Realms of Acadecia
Prayer Beads of N'Dai
These marble-colored beads appear slightly discolored and aged, etched with simple runes of meditation.
Aura: Faint Abjuration
Item Slot: Neck or Hands
Caster Level: 5th
Market Price: 19,200 gp
Requirements: Craft Wondrous Item, sanctuary, shield other, creator must be a monk
Cost: 8,600 gp
Effect: +2 Resistance bonus to Will Saves
Effect: +1 Sacred Bonus to AC when unarmed or using monk weapon (monk only)
Effect: Transfer Shield Bonus 1/round vs. one attack (immediate action, monk only)
Effect: Sanctuary 1/day
These prayer beads were once a common item in the Durance Sheikdom among the ascetics (monks) of the Sun Caste. They have since fallen out of favor and are rarely seen. Most N’Dai prayer beads found are very old, though it is not impossible for a spellcaster to create new ones.
In the hands of anyone, the prayer beads help attain inner peace and the will to resist mental intrusions, granting a +2 Resistance bonus to Will Saves. In the hands of a monk, however, they become even more powerful. A monk holding or wearing N’Dai prayer beads can speak a command word to use sanctuary as a spell-like ability once per day. Also, he gains a +1 sacred bonus to his Armor Class when fighting unarmed or with a monk weapon. As an immediate action, he can transfer this bonus to an ally within 10 feet against one attack. He may only do this once per round. The AC bonus returns to the monk at the beginning of his next turn.