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Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-07
by Lord Valfryn
In an attempt to get the sword used as a sword and not a pillow cannon, here's a stab at a giant sword worth using in combat. This was heavily influenced by the discussions led by Mardux.

Proposed by :Baron Valfryn Ken'Virr
Cosigned by : Fingers, Inox

Bullet points:
Does 3 points of damage
makes wielder immune to fire/cold
MUST BE USED 2 Handed, NO ONE HAND USE
no more spellballs



Currently: (p63)
Original Text: From:This mighty two-handed sword was first used by the frost giants dwelling in the frozen wastes above Valdimar. The maelstrom functions as a two-handed, enchanted great sword, in addition to having the ability to generate Ice Storms. The participant in possession of Maelstrom may hurl up to 3 Ice Storms. To utilize this ability, the possessor must say "I summon ice from Maelstrom!", then throw a white spellball at their target. Failure to say the incantation line will result in the spell not going into effect. The spellballs may be ones accompanying Malestrom or ones belonging to a mage. The effects of the ice storm act exactly as they are written in the mage spell Ice Storm, see Chapter Six: Spells and Magic. Only Maelstrom itself may cut through the ice to cause damage to the victim, although the victim can also be freed and/or damaged according the the rules of Ice Storm.

To:
This mighty two-handed sword was first used by the frost giants dwelling in the frozen wastes above Valdimar. The Maelstrom functions as an enchanted great sword, but dealing three points of slashing damage in stead of the two points dealt by standard black damage. Due to the unwieldy nature of the frost giant weapon, it must be wielded at all times with both hands. In addition to having the ability to deal increased damage, the participant in possession of The Maelstrom is immune to all cold and fire based attacks and effects. When striking a participant with The Maelstrom, the wielder is to announce "Maelstrom!".

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-07
by fingers630
I like it. Will it cut through Ice Storm as it used to, or is that power being removed? Im fine with it either way, just clarifying.

Also once the new maelstrom has been crafted, I will gladly write up a back story and run an adventure for one lucky Darkonian country to find the sword.

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-08
by Thrush Svartehjertet
That'd be fun. Fighting Frost giants!

Thrush
berserk

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-11
by Sir Tyriel Firebrand
I would get rid of the no one handed use. Only reason is because I think that mechanic is kinda dumb.

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-11
by Lord Valfryn
don't want to worry about "halving" 3 points of damage. Also, 1 handing a sword that belonged to a giant seems dumb to me. The main purpose was to have people USING maelstrom. Not "holding maelstrom".

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-11
by Inox
Maybe have people call "3" & not "Maelstrom".

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-12
by Thrush Svartehjertet
I'd go with 2 hands only due to giant sized stuff, and I don't liek the idea of yelling 3 on the field... just my 2 cents... Unless we change our damage to 1s and 2s...

Thrush
berserk

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-12
by mardux zulammar
Our prop (still not sure which one of us is actually proposing it) as its going to Senate is that it has to be wielded with 2 hands at all times. Also currently the prop has the user calling maelstrom, mostly because I didn't like the idea of yelling "three". But that's something that can be discussed (in short) at the voting and if that's what it takes to pass, so be it.

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-13
by Thrush Svartehjertet
Cool, also, can you ad one single line please:

Maelstrom must be constructed of a Darkon legal great sword no less than 6 feet in length.

I'm tired of mini-maelstrom.. its * stupid. It aint a frost giant's toothpick.

Thrush
berserk

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-13
by mardux zulammar
I agree that it should be long, bit I don't think its necessary to add that to the rules. The new one will be built on a 6 ft core though once I get the money from the secretary and a warm place to build the relics.

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-13
by Thrush Svartehjertet
cool... but that requires YOU to always make it...

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-13
by mardux zulammar
Or nerds to not break the solid carbon core.

Re: Maelstrom- redux

Posted: 2013-11-14
by Thrush Svartehjertet
Good luck! lol