Bead of Incubation

Aura moderate abjuration; CL 9th; Slot —; Price 2,250 gp; Weight — or 5 lbs. (see below)


This round orange bead is approximately 4 inches in diameter. Initially created by lizardfolk to safely transport their young during emergencies, it is also used by raiding parties to heal a badly wounded member. When the command word is spoken, the bead of incubation expands to a 5-foot diameter sphere. Willing creatures touching it while it is expanding (up to 1 Medium creature, 2 Small creatures, or 4 Tiny creatures) become enveloped by the bead. The total weight of the bead with creatures inside is 5 lbs. Once expanded, no additional creatures can enter. If the bead is destroyed with creatures inside, the creatures wake up and are unharmed by the bead’s destruction.

Creatures encased within the bead of incubation are rendered unconscious, and their health is sustained by its magic for up to 18 hours—they require no air, food, or water while remaining within the bead. Dying creatures automatically stabilize upon being enveloped by the bead’s magic. Enveloped creatures heal hit points and ability score damage at double their normal rate and receive a +2 resistance bonus to all saving throws to remove negative levels while encased in the bead. The expanded bead of incubation cannot be permeated by harmful gases, inhaled diseases or poisons, or spells like cloudkill.

The bead maintains an ambient temperature that is comfortable to the encased creature. The bead can be targeted with spells as a single object while creatures inside are treated as having total cover.

After 18 hours, the bead of incubation breaks apart, freeing the enveloped creatures, restoring them to consciousness.


Feats Craft Wondrous Item, Special creator must have 5 ranks in the Heal skill; Spells life bubble; Cost 1,125 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Lizardfolk. © 2015, Jon Brazer Enterprises

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