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Bessus' Crucifix
Broken crucifix

Origin

Bessus

Type

Crucifix

Effects

Causes the victim’s body to split apart

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Proximity of a populist leader figure

Collected by

Warehouse 1

Section

Vlad-768R

Aisle

132643-7132

Shelf

689226-8995-841

Date of Collection

329 BC

[Source]


OriginEdit

Bessus was a prominent Persian Satrap (governor) of Bactria, located in Central Asia. When Alexander the Great conquered Persia, Bessus gathered a group of uncaptured satraps and kidnapped current ruler Darius III. The conspirators panicked at the sight of the advancing Macedonians, killed Darius and declared Bessus King of the Persians. Bessus was then sacrificed to the Macedonians when they approached their homeland.

Bessus claimed he deposed an ineffective leader for the kingdom’s sake, but Alexander was not satisfied with the answer. Alexander had Bessus’ earlobes and nose cut off, as according to Persian custom against rebellion. Further sources debate whether Bessus suffered from crucifixion, decapitation or being torn apart; according to Warehouse records, Bessus actually experienced all three before his demise.

EffectsEdit

Damaged from various Warehouse collapses, this cross somehow managed to survive and retain its torturous abilities. Requires the proximity of a leader who achieved their success through popular support rather than their own self-determination. Old, decayed vines will sprout from the arms and feet, wrapping the user to the cross. As the person struggles, their restraints will uncomfortably tighten while they feel their entire body trying to rip itself apart.

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