New Magic Item – Pollen Puffball

19 April, 2010

The woodsman collapsed, hacking and coughing.  “Stay away from the oaks, man!” cried the voice from the forest.  “Or you will not survive the next one.”  Dragging his axe and wheezing the woodsman withdrew from the stand of trees, vowing never to return.

Pollen Puffball

These items are used by the armies of the Court of Spring to harass and drive away those that infringe upon the lands of the Court.  They appear as brightly colored, often spotted, balls that are surprisingly light.  They may be thrown or used as sling ammunition.

When the puffball hits, using rules the rules for splash weapons, it produces a cloud of pollen filling a 5′ square.  All inside the square suffer a -1 penalty to attack for 1d3 rounds and must make a Fortitude save (DC 14) or be sickened for 1d4 rounds, if the save is failed by 10 or more, the victim is nauseated for 1 round before being sickened for 1d4 rounds.  Those in adjacent squares must make a Reflex save (DC 12) or be at -1 to attack for the next round.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 125; Weight .1 lb
Requirements Craft Arms and Armor or Create Wondrous Items, plant growth; Cost 62.5 (+5 xp for D&D)

Note: Inspired by all of my poor friends suffering from season allergies here in Georgia where the pollen blows like sand.

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