The Blade of the Raven Queen
Magic Item - Ogre Magi's Vortex
Wondrous Item, Rare
This fine black cloth, soft as silk, is folded into the dimensions of a handkerchief. It unfolds into a circular sheet 6’-diameter.
As an action you can unfold a portable hole and place it on or against a solid surface, whereupon the portable hole creates an extra-dimensional hole 10’-deep. The cylindrical space within the hole exists on a different plane, so it can’t be used to create open passages. Any creature inside an open portable hole can exit the hole by climbing out of it.
You can use an action to close a portable hole by taking hold of the edges of the cloth and folding it up. Folding the cloth closes the hole, and any creatures or objects within remain within the extra-dimensional space. No matter what’s in it, the hole weighs next to nothing.
If the hole is folded up, a creature within the hole’s extra-dimensional space can use an action to make a DC 10 Strength check. On a successful check, the creature forces its way out, and appears within 5’ of either the portable hole or the creature carrying it. A breathing creature within a closed portable hole, can survive for up to ten (10) minutes, after which time it begins to suffocate.
Placing a portable hole inside an extra-dimensional space created by a bag of holding, Heward’s Handy Haversack or similar item instantly destroys both items and opens a gate to the Astral Plane. The gate originates where the one item was placed within the other. Any creature within 10’ of the gate is sucked through an deposited in a random location on the Astral Plane. The gate then closes. The gate is one-way only, and cannot be reopened.
The carrying capacity of a portable hole is roughly 280 cubic feet or about 100,000 coins.
The Ogre Magi’s Vortex was taken from the hidden cliff lair of the unknown ogre magi that had been extorting travelers on the trade road north of Cauldron.