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Tuesday Magic Item – Mirror of Three Kingdoms

5 May, 2020

Three visions of you

“That noble did not seem that charming yesterday,” said Voddick in a whisper.

“Nor as clumsy,” mentioned Gollaon, equally quietly, as they almost tripped on the edge of a carpet.

“But that speech, its quite good.”

“Surprisingly so.”

“Something is up, isn’t it?”

“Yes, but I am not sure what,” said Gollaon studying the noble carefully.

Mirror of Three Kingdoms

These mirrors are always beautiful in unusual and unexpected ways, something about the design is just slightly off.  Which would be because the mirror was made in the fae lands.  The mirror will sometimes decide it is needed by someone else and will move of its own accord which has been known to cause all sort of problems.

The mirror shows its owner’s reflection from three angles, making it easier to apply make up, style hair and so on, making such things take only half the usual time and if used to apply a disguise, it gives the user a +5 competence bonus to Disguise checks.

But its truly unusual ability is that the owner can see reflections of themselves from other, possible realities and borrow aspects of those lives on a temporary basis.  By looking in the mirror for five minutes, they can switch aspects of themselves with that of another possible self, the effect of this is to switch two attribute scores and, if the user wishes, the skill points and proficiency of two skills. The owner also gains 2d6 temporary hit points and a +4 morale bonus against fear and confusion effects for the same amount of time as they are confident in their new life choice.

This switch lasts until the next sunset or sunrise, whichever comes first, and for the next day following, both attributes involved in the switch are treated as being 2 points lower.  And if the mirror is broken while the owner has borrowed an aspect, the change is permanent . . . at least until a powerful fae can be convinced to reverse it.

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 9th
Slot none; Price 25,000; Weight by mirror (at least 10 lbs)
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, any two of the animal’s blessing spells, clairvoyance, polymorph; Cost 12,500

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (mirror), rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

The mirror shows its owner’s reflection from three angles, making it easier to apply make up, style hair and so on, making such things take only half the usual time and if used to apply a disguise, it gives the user advantage on Charisma (disguise) rolls.

But its truly unusual ability is that the owner can see reflections of themselves from other, possible realities and borrow aspects of those lives on a temporary basis.  By looking in the mirror for five minutes, they can switch aspects of themselves with that of another possible self, the effect of this is to switch two attribute scores and, if the user wishes, the skill points and proficiency of two skills. The owner also gains 2d6 temporary hit points and advantage against fear and confusion effects for the same amount of time as they are confident in their new life choice.

This switch lasts until the next sunset or sunrise, whichever comes first, and for the next day following, both attributes involved in the switch are treated as being 2 points lower.  And if the mirror is broken while the owner has borrowed an aspect, the change is permanent . . . at least until a powerful fae can be convinced to reverse it.

Notes: A fae item and, as all fae items must, comes with a price and possible curse.  An odd power but one a creative character (or villain) could make good use of.

Image Charles I (1600-1649), painted by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), 1635-before June 1636, part of the Royal Collection Trust and is on the Public Domain.

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