Girdle of the Shield Maidens
“The Shield Maiden’s Belt”
Currently worn by Ülv Fire-Eyes (Bruntzilla) the belt is a beautiful piece of bear-hide, 3” wide, tooled until it is supple and etched with symbols of bears, boars, wolves, and, strangely, swans. It has a a magnificent golden buckle.
This belt gives any female wearer an automatic CHA of 17, and a +25% bonus to reaction rolls with any Skandiks (Wiskinga) she may encounter. The belt also conveys some protection, lowering AC by 1 as long as the wearer has not equipped a shield. A wearer is also likely to win the approval of Odin for her actions.
If worn by a man, the magic of the belt changes the wearer instantly and irrevocably (well, not fully!) to a woman (as with a girdle of femininity). The CHA bonus immediately applies, however. Only the intervention of a deity or some high level magic (wish) can reverse the sex change.
If the belt is removed, the charisma benefit is lost, but any gender change remains in place.