Reylas's Schema for +1 Arrows and +1 Spears



  • After spending a week in the laboratory and dabbling with eldritch research, you come out of the lab both with the dim glow of a blacklight and a schema that can used to create +1 arrows and +1 spears.

    First, in order to enchant each, you must craft each arrowhead or speartip into a geometrically perfect shape. This requires great time and care and even then there isn't a guarantee that the work will be perfect. Forging them from repurposed adamantine steel is more difficult than from raw ingots of adamantine steel.

    There is a 75% + Intelligence score of the blacksmith that it is forged correctly. Using repurposed steel lowers this percentage to 50% + Intelligence score. Ten arrowheads requires one day or a spearhead require 1 day of forging. The roll is made at the end of this time and failed attempts are wasted and that material cannot be used in the future (though they are still functional as mundane arrow or spearheads).

    Adamantine steel is an alloy of iron (98%), carbon (1.5%), and the magical metal called adamant (.5%). It's value is about 50 gp per lb. Arrowheads require 1 lb of raw material and spearheads require 10 lbs of raw material. Double this amount if using repurposed steel.

    Once the heads are forged, they must be bathed in eldritch radiation, formed from high energy consumption of brilliant gems, for one week. Since arrowheads are consumed when fired, they require far less radiation. Arrowheads require 50 gp worth of gems each (usually done in batches of 20 arrows for 1,000 gp). Meanwhile, a spear requires 4,500 gp worth of gems that must be consumed to generate the necessary amount of radiation necessary to imbue the items.

    This means a total cost of a +1 arrow is 100 gp each.
    The total cost of a +1 spear is 5,000 gp each.





  • We still have this research? Do we even have a character with blacksmithing?

    If this info requires a blacksmith to use then we
    we could we sell this schema to a blacksmith?



  • Yes, technically the schema would be in your lab. Not sure if anyone else can blacksmith.

    How much are you looking to sell it for?



  • @mike
    I figure if we give it to the local blacksmith, then supply him with adamant, then we would get one +1 spear for every two he makes. Same with the +1 arrows.

    Essentially we get half of his production to do what we want with. He has the exclusive rights to this schema for 1 year, with a priority to re-up this contract. He doesn't own the schema, but he gets to use it.

    If he ever gave us a large enough sum of money, we would allow him to purchase it from us. I would imagine 7000gp would be fair.

    Id like the rest of the DDs to weigh in.



  • @tomunistparty lol you want to lease it to him?


  • Dungeon Master

    @tomunistparty I like it, it's like a Miller's Toll. But I don't think we could charge him after a year, but we could retain the original copy, since it has sentimental value to us. I like getting half of everything he makes with it for one year OR selling it to him outright (retaining a copy for our records in any case)


  • Ven

    @tomunistparty said in Reylas's Schema for +1 Arrows and +1 Spears:

    @mike
    I figure if we give it to the local blacksmith, then supply him with adamant, then we would get one +1 spear for every two he makes. Same with the +1 arrows.

    Essentially we get half of his production to do what we want with. He has the exclusive rights to this schema for 1 year, with a priority to re-up this contract. He doesn't own the schema, but he gets to use it.

    If he ever gave us a large enough sum of money, we would allow him to purchase it from us. I would imagine 7000gp would be fair.

    Id like the rest of the DDs to weigh in.

    Do we have to register the schema at the Adamas Ministry of Patents and Trademarks to enforce the licensing agreement? What's to stop him from running off and making +1 arrows and spears elsewhere?

    I say we sell it to someone with deep pockets and be done with it... for 10K min.



  • Y'all have delusions of granduer. No blacksmith has 10k gp.

    If you want to sell this you might take it to the Despot of Adamas.


  • Ven

    @mike

    Exactement. Which is why I said "someone with deep pockets" and not a blacksmith.

    I think the city of Adamas is definitely the place to find a potential buyer. Midol will volunteer to go if the DDs vote to sell the schema instead of leasing it.



  • @johny said in Reylas's Schema for +1 Arrows and +1 Spears:

    @mike

    Exactement. Which is why I said "someone with deep pockets" and not a blacksmith.

    I think the city of Adamas is definitely the place to find a potential buyer. Midol will volunteer to go if the DDs vote to sell the schema instead of leasing it.

    Yeah, that was a reply to you but more to the general group.



  • @JohnY
    If Midol can get 10k for it then hell yeah sell, but I doubt that is going to happen. Adamant doesn't grow on trees and without that, the schema is worthless.

    That is why I suggested the 1 to 1 lease agreement. Also the blacksmith wouldn't just skip town, because adamant does not grow on trees. He is hostage to our supplying of it. Plus we are an organization that kills shit, we are the last people joe smoe is gonna rip off.

    Don't take it to the Despot. Despots don't buy things, they take them. He is a supreme ruler not a used car salesman.


  • Ven

    One of my characters was a blacksmith, my elven fighter I believe.


  • Dungeon Master

    Doesn't this require a magic using blacksmith? Direct each crafting require a potential deal with a demon, lich toenails,etc?


  • Ven

    @tomunistparty said in Reylas's Schema for +1 Arrows and +1 Spears:

    Don't take it to the Despot. Despots don't buy things, they take them. He is a supreme ruler not a used car salesman.

    A Despot that doesn't reward invention and innovation, instead seizing the same, soon finds that there is no more innovation in his Domain and his enemies (that pay) all seem to be discovering more and more things. Despot Darwinism.

    It can't hurt to try and sell it first. If that fails, we try the "one for one" deal. Of course, Plan B requires us to find the adamantite. With Plan A it becomes the buyers problem.



  • @jackson said in Reylas's Schema for +1 Arrows and +1 Spears:

    Doesn't this require a magic using blacksmith? Direct each crafting require a potential deal with a demon, lich toenails,etc?

    No demons, but a magic user must be on hand to perform the ritual of bathing the blades in eldritch radiation (preferably with an environment suit on hehehe).


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