Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jingle Bells

Rathgar hustled his companions into the chamber and pushed the stone door closed.  Panting heavily he dropped his rucksack and started digging through it. 

"I've got spikes" Nimble offered.  

"I've got better" Rathgar replied, as he pulled a leather strap attached to a brass loop.  It jingled as the half a dozen silver bells on the strap rang out together.   He slipped the ring over the door handle moments before the door shook with the impact of several sweaty orcs trying to bash their way in.  One of the bells on the strap shook, and broke off, disappearing before it hit the floor.  

"That'll keep us safe for now."  Sighing, Rathgar slid to the floor.  Lets get some rest, and then we'll see what we can do about avoiding those orcs."

Jingle Bells are decorative looking straps of silver bells on a loop or hook that when slipped over a door handle cause an arcane lock to come into effect.  The arcane lock functions as if cast by a level 10 caster for up to 8 hours.  They also increase the damage resistance of a door by 5 during that time, and protect the room as per the protection from evil spell.  Jingle Bells are almost never found new, and usually have 2d10 charges remaining, each charge being represented by a silver bell which drops off the strap every time a charge is used.  

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