|Coraveau, Blade of The Raven-Lord|
Coraveau, Blade of The Raven-Lord|
Legendary Tier III|
Coraveau, Blade of the Raven-Lord is a Rapier hammered out of a peculiar, almost crystalline obsidian-colored kind of Steel that shines with a degree of red tones when exposed to direct moonlight. The basket is pristine Silver and composed of ornately-made raven’s wings that curl together into a rounded hilt, lined with a crimson red cloth. The ceremonial blade of the very last patriarch of the long-dead Prendegeist family, now affected by Void Essence, Coraveau has a dark and accursed history shrouded in superstition and horror.
In years long past, the bleak forests and hillocks of Tirgunn were ruled over by Renault Prendegeist. The head of his family, Renault was known as an enthusiastic scholar by hobby, spending whatever time he wasn’t roaming with his band of aberrant-hunters (who would go on to become the very first Darkwalds) on studying the occult and all sorts of dark mythology. He was described as obsessed, using his house’s coffers to fund increasingly-complex expeditions into the surrounding lands in search of old, forgotten power. He found it in the depths of an unmarked tomb in a long-forsaken graveyard, where he insisted none of the expeditionary party follow him in. He did not emerge until midnight, but seemed changed when he did: his hair now a sleek raven-black, eyes a deep and dark red, and a blackish rapier in his clutch. From then on, Renault fashioned himself the Raven-Lord of Tirgunn, gaining a new obsession with the corvids. He allowed a flock to live and fly rampant throughout his castle and always seemed to be followed by the birds wherever he went, until he eventually stopped leaving his chambers altogether. The last anyone saw of Renault alive was watching his body cascade down from the castle tower and plummet into the courtyard. Searching his bedroom, a dizzying mess of discarded plumage was found all across the floor along with a maddened phrase scratched all over the walls in repetition: Time to fly. From then on, Coraveau was considered a cursed and unholy thing, kept out of the hands of the living and locked up within a reinforced glass case in the deeper halls of the Darkwalds’ castle: never to see the light of day again. This did not prove to be its eternal fate, though, as a degree of greed and even incompetence led to the blade being released unto the unsuspecting world. Coraveau is an ornate rapier following all normal structural conventions of the thin dueling blade but with added decoration. The blade itself is made of an unidentifiable sort of Steel that has a crystalline, prismatic shine to it: a rich red hue that gleams when exposed to moonlight. A platinum-silver metal makes up the basket which is forged to appear like a pair of raven’s wings enclosed in a circle around the wielder’s hand. The inside of the rounded hilt is lined with a clean, plush crimson red satin.
Coraveau is a Void Magic Artifact. There are rules associated with Artifact Ownership, see the Artifact Page. Artifacts also provide Mechanics.
- Coraveau holds a special place to Vampires, who respect the holder more, due to its relation to the destruction of the Sarnan and early Lothar, which this Artifact played an important role in.
- Coraveau can curse a person for up to 7 days (duration decided by the wielder at the time of cursing), to no longer derive sustenance from drinks and food, and instead require blood for sustenance, but not actually become Vampires. This curse can only be placed on someone when the wielder knocks out/defeats them in combat.
- Coraveau grants the wielder +1 Main Combat Stat (Breaks Cap up to 11) while they are in (any) Sewers District in Regalia, or inside the Vampire District/Evolism-related Temples.
- Coraveau wielder may apply raven/vampire-like aesthetics such as raven feathers, raven claws and feet or hands, non-functional raven wings, and other Vampiric aesthetics.
- Coraveau grants the wielder Magical armor, meaning they always count as in armor, even if they are not physically wearing any armor. For Combat Roleplay, this counts the same as Mundane Armor.
Finlaggan on 10/27/2023.|
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