Baba Yaga's Mortar and Pestle (5e Equipment)

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Wondrous Item, artifact (requires attunement)

A giant's mortar and pestle enchanted by the archhag Baba Yaga to act as a means of transportation. The Baba Yaga uses it whenever she leaves her hut. The image of the witch cackling as she soars across the night sky has become immortalized in folklore.

Any creature besides the Baba Yaga who attempts to attune to the item must first make a DC 17 Constitution saving throw or take 10d6 slashing damage as writhing, thorn-covered vines emerge from the mortar and slash at them.

When attuned, you can ride in the Mortar, using the pestle as an oar, the Mortar has a flying speed of 240feet. The Pestle also counts as a +3 quarterstaff and no other weapons can be used when riding in the vehicle. When taken 100feet away from one another both items lose their magic.

Weird Sisters. When riding the Mortar and Pestle and provided that Baba Yaga's font of power is active you can use an action to summon a coven of green hags complete with their cauldron. The hags appear in a spot you chose within 100feet from you (see page 177 of the monster manual for hag covens and statistics). The Hags' cauldron appears in a twirl of vines and the three hags climb out from it. The hags are under your control and obey your commands until they are killed or 24 hours have passed. In either case they return to whatever lair they came from.

Spell Turning. You have advantage on saving throws against spells while riding in the mortar. If you roll a 20 on your saving throw against a spell, the original caster becomes the spell's new target.
Random Properties. The Baba Yaga's Mortar and Pestle has the following random properties:

  • 1 minor beneficial property
  • 1 major beneficial property
  • 1 minor detrimental property
  • 1 major detrimental property

Destroying the Baba Yaga's Mortar and Pestle. Baba Yaga's pestle and mortar can't be destroyed by means other than a wish spell. However if both the pestle and Mortar are kept apart from each other for more than 100 years the magical enchantment on them fades and it becomes a non-magical object that can be destroyed by normal means.

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