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Tuesday Magic Item – Heart’s Secret Pen

26 July, 2022

Writing with careGollaon took the letter and slipped it into a sheepskin pouch.  “We will see it safe to your . . . friend.  Fear not.”

Voddick nodded and followed behind.  “I spared a glance at the letter while they were writing it, I could not make heads of tails out of it.”

“The pen they were using, it makes the writing secret so that only the intended person can truly read the letter.”

“That is quite useful, come with some terrible curse though, yes?”

“Well, it does require some of your heart’s blood to function . . . or so I have been told,” admitted Gollaon.

Heart’s Secret Pen

These pens are well made and elegantly crafted, hidden somewhere upon them is a symbol of love, but one must search to find it.These pens never clog and make writing with them easy and pleasant. Reason enough to have one.

But their true power comes with a cost, when one wishes to hide the true nature of a missive, the user can use the pen to draw a drop of blood (costing the user a single hit point).  This renders the letter unreadable except by the person it is intended for.

Use of magic or skills to try and decipher the letter may be able to puzzle out the broad strokes of the hidden letter but never the details.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 2,500; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, arcane mark, secret page; Cost 1,250

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (ink pen), uncommon

As above.

Notes: I may have done something similar in the past.  But lovers need ways to slip their letters past the watchful eyes of well, everyone.

Image edited from The Letter Writer by Frans van Mieris, from the Rjiksmuseum and is in the Public Domain.

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