Staff of Hours
|Modifiers||Distortion: +50% Graze and Hit deflection.|
Slowing the Sands: Dramatically slow enemies in a targeted area. Effects scale with Renown.
Staff of Hours is an artifact in Tyranny.
This glowing staff bears the mark of the Sages, and was wielded by the Hierarch of the Vellum Citadel before the Edict of Fire destroyed the ancient library fortress.
The staff has passed down unknowable numbers of hands over the centuries, and tradition dictated that every owner imbue it with an expression of their magical aptitude. Runes encircle the length of the staff, each in a different style - some describing the names of dead Archons and others fragments of inscrutable poetry, all intended to unlock some hidden potential. The staff's current aspect is that of its previous owner, Hierarch Jespers, who was an accomplished illusionist and trickster.
The staff has served different purposes through its long career. It was often employed to preserve old documents or repair sections of the Citadel. Dark stains around the haft tell of a time when it was dipped in vats of ink - a doomed effort to replicate the magic behind the bottomless cistern of ink known as the Everwell.