Aura moderate conjuration; CL 9th
Slot none; Weight 5 lbs.
This small stone chalice is inscribed with strange markings of a creature breathing forth some kind of creature breathing forth a red mist. When filled with any kind of liquid (a full-round action), the contents change to what appears to be a potion of cure critical wounds and heals 4d8+9 hit points to any creature that drinks it before making a DC 20 Will save. Creatures that fail this save are cursed until they receive a regeneration spell; any time that they are made fatigued or eat food that is not bloody (a very rare stake qualifies) they must make a DC 20 Fortitude save or vomit forth blood, taking 1d4 Constitution damage.
Dhampir, vampire and vampire spawn that drink from a sanguine chalice treat its contents as a potion of inflict critical wounds and heal 4d8+9 hit points.
Magic Items any cup or chalice suitable for drinking from
A character that makes a Knowledge (religion) check to learn about the sanguine chalice identifies the following fragments of lore:
DC 15 This cup was the second calling card of Valthior the Valorous—every tavern he drank in fell silent when this cup appeared at the bar. None but he was ever seen to drink from it and after witnessing its healing properties, countless brawls were said to have broken out because of it.
DC 20 The etchings and style of carvings indicate that the item is no less than 700 years old, though they are otherworldly and difficult to discern easily.
DC 25 Last seen somewhere in the Klavek Kingdom, the thief Gallro'rk the Reckless made off with the sanguine chalice to parts unknown—the rogue was last seen entering the Underworld over a decade ago.
DC 30 An ancient horror, the Exsanguinator, is depicted on this cup. It once belonged to a noble in the terrifying daemon's bloody court.
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