» Item Name:
Bersarkr Staff/Staves» Item Type:
Created by Ulv Auber. Handed out very
sparingly. » Used For:
Offensive Attacks» Item Description:
The Bersarkr Staves are five foot staves with nordic runes and imbued with Ulv's Fury Reiatsu. Each foot of the staff is segmented, and has a capstone at the top of it. These segments and capstones light up as the person activates the power in the staff, giving them extra powers the more they use. One major problem of these staves is there is no Ownership clause. If a person is disarmed, they remain linked for one post and then are depowered and anyone can pick it up and use it against them.
1 - To use one's fury, they must be in control of it. And so, these staves of Ulv's power reflect that. The first segment, a segment anyone should be able to use, revolves around controlling the staff. The user can double or half it's length, and increase or decrease the weight by up to ten times the number of active segments
2 - A warrior with no force is merely a charlatan! However you fight in life, all martial aspects benefit from greater force! And so the second segment feeds the muscles, increasing their ability to exert physical force by 50%
3 - There must be no limit to the force a warrior might exert in times of need! When the mighty Bear Skin meets an obstacle, they will smash it into the ground! This third segment increases their ability to exert physical force by a compounding 50%
4 - The fourth segment is were the Fury really gets it's hooks into the person's psyche. While swimming in fury, pain becomes less important. It is not ignored or unfelt, but rather has a very slim impact on the mentality of the person.
5 - Continuing the trend of an evolving mentality as the Fury grows, they are so awash with the spiritually empowered emotion that any other emotion is proof against tampering. Any attempts run headlong into the great glacier of rage that stands in front of them. (Scale plays an obvious role in this. Use your head)
6 - In antiquity, the Berserker was terrifying. He would cleave through a dozen men, and fall from as many arrows filling his body. And then, when all thought him dead, he would rise again and cut down more, driven purely by his bloodlust and fury. Once the capstone of this staff is activated, the body is flushed with extreme power, and is almost puppeted by the user's mind. So long as the limb still has physical substance, it will work just as well as an undamaged limb. This, does not
prevent the person from bleeding to death and does cause massive complications when the staff is depowered, but it helps them end the fight on their terms.
Alternatively, the Staff can be entirely depowered at this point to flush the body with energy, regenerating one mortal wound that would have otherwise killed the user. Using the staff in this manner requires some degree of activation, so if the person is killed instantly, it will not activate. And it also prevents the staff from being reactivated for the remainder of the thread.
Though, this power does not come easily. For every segment which they activate, more Fury swells into the user's spiritual energy, and taints their mind. The user needs Focus equal to the level in which they are activating (1 for Beginner, 2 for Adept, 3 for Advanced, 4 for Elite, 5 for Master and 6 for Grandmaster) or else they will lose themselves to the throbbing call of battle. One stat rank below the requirement causes the wielder to become rash, impulsive, and cripplingly driven to defeat their enemy and finish the fight. Two stat ranks below destroy any sense of coherency and turn the wielder into a rampaging beast that will strike out against anything it can get it's hands on.
The two workarounds to the requirement of Focus, is that the user can use pure force of presence to quash the Fury, counting the steps with Willpower instead of Focus. Though the requirements are increased by 1 (1 for Adept, 2 for Advanced, etc) as such action is inefficient. If the wielder has pretension towards Fury or Anger, or has emotional manipulation or control powers, they count their Focus (or Willpower) as one step higher than it is for resisting the Staff's negative effects.» Obtained From:
Ulv Auber» Notes:
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