Troll Wig Trap (CR 3)

We’re doing our first guest trap. This one is from Mike Myler.

He also has a new adventure, The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill over at rpgnow. Check it out!

Spiderwebs gently move in the breeze ahead of you.

Type: mechanical; Perception DC 20; Disable Device 18

Trigger location; Reset Manual


Attack +20 ranged (entangled by net, fire damage 1d6)


Immediate; single target. Reflex DC 17 to put out the fire after ending entangled effect. Can be immediately doused by magical means.

Troll Wig Item

Price 8,080 gp; Aura faint abjuration, faint transmutation; CL 3rd; Weight 6lbs


This masterwork net is festooned with pebble sized ornaments that tie together thick cords of spider’s silk. Most of these trinkets are blank pieces of bone but some appear burned, and bear effigies of troll skulls in painful grimaces. When soaked in oil the net becomes an applicable target of the spark spell or may be lit on fire (before or after an attack with it, requiring a swift action) with mundane sources, dealing 1d6 fire damage to any creature entangled by it (the oil burns away and the net extinguishes  after 5 rounds).

The Troll Wig has a range of ten feet, 12 hit points, a hardness of 6 and can be burst with a DC 27 Strength check but operates exactly as a net in all other ways. Should the Troll Wig be used to kill a troll, one of the thirty white bone trinkets changes into a burned miniature troll skull. When all thirty of these charms have been transformed the Troll Wig deals an additional +1 fire damage to entangled targets


Gnomes are often credited as the original designers of the Troll Wig, given its specialized set of qualities, but grippli are the true creators of this unique net. With their extraordinary ability to climb and natural proficiency with the weapon, one clever shaman in the first days of the ancient Glachra clan used this subtle device to swiftly defeat the leader of an imposing band of trolls. Since then they have appeared in the hands of cautious small folk from coast to coast, all with varying numbers of burned skulls.

Construction Requirements

Cost 4,040 gp; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, reinforced armaments, resist energy (fire), 200 ft. spider’s silk

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