Wednesday, May 20, 2020

House Rules - New Wondrous Items

This is a listing of wondrous items not found in the Dungeon Master's Guide or Magic Item Compendium that may appear in my campaigns.

This list may use abbreviations to show what sourcebook the entries were drawn from. For guidance as to what sourcebooks these abbreviations reference, see my key to Sourcebook Abbreviations.

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Essence Crystal: (Vigil Watch: Secrets of the Asaatthi) This platinum chain is set with a blue-white crystal, used in the life transfer spell to store the souls of sentient creatures. The stone grows darker in color the more souls are placed into the crystal, and drains in color as each soul's life force is drained to ignore the natural effects of aging in the wearer. An essence crystal is usually found uncharged. When the wearer casts life transfer, the crystal gains a number of charges equal to the Hit Dice os the victim of the spell. By expending a charge, the wearer is immune to the effects of natural aging for a full year. The wearer resumes aging as normal if the essence crystal is removed. The crystal has hardness 5 and 25 hit points.

  Aura: Strong necromancy; Caster Level: 13thPrerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, life transferCost: 91,000 shillings.; Cost to Create: 45,500 shillings + 3,640 experience points; Weight: -.

Horn of Khil: (Fury in the Wastelands: The Orcs of Tellene) Carved from the horn of a fell beast, this standard size signal horn is crudely engraved with scenes of violence and death. Sacred ot Khil, the horn instills frenzy into all orcs that hear its deep, booming call. When blown, all orcs within 50 feet immediately rage, with the sole exception of the horn blower. This is identical to the 1st level barbarian brutal strikes class ability except that the rage lasts for 5 rounds. This rage counts against the daily uses of the rage ability for a barbarian character. The horn can be blown as many times per day as the owner wishes, but any given orc can be affected no more than once in a 24-hour period.

  Aura: Moderate transmutation; Caster Level: 9th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, bear's endurance, bull's strength; Cost: 29,000 shillings.; Cost to Create: 14,500 shillings + 1,160 experience points; Weight: -.

Slave Bore: (Vigil Watch: Warrens of the Ratmen) The slave bore resembles a small corkscrew, crafted of silver and iron and dipped in the blood of the victim's potential master. The target of this device's foul magic usually is trussed up with a scarlet cord and made to wear a black velvet hood with a small forehead opening. A gag prevents the victim from biting his tongue during the painful ritual to come. The wielder then screws the bore into the victim's head.

When the bore is put into place, the victim immediately loses 2d4 Intelligence and 2d4 Wisdom and will lose 1d6 Constitution if he fails a DC 12 Fortitude save. While the bore is in place, the victim must make a Will save each day. The first day, the DC is 15, and it increases by +1 every day thereafter. Each day the victim resists successfully, his Constitution score drops by 1. If this score reaches 0, the victim dies. Should the victim fail his Will save, he becomes the slave of the individual whose blood is on the bore; the victim must obey his master's every command without question. These verbal commands may be delivered only by the slave's master, and must be comprehensible to the victim. The unfortunate slave has no chance to resist, remaining a slave until rescued or slain. So complete is the master's control, the slave will not even eat or drink unless commanded to do so. The Intelligence, Wisdom, and Constitution losses are permanent as long as the bore remains in place.

Another individual can remove the bore with a heal, limited wish, miracle, or wish spell, or someone can physically remove it from the victim's head. This latter procedure is extremely hazardous and requires a DC 25 Heal check. If the Heal check fails, the victim loses 1d6 points of Constitution and the healer may try again. If the bore is removed without killing the victim, his abilities slowly return to normal per the normal rules for ability damage. If the victim dies, the bore may be removed and the victim brought back to life with resurrection or similar spells.

  Aura: Moderate enchantment; Caster Level: 12th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, dominate person; Cost: 3,500 shillings.; Cost to Create: 1,750 shillings + 140 experience points; Weight: -.

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