Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:36 pm  
[New Magic Item] Avrine's Lockpicks

I also posted this in the [Rogues Gallery] Giana Brightbuckle thread, since she is the current owner, but I'm reposting it here for the benefit of those who aren't following the Rogue's Gallery thread group.

Avrine's Lockpicks - New Magic Item

Avrine Nimblefoot is a legendary figure among the folk of Sterich and western Keoland, especially the Hobniz. She lived about 200 years ago in Istivin, and was a daring swashbuckler of a lass, living a life of wild adventures and daring deeds. Among the stories told about her are the tale of how she retrieved the jeweled crown of Cryllor County from a bugbear bandit who accosted then Count Fabius Manz on the Miller's Road on a return trip to Cryllor after a holiday in Istivin, and a wild yarn about a game of dice with the god Olidammara himself which lasted the entire Needfest holiday week and earned Avrine the enchanted lockpicks that now bear her name when she tricked the god into admitting defeat (even though he was obviously winning, the storytellers add with a knowing wink and grin).

Avrine's lockpicks are a set of exquisitely crafted thieves tools made of platinum decorated with diamonds of various colors. When used by a non-thief, they grant the user the ability to Open Locks af if he were a thief of 1/2 his current level. Example: Giana, the current owner of the lockpicks, is a 4th level halfling. When using the lockpicks, she can open locks as if she were a 2nd level thief.

In the hands of a thief, they are even more powerful, granting a bonus of +5 effective class levels when calculating the Open Locks chance on the tables. For example, Magwell, a 5th level thief, steals the lockpicks from Giana and then tries to unlock a door with them. Using the lockpicks, he has the Open Locks chance of a 10th level thief!

The lockpicks are a unique item, and worth about 5000 gold pieces if sold.