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The Saviour

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One of the most powerful relics of the persecuted People of the Coral is the Saviour, a beautiful multi-coloured coral trident that has saved them more then once from total destruction in the wars of the past,and was given to them by their goddess…

Even today the People of the Coral are in decline but once things were even worse as they were under attack from all sides.From the polar seas came constant raids of Seelies, seal-people, who not only slaughtered and maimed the People but kiddnapped large numbers of their women and dragged them away to their icy waters where they soon perished in the cold.

From the other direction came the Shura,and they took possession of many of their caves, coral reefs and kelp groves cutting them off from their main food supply and places of safety and leaving them exposed to the attacks of Aquan Man-of-War jellyfish, sharks, Giant Octopuses and other predators.

King Amalric prayed day and night to Ulmania to save her children from the extermination campaigns being waged against them and his prayer was answered when a hand came up from dry land holding a beautiful many-coloured coral trident and threw it into the sea for him. Armed with this he faced the Shura army that was advancing on the last of his people.

Every weapon of coral or stone that came into contact with the trident shattered into pieces and where it wounded anybody the spikes broke off in the wound and grew within it, so that even a flesh wound became deeply pierced by fire coral growing within it that had to be pulled out quickly, otherwise it would tear up the internal organs. And a head or chest wound was fatal as the coral pierced the brain or the heart. As the spikes broke off they instantly regrew.

Seeing this even the Shura retreated and the People followed their King and routed the Shura, something that was very rare in Shura history. Seelie raids were dealt with in a simerler fashion, and the People were able to hold on to a small part of their former Kingdom.This weapon had truely been their saviour.

Magical Properties:

The spikes of the coral will break off in any wound and grow inside it, causing great pain and, if they are not quickly removed, death. Non magical coral and stone weapons and rusty iron weapons will shatter in combat with this fearsome trident.Non rusty iron weapons will not break but they cannot break the Saviour either.

The Saviour will not heal wounds inflicted on it’s owner, nor can it warn of danger,so it’s owner is certainly not invincible and should be careful in battle and preferably have fellow fighters to back him/her up.

If it gets totally dry and remains so for more then 24 hours, it will become brittle and then crumble into dust and coral shards. The user of the Saviour should take great care not to be injured by the spikes or they will grow inside him or her-the Saviour does not care who or what it harms.



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Voted manfred
July 4, 2005, 15:44
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Actually, it could _create_ new coral reefs if used on the right location (the correct depth, etc). Where there was a bloody battlefield, the corpses of those slain will be the foundation of a new reef... so, strangely, it is indeed a new hope for the People of the Coral.

A very powerful weapon, but it does not care for the wielder. Nicely balanced for a legendary relic.
Voted Scrasamax
July 4, 2005, 21:12
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What better device of salvation for the people of coral than a weapon of coral. I can see there being a small problem of the weapon being useless against an armored foe, especially well made metal armors or perhaps armor made from the thick carapaces of exotic undersea beasties. All in all, nicely done.
Maggot
July 5, 2005, 10:20
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5/5. An item worthy of gracing the history of such a tenacious people. Perhaps it serves as a symbol of office for the king?
Cheka Man
July 5, 2005, 18:12
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It will do after I've edited it slightly,Maggot. Scra, I don't want it too powerful or it would belong to a Munchkin Utility Belt. :)Manfred, good idea.
Voted Monument
July 14, 2005, 4:09
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Good story, nice history, good detail. Only one problem... a mace... underwater? How in the WORLD would you get up enough speed to do ANY damage? There's a bit of "suspension of disbelief" that I'm having an issue with. Make it a spear underwater, trident, something long and pointy like that, keeping all the same abilities, and it gets 5/5. As it stands, 3/5.
Cheka Man
July 14, 2005, 16:42
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I have now edited it. Good point, Monument.It is now a trident.
Monument
July 14, 2005, 18:22
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Ok, shoot... now I can't update my vote. Dammit! Tried editing my comment, but no dice. Well, if I *COULD* update my vote, it would be 5/5. Well done!

For what it's worth, I would re-edit the category listings as well(it's still listed in the very top section as a type "staff", detail "coral mace"). Just for the sake of completeness.
MoonHunter
July 15, 2005, 9:55
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I'm sorry, I should of warned you about that Monument. That is why I am seldom voting on things initially, but holding my vote to see where the edits go.
Monument
July 15, 2005, 10:25
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Yes, I should say that you should have warned me. What were you thinking, not telling me about the one and only vote? Sheesh, you people... ;)

(I *will* remember this little caveat in the future.)
Cheka Man
July 15, 2005, 18:18
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Is there any chance that someone could vote for Monument on this occasion? LOL
MoonHunter
July 16, 2005, 10:03
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Cheka, nobody is allowed to vote for your own posts. It is a feature that Strolen Installed when we had a rash of new posts with one vote of 5 done by the author. And those posts averaged a 1.5 if you get my drift. so it is disabled.
Voted Chaosmark
September 22, 2006, 20:38
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I like this one. The reading seemed ever so slightly out of flow, in that the internal rhythm of it seemed to stop for a few words, but the idea itself is quite good. Not sure how I'd use it, but definitely a cool idea.

*Subliminal message* Non-Sword Legendary Items are automatically better than most sword legendaries...*/subliminal message*

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