Blood of the Ox (3.5e Bodily Relic)
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Blood of the Ox
The Blood of the Ox is a Bodily Relic that takes the form of a very fine powder that flows through the blood of the person who has it, this powder wedges itself in muscle tissue and releases small amounts of strange energies that amplify the physical prowess of the person in question. The person never feels the powder running through their veins due to the fact that it is so fine, although this powder does seem to alter the mental state of the person who has it.
Nature of the Blood of the Ox
Physical Affects of the Blood of the Ox
People who have the Blood of the Ox Bodily Relic tend to be slightly taller than most others of their race, their skin is also slightly paler in color than others, and they tend to be lean and muscular with sharper features. The people who have this Bodily Relic are very slightly stronger than they would be without it.
- In game terms the person who has the Blood of the Ox has +1 to their Strength score.
Mental Affects of the Blood of the Ox
The mind of a person who has the Blood of the Ox Bodily Relic will tend to be very subtlety affected, becoming quick to anger and very slightly less intelligent, they also become slightly more resilient to emotional strife and can become addicted to substances much more quickly.
- In game terms the person who has this Bodily Relic has −1 to their Intelligence score and takes a −2 penalty to fortitude saves made to resist addiction.
Properties of the Blood of the Ox
Crafting and Transferring of the Blood of the Ox
The Blood of the Ox can be easily transferred from one person to another, all that is needed is the blood of someone who has this Bodily Relic, the blood must be strained and the powder filtered out and collected. In order for a successful transfer there must be a total of 1 lb. of powder for every 100 lbs. of weight the person receiving the Bodily Relic has. If a person who already has the Blood of the Ox is killed, bled, and all the blood in their body is collected and strained, there will be 1 lb of powder for every 100 lbs. of weight that person had.
After the powder is filtered and collected, it must then be injected straight into the bloodstream, after this is done, the person receiving the Bodily Relic must make a DC 25 fortitude save or pass out for 1 day and take 2d4 temporary Constitution Damage as their body grows accustomed to the powder. After the being wakes up they immediately are considered as having the Blood of the Ox. There is no known way to create the Blood of the Ox Bodily Relic from other materials. Only a character who has 4 or more ranks in Craft(Bodily Relic) knows any of this information, the craft DC for this entire process is (10+number of pounds of powder being used), if this DC is failed, then the entire process fails and all of the powder is wasted.
If a person that has this Bodily Relic bleeds out half of their bodies supply of blood (stretched out over a period of time equal to or less than a year) they loose the benefit of this Bodily Relic, until an appropriate amount of powder is added to their body (any such "re-injection" does not require a save, due to the fact that the body doesn't have to adjust to the powder). If the person doesn't get a "re-injection" and they were born with the Bodily Relic, then their body will recreate the powder over a years time, the person will receive the Bodily Relic again at the end of this year, if a person has a child before the end of this year, treat the person as having the Bodily Relic.
Immunities of the Blood of the Ox
The Blood of the Ox in pure powder form is amazingly resilient, it is never affected by fire or any form of heat and arcane/divine energies of level 5 or lower have no effect on it. Although, if a person is affected by a spell that moves or affects their body in some way, the Blood of the Ox is affected as though it didn't have any immunities to spells.
Occurrences of the Blood of the Ox
The Blood of the Ox is a very common Bodily Relic, found in farm towns, small trade villages, and nomadic tribes across the world, it is usually passed down through bloodlines and is a very dominant gene. If two people have a child and they both have the Blood of the Ox then there is a 100% chance that the child, whether it's a boy or a girl, will have it also. If only the father has the Blood of the Ox then there is only a 60% chance of the child having the Bodily Relic, where-as if the mother is the only parent who has the Blood of the Ox, the chance of the child receiving it is 70%. If either of the parents were not born with the Blood of the Ox, but still have it, then lower the percent chance by 10%.