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Candle Crown

Wondrous item, very rare (requires attunement)

This wreath of enchanted holly is surmounted by a sextet of enchanted candles radiating a gentle golden light that warms the bodies and spirits of all those nearby. While you wear it, you gain the following benefits:

  • You may set a candle crown alight as an action. While lit, it sheds bright light in a 20-foot radius and dim light 20 feet beyond that. You and creatures within 20 feet of the candle crown are enveloped with warmth and can tolerate temperatures as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit without additional protection. If you wear heavy clothes, you can tolerate temperatures as low as -100 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, your allies gain a +1 on their saving throws against becoming frightened as long as they can see you.
  • You may pluck 2d4 holly berries from the candle crown after each dawn. These function as goodberries but also provide a warming effect. A creature who has consumed at least one of these berries can tolerate extreme cold, as described above, for 1 hour per berry eaten.
  • You may create a barrier of warding flame at the edge of a 20-foot-radius sphere from the candle crown.

Creatures within this area are protected from extreme cold, as described above. The warding flames block of line of sight, giving creatures on either side of the barrier total concealment from each other. Crossing the barrier from the outside deals 1d6 points of fire damage and illuminates the creature, as faerie fire, for 1d6 minutes. Creatures crossing the barrier from within is harmless but attempting to return incurs the same damage and illumination from the faerie fire. If you leave the warded area, the barrier disappears, and the effect ends. Once the warded area is created, you may remove the candle crown and set it down without disturbing it. The crown can’t be used this way again until the next dawn.

A candle crown’s flames cannot be extinguished by strong winds, though they cannot burn underwater.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Dragon’s Hoard #2 © 2021, Legendary Games; Lead Designer: Jason Nelson. Authors Matt Kimmel, Michael “solomani” Mifsud, Scott D. Young, Mark Hart, and Jeff Ibach.