Old Bellicus' Brazen Knuckles
|Old Bellicus' Brazen Knuckles|
|Description||Turns your knuckles to brass.|
|Components||brass ring (consumed)|
|Tome||Thee Dyscyplyne of thee Stoane|
Old Bellicus' Brazen Knuckles (abbreviated as OBBK) is an offensive wizard spell which turns the caster's knuckles to brass for a few minutes.
This can be used as an unarmed fighting aid.
This spell costs 50 GP to cast, and takes up 25 units of mind space.
The following skills are used in the stages of this spell:
This requires a brass ring, which is consumed.
You prepare to cast Old Bellicus' Brazen Knuckles. You inspect your hands. You touch each knuckle to your lips. You place a brass ring on one finger and remember the solidity of the earth beneath you. You mutter to your knuckles and the ring that they might like to become better acquainted. You do something cunning to the molecular structure of the ring. The ring softens and flows, the metal sinking into your knuckles.
Your knuckles become brassy, and seem to hum very faintly.
Success (already had the spell active)
Your knuckles become slightly brassier. Your knuckles hurt badly for a moment. [Note: 120 damage]
What others see
Wizard inspects her hands. Wizard touches each knuckle to her lips. Wizard places a brass ring on one finger. Wizard mutters something, apparently to her hands. Wizard takes on a distant look. The brass ring on Wizard's finger softens and flows, the metal sinking into her knuckles.
Your knuckles return to their natural state.
Your knuckles become brassy, increasing the damage you do when fighting unarmed. A line is also added to your description:
Her knuckles look strangely brass-like.
Re-casting the spell while it is still active appears to simply stack it (also doing some damage). Note that the duration is capped to 10 minutes, and you can reach this with a single cast with sufficient skills; attempting to cast again while already at the cap will give "Your knuckles are already as brassy as they can get."
However, you do this at your own risk, as the damage from stacking increases with the added duration, and you can kill yourself with it.
Attack Messages: Your knuckles hum softly. (weakest) You feel your knuckles hum strongly. Your knuckles hum loudly. Your knuckles hum so loudly your fists vibrate. Your fists are blurred with your knuckles' intense humming. (strongest)
Notes: Kick attacks (usually 1/3rd of all unarmed attack base rounds) do not receive bonus damage. Holding items in hands (or using block with a shield) will change the ratio of punch-to-kick attacks, effectively lowering the damage from using OBBK. Unarmed fist attacks below the magnitude of jabs (pokes and tickles, specifically) will not receive bonus OBBK damage. Unarmed attacks that are reduced to this magnitude because of armor absorption will still receive bonus OBBK damage.