And there, from far in the two-fold, came Colourshade of the two-fold, to the city of Hryulen. A fine man, was he. Tall, and dark, with lips ever-curled to a faint smirk of knowing. And with him, came The paint gear of Colourshade. Boast, didst he, to the city, about his practice of paint from the day of his birth. And the people didst laugh at him, for what toddler could paint? But colourshade simply kept his smirk, and struck his first line onto canvas. From the first picture on his canvas of the city, The people of Hyrulen sank to their knees and begged forgiveness, for the painting was so beautiful, it brought tears to their eyes. From far and wide, the people came, to experience the wondrous sights of the mastery of colourshade of the two-fold. In fact, the lady Tremera of Grendelyn capital said, after witnessing the portrait colourshade drew for her, “Thine painting has brought life back to my bones.” And true, this was! For when the lady had walked in, she was weary and limping, but on her exit, she hopped and jumped. And so, throughout his life, people came to Colourshade for peace of mind.
On Colourshades death, some thirty years after his arrival, Hyrule entire, didst weep for a month and five days, saying “Thy paint gave life to others, but neglected thyself!” And the people gave to him, a funeral of kings. And with Colourshades own paint and brush, they decorated the most beautiful coffin in the world. A tomb was crafted for him, and atop his coffin, didst they place the Paintbrush and palette of Colourshade, saying “Thou were’st the true master, take thine art and give life to the next world!” Nobody set foot in that tomb for a month, and when the people came back to mourn over colourshade, the paint tools were gone.
The Art of Healing is not an item a cleric, nor great mage nor wily thief can use. But in the hands of a skilled painter, this is priceless. The brush’s handle is ivory of an elephants tusk, with a swirling pattern carved all around it. The brush is of human hair, treated for thickness to make it suitable for painting, and the palette is a section of the highest quality apple-bark wood, coated, and with the most vibrant colours swirling on it in an exsquisite pattern. The Art of Healing is a great tool for aiding others. It can cure any physical ailment barring amputation and death: If a skilled painter draws a portrait of a wounded person, but without the wound there, that wound will disappear, causing that person to be a replica of the image on the canvas.
The drawbacks? creating an image that fine is not a few minutes work. It would take a good few hours to draw such a thing. With adventurers, this is perhaps at best use while camping for the night. While they arent moving around, a painter can cure the wounds of his fellow adventurers.
The Art of Healing cannot be used to modify a person (eg, give wings, vampire fangs, horns…) And nor can it be used to wound somebody, as Colourshades drawings were about beauty, not mutation and pain.