Stuff and Shackles
Aura moderate divination; CL 10th
Slot none; Price 28,800 gp; Weight 6 lbs.
Unlike the heavy cast-brass mariner’s astrolabes normally used
at sea, this astrolabe is of the more common type found on land
(Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide 185), made of flat discs
of brass. The famed navigator-astrologer Svingli of Morm, a
drowned settlement of old Lirgen, was said to have sacrificed
her eye to the instrument to grant her knowledge of things
beyond mortal sight, thus giving the astrolabe its name.
In addition to an astrolabe’s normal +2 circumstance
bonus, Svingli’s Eye grants a further +2 competence bonus
on Knowledge (geography), Profession (sailor), and Survival
checks when used to navigate on land or sea. Once per day,
the user can make a DC 20 Perception check while using
Svingli’s Eye as a move action to catch a glimpse of how things
really are for 1 round, as if with a true seeing spell. While
using the astrolabe’s true seeing ability, the user can also see
through concealment caused by smoke or fog and gains a +10
competence bonus on Perception checks to spot hidden or
disguised creatures or objects.