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Handflower of Genocide (Major Artifact)

Aura strong enchantment and transmutationCL 18th; Slot hands; Price —; Weight 1 lb.

DESCRIPTION

Fine links spread from this gold bracelet to rings and finger-capping claws. This ornament was once a vambrace of the genie, but its magic has been warped and corrupted by daemon spirit trapped within.

The Handflower of Genocide grants its wearer a +2 profane bonus to Strength and a +4 profane bonus on checks to perform dirty trick and grapple combat maneuvers. The wearer can cast murderous command at will by caressing a target with the Handflower (reducing the spell’s range to touch and requiring a melee touch attack). Once per day as a full-round action, the wearer can concentrate to locate the nearest source of mass death within 500 miles, the Handflower directs her unerringly toward the death as per the find the path spell.

If the wearer touches a creature without casting murderous command, the wearer must immediately succeed at a DC 18 Will save or be compelled to strangle the creature touched. If the wearer fails, she must attempt a combat maneuver check against the target’s CMD, including any bonuses to grapple. If successful, the target must immediately begin holding its breath, and every subsequent successful combat maneuver check reduces the time remaining until it suffocates by 1d6 rounds. The wearer can attempt a new Will save each round to stop strangling her victim, but she takes a cumulative –1 penalty for each prior failed check.

DESTRUCTION

While wearing the Handflower of Genocide, a creature must foster a romance between a protean and an inevitable, and have each kiss the bracelet to grant its blessing.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Module: Feast of Dust © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Author: Nicolas Logue.