Serene Crystal

Item

Image Crystal-Fire25.jpg
Description Cultists and fringe "scientists" have believed in the strange power of crystals for generations. They'd still probably be hard pressed to explain why you hear unearthly music when you touch this particular crystal or why the depths of the crystal seem to hold a woman's face, unmoving and perfectly serene.
Type Weapon (No Trade)
Use Crystal-Face100.jpg

(The first paragraph of use text and the effect it gives you depends on your lowest stat; see "Uses" below)

Deep within the crystal you can see, or perhaps hallucinate, a faint face. It slowly shifts and fades as the crystal's energies flow into you.

After a moment, the face becomes a reflection of your own, staring into you.

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The face stares past and through you, as though inspecting a distant future.

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The strange light suggests twisted mushrooms growing from the emaciated remains of a great beast. As you stare, the beast stirs.

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Behind the face, you catch a glimpse of something stranger: a single eye set in a swirling field of green. A moment later, it's gone.

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Around the face you see strange shapes that remind you faintly of birds. Crows, maybe, or ravens.

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The energies within the crystal cling to the face like fire as its mouth opens in a silent scream.

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The face fades, leaving a strange pattern behind. It's like an entire tree built from this strange branching crystal, reflected in the crystal like a hologram. That's just weird.

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Behind the face, you catch a glimpse of an alien city. It's strange towers and domes seem wrong somehow, as though someone built it as an intentional insult to normal cities.

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It stares forward inertly as the light drains from the crystal.

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The face looks deep in thought. Behind it, you can see a strange pattern like a spider's web set ablaze.*

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The face seems to smile. Whoever she is… and you're suddenly certain it's female… she's happy.

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A beautiful voice, so flawless it could never pass through a mortal throat, whispers into your mind. "It seems you've yet to be tested. Perhaps this gift will help guide your way."

You learned a new Technique: Voice of Wrath
Effects +5 Etheric Power
+5 Melee Power
+5 Evasion Power
+1 Eclipse Duration

*Spading note: Got this while under Crystal Mind. Not sure if that makes a difference.

++ Sources
Charging a crystalline flame with 32 energy of Fae Sight (become a ringing flame after 16 energy)

Uses

In addition to one instance of the Voice of Wrath technique, using this item gives X turns of a buff to your lowest stat, where X is the number of charges in the flame. This causes it to revert back to an uncharged crystalline flame.

(With Perception as lowest stat)

You stare deeply into the crystal, feeling its power pouring into your eyes. Neglect and lack of experience in your new life seem to wash away, rendering the world as clear as the crystal.

Gain X energy of Crystal Eyes

(With Reflexes as lowest stat)

You stare deeply into the crystal, feeling its power drive you and your body. A rhythm you hadn't noticed catches you, moving with the strange grace of the crystal's curves.

Gain X energy of Crystal Grace

(With Strength as lowest stat)

You stare deeply into the crystal, feeling its power pouring into your body. Little-used muscles tighten, becoming as resilient as the crystal.

Gain X energy of Crystal Body

(With Will as lowest stat)

You stare deeply into the crystal, feeling its power render you speechless for a moment. Weakness and doubt flee your mind, leaving you with a purpose as clear as the crystal you hold.

Gain X energy of Crystal Mind

Fighting with this item equipped can also yield special techniques. See the crystalline flame page for details.

Hammer25.jpg This item is not a component for any kind of crafting.
toolbox.jpg This item cannot be salvaged.
GoldCoins.jpg This item cannot be added to a gang stash.
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