Monday, 17 July 2017
Treasure: Special Materials IV
Here are three more special materials from Pathfinder RPG - darkleaf cloth, greenwood, and Elysian bronze.
Darkleaf cloth is a special form of flexible material made by weaving together leaves and thin strips of bark from darkwood trees, then treating the resulting fabric with special alchemical processes. The resulting material is tough as cured hide but much lighter, making it an excellent material from which to create armor. A layered cloth armor can be made of darkleaf cloth, which makes it twice lighter. +4 CF.
The secret of greenwood lies in its harvesting. Each length is taken, with leaves still attached, from a tree animated by a treant and cut with care to avoid the death of the tree. A dryad then speaks to and shapes the wood, coaxing the living green of the leaves into the grain of the wood itself. The resulting wood remains alive as long as it is doused with at least one gallon of water (plus 1 gallon for every 10 pounds of the item’s weight) once per week and allowed to rest for an hour in contact with fertile soil. While in contact with fertile soil, greenwood regenerates as a rate of 1 HP per hour. In addition, greenwood items have +2 DR against fire damage. +29 CF.
First crafted in the deeps of time by the titans and bestowed as gifts to monster-slaying heroes among the lesser races, Elysian bronze retains the brazen coloration of its namesake but is as hard as steel. An Elysian bronze weapon gains a +1 bonus to basic damage against magical beasts (basilisks, wyverns, etc.) and monstrous humanoids (centaurs, minotaurs, etc.). Armor made from Elysian bronze gains a +1 bonus to DR against natural attacks made by magical beasts and monstrous humanoids. +39 CF.