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Lightning in a Bottle

Wondrous Item, very rare

This clear glass bottle glows and crackles from the energy held within, and a faint smell of ozone lingers around it. The bottle's capacity to hold a lightning bolt is made possible by the use of magical sands in its creation.

Once uncorked, the bottle releases a burst of lightning towards a target of your choice within 100 feet. Three bolts then leap from that target to up to three more targets within 30 feet of the first target. Targets must make a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw. Taking 10d8 lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much on a success.

Once the lighting has escaped the bottle it must be refilled before it can be used again. To catch lightning in the bottle you must hold it aloft while standing in the middle of a thunderstorm, then perform a DC 15 Slight of Hand check. If you fail, the bottle shatters and you are targeted by the lightning effect described above.

Creation Notes

Inspiration words: skies and low.

Another weather themed bottle. Maybe I'll do a third and make a set. Again I expect people have homebrewed this before. But hopefully the refill mechanic is unique.

Meta Information

  • weight: 2 lbs
  • unidentified: Crackling bottle