Tuesday Magic Item – Draga’s Sash

29 April, 2014

Here worn at the waistThere was fire and smoke, Princess Rosaline, fled from her room only to hear the distant cries of men and the clash of arms.  Suddenly, her lady in waiting Clarival was at her side, her clothes thrown on but her every present blue sash was tied around her waist.

“My princess, we must flee, it is a coup,” said Clarival.

“But where to?” asked Rosaline, her voice just above a sob.

“Your aunt in the west will shelter you,” replied Clarival.  “Robart is preparing horses.  You will be save if you can just get out before the find you.  Now, take my hand.”  The young princess gripped Clarival’s hand tightly and suddenly, the smoke was gone replaced with the earthy smell of the stables.

“How?” Rosaline asked, confused.

“My sash,” answered Clarival, “I am your guardian as well as your lady in waiting.  Now mount up.”

Draga’s Sash

These decorative sashes are usually made of silk in a solid color, usually one tied to the ruling house, and can be worn in a variety of fashions.  Its name comes from one of the most loyal of the ladies in waiting who sacrificed her life so that her princess could escape.

The sash is a symbol of trust and gives its wearer a +2 circumstance bonus to Diplomacy checks against those who recognize it and a +1 morale bonus to save against Fear.  Its magical benefits are more substantial, providing a +2 deflection bonus to Armor Class and a +1 resistance bonus to Saves.  The magic is keyed to serving a particular family or person and the bonus are lost if the wearer betrays that trust until they are forgiven.

Most importantly, the wearer can instantly move to be at the size of their charge or magically flee with them, this effect acts as a dimension door spell with the restriction that it can only be used to move to their charge or to take them away from danger.  Such is not without cost, the wearer suffer 1d3 points on Constitution damage each time this ability is used but the damage is delayed 1d6+4 minutes after the power is used.

Depending on how it is worn, the sash can use any of the following slots: belt, chest, head, neck or shoulders.

Aura moderate abjuration and conjuration; CL 10th
Slot see above; Price 17,500; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Items, dimension door, lesser geas, mage armor, resistance; Cost 8,750

Notes: Useful but very task focused.  Kidnapping the princess should not be easy, but those rescues are rough on the lady in waiting.

Photo by Lauren Nelson and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.




  1. I like it. Very dramatic!

  2. Very nice. I love these sort of “story” related magic items.

    • Thank you. Magic items should inspire plots and adventures.

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