Maddening May: Armor of the Guardian

armor of the guardian

Aura moderate abjuration; CL 9th
Slot body; Price 14,400 gp; Weight 33 lbs.
This expertly crafted scale mail is formed from thick scales of the finest steel laid on a backing of wyvern leather. Although slightly heavier than most armor of a similar style, its inherent quality is obvious, though it lacks any formal signs or symbols from any previous owners, or any sign of damage from any combat.
This +2 impervious scale mail is sized for a Medium humanoid and sparkles with a faint eldritch twinkle that has no effect on illuminating the immediate area. Three times per day, the wearer can release a powerful scream that is inaudible to all but a single target. The target is dazed for one round and takes 4d6 points of sonic damage. A successful DC 15 Fortitude save negates the daze effect and halves the damage.

Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, ear-piercing scream, fabricate; Cost 7,200 gp

Success on a Knowledge (local) or Knowledge (planes) check to learn more about the armor of the guardian reveals some facts about the unique item’s lore:
DC 20     This fine armor was created by the warlock Wassimir Kyrklan several hundred years ago for a trusted bodyguard, the tiefling fighter Kalghaler the Beast. Operating in his home city in the dusty Scorched Lands, this armor was recognized for its inherent quality as well as the brutality of its tainted bearer.
DC 25     Wassimir Kyrklan was known to be a consort in league with any and all things from HEL, although he kept his affairs very discrete. However, his many dealings attracted a fair amount of violence during his unnaturally long lifetime, and his bodyguard Kalghaler gathered fame enough for both. The tiefling’s war cry became a signature that many other infernally tainted warriors picked up for themselves, gathering all the more prestige for the devil dealing warlock.
DC 30     Wassimir was attempting to deal with a powerful barbed devil that he had summoned when a mouse passed over the threshold of the summoning circle that the warlock had chalked out, breaking the protection the circle offered. The devil—its name unrecorded—cremated Kalghaler from within his fine armor, making his screaming soul haunt the scale mail for all time, then seized Wassimir and dragged him down into HEL. The armor, along with other treasures, was claimed by various thieves after the building began falling into disrepair.
DC 35     Its present whereabouts were thought to be unknown, but the maddened King Jerrod is said to have rhymed several verses that included “the screaming scale mail of the beast” down in the subterranean swamps.
Original Creator Wassimir Kyrklan, approximately 514 years ago

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