Custom Chalices

August 23rd, 2017

Alex Riggs

Magic Market Archive

Today’s Magic Market is all about cups. Specifically, chalices. They’re a cool, iconic piece of imagery relating to the pseudo-medieval settings that most fantasy games take place in, they make for great treasure, and there’s plenty of examples of magical cups to draw on. But there just aren’t that many magic cups, chalices, and goblets in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. So, get ready to drink your fill with a trio of magic vessels.


Slot none; CL 20th; Weight 3 lbs.
Aura strong transmutation

This low, broad chalice is hexagonal in shape, the cup very low and wide, and carved from a single piece of emerald, with a beautiful bright green shade and sparkling clarity. It sits atop a stem made of ebony, which is carved in the shape of a man and woman, each wearing long robes, standing back to back. The man holds a staff in one hand and a book in the other, while the woman holds an orb in one hand and a knife in her spare.

Three times per day, when the chalice is filled with water, the person holding it can speak the name of any spell that can be brewed into a potion, and then drink the water. If she does so, she is affected as though she had consumed a potion containing that spell, with a caster level of 20th. If removed from the chalice, or if more than an hour passes after the name of the spell is spoken, the water loses its properties. Only one person can benefit from the chalice each time it is used, no matter how much of the water they drink.


A chalice of many blessings can be destroyed only by immersion in extremely potent acid. There are multiple sources of acid that are suitable for this task, including the breath weapons of ancient or older dragons that have acid breath weapons, and special demonic acid found only in the acid pits on the 436th layer of the Abyss.


EVERFLOWING CHALICE                                 PRICE 750 gp
Slot none; CL 1st; Weight 3 lbs.
Aura faint conjuration

These chalices vary wildly in appearance from one to the next, with many being very plain clay or wooden constructions with little adornment, deliberately intended to appear humble and unassuming, while others are crafted from gold and studded with gaudy jewels. Whatever its appearance, when the everflowing chalice is held in hand and a command word is spoken, the chalice fills with water, creating roughly 4 fluid ounces of water each time. Water created this way is pure and clean and free of disease. Three times per day, the cup can be commanded to create beer or wine, instead.

Construction Requirements                                        Cost 375 gp

Craft Wondrous Item, create water


GOBLET OF MANY SHAPES                  PRICE 125,000 gp
Slot none; CL 17th; Weight 3 lbs.
Aura strong transmutation

These pewter chalices are engraved with the images of dozens of creatures, including animals, dragons, and other strange and monstrous creatures, all ringed around the side of the cup. The edges of these creatures all fade into one another, so that it seems that each one is transforming into the next, or they are all part of some strange, massive, multi-formed being.

If the goblet is filled with at least 3 ounces of blood from a living creature, and then consumed from the goblet, the drinker is transformed into a creature of the same type, as though with the spell shapechange, except that the effect does not allow the drinker to change forms further on her own, and the effect lasts for 1 hour. The goblet can be used in this way at will, but the blood is consumed with each use, and a fresh dose must be secured each time.

Construction Requirements                             Cost 62,500 gp

Craft Wondrous Item, shapechange