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The Labyrinth might serve as a symbol of authority over spiritual forces.

Description

As with other icons, this ceremonial tool allows a priest to perform a Liao ceremony. These icons often bear images of paragons and exemplars who defended people against false virtues, corrupt individuals or supernatural threats.

An icon of the justicar is the fruit of months of work for a skilled artisan. The work often includes small amounts of the magical materials, and it is very common for a crafter to use tools inlaid with dragonbone when working on an icon. Icons of the justicar take their name from a title given to some exorcists and inquisitors in the pre-Imperial history of the Brass Coast, who specialised in driving out malign spirits or cleansing unpleasent auras from people, places and objects. In many parts of the Empire they are crafted to resemble torches or braziers, or may actually be censers used to burn strong-smelling materials. In some parts of Varushka they are commonly created in the shape of sturdy metal candlesticks, in which beeswax candles are burnt during exorcism ceremonies.

Rules

  • Form: Weapon. Takes the form of an icon. You must be holding this item in hand to use its magical properties.
  • Requirement: You must have the dedication skill to bond to this item.
  • Effect: While you are wielding this icon you can perform the exorcism ceremony as if you knew it.
  • Materials: Crafting an Icon of the Justicar requires no special materials. It takes two months to make one of these items.