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Staff of Magi:
The staff was created by ten of the strongest mages of the time; and it cost them their lives to create it. The all came together for one of the few times. Mages of all color. Black; red; and white robes. And they combined their magics in an effort to create an artifact which would span the ages and bring a sense of balance to magic; something that could balance the different forms of magic; and allow one to weild magic in all of its forms.
They worked for three straight days; taking not a single break from their work; pouring their energies together; truly putting their entire being into their work. And at the end of three days; the light from the windows of their tower finally grew dark. When their apprentices went into the room to check on their respective masters; nine apprentices in total for one had not yet to take an understudy; they found only the empty robes of their former masters; with The Staff of Magi and the Evergem lying in the center of the ten piles of clothes.
Their masters had completely vanished when their work had been completed. The mages had put their entire selves into their work; and their bodies had faded away into the nether once their work was completed. Such is the cost for putting all of one's self into a single moment.
The nine had no quarrel with each other; and they agreed that the staff should be left to choose its own master. The staff chose one named Elistan, of the Red Robes of Neutrality. This is the man who weilded the staff before Alexander; and the man whom he killed for said staff. One of the only two who have ever weilded the Staff of Magi and the Evergem.
The creation of the staff dates back 25,695 years. One of the first recorded artifacts of it's kind which still exists today.
The staff itself is just under 6' tall and is carved of mahogany. In a band that slowly snakes up the wood of the staff are ancient symbols which are etched into the wood with magic; written in a language long since forgotten. The symbols grant the staff durability and a resistance to metals and magic; as well as the power to regenerate if destroyed. It -can- be destroyed if the crystal is overloaded; but it will simply grow back around the crystal within a few weeks at the latest.
The top of the staff is a triple dragonclaw; the claws come up from the staff to surround the crystal that it was built around and keep it fixed to the top of the staff.
The crystal itself is a mass of colors that swirl inside of it. If one were to take the time to look closely enough; and had eyes that could see finely enough; they could pinpoint the different magics that swirl within it; all completely seperate like thin lines in a wide range of colors that -NEVER- touch; as if an invisible wall runs between them in the crystal.
Staff- Durability and resistance to most magics.
Evergem- Pure existance. Energy particle manipulation.
Pure existance: The crystal exists in -SOME FORM- on all planes of existance. It may not reside atop a staff; it may not even be something that has been discovered in some realities. But it exists in all alternate timelines; alternate realities; and alternate universes and dimensions. It -purely- exists.
Shattering the crystal takes immense amounts of energy that most mortal beings are simply incapable of mustering. And shattering -ONE- of them means that all of them are shattered.
Particle manipulation can be broken down into seperate parts. Particle absorbtion; particle storage; and particle seperation.
Particle absorption: The crystal automatically absorbs wayward energy particles in any form; with or without the conscious intent of the weilder.
Note: It only takes what is already scattered and discarded; unusable by most individuals or other forms of manipulation. It cannot and will not absorb energy directly from a person's body; the most it can do in that form is act as a focusing lens.
Particle storage: Simply put; is the ability to store the absorbed energy particles in a limitless 'databank' of energy.
Particle seperation: This ability allows the staff to seperate the energy particles it absorbs into the different energy signatures. As in it can seperate void from Gaia and keep them stored in seperate locations.
This ability also allows for the crystal to form energys of the same signature together and make them a form that is usable if the weilder is able to call understand the staff and call the energies forth.
The combination of these abilities give Xander; the long-time weilder of the staff and the crystal; to per say, call upon a void ability without being personally tied to the void. If he reaches into the crystal and opens the storage for the void energy; he can send a void spear flying out of the crystal.
There is no limit to the storage capacity within the crystal; but there is a daily limit to the absorption capacity. It can only absorb so much and still correctly catalogue; seperate; and combine the different particles.