Item:Ornate brass astrolabe

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ornate brass astrolabe
Look: The astrolabe appears to be ornamental, depicting the points of a fantastical sky with the rule fused to a single position. It is unaccountably warm to the touch.
Weight: 5 stones
Appraised Cost: Unknown
Special Properties:
  • This item is magical.
Dimensions: 1 length x 1 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Su Helmas: The Forbidden Temple/End loot, Su Helmas: Seeds of Entropy/End loot, Su Helmas: Revealed!/End loot
  • STUDY: The unusual warmth of the astrolabe suggests that it is a magical device. It can likely be invoked to release its magical effect, or focused on by a magician to learn more about its construction and function.
It has a definite magical pattern, which appears to be Lunar magic.
The astrolabe appears to enhance the luck of all people in the area.
You sense that the astrolabe is fully charged and ready to be invoked.

Invoke

First Person

You hold your astrolabe up and focus on it.
You feel the magic in the astrolabe swell up and engulf you! The feeling is odd, but not unpleasant.

Third Person

[Person] holds his/her astrolabe up and focuses on it.
You feel the magic in the astrolabe swell up and engulf you! The feeling is odd, but not unpleasant.

GM Notes

Per GM Armifer on the Su Helmas: Revealed! Luck devices:

There are five astrolabes available:
Dull: Lucky (+1), rebounds.
Bright: Very Lucky (+2), rebounds.
Shining: Divine (+3), rebounds.
Twisted: Lucky (+1), no rebound.
Ornate: Lucky (+1), no rebound, affects everyone in the room.

Rebounds means that after a duration of good luck, you get an equal duration of bad luck afterward.

Lucky astrolabes last 20 minutes
Very Lucky, 10 minutes.
Divine, 5 minutes.

These are chargeless devices.
Lucky and Very Luck astrolabes should have a ~30 minute cooldown.
Divine astrolabes should have a ~50 minute* cooldown.

*original post edited with later updated information