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Normidian Stun Staff

Other Names Stun Stick
Category Device
Magical Strength Average

Physical Description

The Normidian Stun Staff comes in many shapes and sizes. A typical staff is six feet long and fashioned from iron wood or stout oak. The head of the staff is built around a central crystal. The overall design of the staff is rugged. Some stun staves are built of metal and can be taken apart and rebuilt. The top part of the staff including the head and crystal can be rotated.

History

It is not known what wizard built the first stun staff, but the weapon proved very effective in Normidian torgat hunting. The concept of the stun staff has spread and now dozens of wizards in Normidia manufacture them. They are exceptionally popular in Normidia where they are utilized by hunters on many expeditions and even by some guards and mercenaries. Outside of Normidia, the stun stick is less frequently seen.

Enchantment

The Normidian stun stave is a single shot, high powered weapon that unleashes a tremendous flash of energy in the shape of a great cone of light. A tremendous amount of energy is stored in the crystal and all of this energy is released at once. When the staff is triggered by rotating the head mechanism,  it unleashes a blinding pulse of white energy in a narrow cone. This energy beam is accompanied by an ear splitting "boom". It is not a quiet or a subtle weapon. Indeed, this weapon shakes the ground when fired.

This weapon is specifically designed for hunting torgats and other very large game animals. A direct hit with this staff at close range will stun a torgat for up to a full minute. The torgat often collapses and is essentially helpless during which time the hunters will spear it. A stun staff is even more effective against smaller targets. A human sized opponent is typically knocked clean off his feet and rendered unconscious for several hours.

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