Tuesday Magic Item – Rain Basket

28 January, 2014

A tight weave will hold waterWhile I do not usually mind travel by ship, being as it is a quick way to cover area, but until this time, I had never experienced the doldrums . . .

By the twelfth day without wind, things were starting to get tense as water was getting short.  Arshon the Priest brought out a basket he had been weaving, a very tight weave, and called a set of prayers to the sky, a few cloud scudded in and rain began to fall but only around the basket. and it rained hard, and a few minutes later, the basket was full of fresh rain water.  That lifted everyone spirits but not nearly as much as the fresh breeze that followed the rain.

Rain Basket

These baskets are very tightly woven to be able to contain water, many of these have sacred symbolism woven into the basket’s pattern but not always.

Once, triggered by a proper prayer, a rain cloud will appear (taking more time in a clear sky) and rain will fill the basket with fresh rain water.  A side effect will often be a favorable change in the weather, but not always.

Aura faint conjuration; CL 1st
Slot none; Price 10; Weight 2 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, bless, create water; Cost 5

Notes: Inspired by St Julian of Cuenca, whose feast day is today, patron of basket weaving and invoked for rain.  Why, yes, saints are proving very inspirational.

Photo from Wicker Paradise and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.



  1. Nice and simple. And I like the random change weather power.

    • Divine magic should be helpful in unexpected ways.

  2. I could see a cult having an elaborate ritual sacrifice wherein filled the bucket with rain then drowned someone in it.

    • This is a pretty nifty -and unexpected- use of this item.

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