Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pouch of Reagents

An offshoot of the bag of holding, this appears as an ornate yet mundane pouch about 15" by 8". Most of these pouches have a strap attached, so mages can sling the pouch over their shoulders.

The pouch allows an arcane caster to reach in and grab the specific material component needed for a specific spell as a free action, providing the owner has collected the component in advance, and stored it in the pouch. The mechanics of the pouch act like a bag of holding, but geared toward reagents, and is much smaller in physical size, fitting neatly onto a standard belt. The pouch weighs 5 lb. and holds 15 cubic feet of material.

Just like with a bag of holding, if the pouch is overloaded, or if sharp objects pierce it (from inside or outside), the pouch ruptures and is ruined. All contents are lost forever. If a pouch of reagents is turned inside out, its contents spill out, causing a mess of spell components which could cause a reaction. In addition, the pouch must be put right before it can be used again. If living creatures are placed within the pouch, they can survive for up to 10 minutes, after which time they suffocate.

Moderate conjuration; CL 9th; Craft Wondrous Item, secret chest, 1,000gp.

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