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The slippers were originally procured by the
famous jester Pyronisys. They assisted in his performances and made
the fool much money. Upon his death it was found that the entertainer
spent all his money and had none to pay for the burial. It was then
that his belongings were sold to cover the costs. No one knew for
years that the slippers were magic. Pyronisys's death was as amusing
as he was. After a long show and well after everyone was a sleep
the performer took a walk outside and accidentally slipped on some
elephant dung. The next morning he was found dead as when he fell
he knocked himself out on a rock within the pile of elephant dung
thus drowning. Oddly enough people were not surprised.
Abilities: The wearer of a pair of Acrobat's Slippers
gains a +4 competence bonus to Balance checks. If wearing medium
or heavy armor, however, the bonus is negated. A medium or heavy
load does not affect the bonus, only the type of armor. Acrobats
are known for carrying others on their back as they walk the tightwire.
The slippers are made of fine silk and are divided
so that the big toe and the smaller toes are opposed and can grip
around a wire or beam. They are quite odd-looking, and anyone wearing
these in the street will be the subject of much public notice (Spot
check DC 5). They are also not waterproof, and will be fouled for
48 hours, temporarily negating their bonus, if worn in wet conditions.
The masterwork silk slippers required to make this item must be
fashioned from the finest silk and cost 500 gp. or calculate the
magic item costs on top of this: 20gp * 16, plus additional costs...)
Caster Level: 5th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous
Item, creator must have 5 ranks of the Balance skill, cat's grace;
Market Price: 820; Weight: 1 lb.