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Tuesday Magic Item – Road Box

13 August, 2013

Where are you going?“We do not have time to wait for the engineers,” said Conradus with a scowl looking over the marshy terrain.  “Let the ‘miracle workers’ do their magic.”

The scholar-wizards from the College of Otherworldly Arts brought forward a large metal box filled with stones -with some difficulty- and they set it down.  Taking some time, they arranged the stones from the in a row.  One they had set the stone to their satisfaction, they incanted a short ritual and the stones marched across the marsh, building a road behind them.

Conradus watched for the process to finish.  “How long will it last?”

“As long as any other road built on a marsh, Commander,” replied the senior scholar-wizard.  “Long enough for your men to get across.”

Road Box

These boxes are either composed of paving stones bound together with large handles or made of iron and filled with paving stones with even larger handles.  Most are plain but some are decorated with runes and symbol.

The box is activated by opening the box and laying out the stone in the width and depth one wants the finished road to be, then a two minute ritual activates the magic.  Over the next ten minutes, it constructs a stone roadway up to 12 foot (3.65m) wide and 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30cm) thick to a maximum of 1,200 cubic feet (34 cubic meters) worth of road.

The versions that are bound stone are one use.  The metal ones refill over the course of 1d4+1 days, once refilled it can be used again.

Single Use, Aura strong transmutation; CL 15th
Slot none; Price 5,750; Weight 75 lb
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Item, fabricate, monster summoning III, unseen servant, creator must know the Empower Spell Metamagic Feat; Cost 2,875
Refilling, Aura strong transmutation; CL 15th
Slot none; Price 12,500; Weight 90 lb
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Item, fabricate, monster summoning V, unseen servant, creator must know the Empower Spell Metamagic Feat; Cost 6,250

Notes:  Another practical item and since this year I am traveling to GenCon by car, figured my themed item for GC should be road-related.

Photo by Kalle Gustafsson and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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