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Cryston (from Blue Rose AGE)
A cryston is an arcane ranged weapon. It is a foot-long wand made from a shas crystal attached to a handle of some organic material (typically wood or bone, sometimes coral or ivory). The crystal is wrapped with copper and gold wire, which extends down the handle.
Only those with one or more arcane talents can wield a cryston. The user takes a minor action to concentrate and ready the cryston. Any time thereafter, the wielder can fire a pulse of arcane force from the wand, up to a distance of 100 feet, as a major action. Each point of the wielder’s Willpower
increases the cryston’s range by a further 100 feet.
Crystons do not suffer range penalties; their entire range is considered Short Range and they have no Long Range. The wielder makes an Accuracy (Arcane) test to hit the target and the cryston does 2d6 damage + the wielder’s Willpower score. A cryston cannot kill, and any hit that would reduce a living creature to 0 Health leaves them with 1 Health and unconscious for 3d6 minutes instead. Crystons inflict no damage to non-living targets, but do harm darkfiends and the unliving and can destroy those targets (reducing them to 0 Health).
Once a cryston is fired, it must be readied again. A user can keep a readied cryston in that state with minimal concentration (not requiring an action each round) but must be holding the weapon and cannot concentrate on anything else, including arcana.