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Tuesday Magic Item – Animal Pal Amulet and Collar

19 July, 2022

Watching youGollaon took a sip of tea, leaned back and said, “That master of hounds is a clever one.”

“What brings that on?” asked Voddick as he speared a sausage.

“Well, beyond his natural talent with the dogs, he uses some subtle magic to communicate with them.”

Voddick nodded.  “So, we should be careful what we do when the dogs are watching?”

“Good point.”

Animal Pal Amulet and Collar

These amulets are very idiosyncratic to their owners, often having ties to the animals they love, such as a locket with miniatures of beloved pets inside, amulets in the shape of cats or dogs, or other such designs.  While some of them may seem a bit tacky to others, they have strong associations to the original owner.The amulet is attuned to a particular broad type of animals (cats, dogs, hunting birds) allowing the wearer to communicate with those animals in a basic fashion, this provides a +5 competence bonus on Animal Handling checks with such animals.

The collars provide the reverse effect, it allows the animal to communicate back, also in a basic fashion, to the wearer of the amulet.

After a certain amount of time together with animals wearing the collars, usually at least six months, the animal may take the aid another action to help the amulet’s wearer as a free action.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 5th
Slot neck; Price 1,500; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, detect thoughts; Cost 750

Each collar has a price of 500 and a cost of 250 to make.

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (amulet or collar), uncommon (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

The amulet is attuned to a particular broad type of animals (cats, dogs, hunting birds) allowing the wearer to communicate with those animals in a basic fashion, this provides advantage on Wisdom (Animal Handling) rolls with such animals.

The collars provide the reverse effect, it allows the animal to communicate back, also in a basic fashion, to the wearer of the amulet.

After a certain amount of time together with animals wearing the collars, usually at least six months, the wearer and animals with collars have access to the pack tactics ability in combat

Notes: Suggested by my lovely wife and it just seemed fun.

Image Cat amulet from the Third Intermediate Period of Egypt (1069 BC –664 BC ) from the Louvre Museum, found on Wikimedia Commons, and is in the Public Domain.

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