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Flawed Orb of Gold Dragonkind

Flawed Orb Of Gold Dragonkind Item25

Unique Artifact Enchantment Magical

Usage held in 1 hand; Bulk 1

While carried, a Flawed Orb of Gold Dragonkind grants its owner resistance 30 to the Breath Weapons of gold dragons. The owner also can sense if there are any dragons within 10 miles, or any gold dragons within 100 miles. When within 1 mile of a dragon, they can determine the direction to the dragon and the dragon’s age category (such as young, ancient, or wyrm).

Activate [two-actions] envision, Interact Frequency Three times per day; Effect You attempt to overwhelm a dragon’s mind-while you cannot control the dragon, you can render it immobile for a short time. Choose a dragon within 60 feet; the dragon can attempt to resist the orb with a DC 30 Will saving throw (or higher with orb shards). Gold dragons take a -4 circumstance penalty to this saving throw. Any stun from this activation ends if the dragon is attacked or otherwise subject to a hostile act other than that of the orb.

  • Critical Success The dragon is unaffected.
  • Success The dragon is stunned 3.
  • Failure The dragon is stunned for as long as the orb’s wielder Sustains the Activation.
  • Critical Failure As failure, but hostile actions don’t end the dragon’s stun.


Each Orb of Dragonkind contains the essence and personality of a powerful dragon. The Orb of Gold Dragonkind was the most powerful of them all, until it was shattered. Reconstructed at great expense by enslaved spellcasters, the Flawed Orb of Gold Dragonkind is a shadow of its prior self, yet it remains a potent weapon against dragons of all types.

Destruction A Flawed Orb of Gold Dragonkind is resilient, but its imperfect nature leaves it vulnerable. It can be damaged or even destroyed by mundane attacks (Hardness 40, HP 200, BT 100). It has weakness 30 to the Breath Weapons and Strikes of gold dragons.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #149: Against the Scarlet Triad © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, with Tim Nightengale and James L. Sutter.