A quint not widely used or understood, and currently only accessible to those of the aeliavim kin. Incredibly delicate these quints are not usable in their base form and must be processed similar to that of glass or crystal; depending on its intended containment purpose. Their difficulty to identify and process makes them extremely rare to come by, typically only used for very special purposes. These quints cannot be tainted by witches, and anything inside them is safe from manipulation; save for in conjunction with siphon quints.
Quintessence of retain are used to hold otherwise non-containable essences, such as light, darkness, fire, spirits, etc. The quint has to be processed into its form simultaneous with the essence it will be holding. If a retain quint is being reforged anything it already contained is lost. Similarly, the essence will be lost if there are any mistakes or if the quint is morphed into an imperfect container. If the container is broken (being nearly as fragile as a glass bottle in most forms), the essence will explode out of its container. If everything goes smoothly a quint of retain will permanently contain its essence no matter how much time passes.
(With Raw & Shaped Quints of Retain)
◊ Raw: Siphon quints are the one thing able to transfer energy and/or essence from a quint of retain into something else or vice versa, even if the quint of retain is in a raw form and if that something else is merely expelling the essence into the air. Though, if the quint of retain is in a raw form the process takes much longer and is prone to backfires. There needs to be a direct connection of the retain quint, the siphon quint, and whatever the essence is going to be going into if anything at all. Note that unless the essence is a regenerating source the retain quint does not have an unlimited supply.
◊ Set: Set siphon quints do the same as above, but the bonus to this form is it allows for the animation of constructs; though in a specific way. With a retain quint at the to-be-construct's center and a forged siphon quint spread throughout the body, an ethereal essence can be put into it to animate the being. If the ethereal essence is partly taken from a person, that particular person will be able to give it simple commands; otherwise it will only ever defend itself. However, it is possible that very old constructs made in this manner will develop a self, though can run out of essence and 'die'. If an actual spirit or ethereal creature is used then the construct will have a mind of its own. This setup requires a highly skilled craftsman otherwise the essence wouldn't cycle through the body effectively and would just leak out into the construct.
*Example of energy usage: Retain quint holds a fire essence. One could, instead of siphoning the fire itself, siphon the heat it discharges into a small area surrounding the quints. This would not run the fire essence down as fast as using the fire itself but it's still not unlimited.
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2018 8:07:53 GMT -7 by The Maven
Currently there is only one known instance of this quint, found after the attack on Sennatare and held by an unnamed hunters guild. These quintessence take in energy, store it, and then can output all of its stored energy in one go. It can only hold one energy type at a time (Cold, electric, ethereal, fire, necrotic, radiant, and sonic) and based on its purity can only hold so much. If over capacity the quint will cease taking in energy and begin leaking as it tries to contain the excess. Eventually, though, it will discharge of its own accord if not done so by the user. This is typically anywhere between immediately and two minutes. Under normal circumstances the user is able to determine the shape of the discharged energy, such as an area burst, cone burst, ball, beam, etc. If the quint discharges due to overcapacity it could be released in any pattern. Otherwise these quints are very calm, and they cannot be tainted by witches.
When set these quints behave slightly differently in that when they reach their capacity limit they will not discharge and instead its pinkish color will begin shimmering. It no longer accepts any new energy and cannot change energy types until the stored energy is used up, but the user can activate the quint to apply energy effects into the object in which it is set. The user is able to control general areas that are affected, such as if it was inlay to a sword they could choose to only have the blade electrified.
(With Raw Augment Quints)
◊ Raw & Set: If used with the light quint's narrowed beam it effectively creates a short range laser. The laser combination only works with energies of the radiant or necrotic type, its length dependent on the amount of energy stored in the augment quint. On average it is about twenty five feet long.
◊ Raw: An augment quintessence can shape mental energy into a physical force. This is limited to a small, approximate foot cubed, shape that cannot hold an actual form but could be discharged into a force blast that does not exceed a five foot travel distance. It cannot take a 'sharp' form, only capable of blunt damage. The more people the more mental energy it can draw from, but there must be a unanimous focus.
(Augment Quint can be Raw or Set)
◊ Raw & Set: Augment quints can mix stored energy with a light quints area burst, sending out a wave of elemental energy along with the blinding flash. The radius of the wave depends on the amount of stored energy, but on average it is only about fifteen feet.
◊ Raw: An augment quint can be used to [more] safely direct the raging outburst of fire that a raw dire quint expels. The augment quint will not store this energy, it will only shape it.
◊ Set: Similar to the raw effect except it is limited to personal defense. The augment quint can turn mental energy into a hardened force that protects a small area around the bearer, or an object on them. This requires constant concentration and any damage that this force absorbs causes strain on the mind.
◊ Raw & Set: Siphon quints can take the energy stored in an augment quint and transfer it into something else; typically either a more modulated discharge or into a quint of retain. If the retain quint is too small or improperly prepared for the level of energy it could break.
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2018 8:08:44 GMT -7 by The Maven