Treasures of the Unicorn

October 25th, 2017

Josh Zaback

Magic Market Archive

It’s Unicorn Week here at Necromancers of the Northwest, a week devoted to the idea of horses with a single horn. Unicorns are among the most famous and wondrous of magical creatures, called the lord of beasts and the maiden’s friend. Unicorns excite the imagination and call to mind the classic fairy tales of varied cultures and influences. What better way to celebrate these famed mythical creatures than with some blind consumerism! Let’s buy some cool unicorn stuff!


RAINBOW SADDLE                         PRICE 30,000 gp
Slot none; CL 15th; Weight 25 lbs.
Aura strong illusion

Made of fine leather and sewn with glittering pearls and golden studs, even this gleaming jewelry is overshadowed by the swirling leather of these saddles.  Normally the saddle merely shimmers, but when placed upon the back of an intelligent good-aligned creature, it fills the air with prismatic fog and bolts of rainbow light.

These fine saddles are typically designed for horses or horse-like creatures, though saddles sized for riding dogs, lions, and more exotic creatures are said to exist. When worn by an intelligent good-aligned creature, the saddle projects a 20-foot radius of swirling mists and bright lights that most creatures can see through, but that cause blindness and pain in evil creatures. Evil creatures have a 20% miss chance against the creature and its rider (if any). Additionally, evil creatures within the area with 5 or less Hit Dice are blinded; evil creatures within the area with more than 5 Hit Dice are sickened, instead.  

Construction Requirements                        Cost 15,000 gp

Craft Wondrous Item., scintillating pattern


SHIELD OF THE UNICORN                          PRICE 40,180 gp
Slot shield; CL 13th; Weight 45 lbs.
Aura strong abjuration

This huge round shield is made of steel and plated in purple and gold. A detailed image of a rampaging unicorn is proudly emblazoned across the whole shield in ivory relief.  

In addition to functioning as a +2 tower shield, a shield of the unicorn constantly protects the wearer as though with a protection from evil spell. Additionally, when the wielder uses the shield to gain cover, if she successfully saves against a spell cast by an evil creature that targets her and allows a saving throw, that spell is turned back upon the caster.

None of a shield of the unicorn’s unique abilities count as an enhancement bonus equivalent, and it is treated as a +x-equivalent shield for the purposes of the cost of further improving its magical abilities.

Construction Requirements                        Cost 20,180 gp

Craft Wondrous Item., protection from evil, spell turning


UNICORN SPEAR                                        PRICE 36,302 gp
Slot —; CL 13th; Weight 6 lbs.
Aura strong universal

This straight wooden spear of polished bamboo is topped with a gleaming and carved horn taken from a unicorn felled in battle against evil. For the wicked, these spears serve as grim trophies, and for the good, they serve as powerful symbols of struggle against evil.

In addition to functioning as a +1 holy spear, these weapons automatically bypass any damage reduction possessed by evil creatures. Additionally, as a free action made as part of making an attack, the wielder of a unicorn spear can choose to add his Charisma bonus to the attack roll. He can do this up to 3 times per day.

If an evil character wields the spear, it bestows a negative level upon the character as long as he wields it. However, if the character possess a moderate or stronger evil aura, instead the spear turns more sinister in appearance and functions a +1 unholy spear which automatically bypasses the damage reduction of good creatures. The spear otherwise functions normally, and returns to normal once it is removed from the hands of such a creature.

None of a unicorn spear’s unique abilities count as an enhancement bonus equivalent, and it is treated as a +3-equivalent weapon for the purposes of the cost of further improving its magical abilities.

Construction Requirements                       Cost 18,302gp

Craft Magical Arms and Armor, limited wish