Functional Fairy Gear

January 6th, 2016

Joshua Zaback

Magic Market Archive

                To start things off this year, I have made a resolution to contribute fantastic items I would enjoy playing with myself. Personally, I’ve always been fascinated by all things fey, and I remember trudging through equipment splat books looking for anything I could find to give my guy a little faerie flavor. I was always a little disappointed by what was offered, so I’ve decided to create a handful of new and interesting items with a fey bent. Enjoy!


FAERIE RING    PRICE 40,000 gp
Slot ring; CL 15th; Weight
Aura strong conjuration

                This magical ring is comprised of tiny flowers or mushroom caps woven together and kissed by a fey. The plant matter used in construction of these rings never rots and is resistant to physical destruction from day-to-day wear, though the ring can still be destroyed by damage, as normal. These rings are often gifted to mortals by powerful fey.

                The wearer of a faerie ring gains a +3 bonus on all Charisma-based skill checks made to interact with fey characters. Additionally, once per day the wearer of a faerie ring can attempt to call a fey character to his service. To do so, the wearer must chant the name of the type of fey to be summoned for a full minute without interruption. If the wearer wishes to summon a specific faerie, he must use that character’s name when chanting, instead. A specific faerie may choose to ignore the summons, in which case it may choose send another fey of equal or lesser Hit Dice in its stead; otherwise, a fey of the same type is summoned instead. Unless attempting to summon a specific fey, the wearer can only summon fey with a CR less than or equal to his own.

                Once summoned, the wearer can negotiate with the fey to enter his service for a time. The wearer has 10 minutes to complete his negotiations, or the fey may simply return from whence it came. Typically a fey will accept an offer of gold, usually requiring 50 gp per CR it possesses for 24 hours of service, during which time it will attempt to complete tasks and perform services which you request of it (though it may limit some of these tasks during negotiations). Fey creatures may also refuse gold as payment, but must offer some alternative payment which can be provided instead. Often a fey who employs this tactic finds some way to get more out of the wearer than he was expecting. In any case, the wearer cannot negotiate for more than 24 hours of service at a time, though a fey who gives its name could demand an extended contract during negotiations.

Construction Requirements       Cost 20,000 gp

Forge Ring, creator must be a fey, greater planar binding, summon nature’s ally VIII


FAERIE ROSE    PRICE 15,000 gp
Slot neck; CL 9th; Weight
Aura moderate abjuration

                A faerie rose is a naturally occurring magical phenomenon found in faerie circles which have been graced by fey nobility. Once plucked, the rose continues to live on, providing a sweet smell and a number of useful defensive benefits. Caution should be taken, however, as those who take these roses without permission from the fey noble who created the item often incur the wrath of that same noble.
                A faerie rose projects a sweet scent which renders the wearer immune to stinking cloud and cloud kill spells, as well as any scent-based abilities (such as the troglodyte's stench special ability). Additionally, a faerie rose has 10 petals which can be plucked to provide a potent defense. When the wearer plucks a petal, she chooses either to gain damage reduction or spell resistance for 1 minute. The amount of damage reduction the wearer gains depends on the wearer’s Hit Dice. If the wearer has 10 or fewer Hit Dice, she gains DR 5/cold iron; if she has 11-15 Hit Dice, she gains DR 10/cold iron; and if she has 16 or more Hit Dice, she gains DR 15/cold iron. If the wearer chooses to gain spell resistance, she gains spell resistance equal to 11 + her Hit Dice. A faerie rose regrows all of its petals once each month on the night of the new moon.

Construction Requirements       Cost 7,500 gp

Create Wondrous Item, creator must be a fey, stone skin, spell resistance


PIXIE DUST        PRICE 18,750 gp
Slot none; CL 5th; Weight
Aura faint varied

                This special dust is manufactured by pixies, using secret techniques known only to their race, and allows those who coat themselves in it to use some of their most potent abilities.  Most prized for its ability to be split among multiple individuals, pixie dust makes an effective tool for infiltration squads.

                A pouch of pixie dust contains a large amount of magical dust which can make its user invisible, as the spell invisibility, and grants the user a fly speed equal to twice their land speed with good maneuverability. A character made invisible by pixie dust cannot be detected by see invisibility or similar spells, though a true seeing spell reveals the user’s presence. Any action which would end the invisibility also ends the fly effect. A pouch of pixie dust contains enough dust for 250 minutes of invisible flight. These minutes need not be used all at once, but must be used in 1-minute increments.

Construction Requirements       Cost 9,375 gp

Create Wondrous Item, Creator must be a fey, fly, invisibility