‘Drat! That hurts!’ Valance exclaimed as he took the electrical jolt from tapping his shield against Koram’s magical ax.
‘Oh, I forgot to tell you, when magic items are around you need to be barefoot,’ the fighter advised the priest of the Spider God.
‘Other than that, it is a great shield,’ the fighter said convincingly.
‘Then why did you give it to me?’ the cleric asked.
‘My feet are too sensitive and never grow callouses,’ Koram replied with a shrug.
‘Oh and mine will?’
‘You probably have a better chance than me, or you can ride a gigantic spider around,’ the fighter answered.
Grumbling, Valance took off his boots to give it a try.
Quite possibly either created by a deity that is part trickster or an archmage that is a little deranged, this magical shield is a blessing and a curse at the same time.
Benefit: This lightweight magical metal shield conveys a +2 to the owner’s AC, which is a great boon. In addition, anyone other than the owner who touches this shield directly (not through a weapon or another shield, but through direct contact) is dealt 1d4 points of magical damage. If the shield comes into contact (even casual, non-combat contact) with another magical weapon or shield the wielder of the shield takes 1d4 points of electrical damage regardless on any direct contact that hits, even if no other damage is dealt unless the bearer of the shield is barefoot, in which case, unless a halfling or other creature used to being barefoot, must contend with stepping on sharp objects that can deal additional damage.
Usable by: Anyone who can use a shield.