|Moik Marathon Voter Season 8|
Aura Strong Necromancy; CL 13th
Slot Armor; Price 40,000 gp
Blackmail are +1 chain shirts with rough, dark pig-iron links adorned with yellow silk. Their surfaces are smudged with soot which won't clean off. Scrutiny reveals a pattern etched into the links that a successful DC 17 Knowledge (Religion) check identifies as symbols of Calistria.
Whenever the wearer succeeds in grappling a corporeal creature, it gains a mark of her Blackmail’s soot. Marks can only be cleaned by a Remove Curse or an application of universal solvent.
If the wearer is within 10’ of a creature she marked, she may activate her Blackmail as a magic item, casting a curse on the marked creature. The curse is negated by a successful DC 21 Will Save and makes the creature immune to that Blackmail's curse. Each mark the wearer still has on the affected creature applies a -1 penalty to its roll. On a failed save, the creature is cursed to take negative energy damage equal to any lethal damage dealt to the wearer from any source.
Any number of creatures can be marked any number of times by a set of Blackmail, but only one can be under its curse at a time. One creature can be affected by any number of Blackmail at once. A wearer cannot mark or curse herself. A curse remains in effect until either the cursed creature or the originating Blackmail’s wearer dies, or until either receives a successful Remove Curse, or the originating suit of Blackmail for that curse is destroyed.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Greater Bestow Curse, Black Spot, worshipper of Calistria; Cost 20,000 gp
I know I got the cost wrong, lacking Masterwork. In retrospect I'm not sure I could use Black Spot. And I noticed due to someone else's item during voting, that my worshipper requirement could mean that the worshipper is consumed by creation, and not that the creator needs to be a worshipper.