Torch

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Torch
Weapon information
Precise dimensions 2 x 3/12
Material wood
Weight 1 1/9
Thaums/sec 3 stable / 4 talisman / 7 max
Hands 1
Commands None
Melee type Mace
Judge data
Speed 10 Extremely fast 10
Maximum damage 3 Rather low 3
Average damage 1 Extremely low 1
Str Overall Attack ease Parry ease
13 9 pretty good
9
11 rather easy
11
14 incredibly easy
14
14 9 pretty good
9
11 rather easy
11
14 incredibly easy
14
15 9 pretty good
9
11 rather easy
11
14 incredibly easy
14
16 9 pretty good
9
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
17 9 pretty good
9
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
18 9 pretty good
9
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
19 9 pretty good
9
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
20 9 pretty good
9
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
21 9 pretty good
9
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
22 9 pretty good
9
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
23 9 pretty good
9
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
Torch
Weapon information
Precise dimensions 2 x 3/12
Material wood
Weight 1 1/9
Thaums/sec 3 stable / 4 talisman / 7 max
Hands 1
Commands None
Melee type Mace
Judge data
Speed 10 Extremely fast 10
Maximum damage 1 Extremely low 1
Average damage 1 Extremely low 1
Str Overall Attack ease Parry ease
13 6 quite poor
6
11 rather easy
11
13 extremely easy
13
14 6 quite poor
6
11 rather easy
11
14 incredibly easy
14
15 6 quite poor
6
11 rather easy
11
14 incredibly easy
14
16 6 quite poor
6
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
17 6 quite poor
6
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
18 6 quite poor
6
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
19 6 quite poor
6
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
20 6 quite poor
6
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
21 6 quite poor
6
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
22 6 quite poor
6
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14
23 6 quite poor
6
12 very easy
12
14 incredibly easy
14


A torch comes in three "forms" (essentially three states of the same item): a lightable torch, a lit torch, and a burnt torch. A lightable torch can be lit, turning it into a lit torch, and it will burn for about sixteen or seventeen minutes before burning out and turning into a burnt torch.

Long Description

Lightable torch

The description varies, depending on how long the torch has been burning.

This is the lump of what looks to be some sort of tree with a few dirty rags wrapped around the end of it. It appears as though it might be possible to light them. The rags have some sort of tar covering them. It must be to make them burn better.

Someone has cut down a tree, chopped it up into smaller chunks and then wrapped some rags around the end of it. The rags are blackened and it looks like someone set fire to them, perhaps you can too?

The lump of what looks to be some sort of tree has a few dirty rags wrapped around the end of it. The end has been blackened quite a bit, but it looks like there is quite a bit of go left still.

The lump of what looks to be some sort of tree has a few dirty rags wrapped around the end of it. A few rags here and there cling onto a meager existance. You could set fire to them and make their life hell for a little while, but not very long.

The lump of what looks to be some sort of tree has a few dirty rags wrapped around the end of it. You can just see the remains of some rags attached to the blackened and burnt end of the torch. It will last for a short while longer.

Lit torch

This is a fire burning out of control on the end of a stick of wood. There is a lot of smoke coming off the fire - the kind that, no matter which way you turn, it goes up your nose. The torch looks brand new. It will burn for ages yet.

The last sentence of the description changes depending on how long the torch has been burning:

  • The torch looks brand new. It will burn for ages yet.
  • Not yet burning for very long, this torch is pretty happy with itself, it does not seem to care about its short life span.
  • The torch is happily burning. It is in the prime of its life.
  • The torch has a little way to go yet.
  • It looks like this torch will not last much longer, buying a new one could be a good investment.
  • The torch is spluttering and there is a huge amount of smoke coming off. It looks like it is about to go out.

The stages for lightable and lit torches roughly match (from top to bottom), eg "The torch has a little way to go yet." and "You could set fire to them and make their life hell for a little while, but not very long."

Burnt torch

The lump of what looks to be some sort of tree has a few dirty rags wrapped around the end of it. The end is completely blackened. You would have to be extremely clever to get this torch going again.

Appraises As

The <state> torch is about two feet long and three inches wide. It is made of wood and could be used as a weapon of type mace.

Notes

When lit, this is a unique weapon in that the flame has a chance to set your opponent's clothing on fire, causing extra damage and damaging the clothing.

As a light source, it produces "quite a bit of light".

A minute or two before it burns out, it will give the message: "Your lit torch starts to sputter and smoke. It is on its last legs." It does it again a little while after that.

Acquisition