!Q7t.srvWZ6 02/10/12(Fri)03:09 No.17881085|
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You stare pointedly at the sword. I mean, seriously, its a sword. Why would you not want to try it first. "Oh, right, that." Says professor Richards. "Borrowed that from Doctor Smith over in Parapsychology. Late medieval period, northern Italy. Belonged to a powerful member of the Roman Catholic church. Supposedly the sword aided him in doing battle with demons and witches, in addition to men." Alexander pulls out a leatherbound note book, and flips through some pages. "Ah, right. It's on the list because certain notations about the smithing and the alloy, which is related to certain secrets the Huns brought with them, which were stolen by the church. We suspect it may have latent psychoreactive properties." "So," Professor Richards continues, "We want you to pick it up, and see if it does anything. If it does, we'll try and measure it, both during and after contact."
You take off your gloves, and pick up the sword. Nothing happens. You take this time to examine it, finding something etched into the blade, probably in Latin. "What does this say?" Alexander leans over your shoulder, and replies "May the enemies of man burn in hell." Cheery. You trace your hand over the engraving, trying to follow it. As you do, the words suddenly light up, and the blade bursts into blue-white flames!
(3x1 on Stability to not freak the fuck out)
You jerk, but manage to hold on to the blade. "Fascinating." Says Alexander. Richards hovers a hand near it. "Hrm, doesn't feel hot. Alexander, get the thermal camera over here." He goes off to do so. While he does, the professor takes the pen tucked behind her ear, and raps the tip on the blade of the sword. There is a sizzle, and a puff of smoke, and the Professor is examining a scorched hollow tube which used to be a pen. "Huh." Is her only response. "Guess this one's going in the 'dangerous' part of the vault."