Tuesday Magic Item – Gavel of Judgement

25 June, 2013

Guilty!  Guilty!  Guilty!Lawmaster Konratten brought his gavel down.  “The sentence is announced,” he paused, “the defendant is sentence to be taken from this place to the Island Prison of Savrossia, where he will work what jobs are required of him for the next sixty years.  If at the end of that time, should he still be alive, he will be free to return to his former live.”

Gavel of Judgement

These gavels are made from wood taken from trees at least two centuries old that have grown on land tied to authority.  Carved by masters and polished with rare oils, they are simple but beautiful symbols of judicial authority.

Within a court of law, a judge with the gavel gains a +6 resistance bonus against any illusion, mind-affecting or Charisma-based abilities or skills and gains a +5 enhancement to Intimidate checks against those of lower social rank, raised to +10 against anyone accused of a crime.

Once a day, when pronouncing sentence on someone duly convicted by the laws of society, that sentence is enforced by a geas spell

Aura strong enchantment; CL 15th
Slot none; Price 37,500; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, fear, geas, mind blank; Cost 18,750

Notes: Inspired by my time on jury duty this week.

Photo Attribution: Anoko at nl.wikipedia used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


  1. Nice. I may use this at some point. Coconapple is still at large, after all.

    • The Law is the Law. An item like this makes even more sense in a Gygaxian world.

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