Roman Flagrum
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Origin

Roman Army

Type

Flagrum

Effects

Victims suffer severe corporeal punishment to the back, revealing muscle and bone with only a few whips. May lead to disability and death.

Downsides

User becomes more cold and heartless with each use.

Activation

Anger

Collected by

Warehouse 3

Section

Torture Room

Date of Collection

May 7, 412

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Origins[edit | edit source]

A Flagrum, also known as a scourge, is a type of whip, especially a multiple throng type, which is used to inflict corporeal punishment or self mortification, mostly on the back. The Romans often attached hard objects to the throngs to cause more pain, which often ripped into and tore apart muscle and bone.

Effects[edit | edit source]

This artifact absorbed the cruelty of a particular Roman soldier, and allows the user to whip targets of their anger with cruel efficiency. Unlike normal flagrums, the artifact can cause severe damage with only a few whips. The user has control over how severely they wish to hurt the victim; they can decide to either leave them alive or kill them. Each time the user's anger activates the artifact, they become more cold and heartless.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Collected on May 7, 412 AD from Berginium in the Roman Empire. Warehouse officials received a report that a former Roman soldier was attacking fiercely barbarians who were harassing the townsfolk. Two Regents were sent to retrieve the artifact, only to find that the man's anger was making the artifact worse, and that he had killed several villagers for "harassing" him. One of the Regents was severely injured, but the pair managed to retrieve the artifact without any further deaths.

Storage and Handling[edit | edit source]

Stored in the Torture Room under a neutralizer dispenser to prevent accidental activation by unsuspecting (or foolish) agents.

Neutralizer gloves are mandatory. Agents are advised to keep their negative emotions under control when handling the artifact to prevent accidental activation.

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