Thursday, April 30, 2009

Magic Item: Kirfeshi's Spellchick

Kirfeshi's Spellchick: An automaton constructed of gold and coral and crystal, the spellchick is so finely crafted as to resemble a living chick with golden beak, coral feet and onyx eyes. Its coat of silken fluff neatly conceals the arcane clockworks that operate beneath its golden skin.

The spellchick is a boon for any magic-user or elf with a taste for scribing magical scrolls. If the chick is permitted access to a scroll, on a worktable for example, before the final enchantments are laid, it will hop across the parchment, pecking at the inscriptions and correcting any errors it may find in the diagrams or text. These corrections increase the enchanter's chances of successfully enchanting the scroll.

Unaugmented, the spellchick grants an additional 10% chance to the enchantment roll. It may be fed with special "feed" -- arcane mixtures of ground precious metals, dragon talon, lily-of-the-valley harvested at midnight, liquid jade and more exotic materials, mixed with white cornmeal -- which will increase the bonus by 5% for every dose fed to the chick. These feeds will cost 100-1000gp per dose, and are unique to each form of spell or other scroll.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Cutest magic item EVER! And so useful too.

taichara said...

@Chris:

Also best idea ever stolen from a typo ;3

trollsmyth said...

Puns for the win!

I must admit, though, when read that you had an article about a "spellchick" my first thought was that you were channeling the Evil DM. ;)

Oddysey said...

If I was running a regular fantasy game right now, I'd use this just to get the pun groan. Maybe I can find a way to work it into the megadungeon . . .