After reading this, I wish I had read it years ago. I had an item similar to this in campaign I ran in the 90s Imperial Nomar Bracers. It was armor that stored spells for later use, and changed color when it was charged. What I like about this post is that the description was much more direct and straight forward. When I wrote up the item for this Citadel I really struggled with how to phrase things like
when a spell is cast at the wearer the armor sucks up the spells affects and stores them until the wearer directs them somewhere else.
Its metal takes on a silvery glow when it has an absorbed spell in it,
This post re-enforces the importance of simple straight forward phrasing.
Except for the last sentence, which just feels like it was tacked on as after thought by somebody that wandered by the computer terminal.
I rather liked it, CP. There was enough backstory to give it some background in the world, but not enough to make the backstory unusable, like some I've seen.
Pieh, the lightning strike effect could have been part of the original spell, or as a result of his heroic action, and just not noticed while he was wearing it, since he was of good alignment. As you said, solid submission. 3.5/5