I entered the Paizo Publishing RPG Superstar contest and the first 32 finalists were chosen today, sadly I was not one of them. My entry is not flashy and is not a simple use item. Its RP uses for both DM and PC are not obvious when you first read it. With a little creative thought some great roll play many ideas can easily be found in this little item. I must admit this the first time even looking into the Pathfinder system and admittedly I could not add as much system “Polish” as I would want. With all that said I thought I would share my entry with all of you and let you judge for your self, I hope you like it.
Cane, Griznole’s Gnarled
Aura: moderate Illusion, Transmutation CL: 7th Slot: Hand Price 12,500 Weight: 1.5 lbs
Griznole’s gnarled cane looks like an ancient and well-used piece of driftwood about 3’ long. Once per/day when the wielder speaks a command word while striking the cane on the ground they are instantly aged into the extreme age range for their race. They appear and sound as if they were an elderly member of their race, including mannerisms and movement. All of their movement is halved, and Str and Dex are both reduced to 10.
All clothing, armor and items in the user’s possession, excluding items held in the wielders hands are transformed into nondescript robes and remain undetectable and unusable (armor bonuses from items and all magical effects remain). Any items equipped unless held in the users hands while the user is transformed are also absorbed until the canes effects have ended.
An observer may attempt to see the user’s true self with a Perception check DC 30. With a successful perception check: “You see what looks to be a superimposed double image of the subject, one young one old overlapping each other.”
Three ways the cane’s effects can ended and it does so instantly with a loud pop audible within 50 feet.
- Wait 8 hours for the effect to end
- No longer wield the cane
- Come in contact with liquid of any kind
Construction Requirements: Craft Wondrous Item, Alter Self, Fabricate, Mislead Cost: 8,500 gp