This type of talisman dates from the Purity Crusade.
(Honestly, given the sheer number of artifacts
descended from one of a kind ethereal constructions,
an impartial observer might be forgiven for assuming
that the Crusade was merely just a particularly
demented R&D evaluation / purchasing trip.) Modern
versions tend to be snare drums or bongos, although
big ones certainly exist.
Time Drums act as a Talisman for Dancing (increasing skill, not granting it), but only for those actually listening to one. The user may not actually dance, but a human continuously using the drum may go without sleep or food without ill effects for one half day per level of the relic. The ancient Mayans used these talismans to aid their sacred rituals: modern Servitors of Stone, Creation, Hardcore and Drugs just enjoy the truly wild parties that you can throw with one. This would make sensitive celestials wince, assuming that you can find one that really and truly cares about whether a pagan religious item gets used frivolously. Assuming that the Mayan gods do come back in 2012 AD and start kicking the asses of the righteous and unrighteous alike, this might not be a wise attitude to take.
Cost: 5 per level.
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