Items of a Feather

April 27th, 2016

Joshua Zaback

Magic Market Archive

                It’s Caori Week, a week devoted to our new sentient bird player race, the caori, introduced earlier this week in Exotic Encounters. By now I’m sure that you definitely want to play a caori or fill your game with caori NPCs, and you might been wondering what kinds of magical gear the caori might be providing to the world. The following magic items were all created with the caori in mind, but should prove useful for a wide variety of other characters.


CAORI REJUVENATION EGG                                                    PRICE 65,000 gp
Slot none; CL 15th; Weight 125 lbs.
Aura strong varied

                 This unusual item was created by the Order of Tranquil Renewal, a radical group of caori monks who believe in quiet meditation and constant renewal as a path to enlightenment. Designed as a portable meditation chamber, these large alabaster structures are shaped like massive caori eggs and can be entered by a small door in the front of the structure. While the monks mass-produced several mundane versions of these chambers, magical variations feature shining runes on the inside of the egg-like structure, which help to focus the mind and renew the body.

                A creature who steps inside the caori rejuvenation egg and seals it is completely closed off from the outside world, and is not subject to its hardships. A creature inside one of these eggs is treated as though they were in a state of suspended animation, as the spell temporal stasis, except that they are free to act as they normally would while they remain within the egg. Additionally, the renewing magic of the egg can help to reverse the adverse effects of unnatural or magical aging. For every 8 hours spent within the egg, 1 year of magical or supernatural aging is reversed. Finally, a creature who rests within a caori rejuvenation egg gains a +2 morale bonus on attack rolls, saving throws, and skill checks. Upon exiting the chamber, these bonuses last for 1 hour per 8 hours spent in the caori rejuvenation egg, up to a maximum of 24 hours.

                The egg normally does not feature a locking mechanism, though a locking mechanism can be added by security-conscious individuals. However, the caori rejuvenation egg can be destroyed by external attacks; the egg has hardness 10 and 50 hit points.

Construction Requirements       Cost 32,250 gp

Craft Wondrous Item, hero’s feast, temporal stasis, tiny hut


CAORI SONGBIRD                                                                         PRICE 25,000 gp
Slot none; CL 11th; Weight 5 lbs.
Aura moderate enchantment

                A strange curiosity among the caoris, these fine bird figures are made from gold or silver and enchanted to produce wondrous songs upon demand. Though these birds take many shapes, they very rarely resemble caoris or other large flightless birds, and usually take the shapes of very exotic birds, typically with exaggerated plumage, strange crests, and similar distinguishing features.

                These enchanted birds can be commanded to sing with a simple word in the caori tongue, allowing them to be activated as a swift action. While singing, the bird produces a magical song which grants those within 30 feet a +2 bonus to attack rolls, saving throws, and skill checks; caori in the area receive a +4 bonus, instead. The bird can be commanded to sing its magical song for up to 10 minutes each day; while this time need not be spent consecutively, it must be spent in 1-minute increments.

Construction Requirements       Cost 12,500 gp

Craft Wondrous Item, heroism


Slot none; CL 9th; Weight 1 lb.
Aura moderate transmutation

                These rare golden feathers are created by enchanting a feather plucked from a great caori warrior. The magical processes used in the ritual enchantment turn the feather gold and allow a creature who blows on the feather for 6 full seconds to transform herself into a mighty golden caori warrior.

                Activating a golden caori transformation feather is a full-round action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. Once the feather’s magic has been activated, the user is transformed into a Medium-sized golden caori, as with the spell alter self, except that the bonus to Strength is increased to +6. The transformative effects of the feather last for 10 minutes per Hit Dice of the user.

                A caori who uses one of these feathers receives additional powers and treats her natural attack as though it were 1 size category larger than it actually is. Additionally, she gains a fly speed of 20 feet with clumsy maneuverability, or, if she already has a fly speed, it is increased by 20 feet.

Construction Requirements       Cost 4,000 gp

Craft Wondrous Item, alter self