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Tuesday Magic Item – Boots of the Winter Lords

8 January, 2019

Warriors on skis!“I must say,” said Voddick as he tromped through the snow, “it is pleasant to be fighting on the side of the underdog again.”

“The pay is worse but the satisfaction greater,” agreed Gollaon.

“It would have been even better if these invaders had taken the hint and stayed out.  I have no wish to kill conscripts because their ruler is an idiot.”

“Well, our tactics call for cutting their lines of supply.  Hopefully they will get the hint and retreat.  Failing that, we will start targeting the officials, that should drive the point home.”

Boots of the Winter Lords

Contrary to their name, these boots are usually used by rangers and scouts, not nobles.  They are high, fur lined oiled leather boots with extremely thick soles made of tightly woven branches.  The buttons are made of reindeer horn or other such material taken from arctic animals.

These boots keep the wearer warm, with other practical clothing, in all but the coldest natural weather (as endure elements, except only against cold) and they treat ice and snow as normal terrain, the soles of the boots adjusting as needed.

With a command word, the soles with become skis and another word will change them back to just soles again.  The skis cannot be detached but can be shattered.  Reattaching the pieces and using the command word again will change them back to soles, given a day, they will again be able to be used as skis.

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 9th
Slot feet; Price 7,500; Weight 2 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, endure elements, fabricate, mending; Cost 3,750

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (boots), uncommon (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

These boots keep the wearer warm, with other practical clothing, in all but the coldest natural weather and they treat ice and snow as normal terrain, the soles of the boots adjusting as needed.

With a command word, the soles with become skis and another word will change them back to just soles again.  The skis cannot be detached but can be shattered.  Reattaching the pieces and using the command word again will change them back to soles, given a long rest, they will again be able to be used as skis.

Notes: Something travel related to play into this month’s theme.  Also, does anyone know if there are skiing rules for Pathfinder / D&D 5E?

Image Skiing Birchlegs Crossing the Mountain with the Royal Child, painted by Knud Bergslien. Painting located at The Ski Museum. Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway.  Found on Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

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