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New Magic Item – Snowman Seed

27 December, 2012

“Fear not, your majesty, your courtyard shall be full of wonders in the morning!” promised the mountebank sorcerer.

Sneaking out at midnight, he seeded the snows of the courtyard with whispered instructions and seeds of ice.

The next morning, the courtyard was populated with an entire caricature court in snow.  The tired-looking sorcerer presented them all to the king with obvious delight; less delighted were several members of the court . . .

Snowman Seed

These items are made of ice, shaped like a seed, they will not melt unless shattered or exposed to temperatures above the boiling point of water.

Placed in new snow, they will generate a medium sized snowman 1d4 minutes later.  If a spoken description is given to the seed when it is planted, it will manage a crude version there of, sacrificing a spark of life force (taking one hit point of damage) will make the version more artistic.

Some of these seeds are cursed and at some trigger -a word, a time, something- they will come to life and attack anyone nearby for 1d4+1 minutes before melting away.  Treat these as small water elementals advanced to medium size and without swim speed, the vortex and water mastery special attack but inflicting an additional 1 point of cold damage with a successful attack (those shaped like other creature may gain other attacks as well).  Those that were given a spark of life force are treated as if they had been summoned with the augmented summoning feat.

Aura faint conjuration; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 50 for 10; Weight
Construction Requirements
Brew Potion or Craft Wondrous Item, comprehend languages, monster summoning II, unseen servant; Cost 25 for 10

Cursed Snowmen Seeds have a moderate aura, are CL 7th, cost 20 times as much and add bestow curse to the requirements.

Notes: Sorry I missed posting this on Tuesday but, you know, Christmas and all.  Inspired by the delightful Doctor Who Christmas Special, Doctor Who and the Snowmen.

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