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Tuesday Magic Item – Pigasus Medallion

24 September, 2013

Ad Astra per Alia Porci“Some of us are laying in the gutter, but we are looking to the stars,” said Tovian from where he lay in the street having been tossed out of the tavern by yet another offended patron.

Logus learned down and offered her hand.  “Come along Tovian.  One of these days telling the power that be be that they are bastards will get you more than tossed out.”

He struggled to his feet.  “But someone must stand up for the people!”

“Of course,” Logus sighed, letting Tovian lean on her shoulder.

Pigasus Medallion

These medallions are simple with a winged pig on one side and the motto “Ad astra per alia porci” (to the stars on the wings of a pig) and made of inexpensive metal, usually brass.

The medallion has three useful powers:

•    If the wearer falls more than ten feet, it will trigger a feather fall.
•    Once a day, before making a save, they may add a 1d4 luck bonus to the roll.
•    Up to three times a day before the wearer must make a save against fear, they gain the effects of an aid spell.

The Pigasus Medallion does have ideals, it expects its wearer to strive to reach the stars even if they know they will fall, those who do not lose access to the powers in reverse order (aid, then the luck bonus, but they always have the protection of the feather fall) and they find themselves speaking in rhyme (the character, not the player, that would be cruel) which may cause people to treat them differently.

Aura moderate abjuration; CL 7th
Slot neck; Price 8,800; Weight
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Items, aid or heroism, air walk or feather fall, detect evil, prayer or remove curse; Cost 4,400

Notes: Motto and art stolen shamelessly from John Steinbeck and the Steinbeck Center.

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One comment

  1. That’s awesome. I can see this making its way into the Greyhawk game…



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