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Magic Item Monday (Macabre Manses): Cowl of Insubstantial Form

cloak-rich-h1Cowl of Insubstantial Form
Aura strong transmutation; CL 14th
Slot head; Price  85,800 gp; Weight  4 lbs.

DESCRIPTION
This membranous green cowl dangles lifelessly.

The color of the membrane changes depending on the type of light reflects upon its glossy hide. It is transparent to the wearer, while opaque to the onlooker. When the cowl of insubstantial form is activated it allows the creature wearing it to gain an insubstantial form for up to 120 minutes per day. These minutes do not need to be used consecutively, but must be spent in increments of 10 minutes. This ability can be stopped as a free action (though any remaining time for the 10 minutes increment is wasted). The wearer of the cowl of insubstantial form always benefits from the +3 dodge bonus to AC that it continually provides.

HISTORY
DC 20     Some say that to make a cowl of insubstantial form, one requires the essence of an insubstantial creature, bottled to prevent its escape.
DC 25     The only way to gather these esoteric materials is to locate one of the rare living specimens that lack corporeality, requiring a DC 20 Craft (alchemy) check.
DC 30     It is rumored that the first cowl of insubstantial form was given to an elf from an elder wind elemental. So secretive are its origins, just the mere mention of the location of the first of these legendary magic items is hidden deep within a void composed of nothingness.

CONSTRUCTION
Requirements Craft Wondrous Items, 3 vials of essence from a creature with an insubstantial form, 8 lbs. of paper-thin leather or hide; Cost  42,900 gp

[Submitted by Tim Snow]

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