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30px-Gnome-speakernotes Creator's Staff
Staff
Location
Roth 175

The Creator's Staff[1] is the first magical weapon that Adam happens upon, located inside a large room in the Mausoleum with various angel statues, where, together with the Shrive, it is displayed on an TEMPONE.stone alter altar stone with two intertwined serpents.

The staff is an ancient tribal artefact with faint runic markings, able to shoot powerful fireballs, though taking quite a while to recharge. Its power is displayed by the HUD in the form of six skulls and it can be fired as long as one skull is glowing; the potency of its magical missiles obviously increases proportional to the number of recharged skulls.

NotesEdit

Researching the symbolism of intertwined serpents - as depicted on the altar stone from which we retrieve the Creator's Staff - I came across this interesting passage on Wikipedia:[2]

In ancient Mesopotamia, Nirah, the messenger god of Ištaran, was represented as a serpent on kudurrus, or boundary stones. Representations of two intertwined serpents are common in Sumerian art and Neo-Sumerian artwork and still appear sporadically on cylinder seals and amulets until as late as the thirteenth century BCE.

The Caduceus, the staff carried by Greek deity Hermes, also shows two intertwined serpents:

It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography, it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead, and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars, and thieves.

Cutscenes & ScriptEdit

Eye of the Beast Creator - Holy Shrine

Creator: This place has waited, longer than you could possibly imagine. You are marked for your destiny. Take what is now yours, re-calibrate the Powers. Take it, you must.

Eye of the Beast Creator - Father's Fate

Creator: Do not turn from this place or the artefact you behold. The answers to your father's fate lie with it. Look to your hands. [You must not falter.] You and the artefact together, together as one, a weapon against all evil.

Eye of the Beast Creator - 'By this Sign...'

Creator: You are marked. Take the device and restore the Balance. Look to the Staff; arm yourself with the Light. The power of the Staff is great, but delicate. Use it well, it will see you clear to speak with the Valorous One. Go now.

Examining the Staff

Adam: There are faint markings down this. Almost tribal.

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