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Tuesday Magic Item – Peacock of Fidelity

5 June, 2018

PeacockGollaon was chatting away to the beautiful spouse of the governor and them seemed to be hitting it off quite well.

Voddick caught his friends attention as he move to get more wine.  “You are wasting your time if you are after more than pleasant conversation with that one,” he said.

“Yes?  I thought we were getting along quite well,” replied Gollaon picking up two fresh wine cups.

“Among the many pendants, note the peacock,” said Voddick with a nod towards the person in question.

“Oh bother.”

Peacock of Fidelity

This pieces of jewellery can come in many forms but broaches and necklaces are the most common in any case they portray a watchful peacock and sometime have actual peacock feathers worked into the piece.  This item can only be used by one who is pledged to another (or anothers, depending on the culture) and  it is sometimes used out of fear and sometime out of caution but usually some mixture of both.

The wearer of a Peacock of Fidelity can see through attempts to seduce or entice them, anyone attempting to do so suffer a -4 competence penalty while the wearer gains a +4 competence bonus to Sense Motive to detect such actions and to Diplomacy for the purpose of extracting themselves gracefully and politely from such situations.  The wearer further gains a +4 morale bonus to resist charms and emotion-affecting magic and to see through illusions that attempt to misrepresent the person/being cloaked by said magic.

Additionally, the amulet protects the wearer against unwelcome physical advances, once per round it will “peck” for one point of force damage anyone attempting to restrain the wearer without permission.  Once per day, as a free action at the wearer command, it will emit a color spray (DC 15).

However, should the wearer ever succumb to temptation and be unfaithful to their pledge, the peacock will pluck out one of the wearer’s eyes in a gruesome matter, costing the wearer 1d4 points of Charisma damage and one point of Charisma drain as well as the loss on an eye.

Aura moderate abjuration and divination; CL 7th
Slot by jewelry type; Price 7,500; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, bestow curse, discern lies, spiritual weapon; Cost 3,750

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (jewelry), uncommon (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

The wearer of a Peacock of Fidelity can see through attempts to seduce or entice them, anyone attempting to do so suffers disadvantage while the wearer gains advantage to Insight rolls to detect such actions and to Persuasion roll for the purpose of extracting themselves gracefully and politely from such situations.  The wearer further gains advantage on saving throws against charms and emotion-affecting magic and to see through illusions that attempt to misrepresent the person/being cloaked by said magic.

Additionally, the amulet protects the wearer against unwelcome physical advances, once per round it will “peck” for one point of force damage anyone attempting to restrain the wearer without permission.  As a bonus action at the wearer command, it will emit a color spray (DC xx), this ability resets after a long rest.

However, should the wearer ever succumb to temptation and be unfaithful to their pledge, the peacock will pluck out one of the wearer’s eyes in a gruesome matter, costing the wearer one point of Charisma  as well as the loss on an eye.

Notes: A Juno/Hera themed magic item, as the peacock is her symbol and fidelity is part of her portfolio which she takes very seriously, even if she cannot impose penalties directly on her husband.

Photo “Peacock pendant” by Soli is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

 

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