Helm of Governance (Minor Artifact)

Slot head; CL 20th; Weight 3 lbs.; Aura strong abjuration


The helm of governance is a specialized magical helm of telepathy improving upon the standard helm by incorporating additional unique spell-like abilities available to the wearer upon command.

This helm masks the wearer’s face and functions as a helm of telepathy combined with an amulet of proof against detection and location. The wearer can cast disguise self at will and benefits from discern lies and true seeing at all times. The helm provides complete protection from all gaze attacks and all forms of mental control. The helm also interfaces with illusory effects, allowing the wearer to see and hear through certain illusions as though those illusions acted as scrying sensors.

Once per day as a swift action, the wearer of the helm of governance can utter the Azlanti word for “stop,” which causes a time stop effect. Similarly, up to three times per day as a swift action, the wearer can say “insufficient” in Azlanti, which targets a creature within 300 feet with greater dispel magic.


The helm is forever tied to its wearer, even unto death. Only by killing the helm’s owner can this artifact be destroyed.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #126: Beyond the Veiled Past © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Thurston Hillman, with Robert Brookes, Eleanor Ferron, Crystal Malarsky, and Scott Sharplin.

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