Charts of the Fair Winds

Description:

Charts of the Fair Winds
Aura moderate divination; CL 9th
Slot none; Price 3,200 gp; Weight —
DESCRIPTION
These aged charts of thick, yellowed parchment display rough
representations of the Shackles’ major islands and the sea
lanes between them. The detailed markings on these charts
grant a +2 circumstance bonus on Profession (sailor) or
Survival checks to navigate within the Shackles.
In addition, a multitude of wrinkles, stains, and blemishes
mar the charts’ surfaces. Anyone meticulously studying
the charts notices that these markings shift over time. The
creases, smudges, and blotches on the map represent real
weather conditions (such as clouds, rain, and wind) in the
region, allowing an informed observer to determine the
current weather patterns over the islands of the Shackles. The
charts grant a +4 competence bonus on Survival checks made
to predict future weather conditions and a +2 competence
bonus on Survival checks to gain a bonus on Fortitude saves
against severe weather.
Finally, the pilot of a wind-propelled ship can make a DC 20
Profession (sailor) check to plot a course within the Shackles
using the charts. If the check is successful, the charts grant
the ship a +10% enhancement bonus to its waterborne speed
as long as it follows the plotted course.
All of the charts’ benefits only apply within the geographic
region of the Shackles. GMs with access to the Pathfinder
Campaign Setting: Skull & Shackles Map Folio might use the
elaborate player map of the Shackles included therein to
represent this item.
CONSTRUCTION
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, commune with nature,
creator must have 10 ranks in Survival; Cost 1,600 gp

Bio:

Charts of the Fair Winds

Skull and Shackarrs JimWilson