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Magic Item Monday (Destiny Derailed): Frozen Ore Railroad Spike

1280px-CPR_Last_SpikeFrozen Ore Railroad Spike
Aura faint transmutation; CL 4th
Slot none; Price 400 gp; Weight 1 lb.

DESCRIPTION
These spikes differ from their mundane counterparts in that they are slightly heavier and flecked with silver flakes.

Frozen ore railroad spikes are used every so often to deter thieves, scavengers, and saboteurs. Once a rail is secured with one of these spikes, it can only be safely removed by casting dispel magic—otherwise, it can only be removed by physically destroying the rail around it. However, the process of hammering the spike also infuses the rail with some of the frozen ore. Items created with the scavenged rails or spikes always carry a minor curse, such as causing minor injuries, always breaking, or otherwise being troublesome.

HISTORY
DC 15     Early attempts at long distance railroads have been plagued by thieves and scavengers.
DC 20     The creation of frozen ore railroad spikes is said to involve a rare element called frozen ore and infuses them with a malicious spirit.
DC 25     Few know how to work frozen ore, but a smithy that travels with the railroad in Steamtown is known to be able to craft items from it (like the frozen ore railroad spike).

CONSTRUCTION
Requirements Craft Wondrous Items, inert frozen ore (alligatonium) fragments, make whole; Cost 200 gp

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