Tuesday Magic Item – Secure Mail Bag4 September, 2012
The courier checked the ties on her saddle bag, grinned and pulled herself into the saddle. “It will be in the capital by dusk tomorrow, if the storms hold off.”
“Good travel and be careful.”
“I am, always,” she put heels to the flanks of her mount and it leap into the air with a flash of feathered wings as the pegasi took to the sky.
Secure Mail Bag
These bags are usually made of sturdy canvas or leather, sewn with heavy thread and marked with the official symbol, sewn or branded into the surface, of the organization tasked with carrying mail. Some are closed by a complex knot, taught to each messenger, other organization use locks to hold the bag closed once the mail has been added.
Once the bag has been closed and sealed, it can only be opened without extreme violence by another member of the organization. The contents of the bag are protected from weather and the casual damage of handling and moving, though deliberate attempts to damage the contents can succeed with effort. However, any attempt to open or damage the bag (or its contents) will alert all members of the organization within 60′.
Aura moderate abjuration; CL 6th
Slot none; Price 2,500; Weight Usually 2 lbs to 8 lbs depending on size
Craft Wondrous Item, alarm, arcane lock, endure elements, mage armor, mending; Cost 1,250
Notes: Couriers need ways to safely, and securely, transport items which this item should provide.
Inspired by my visit to the US Postal Museum earlier today. The museum is fairly small but well worth visiting.