Bag of the Hesperides

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(   Bag of the Hesperides   Bag.png
Base item bag of holding
Affiliation unaligned
When carried
  • Changes weight of items inside:
  • Protection
  • Protects items from water damage
When applied Put in or remove items
When invoked none
Base price 10000 zm
Weight 15

The Bag of the Hesperides is an unaligned artifact in EvilHack. Its base item is a bag of holding, and it is made out of dragonhide.

Generation

The Bag of the Hesperides only appears within a crystal chest inside the cage of the captive Pegasus, which is found at the end of the Ice Queen's Realm. It cannot be wished for due to its generation method, but also does not affect wishing for other artifacts.

Effects

The Bag of the Hesperides has 50% improved weight reduction compared to a normal bag of holding; it effectively reduces the weight of all items inside it by 13 if uncursed, compared to 12 with its base item. When blessed, the weight of its contents is reduced to 16 compared to 14 from a blessed bag of holding. However, the cursed Bag will quadruple the weight of its contents, double that of a cursed bag of holding.

In addition, The Bag of the Hesperides confers protection (one level of MC) when carried, and also repels water just like an oilskin sack.

Origin

The Bag of the Hesperides is named for the knapsack given to Perseus by the Hesperides so that he could safely contain the head of Medusa after decapitating her. Upon her death, Pegasus sprang from her blood - hence his being found with the chest containing the artifact. The knapsack also serves as the inspiration for the Wallet of Perseus in SLASH'EM.