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New Trap – Unicorn Head, Mounted (A to Z Challenge U)

24 April, 2013

“What sort of bastard kills a unicorn and then boasts about it by mounting the head?” fumed Timish, the half-elfin ranger.

“We knew this guy was a dick before we took the job,” answered Ippi the rogue.  “So why should this surprise us?”

“It is almost to garish,” said the mysterious Va.  “This one suspects it is more dangerous than it appears.”

“Indeed?” said Ippi, producing a miniature spyglass to take a look at the hideous decoration from a safe distance.

Unicorn Head, Mounted (CR 4) XP 1,200

A unicorn head, mounted on the wall, its glassy eyes seem to watch you with disdain.

Type magical; Perception DC 28; Disable Device DC 28 (requires removing the horn or covering or removing the eyes)

Those who have 3 or more ranks in Craft (taxidermy) gain a +2 competence bonus on the Disable Device check.

EFFECTS
Trigger visual (clairvoyance with darkvision, +15 perception), a predetermined area; Reset automatic, up to three times daily
Bypass a particular statement or gesture before passing through the trapped area

Effect Atk +5 ranged touch Damage 4d6 light damage (use electricity for standard Pathfinder) + Reflex save (DC 13, 15 if it was dark) or be dazzled for 1d4 rounds projected from the tip of the unicorn’s horn.

Cost 6,750
Usually these are not made from actual unicorn heads (the horns of which are exceedingly valuable) just heads taken from well bred white horses with a decorative horn attached.

Notes: Not actually that dangerous but a fun set piece for a villain.

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2 comments

  1. I like it. But use with caution, if you have players who are PRONE TO DISMEMBERING YOUR TRAPS AND CARRYING THEM AROUND TO USE AS WEAPONS AGAINST YOUR MONSTERS.


    • Who would do such a thing? Who?

      But not such a danger here as the unicorn head is magically keyed to trigger when targets enter a particular area.



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