Tuesday Magic Item – Coach Cushion of Comfort

2 September, 2014

Colorful ComfortI started in envy at the wealthy trader who sat across from me as the coach bounced and rattled across the the post road.  Over the last four days as we traveled across increasing rough and dangerous roads, but my constant companion never seemed troubled.  Not by weather, or rough roads, or well, anything.

I finally worked up the nerve to ask about this.  “Good sir, how is it that you maintain your equanimity in the face of such difficult travel?”

He smiled.  “Long experience of travel.   A positive view of the future.  But most important,” he patted the padded cloth he was seated upon, “is this magic cushion which keeps my expansive girth in comfort.”

Coach Cushion of Comfort

These cushions are made from the highest end fabrics, threads and stuffing and are designed to be used in a coach, so they are not excessively thick as they are usually taken with their owner rather than being left behind.   When made they are almost always marked with the original owner’s mark in the form of color choice, embroidery or both.

It is a simple item, while riding in a coach or similar conveyance and seated on the cushion, the person so seated is protected from the rough nature of travel, bumps are less bumpy, extremes of temperature are made bearable and comfort is obtained.  Further, the cushion is nearly impossible to damage or destroy and can be used almost indefinitely.

Aura faint abjuration; CL 3th
Slot – ; Price 500; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, endure elements, feather fall, mending; Cost 250

Notes: While visiting the US Postal Museum today, they have a replica post coach you can get into and so I did.  There was a recording of advice for the coach traveler and it just seemed like an uncomfortable way to travel, thus this practical item.

Photo by Ged Carroll and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


  1. I like a nice practical magic, quotidian item with no mechanical benefit whatsoever! Also, good use of Feather Fall.

    • It struck me as the sort of item a wealthy merchant, or royal agent, would want to go with all that traveling. Glad you liked the inclusion of feather fall, it pleased me to embed it.

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