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Tuesday Magic Item – Guardian’s Sash and Scabbard

13 July, 2021

320px-Patria_Esercito_Re_p060“The ruler’s guards are quite smartly dressed,” commented Gollaon.

“Indeed and well armed too, those sword are made by a master smith,” said Voddick.

“Well, a ruler should be able to outfit his guards in style.”

“As long as they are not equipped at the expense of good government.”

Gollaon pondered.  “Well, this one seem less tyrannical then several we have seen lately.”

Guardian’s Sash and Scabbard

These sashes are made to impress from the finest cloth or leather, often decorated with metallic threads and awards achieved by the current wearer.  They have a finely tooled scabbard, that can be worn from the sash or separately, that will adjust to hold any one handed weapon that is used by the organization that made the item.

Both parts of the set must be worn for it to be effective, the wearer chooses a person to guard.  The wearer gains a +5 bonus to Perception checks to spot any threats to the person they are guarding and gains a +4 resistance bonus to saves to resist any effect that would turn they against their charge or try to lure them from their duty.

Once per round, if they are adjacent to their charge, they may interpose themselves as a immediate action and take an attack that would hit their charge, they gain damage resistance to this attack equal to the higher of their Wisdom modifier or the Charisma modifier of their charge.

Additionally, the weapon in the scabbard may be instantly drawn and the wearer gains a +3 bonus to Initiative rolls.

Aura moderate divination and transmutation; CL 11th
Slot shoulder or belt; Price 30,000; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, owl’s wisdom, quest,shield of faith ; Cost 15,000

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (sash and scabbard), rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

Both parts of the set must be worn for it to be effective, the wearer chooses a person to guard.  The wearer gains advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks to spot any threats to the person they are guarding and gains advantage on to saving throws to resist any effect that would turn they against their charge or try to lure them from their duty.

Once per round, if they are adjacent to their charge, they may interpose themselves as a reaction and take an attack that would hit their charge, they reduce the damage they take from this attack by an amount equal to the higher of their Wisdom modifier or the Charisma modifier of their charge.

Additionally, the weapon in the scabbard may be instantly drawn and the wearer gains advantage on Initiative rolls.

Notes: Party inspired by the fact that on this date in 1814, the Italian Carabinieri, who would become the national gendarmerie of Italy, was established.

Image Image from book: Patria Esercito Re, Ulrico Hoepli, Milan, 1908, found on Wikimedia Commons and is in the public domain.

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