Sphinx Riddle Reliquary

Aura strong enchantment, evocation, and illusion; CL 13th; Slot slotless; Price 11,700 gp; Weight 1 lb.


Small carnelians form an image of a sphinx on the cover of this finely-crafted, hand-held copper box.


When opened, the reliquary releases a momentary illusion overhead of a sphinx, which roars out an unsolvable riddle. Any creature other than the user within 30 feet suffers 5d6 points of sonic damage (DC 16 Fortitude save for half damage).

In addition, any creature that speaks a language hears the riddle in its own tongue and becomes obsessed with finding an answer. If the creature succeeds at a DC 16 Will save, it may take only a single move action on its next turn. If the creature fails its Will save, it is instead fascinated for 1d6 rounds.

The reliquary is destroyed by the thunderous roar.


Feats Craft Wondrous Item, Dazing Spell; Spells litany of eloquence, major image, shout; Cost 5,850 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Treasury of the Sands. © 2014, Jon Brazer Enterprises; Authors: Jesper Andersen, Jonathan Ely, Joel Flank, Wojciech Gruchala, Scott Janke, Anthony Li, Maurice de Mare, Sean McGowan, Jacob Michaels, Adam Raner, Jacob Trier, Ian Turner, Brian Wiborg

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