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Tuesday Magic Item – Crossroad Compass

3 January, 2023

Which way?Voddick polished the finely wrought brass and steel compass with great care.  Gollaon looked on, “You know a magic worker will be able to do more with it than you.”

“And they can buy it from me, at it full value, if they wish to do so,” replied Voddick, tucking it away in a padded pouch.

“Should I start looking for buyers?”

“Feh.”

Crossroad Compass

These items are exceptionally made, carefully and precisely aligned and construction to the best mechanical and magical alignment of purpose.

The compass serves its purpose, acting as a tool for guidance, giving a +5 competence bonus to any task that a compass would help at such as navigation or piloting.

Once a day, the owner may use it to open a passageway through the near aether, this takes a full round to visualize the path and then acts as a dimension door.

In the hands of a spellcaster, it allows more precise application of teleportation magic.  By using a round to use the compass to find the best passage, any teleportation magic cast on the next round is cast as though as though the caster was two levels higher.

Aura strong conjuration [teleport]; CL 13th
Slot ?; Price 35,000; Weight .5 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, dimension door, locate object, teleport; Cost 17,500

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (compass), rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

The compass serves its purpose, acting as a tool for guidance, giving advantage to any task that a compass would help at such as navigation or piloting.

The owner may use it to open a passageway through the near aether, this takes a full round to visualize the path and then acts as a dimension door.  Once used, the owner must have a long rest before using this effect again

In the hands of a spellcaster, it allows more precise application of teleportation magic.  By using a round to use the compass to find the best passage, any teleportation magic cast on the next round is cast as though as though the caster use a spell slot of one level higher.

Notes: For the travel and doorway theme of the month.

Image compass found on pxhere and is in the Public Domain.

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