Tuesday Magic Item – Traveller’s Umbrella

12 August, 2014

Ward against rain and dangerThe 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.

Traveller’s Umbrella

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
Construction Requirements
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.

Photo by Pat David and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.


  1. Very nice quotidian magic. Also, there is a spell called “umbrella”?! And the magic is drained for 6-9 hours based on how many rounds of deflection the umbrella performed, or just d4+5 hours?

    • There is a cantrip I created which is indeed called Umbrella.

      If the deflection is used at all, it drains the magic for some (random amount) of time.

  2. Great item!

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