Aura moderate evocation and transmutation; CL 11th
Slot none; Price 4,000 stl; Weight —
This item is crafted from a nail pulled from a coffin that has been buried for at least a year. It resembles a rusty iron nail, often encrusted with the dirt or splinters from its former grave.
An iron nail may be pushed or driven into a surface that has a magical aura (such as the earth in an area with a lingering aura or a wooden door frame under the effects of a spell). This has two effects. The first is that the spell or spell-like ability (arcane or divine) that created the aura is repeated, as if recast by the original caster, and with identical effects. If the aura belongs to a spell with ongoing or continuous duration, the duration is reset as if the spell had just been cast. In some cases, this may even result in harm to the driver of the nail (such as with a fireball or ice storm). The iron nail will repeat only a spell or spell-like ability of 5th level or lower, and only while the original spell effect’s aura remains.
The iron nail’s other effect is to immediately inform the repeated spell’s caster of the location and identity of the individual that drove the nail. This functions much like a sending spell, with identical range and chance of reaching across planar barriers.
Once used, an iron nail of iteration’s magic is expended. It continues to radiate a faint aura, but the aura is that of the spell effect it repeated (rather than evocation and transmutation).
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, lucubration, sending; Cost 2,000 stl