Orb of the Spider
A knock at the second story shutter woke everyone in the house up.
‘I got it,’ Valance said sleepily as he walked over to the window and opened it.
Suspended by two strands of ropey webbing was a man holding on to a strange orb from which the spidery webs projected.
‘Yeah?’ asked the priest of the Spider God.
‘Missive from the temple, your turn to make a pilgrimage, I think,’ the courier said as he handed Valance a rolled up piece of paper.
‘Duly noted,’ said Valance with a half frown. A trip into the Web Between Worlds was always tricky.
‘Say, why is it my turn when you are still holding that artifact that belongs to the Spider God?’ the priest said.
The acolyte shrugged.
‘Fickle deity?’ he offered.
Valance’s frown deepened into a smirk as he closed the shutters.
One of the treasures stolen from the Spider God is the Orb of the Spider. This magical artifact was once given to a vile and absurd champion of the Spider God and who was defeated by a champion of Locustus the Insect God and subsequently reclaimed. It is rumored that the spider folk (q.v.) are the culprits behind the theft of this magic item which has now been lost time and again to a succession of thieves and adventurers.
Benefit: The current owner of the orb can use this magic item to project up to four sticky strands of webbing from it at will. These strands of webbing can extend up to 40′ and a solitary strand can bear up to 300 pounds of weight. It takes 10 hit points of damage to sever a strand although the bearer of the Orb can cause any strand to disconnect from the item at any time. Disconnected strands of webbing turn to dust in one round (one minute).
Usable by: Anyone.