Luck of the Fey Gold Coin

Lucky CoinLuck of the Fey

This magical coin effects venture slightly into the Meta-gaming realm.
The small coin is made of pure gold and usually has the likeness of a Half-Elven king on the face. No one who has ever held or used the coin can seem to recall if they recognize the king, or even too many details about the coin design. The reverse is almost always imprinted with an apple tree of some sort.

The holder of the Luck of the Fey coin has the benefit of good luck and fortune. When dealing with merchants or situations of trade those in possession of the coin will find prices 5-10% more favorable. The words just seem to come out right when striking a deal.

In addition, holders of the coin will likely notice small fortuitous situations such as narrowly avoiding stepping in a puddle, or having a great hair day. Conscious use and attention on the coin should result in a string of small, lucky circumstances.

Once per gaming session the possessor of the Luck of the Fey can re-roll any single roll of the gaming session. (GM discretion may add a second for longer running games). The re-roll must be called and can only apply to the very last roll made by the player.

Drawbacks / Quirks

The problem that all holders of the coin seem to have is that it somehow ends up appearing common-place before long. It slowly starts to escape memory. It gradually becomes easy to forget, misplace, or even spend with other coins. Even careful inspection of the coins in hand will have them all appear normal unless the possessor is purposefully looking for the Lucky coin. The coin has come into possession of many holders and left others by simply making a sale or purchase.

Upon casting Identify, the lucky possessor will become aware of the conditions of using the coin. They will also become aware that in order to maintain possession of the coin, the bearer must constantly be aware of the item and hold it in the forefront of their thoughts. Nothing more will be revealed.

As the game rolls on, if the player does not specifically note things such as, “I have my coin.” “I put my coin into my pocket before I go.” “Yes, we are ready to go on our quest… I have my coin, and all other gear.” It should be assumed that it has likely been spent when the tab was paid, forgotten on the rail in the privy, or a silver put in the pocket instead of the preferred gold coin. The coin does have four small holes through it as part of the design. Many have made it into a button, necklace, or other jewelry. At some point, the jewelry finds a way of coming apart as mention of the coin subsides.

It becomes harder for the character to recall details about the coin and the last time they saw it when not in direct contact with it. If some time has gone by without using the coin, someone asking, “Where was the last place you saw it?” may bring a brief flash of memory and an attempt at recovery.

Any true non-elvish fey, such as pixies or dryads and the like, within 15 feet of the coin can sense it’s presence. If they see it, they will become covetous of the item and want it for their own. Many of those who have held the coin often believe the fey have come and stolen it while they slept. Fey creatures may even perseverate on the item for a time, and it’s loss can bring a time of grieving.

The person to possess the coin the longest was Harbern Thistlestump. A halfling who offered worship to the Lady of Luck as his deity, he seemed well suited to the coin. An unfortunate incident with a gnoll caused Harbern to lose long range focus in his left eye. He could only see things immediately in front of the eye. He fashioned the Luck of the Fey into the inner part of an eye patch. He was able to keep a sharp eye on the coin for a full two and a half years before he set it down in a market square while admiring a jade pipe.

GP /XP Value – 1,000

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