Beyond The Shore
Vest of Surgery
This corset-like leather vest is plain in appearance, but radiates a strong aura of conjuration magic. Anyone handling the vest finds that it immediately resizes to fit their frame, though it remains distinctly feminine in its fashionability. The front vest has four large pockets sewn into it, each stuffed with rolls of gauze, suture kits, scalpels, and other medical supplies. When closed, the pockets flatten, becoming almost invisible to anyone not wearing the vest and preserving the vest’s shapeliness.
Anyone wearing the vest has ready access to the medical supplies stored within, granting him a +2 circumstance bonus on all Heal skill checks. All such checks are made as if the wearer had a Healer’s Kit, negating any penalties that might be imposed for lacking the proper tools. Unlike a standard Healer’s Kit, there is no limit to the number of times the vest may be used.
In addition to the normal uses of the Heal skill, once per day, the wearer can make a DC 20 Heal check as if attempting to treat deadly wounds. If the check is successful, it cures 1d4 points of ability damage instead of hit point damage. Using healing in this way takes one full hour.
The pockets on the vest can also be used to hold other small items, in addition to the magically-produced medical supplies. Each pocket can store a single item of roughly the size of a dagger, and their hidden nature grants a +2 circumstance bonus on Sleight of Hand checks made to conceal items within them from searchers.