Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Magic Item: Gentle Sting of Juren

Gentle Sting of Juren: A delicate and ornate magical construct of gold and copper and glass in the shape of a bee the size of a small human's hand [AC3; HD 1/4; hp 2; Mv 210' (70'); Att 0; Dam 0; Sv F1; Mr 12], the Gentle Sting may be used by its owner and activator as a scout within a 400' radius -- the construct will transmit a simple two- or three-word description of what it sees. However, its true purpose is the administering of potions.

Any potion may be loaded into the glassy abdomen of the Sting with the correct command word. A second command word sets a trigger -- vocal command, a certain situation, after a given amount of time elapses, etc -- for the Sting to deliver its dose and to whom. When acting on its command the Sting plunges the fine platinum sting that gives the construct its name into the target, dispensing the potion within a round.

It is conceivable that the Gentle Sting may also be used to deliver poisons.

6 comments:

trollsmyth said...

Awesome!

Or, to provide the highest compliment I feel is possible: stolen! ;)

- Brian

taichara said...

Awesome!

Or, to provide the highest compliment I feel is possible: stolen! ;)


Excellent! Glad you enjoy it ;3

Badelaire said...

The "screw with your players" factor on this idea is just too high to resist...

taichara said...

The "screw with your players" factor on this idea is just too high to resist...

There's a few different options, isn't there? ;3

trollsmyth said...

Oh my, yes. Combining a pair of these with the potion miscibility table from the 1e DMG would just be evil.

Fun, but still evil. >;)

taichara said...

Oh my, yes. Combining a pair of these with the potion miscibility table from the 1e DMG would just be evil.

Fun, but still evil. >;)


I always did like that table ... ;3