Legacy of the Forlorn
Cape of the General
A cape of the general functions as a +2 cloak of resistance and also provides a +2 enhancement bonus to the wearer’s Charisma and Intelligence scores. When worn by a character with elven blood, the item grants a +4 morale bonus on saving throws made against fear effects to all elven-blooded allies within a 30-foot radius.
Faint abjuration and transmutation; CL 5th; Craft Wondrous Item, eagle’s splendor, fox’s cunning, remove fear, creator must be elf or half-elf; Price 38,000 gp; Weight 1 lb.
This item first appeared in Dragon Magazine #328.
Savage orc and goblin tribes universally feared the mighty elven armies of ancient times, but the elves’ celebrated victories were in great part due to the cunning and charismatic generals who led them in battle. In those legendary days, the leader of each elven host wore a cape made out of glistening night-blue silk with myriad silver runes imprinted around the collar. This garment served to display the officer’s rank, but was also magically endowed to help him in his duties. Most of these cloaks went to the grave with the generals who wore them, but fortunate tomb robbers occasionally stumble upon a cape of the general. In modern elven society, very few of these garments remain, but some are still handed down from one generation to the next.