed between the pages, such that the cover bows outward at the pressure. The title is etched in bold lettering along the spine, while a simple aldamdin mirror inset on the cover offers no reflection to its reader.
Read: "The Weight of History: A Manifesto"
a serrated tursa spider caught in a split-blade heron's beak dagger
Look: The split-blade dagger tapers to dual points, interrupted in the central channel by a dark tursa spider secured there as if snatched in a heron’s beak. The razaksel blades have been burnished to a hazy, contrasting shine. A fire maiden topaz gleams warmly from the center of the brass crossguard, where the heron’s red eye should be. Reminiscent of a graceful neck, the curved rockwood hilt bears a subtle feather pattern carved into its hexagonal surface, terminating in a heavy brass pommel.
a sandstone cipher device incised with esoteric script on indurium discs
Look: Now defunct, the interlocking indurium rotor discs that compose this cylindrical device turn on an animite pin, displaying five cryptic alphabets reminiscent of languages spoken in the Velakan region: Eth'ral'khh, Gamgweth, Ajacen, Haakish, and Rakash. The rotors appear to have once offered limitless combinations for trading in arcane information. At either end of the central pin, the cylinder is set with a glacier emerald and a green rikar crystal.
Read: "Alm ai Gweth Chelmor."
a slender brass-ringed hauberk sewn over a gambeson of fine ecru brocade
Look: Riveted brass links form diagonal lines as they shift, evoking bright sun rays cast across the breast of the hauberk. The rays bisect a hand-applied patina, a rich cobalt the color of Heke'mhhg lazuli that has deteriorated over years among the elements. Beneath the brass mail, a sumptuous yet outdated brocade displays a motif: multicolored birds in flight through an azure sky. The gambeson has been sewn with an interior lining of layered Velakan linen to protect the wearer from impact blows.
an ecru traveling cloak of Velakan linen sewn with prismatic fractals at the hem
Look: While this garment bears the overall color of desert sand, its treasureweave hem swirls with a pattern of chaotic multihued vortices. Layers of dust have gathered along the vibrant stitching and the fabric is singed in places, but its outward appearance is contrasted by an interior lining of rich cobalt songsilk that emerges as the loose folds shift while worn. A neck clasp of firestained indurium is worked into a hexad of elemental symbols encircling a heron and phoenix.
a neatly strapped treasureweave harness spun with a multihued fractal pattern
Look: Bright fabric straps fitted with a cascading array of burnished razaksel loops cross from shoulder to waist to secure all manner of weaponry. Visible against the coppery loops and geometric shapes that evoke bardic spell patterns, a pocket is fastened with a chunk of warm dragonfire amber carved into the singular shape of a wren, heron, and phoenix in conflict. Several prominent scorch marks amplify the mildly singed appearance of the material.
a brass-banded dragonwood scabbard dressed in dusty Velakan linen
Look: Though the dragonwood is heavily scored and seared, the restored pale linen wrapping displays elegant blackwork embroidery beneath a layer of sand and dust. In the stitching, a hexagonal staff notation can be seen between bands of buffed brass, depicting elemental songforms that at times seem to stray into sorcerous patterns.
a sand-worn scrivener’s sidebag sewn from swaths of ecru khiynit
Look: Pockets designed for carrying various writing implements line the front of the pale brown sidebag, revealing sumptuous firesilk when in use. A large flap with sand gathered in the seams protects their contents from the elements. Securing the bag, a dragonwood triskele clasp set with a fire maiden topaz denotes elemental traditions. A rhyming couplet from a Human folk song is stitched into the interior lining.
a dusty madun scavenger’s pouch secured with a brass buckle
Look: The shadowy appearance of this spacious pouch obscures the many pockets designed for collecting valuable items of different shapes and sizes. A stitched pattern of musical notation lies beneath a layer of sand covering the madun brocade flap, and the notes almost seem to shift about every time the flap is lifted to reveal the pouch's rich firesilk lining. A dragonfire amber clasp serves to secure the flap, while dark straps and a brass buckle allow the pouch to be worn inconspicuously against the hip.
a sand-burnished razaksel txistu with a dragonfire amber mouthpiece
Look: Distinct hues of bronze and copper have been brought out in this sand-burnished instrument, allowing the etched elemental sigils that have been intertwined with musical notes to stand out from the mouthpiece to flared bell. The etchings curl in a somewhat deceptive fashion giving the impression of curling smoke that contrasts with the fire-like redness of the dragonfire amber mouthpiece.