Scepter of Oathbreakers and Liars
Valance suddenly began glowing a pale blue.
Faces shown at the window of the inn. There was a commotion as several of the local militia poured into the room.
“There is the arch-liar!” one of the men announced and pointed at the priest of the Spider God.
“Okay, fine. I conjured the spiders and yes, their venom put people to sleep,” Valance blurted out, waving his arms in the air.
Chalk looked over at the cleric and cocked an eyebrow as the militia lumbered forward.
“Why didn’t you just confess before all of this?” the wizard asked. “Now we have to fight them.”
“I heard a rumor that if I found that bird tipped rod of theirs that I could reverse the situation,” Valance replied.
Chalk lobbed a strange spell at the men who stopped still suddenly.
“Your gambling is going to get us all killed one day!” snorted Chalk.
A strange magical device, the Scepter of Oathbreakers and Liars is used by the lawful to weaken and expose those guilty of lying to the bearer of the magical rod, but in the hands of the accused the scepter only bolsters their fabrications, which keeps sages and scholars scratching their heads. In appearance the scepter is made of intricately carved oak with a silver raven on the tip.
Benefit: If the bearer of this magic item is lied to the liar glows a strange bluish color and has 1d4 fewer hit points when in direct combat with the current owner of the Scepter of Oathbreakers and Liars. If an oath is broken made to the bearer of the magical scepter the oathbreaker glows a yellowish tint and also has 1d4 fewer hit points when in combat with the bearer of the magical rod. The effective radius of this glow for either case is within 60′ of the bearer of the magic item. If, for some reason, the liar or oathbreaker gains possession of this magic item he or she may tell one Perfect Lie (as per the spell-q.v.) within 60′ of the previous owner and all negative effects are negated. Confessing will also negate these effects.
Usable by: Anyone.