Tuesday Magic Item – Spyglass of Clearsight

1 April, 2014

Seeing far, seeing clearCaptain Illissis Starrose stood at the bow of her ship, the Stellar Dolphin, and scanned the horizon.  She was not going to be caught unaware again and that oncoming storm was troublesome.  But she had purchased additional insurance, she patted her pocket.

The squall hit,  and Illissis took a moment to make sure that her hat would not blow away and then snapped out her spyglass.   She looked again, speaking the words, “As though a clear day” as she brought it to her eye.  Though the rain was sheeting down around her, through the magical lenses, she could clearly see that there were no hazards immediately ahead.

Spyglass of Clearsight

These spyglasses are made from polished and oiled brass with a wrap of finest leather, often dyed a solid color.  Inside are finely ground crystal lenses.  Usually hidden somewhere around the joins of the sections are the command words for the spyglass.

Without using the spyglass’ magic, it is a perfectly functional spyglass.  But with the proper command words, it can perform either of the following functions:

  • Clear Sight, ignores up to four points of penalties to Perception checks caused by inclement weather.
  • See at Night, the viewer sees with low-light vision.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 4,500; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Items, low light vision, owl’s wisdom, see invisible; Cost 1,750 + 1,000 for the spyglass

Notes: A practical and useful item, especially for those who travel the Sea of Stars.

Spyglass photo from Wikimedia Commons and used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.



  1. Cool. I love miscellaneous magic accoutrements. Question: for the low-light vision ability, does it extend to the full range of the spyglass?

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