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Tuesday Magic Item – Twinned Hearts Amulets

19 May, 2020

Love is“It seems a long journey just to deliver a letter, a portrait and some jewellery,” said Voddick quietly while watching said items being presented to the local rulers.

“Such is the way of arranged marriages among the nobility,” replied Gollaon equally quietly.  “At least they are making an effort to make this a happy and pleasant experience for their children.”

“Yes?” asked Voddick curiously.

“The amulet is one of a pair, if both accept them willingly, it will help their love to blossom.”

“Hmm, I thought that magic could not compel love,” said Voddick.

“It is tricky but not impossible.”

Twinned Hearts Amulets

These amulets are always made in pairs, either matching or complementary and often bearing the coat of arms (or similar heraldic markings) of the families it was first made for.  They are usually made of valuable material, gold and gems, showing the   Due to their nature, of agreements and debits, fae enchanters are often tasked with the creation of such items.

When only one of these is worn, it provides the wearer with +1 morale bonus to save against fear, as the wearer feels that they are loved.

But is true power come when one is worn and the other is given as a gift.  How this power work depend on if it was given to someone who wishes to love the person or if it was given under sinister circumstances:

Love, the two slowly fall in love, each gains a +1 morale bonus to attack rolls when defending the other and when taking the aid another action for their partner the bonus is increased to +3. They also receive a +4 sacred bonus to resist any effect that would try to turn each against the other.

Once a day, each may take one point of Constitution damage to heal the other of 3d8+the wearer’s Charisma modifier of hit points and give an additional save against any ongoing effect.

Sinister, both fall in love, quickly and completely.  The person who gave the amulet, gains the bonuses listed above and they are deeply and fully committed to their partner.

Their partner, while deeply and totally committed to their love, embodies the dark side of love, jealousy and control.  They gain a +4 profane bonus to any skill check to keep tabs on their love, plot against rivals or generally maintain a hold on their love.

The amulet do not care about gender.  If both are put on with no knowledge of the other, they are drawn towards each other in a vague fashion and can benefit from the wishes to love benefits when they meet if both agree.

Aura strong enchantment; CL 13th
Slot neck; Price 42,000; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, bestow curse, emotion, limited wish; Cost 21,000

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (amulet), rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

When only one of these is worn, it provides the wearer with +1 bonus to saving throws against fear, as the wearer feels that they are loved.

But is true power come when one is worn and the other is given as a gift.  How this power work depend on if it was given to someone who wishes to love the person or if it was given under sinister circumstances:

Love, the two slowly fall in love, each gains a +1 bonus to attack rolls when defending the other and when taking the Help action for their partner both gain a +1 bonus to Armor Class. They also receive advantage on any saving throw to resist any effect that would try to turn each against the other.

Once a day, each may use two Hit Dice to heal the other of 3d8+the wearer’s Charisma modifier of hit points and give an additional saving throw against any ongoing effect.

Sinister, both fall in love, quickly and completely.  The person who gave the amulet, gains the bonuses listed above and they are deeply and fully committed to their partner.

Their partner, while deeply and totally committed to their love, embodies the dark side of love, jealousy and control.  They gain advantage to any attribute roll to keep tabs on their love, plot against rivals or generally maintain a hold on their love.

The amulet do not care about gender.  If both are put on with no knowledge of the other, they are drawn towards each other in a vague fashion and can benefit from the wishes to love benefits when they meet if both agree.

Notes: Indirectly inspired by the discussion about Charm spells and pondering way such magics can be used for interesting stories.  Obvious this fall under the same rules of getting consent from the player before using such items.

Image romance from “The Story of Prince Hildebrand and the Princess Ida … With 110 illustrations by the author”. From The British Library. Public Domain Mark.

2 comments

  1. I had a similar pair of rings featured in one of my first Eberron adventures, “Affaire D’Coeur”. These didn’t have a sinister side, though! In this adventure, the romance between a noble and a commoner separated by the Last War left as a legacy a pair of rings mentioned in the famous ballad “The Valiant and the Vigilant”. Supposedly, these two rings have the ability to allow their wearers to communicate between them. Disguising as tourists, the adventurers achieve their first victory when finding the Lover’s Alliances, which turned out to be more than just a pair of Speaking Stones.


    • Nifty. There should be more items attuned to love and romance.



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