Grasp of Droskar
Artifact of the Dark Smith
Aura moderate transmutation and divination; CL 10th
Slot gauntlet; Price 12,302 gp
This left-handed redstone gauntlet appears little more than a dull soot-stained rock statue at first glance, but in truth it is a powerful boon granted by Droskar, The Dark Smith, to his most faithful subjects. Placing the glove on your left hand causes excruciating pain as your appendage curls into a tight fist and then slowly transforms to supernaturally hard red stone. You cannot use your left hand for anything beyond smashing it into objects or creatures (you cannot carry a shield or secondary weapon and you take a – 4 on skill checks that usually require two hands). The gauntlet cannot be removed without a successful casting of remove curse, break enchantment, or a similar spell. The gauntlet grants you a + 2 enhancement bonus to Strength and acts as a + 1 adamantine gauntlet. The item also grants you the ability to use the gauntlet as a secondary natural weapon. In addition, the Grasp of Droskar allows its wearer to use stone shape once per day.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, bull’s strength, magic fang, stone shape; Cost 7,802 gp
An ancient relic of the nearly forgotten dwarven god known as the Dark Smith, this gauntlet is a special sign of the Smith’s favor. It has been lost for centuries but was recently rediscovered by the adventurers in the clutches of kobolds using Droskar’s Crucible as a lair.