Scarf of Knowledge (5e Equipment)

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Wondrous item, artifact (requires attunement by a creature of non-evil alignment)

Inscribed in invisible runes on these scarves are the words, "The Right To Learn," which always appears in the written language the viewer is most familiar with. Any sentient viewer can understand this phrase even if they don't know any written language, the thought of it appearing in their mind when they observe it.

As long as this scarf is attuned, the wearer becomes able to comprehend any language it hears, hearing it as if it was their natural language. Additionally, when they read any language, a glowing blue illusory overlay appears over the words (But only visible to the user), showing it translated to their written language as cleanly as possible. After 7 days, they begin to absorb the languages they've contacted at an advanced rate. Any languages they come into contact with from the moment they attune to the item they learn over the course of a month, having a perfect recall of the language as well as the languages they already know, including words and phrasing that they haven't seen or heard from the same languages. As long as the wearer is attuned to the item, they cannot be affected by a feeblemind spell, and cannot be affected by illusions or charms unless they choose to be. Additionally, their fall speed is reduced to 60 feet, and they take no fall damage, gently gliding down even slower when within 5 feet of the ground (Not affecting movement speed mechanics). Whenever they are gliding, the invisible runes begin to brightly and visibly glow blue and white.

Additionally, the wearer can use an action to communicate with others within 10 feet of themselves even if communication is otherwise impossible, and when doing this they release a pulse of bright white light sourced from the scarf that momentarily expands as a sphere out to the area, giving them 6 seconds to communicate telepathically (Typically only affecting role-play or dialogue to NPCs). The wearer can use an action to perform anything that a Mage Hand spell can do, which also causes this same light, and can only be done within it's 10 foot range. This doesn't make a spectral hand appear, the action chosen simply happens. When either effect is used, the light reveals anything that is invisible with a bright white outline that lasts a minute, nullifying spells and effects that make the target invisible or on the Ethereal Plane and allowing the wearer to see (Even if blinded or some other mundane or magical hindrance exists, except solid walls and objects) for that moment while the light exists.

Finally, every 7 days you are attuned to this item, your Intelligence score raises by 1, up to a maximum of 15. It has no effect on you if your Intelligence score is already higher than 15.
Random Properties. The Scarf of Knowledge has the following random properties:

  • 1 minor beneficial property
  • 0 major beneficial properties
  • 0 minor detrimental properties
  • 0 major detrimental properties



Destroying the Scarf of Knowledge. The Artifact can only be destroyed by a creature with a current Intelligence score of 1 because of a feeblemind spell. It can be damaged and destroyed normally by any such creature.


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