A bit late for #MagicItemMonday, but…
The Staff Of Infinite Interns
close, two-handed, 1 weight
Any sorcerer knows, it’s not like it used to be – when every blacksmith’s son was eager to take on an apprenticeship in hopes of a better life. Nowadays, any simple peasant can pass the entrance exam to a community college – most of which have at least one hedge mage in the faculty. Even worst wizarding students demand titles and paychecks directly upon graduation. What’s a poor wizard to do?
When the staff is held aloft and the command word is spoken, it vanishes in a cloud of nebulous dust which then coalesces into a random hireling. The hireling looks, acts, and feels just like any living being; they require food and shelter. Upon summoning, the intern believes this to be the first day of their internship. If the hireling is ever grievously injured, they disappear in another cloud of dust and the staff reappears in their place.