Talanor, the Bright Tower
Wonder - Sage Staff of Lorrynor
Sage Staff of Lorrynor
+1 Defending Quarter Staff
Known as “Síntar’wändil d’ Lorrynor” in the ancient elvish tongue. It was hand carve from a fallen chestnut tree during the Godling Wars by Ealiannë, the Diviner of Lorrynor, who was one the mother’s of the elven people. An orcish warlord, Salthu had led his armies into battle with the fiends of Gaeruhn killing thousands of elves. Ealiannë waded into the battle and was struck down by Salthu. Dying on the battefield, she was surrounded by her sons and daughters who were all slain protecting her. Finally down to her eldest and youngest children, the youngest cast a spell to heal her mother with his own life force while the elder child wrestled with Salthu. Recovered, Ealiannë rose to her feet, called upon the freezing waters of Celestri and struck a blow to the orc’s head with the staff, shattering his skull. The life essences of the eleven children are stored in the staff.
The origin of the ethereal essence which Ealiannë used to create the staff is unknown. Yet, it is often suggested that it likely came from an elvish mortal. The staff has been bonded two times since Ealiannë. After resting across the matriarch’s tomb for a millennium, the staff bonded to a elven wizard, Arriawÿn Inæthrÿrum. The young Arriawÿn, was brave yet often rash as she preferred to engage with her enemies, casting spells as she wielded the Sage Staff as a weapon. She defeated Zaelphÿr Arqénn absorbing his essence into the staff and bonding with it. Upon her ascendance to the the Ether, the staff was passed down to her heirs for several thousand years, but never bonded with any of them until her great, great granddaughter, Shyonia Inæthrÿrum, claimed the staff. She was last known to have travelled north to the frozen lands. She encountered Rgulbug’s gnoll horde. She was discovered and slain, but not before she killed a gnoll cleric to Grahlithe, the Twisted.
Recovered by Malthazir from the gnoll forces in. the Eastern Wastes, the staff bonded to the wizard while defending the northern gates to Earthenwork.
+1 Attack Bonus (EE2)
A defending weapon allows the wielder to transfer some or all of the weapon’s enhancement bonus to his AC as a bonus that stacks with all others. As a free action, the wielder chooses how to allocate the weapon’s enhancement bonus at the start of his turn before using the weapon, and the bonus to AC lasts until his next turn. (EE3)
Inæthrÿrum Heritage (Bonded Only)
The knowledge of Lorrynor grants the wielder of the Sage Staff a +5 bonus to all knowledge checks regarding the Elven ancestry. Additionally, at the beginning of each day, the Sage Staff calls upon one of the children of Ealiannë to infuse their life essence into the staff, granting it additional powers. (EE1)
The staff can be taught a spell by expending a prepared spell, thereby allowing the staff to absorb the spell. Once, the staff “knows” a spell, it maintains that spell until it is taught a different spell. The staff then allows you to spontaneously cast its known spell again by sacrificing another prepared spell of the same or greater spell level. The caster level of the spell is your caster level at the time in which you teach the spell to the staff. You can apply any metamagic feats you possess to this spell when you cast it. This increases the minimum level of the prepared spell or spell slot you must sacrifice in order to cast it but does not affect the casting time. The staff can learn up to a 5th level spell. (EE1)
Agile Casting (Bonded Only)
The essence of the elvish sorcerer, Zaelphÿr Arqénn, grants the wielder of the staff a +5 bonus to defensive casting 1/day. (EE2)
Copycat (Bonded Only)
1/day, the staff’s wielder can create an illusory double of themselves as a move action. This double functions as a single mirror image, and lasts for a number of rounds equal to their character level, or until the illusory duplicate is dispelled or destroyed. This ability does not stack with the mirror image spell. (EE3)