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Tuesday Magic Item – Cloak of the Sun’s Chosen

2 December, 2015

Decorated with something like this perhaps“Now that is a fine cloak,” Gollaon admired as the hero swept by, light glimmering off the gold threads and chains.

“Too expensive for my tastes,” said Voddick.

“You have that right,” agreed Gollaon.  “The wearer of that is expected to turn back eternal darkness.”

Voddick tried for another glance at the cloak’s wearer but the crowd has already swallowed them up.  “High price for a cloak indeed.”

Cloak of the Sun’s Chosen

These cloaks are finely made, usually red to gold in color and decorated with intricate patterns in gold thread with gold (or at least gilded) metal fittings.  Created for the champions of the Sun, the powers of the cloak shift with the demands placed on the wearer.

The constant power of the cloak is that any beneficial spell cast on them by a divine caster is treated as if the caster were two levels higher.  The other powers depend on the season:

  • From the Winter Solstice to the Summer Solstice, the wearer gains a +2 enhancement bonus to Charisma and can cast guidance at will.  During this time, they are support to be acting as the Sun representative, aiding people and encouraging communication between communities.
  • From the Summer Solstice to the Autumnal Equinox, the wear gains the constant benefit of longstrider and endure elements spells and is treated as if they have the Endurance feat.  After the Summer Solstice, the Sun Chosen must begin preparing for the battle ahead, which usually includes a lot of traveling.
  • From the Autumnal Equinox to the Winter Solstice, the battle against the forces of eternal darkness is joined.  The wearer gains a +2 enhancement bonus to Strength and Constitution, is protected by an endure elements effect and can cast heroism (as a standard action) affecting both themselves and one person touched, once a day.

Naturally, these items are highly prized and jealously guarded by the worshipers of the Sun, and if the wearer is known to have earned the right to wear such, they gain a +2 circumstance bonus to any Diplomacy rolls with Sun-worshipers.

Aura strong transmutation; CL 11th
Slot shoulders; Price 14,000; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Items, bear’s endurance, bull’s strength, endure elements, heroism; Cost 7,000

Notes: As requested, one item tied to the seasons.

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

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