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White Peacock Crown

Wondrous item, very rare (requires attunement)

This ornate headpiece is crafted of white gold, inlaid with lapis lazuli and spangled with dozens of jewels. Similar to a helm of brilliance, this item is bejeweled with enchanted stones that hold magical powers. A newly crafted white peacock crown holds 10 sapphires, 20 emeralds, 30 blue topaz, and 40 pearls, though when found it typically has only 1d10 sapphires, 2d10 emeralds, 3d10 blue topaz, and 4d10 pearls remaining.

Once all jewels have lost their magic, the crown loses its powers and the gems turn to worthless powder. Removing a jewel destroys it. Until its jewels are depleted, the white peacock crown has the following magical properties:

  • The wearer can detect shapechangers at will as a bonus action. This functions as detect magic, but it detects only transmutation magic used to alter a creature’s shape (such as alter self, enlarge/reduce, or polymorph), as well as detecting creatures with the shapechanger subtype or that have the ability to change their shape, such as oni, vampires, and druids with the Wild Shape ability (creatures even if they are currently in their natural shape).
  • Any weapon you wield deals an additional 1d6 damage (of the same type the weapon normally deals) to shapechangers, including all those detectable by the crown’s detect shapechangers ability. Any regeneration ability of a shapechanger you strike is suppressed until the beginning of your next turn.
  • The wearer never takes penalties from hot or cold natural environments and ignores the first 5 points of damage from any cold or fire effect.

Unlike a helm of brilliance, the white peacock crown provides no fire resistance and cannot explode as a result of fire damage.

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