Saturday, 28 May 2011

three things: regalia of the grotesque

Crown of the Grotesque - This horrific, ornate crown and head-dress is made of gold and strange-scented violet flesh.  Veins of an unknown green crystal run through it.  Compound eyes shine like jewels as writhing,  tentacles tipped with tiny whispering mouths veil the head and face.  The tines are sharp, bifurcated fangs.  Wearing the crown grants 360 degree vision, a +4 competence bonus to Perception checks and darkvision to 60'.  The wearer retains their Dexterity bonus to AC even when flat-footed, cannot be flanked but cannot close their eyes or avert their gaze from gaze attacks.  Casting light or continual flame on the crown blinds it for 1d4 rounds, daylight blinds it for 3d4 rounds.  The crown's whispering can affect a single creature within 30' with hypnotism (Will DC18) once every round as a free action of the wearer.
Market Value: 30,000gp. 
Creation: 7th level, Create Wondrous Item, Quicken Spell, polymorph self, hypnotism
Orb of the Grotesque - A grapefruit-sized, slimy eye with iridescent, slitted pupil and crystalline ruby iris.  The orb must be held without gauntlets or gloves, allowing the slime on the eye to touch and faintly yellow the skin of the wielder.  Only then can the orb's wielder use one of the following as a standard action once a round.
  • Brandishing it allows the wielder to charm monster (Will save DC17)
  • Gazing into it's pupil lets the wielder use clairvoyance (at 7th-level).
Market Value: 50,000gp
Creation: 7th level, Create Wondrous Item, charm monster, clairaudience/clairvoyance.

Scepter of the Grotesque - A slender rod of green-veined purple chitin ending in a scorpion-like pincer.  This can be used to attack as a +2 flail doing 1d6+2 crushing damage.  Against opponents of Small size or less, the scepter also initiates a grab when it attacks.  The rod reacts as an extension of the user's arm and can hold objects within it's pincer.
Market Value: 30,000gp.
Creation: 7th level, Create Wondrous Item, polymorph self, mage hand.

1 comment:

  1. Cool. The descriptions of the items' appearances are the best.


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