Shield of Ur
The same woodsman who earned the
Axe of Ur from a genie who
was freed when the woodsman Ur cut down the tree the genie was imprisoned
within, later earned this prize in his woodcutting travels.
One wintry afternoon, while on his way through
the woods the woodsman came across the scene of a great, rabid grizzly bear
attacking a brown badger near a riverside. The grizzly was about to lay
the final blow to crush the smaller creature, or so the legend goes, when
it saw Ur the Woodsman and so turned to attack him for a larger meal. As the
bear charged, Ur stood his place, and taking his axe - in a flash of winter
sunlight - he clove the grizzly's great head in two.
Turning to see the condition of the brown badger
and finding it in a poor state of health, the woodsman took it home with him
to nurse it back to health. That evening, while sitting by the fireside with
the wounded badger wrapped in cloth close to the warmth, the old woodsman
fell into a light slumber. Suddenly, as the darkest part of the night passed
and the fire quietly crackled, there was a loud whooshing sound and the sound
of furniture being knocked aside. The woodsman leapt to his feet, reaching
for his trusted axe, when before his eyes there stood the same great
genie who had bestowed upon him the very axe he held in his hands.
The genie bowed elegantly and thanked the woodsman
for once again saving him from a nasty fate. In return he asked the woodsman
what he would have. The woodsman thought about it a moment asked for a cloak
which would help him keep warm in his hunting. The great genie bowed, clapped
his magnificent hands together and disappeared. Resting upon the woodsman's
shoulders was the warm pelt of the grizzly bear which he had slain.
This great mantle can be recognized by the tattoo
of a crescent moon and star just inside the neck of the cloak. The cloak
doubles as a shield against all attacks, granting its wearer a +3 armor bonus
to armor class and a +3 resistance bonus to saving throws. Any attack against
the cloak feels much the same as if one had swung against a steel wall.
The cloak grants its wearer the ability to pass without trace and
camoflage (src: Magic of Faerun, pg. 83). The Shield of Ur doubles
as either a shield or a heavy cloak.
Caster Level: 9th;
Prerequisites: Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Craft Wondrous Item, camoflage, pass without trace;
Market Price: 36,900 gp;
Weight: 2 lb.