Item:Hazy crystal hourglass with engraved blackwood endcaps

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hazy crystal hourglass with engraved blackwood endcaps
Look: You stare at your hourglass pondering your past and future, wondering what surprises time holds for you. The dark wooden endcaps are engraved with a twining maze pattern, each narrow furrow painted crimson to highlight the labyrinthine design, while countless grains of blood-red sand are encased within the hourglass's hazy crystal body.
Weight: 5 stones
Appraised Cost: Unknown
Special Properties:
  • This item is a toy.
  • This item has more than normal or unusual verbs.
Dimensions: 1 length x 1 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Droughtman's Challenge 426/Incidental loot
  • SHAKE: A quick shake of your hourglass stirs up the sands for a brief time before eventually falling to rest again.
  • TAP: Contemplating your future, you tap your finger against the hourglass.
  • TURN: You turn your hourglass over and begin to watch the sands of time slowly slip away.
(time passes): Tiny grains of sand continue to flow through the hourglass, each one sparkling in the light.
(time passes): As the bottom of the hourglass begins to fill up with sand, you contemplate your future. What does fate hold for you?
(time passes): You watch as the final grains of sand slip through the hourglass, coming to rest in a glittering pile in the lower half.
  • TAP (while sand is falling): Growing impatient with the slow passage of time you drum your fingers against the hourglass, trying to cause the grains of sand to flow faster.
  • TURN (while sand is falling): The sands of time are already flowing through your hourglass. Why don't you let them complete their journey?
  • SHAKE (while sand is falling): As you shake the hourglass vigorously, a small whirlwind forms inside the glass, for the moment seeming to freeze time, but the sands quickly resume their relentless journey.