I think it is about time we revive this concept in another thread, so that those of us who love seeing unique items and descriptions have more to read.
Customizations, Living Gods and the pliable always shifting nature of the Achaean world is such an amazing thing, and our characters are always experiencing different things and sometimes those events, or stories or whatever result in our characters either getting their hands on some unique token, or customizing some of their weapons and items to fit in.
Thats what I want to see, your favourite custom or unique items and weapons and why you love them, and if you are willing to share any story behind how your character got their hands on them.
Now it wouldn't be fair if I didn't share first.
Appearance: a withered staff of skeletal wood
Examined: Hewn from the skeletal remains of a long-dead tree, this staff reaches nearly five feet in length. A viscous, blood-red substance seeps from the porous surface of the wood, filling the air with a sharp, metallic scent. The withered staff ascends from a splintered base, contorting in surmised agony all along its length. The staff terminates with a mass of ashen tendrils that twist together into the likeness of a human skull, an ominous crimson glow pulsing from within the hollow sockets.
Wield Reaction: The eerie creak of tortured wood fills the air as the tendrils atop a withered staff of skeletal wood momentarily writhe and churn.
Unwield Reaction: Dead silence accompanies the ominous stillness of a withered staff of skeletal wood as it departs from its master's grasp.
Story: For those unaware there is a twisted, gnarled oak at the Avenue of Trapped Souls in Mhaldor, where Mhaldorians swear their oath. The tree seeps blood, and its branches are almost alive, reaching and contorting to try and snatch and muder living things. Perhaps from a stray lightning strike, or an overambitious attempt to slay something, one of the trees branches snapped and Taryius ripped it off the tree, and with some careful work and artificing skill fashioned it into a staff to use.
Appearance: a black steel daemonic skull pendant
Examined: About the size of a closed fist, and cleanly severed from the spine of a lesser daemon, this wickedly horned imp skull hangs loosely upon a chain of tarnished silver. Dipped into molten steel until seamlessly coated in a thin layer, the metallic surfaces of this daemonic skull have been carefully charred and blackened. A blazing shard of primordial flame flickers from deep within the skull, casting an ominous red-hued light outwards from the eye sockets and tooth-filled maw.
Wear Reaction: As you don the daemonic pendant, the wicked flames within flare outwards from hollow sockets. Shifting to a vivid emerald hue, the flames threaten to break free from their confines, eventually calming and dimming back to their natural fiery-red hue.
Remove Reaction: An enraged scream echoes through your skull as you remove the daemonic pendant, the flames within lashing angrily as they momentarily descend into blood-red hues.
Touch Reaction: A shrieking cackle echoes through your mind as you grasp the daemonic skull in your hand. Your flesh sizzles and burns upon contact, coursing pain accompanying the acrid scent of burnt skin.
Story: Early on in Taryius' career as Subjugator, the Insidium conducted a ritual to open a portal to the Inferno and Taryius led the Dread Legates into the Inferno to murder a bunch of rogue daemons. Lots of murdering happened, and the Legates killed a bunch of daemons including these Baalzadeen-esque creatures who Taryius decided would make an excellent token of their accomplishments, so he cut the head off one of them and took it back with him. Afterwards he cleaned the skull, dipped it into steel to preserve it, and with great practice in elementalism and ritualism managed to place a burning shard of fire within, to illuminate the skull. Unforseen side effect, the daemonic presence within the skull didn't quite vanish on death, and has managed to grasp a modicum of control of the fire burning within, which Taryius just puts up with.