Hellhound Pelt

Sentient, pyro-maniacal hellhound pelt

Category:
cape/cloak/robe
Description:

It is a battered and singed black hellhound pelt that smells of smoke. Its eyes gleam with an inner fire. Its mouth is open in a sort of evil grin flashing wicked fangs.

Wielder requirements: None.

Base properties: It reduces heat criticals against the wearer by 10 points (ignoring Tiny Heat crits). It has three charges per week for it’s Fire Breath; the wearer can cast a fire breath from the mouth of the pelt.

Bonus properties increase in relation to the wielder’s Affinity with the pelt’s spirit. All spell-like abilities use the sword skill ranks to determine duration instead of spell casting ranks.

Affinity: This represents the affinity with the pelt’s spirit and his desire to burn things, particularly living creatures. Starting score: 1, or if owner knows a fire spell it starts at 5.

Affinity modifiers:

Owner gains a level: +1d5

Owner damages a creature using fire: +1 (max 1/day)

Owner destroys a creature using fire: +1

Owner does not use the fire breath ability in a meaningful way for one week: -2

Owner flees a fight with a cold-base creature: -5

Affinity score 0 or lower, Angered: Loses all base properties. There is a cumulative 5% chance per day that the wearer does not damage someone with fire that the pelt will turn on its wearer at an inopportune time delivering a +50 Medium Heat critical.

Affinity score 1-4, Unsatisfied: Loses all base properties and functions simply as a warm cloak.

Affinity score 5-11, Normal: Wearer can use all base properties normally.

Affinity score 12-24, Satisfied: The RR bonus increases to 20 and also ignores Small Heat crits. The pool of charges increases from 3 to 5 and the wearer can opt to spend 2 charges when invoking the fire cone increasing it to Large criticals.

Affinity score 25+, Pleased: The RR bonus remains 20, plus the wearer now ignores Medium heat crits.

Bio:

The pelt still holds the sentient spirit of the hellhound. It’s not evil, but has penchant for fire. A wearer that quenches it desire to burn things will find it a loyal companion, much like a well fed dog. It does have a mind of it’s own and exerts enough freewill to fuel it’s fiery disposition should the wearer deny it.

Hellhound Pelt

Ingerland Andaeson