Tuesday Magic Item – Sundial of New Year’s Resolutions

1 January, 2013

Time for a Change

As was traditional, the town council began the day at dawn, as the first rays of the first sunrise of the new year touched them and the sundial, they made their pledges for self-improvement.  Though it was a challenge to have all twelve of them touch it at the same time.  Their spouses followed and then their children.  Then the heads of the guilds and so on.

All enjoyed the huge breakfast provided by the Culinary Guild and the Union of Innkeepers and Restaurateurs and discussed their goals for their resolutions as slowly everyone in the town made a resolution of improvement, even if only a small one.

Sundial of New Year’s Resolutions

These sundials are made of metal or stone and are usually ornately decorated with prayers for guidance or allegories of self-improvement.  They are usually placed in a prominent civic location such as a public park.

The abilities of the sundial only work from dawn to dusk on new year’s day and are activated by touching the sundial and making a public pledge of a resolution for self-improvement.  Until the next new year’s day, the person gains a +1 morale bonus to skill checks and Will saves relating to keeping the resolution but if the resolution is broken, these bonuses are lost and the person is marked as a failure anyone else who has taken a pledge recognizes the mark and may, or may not, react poorly.

Aura strong divination; CL 11th
Slot none; Price 10,000; Weight 50+ lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, bless, divination, geas/quest, owl’s wisdom; Cost 5,000

Notes: Something for the New Year!  For those that do resolutions, good luck!

Photo by liz west and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


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