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Tuesday Magic Item – Superior Soap

16 December, 2020

“So, what is in the box we spent so much effort acquiring?” asked Voddick looking over Gollaon’s shoulder as the later finished opening the lock.

“Let us see,” said Gollaon as he opened the lid of the small chest. revealing many small packets each wrapped in paper with a label.  Gollaon picked on up and handed it to Voddick.  It smelt clean, like freshly laundered sheets.

“Granduncle’s Superior Soap!?”

Gollaon slit open on of the packages with a thumbnail and opened it.  “It is the real stuff.  Superior soap.”

Superior Soap

These bars of soap can come in any color but are usually white and can be wrapped in paper or come in a box or tin.  They usually have a clean smell but when used to clean something, that scent vanishes as does any scents of the washed person or item.

The superior soap is amazingly effective as soap, cleaning any non-magical stains and smells.  It also fights diseases of the skin (giving the user of the soap  an additional save against such diseases with a +2 equipment bonus).

The removal of the scent from the user, and if used on their equipment and clothes as well, makes them hard to track by scent imposing a -6 equipment penalty to attempts to track them by scent for six hours, then losing 1 point of penalty for each hour that passes.  Blood or other strong sources of scent will overcome and negate this protection.

The users skin is impressively clean and they gain an equipment bonus of +3 against anything that would adhere (such as webbing), chemically burn (such as acid) or poison by absorption through the skin.  This bonus lasts for three hours and the bonus is reduced by one after each save it aids.

Each bar is good for cleaning a medium-sized creature five times.

Aura moderate conjuration (creation); CL 7th
Slot none; Price 50; Weight 1/2 lbs (unused)
Construction Requirements
Brew Potion, neutralize poison, remove disease; Cost 25

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (soap bar), common

First paragraph as above.

The superior soap is amazingly effective as soap, cleaning any non-magical stains and smells.  It also fights diseases of the skin (giving the user of the soap  an additional save against such diseases).

The removal of the scent from the user, and if used on their equipment and clothes as well, makes them hard to track by scent imposing disadvantage to attempts to track them by scent for eight hourss.  Blood or other strong sources of scent will overcome and negate this protection.

The users skin is impressively clean and they gain advantage against anything that would adhere (such as webbing), chemically burn (such as acid) or poison by absorption through the skin.  This protection lasts for three hours or until it aids a successful save.

Each bar is good for cleaning a medium-sized creature five times.

Notes: So, yes, magic soap.  It seemed like an underused niche for a magic item.

Photo “File:One of four cakes of soap (A631019) by Charles Midgeley, Ma Wellcome L0058302.jpg” is licensed under CC BY 4.0 .

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