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Detecting Dart


Type: WeaponPrice: 2000 gpWeight: Slot: Slotless

Weapon properties

Proficiency group: SimpleType: RangedDamage: 1d4Critical: x2Enhancement bonus: +1Range: 20 ft.Damage type: P

Magical properties

Caster level: 7Aura: moderate divination


This tiny dart is made of iron and engraved with runes. The back half of the dart has a colorful tuft of fletching that detaches when the dart is thrown or fired through a blowgun, fluttering to the ground in the user's space. A successful ranged touch attack with the front half of the dart deals 1 point of damage and embeds the needle-like point into the target's flesh. The attack causes little pain, and the target only notices the embedded dart with a successful DC 14 Perception check. Removing the dart takes a standard action and deals 1 additional point of damage.

Once separated, the back half of the dart detects where the front half is as long as both pieces are within 1 mile of each other. Every hour, the back half gives a distinct hum and its fletching flutters in the direction of the front half for 1 minute. This effect continues for up to 24 hours or until the dart is removed, at which point its magic fades forever.

Should a creature eat the flesh of a target with an embedded detecting dart, it has a 50% chance of consuming the dart. Should the dart transfer from one creature to another in this way, the dart's back half instead tracks the new creature.

Crafting requirements

Crafting cost: 1000 gp

Craft Magic Arms and Armor, locate creature

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