Babylon Gems

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Babylon Gems

Post by Mr. Blackbird Lore » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:13 pm

====== Babylon Gemstones ======
The Babylon Gems are 8 magical gemstones imbued with the power of nature, and the ability of the user to manipulate said power to their will. Each gemstone's power is equal to that of nature, and no more. Each gemstone has a Guardian beast which is created each time the stone takes a new owner. When the owner dies or loses the stone, the guardian beast remains, guarding the stone until someone can pass their test to take ownership of the stone. Guardian beasts can be summoned by a stone's owner to help fight.

* Babylon Sapphire- Blue- Water- Allows for the summoning and manipulation of water within a maximum of 50m of the user. Can also spontaneously turn any water into Ice, which can also be manipulated.
* Babylon Ruby- Red- Fire- Allows for the summoning and manipulation of Fire within a maximum of 50m of the user.
* Babylon Emerald- Green- Plants- Allows for the summoning and manipulation of plants within a maximum of 50m of the user. Can resurrect dead plants or kill living ones. Also useful for making Medicine.
* Babylon Diamond- White- Light- Allows the user to create or manipulate light within a maximum of 50 meters of themselves. Can make the user take in visual information at the speed of light.
* Babylon Onyx- Black- Dark- Allows the user to create a place of darkness within a maximum of 50 meters of themselves. Darkness can be partial or absolute, even impenetrable. Also capable of creating minor illusions and disguising objects within its range.
* Babylon Topaz- Brown- Earth- Allows the user to summon or manipulate any stone, dirt, or sand within 50 meters of themselves. Can turn sand into rock, or vice versa.
* Babylon Amethyst- Purple- Gravity- Allows the user to manipulate gravitational forces within 50 meters of themselves. Can be used to make people within range levitate and move in the air, or crush everything to the ground with oppressive force.
* Babylon Garnet- Yellow- Lightning/electricity- Allows the user to summon or manipulate lightning or electricity within 50 meters of themselves. Can be used to attack, to power electrical items, or can drain electrical energy and turn it into magical energy.

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Re: Babylon Gems

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====== Babylon Key ======
The Babylon Key is a staff made by the magic of the Babylon Gemstones. The staff, at most times, takes the form of a small bronze key, with a hole in the wide upper part to allow a Babylon gem to be inserted. When activated, the Babylon Key becomes a somewhat short staff, with an orb on the end, and a small angled arm with a smaller sphere at its end, which apparently holds up the orb.

Depending on the Stone inserted, the Babylon Key has different physical and magical characteristics. Without a stone inserted, the Babylon key can be used to fire off bolts of pure mana. The Babylon Key is a powerful foci, and can allow fantastic effects and feats of magic, but is also inefficient, and drains to user of more magic power than is output by the spells they cast.

===== Forms =====
The Babylon Key has 10 forms

==== Key ====
the first form is a simple Key. The Key doesn't have any specific powers, but can use small, localized magic when a gem is inserted into its socket.

==== Blank ====
A blank staff, which has the power to shoot mana bolts. It is not very powerful or useful, but is still available even if all of a user's gemstones have been broken. The haft is black, and the orb is clear

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==== Sapphire ====
The water staff, the Sapphire has a flattened, wave-like shape on the back end of the top. Fairly powerful, it controls and can summon water. The haft and orb are blue, but differing shades.

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==== Ruby ====
The Fire staff. The Ruby has a flattened, flame-like shape on the back end of the top. Fairly powerful, it controls and can summon fire without spark or fuel. The haft is Red and the Orb is orange.

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==== Topaz ====
The Earth staff. The Topaz has a gem-shaped protuberance on the back of the orb, which is semi-transparent brown. Fairly powerful, it controls the earth, but cannot summon earth. The haft is brown and the orb is granite-grey.

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==== Emerald ====

==== Diamond ====

==== Onyx ====

==== Amethyst ====

==== Garnet ====

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Re: Babylon Gems

Post by Mr. Blackbird Lore » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:12 pm

====== Babylon Maiden ======
a mid-length outfit that changes depending on which Babylon Gem is inserted into the socket at the throat of the dress. The Babylon Maiden increases the physical strength and durability of its wearer, but this effect changes depending on which Gem is inserted.

* Sea breeze ((Sapphire)): "now a wave of blue light was crashing along her skin, originating from the choker, and forming into a long-sleeved blouse, which fit her frame nicely. The mid-length skirt that formed along with it was puffy, and was once again reminiscent of the ocean, moving with a gentle grace that spoke of an underwater current, while her hair was blown up as with a sea wind. Gloves, and then boots, formed last, matching her outfit and providing her with protection for her hands and feet." - Sea breeze grants Miyuki somewhat increased physical defense and healing rates, as well as a minor boost to speed and agility.
* Auburn Wind ((Ruby)): A red outfit similar to sea breeze, but with short sleeves, and rough ruffled shoulders reminiscent of flames. There are flame patterns near the hems of the outfit, and it moves with a sort of graceful violence. - Auburn Wind Grants Miyuki greatly increased speed and somewhat increased physical strength, but does not add to her healing or defensive capabilities.

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Re: Babylon Gems

Post by Mr. Blackbird Lore » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:13 pm

====== Constantine Gemstones ======
The Constantine Gemstones, made in the same place as the Babylon and Byzantine Gemstones, are the newest set of magical stones. These eight stones use magic in order to mess with Physics, creating very interesting results. Generally a user must be creative in order to utilize these stones correctly, but they are still useful regardless. Generally considered the most powerful set, the Constantine gemstones are oval in shape.

* Time- A brown stone. it looks at once worn and brand new. -Changes relative space-time. ie, you experience things faster than everyone else (would seem as though you were a blur) or vice-versa (everyone else would seem a blur as you experience at a slower rate).
* Space - A sparkling black stone -Warp space. ie, shrink the distance between yourself and a given object to take hold of it without moving from where you are, or enlarging the gap between prison bars to step out without actually touching anything.
* Transform self - a milky pink stone -May rearrange the given molecules within one's body. ie, changing one's physical appearance or form to be unrecognizable or shape your hand into a diamond-hard blade.
* Teleportation- A black and white patterned stone. The Pattern is constantly changing. - takes specific ideas from time and space and combines them into perfect teleportation- to any point the person has physically been.
* Combustion - A transparent orange stone with a yellow sunburst center - By manipulating the speed and motion of molecular forces, can cause explosions
* Camouflage- A completely clear stone, you can only see it when it's reflecting directly into your eyes. - User can blend in perfectly with the surrounding area- but only while stationary. while moving they can be seen as a blurry mass.
* Order- An Opaque white stone - cancels out all other magic within 50 meters, thus bringing 'order' to the world
* Chaos- A matte black stone - Disrupts all other magic within 50 meters, setting it out of control and bringing 'chaos'

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Re: Babylon Gems

Post by Mr. Blackbird Lore » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:54 pm

====== Byzantine Gemstones ======
The Byzantine Gemstones were made in the same place as the Babylon Gemstones. Not necessarily gemstones, they are eight magical stones which apply a greater knowledge of natural world into magic. Taking most of its cues from animals, this set of gemstones is rectangular in shape, and provides more specific magic.
* Healing - An Aquamarine gemstone -Not instantaneous, must understand how the body works to effectively use this
* Harden - A dark silver stone -hardens objects, increasing their durability, though they will shatter when they reach their breaking point.
* flight - A milky white stone. almost weightless -The user can grow/form a pair of wings to allow for flight.
* Climb- Green and yellow patterned stone. impossible to drop -User can climb any surface without falling, even inverted.
* Translation- A tan stone. has thousands of minuscule characters etched on its surface -Can translate any language into any other language. Everyone within 50m of the stone can understand one another's speech.
* Acid- A yellow stone with discolored patches -a rather powerful acid. melts metals and minerals, but will not harm organic materials.
* Eagle's eye- A transparent yellow stone with a black center - Grants the user superior distance vision
* Owl's eye- A transparent orange stone with a slightly reflective black center -grants the user superior night vision.

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