Franklin D. Roosevelt's Leg Braces
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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Leg Braces


Bestows unwavering determination


Causes immense pain in legs



Collected by

Jack Secord and Rebecca St. Claire



Date of Collection

April 16th, 1945


Origin[edit | edit source]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the Unites States. He is the only president to serve four consecutive terms. He served during the US's Great Depression and the Second World War and alleviated the economic distress with his "New Deal" policy. In 1921 he contracted polio, the lingering effects left him without the use of his legs. He remained wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. His associates often helped him in his ruse of being able-bodied. He had a set of leg braces made that could be concealed in his trousers, allowing him to stand unassisted.

Usage[edit | edit source]

When worn, the braces imbue the wearer with the determination and willpower to accomplish any task, including leading an entire nation through intense hardships. As long as they're in use, the wearer will feel overwhelming pain in their legs, making it difficult to remain standing. The strength provided by the artifact makes it possible to work through. This pain can last a significant time after the braces are removed and may leave the user unable to walk for several days afterwards.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Jack and Rebecca collected the braces after FDR's funeral, though locating them proved difficult due to the White House concealing any evidence of his illness.

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