Skull and Shackarrs
Aura faint necromancy; CL 5th
Slot see text; Price 10,800 gp; Weight 300 lbs.
Named for the goddess of piracy, strife, and sea monsters, this
figurehead must be mounted on the prow of a ship function.
Once per day, a ship carrying Besmara’s Bones can inflict a curse
on an enemy ship struck with a successful ramming attack. The
target ship must succeed at a DC 14 Will save or its pilot takes
a –4 penalty on Profession (sailor) checks to control the ship.
In addition, the cursed ship can never gain the upper hand in
ship-to-ship combat (Skull & Shackles Player’s Guide 9). The curse
inflicted by the figurehead cannot be dispelled, but it can be
removed with a break enchantment, limited wish, miracle, remove
curse, or wish spell. In addition, once per day, Besmara’s Bones
can be used to cast false life (CL 5th) on the captain of the ship
carrying the figurehead. A ship may not have more than one
figurehead, magical or otherwise, mounted on it at one time.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, bestow curse, false life;
Cost 5,400 gp