Monday, April 6, 2009

Magic Item: Harvester's Arrow

Harvester's Arrow: This innocently-named enchanted arrow is in fact a shaft of living wood; its tip is simply hardened heartwood and is of one piece with the arrow-shaft, and the fletching is made up of vanes of tiny, living leaves. Some harvester's arrows appear to be crafted from rose briars; others from mistletoe and yet others resemble holly or more exotic or unnatural plants.

However, the arrow is far from innocent. When fired it acts as an arrow +1. However, upon impact the arrow's tip burrows into the flesh, sprouting masses of rapidly-growing roots and inflicting 1 hit point of damage each round until torn free -- and such an action inflicts 1-6 hit points of damage as the roots rip free of their fleshy anchors.

If a harvester's arrow kills its target, the arrow will grow into a sapling at remarkable speed, with glossy green-black leaves and dark bark. The sapling then produces a single blood-red fruit resembling a peach, which -- if consumed -- will heal 1-6 hit points for the consumer.

Harvester's arrows are normally found singly; never will more than 1-4 will be discovered at a time.

5 comments:

Chgowiz said...

Ouch! Cool. Ouch! Cool.

I may have to ponder this lil item for some additional types of arrows.

taichara said...

@Chgowiz:

Ouch! Cool. Ouch! Cool.

I may have to ponder this lil item for some additional types of arrows.


Sweet --

Ogg said...

Excellent new magic item. I'll take an assortment. Really neat.

taichara said...

@Ogg:

Excellent new magic item. I'll take an assortment. Really neat.

Thank ye kindly :3

Anonymous said...

I know what my ranger is getting :D