A distinctively sharp and somewhat minty smell alerts travelers to the presence of redpitch pines, trees that have grown around Otari since before the town was founded. Redpitch wood isn’t much prized, as it catches fire dangerously quickly and burns fast, but its flammable sap is useful in many alchemical concoctions. Eager alchemists here often make volatile concoctions with redpitch pine sap, including incendiary bombs.
Redpitch bombs are martial thrown weapons with a range increment of 20 feet. They explode when the bomb hits a creature or object.
Redpitch Bomb — Item 1+
Rare, Alchemical, Bomb, Consumable, Fire, Splash
Usage held in 1 hand; Bulk L
Activate [[one-action]] Strike
Sap from redpitch pines, if properly distilled into a gummy, incendiary mass, ignites when exposed to the air. A redpitch bomb deals the listed fire damage, persistent fire damage, and splash damage. Many types grant an item bonus to attack rolls.
Type lesser; Level 1; Price 3 gp
The bomb deals 1 fire damage, 1d4 persistent fire damage, and 1 fire splash damage. On a critical hit, the target is clumsy 1 until the start of your next turn.
Type moderate; Level 3; Price 10 gp
You gain a +1 item bonus to attack rolls. The bomb deals 2 fire damage, 2d4 persistent fire damage, and 2 fire splash damage. On a critical hit, the target is clumsy 1 until the start of your next turn.
Type greater; Level 11; Price 250 gp
You gain a +2 bonus on attack rolls. The bomb deals 3 fire damage, 3d4 persistent fire damage, and 3 fire splash damage. On a critical hit, the target is clumsy 2 until the start of your next turn.
Type major; Level 17; Price 2,500 gp
You gain a +3 bonus on attack rolls. The bomb deals 4 fire damage, 4d4 persistent fire damage, and 4 fire splash damage. On a critical hit, the target is clumsy 3 until the start of your next turn.
How or why might this be relevant to Eleukas, Lisavet, and Wendlyn? Last week’s chapter of The Shroud of Four Silences was entitled, “The Redpitch Grove,” and this week’s is, “The Last Gullcracker.” Could they be related? Only readers following along will know for certain. Make sure you don’t miss an entry in the serialized novella by Liane Merciel by ensuring you’re getting marketing emails from Paizo!
Tuesday, November 25, 2020