Tilmahtli of the Owl

Wondrous item, very rare (requires attunement)

This dark linen cloak bears the image of an owl with outstretched wings stitched onto the fabric. While wearing it, you can use an action to grip the edges of the cloak with both hands and raise and lower them to simulate an owl in flight. When you do so in an area of bright light or dim light, you cast an ominous shadow in a 20-foot cone. Each creature within the cone must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or take 5d6 psychic damage and be haunted by an intangible, malevolent owl spirit that has no physical form. Creatures with an Intelligence score of 4 or less are not affected. On a successful Wisdom saving throw, the creature takes half as much damage and is not haunted. A haunted creature senses the owl spirit’s presence hovering over its head even though nothing is actually there. Each time the haunted creature takes damage from a source other than this effect, it takes an extra 1d6 psychic damage and it cannot take reactions until the end of its next turn. At the end of each of its turns, a haunted creature can make another Wisdom saving throw. (A haunted creature who took psychic damage since the end of its last turn has disadvantage on this Wisdom saving throw.) On a successful Wisdom saving throw, the creature is no longer haunted. You cannot use the tilmahtli again in this way until the next dawn.

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