Tuesday Magic Item – Weather Crystal

9 September, 2014

Is a storm brewing?“Check the crystal, will today be a good day for planting?”

“I’ll look, I’ll look, but my bones tell me it will be.”

“But what does the crystal say?”

He sighed and studied the crystal.  “Clouds coming in, patchy rain in the afternoon.”

“Then planting we will go.”

He sighed again and placed the crystal back atop the mantle.

Weather Crystal

These enchanted crystals are about a hand’s width in length and about the size of a finger in diameter.  They usually mounted in some fashion to keep them safe and occasionally placed in a cage for use aboard ship.

Each dawn, the weather until the next dawn will be revealed in the crystal: the weather at dawn at its tip and moving down in patterns of color throughout the length of the crystal.  The pattern is set each dawn and is accurate for the local area, it does not change if moved.

Aura faint divination; CL 3rd
Slot none; Price 50; Weight 1/4 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, augury; Cost 25

Notes: Another small but useful item, I imagine them in courier stations and taverns.  Useful for farmers and travelers alike.

Photo by Mik Hartwell and used used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.


  1. Would it predict a magical change in the weather initiated later in the day or is it essentially making a super-accurate prediction based on the data available at the time?

    • That is a good question. I think it would react to the magic influencing the weather in real time, as the magic is changing the weather pattern and that would spill over to effect the crystal. That would make a nice plot element, so I will say that is how it works.

  2. Nice. Also useful for druids hoping to call lightning. Though maybe it only works like that in 1st edition.

    • I think in 3.x/Pathfinder, Call Lightning is more effective cast during a storm but I would have to check.

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