Tuesday Magic Item – Soldier’s Sandals

12 January, 2010

We soon came to fear the clatter of the hobnailed sandals on the cobbles stones, the Empire’s soldiers marched swiftly to crush any resistance.  The neighboring cities had fallen before them and we had not taken warning, we should had joined against them then but now it was too late.

Soldier’s Sandals

These shoes are made of tough leather with steel hobnails.  They lack decoration being almost the definition of utilitarian, though they are surprisingly comfortable.

The wearer’s feet are kept dry and protected (+4 armor bonus against attacks and a +2 equipment bonus to saves against effects that specifically targets the feet).  Most importantly, they give a firm grip on most surfaces (+2 equipment bonus to avoid slipping and to resist bull’s rush and trip maneuvers) and allow the wearer to keep walking in comfort even after days and weeks of marching.  The wearer’s overland speed in increased by one-tenth and they gain a +4 enhancement bonus to checks to resist fatigue from forced marches.

Aura faint abjuration; CL 3rd
Slot shoulders; Price 1,250; Weight 2 lbs
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, Bear’s Endurance, Endure Element, Expeditious Retreat, Spider Climb; Cost 625 (+50 xp for D&D)

Notes: While expensive, they do last virtually forever and make infantry much more (strategically) mobile.  It would be a wealthy empire that could afford to outfit its legions in such and a dangerous one.

One comment

  1. Shoulder sandals? 🙂

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