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Tuesday Magic Item – Shield of le Bon Chevalier

29 December, 2015

La_Continence_de_Bayard“I must say, I like our new commander.  Brave, loyal and true to his king,” said Voddick before taking another drink.

“Indeed, he is said to be the most noble of knights in both manners and deed,” agreed Gollaon.  “WHich means we must be very careful.”

“Quite true, such men are prone to heroic last stands.”

“Or glorious charges, but I think he is sensible enough.  He certainly has a fine singing voice as well.”

Shield of le Bon Chevalier

These shields are always of the finest make, decorated with the coat of arms of some martial family of the aristocracy.  It is rare to find them except in the best of condition.

The shield is a +2 heavy metal shield that once a day, initiated as a swift action, gains the invulnerable quality for one minute.  But the invulnerable quality can only be drawn upon when the bearer is serving her country or defender her honor.

The bearer gains a +2 morale bonus to Diplomacy checks and a +2 morale bonus to any Perform check made in the same room or within sight of the shield.

Lastly, up to thrice per day, the owner may call the shield to themselves if the shield is within 60′.  The shield being instantly readied and available for use once they do so.

While the shield is not intelligent, it is bound to a moral code and it will only function as a masterwork shield for anyone who is dishonorable or who has betrayed their sworn liege.

Aura strong abjuration; CL 13th
Slot armor; Price 15,170; Weight 15 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, eagle’s splendor, geas, stoneskin, unseen servant; Cost 7,500 +170 for the shield

Notes: Inspired by the historical figure, the Chevalier de Bayard, who preferred the title of le bon chevalier (the good knight) bestow for his kindness and gaiety to the others that were given to him.

Image from Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

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