Sharkeye’s Stove (Relic)

This magic item originally appeared 17 Relics by The Le Press. A relic is a powerful magic item which once formed part of the body or belongings of some great figure. See Seventeen Relics for special rules on relics.

Legend has it that a rich sea pirate by the name of Sharkeye gave up the seaman’s life to settle down and marry a woman he met on shore. When a particularly clumsy and dimwitted servant had burned his breakfast for the third time that month, he became enraged, ordering the man to sit upon the stove until he had gained some sense.

Amazingly, the man discovered himself feeling altogether cleverer and more eloquent through some unexplained magic of the stove. When word of this magic stove got out, the servant secretly auctioned off the stove at a high price. Unfortunately, he failed to realize the item’s only flaw, and found himself losing his intellect and charm the very next day.

Sharkeye’s Stove amazingly enlightens all who sit upon it, providing a permanent +2 inherent bonus to both Intelligence and Charisma when it is sat on for at least 10 minutes. However, if someone else later sits upon the Stove, the previous person immediately loses these benefits.

Strong evocation; CL 17th; Price 110,000gp; Weight 5 lb.

Comments (2)

Deb (June 6th, 2008)

Since it isn’t mentioned, sitting on the cold stove would gain a PC the same benefit and be less painful. The stove and the undearwear hardly seem to qualify as relics but they are amusing. Perhaps ole Sharkey wants his stove back and he’ll steal the underwear too.

Wil K. (June 7th, 2008)

"…ordering the man to sit upon the stove until he had gained some sense."
“Sharkeye’s Stove amazingly enlightens all who sit upon it…”

Int and Cha aren’t exactly the attributes I would associate with common sense and enlightenment. Those belong to Wis, though I could see Int as a secondary benefit.

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