Ibn Battuta's Besom


Ibn Battuta




Sweeps a person from history




Sweeping towards a person

Collected by

Warehouse 7


The Dark Vault


Podium 48

Date of Collection



Origin[edit | edit source]

Ibn Battuta was a Moroccan explorer who, over around thirty years in the fourteenth century, traveled extensively across much of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Widely regarded as one of the most journeyed adventurers of the age and perhaps of all time, his written accounts provide a comprehensive compendium of life in many parts of the world during that era.

Effects[edit | edit source]

This besom, an early form of broom, was collected or created by Battuta at some point early on in his travels. By sweeping it towards someone, they become literally "swept under the rug" of history, effectively erasing them from existance. All written records and memories of that person are completely removed from the world, expect for the memories of the user. Any physical changes they had made remain, however, such as written accounts, constructs and other consequences of their life. These discrepancies tend to be filled in by the subconscious part of the brain, and tend to go unnoticed by people.

It is believed that Battuta had used this artifact on numerous travellers during his life, having learned their stories beforehand. By wiping them from history, he was able to pass off their adventures as his own, and Warehouse records now note that he may not have been anywhere as well traveled as once believed.

Due to the user being the only one able to recall the artifact ever having been used, it's actual power lies in some debate, as does the amount of times it has actually been used in history. Since there is no way of knowing either of these things, the besom is stored in the Dark Vault, to avoid any temptation.

Storage and Handling[edit | edit source]

Stored in the Dark Vault on a podium with a neutralizer-laced cushion.

Neutralizer gloves are mandatory. This artifact must be moved extremely carefully to prevent accidental activation, and it is advised to only handle this artifact without other agents present. If needed to be removed from its podium for any length of time, place carefully in a neutralizer box.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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