Stockings of Agility +12
- Cost: 600,000 gp
- Weight: 1 lbs.
- Family: Stockings of Agility
This item is a pair of footwear, typically intended to be worn beneath a pair of shoes. They range from frumpy woolen socks guaranteed to keep your feet cozy, to practical thick-woven hosiery meant for durable wear, all the way to wispy bits of gauzy silk laced with moonbeams and highly decorated, to boot. Stockings can barely cover the foot, even leaving the toes exposed, or they can reach from the tips of the toes all the way to the waist, either as decorative silk or woolen longjohns, and everything in between. No matter their appearance, they all have the same effects.
They can be highly decorated or plain, and often express themes of grace and speed, with decorations of leaping animals, racers running in a footrace, or abstract designs that evoke motion. They can be made of leather, fabrics, woven cords, or various metals.
Upon donning the Stockings, the wearer feels an incredible sensation of perfect awareness of how their body moves, and gain nigh-superhuman reflexes, even though their appearance is unchanged. For the first 24 hours, the user is unused to their new hyper-kinetic reaction speed, and will find themselves reflexively catching dropped glasses without spilling a drop, plucking flying insects from the air with chopsticks, aimlessly stacking coins on edge in tall stacks, balancing daggers on all their fingertips at once, etc. This is impressive, and neccesary, as the wearer grows accustomed enough to their new abilities to use them to their fullest. After becoming attuned, the wearer gains perfect control, and may choose to perform such feats of legerdemain, rather than doing them by sheer reflex.
After growing accustomed to the Stockings, the wearer gains many subtle but powerful benefits, so that such items are often highly prized indeed.The enhancement bonus granted by this item does not stack with similar enhancement bonuses from other items that grant the same benefits. After all, one can only be so quick....
The owner of this magic item must wear it continuously for 24 hours to attune it to their aura, and until that time has passed, it provides no benefits to the wearer.