Feline Item Focus (Item Creation)

You can destroy a magic item but infuse its power into a Dreamlands cat’s body.

Prerequisite(s): Caster level 5th.

Benefit(s): You can transform a magic item into something that merges with a willing or helpless Dreamlands cat’s body. Transforming an item in this way takes 1 day for each 2,000 gp in the price of its magical features, but does not consume any additional materials. (NPCs with this feat generally charge 50 gp per day for the time spent.) The item and cat to be bound must remain nearby during each day of work.

When the transformation is finished, the magic item vanishes and becomes a permanent part of the cat’s body, as detailed below. (Staves, rods, potions, scrolls, and miscellaneous magic items not mentioned below cannot be affected by Feline Item Focus.) A fused item can’t be damaged separately from the cat, although removing the matching body part removes the item’s benefits (such as a paw fused with the essence of a magic weapon). A fused item can be dispelled and disjoined normally. You can also magically extract the item with 1 day of effort on a willing or helpless target.

A successful DC 15 Perception check reveals that the body part appears unnatural. The item can be identified normally but the DC of any skill check increases by 5 unless magic is involved.

Weapon: Choose one of the cat’s three natural attacks. The weapon’s enhancement bonus and any special qualities the weapon possesses are transferred to that natural attack. Note that the weapon’s special abilities must be those that function for a bludgeoning or slashing melee weapon (if applied to a cat’s claw) or a bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing melee weapon (if applied to a cat’s bite). The cat’s bite or claw attack may shimmer with magic power or otherwise carry a recognizable trait from the focused item (a +2 flaming dagger would, for example, result in a burning set of claws, their fires causing no harm to the cat itself).

Armor: The cat’s fur is sleek and tough and is now treated as if it were wearing the suit of armor used to make the Feline Item Focus. The cat must still be proficient in the armor type to fully use the armor, and can “remove” or “put on” the armor by concentrating for the same amount of time it would normally take to remove or put on the armor.

Ring: A patch of fur on the cat now glistens with the pattern and color of the ring, granting the cat all the ring’s powers. This uses up one of the cat’s two ring slots.

Wand: One of the cat’s eyes is transformed in color and appearance, and can fire the wand’s charges as if it were wielded normally. When the wand’s charges are depleted, the eye returns to normal. A cat can only have one wand feline item focus at a time.

Miscellaneous Item: A patch of fur on the cat in the appropriate part of its body transforms in color to match the original item. This item functions normally as if worn and uses that item slot as appropriate—only items that take up the belt, chest, feet, hands, head, headband, neck, shoulders, and wrist body slots can be affected.

If a cat already has an item in its targeted body slot (one for all items except one weapon for each of its three natural attacks and two ring slots), the previous item enhancement is replaced and fades away when the new item is made into an item focus.

Regardless, the target Dreamlands cat must be a willing participant to gain an item focus or replace an item focus.

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Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos, © 2017, Petersen Games; Authors: Sandy Petersen, Arthur Petersen, Ian Starcher.

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