Tuesday Magic Item – Hawk Scout’s Gauntlet and Hood

5 March, 2013
Falcon on the Gauntlet

Ready to Fly

Thave caught her hawk on her gauntlet and spoke a work, its hood reappearing calming the bird.

“What did your friend see, hawk-mistress?” asked Sir Caval, leader of the army of Vos.

“The Silver Lord gathers his forces to cross at Lorvan’s Ford, his outriders are already across.”

“Thank you,” growled Caval.  “Mount up!” he shouted to his knights and men-at-arms.

Hawk Scout’s Gauntlet and Hood

 These items are always obviously a matched pair, a heavy leather hawking gauntly decorated with occult symbols that are replicated on the hawk’s hood.

The base ability of the gauntlet is that the wearer gains a +5 competence bonus to Animal Handling (birds of prey) checks.  While a bird wearing the hood gains a +2 resistance bonus to Will saves.

With a bird that the wearer of the gauntlet has hunting trained, the hood provides a +2 armor bonus, +2 enhancement bonus to Dexterity and it can go fully transparent at a command word providing the bird with a +5 competence bonus to sight based Perception tests.  The wearer of the gauntlet can look through the bird’s eyes for up to two hours a day (using the higher of the wearer’s or the bird’s Perception).  While seeing through the bird’s eyes, the gauntlet’s wearer is effectively blind to what is around them.

Aura moderate divination; CL 9th
Slot hands (gauntlet), head (hood); Price 18,000; Weight 1 lb (gauntlet) – (hood)
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, cat’s grace, clairvoyance, invisibility, mage armor, owl’s wisdom, creator must know the enlarge spell and extend spell metamagic feats; Cost 9,000

Notes: A useful tool but limited by the perception of the bird.

Image from Wikimedia and is in the Public Domain.

One comment

  1. Very handy. I would covet this as a player.

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