Tuesday Magic Item – Guard Goblin

7 December, 2011

Bodro pricked his finger and smeared blood on the broach he wore.  “Come forth, Furbody,” he commanded and the goblin sprang into being.  Bodro offer him a piece of sweetmeat.  “Furbody,  I need you help.”

Goblin Fubody

Goblin Furbody

“Furbody always helps friend Bodro,” its said around a mouthful of sweetmeat.

“Good, good,” grinned Bodro, “now here is what I need you to do.”

Goblin Guard

These are simple items of jewelry inscribed with protective runes which encircle a piece of something changed into another: fossilized stone, amber, glass formed from water, metallized bone and such.

The fragment of changed substance in the goblin guard contains a bound stellar goblin and as long as the goblin remains bound, the wearer gains a +1 resistance bonus to save against fae powers and spells.  By placing a drop of the wearer’s blood on the fragment and sacrificing some of their vitality, the bound goblin can be forced to manifest.  The goblin is bound to serve the wearer’s orders, but will often try to twist the words and act according to the letter rather than the spirit of the request.  Offering the goblin food, especially milk or sweets, or small gifts are likely to make it more friendly and more willing to cooperate with the wearer.

The goblin can be called fourth once per day and stays for two minutes or more depending on how much vitality the wearer is willing to spend (decided when the goblin is summoned).  The minimum cost is one point of nonlethal damage for which the goblin stays for two minutes, each additional point of damage taken double the duration to a maximum of 1,024 minutes for ten points of nonlethal damage, half of this damage (round up) cannot be healed while the goblin is manifest.

If the goblin is killed, it cannot be manifested for 1d20 days, and it is likely to be quite unhappy with its wearer.  If some effect manages to permanently kill the goblin, its death curse will effect both the wearer and the killer and the goblin guard is destroyed, the binding piece shattered.

Aura moderate abjuration; CL 6th
Slot head, headband, neck, ring or wrist depending on item; Price 4,444; Weight
Requirements Create Wondrous Items or Forge Ring (if it is a ring), protection from evil, resistance, summon monster I; Cost 2,222 (+178 xp for D&D)

Adventure Seed: A collection of crystallized flower has been found, all capable of being made into guard goblins, several groups of magic item makers are all seeking the flowers, some by fair means other by foul.

Notes: Inspired by the XF-85 Goblin fighter jet actually.

Art from wikimedia commons and is in the public domain.

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