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Tuesday Magic Item – Comfortable Saddle

10 May, 2022

Saddle up!Gollaon leaned back, “This is the nicest saddle I have ever had.  Why could we not have had these before?”

“Because we are simple mercenaries who cannot afford the finer things in life,” replied Voddick.  “But you speak truth, these saddles are fantastic.”

“We should try and make them part of our pay.”

“Superb idea.”

Comfortable Saddle

These saddles are always decorated, sometimes ornately, sometimes simply, but decorations seem to be part of the enchantment process to create these magic items.  Some are made from exotic leather but this does not seem to actually be required to make them but seems to have become common perhaps so that the creators can pad out the price.The saddle is comfortable both for the riddle and the mount it was designed for, and they are made for all sorts of riding animals, most animals are as happy they can be to be saddled with these saddles.

The rider is quite comfortable, in fact, normal travel is positively relaxing.  Every four hours of normal riding, no pushing for speed, no combat, counts as one hour of rest.  The only disadvantage to this is the rider is only half awake suffering a -4 to Perception checks and to their Initiative.

Additionally, the wearer gains a +4 equipment bonus to resist fatigue or exhaustion caused by riding.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 5th
Slot saddle; Price 2,500 + masterwork saddle; Weight by saddle type
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, sleep, unseen servant; Cost 1,250 + masterwork saddle

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (saddle), uncommon

First and second paragraph as above.

The rider is quite comfortable, in fact, normal travel is positively relaxing.  After six hours of normal riding, no pushing for speed, no combat, can be counted as a short rest.  The only disadvantage to this is the rider is only half awake suffering a -4 to their passive Perception and disadvantage to their Initiative.

Additionally, the wearer gains advantage on any saving throw to resist exhaustion caused by riding.

Notes: Riding is one of the main forms of transportation in most fantasy worlds, therefore someone would find a way to make it more comfortable.

Image by Linnaea Mallette on PublicDomainPictures.net and is in the public domain.

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