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Archimedes’ Heat Ray

Wondrous item, rare

Archimedes of Syracuse was a brilliant engineer and scholar. His inventions and mathematical discoveries revolutionized countless intellectual fields. One such story is told where Syracuse was under siege by the Romans by sea. Archimedes constructed a series of parabolic mirrors to reflect the rays of the sun and burn down the Roman ships sailing to invade. With a helping of magic, these mirrors prove to be a far deadlier instrument. The mirror stands 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide and is required to be used while in direct sunlight. With magic amplifying the heat, the mirror projects a line attack 10 feet wide and 1000 feet long dealing 2d6 fire damage per turn. Double this damage against flammable objects and structures and halve this damage against living creatures.

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