Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Magic Items in Athanor

Many, if not most, magic items in Athanor are actually items of Ancient technology. Crystal balls are remote viewers, flying brooms and carpets are actually hover technology that roughly approximates such items, some wands are actually energy weapons, flaming swords are plasma-assisted weapons, magic armor is made of ceramic alloys... most magic in this case is actually sufficiently advanced technology.

It is in this context that I propose some additional magic items for Athanor:

Pyroclastic Lance/Firelance
The Firelance is a three-foot long weapon that looks like a truncated lance with a flared handguard at one end and a hole at the other. A single button on the handle triggers the weapon.

The pyroclastic lance fires a cone of superheated plasma with a range of 30 feet spreading at the far end to a width of 30 feet. Any target in the cone takes 3 dice damage (save for half) and easily ignitible items will catch fire.

A pyroclastic lance has five charges. It can be recharged by placing a specially-crafted piece of orichalcum crystal in a sealed chamber in the handle. Such an item will cost 150 GP.

Personal Shield
The personal shield surrounds the wearer in a protective aura of shimmering light. The Shield is worn as a belt with a simple switch on the buckle. Once activated, the shield will absorb up to 30 hit points of damage, after which the item will deactivate itself to regenerate its circuits. This takes 12 hours. The shield will run out of power after a total of 1 hour of use. It can be recharged by placing a specially-crafted piece of orichalcum crystal in a sealed chamber on the belt. Such an item will cost 150 GP.