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Tuesday Magic Item – Dark of Night Cloak

16 December, 2014

Stars the only lightsUnder the long night, the figure spread the dark cloth upon the neglected stones and began a chant that was ancient when the world was young.  At midnight, the last words were said and the figure cut their palm and sealed the magic of the night within the cloth by use of their own blood.

When dawn came, there was no indication that the stone circles had ever been disturbed in the night.

Dark of Night Cloak

There is nothing remarkable about this hooded cloak of dark cloth, indeed it is easy to overlook in its plainness.  A more through investigation would show that is in made of strong but simple cloth, sewn by someone with  great skill as every stitch is nearly invisible.

The cloak gives the wearer a +3 competence bonus to Stealth checks, this increases to +7 at night and to +10 on hallowed/unhallowed ground and in sacred groves.

But what makes these cloaks especially sought after is that once a night the wearer, within an hour of midnight, can dimension door to a location that is not in bright light.  During the Winter Solstice, this instead acts a teleport spell, though the restriction on not being able to translocated into bright light remains.  However, after using either ability, the user is subject to light sensitivity for the next day.

Aura moderate conjuration; CL 9th
Slot shoulders; Price 6,500; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Items, darkness, teleport; Cost 3,250

Notes: The Winter Solstice fast approaches so I wanted something tied to that.  It would also make a good cultic item.

Photo by Bala Sivakumar and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

 

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One comment

  1. I like it. Especially the drawbacks.



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