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(Corrected (somewhat) the note about the skillcheck, based on my first-hand experience that the information published her previously is simply wrong (unclear if there was a change in the MUD or if the information here was always wrong).)
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
Holding the quill takes a [[faith.items.scroll]] skillcheck (bonus 158 is sufficient to hold it, bonus 190 seems to be the upper bound), and draws blood (whether or not you succeed in holding it), doing a small amount of damage (around 100-150 hp).  Anything [[writing|written]] with the quill will then be written in blood.
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It is unclear what skills are checked to hold the quill.  It's believed that [[faith.items.scroll]] is required, but a bonus of 194 is insufficient to hold the quill (even once) in fifty attempts.  The quill draws blood (whether or not you succeed in holding it), doing a small amount of damage (around 100-200 hp).  Anything [[writing|written]] with the quill will then be written in blood.
  
 
The damage reduces shields that protect against piercing damage: [[bug shield]], probably [[TPA]], and the [[CCC]] variants that protect against pierce (not metal).
 
The damage reduces shields that protect against piercing damage: [[bug shield]], probably [[TPA]], and the [[CCC]] variants that protect against pierce (not metal).

Revision as of 03:01, 29 March 2021

Barbed quill
Weapon information
Precise dimensions 1 x 2/12
Material bone
Weight 3/9
Thaums/sec 2 stable / 3 talisman / 5 max
Hands 1
Commands stab
Melee type Misc weapon
Judge data
Speed 10 Extremely fast 10
Maximum damage 2 Very low 2
Average damage 1 Extremely low 1
Str Overall Attack ease Parry ease
15 10 good
10
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
16 10 good
10
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
17 10 good
10
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
18 10 good
10
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
19 10 good
10
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
20 10 good
10
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
21 10 good
10
14 incredibly easy
14
13 extremely easy
13

Long Description

Wicked-looking barbs jut from the shaft of this long quill, placed just right to pierce the user's hand. The nib is wickedly sharp, and the three inches of feather remaining at the top are a bright, bloody scarlet.

Appraises As

The barbed quill is about a foot long and a couple of inches wide. It is made of bone and could be used as a weapon of type misc.

Acquisition

Kefka's item database

Notes

It is unclear what skills are checked to hold the quill. It's believed that faith.items.scroll is required, but a bonus of 194 is insufficient to hold the quill (even once) in fifty attempts. The quill draws blood (whether or not you succeed in holding it), doing a small amount of damage (around 100-200 hp). Anything written with the quill will then be written in blood.

The damage reduces shields that protect against piercing damage: bug shield, probably TPA, and the CCC variants that protect against pierce (not metal).

  • This means it can help you reduce bug shield a bit if it's too small to cast twice (above small swarm, might vary with different skills).