[Dicember 2021] Dryblades


Dryblades can appear as rustic paddles or a matched set of oars of various lengths (rowboat, longship, or galley). Woodworkers make them from the wood of specific trees that grow in arid and secluded locations, and have them consecrated by water spirits or Wavespeakers. They remain remarkably dry in all conditions, even when submerged.


[Dicember 2021] Tapecutter


This red pen features a worn and stained platinum nib, an impossibly comfortable ribbed grip, and a translucent red handle that glows faintly. It will only write in red ink, but that ink will change to match the document's as needed. It radiates transmutation magic.

[Dicember 2021] Child's Coin

Child's Coin

This ancient silver coin bears a child's head on one side and a figure with a bow on the other with the inscription in an equally-ancient language that translates to two proper names. It has seen many hands, but it remains in excellent shape for its age. It radiates enchantment magic.


[Dicember 2021] Elemental Ice

Elemental Ice

This unmelting piece of ice fits comfortably in a human hand, but it radiates intense cold. An eternal blizzard over an icy landscape can be seen by looking deep within the crystal.

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Elemental Ice is a physical piece of the plane of ice. It functions as the material component for the plane shift spell when traveling to the ice plane.

Chunks of Elemental Ice sometimes fall from ice paraelementals or mephits upon death. Those with the correct knowledge and materials can use Elemental Ice to summon (or recreate) an elemental of various size and strength. Sometimes elementals can spontaneously reform from Elemental Ice, especially if enclosed in a small space like a backpack, or if the environment is cold.

Direct contact with Elemental Ice causes 1 point of damage per turn to unprotected flesh, but resistance to cold negates this damage. If it's pressed against a metal weapon, it allows the weapon to deal an additional 1d6 cold damage on a successful hit, but causes a -2 to hit if the wielder needs to hold the ice against the weapon. Some tinkers have rigged cages to hold the ice against the weapon, which negates the penalty to hit.

Elemental Ice can freeze liquids on contact, and may ruin magic potions by freezing. It can also negate magical fire as a dispel magic spell cast at 5th level. If the dispel magic works against at least mid-power fire magic (a 3rd level effect or greater), the ice sublimates and disappears with the sound of cracking lake ice.

Prompt: Ice, #2 in the 31-part Dicember 2021 challenge, as created by Brian Bird and promoted by Dyson Logos. Wombat's Dicember 2021 List of Posts.


Image credit: Thomas BressonCC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

[Dicember 2021] Moonstone of Returning

Moonstone of Returning

This tiny polished moonstone measures about 1 cm per side and a few mm thick. It radiates mild conjuration magic, and catches the eye with glints of light.

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