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Tuesday Magic Item – Void Light

26 June, 2018

Void CrystalsVoddick held up the lantern, its odd light making the trees of the forest appear unhealthy and forboding.  “I do not like what our employers providing us with such a light implies.”

“Truth,” agreed Gollaon, an arrow nocked on his bow’s string.  “It is my hope that they other equipment provided will allow us to fight or escape as needed to report back.”

“Such is my hope as well,” nodded Voddick.  “Still, at least the pay is good and we get to keep what we do not use of what was provided.”

“Indeed, so let us keep going and get this scouting done.  The sooner we are back in camp the better.”

Void Light

These glowing crystals radiate a faint violet light that many find unsettling but has several uses for those interesting in seeking beings that exist in multiple levels of reality or are from other worlds entirely.  Often kept in specially built lanterns both to keep the crystal safe and to be able to cut off the disturbing radiance when needed.

The Void Light crystal provides light as a light spell, but in a properly constructed lantern, it provide light as that type of lantern.  Any creature within the area of effect that in from another world and aligned with such as places is illuminated as though under the effect of a faerie fire spell (violet) and any creatures relying on magic for invisibility or concealment are revealed as translucent, violet shadows retaining concealment but are visible,

In magical darkness created by a 3rd level of lower spells, the crystal provides light as a candle (dim illumination in a 5′ radius) while more powerful darkness seals the light off entirely.

However. the light is disconcerting and unnerving, anyone who spends at least five minutes in it, suffers a -2 morale penalty to saves against fear-effects and illusions while in the area lit by the Void Light.  Further, it may attract entities from beyond the stars but that is unproven.

Aura moderate evocation [light]; CL 7th
Slot none; Price 7,500; Weight – (or by lantern)
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, continual light, see invisibility; Cost 3,750

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous Item (crystal), uncommon

First paragraph as above.

The Void Light crystal provides light as a light spell, but in a properly constructed lantern, it provide light as that type of lantern.  Any creature within the area of effect that in from another world and aligned with such as places is illuminated as though under the effect of a faerie fire spell (violet) and any creatures relying on magic for invisibility or concealment are revealed as translucent, violet shadows retaining concealment but are visible,

In magical darkness created by a 3rd level of lower spells, the crystal provides light as a candle while more powerful darkness seals the light off entirely.

However. the light is disconcerting and unnerving, anyone who spends at least half an hour in it, suffers disadvantage to to saving throws against fear and illusions while in the area lit by the Void Light.  Further, it may attract entities from beyond the stars but that is unproven.

Notes: This is linked to part of the Sea of Stars I am working of for the Kickstarter resolution.

Crystal image adapted from “Cristal Mentol” by David Stroe as allowed for images licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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