Locking and Unlocking Charm
‘May I see that scroll?’ Vistis the Blue Mage asked Stork.
‘Certainly,’ the sorcerer replied as he grabbed his scroll case and tried to remove its cap. He made a confused face.
‘What is wrong?’ the illusionist asked.
‘It seems to be stuck,’ replied the wizard as he pulled harder, straining.
‘This isn’t funny, what if we needed that scroll right now?’ Vistis asked.
Stork looked around the room of the inn and saw a pair of dwarves looking at him and snickering. One held a curious silver object in his hands. The wizard’s eyes narrowed.
The dwarves hurriedly finished their drinks as Stork tried to untie the strap on his spellbook. It too was held fast. When he looked up the dwarves were gone.
‘Where to?’ Vistis asked.
‘To interrogate a pair of dwarves,’ Stork snarled.
This magic item appears as a silver walnut. Created to be a foil, or at least to delay, wizards that may be hostile to the bearer.
Benefit: This silver enchanted item has a small flat space that would indicate a ‘bottom’ on one of the shells and allows the talisman to sit flat without rolling. If the shell is turned at the seam where the two halves of the shell meet clockwise (orientating from the ‘stem’ and using the bottomg to gauge up and down) all items that can be tied with cord or twine, bound with a strap, sealed with a cap or lid are affected as if by a Lock spell. Turning the shell counterclockwise has the effect of a Knock spell. Does not work on actual locks, radius 60′. Using the applicable reverse spell will give the desired effect to any thwarted by this magic item.
Usable by: Anyone.