Tuesday Magic Item – Aluf’s Mace

26 March, 2013

Mace for Leadership“Our plans are made,” said Aluf Kov to his subordinates.  “You know where you should be, now take your places among our soldiers.”  He clasped hands and shoulders as they moved out to their units.  In the Aluf’s army, officers did not command from afar but among their soldiers, sharing their danger and inspiring them directly.

Lastly, Kov took his place among his first unit, the old veterans that have been with him in dozens of campaigns.  Across from the Aluf’s army, the invaders spread out, their numbers greater but the Aluf and his soldiers wait, seemingly unconcerned, singing songs of war and victory.

 Aluf’s Mace

These sturdy and stout maces are decorated with mottos of leadership and courage inlaid in copper apart from such ornamentation they are usually quite austere and show signs of use in combat.

An Aluf’s Mace is a +2 heavy mace but that is in many ways it least ability, all of the others only affect those who are sworn into the service of the wielder of Aluf’s Mace and are within 100′ of him.  These abilities are:

  • +2 moral bonus against mind-effecting spells.
  • Heal 2 hit points when the wielder is healed for 10 or more hit points of damage.
  • Once per day, as a free action, the wielder may move a beneficial magical effect from themself to someone either with a touch or by calling out the name of the person it is to be transferred to.

Aura strong enchantment; CL 11th
Slot none; Price 30,312; Weight 8 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, eagle’s splendor, geas/quest, mass cure light wounds, remove fear, creator must know the Widen Spell metamagic feat; Cost 15.000 + 312 for the mace

Notes: An Aluf is a champion and also one of the higher ranks in the Israeli defense force, both aspects contributed to this item.

The image is from the Open Clip Art Library, which released it explicitly into the public domain, using the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.


  1. Fun and educational. 🙂

  2. I like it. Fun and tactical.

    • It is difficult doing leadership items that are interesting and different from each other, but I am happy with how this one worked out.

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