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Polar Ram

Aura strong transmutation; CL 12th; Slot —; Price 6,000 gp; Weight 8 lbs.

Description

This fearsome ram carved from water-resistant wood, covered in pitch, and then sheathed in bronze slices through up to 5-foot-thick ice as easily as a hot knife cuts through butter. The ram weakens ice of greater thickness, but it cannot completely penetrate the frozen material bringing the ship to a complete stop. The ram weighs only 8 pounds and measures 1 foot in length and is 6 inches wide. When the command word is spoken, the ram affixes itself to the ship’s bow, automatically adjusting its size to accommodate the ship’s dimensions and gives the vessel sufficient berth to safely pass through an ice floe or ice field. Speaking the command word again detaches the ram from the ship and returns it to its normal size and shape. The ram leaves a visible trail of ice-free squares in its immediate wake, though free-floating patches of ice may quickly fill in any gaps. Despite its ability to carve through ice, the magical ram deals no additional damage to objects or creatures it strikes, including icebergs and creatures with the cold subtype.

Furthermore, the ram can cuts through ice only when attached to a seafaring vessel and not in its in normal form.

Construction Requirements

Feats Craft Wondrous Item; Spells control water; Special creator must have at least 5 ranks in Profession (sailor); Cost 3,000 gp.