Sunday, 7 July 2019

Treasure: Mirrors, Orbs, and Pearls

Treasure: Mirrors, Orbs, and Pearls

Here we have some more magic items from the Dungeon Master's Guide for D&D 3.5. I find it funny that the mirror of opposition was that easy to stat up. I'm omitting the pearl of power, because it cannot be adapted to GURPS.

NEW FORM MULTIPLIER FOR SORCERY ITEMS

Mirror (x0.45)
DR 0 (-20%); SM-4 (-15%); can be taken by stealth or trickery (-20%).

NEW ITEMS

Mirror of Life Trapping

Mirror of Life Trapping – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This crystal device is usually about 4 feet square and framed in metal or wood. It can be hung or placed on a surface and then activated by giving a command word. Keeping the mirror active costs 1 FP per minute. The same command word deactivates the mirror. A mirror of life trapping has fifteen nonspatial extradimensional compartments within it. Any creature coming within 8 yards of the device and looking at its own reflection must succeed in a Quick Contest of Will with the person that activated the mirror or be trapped within the mirror in one of the cells.
When a creature is trapped, it is taken bodily into the mirror. Size is not a factor, but constructs and undead are not trapped, nor are inanimate objects and other nonliving matter. A victim’s equipment (including clothing and anything being carried) remains behind. If the mirror’s owner knows the right command word, he can call the reflection of any creature trapped within to its surface and engage his powerless prisoner in conversation. Another command word frees the trapped creature. Each pair of command words is specific to each prisoner. If the mirror’s capacity is exceeded, one victim (determined randomly) is set free in order to accommodate the latest one. If the mirror is broken, all victims currently trapped in it are freed.
            Statistics: Affliction 1 (Will; Area Effect, 8 yards, +150%; Aura, +80%; Based on Will, +20%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%; Heart Attack, Variant, +300%; Magical, -10%; Malediction 1, +100%; Melee Attack, Reach C, -30%; No Signature, +20%; Nuisance Effect, Limited capacity, -5%; Requires a command word, -10%; Vision-Based, -20%) [69]. Mirror, x0.45; 32 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($300 + 32 x $320) = $21,080.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($6,000 + 32 x $1,180) = $87,520.

Mirror of Life Trapping – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This crystal device is usually about 4 feet square and framed in metal or wood. It can be hung or placed on a surface and then activated by giving a command word. Keeping the mirror active costs 1 FP per minute. The same command word deactivates the mirror. A mirror of life trapping has fifteen nonspatial extradimensional compartments within it. Any creature coming within 8 yards of the device and looking at its own reflection must succeed in a Quick Contest of Will with the person that activated the mirror or be trapped within the mirror in one of the cells.
When a creature is trapped, it is taken bodily into the mirror. Size is not a factor, but constructs and undead are not trapped, nor are inanimate objects and other nonliving matter. A victim’s equipment (including clothing and anything being carried) remains behind. If the mirror’s owner knows the right command word, he can call the reflection of any creature trapped within to its surface and engage his powerless prisoner in conversation. Another command word frees the trapped creature. Each pair of command words is specific to each prisoner. If the mirror’s capacity is exceeded, one victim (determined randomly) is set free in order to accommodate the latest one. If the mirror is broken, all victims currently trapped in it are freed.
            Statistics: Affliction 1 (Will; Apparatus, +0%; Area Effect, 8 yards, +150%; Aura, +80%; Based on Will, +20%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%; Heart Attack, Variant, +300%; Magical, -10%; Malediction 1, +100%; Melee Attack, Reach C, -30%; No Signature, +20%; Nuisance Effect, Limited capacity, -5%; Requires a command word, -10%; Vision-Based, -20%) [69].
TL3 Cost: 2 x 69 x $125 = $17,250.
TL8 Cost: 2 x 69 x $2,500 = $345,000.

Mirror of Mental Prowess

Mirror of Mental Prowess – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This mirror resembles an ordinary looking glass 5 feet tall by 2 feet wide. The possessor who knows the proper commands can cause it to perform as follows.
-          Read the surface thoughts of any creature reflected therein, as long as the owner is within 10 yards of the mirror, even if those thoughts are in an unknown language. The caster must be able to see the reflection to read the reflected creature’s thoughts, even if he doesn’t know the language or the subject is not sapient. He must make an IQ roll, modified for range penalties between the mirror and the subject (see p. B550). If the user wins, he can “hear” the subject’s surface thoughts as a voice in his head. Received thought comes at the speed of speech. The caster can maintain this effect for as long as he wishes without further concentration. If he switches to another person, he must stop reading his current subject and roll a Quick Contest with the new subject. If he loses, he may try again, at a cumulative -2 per repeated attempt on that subject in the past hour. Should he critically fail, he cannot read that person again for 24 hours. Activating this effect costs 1 FP, and maintenance costs 1 FP per minute.
-          View other places as if with Scrying 10 (maximum range 5.6 miles).
-          Use it as a portal to visit other places. The user first views the place with the scrying function, then steps through the mirror to the place pictured. In all other aspects, it works as Create Gate.
-          Divine future for creatures that are seen through the mirror or that are reflected in the mirror as per Divination (GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 19).
Statistics: Divination (Apparatus, +0%; Accessibility, Only reflected creatures, -10%) [45/5=9] + Mind Reading (Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%; Magical, -10%; Nuisance Effect, Must see the reflection, -5%; Universal, +50%) [39/5=8] + Scrying 10 (Apparatus, +0%) [115/5=23] + Warp (Accessibility, Only to the scrying place, -15%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%; Extra Carrying Capacity, Extra-Heavy, +50%; Magical, -10%; Requires Concentrate, -15%; Tunnel, Before, +100%) [205].
TL3 Cost: 2 x 245 x $125 = $61,250.
TL8 Cost: 2 x 245 x $2,500 = $1,225,000.

Mirror of Opposition

Mirror of Opposition – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This item resembles a normal mirror about 4 feet long and 3 feet wide. It can be hung or placed on a surface and then activated by speaking a command word. Keeping the mirror active costs 1 FP per minute. The same command word deactivates the mirror. If a creature sees its reflection in the mirror’s surface while being within 8 yards of the mirror, roll a Quick Contest of Will between the creature and the mirror’s user. If the creature loses, an exact duplicate of that creature comes into being. This opposite immediately attacks the original. The duplicate has all the possessions and powers of its original (including magic). Upon the defeat or destruction of either the duplicate or the original, the duplicate and her items disappear completely. The mirror functions up to four times per day.
Statistics: Affliction 1 (Will; Area Effect, 8 yards, +150%; Aura, +80%; Based on Will, +20%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%; Disadvantage, Enemy (Evil Twin; Hunter; Constantly), +40%; Extended Duration, Permanent, +150%; Limited Use, 4/day, -20%; Magical, -10%; Malediction 1, +100%; Melee Attack, Reach C, -30%; No Signature, +20%; Requires a command word, -10%; Vision-Based, -20%) [57]. Mirror, x0.45; 26 EP.
TL3 Price: 2 x ($200 + 26 x $320) = $17,040.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($4,000 + 26 x $1,180) = $69,360.

Mirror of Opposition – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This item resembles a normal mirror about 4 feet long and 3 feet wide. It can be hung or placed on a surface and then activated by speaking a command word. Keeping the mirror active costs 1 FP per minute. The same command word deactivates the mirror. If a creature sees its reflection in the mirror’s surface while being within 8 yards of the mirror, roll a Quick Contest of Will between the creature and the mirror’s user. If the creature loses, an exact duplicate of that creature comes into being. This opposite immediately attacks the original. The duplicate has all the possessions and powers of its original (including magic). Upon the defeat or destruction of either the duplicate or the original, the duplicate and her items disappear completely. The mirror functions up to four times per day.
Statistics: Affliction 1 (Will; Apparatus, +0%; Area Effect, 8 yards, +150%; Aura, +80%; Based on Will, +20%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%; Disadvantage, Enemy (Evil Twin; Hunter; Constantly), +40%; Extended Duration, Permanent, +150%; Limited Use, 4/day, -20%; Magical, -10%; Malediction 1, +100%; Melee Attack, Reach C, -30%; No Signature, +20%; Requires a command word, -10%; Vision-Based, -20%) [57].
TL3 Cost: 2 x 57 x $125 = $14,250.
TL8 Cost: 2 x 57 x $2,500 = $285,000.


Orb of Storms

Orb of Storms – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This glass sphere is 8 inches in diameter. The possessor can use Control Weather 6.
            Statistics: Control Weather 6 [222]. Gem, x0.4; 89 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($20,000 + 89 x $320) = $96,960.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($400,000 + 89 x $1,180) = $1,010,040.

Orb of Storms – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This glass sphere is 8 inches in diameter. The possessor can use Control Weather 6.
Statistics: Control Weather 6 [222].
TL3 Cost: 2 x 222 x $150 = $66,600.
TL8 Cost: 2 x 222 x $3,000 = $1,332,000.

Pearl of the Sirines

Pearl of the Sirines – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
When held in hand, this pearl enables its possessor to breathe in water as if she were in clean, fresh air. In addition, it grants the possessor Amphibious (p. B40), Speak Underwater (p. B87), and Terrain Adaptation (Underwater) (GURPS Martial Arts: Yrth Fighting Styles, p. 24).
            Statistics: Amphibious (Magical, -10%) [9] + Doesn’t Breathe (Gills, -50%; Magical, -10%) [8] + Speak Underwater (Magical, -10%) [5] + Terrain Adaptation (Underwater; Magical, -10%) [9]. Usually On. Gem, x0.4; 13 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($70 + 13 x $320) = $8,460.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($1,400 + 13 x $1,180) = $33,480.

Pearl of the Sirines – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
When held in hand, this pearl enables its possessor to breathe in water as if she were in clean, fresh air. In addition, it grants the possessor Amphibious (p. B40), Speak Underwater (p. B87), and Terrain Adaptation (Underwater) (GURPS Martial Arts: Yrth Fighting Styles, p. 24). Costs 1 FP/hour.
            Statistics: Amphibious (Apparatus, +0%; Magical, -10%) [9] + Doesn’t Breathe (Apparatus, +0%; Gills, -50%; Magical, -10%) [8] + Speak Underwater (Apparatus, +0%; Magical, -10%) [5] + Terrain Adaptation (Underwater; Apparatus, +0%; Magical, -10%) [9].
TL3 Cost: 2 x 31 x $175 = $10,850.
TL8 Cost: 2 x 31 x $3,500 = $217,000.

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