New Magic Item – Robes of the Equinox’s Chosen

28 September, 2015

Stylish them druidsSavilan the Archdruid smiled and anointed Yiris. “Again, you shall serve as our voice among the people, Yiris.  Indeed, I can think of no one else wearing the robe.  Stand and be recognized by your peers.”

Robes of the Equinox’s Chosen

These robes are woven from living fibers and they are tied into the season, gradually shifting from a vibrant green in spring to a mix of reds, yellows and browns in autumn (with dark green in summer and paler shades in winter).  The belt is made from slender woven branches that also reflect the current season.  The robe is presented to the druid that acts as conduit for official relations between the distant high druids and the people with whom they share the land with.

The robes bear a particular social role, providing the wearer with a +3 circumstance bonus to Diplomacy checks with those communities that are allied with or friendly to the druidic orders.

The wearer is protected from the elements, from autumn Equinox to spring, they gain endure elements (from cold only) and resistance to cold 3 or half their level (rounded up) whichever is higher, while from spring to autumn, it is heat and fire that is warded against.

If the robes were given by a druidic order, the wearer’s magic is empowered, from autumn to spring, any weather spell is cast as if the wearer was one level higher, while from spring to autumn, plant spells are so improved.

On the Equinox, the wearer gains the benefit of both sides of the year and the bonuses are doubled, though usually this is when the robes are formally transferred from wearer to wearer.

Aura strong abjuration; CL 13th
Slot body; Price 14,000; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, control weather, endure elements, protection from energy; Cost 7,000

Notes: Been really busy with work lately, I had this in mind (and I love magic items tied to the solstice and equinox) and had wanted to post it on Wednesday the 23rd, the Solstice, but it kept getting away from me.

Image from Knight, Charles. “Old England: A Pictorial Museum” (1845) found on Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

One comment

  1. Cool! I do note that in our campaigns the druid Savilan would inevitably be redubbed “Saliva”.

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