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Tuesday Magic Item – Chain of Dreams

24 March, 2020

Chain your dreams tohgetherVoddick adjusted the chain around his neck.  “A kind gift for our services,” he said.

Gollaon slipped his under his shirt.  “Did you notice that each has a link from the other chain?”

Voddick nodded.  “An interesting stylistic choice.  To show our friendship I thought.”

“That and more, it ties the two together.  They guard your dream and fortify your sleep,” said Voddick.  “The more links you share with other, the stronger the protection.  Some say you can even pass messages between linked wearers in dreams.”

“Then it is an even kinder gift than I thought.” 

Chain of Dreams

These chains are made from links of precious metal, usually copper or silver, occasionally electrum, marked with runes of protection and promoting restful sleep and good dreams.  While the chain starts off with all of the links being the same type but with permission of their owner, two link from different chains can swap places.

The chain provides its wearer with a +4 resistance bonus to resist any effect that would put them to sleep against their will.

Depending in the number of shared links, the wearer gains a bonus against effects that cause nightmares or attempt to manipulate the wearer through their dreams.

Number of shared LinksBonus:

  • 1                                       +1
  • 2-3                                    +2
  • 4-7                                    +3
  • 8+                                     +4

And if the wearer is drawn into a dreamscape, the other wearers with shared links may choose to join in.

Each wearer may send a dream message to anyone they share a link with, once a day as the wearer sleeps, the message is only a single image such as an animal or building, but the recipient will know who it is from if not what it symbolizes.  Obviously, it will only be seen once the person it is sent to goes to sleep and dreams.

The wearer can easily go to sleep when they wish and sleep restfully in almost any situation and can recover from the fatigued condition with only seven hours of rest.

Aura moderate abjuration and illusion; CL 9th
Slot neck; Price 9,000; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, dream, resistance; Cost 4,500

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (necklace chain), uncommon (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

The chain provides its wearer with advantage to saving throws resist any effect that would put them to sleep against their will.

Depending in the number of shared links, the wearer gains a bonus against effects that cause nightmares or attempt to manipulate the wearer through their dreams.

Number of shared Links:  Bonus:

  • 1-2                                    +1
  • 3-6                                    +1d3
  • 7+                                     +1d4

And if the wearer is drawn into a dreamscape, the other wearers with shared links may choose to join in.

Each wearer may send a dream message to anyone they share a link with, once a day as the wearer sleeps, the message is only a single image such as an animal or building, but the recipient will know who it is from if not what it symbolizes.  Obviously, it will only be seen once the person it is sent to goes to sleep and dreams.

The wearer can easily go to sleep when they wish and sleep restfully in almost any situation and can recover a level of exhaustion after a long rest even without food.

Notes: I wanted to end the month’s magic items on a positive note and we can all use restful sleep.  It also provides a way to draw an entire party into a dreamscape adventure and exchange bits of information (inefficiently) across distance, overall, quite useful and hopefully fun.

Image edited from “Second Spoon Skull Pendant With Antlers – 8” by the justified sinner is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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