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The Shield of Heroic Memories is magical shield bought by Magnus Burnsides at Fantasy Costco.

Item Description[]

This perfectly round silver shield initially has a mirror finish. As a hero takes it into battle it remembers the enemies encountered, gaining a +1 to AC on any subsequent battle with creatures of that type. The events of the battle are intricately engraved onto the shield’s surface (which has a seemingly endless capacity for detail).

The bearer of the shield may also attempt to recount past battles (real or imagined) to the shield. Upon a DC 10 charisma check or DC 15 bluff check, the shield confers a +1 AC against the creatures described in the tall tales.

3 failed attempts at recounting stories cause the shield to be cleared of all of its memories. The engravings disappear as it reverts to its mirror finish. All bonuses are lost.

Episodes Used[]

  • Ep. 29: Magnus successfully tells it about the time he ripped a robot's arms off.
  • Ep. 30: Magnus unsuccessfully lies to it about fighting crystal monsters.
  • Ep. 31: Magnus successfully tells it about how he squished some cockroaches.
  • Ep. 33: Magnus successfully tells it about fighting Klarg.
  • Ep. 56: Magnus successfully tells it about the time he fought a shark tank. Like, a literal tank shaped like a shark.

Current Inscriptions[]

  • Robots
  • Crystal Monsters
  • Cockroaches
  • Bugbears
  • Tardigrades
  • Ghosts (Legion)
  • Purple Worms
  • Humanoids
  • Golems
  • Elementals
  • Chimeras
  • Bears
  • Slimes
  • Spiders
  • Meat-monsters
  • Shark-tank
  • Mannequins
  • Liches
  • Unknown creatures taken over by the Hunger
  • John
  • Zombies
  • Dragons
  • Illithids
  • Imps


  • Submitted to Fantasy Costco by Chris Callison-Burch.