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Tuesday Magic Item – Sun-Blessed Diadem

10 February, 2021

“Must everything be so . . . bright in the Sun Temple,” said Gollaon, looking around through squinting eyes.As bright as the Sun

“You did not have to indulge so much last night,” chided Voddick.

“The wine was good and the acolytes were . . . friendly,” smiled Gollaon taking brief comfort in the hazy memories.

“Come on, the high priestess awaits.”

Sun-Blessed Diadem

These diadem are made for the highest priests among the followers of the Sun.  Made of gold, often decorated or bejeweled as fits the personality of the person it was made for (and the pockets of those commissioning it).  It is a potent symbol of status.

The diadem glows with the blessing of the Sun, creating the effect of a continual flame, the light can be dimmed to that of a candle but no further.  This light is inimical to the unliving and unbound, the wearer gaining a +4 deflection bonus to armor class against attacks from and a +4 sacred bonus to saves to resist the powers there of.

The wearer gains a fraction of the charm of the Sun God, gaining a +5 competence bonus on Diplomacy checks.

Lastly, the powers of the Sun boost the wearer’s spell casting of spells with light or sun in their title or effects. are cast as though the wearer was one level higher (and, due to the Sun’s secret hatred of the dragons, this is doubled when such a spell is turned again a dragon).

Aura strong abjuration and evocation [light]; CL 17th
Slot head; Price 75,000; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, sunburst; Cost 37,500

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (diadem), very rare (requires attunement)

The diadem glows with the blessing of the Sun, creating the effect of a continual flame, the light can be dimmed to that of a candle but no further.  This light is inimical to the unliving and unbound, the wearer gaining a +3  bonus to armor class against attacks from and advantage to saving throws to resist the powers there of.

The wearer gains a fraction of the charm of the Sun God, gaining advantage on Charisma (Persuasion) checks.

Lastly, the powers of the Sun boost the wearer’s spell casting of spells with light or sun in their title or radiant damage in their effects. are cast as though the wearer was using a spell slot one level higher (and, due to the Sun’s secret hatred of the dragons, this is doubled when such a spell is turned again a dragon).

Notes: Another piece for this month’s RPG Blog Carnival.  The Sun God is the only surviving god (apart from the Moon) and prisoner of the Dragons in the Sea of Stars.

Photo edited from “Tiara, a ‘Spartan diadem’, gilt metal, with carnelian, white glass and chalcedony France, about 1810. Tiara, a ‘Spartan diadem’, in two parts, gilded metal, set with white glass cameos of classical heads mounted on the front section of the tiara on carnelian, and on the back section of the tiara on chalcedony. Gilded metal, carnelian, white glass and chalcedony.” is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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