On a related note, here's my idea for a new artifact:
The Sci-Fi Shield (of Sophos), while not item-wise a shield, an arcanite belt(reference to Rimworld?) or amulet that would create a force-field around the player, that could have one or more of the following effects:causing damage to unarmed attackers ("Your right/left arm is zapped/crisped by the shield!"); deflecting ranged/magic attacks("The flying banana peel bounces off the shield and falls to the ground." "The elder dark mage's spell is deflected by your shield!"); and maybe even stopping melee weapon attacks ("Rondol the kobold patriarch's mithril spear bounces off your shield harmlessly."). But this would all come at a cost to the durability of the shield (not the worn item), eventually wearing out ("Your Sci-Fi Shield (of Sophos) powers down before it overloads (whatever that means)."), with passive "regeneration" of the force field over time if not shut down; if shut down, it would be required to return to full strength to turn back on. Higher tiers of magical metal (octiron, mithril/adamantine (I forget which is a magic metal, unless neither, or maybe both), valpurium, and the like) could increase the shield's capacity and/or rengeration rate.
Regardless of whether you would include "of Sophos" to the name, this could be given as a deity reward by Sophos (maybe and/or Loricatus if you decide to not include the "of Sophos), in similar manner to the Valpurium Sword/Shield and blU-eS creeN.
Yes, I know this is a ridiculously long post for a single artifact recommendation, but the idea popped in my head and it begged to be written.
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