Power Draining, "cursed" bracers
75% Arcane Magic Failure
25% Damage dealt with unarmed strike
Can move normally: Doesn’t limit free actions
-2 grapple checks (-4 large, -1 tiny)
Absorbs 25% of damage done with an unarmed strike as health
- Deals same damage to host
If damage done directly to it, magical or otherwise, the damage is siphoned off from the host as health, though at a slower rate than was dealt.
These bracers are used by the soldiers of Cyrill to weaken their prisoners. These bracers absorb the life force from their host, preventing their destruction through damage. A specific key can unlock them, though breaking a key while attempting an unlock causes the bracers to seal up. However, they do provide some protection from wounds, preventing the prisoners from dying due to a simple beating.
Ersatz tested the strength of the bracers, proving that they will continue to absorb energy from the host until they are removed. He also theorized that instead of being destroyed, they will kill the host.
Gnarl made mention of the possibility of “pairs” of magical items, especially powerful ones such as the bracers.