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New Magic Item – Surgeon’s Needle

23 January, 2013

For a sharp task“Hand me my case, Mister Mate,” said the ships Doctor, looking over the injured man.  Fragments of splinted wood were embedded in the poor sailor’s side.

The doctor tsked softly as she looked over the wounds, “Good thing I was on hand, he will not last much longer without help.  She opened her case and began setting out tools.  “Open the treated thread, it is in the blue tine there.  Be care, try not to spill any of the liquid.”  With a keen eye and deft hand, at best one could be on a rolling ship in any case, she set to work.

Surgeon’s Needle

These needles are almost always made of metal, usually steel but occasionally mithril, with a slight curve to them.  They are preternaturally sharp.

The surgeon’s needle is designed to be used with a healer’s kit and fine thread.  It provides a +5 competence bonus on Heal checks when Treating Deadly Wounds and reduces the time needed for that action to five minutes.  It still requires a healer’s kit (and expending uses there of) to make the test without penalties.

The thread used with the Surgeon’s Needle to treat the wound can be soaked in a potion of cure light wounds beforehand, if so, it heals one additional hit point from a successful heal check.  One potion may soak enough thread for ten uses of the Surgeon’s Needle.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 2,700; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, cat’s grace, haste, owl’s wisdom, resistance, creator must have 5 ranks of the Heal skill; Cost 1,350

Notes: Photo from Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

This was my submission to this year’s RPG Superstar from Paizo.  Not a winner but I am quite happy with it, not fancy but useful.

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