A humongous beetle erupted through the floor of the tower ruins, tipping over the table at which Chalk and the others were gambling. It clacked its mandibles menacingly.
“We really need to move!” Chalk shouted as he cast a spell at the enormous bug. “Everyone seems to know where we are!”
Valance grabbed his cloak and headed for the poorly patched up door.
“Where are you going?” the wizard asked.
“I bet whoever sicced that thing on us is nearby,” the priest of the Spider God said and then he began mumbling a prayer to his awful god.
A Bug Pendant is thought to have originally been given as a reward to faithful priests of the insect deity Locustus (q.v.). Very rare, these pendants often appear as a crystalline ant, bee or mantis. Those who attempt to sell this in magic shops often find themselves infested with hordes of insects.
Benefit: Three times per day the owner of a Bug Pendant may command (but not summon) either hordes of small insects, 1d6+2 small to medium sized insects or 1d4 large sized insects in a 30′ radius. This does not affect spiders or other arachnids, only insects.
Usable by: Anyone.