Shield of Dragon Protection
Originally presented by Ray Hatton submitted by (or as) Ray Hatton
Original entry into the database, supposedly for 2ed Dungeons and Dragons
This shield had magical runes across its front and back rim which spell out the word dragon. The runes are magical, so that anyone who reads them will see the word written in his native tongue. Whenever a dragon comes within 30' of the shield, the word 'dragon' will glow softly for one segment, then fade.
The Shield of Dragon Protection is normally an item of +3 in protective power, but it confers +5 protection from all non-magical dragon attacks (including claws and bite). If the word dragon is spoken aloud by the shield's bearer, in the language in which the word appears to be written on the shield, the whole shield begins to glow with the effect of a light spell and an additional bonus is conferred. If the bearer makes his saving throw vs. the dragon's breath weapon, he will take no damage from it, and only half damage will be taken if the saving throw is failed. Finally, the shield gives a +3 bonus to the bearer's saving throw against any magical spells cast by dragons against him, as per a ring of protection.
XP value: 1,100
gp value: 11,000
--- Commentary by TerishD ---
Nice armor, but truthfully not overly extreme.