Hot Picks from Highmoor Dungeon Expo – Part 4

Keep your valuables safe in dangerous dungeons with these three items of protection from the Year of the Angry Lynx’s Highmoor Dungeon Expo.

The best and hottest new magic items from  this year’s Highmoor Dungeon Expo chosen by our reporter Aurora Valentine

Faith Safe

There’s a contradiction in these. On the one hand a true believer would want somewhere they could put their beliefs to keep them from magical or spiritual damage. But in doing so, they open themselves up to the concept that their faith is not absolute and unshakeable. The safes are small metal cubes, about large enough to put your head inside. The Temple of Sentra, the deity of pragmatism offer a customisation service with the options including the outer finish and the engraving of holy symbols. When asked about the potential philosophical problems they gave a shrug and recited Sentra’s mantra, “better safe than sorry.”

Worry Shell

It’s important to make space and time for yourself, even if lost in a cave network or halfway up a mountain. But how do you perform self-care if you have to keep watch for giant rats or snow-wisps? For 15 minutes a worry shell will keep you protected and undisturbed. Simply place the stone on the ground of where you’re sat and a semi opaque bubble will form around you once you close your eyes and recite one of the dozen provided incantations. You need to keep the incantation going and you eyes shut else the spell will fail. I gave it a try on a balcony over Hall A and was amazed at how well the bubble blocked out all the noise from below.

Briefcase of Holding

There are fine details that when you see them, you just have to stop and admire them. I would have just walked past the Wranberos display if my eye hadn’t caught the shine of the metal finishing on the display briefcase. Made of frost teak and finished with aurock leather, it’s both sturdy and subtle. The leather has been marked with a delicate fern pattern that shimmers a little in the light, never quite revealing all of itself at once. The metal fixtures are adamantium embossed with runes of peace and prosperity. This is a high end item for the professional adventurer who knows that there is a time and place for looking messy and that is not in the city. The interior is a graded network of holding spells, allowing the briefcase to carry up to 100 kg of material before the bearer will notice any change in its weight.

Aurora Valentine is a staff and features writer for Adventurer’s Monthly. She wields the great sword Requiem, detests oozes and plays the lute badly.

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