New Magic Item – Spy’s Candle

28 January, 2011



Vordorik’s fist slammed down on table, rattling the candelabras illuminating the maps marked with colored blocks representing the positions of various units.  “How are they always one step ahead of us, Cov, how?”

“We have been hunting their scouts, sir.  Perhaps it is simple luck?”

“That I cannot believe.  Keep looking, Cov.  The solution must be out there.”

Spy’s Candle

These come in all shapes and sizes, just like any other candles.  They are always made in pairs however.

One is a listener and the other a voice: when the listener candle is lit, the voice echoes everything that the listener “hears”.  The voice works as long as the listener is with 5 miles (8 km).  Most of the candles last for one hour.

Out of necessity, the magic of the candles is concealed, requiring a caster level check against a DC of 22 to notice that the candle is magic

Aura moderate divination and illusion [but see above]; CL 7th
Slot none; Price 350 for a pair; Weight by candle
Requirements Brew Potion or Craft Wondrous Items, clairaudience, nondetection, creator must have the Enlarge Spell metamagic feat; Cost 175 (+14 xp for D&D) for a pair

Notes: Just playing with some ideas.

Photo from Kalyan Kanuri used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

One comment

  1. Very cool idea!

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