Tuesday Toot – G+ is
closing gone. When it was alive things happened. Things unexpected. Great things. Whilst my creative output is only modest, I thought I’d hold something up into the living light, something that came about purely because G+ existed … This is a toot to G+.
The Master’s Hoard is a compilation of quirk-some magic items which I posted on my G+ page over a period of weeks. The compilation of magic items can be downloaded for free here: Link
:: Portable Pocket of Pickpocketing ::
Allows the possessor to reach into someone else’s Bag of Holding
The item looks like a pocket-sized bag or large handkerchief with a rip/tear in it.
It is believed that these items are faulty (or damaged) Bags of Holdings. It is also possible that they were made deliberately. Please note, all references to ‘Bags of Holding’ in this item write up include ‘Portable Holes ‘.
The ripped portion of the item is inherently unstable, and is seeking to ‘anchor’ itself in the ‘non-dimensional space’ of a normal Bag of Holding.
Mechanic – When the item is within 60 feet of a (normal) Bag of Holding, the rip in the item will automatically form an inter-dimensional conduit (i.e. link) leading into that nearby Bag of Holding.
In this way, the item will allow the user to reach into the linked Bag of Holding. Things can be taken out, or placed into the linked Bag of Holding. The hole is too unstable to allow living beings to move through it.
This item could be used as a ‘shortcut’ entrance to one’s own Bag of Holding, or to allow two people to share the same Bag of Holding.
Predictably, thieves prize these items as they can ‘pick-bag’ a person’s most treasured possessions in relative safety. The thief might even plant ‘evidence’ in the linked Bag of Holdings to implicate others.
Sometimes these items will have thieves cant sayings embroidered around the rip, a translation might read.:
“Money is a miser’s passion, not a thief’s”
“Hunger makes a thief of any man”
“The traveler with empty pockets will sing in the thief’s face”
The item tends to link to the nearest Bag of Holding, if there is a choice.
When not linked to a Bag of Holding, anything put inside the item falls through the rip. However, anything held partly in/out will look odd. The bit poking through the rip will look ghostly transparent.
The two main limitations of the item are:
(i) when the item links (or detaches) from a Bag of Holding, there is a slight tug on the Bag of Holding that the perceptive might notice;
(ii) other than moving away from the location, there is no way to readily detach the item from a linked Bag of Holding.
One might imagine a ‘Big-Bad’ pulling the characters’ own items out of their Bag of Holding and using them against the party – even handing these out to his goblin henchmen like candy!
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