Wands

Wands are tricky business. Some spell slingers use them exclusively in casting, others only when they are feeling under the pall of an unmagical day or illness.

Dryads work with unadorned oak wands, while sprites and pixies will use any stick of the appropriate length. Sprites often disguise the wands of dryads as other types of wood, and dryads in turn reshape sprite wands in an eternal prank war.

The nature of magic wands vary, as each witch, wizard, and monster in the Netherworld approaches magic with a distinct blend of who and what they are, and as often, where and when they are. Among the few constants, however, is moonlight. It can be used raw, of course, but it is often stored in water and stones for convenience. Advanced wand users utilize this in their designs, especially those used by gnome tinkerers and inventors. Hopscotch All-Colors, gnome, postmaster monster of the Netherworld Post Office, has a wand in the shape of a small chaos tree. The shape shifts between casts, as do said spells. “I have a bit of control,” Hopscotch offers. “Well, sometimes.” Atticus Q. Redghost, villain, uses a cane on occasion when his legs act up (usually in bad weather), while Penny P. Post, vampire and culinary adventurer, has been known to rely on an enchanted wooden spoon, but only when her powers are weak. These examples and countless more are stored near open windows at night to soak up lunar energy.

Wand arsenals must be carefully managed lest they fail at a critical moment. Adventurers using wands often carry a brace of them, using each until it is spent and crumbles to dust. In the heat of battle or when an environment itself is trying to slay you, being able to grab an inexpensive device is far more convenient than worrying over family heirlooms and treasured equipment. Tidy and organized adventurers keep each wand carefully labeled in specially prepared equipment rolls or tubes, while the unkempt keep them in sacks, spare clothing, or wear them in their hair.

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