There are a few small typos ("As long as any can remember these certain paths aloud one to travel . . ."), but overall this is a very useable submission. Walking into a protective field intentionally as a method of travel is a nifty idea -- I love it when magic is used successfully for something other than its intended purpose.
I can see that this was written in 2002, and perhaps the quality of the submissions on this site have increased since then, but to me this is not a 5. It's useful and colorful, but not the absolute best that this site has to offer anymore. Still . . . 4.5/5 ain't bad. Go to Comment
I rather liked the downside of this one -- sounds like these would be pretty difficult to use in an ambush if you had a party of more than a few people. Too many chances for someone to blow everyone else's cover. I might introduce a few plothooks to strengthen this piece. Perhaps these come in a set of 6 and one of them is missing. Is the missing helmet being used to monitor the party's movements and communication somehow? Or perhaps all helmets are linked to a central communications hub (maybe a crystal?) for the kingdom when they are created, so that The Crown can broadcast a message to all helms at once. Unfortunately, that communications hub has been captured and the soldiers are now getting contradictory or nefarious orders from the villain. Go to Comment
I agree that this piece could really use some fleshing out, but it's a solid idea to start with. Would love to see a quest centered around removing the curse or appeasing the dead spirit of Jamil. Go to Comment
You might consider making a bunch of these nicely generic items and putting them in the same sub together. Maybe 30 thieves' tools or something. Otherwise, I agree with those who have come before me: this item would really benefit from some fleshing out -- more background, notes on use and limitations, etc. Go to Comment