Tuesday Magic Item – Killer’s Coin9 October, 2012
The stone faced man turned the coin over in his finger and smiled, though no mirth shown through. “I see you know the legends. By accepting this coin, I pledge the death of the target even at the cost of my own life. But you know it create a reciprocal bond, you will pay me in full when the task in done, without hesitation, on pains of penalties most dire.”
The nervous man across the table nodded. “You will get you money, just kill him and quickly.”
“He will die and soon,” agreed the stone faced man, tucking the coin away.
These coins are almost always gold with a set of notches along the edge, they usually have a symbol of death on one side (a dagger is common) and reciprocal duty (such a chain) as a on the other. These are said to have been first struck by an enterprising death cult but since then they have appeared in various places and societies.
The powers of a killer’s coin only takes effect when use to pay for the murder of a person. The hired killed is bound by the magic of the coin to murder the person, suffering a -2 luck penalty (that stacks with itself) to all saves and skill rolls each day they do not advance their plot to kill the target, but gaining a +1 profane bonus to attack rolls and skill checks against the target. When the killer goes to collect payment from the person that hired them, if they person cannot pay, the killer’s coin painfully converts the person’s flesh and blood to coins (inflicting 1 point of Constitution drain to create 100 coins) until the agreed upon amount is reached or the person is killed.
The coin does not detect as magic unless the person using the divination magic succeeds at a DC 27 caster level check.
Aura strong necrourgy and transmutation; CL 15th
Slot none; Price 25,000; Weight -
Craft Wondrous Item, bestow curse, flesh to stone, geas, non-detection, polymorph any object, vampiric touch; Cost 12,500
Notes: Something creepy and interesting for the horrorish theme of the month.