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"A starless, triangular prism of black glass."

The Amaranthine Prism is a legendary item said to be crafted by Ptoh himself, currently wielded by Goatfolk shaman Mamon Souldrinker that reduces your willpower but increases your ego, it starts off with -1 Willpower and +1 Ego; once you equip it, each will change further with the passing of time, so it can take your willpower into the negative (modifier) while boosting your Ego through the roof. Each attribute changes every five-thousand turns, although traveling overland consumes much more time and will make them change faster.

This item is cursed; you can not un-equip it once it has been equipped. Additionally, equipping it makes it impossible to complete the quest Raising Indrix.

Be warned that when your willpower reaches 0, you will die. Equipping it is therefore a death sentence in the long term.

This is the second item whose story references Ptoh, an as-yet unknown entity. The first item to reference it is the Flume-Flier of the Sky-Bear.

Recall Story Edit

"The Black Glass"

“Hmm?” Uri the jeweler mumbled with a stone in his hand.

“Lapis, from the Shore of Songs,” said the boy.

“And, hmm?”

“Jasper. Red Rock.”

Uri furrowed his brow. “Don’t heed the tale of every thirsty fool, boy.”

The boy seemed to ignore him. He pointed to a small, dusky shard the jeweler kept in a phial on the high shelf of a pine cabinet. “Did it madden Priam, truly?”

Uri glanced over his shoulder at the black glass and sighed. “Indeed, boy. Though I’ve heard it told all kings are mad. Who else would think themselves fit to rule as Eaters?”

“From which shore was it culled?” asked the boy.

“None of this world. Do you know the tale of Ptoh?”

“No,” the boy lied.

“When the Eaters lived and skirred the stars, they visited the worlds of a thousand thousand different beings, and those beings likewise visited our own world. Several of those beings had assembled a coven that spanned the firmament, and they welcomed the Eaters into its fold. For ages the civilizations of the coven knew kindness and prosperity, and to all reaches of the clustered cosmos did the domain of the coven stretch. One of the beings of the coven hailed from a faraway and darkling star. With Its mind It could fold the fabric of space and time as you or I might fold a supper cloth. To the coven It was known as Ptoh.”

“For reasons we can but fathom the civilizations of the stars indicted Ptoh. It was the will of the coven that It be held on our very world in the bondage of the Eaters. They contrived for Ptoh a prison from which It could not fold Itself away, and there Ptoh languished for eons. In time, the Eaters left or perished, and the coven was forgotten to our world. Yet here Ptoh remains imprisoned.”

“And what of the black prism?” asked the boy.

“A handful of black sand, drawn from the shores of a dreary rock that spun about Ptoh’s star. The sands were fired in the burning gases of that star and cooled suddenly when Ptoh appeared in Qud a moment thence. It is said that Ptoh bestowed the glass to an ancient custodian of Its prison so that the man might free It. Once the man had chosen to wield the glass, it began to mantle with an amaranthine hue. You see, those that peer through its faces are given to fits of madness, for they see the world by the light of Ptoh’s star, and they see themselves as Ptoh does.”

“What will become of it? Does it frighten you?”

“Immensely. I mean to see it destroyed. But it bears the properties of no earthly glass, and my guild would never forgive me if I forsook the chance to study it first. It was the jewelers who bartered the thing from Priam’s grieving sister. Now, enough of this splendor. You are to study still.” Uri lifted another stone. “Hmm?”

But the boy’s eyes stayed fixed on the prism.

Armors & Equipment t
Body > Ash-Stained Robes - Bark Armor - Black Robes - Carbide Plate Armor - Chain Mail - Cloth Overalls - Cloth Robe - Crysteel Shardmail - Elastyne Skin Suit - Filthy Toga - Flawless Crysteel Shardmail - Flexivest - Fullerite Flake Armor - Fullerite Plate Mail - Furs - Leather Apron - Leather Armor - Nanoweave Vest - Patchwork Coat - Plastifer Chem Vest - Plastifer Jerkin - Pocketed Vest - Puma Chitin Vest - Recycling Suit - Ring Mail - Rubber Suit - Slate Frock - Slate Mantle - Steel Plate Mail - Studded Leather Armor - Vine-Weave Tunic - Wool Kilt - Woven Tunic - Zetachrome Lune
Head > Ape Fur Hat - Crimson Hood - Elastyne Skull Cap - Electric Snail Shell - Flawless Crysteel Coronet - Fork-Horned Helm - Fullerite Armet - Ganglionic Teleprojector - Headlamp - Knollworm Skull - Leafy Helm - Leather Cap - Mental Aggregator - Miner's Helmet - Plastifer Bonnet - Square Cap - Wide-Brimmed Hat - Witchwood Wreath - Zetachrome Apex
Face > Dismembered Faces - Frowning Moon Mask - Gas Mask - Issachari Sun Veil - Mirrorshades - Night-Vision Goggles - Polyhedral Rings - Smiling Sun Mask - Spectacles - Sun And Moon Mask - Telemetric visor - Telescopic Monocle - Vinewood Sap Mask - VISAGE
Back > Albino Monkey Braid - Ape Fur Cloak - Camel Bladder - Chrome Mantle - Flamethrower - Flume-Flier of the Sky-Bear - Grassy Yurtmat - Gyrocopter Backpack - Helping Hands - Ironweave Cloak - Issachari Banner - Leather Cloak - Mechanical Wings - Mercurial Cloak - Nanopneumatic Jackhammer - Nylon Bodypack - Panther's Cloak - Portable Beehive - Powered Exoskeleton - Praetorian's Cloak - Quilted Shawl - Rainboweave Cloak - Scarlet Shawl
Arm > Beaded Bracelet - Bio-Scanning Bracelet - Blood-Stained Neck-Ring - Compass Bracelet - Folded Carbide Wristblade - Force Bracelet - Hologram Bracelet - Homoelectric Wrist Warmer - Kindrish - Leather Bracers - Ontological Anchor - Slog's Annunclus - Snakeskin Armlet - Structural-Scanning Bracelet
Hands > Ape Fur Gloves - Carbide Gauntlets - Chain Gauntlets - Elastyne Gloves - Flawless Crysteel Gauntlets - Fullerite Gauntlets - Nanopneumatic Jackhammer - Plastifer Gloves - Spiked Gauntlets - Ulnar Stimulators - Zetachrome Gloves
Feet > Anti-Gravity Boots - Bounding Boots - Carbide Boots - Chain Boots - Croccasins - Elastyne Slippers - Flawless Crysteel Boots - Fullerite Boots - Jeweled Sandals - Leather Boots - Leather Moccasins - Magnetized Boots - Plastifer Sneakers - Rocket Skates - Sandals - Sandals of the River-Wives - Steel Boots - Yeshyrskin Slippers - Zetachrome Pumps
Floating Nearby > Amaranthine Prism - Floating Glowsphere - Hoversled - Light-Obfuscating Lens - Luminous Mote - Quantum Mote - Symbiotic Firefly
Shield > Bucklers: Wooden Buckler - Iron Buckler - Steel Buckler - Stopsvalinn

Shields: Steel Shield - Carbide Shield - Eyeless Crab Shell - Fullerite Aegis

Mechanics AV - DV - Penetration
Artifacts t
Melee Weapons Gaslight Flyssa - Gaslight Kris - Nanopneumatic Jackhammer - Prayer Rod - Stun Rod - Vibro Blade - Vibro Dagger
Ranged Weapons Arc Cannon - Borderlands Revolver - Carbine - Chain Pistol - Chaingun - Combat Shotgun - Desert Rifle - Eigenrifle - Electrobow - Freeze Ray - Hypertractor - Laser Pistol - Laser Rifle - Linear Cannon - Musket - Nullray Pistol - Overloaded Laser Pistol - Phase Cannon - Pump Shotgun - Scoped Masterwork Carbine - Semi-automatic Pistol- Sniper Rifle
Heavy/Special Weapons Blast Cannon - Booster Gun - Defoliant Pump - Mortar Tube - Flamethrower - Fungicide Pump - Geomagnetic Disc - Grenade Launcher - Missile Launcher - Normality Gas Pump - Swarm Rack
Equipments Anti-Gravity Boots - Bio-Scanning Bracelet - Bounding Boots - Force Bracelet - Ganglionic Teleprojector - Goggles - Gyrocopter Backpack - Helping Hands - Hologram Bracelet - Hoversled - Magnetized Boots - Mechanical Wings - Mirrorshades - Night-Vision Goggles - Ontological Anchor - Powered Exoskeleton - Recycling Suit - Rocket Skates - Spectacles - Structural-Scanning Bracelet - Telemetric visor - Tread Guard - Ulnar Stimulators - VISAGE
Utilities Energy Cells(Chem Cell - Nuclear Cell - Antimatter Cell - Solar Cell - Lead-Acid Cell - Combustion Cell - Thermoelectric Cell - Biodynamic Cell - Fidget Cell) Desalination Pellet - Droid Scrambler - Grit Gate Recoiler - Joppa Recoiler - Metamorphic Polygel - Nano-Neuro Animator - Portable Wall - Random Point Recoiler - Small Sphere of Negative Weight - Spiral borer - Spray-a-Brain - Timecube
Tonics Blaze Injector - Eater's Nectar Injector - Empty Injector - Hulk Honey Injector - Love Injector - Rubbergum Injector - Salve Injector - Shade Oil Injector - Skulk Injector - Sphinx Salt Injector - Ubernostrum Injector
Grenades Defoliant Grenade - EMP Grenade - Flashbang Grenade - Freeze Grenade - Fungicide Grenade - Hand-E-Nuke - High Explosive Grenade - Normality Gas Grenade - Phase Shift Grenade - Poison Gas Grenade - Resonance Grenade - Sleep Gas Grenade - Stasis Grenade - Stun Gas Grenade - Thermal Grenade
Furniture Carcass Kneader - Ergo Chair - Hyperbiotic Bed - Hyperbiotic Chair - Metal Folding Chair - Peptic Bed - Peptic Chair - Plastic Tree - Psionic Sarcophagus - Regeneration Tank - Rolling Chair - Solar Condenser
Ammunitions HE Missile - Lead Slug - Shotgun Shell
Unique Modified Items Gemini Swords (Polluxus & Caslainard) - Hindren Triaxes (Ari, Shayna,& Yal)
Miscellaneous Box Of Crayons - Heilroom & Relics (Amaranthine Prism - Flume-Flier of the Sky-Bear - Kindrish - Ruin of House Isner - Stopsvalinn)
Mechanics Weapon & Item Mods - Tinkering - Scrap - Bits