Suicide watch

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Equipment of Godville
Suicide watch
Suicide watch.png
Description Dilates time whenever the "voices" in a hero's head tells him to "Die."
Worn 💪Arms
Durability +72

The Suicide watch is a curious type of Arms equipment of Godville.

Special effects

The Suicide Watch momentarily dilates time whenever a hero mysteriously turns "suicidal". This effect feels similar to when someone faces a life-or-death situation and suddenly feels time slowing down. This translates to increased reaction time and improved reflexes for the Hero.

Inception

Godville authorities became increasingly concerned when reports of heroes dying mysteriously for no apparent reason, surfaced in the recent months. On resurrection, these heroes were interviewed and all of them were reportedly told repeatedly and incessantly (and sometimes in humorous ways) to "Die" by mysterious "voices" in their head or by some seemingly divine "signs" that had appeared before them. They claim that their Gods had ordered them to sacrifice themselves in His or Her service.

In response to this, the Godville Ministry of Unfortunate Deaths (MUD) commissioned scientists to develop a device that could both detect these mysterious voices and slow down time when the voices were heard. They were slotted to be issued to the officers of the Ministry's Untimely Death Handlers(MUDdlers) who would patrol Godville and save these heroes before they could kill themselves.

Controversies

Godville's religious bodies vehemently lobbied against the move to prevent these suicides as "[it] infringes on [their] rights to martyrdom." MUD officials reluctantly decided to back down amidst threats to "[a] years worth of lightning storms and brimstone raining down upon your Godless corpses..."

The production of the Suicide Watches has since been banned by the Godville authorities for fear of backlash by the various Gods and for fear that it might be abused by drunken idiots.

Sales

The Suicide Watches have since appeared in the black markets and are being sold at exorbitant prices. It has become a favourite of high-level heroes.

No one knows how the blueprints of the watch were released but some reports have claimed that the source of the banned watches came from the priests of Temple of an unnamed hero who are rumoured to be covertly producing them. Some point to the phrase "I am the ☾reato✔" discreetly etched in fine print on the back face of the watch as solid proof. Priests from every temple have denied all allegations suggesting the affirmative.

Maintenance

The suicide watch does not require any special maintenance. In fact, it is highly resistant to most attacks and can only be harmed by the strongest of attacks from high-level heroes.

Phenomena

The "time dilation" is thought to be produced by an emission of evil and deadly energy that simulates death itself. Hence, what the users of the Suicide Watch are experiencing is the feeling of Death. The time dilation is merely a useful side-effect. It is reported that Heroes of the Suicide Watch tend to become increasingly aligned to Evil. Good-aligned Heroes in particular are greatly influenced and have been seen to become increasingly partial to kicking puppies in half. While others have reportedly gone completely insane and have been seen attacking Dust bunnies and Royal Jellyfish alike on sight.

Heroes use the Suicide watch at their own risk.