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Tuesday Magic Item – Kavall’s Inquisitive Kit (A to Z)

13 April, 2021

What you need is inside“Well, I am glad to be back in a city,” said Voddick.

“As am I and a relaxing job, body-guarding an inquisitive,” said Gollaon.

“They are very diligent in the study of the area,” said Voddick, a note of approval in his voice.

“It is hard to know what will prove to be guide to the villains responsible.”

“And if we find them, I suspect our lives will be considerably less quiet,” said Voddick, instinctively checking his weapons.

Kavall’s Inquisitive Kit

The first of these kits was made for the skilled inquisitive Osimant Kavall who advocated a rigorous and systematic approach to inquisitive investigations.  There use has since spread throughout the inquisitive community,well among the successful ones in any case.  It is a large bag, the style of which depends on who is was made for, the original was an oxblood red leather case with brass fittings.  Inside are sample bottles, tools for investigation, notebooks, pens and inks.

Using the kit gives a +5 competence bonus to any skill check to discover or identify clues.

But there is more to the kit than it appears, by opening various panels inside in a particular order, it opens into one of several entirely different tool kits, usually: a disguise kit, a healer’s kit, a set of thieves’ tools and a case holding small weapons (up to a short sword in size).  Additionally, there is a storage compartment that will hold up a half a cubic foot of whatever.  The weight of the case remains constant.

Aura moderate conjuration; CL 13th
Slot none; Price 3,000; Weight 3 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, owl’s wisdom, secret chest; Cost 1,500

For D&D 5E:

wondrous item (kit), rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

Using the kit gives advantage to any attribute check to discover or identify clues.

Notes: Naturally, an inquisitive needs tools and this case allows them to carry several of them at once with a minimal amount of effort.  You can learn more about inquisitives here.

Image “Antique doctor’s bag” by quinet is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

One comment

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