A Cat of Tindalos

A Cat of Tindalos

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Monster-of-the-Week Item: Hand of Glory

Hand of Glory

The Hand of Glory is the dried and pickled hand of a man who has been hanged, often specified as being the left (Latin: sinister) hand, or, if the man were hanged for murder, the hand that "did the deed."

Old European beliefs attribute great powers to a Hand of Glory combined with a candle made from fat from the corpse of the same malefactor who died on the gallows.

When the fingers of the Hand close around the proper candle (see above) and the candle is lit, the Hand has the following move:

When you walk into a building while holding a lit hand of glory, Roll + Weird;

10+ choose two
7-9 choose one

• Any normally locked door, gate, portal, safe, etc. in the candle light unlocks itself. 

• Any hostile person you encounter will be paralyzed as long as they gaze directly into the candle’s light. A paralyzed player may spend a luck point to escape the effect.

• The candle flares up blue in the presence of secret doors, buried treasure, etc. and its light reveals any invisible creature or item.

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