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Tuesday Magical Item – Celestial Compass (for Pathfinder and D&D5)

31 May, 2016

Where do you need to go?“Are we on the right path?” asked Voddick.

“I believe so, unfortunately, the path is barely worth the name,” answered Gollaon looking at the compass.  “But north-west we need to go and this trail is leading that way, more or less.”

Voddick drew out a axe from his backpack.  “Well, time to make the trail a little wider, agreed?”

Gollaon drew his second best short sword.  “Agreed.”

Celestial Compass

These compasses are works of art usually made of brass and decorated with silver or gold, except for the compass needle, they are complex with multiple moving parts combining into various celestial patterns.

Beyond the obvious use of telling true north, the compass can be set to point to a star or constellation either its rise, zenith (which directs the compass to a point directly under the zenith point) or setting.   It provides a +4 competence bonus to Survival checks to avoid becoming lost, to Profession (navigator) and similar and to checks related to astronomy or astrology.

Once per night, under the constellation it is currently aligned to, the possessor may cast a spell aligned to the stars or to the constellation at is they were two levels higher.

Aura moderate divination; CL 7th
Slot – ; Price 7,500; Weight ½ lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, clairvoyance, owl’s wisdom; Cost 3,750

For D&D5:

Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)

Beyond the obvious use of telling true north, the compass can be set to point to a star or constellation either its rise, zenith (which directs the compass to a point directly under the zenith point) or setting.   It provides advantage to roll avoid becoming lost, to roll related to navigation and to checks related to astronomy or astrology.

Once per night, under the constellation it is currently aligned to, the possessor may cast a spell aligned to the stars or to the constellation at is they were cast with a spell slot one level higher.

Notes: Just an idea that came to and I have not done enough to support the astrology side of living in the Sea of Stars, so here you go.

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