The hydra is a totem of powerful healing, especially among the Dawnish.


A Staff of Life is usually made from a single bough of oak, yew or rowan. It is often left intentionally gnarled and unfinished. These staffs are very rarely made of any material other than wood, and it is common to see moss, vines and even small flowering plants growing from their bark. Some owners make a point of planting the staff when its magic is finally depleted, tending to it and encouraging it to take root and grow a new tree - they are often surprisingly effective at doing so.

It is common to see a Staff of Life wrapped in words of magic; the incantations used to cast healing spells are particularly common, as are the runes Rhyv, Bravash and Cavul.


  • Form: Weapon. Takes the form of a staff. You must be wielding this implement to use its magical properties.
  • Requirement: You must have both the magician and battle mage skills to bond to this item.
  • Effect: You may cast, or swift cast, the spells heal, purify and restore limb as if you know them.
  • Materials: Crafting a Staff of Life requires five measures of iridescent gloaming, seven ingots of weltsilver and ten ingots of beggar's lye. It takes one month to make one of these items.