Tuesday Magic Item – Traveller’s Umbrella12 August, 2014
The Grand Duchess Ikarinova marched down the street, her maid keeping her sheltered from the rain by use of a silver handled umbrella in the Grand Duchess’ colours.
“Excellent work, my Kati,” smiled the Grand Duchess as they turned the corner towards her apartments.
“Thank you, your grace,” said Katerina, ever alert, and wisely so as two knife-wielding assassins surged from a doorway. The umbrella flared white and the assassins first strike was deflected. Kati left it hanging to guard the Grand Duchess and struck for she knew that its protection was at best temporary.
These umbrellas are alway made of the highest quality materials often in form that represent the patron for whom they were made, with iconography in the handles or colour choice for the cloth.
The umbrella, when opened, protects its holder and any withing 5′ (1.5m) from rain and will hold in place in mid-air if placed there (still providing rain shielding) for up to two minutes.
Opened or closed, it will guard the person it is open over (or the person carrying it, if closed) providing a +4 shield bonus the first round if they are attacked, the shield bonus dropping by one each following round. Triggering this drains the magic from the umbrella for the next six to nine hours.
Aura faint abjuration; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 1,500; Weight 2 lb
Create Wondrous Item, shield, umbrella, unseen servant; Cost 750
Notes: I always try and do something travel related or helpful on the week I am leaving for GenCon.