[New Magic Item] Orc War Gauntlet

Orc War Gauntlet

Koram watched as the orc brawler stood above the crouching archers. With a bellow the creature raised a fist bearing a leather gauntlet, pointed at the human and made a fist. Something round and shiny flew from the gauntlet and whizzed passed Koram’s head, only to shatter behind him. The fighter was about to mock the orc when he heard a commotion behind him, turning, he saw that the glass contained a goblin that seemed more than half-crazed.

With a surprised shriek Valance snapped into action, sending spiders to nip and bite at the snarling goblin while Chalk cast a spell that turned the thing into a strange jelly that whimpered and tried its best to slink away.

The orc, sensing that not enough destruction was wrought, sent another of the strange magical crystals over towards the adventurers. This time the careful gnome thief caught it and lobbed it back. Growls and threats erupted from the orcs and they retreated momentarily to deal with the fracas on their side.

A major artifact to orcs, this hard leather gauntlet looks like it has seen better days. Along the back of the forearm are four glass spheres the size of a hen’s egg. Used to spread mayhem in battle, any orc will immediately attack a non-orc wearing one of these.

Benefit: An orc war gauntlet grants its wearer +1 to AC, a punch that deals 1d6+1 damage and the ability to launch up to four glass spheres up to 40′ away. These spheres are crystallized spells of the 1st or 2nd level and must be cast with a goblin within 20′ of the caster while the caster holds or wears the gauntlet. The goblin is absorbed into the spell and resides on the gauntlet until it is launched, when the spell strikes a solid object and shatters the maddened goblin is released. This goblin has six hit points and fights to the death, in all other ways it is a normal goblin. It is said that an orc or goblin wearing the magical gauntlet can whisper to the goblin within, trying to influence the destruction they cause, but only having a 45% chance of success in succeeding.

Usable by: Anyone who can wear a leather gauntlet.

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2 Responses to [New Magic Item] Orc War Gauntlet

  1. That’s an interesting item. II like it.

  2. bat says:

    Thank you very much for the comment, Simon. I know it seems a little gonzo, but I see it as an orcish attempt to make a formidable weapon that didn’t come out quite right, but can still be annoying to opponents.The orcs are proud of this, even though it is flawed.

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