Running Mists of betrayal and have some questions about Staff of Akarem the Mage-builder Builder.
Rank 4 thread says increases PD/MD against elemental attacks. Doesn't say by how much. I'm assuming by the rank of the thread?
Rank 5 thead is summon an earth elemental. How long does he hang around? Should I update the stats to 4th ed make an equal to an earth elemental = the thread rank?
Rank 4: I'd say +1 to each. + Thread Rank would be to powerful.
Rank 5: I'd say for 1 year and 1 day, same as the blood damage.
But I can't give you an official answer, it's written the same in the german version.
But I didn't have to think about it, my players performed the ritual before looting, so they burried the staff inside the kaer
This is how the powers are listed in Earthdawn Classic Adventure Compendium.
Effect: The wielder adds +1 to his Physical and Spell Defense when resisting air-, earth-, water-, wood-, or firebased attacks.
Effect: Once per day, the wielder may summon Orichalus, a gargoyle-like earth elemental, and have it perform a single service. To determine how long the spirit remains, the summoner makes a Willpower Test, the result of which is the number of minutes the spirit remains in his service.
The summoner may increase this duration by using blood magic. By taking a number of Strain Points of damage equal to his Wound Threshold, the summoner can increase the duration to a number of hours equal to the Willpower Test result.