Amulet of the Silent
Koram never heard the thug approach and suddenly the sap struck him on the back of the head, he dropped to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Chalk was next, then Navnen. Valance heard it all, he screamed, nobody heard him. A short man strolled into the room rubbing a small silver talisman between a thumb and forefinger.
‘Why?’ the priest of the Spider God asked.
‘I wanted you to hear us coming. You need to talk to the boss about your gambling debts,’ the man replied with an oily smile.
‘Will they be okay?’ Valance asked.
‘We have no beef with them,’ the man said. ‘They will recover and be fine. You, on the other hand, are coming with us.’
Valance slumped forward, apparently in despair and resignation. He was calling to the Spider God in quick prayer, calling for great spiders to come and save him.
This small amulet is shaped like an ear in silver and allegedly was made for a master thief who used this spell on his victims when they were sleeping who often awoke to being not only robbed but also rendered deaf, an often perplexing and maddening situation.
Benefit: Once per day the bearer can invoke the power of this magical amulet to render up to 1d4 people within 20′ (bearer’s choice of targets) deaf for 1d4 days, or less if the owner of the magic item decides to end the effect earlier. This deafness is complete and short of a Wish or Limited Wish spell irreversible. Save versus Paralysis at -1 to avoid the effects of this talisman. This effect may cause madness (15% chance) the first time it is used on a target due to the shock and horror of suddenly being rendered deaf, subsequent uses are not insanity inducing.
Usable by: Anyone.