Tuesday Magic Item – Fire-Hearted Talisman

22 March, 2016

To keep you safeVoddick watched as the young warriors gripped their talismans and were wreathed in spectral flame.  As one they let out a mighty war cry and charged out to meet their enemies.

Voddick and Gollaon followed at a more sedate pace.  “Those amulets certainly are everything that was claimed.  I hope they remember their training in their rush to battle.”

Voddick snapped a shot with his crossbow and paused to reload.  “We did the best we could in the time allowed.  They are brave and inspired, that counts for quite a bit.”

“True, but I wish we could have given them better weapons and armor to back that enthusiasm up.”

Fire-Hearted Talisman

These talismans are made of expendable material, extra glass, pot shard, sacred bags, something simple and usually marked with religious and sometime patriotic symbols.

The magic embedded in these items is temporary and they only last a month or until expended.  While worn, the wearer gains a +2 morale bonus to saves against Fear.

By grasping it and calling upon its power, the wearer is infused with resolve and vigor, doubling the save against fear, gaining a +1 morale bonus to attack and damage with melee weapons and 1d6+their level in temporary hit points for 5d6 minutes.  The bonus to attack is doubled when they are adjacent to an ally who has also under the effect of a fire-hearted talisman.  Calling upon the talisman’s power drains it of all magic and it collapses into dust at the end of the duration.

Aura faint abjuration; CL 3rd
Slot neck; Price 50; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, aid, remove fear; Cost 25

Notes: Yes, I come back to this theme often, items that can be mass produced and provide an edge for those with limited combat training.

Photo by Bart Everson and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.



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