Time may heal all wounds, but it is not so easy on your equipment. After
long periods of use, and/or exposure to the elements, your equipment will
begin to show its age. In addition, no mage has yet found a suitable
material to store magic indefinitely, hence any magic channeled into an
item will slowly return to the earth. This manifests itself in a general
decrease in the statistics of all equipment over time. Eventually a piece
of equipment will lessen in its value and be less help to you.
It is rumored that eggs from the catacombs help keep the equipment from
deteriorating for a longer period of time.
See Also: TWEAK SETITEM FRAGILE EGG SORTEQ