To celebrate our recent outpouring of lunar-themed content (Moon Elves’ Masquerade & Tomb of Transformation), we at WatcherDM are delighted to introduce the following four magic items as a treat! If you were searching for Dream-Themed Magic Items to Reward Your Dreaming PCs, you have been linked.
From Max Hughson, these are an excellent tool for DMs to sprinkle into any moon-themed adventure or for a player to accent a moon-touched character. They each require attunement from the worshipper of a lunar deity and bestow a few special abilities that use a daily charge system.
Do these items bear the tell-tale craftsmanship of the immortal moon elves, who think nothing of spending a century getting the pommel carvings just right? Are they strapped together out of moonbeams, welded together by focused solar rays? Did a princess hiding in a bamboo shoot distribute them to foiled suitors by way of an apology? If your campaign has a moon, it has room for these celestial treasures!
Be warned: these items are ranked as rare, so hand them out accordingly.
The Waxing Crescent
Weapon (glaive), rare (requires attunement by a worshipper of a moon deity)
The Waxing Crescent is a holy weapon forged to protect those that pray to the moons for safety and harmony. It carries within it the power of the Moons and can summon that lunar potential when the wielder brings it to bear.
This scythe was blessed with the divine powers of the moons. It gives off bright moonlight within 30ft of it and dim moonlight 30ft past that unless the wielder chooses for it not to.
The Waxing Crescent is a magic weapon, providing +1 to all attack and damage rolls.
The Waxing Crescent deals an additional 1d8 radiant damage with every hit.
The Waxing Crescent has 5 charges and can use the following spells:
Guiding Bolt: costs 1 charge to cast
Moonbeam: costs 2 charges to cast
The Waxing Crescent regains 1d4+1 charges every sunset.
The Penumbra Eclipse
Armor (shield), rare (requires attunement by a worshipper of a moon deity)
The power of the moons’ protection and defense was suffused into this shield to keep the wielder safe, as well as those under their protection. Crafted during a full solar eclipse, this shield has a similar appearance to a full moon with a small sun at its center.
This magic shield grants a +1 to the wielder’s AC, in addition to the standard +2 bonus of a shield.
The Penumbra Eclipse has 5 charges and access to the following spells:
Shield: costs 1 charge
Shield of Faith: costs 1 charge
The Penumbra Eclipse regains 1d4+1 charges each sunset
The Staff of Waning
Staff, rare (requires attunement by a worshipper of a moon deity)
As the moons fade from the sky, their power remains. However, it does change. This ivory staff was carved over the course of many nights during which the moons waned, instilling within it the power to drain magic from others.
This staff can be used as a magical focus and empowers spell casting granting a +1 to spell attack and damage rolls.
The Staff of Waning has 6 charges and access to the following spells:
Dispel Magic: costs 3 charges
Counterspell: costs 3 charges
The Staff of Waning regains 1d6+1 charges each sunset
Brooch of the Blue Moon
Wondrous Item, rare (requires attunement by a worshiper of a moon deity)
Even when the moon disappears its presence is still felt in the world. Crafted during a rare blue moon, this brooch provides its wearer with similar opportunities to vanish or be obscured. Stylized to look like a full moon with a gentle blue glow surrounding it, this brooch also gives off a low harmonious hum that only the wearer can hear when its magic is being used.
The Brooch of the Blue Moon has 5 charges and has access to the following spells:
Invisibility: costs 2 charges
Pass Without a Trace: costs 2 charges
Disguise Self: costs 1 charge
The Brooch of the Blue Moon regains 1d4+1 charges every sunset
Howl along at Home
So, what do you think of our lunar loot? The Watcher DM machine runs on audience engagement and moonlight, so unless you’re a giant reflective celestial body, let us know how we did today. Leave a comment letting us know what you think and, if you haven’t already, check out Moon Elves’ Masquerade and Tomb of Transformation. Tell your friends!