A reward in my Oriental Adventures campaign. Posted here for my PCs to reference. I am using the nemuranai tag for OA magic items since in Japanese Mythology magic items are not forged or made (this is seen as disrespectful to the indwelling spirit). Instead the items awaken through various processes – spontaneously, or through powerful magic.
Inspired by Legend of Five Rings.
Wondrous Item (blindfold), legendary (nemuranai, requires attunement by a ninja)
Omen: Whenever one of the blindfolds features are triggered or used (except blindsight) your eyes glow fiery red and emit red smoke like energy. Your eyes can be seen through the blindfold unsettling foes.
This black blindfold is made from spidersilk and can be donned as an action. While worn by a ninja, it grants its wearer the following benefits depending on the attuned characters proficiency bonus:
- Shinobi Sight I. You gain blindsight out to 10 feet.
- Devious Eavesdropper. Once per day on command, you can use detect thoughts as the spell. The save DC is 13, or 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier, whichever is higher.
- Spider’s Silence. When you kill a creature, the creature’s space is filled with a magical silence for 1 minute that no sound can pierce through.
- Dark Moon Rising. You may cast darkness a number of times per day equal to half your proficiency bonus (rounded down).
Nemuranai were man made items of exceptional quality that had had their kami awakened, either through the skill used in creating them or through their association with great deeds. These items can usually only be attuned or used by a single person. They grow in power as the hero who owns it also grows in fame, honour and power.