Treasures of Athena

The Tutor of Heroes
"Of Pallas Athena, guardian of the city, I begin to sing. Dread is she, and with Ares she loves the deeds of war, the sack of cities and the shouting and the battle. It is she who saves the people as they go to war and come back. Hail, goddess, and give us good fortune and happiness!" 
-Homeric Hymn to Athena

Athena, the daughter of Zeus, is one of the most important Olympians with temples throughout Bronze Age Greece. She is wise, beautiful, and a brilliant tactician. She was born fully formed from the head of Zeus carrying a shield, spear, and helmet. She is the Olympian goddess of the defense of towns and the crafts of weaving, pottery, and sculpture. She appears as a handsome woman dressed in long robes, war-helm, and snake trimmed breastplate. 

Pipes of Athena
Wondrous Item, Uncommon

You must be proficient with wind instruments to use these pipes. They have 3 charges. You can use an actions to play them and expend 1 charge to create a beautiful charming song. Each creature within 30 feet of you that hears you play must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or become charmed by you for 1 minute. If you wish, all creatures in the area that aren't hostile toward you automatically succeed on the saving throw. A creature that succeeds on its saving throw is immune to the effect of the pipes of Athena for 24 hours. The pipes regain 1d3 expended charges daily at dawn. 

Athena invented the pipes from reeds and the leg bones of a deer. However, she cast them aside because she did not like the way her cheeks puffed out as she played. Then she cast them aside, only to be picked up by Marsyas the satyr. Marsyas practiced with them until he could create beautiful songs with them. Then he challenged Apollo to a music contest. The prize was for the loser to be at the mercy of the victor. However, he was defeated by Apollo and his lyre. Then Apollo strung the satyr up to a tree and flayed him alive for having the hubris to challenge one of the Olympians. 

Bridle of Athena
Wondrous Item, Rare

This leather horse's bridle is an excellent piece of craftsmanship crafted by Athena herself. It can be worn as a mundane bridle by any horse, until you speak the Command Word. Then wings sprout forth from your horse, granting a fly speed of 90 ft. 

Teeth of the Dragon
Wondrous Item, Rare

This leather sack has 1d12 dragon's teeth rattling inside. As a full round action, you can bury the teeth in the soil while offering a libation of wine to Athena. For every tooth planted in this way a fully grown berserker warrior climbs out of the ground. The warriors will fight for you until they are dead. You do not have to plant all the teeth at once. 

The Aegis
Armor, very rare

Athena appears wearing the Aegis a golden breastplate wreathed in snakes. It is a +3 Adamantine Breastplate. While wearing the armor, any critical hit against you becomes a normal hit. As a reaction to being attacked the serpents can make an attack of opportunity (using your melee attack score). Once hit, the target must make a DC 15 saving throw or be poisoned. 

Athena is often depicted wearing a breastplate surrounded by snakes. Snakes are sometimes seen as one of her holy animals, and is probably part of the reason why she transformed Medusa into the hideous half serpent creature she is. 

The Helm of Athena
Wondrous Item, legendary

Your Wisdom is 27 while you wear this helmet. You also have truesight up to 120 feet as long as you are wearing the helmet.  

The helmet of Athena is her symbol, she is almost never seen without one. She has been known to lend her legendary helmet out from time to time. 


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