I have a player that has received an intelligent item tied to their character story whom they have taken as a cohort. I already have everything figured out based on the items abilities except I can't find an answer for a few questions involving the Cohort abilities the item can receive, all of which will determine the price of the item and its ego.
The first question is the cohorts Called ability. I'm assuming that it boosts the items enhancement bonus by +1 increasing its price, ego, and the cost to enhance the weapon as the Called weapon ability is strictly "called" out, but I'm uncertain.
Second, similar to Called, the Empathic cohort ability's third investment is treated as the spell Telepathic Bond, but does it increase ego as per the weapons communication table?
Lastly I suppose I should just ask if Perfection increases it's ego as well. As I read it yes it should but perhaps I've missed something?
Empathic: The item establishes a permanent empathic link with its owner as the familiar ability of the same name. If the character selects this advancement a second time, the bond strengthens to provide the benefits of a permanent status spell between item and master. If selected a third time, the advancement provides the character and item the benefit of a permanent telepathic bond. It selected four times, this advancement grants the character the ability to scry on his companion, as per the scry on familiar ability. If the character selects this advancement a fifth time, both the character and item gain the ability to cast discern location as a spell-like ability once per day, only to find each other.
Indestructible: The item’s hardness increases by 1, its hit points increase by 3, and it gains a permanent +1 bonus on its saving throws. If the character selects this advancement multiple times, these effects stack.
Perfection: The item gains a +1 inherent bonus to one ability score. If the character selects this advancement multiple times and selects the same ability score, the inherent bonuses from this advancement stack.
Any advice or FAQ would be appreciated, and I am open to alternative solutions/rulings though I would prefer to stay as in rules as possible.
Thanks in advance everyone!
|David knott 242|