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Icecrown (Major Artifact)

Aura strong transmutationCL 20th; Slot none; Price —; Weight 3 lbs.

DESCRIPTION

This jagged crown is composed of ice that never melts regardless of the ambient temperature. The Icecrown was crafted by Baba Yaga and has been worn by all of Baba Yaga’s daughters who have served as monarchs. When placed on the head, the Icecrown merges with the wearer so that icicles seem to grow directly from her head. Once in place, the crown can be removed only by Baba Yaga or upon the death of the wearer or the destruction of the crown. The Icecrown deals 3d6 points of cold damage per round to any creature touching or wearing it as it absorbs body heat (or 6d6 points of cold damage per round to a creature with the fire subtype).

The Icecrown grants its wearer the following abilities: fire resistance 20, spell resistance 32, and a +4 enhancement bonus to Intelligence and Charisma (with ranks in Knowledge [local] and Sense Motive, as a headband of vast intelligence). The wearer doesn’t take penalties to Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution from being of middle age or older, and retains a youthful appearance, always appearing to be the same age as when she first put on the crown. Once per day, the wearer can summon three elder ice elementals that remain for 1 hour and follow her commands. In addition, the Icecrown gives its wearer the following abilities:

Constanttongues
At willfrigid touchice crystal teleport, mirror sight*, unseen servant
3/daycontrol weatherdominate monster (creatures with the cold subtype only), ice spears*
1/dayoverwhelming presencepolar midnight

Finally, the Icecrown gives its wearer the ability to shape ice, allowing her to create or destroy walls, doors, windows, and even furnishings and decorations at will.

DESTRUCTION

The Icecrown can be destroyed only if the perpetual winter that shrouds the land of it’s origin ends and the normal course of the seasons returns. In this case, the Icecrown melts away on the first day of a new spring.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #72: The Witch Queen’s Revenge © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Greg A. Vaughan.