Aura minor transmutation; CL 4th
Slot eye; Price 6,400 gp; Weight —
This small patch of leather smells of wet dog, and no matter how many times or how meticulously it is cleaned, always has a few canine hairs sticking out of it.
Once per day, the wearer of the seadog’s eyepatch may use gaseous form as a spell-like ability. When they do so their form temporarily changes into a dog, making them incapable of speech. Any time that the wearer is in contact with or within 50 feet of a large body of salt water, they receive the scent ability and gain a +8 circumstance bonus to Swim checks.
Success on a Knowledge (nature) check to learn more about the seadog’s eyepatch reveals some facts about the unique item’s lore:
DC 15 Sometimes these enchanted pieces of leatherwork wash up on shore, and more than one merchant’s faithful canine has loped up the beach with a seadog’s eyepatch in its mouth.
DC 20 Buccaneers and scallywags are often wary of any peers that wear a seadog’s eyepatch—pirates that bear one are often live much longer than their counterparts.
DC 25 The Red’s chief adjutant was said to have commissioned the first seadog’s eyepatch, and that he used it to escape the final battle before it came to its bloody end.
DC 30 NaeraCull took care of the cowardly first mate, and once folks realized what the seadog’s eyepatch could do, duplicates began to appear throughout the region.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, beast shape, gaseous form; Cost 3,200 gp