“Commissioned” ArtifactsJuly 11, 2016
These two Artifacts were requested by a member of the Exalted forums, so I was happy to oblige! Both were forged by Ligier for Jubilant Harp, a Solar Exalt who Exalted in the midst of playing a concert for Malfeas himself. He also has a sweet guitar forged by Ligier, but that one will have to be posted at a later date.
Shirt of Wicked Brass (Orichalcum Chain Shirt – Artifact ***)
Forged in Hell by Ligier’s green fire, the Shirt of Wicked Brass was a kingly gift for a Solar Exalt. Tainted in vitriol, the orichalcum links of the shirt have taken on a brass-like tinge, giving the shirt its name.
Evocations of the Shirt of Wicked Brass
A Solar or Infernal Exalt who attunes to the Shirt of Wicked Brass gains a non-Charm bonus die to all Resistance rolls against poison or disease.
Flash of Hellfire
Cost: 4m; Mins: Essence 1
When the light of Creation’s Sun reflects off the brazen links of the Shirt of Wicked Brass, it casts a green hue. A skilled wearer can reflect this baleful light into the eyes of his opponent, blinding her. This Evocation is a difficulty 2 gambit made using the wearer’s (Charisma + Performance). If successful, the target is blinded for the remainder of the scene, taking a -3 penalty to all actions. The target can remove this penalty by rubbing the green pain from her eyes, a Miscellaneous action which cannot be placed in a flurry.
Retribution of the Damned
Cost: 4m; Mins: Essence 1
Keywords: Counterattack, Decisive-only
Prerequisites: Flash of Hellfire
Those who would strike the Shirt of Wicked Brass would feel the flames of Hell. The wielder may use this Evocation in response to any attack that beats his Defense, creating a special decisive counterattack that rolls (Charisma + Performance) against the target’s Defense. This attack otherwise functions as a regulardecisive attack. Retribution of the Damned does not count as the wearer’s combat action and cannot be used in response to another counterattack.
Green Sun Wasting
Cost: None (+1W); Mins: Essence 2
Prerequisites: Retribution of the Damned
Malfeas’ ire is toxic; so, too, is the fire of Ligier’s forge. This Evocation permanently enhances its prerequisite, allowing a successful counterattack to inflict a variant of Green Sun Wasting disease on the target for the cost of one temporary Willpower. This disease has Virulence 3, Morbidity of the wearer’s Essence, and an Interval of one day. This disease can be fatal to mortals, and stories tell of even Exalted who have succumbed to it, though these are surely apocryphal…
And its companion piece…
Claws of Brass and Fire (Orichalcum Razor Claws – Artifact ***)
Evocations of the Claws of Brass and Fire
A Solar or Infernal Exalt who attunes to the Claws of Brass and Fire for one additional mote can re-roll one failed die on any attack roll made with the claws.
Claws Strike True
Cost: 1m; Mins: Essence 1
The Claws of Brass and Fire hunger for their enemies’ flesh, and strike true to taste it. This Evocation allows the wielder to re-roll up to (Essence) 1s on an attack roll.
Green Fire Claws
Cost: 2m; Mins: Essence 1
Prerequisites: Claws Strike True
The Claws of Brass and Fire live up to their name, bursting into flame at the moment of impact. Flammable materials catch fire when struck by this Evocation. Adecisive attack adds one automatic success to its damage roll. If the attack deals at least three levels of damage, the target catches fire and must contend with (wielder’s Essence) lethal dice of damage every turn until he’s able to extinguish himself. Fire from this Evocation tends to leave wicked scars on any surface it touches, often burning words and Malfeas phrases in Old Realm into flesh, wood, or stone.
Lash of Hellfire
Cost: 6m,3i; Mins: Essence 2
Prerequisites: Green Fire Claws
The flame of the claws can be hurled a short distance by a skilled wielder, lobbing a glob of waxy green fire at a target. An attack supplemented by this Evocation can be made at a target at up to Short range.