This jar was originally owned by a merchant that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24th, 79 A.D.
After surviving the destruction of Pompeii, the amphora was possessed with the destructive force of a volcanic eruption.
Collected by Steve, Myka and Pete after the side of a prison wall suddenly started to spew lava. It was later discovered that two prisoners have escaped in the confusion. One of the escapees had a pen pal whose grandmother recently passed away; the grandmother left her antique collection to her granddaughter which had just arrived from Italy. After escaping one of the escapees used the amphora to murder his partner and then proceeded to do the same to local gang members in an attempt to stop his son from becoming a gang member like him.
When the lid on the amphora is opened, a seemingly never-ending stream of lava begins pouring out of it like water out of a hose. This artifact can be used to bury someone in lava, create a river of lava, or be used like a welding torch to burn through solid objects. Also, when this artifact is activated volcanic ash begins falling from the sky. When this artifact is deactivated any lava that has been created cools and turns to stone almost immediately.
Real World ConnectionsEdit
In the year of 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted in one of the most catastrophic and famous eruptions in European history. Historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of Pliny the Younger, a Roman administrator and poet.
Mount Vesuvius spawned a deadly cloud of volcanic gas, stones, ash and fumes to a height of 33 km (20.5 miles), spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were obliterated and buried underneath massive pyroclastic flows. An estimated 16,000 people died from the eruption.