|Ostarius, Time’s final Judgment|
Ostarius, Time’s final Judgment|
Basic Tier I|
Ostarius, also called ‘Time’s final Judgment’, is a longsword made of Blacksteel, an otherwise common metal, that nonetheless forms the foundations for a modern Draconian Artifact. Ostarius is considered a modern Artifact, as it was one of the first Artifacts created following the Return of Dragons, to assist the Archons yet-loyal to the mission statements of the Matrons. Ostarius was made by a mundane forger, but later imbued with the Magic of Dragons into a true Artifact and sent out in the world to find its own fate in whichever hands would wield it. Because it is a modern Artifact, the weapon is less considered a religious Artifact for Dragon Worship, and more a piece of military equipment, but this does not make the weapon any less appealing to those who would benefit, and know how to wield it. The weapon is traditionally connected with the Dragon Regulus, who supposedly also imbued it, though remains avoidant whenever inquired about it.
Ostarius is a relatively mundane looking Blacksteel longsword, there are no overt decorations on the blade itself. The crossguard is equally unremarkable, made of silver-plated steel, with a single purple sapphire cut into a square gem set in the middle. The only real remarkable aspect about it is the hilt, which (unusually for a Dragon Artifact) is mostly made of Unionist prayer linens with Creed callings written on it, which gently glow a rich purple. The weapon also naturally comes with a black leather sheath, from which the weapon can be elegantly removed. When brandished in battle, from the very first moment the weapon hits a foe or enemy weapon or is struck against a wall or other surface, the blade begins to glow with a bright purple hue, not enough to overpower the blackness of the steel, but enough to light up an otherwise dark room.
Artifact Abilities and Specials
Ostarius is a Tier I Artifact, meaning it is one of the lower power Artifacts in the world.
||Grants the user Arcane Ranged
- Artifact Mindwall: The Artifact protects the wielder's mind from foreign influences. While carrying or wielding the Artifact, the user is immune to Control Powers or any other Ability or Mechanic that affects the mind of the user, change it, or subjects them to any form of foreign control or puppeteering.
- Artifact Durability: Artifacts are immune to Physical or Magical damage, meaning the item can never be destroyed, degraded, aged, de-aged, corroded, corrupted, or damaged and blunted. Greater entities such as deities however can damage Artifacts. Additionally, the user is also immune to any Abilities or Mechanics that would disarm them.
- Artifact Housebound: Artifacts have special rules applied to them when a Noble Family has possession of the Artifact. Their Noble Estate becomes a valid Raid-target pursuant the same rules applying to the Aelrrigan Magi Vault, and a Raid can be initiated against their estate with the intention of stealing the Artifact. Servants owning Artifacts counts as family ownership.
- Ostarius’s Reputation: Ostarius is a weapon intrinsically linked with the Dragon Regulus. As such, the wielder of Ostarius will never be attacked by any Dragon Worshiper who is loyal to the Central Matron or the Dragon Regulus, though this may not apply to other Dragons, Matrons, or the companions of the wielder.
- Ostarius’s Trueheart: Ostarius empowers the wielder, but only those Afflicted with Archon. While the Weapon and its normal Abilities can still be used by non-Archon, only those who are Archon, will receive +2 Strength that can break the 7 Proficiency Point Limit, but does not grant additional Point Buy.
- Ostarius’s Overcharge: Ostarius’s wielder is always empowered by Dragon Magic, causing lightning to build up inside their body. They may aesthetically discharge this lightning anywhere on their body, have lightning aesthetics on their skin, add lightning aesthetics to Abilities and Mundane Techniques, or have lightning arcing from their eyes while wielding the weapon.
- Ostarius’s Blessings: While in possession of the Artifact, Ostarius’s wielder may choose one Draconic Point Buy Pack for free, without the Charisma cost or Point Buy cost associated. If the user already has all Draconic Point Buy Packs or cannot Point Buy Draconic Point Buy because they are not Archon, this Special grants them +1 Charisma that can break Charisma Proficiency Limit instead.
MonMarty on 09/15/2022.|
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