New Magic Item – Zardarian’s Doorways

31 January, 2011

“Come Aurea,” said Zardarian with a smile, “I have something to show you.”

“Yes?” she asked, following curiously.

“Here we go,” he said gesturing to a newly installed door as he produced a silver chased key.  With a soft ‘snick’ he unlocked the door and pushed it open.  On the other side was a well appointed study, soft light coming through the window.

“Is that not you study . . . in Taren Kost?”

He nodded and smiled. “Yes, a hundred miles away.”

Zardarian’s Doorways

These doorways are made together, with the frames are all made from a single section of wood cut for each frame.  Each is constructed to be as close too identical with each of the others as possible, down to matching the grain of the wood and the polish of the handle.

Thrice a day, for all of the doorways that are part of a circuit, a portal between two of the doorways can be established for fifteen minutes with a proper key.  The portal allows unlimited transit between any two doors for that time.  A person with the key that opened the door can close the portal during that time or, more importantly, change which of the two doors in the circuit that have active portals.

As the portal’s duration draws to a close the colors around the frame begin to fade into monochrome as do people passing through it looks faded and muted.  Anyone passing through the portal in the last minute has a chance to be pulled into other places (at the DM’s option).

Aura strong conjuration (teleportation); CL 15th
Slot none; Price 60,000 for two +20,000 for each additional door (up to a maximum of eight); Weight fixed
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, arcane lock, dimension door, teleport, the creator must have the Extend Spell metamagic feat; Cost 30,000 for two +10,000 for each additional (+2,400 xp for two, + 800 xp for each additional door for D&D)

Notes: The “getting lost in the between” aspect is designed to act as a seed for adventures not as a way to punish the characters.

Yes, teleportation doorways have been done before, but I wanted to take another look at how one would build them as a static magic item.


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