Well it started off with an idea of a nice staff with lots of carving and wood burn to highlight the carving. Took me a while to find the right stick, but when i first laid eyes on it i knew i had the right one. this fine stick was out in the weather and had cured up real nice and the bark came off easily, well i still had to work to get it off but not as much as i assumed.
Once de-barked i had to set up my writing line, good flow and straight lines wrapping down the staff would have a best look in my personal opinion, so i popped out my masking tape and got to work.
Step 1: Runes, who needs Futhark?
Found a real nice alphabet in the form of draconic script from Dungeons & Dragons, it just looked perfect.
Once the script had been figured out I needed something to write out on the staff, not just a mish-mash of jumbled mess, so i got this nice oath i found online for a necromancer, wasn't sure how far through the list i'd get but oh well.