Tuesday Magic Item – Emeraldsmile’s Pewter Tankard

30 September, 2014

“What will you have?” asked the stout dwarven woman, the obvious matron of the Smoke Ring.  The Smoke Ring was a coffee shop, restaurant and general gathering place for the students from the nearby Asterdahl College of Magic, paneled in dark wood and decorated with maps from around the world and handbills from around the city.

Drink up!“Coffee?” the young man ventured.

“Spiced?  Sweetened?  With Milk?  Lemon?” she asked, drawing a cup of coffee from one of the casks.

“Ano . . .” he stammered, “how do you take yours?”

“With honey, milk and cinnamon.”

“Like that please.”

She nodded and mixed in the honey and grated a cinnamon stick into it, then she traced a rune on the side and it began steaming.  From a crystal pitcher, she added milk and slid it over.  “It is hot but enjoy it, young man,” she said with a smile.

Emeraldsmile’s Pewter Tankard

Mass produced in the Dwarven magical workshops for Dwarven establishments across the Sea of Stars, these heavy tankards are usually marked with a design representing those who commissioned it.  The workshop that made it will have their hallmark on the base.  Rarely, they are made with glass bottoms.

The magic of the mug is simple, when a rune is traced over the commissioning mark, it heats up whatever liquid is inside, depending on the rune traced it will be either warm, hot or boiling.  At the Game Master’s discretion, access to one of these tankards may add an equipment bonus of one or two to the right sort of Craft, Healing or Profession checks.

Some bear an additional magic in the form of a ward, if someone tries to take a warded tanked outside of the area is it keyed to, it resists suddenly becoming extremely heavy (26 lbs/12kg) until returned.

Aura faint evocation; CL 3rd
Slot none; Price 50; Weight 2 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, burning hands; Cost 25
Adding a ward changes the Price to 90, adds hold portal and summon monster I to the Construction Requirements and Cost to 45

Notes: Named after the proprietress of the Smoke Ring from my recent games.  Another practical item.

Photo by Ewan Munro and used used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

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