Having the spirit of a bear in a cloak could be very interesting. I am thinking uncontrolled rage of somesort during a fight when the bears power and strength take over somewhat. Wearer gets much more stronger and somehow attains the mass of the bear able to overpower previously very strong opponents. Would be quite a surprise when a modestly built person starts overpowering a huge opponent.
Thinking the spirit of the bear searching for a worthy owner could actively do it in the dream world. Pretty much invading the dreams of those he finds worthy and 'calling' for them in cryptic dream messages. Perhaps it is lost somewhere, or its current owner does not respect it properly. Could be a hook for a nature oriented character and help bring the characters somewhere. Go to Comment
A dream quest was maybe at the creation of this item. Shamen may know about it, and one not so worthy may seek it. Given this job, you also start having mysterious dreams. When you finally get it, it slowly becomes clear it does not want that new owner. But it rightly belongs to him (may be Mareks heir). After/if it is given he may die a sudden death at the claws of a bear... Go to Comment
The thing I realy like about this item is that it may eventualy "die" and be destroyed.
My personal interpretation would be: piercing damage always deals one point of damage towards the destruction of the cloack.
Slashing damage deals full damage towards destruction and blunt damage deals no damage towards destruction of the cloack.
After all, piercing damage only makes a small hole, whereas a slashing weapon makes a large rip.
What I do not like is that the owner of the cloak will have to bash down the cloak if it did not "die" in battle. I would say the owner will have to prove to be worthy to the cloak and then he/she can command it back to being a cloak. Typical wearers would have to be druid's, Rangers, Barbarians, Shamans and the like, not fighters, roque's, arcane magic users and such. Go to Comment