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Tuesday Magic Item – Cat’s Eye Bracelet and Collars

11 August, 2020

Is it your favorite too?Gollaon idly stroked the cat.  “The Baroness and Baron seem very well informed.”

“Well placed spies, I shouldn’t wonder,” said Voddick shooing the cat away from his ale.

“That seems likely.  They seem the cunning sorts.”

Voddick nodded, picking a bit of cat hair from his drink before taking a drink.  “But more importantly, are their allies or enemies?”

“That is an excellent question, we will have to find out.”

Cat’s Eye Bracelet and Collars

These useful items consist of at least two pieces, a bracelet, often a silver chain with cat charms, and one of more cat collars which, while well made, do not -usually- indicate great value.  There is almost always a subtle connection in the design between bracelet and collars.

The wearer of the bracelet gains an affinity for cats as well as access to some of their talents.  The wearer gains a +5 competence bonus to Acrobatics (jumping and falling only) and Handle Animal (felines only) checks and low-light vision.

The wearer has a special affinity for those cats who wear the collars linked with the bracelet, these cats can sense the bracelet wearer’s desires and will usually follow them.  But more importantly, the wearer can look through the eyes and hear through the ears of the collared cat, for total of up to an hour a day, each use using a minimum of five minutes of time even if used for a just a quick glance.

The cats wearing the collars gain a +1 armor bonus to armor class and a +1 resistance bonus to Fortitude and Will saves.

Bracelet
Aura moderate divination; CL 7th
Slot neck; Price 21,000; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, beast shape II, clairaudience, clairvoyance; Cost 10,500
Collar
Aura faint abjuration; CL 5th
Slot neck; Price 1,800; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, mage armor, resistance; Cost 900

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous items (bracelet and collars), rare (requires attunement for the bracelet and each cat must attune to its collar)

First paragraph as above.

The wearer of the bracelet gains an affinity for cats as well as access to some of their talents.  The wearer gains advantages on Dexterity (Acrobatics) and Wisdom (Handle Animal -felines only) checks and darkvision 60 ft.

The wearer has a special affinity for those cats who wear the collars linked with the bracelet, these cats can sense the bracelet wearer’s desires and will usually follow them.  But more importantly, the wearer can look through the eyes and hear through the ears of the collared cat, for total of up to an hour, each use using a minimum of five minutes of time even if used for a just a quick glance.  This resets after a long rest.

The cats wearing the collars gain a +1 bonus to armor class and advantage on the first saving throw made after a long rest.

Notes: Very useful in an urban/court setting but a useful way to gather information without those being spied upon being aware.  As we know, information is power and it is also full of adventure hooks.

Image “The Favorite Cat” by Nathaniel Currier from The Met is licensed under CC0 1.0

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