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Retser’s Duskruin Leak: Sprite Weapons

GM Retser whets our Duskruin expectations with a new line of weapons, Sprite Weapons. He says they are similar to parasite weapons, but with a jovial sprite that feeds on mana instead of blood. SIMILAR? How can this be SIMILAR, parasites are CREEPY! Who wants a Sprite now?!

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Category: Paid Events: Adventures, Quests, and SimuCoins
Topic: Duskruin Arena

Date: 06/05/2018 02:48 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Hey everyone, new to this Duskruin run will be a collection of sprite weapons. These weapons hold a sprite within them that can do a lot of stuff. These are similar to parasite weapons, but with a jovial sprite that feeds on mana instead of blood. Some things may change before they hit the shelves, but here is a sneak peak. I’m 95% sure they will be ready in time.

The staff itself has two appearances. Active and inactive. In addition, it summons a sprite companion that hangs out with you and is fantastically charming.

Appearance

You see GameMaster Retser.
He appears to be a bro.
He is holding a splintered wooden crook covered in burn marks in his right hand.

Retser pushes his hand down the surface of his wooden crook. A small white sprite materializes near the end of his crook. The distorted surface begins to mend as glyphs appear and fade across its surface. A final pulse of white light reveals a glowing wooden crook. The white sprite flits just over his shoulder.

The white sprite flying above Retser’s shoulder whispers something to him.

You see GameMaster Retser.
He appears to be a bro.
There is a small white sprite flying above his shoulder.
He is holding a glowing wooden crook in his right hand.

Abilities

Sprite Swarm: Attacks with a wave of sprites.
Cooldown: 10 minutes.
Verb: Raise

Sprite Power: Calls upon sprite swarms instead of your standard sprite flare for 60 seconds.
This can only happen once every 10 seconds during that time.
Cooldown: 120 minutes.

Sprite Drain: Increases your mana regeneration for 10 minutes.
Cooldown: 60 minutes.

Fairy Ward: Allows wielder to block dispel spells by consuming stored mana. This effect lasts for 10 minutes.
Limit: 1 Major or 3 lesser.
Cooldown: 60 minutes.

Sprite Flares: Damages target with sprite at the cost of mana.
Verb: Prod to turn ON/OFF.


*More Details*


Ambients
The sprite itself interacts with you in a variety of ways, it has a ton of messaging of which more unlocks as you unlock it further.
The white sprite flitting over your shoulder leans over and whispers, “Do you know how fast an unladen sprite is?”

Sprite Flares

The flares themselves can be turned on and off, cost mana, and come with a damage type of krush. A very rare service will be available to change this to any damage type.
In addition, they grow stronger with higher affinity.

incant 702
You trace an intricate sign that contorts in the air while forcefully invoking Mana Disruption…
Your spell is ready.
You gesture at an Ithzir adept.
CS: +408 – TD: +388 + CvA: +25 + d100: +89 == +134
Warding failed!
A masterful strike for 45 points of damage!
… 15 points of damage!
Blood in the Ithzir adept’s right eye boils. Red steam rises from socket.
You feel a slight sting as the sprite draws upon your power to attack.
The white sprite on your shoulder sends forth a cylindrical, white blast of magic at an Ithzir adept’s abdomen!

… 25 points of damage!
Knocked back several feet by blow to abdomen.

Sprite Swarm

This uses the base sprite swarm, and its damage type,
You lift your wooden crook skyward, creating a trail of white runes to appear between your wooden crook and your white sprite. Your white sprite chants audibly before releasing several pulses of white magical energy into the surroundings!
You feel a slight sting as the sprite draws upon your power to attack.

The white sprite on your shoulder sends forth a cylindrical, white blast of magic at an Ithzir adept’s left arm!
[SMR result: 169 (Open d100: 75)]
… 35 points of damage!
Left arm ripped from socket at the elbow!
The Ithzir adept is stunned!
You feel a slight sting as the sprite draws upon your power to attack.

The white sprite on your shoulder sends forth a cylindrical, white blast of magic at an Ithzir adept’s left arm!
[SMR result: 146 (Open d100: 51)]
… 30 points of damage!
Hard hit shatters shield arm.
The Ithzir adept is stunned!
You feel a slight sting as the sprite draws upon your power to attack.

The white sprite on your shoulder sends forth a cylindrical, white blast of magic at an Ithzir adept’s right hand!
[SMR result: 153 (Open d100: 58)]
… 30 points of damage!
Blast to hand reduces it to pulp!
The Ithzir adept is stunned!
You feel a slight sting as the sprite draws upon your power to attack.

The white sprite on your shoulder sends forth a cylindrical, white blast of magic at an Ithzir adept’s right eye!
[SMR result: 187 (Open d100: 93)]
… 50 points of damage!
Smash to cheek driving bone through the eye and into the brain.
The Ithzir adept falls to the ground in a crumpled heap.
You feel a slight sting as the sprite draws upon your power to attack.

The white sprite on your shoulder sends forth a cylindrical, white blast of magic at an Ithzir adept’s left hand!
[SMR result: 119 (Open d100: 25)]
… 25 points of damage!
Left hand mangled horribly.
The Ithzir adept is stunned!
You feel a slight sting as the sprite draws upon your power to attack.

The white sprite on your shoulder sends forth a cylindrical, white blast of magic at an Ithzir adept’s right leg!
[SMR result: 147 (Open d100: 52)]
… 25 points of damage!
Right leg mangled horribly.
It is knocked to the ground!
The Ithzir adept is stunned!
You feel a slight sting as the sprite draws upon your power to attack.

The white sprite on your shoulder sends forth a cylindrical, white blast of magic at an Ithzir adept’s abdomen!
[SMR result: 201 (Open d100: 79, Bonus: 28)]
… 25 points of damage!
Knocked back several feet by blow to abdomen.
The Ithzir adept clutches at its wounds as it falls, the life fading from its eyes.
Roundtime: 3 sec.

Sprite Power

When used, it will replace your standard flare with the sprite swarm. This can only occur once every 10 seconds and lasts for 60 seconds.

Sprite ward

This effect lasts for 10 minutes and can protect against 3 minor dispels OR 1 major dispel.

nuzzle crook
You turn your head to lock eyes with your sprite and nod. The sprite flying above your shoulder places its hands out in front of itself, chanting in an odd tone. A magical barrier forms around you.
Roundtime: 3 sec.

An Ithzir adept gestures and utters a phrase of magic.

An Ithzir adept gestures at you.
The protective barrier surrounding you absorbs an Ithzir adept’s magic!

Sprite Drain

You hold your wooden crook aloft and chant in unison with your sprite. Fibrous tendrils of mana coalesce from the surroundings and coat your form.
You feel the inflow of magical energies around you increase.
Roundtime: 3 sec.

This applies a general mana regeneration effect on you. It increases your mana regen by 10% for 10 minutes. Minimum of 1, maximum of 50. The item must remain in your hands for this effect to persist.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 06/05/2018 03:10 PM CDT
From: KRAKII
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Spicy.

Any guesses on approximate pricing?


Date: 06/05/2018 03:38 PM CDT
From: LTLPRPRINCESS
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Can you change the color of the sprite?

#bardlife


Date: 06/05/2018 03:42 PM CDT
From: KRAKII
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Ooohhh, color of the sprite should change automatically based on the Enchant. (Roy G. Biv bronze silver gold. 🙂

Maybe have it fade to blank if you Ensorcel on top of that….


Date: 06/05/2018 04:21 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
About the same as parasites, subject to change.

Yes you can change the color of the sprite.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 06/05/2018 04:21 PM CDT
From: LEAFIARA
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Dang it, now I need to train Two Weapon Combat.
😀

This is super cool, though! I was wondering what might be left at DR to interest me after CCF filled holes in my weapon collection, and this is totally it.


https://gswiki.play.net/Leafiara


Date: 06/05/2018 05:12 PM CDT
From: CLTIDBALL
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Is this going to just be staves, or will other weapons (UAC included) be available, hopefully?

~Cylnthia Kythnis Ardenai
~Paragon of Kuon
~Rose Guardian, House Sylvanfair


Date: 06/05/2018 05:46 PM CDT
From: NEWHALLJ
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons

This is amazing. Thank you for making these.


Date: 06/05/2018 07:18 PM CDT
From: MENOS
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Can I alter the sprite into a wineodotter gnome mage?

Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain,
And the stream that falls from the hill to plain.
Better than rain or rippling brook,
Is a mug of beer inside this Took.


Date: 06/05/2018 07:53 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Cylnthia – As of right now, it supports primarily any held weapon. So… OHE, OHB, Pole, probably some bows.

Menos – You want a gnome flying around your shoulder?

Retser, ASGM


Date: 06/05/2018 08:34 PM CDT
From: MENOS
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
>Menos – You want a gnome flying around your shoulder?

He can be an air mage.

Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain,
And the stream that falls from the hill to plain.
Better than rain or rippling brook,
Is a mug of beer inside this Took.


Date: 06/05/2018 09:40 PM CDT
From: WARLORD1871
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Are they enchantable? blessable? is krush damage different from crush damage? How rare is the service to change from krush damage? Can the unspeakable be done to them, as in ensorcelling?

Fyrentennimar

Quote: “Jaynah says, “This is more fun than rolton tipping and blood eagle ridin combined.””


Date: 06/05/2018 10:53 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Blessable, yes
Ensorcellable, yes (penalty)
Enchantable, yes (penalty)
KRUSH duuuuuuude.

As far as how rare, I’m just going to say very rare. It is something new. I don’t have much more than that yet.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 06/06/2018 01:24 AM CDT
From: SJOSEPH7
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Well that looks absolutely brilliant, the majority of weapons in this game are very very dark and out of character for alot of us, this is a great change.


Date: 06/06/2018 08:26 AM CDT
From: KRAKII
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
K/rush is how RoleMaster did the crit (melee weapons also did S/lash and P/uncture), to differentiate from C/old vs. F/ire.
This way they could do their entire damage chart as 1-2 digits plus two letters (type of crit [S/P/K] and severity [A-E]), or four characters wide per each Armor Type [AsG].

See also: http://medkorp2k.free.fr/JdR/RM/1100%20-%20Arms%20&%20Claw%20Law.pdf
PDF document pages 39-80, with a specific reference to page 83 (the Krush crit chart).
Note that the page numbers printed on the page differ from the document pages, due to the front cover.


Date: 06/06/2018 10:39 AM CDT
From: LAWRONIUS
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
<Well that looks absolutely brilliant, the majority of weapons in this game are very very dark and out of character for alot of us, this is a great change.>

Seconded! While I think things like the Parasitic weapons or Mist Blades look really cool, they always seemed to feel a little to evil for my character to wield. I am ALL about these Sprite Weapons though!


Date: 06/06/2018 11:58 AM CDT
From: KAIER
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons

If there are bows will they have the flares? Also, side note, do the ranged parasite weapons have flares?


Date: 06/06/2018 01:10 PM CDT
From: ARCON
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons

Seconded,

UAC gloves/boots please!


Date: 06/07/2018 04:32 AM CDT
From: EREK
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Insert petition here for the Sprite(s) to create an arrow for you (ala elemental bow)…


Date: 06/07/2018 01:33 PM CDT
From: HIRAETH
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Maybe a dumb newbie question, if these are like parasite weapons can they also have traditional flares added?
-=Avawren=-


Date: 06/07/2018 02:41 PM CDT
From: LEAFIARA
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Assuming the mana cost for a sprite flare is more than 1…

If I didn’t have enough mana left for a sprite flare, would there be no chance of flaring or would it still try to use whatever amount of mana I still have and maybe cause nerve damage? Or would it work in some completely different way? Mostly wondering for purposes of mstrikes.


https://gswiki.play.net/Leafiara


Date: 06/07/2018 07:09 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Parasite bows do not flare.
Sprite weapon bows will not flare.
Sprites aren’t arrows.
UAC gloves/boots will not be available.
You will not be able to dual wield these.
You can turn on and off the sprite. It will still drain and cause damage.
Yes they can have flares and other base system stuff added.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 06/08/2018 10:09 AM CDT
From: FALAN
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Will there be THW versions too? Only asking because you only mentioned OHE, OHB, Pole, and bows. They look fun.
__________________________
– Kobold in Disguise Falvicar, Blade of the Night

You swing a silver-edged black veil iron katana at Sevynne!

* Sevynne drops dead at your feet!
* Sevynne just bit the dust!


Date: 06/08/2018 12:13 PM CDT
From: LEAFIARA
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
>You will not be able to dual wield these.

Does that only mean we can’t have two sprite weapons, or does it mean we also can’t have a sprite weapon in one hand and a non-sprite weapon in the other?


https://gswiki.play.net/Leafiara – latest update: OOC info vignette – A Coraesine Carol


Date: 06/08/2018 12:22 PM CDT
From: KRAKII
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
“Does that only mean A) we can’t have two sprite weapons, or does it mean we also B) can’t have a sprite weapon in one hand and a non-sprite weapon in the other?” — Leafiara

My belief would be “A”.

.

Which of course begs the question…
Two-Weapon wielding Sprite [with FlareX] + Parasite [with FlareY]? 🙂


Date: 06/09/2018 06:24 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
THW – YES!

Retser, ASGM


Date: 06/09/2018 06:26 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: New Duskruin Weapons: Sprite Weapons
Yes, you can have multiple weapons you just can’t have two out at the same time.

Retser, ASGM

 

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