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Elematrix

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A magical device that grants the ability to shapeshift

Appearance: The Elematrix is a large gold amulet set with a number of gems, and as such appears to be a typical gaudy ornament worn by the ultra wealthy as a way to show off their collections of jewels. When the artifact is activated all of the jewels take on the same color and glow brightly.

Benefit: The Elematrix allows the wearer to assume a form superficially similar to one of four different elementals. Selecting the proper jewel on the amulet activates the transformation, which takes about 10 seconds. The duration of the transformation is 2-3 minutes, and the amulet can be invoked 3 times a day.

Sapphire Air Form: The user becomes very fast and very agile (max out dexterity, agility, etc) as well as seeing their weight decrease 90%. Skin becomes blue, and at times semi-translucent. The user can also fly as their normal walk or run speed, glide and drift easily, and their physical strikes inflict damage not by brunt force, but cold damage.

Ruby Fire Form: The user's skin erupts in flame, typically immolating their clothing and possessions. For inflicting damage, the users strength is effectively maxed out for inflicting damage, and like sapphire form, inflicts fire and heat damage instead of physical contact.

Emerald Earth Form: Endurance, strength, etc are maxed out, and the user takes on a rocky craggy appearance. Their weight increases tenfold, often limiting where they can go. The user also becomes largely immune to non-magical and lightweight weapons.

Pearl Water Form: The user becomes evasive and turns into a sentient water creature. The user can temporarily lose their coherence and slip under doors and through holes as small as a keyhole.

Drawback: The Elematrix is a coveted item, if for no other reason than its material value. Thieves are going to be constantly chasing after it, while mage guilds and the like are going to be interested in obtaining the amulet for their own studies. Whoever has the amulet can expect to live a very interesting life.

Lore: The Elematrix was created not many years ago, so its legend hasnt spread across the entire world yet. It was created by a powerful wizard who made pacts with several elemental beings. He used the amulet to travel to other elemental planes, where his magical potence and mastery of the amulet allowed him to maintain an alternate form near indefinately. He eventually lost the amulet and most of his work was lost. There are many who would pay dearly to find the remains of his sanctum and his research notes and grimoires.

The last hero who carried the Elematrix was a hotheaded young woman named Kosi. She was a well known duelist and master of matched swords. She gained the Elematrix as part of an eleborate bet and used the amulet for a number of years. She principally used only the water form as it gave her a good deal of invulnerability, but still allowed her agility, and the ability to use her weapons.

It was also carried for less than a month by the mercenary captain Bagate the Dragon. The captain favored ornate dragon styled armor, complete down to the clawed boots and clawed gauntlets. He gained the amulet by murdering the previous bearer with poison. He took it, and most frequently used the fire and earth forms and caused no small amount of damage. He toppled two seperate towers, and burned three villages to the ground. Hundreds of people died in his hands. His men accounted for many many more. Bagate the Dragon was eventually stopped mid-rampage by a coalition of mages who fought him to a standstill with summoned monsters while an assassin swooped in and killed him between transformations. The assassin stole the amulet and later sold it at a bazaar.

Twist: The Elematrix is a growable item, its powers can expand with the bearer of the amulet. Its creator was able to make its transformations near permanent, while the Dragon was able to push its duration two three times the normal. There are stones on the amulet that havent been activated, so it is rumored that there are more than four elemental forms in the amulet. Magical theorists theorize that there are para-elemental and meta-elemental forms possible by activating two or more of the jewels at a time.

Inspiration: Ben 10's Omnitrix.



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Voted Cheka Man
November 12, 2011, 12:39
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Fun.Best not to use the Ruby form unless you have to.

Voted Redgre
November 12, 2011, 19:00
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Nice work Scras.  I love magic items with a lot of options.  I think this one definitely fits my expectations for variables.  However, I think that the Ruby form could use an upgrade.  Perhaps a flame tongue/burning hands style projectile attack or maybe a demonic looking teleport/blink to a nearby fire.  Whichever way I slice it, it seems to be the weakest of the forms, unless you are fighting something with a fire vulnerability.  Just a thought or a requested addition, if you will.  I do very much like the amulet and I will use it in a future (or current) campaign.

Phaidros
November 13, 2011, 5:02
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Not the most original item but very nice backstory and some good drawbacks, too often in fantasy games one can stack/combine items without problems. That ruby form might destroy a careless mage's favorite magic robe. And of course, randomly pressing gems to find those rumored extra forms is going to be a dangerous bussiness. 4/5
Voted EchoMirage
November 13, 2011, 5:50
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A good item, especially considering the expansion potential. Personally, I'd add very a intricate steampunky control panel to the back of the amulet; it's an experimental item, and thus requires lots of professional input - perhaps for activating anything besides the basic four forms?

Voted Dossta
November 13, 2011, 15:21
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A highly versatile item, drool-worthy enough for any party.  This would simply be fun to play with, and I can pay it no higher compliment than that.

Voted Chaosmark
November 14, 2011, 19:39
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