Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NEW MAGIC ITEM: SCROLL OF BEAR-TALKING.

The first person to read the words on this scroll (even a glance) will be forever able to converse with bears in their own vernacular (including part-bear creatures such as owl bears, gorilla bears, and koduka). When they speak with bears it will sound to everyone else like they are just saying the word “bear” over and over again, but bears will understand them and they can understand the bears.

The magic words will disappear following the first reading, so only one may benefit from this miraculous and curious item.

XP VALUE: 100

GP VALUE: -

NEW MAGIC ITEM: RING OF SPELL BURNING.

Any spellcaster who wears this ring may choose to change one of their memorized spells to burning hands as they cast it. They will cast it as a magic-user of their own level, even if they are a cleric, druid, illusionist, ranger, paladin, etc.

XP VALUE: 750

GP VALUE: 3,000

THE GROUNDS 33T LIBRARY.

33T LIBRARY. Five zombies stagger about the room and one man sits on a sofa reading a book.

5 Zombies (AC 8; MV 6"; HD 2; hp 9 each; #AT 1; D 1-8; SA Always lose initiative; SD Limited spell immunity; XP 38 each)

The man is Harald Hollow. He is alive but he looks so dishelved and smells so stinky that the zombies have assumed that he is just another one of them.

Harald Hollow, Neutral male human Fighter (AC 9; MV 12"; F5; hp 34; #AT 1; D Dagger; SA Disease; XP 429)

Harald is intent on reading his stack of light novels with names like "Goblin Hunter X", "Dungeon Delver Riki", and "Romance of the Unicorn and the Griffon". He will neither attack, nor help adventurers against zombies. He is so slovenly that his attacks have the same chance of causing disease as a giant rat.

If the library is searched there are hundreds of Harald's light novels, but these are worth only about a copper piece each. Most of the other books are moldy and valueless, but there are two notable exceptions. The first is an illusionist's spell book holding audible glamer, detect invisibility, detect magic, improved phantasmal force, invisibility, and wall of fog. The second is a scroll of bear-talking wrapped inside of a ring of spell burning.