Tuesday Magic Item – Saddle of the Sands

4 June, 2013

Let us go for a rideThe riding of the deep sands prize their camel mount, traveling for days and weeks through the desert.  The greatest of them use saddles blessed by the desert winds and gods to provide them with even greater endurance and speed.

No caravan that passes through the lands that they claim as they own is safe from their raid unless they have paid for protection and the sight of distant camel riders have been know to throw lesser caravan masters into a state of panic.

Saddle of the Sands

These saddles for camels are always highly decorated and often very colorful, bearing blessings and prayers and often token taken from the rider’s victories.  They are never found in new condition as the saddle must prove itself before it is deemed fit to be blessed.

These saddles guard both the rider and the mount, both are under the protection of endure elements while the rider is in the saddle and both gain a +3 competence bonus to Survival checks made in the desert.

Once a week, the rider may call upon the blessing of the winds to grant the camel a +10′ enhancement bonus to base speed and a +2 shield bonus to armor class against any missile attacks made against the camel or its rider for a day.

Aura faint abjuration; CL 5th
Slot Saddle; Price 7,500; Weight 25 lbs
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Items, endure elements, expeditious retreat or long strider, owl’s wisdom, shield or wind wall; Cost 3,750

Notes: Partly in honor of the US Camel Corps and partly as there are not enough magical saddles out there.

Photo by 4Cheungs and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.


  1. Camel saddle! That’s awesome.

    • Yes, and a neglected niche for magic items.

  2. Neglected niche indeed. Now maybe a magic sandal blanket? 😉

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