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Devouring Shell
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General data
EffectConfers Shell Armor (+20 Icon Armor.png Armor) for 5 rounds
ValueIcon shins.png 331

Devouring Shell is a piece of equipment in Torment: Tides of Numenera.


This smooth oval dome resembles a large egg sliced lengthwise. Its silky but unyielding surface is marred by an irregular crack running most of its length, into which have been wedged many tiny crystalline rods. It emits a faint sickly-sweet odor, and a slight shimmer envelops the rods, like the air over a fire. The underside looks and feels fuzzy, though it's seemingly formed from the same substance as the hard shell. It clings to your touch, and when you pull away, you notice a drop of blood on your fingertip. You suspect it might be unwise to stay in contact with the object for too long.