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Tuesday Magic Item – Dragonheart Amulet

22 February, 2022

The San Martinos Chuch marble dragon from Lucca, Italia.n

Gollaon paced nervously as they waited in the antechamber.

“Be calm, my friend,” said Voddick.  “It is not like you to be so ill at ease.”

“I just am not comfortable around . . . them,” the last part was said as a whisper.

“Well, it cannot be helped, sometimes we just have to confront those at the top of the treasure pile,” Voddick said.

“Truth.  But still . . . them and their direct servants throw me off my game.”

“Take a deep breath and relax.  They are just another tyrant and we have deal with many of those.”

Dragonheart Amulet

These amulets are made for members of the various draconic houses, often serving as badges of authority as well as symbols of loyalty.  As symbols of the houses, they are usually worked in the colors and motifs usually used by that house, for example House Hazolai (“Highest Lightning”) works their amulets in crystal and gold designed to catch the light and envoke the image of lightning.

The amulet is primarily defensive, providing the wearer with a +2 natural armor bonus (or a +1 enhancement bonus to the natural armor of a draconic wearer) and resistance 5 to an energy type set by its creator.  Once a day, as a bonus action, they can draw upon the vitality of their patron to gain 1d10+10 temporary hit points for one hour.

But such benefits do have a potential cost, once, the dragon who presented it may transfer half of the damage they have recieved from an attack to the wearer of the amulet.  They are usually loath to do so without dire need, but ultimately, their lives are the most important.

Aura strong abjuration and necrourgy; CL 13th
Slot neck; Price 20,000; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft wondrous item, limited wish, mage armor, protection from energy; Cost 10,000

For D&D 5E:

Wonderous item (amulet), uncommon (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

The amulet is primarily defensive, providing the wearer with an armor class of 12 + Dexterity (or a +1 bonus to armor class of a wearer with a draconic bloodline) and resistance 5 to an energy type set by its creator.  Once a day, as a bonus action, they can draw upon the vitality of their patron to gain 1d4+14 temporary hit points for one hour.

But such benefits do have a potential cost, once, the dragon who presented it may transfer half of the damage they have recieved from an attack to the wearer of the amulet.  They are usually loath to do so without dire need, but ultimately, their lives are the most important.

Notes: Another dragon-themed item for this month’s RPG Blog Carnival.  Beware of dragons bearing gifts?  Not that you could easily refuse a gift from one of the dragons if you are a member of their draconic house.

Image found on Public Domain Clip Art.

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