New and improved robes of vecna
"from the Arcanium Catalogs"
This truely great item, though it has that god awful garish green look, has an unusual effect due to being owned by the archmage volo a few years back. His penchant for practical experiments had an unusual effect. While he was studying practical alchemy, he read how firedamp and human flatuence is caused by the same invisible gasses. Knowing how firedamp can ignite when mixed with oxygen, he modified the energy distribution effects of the robe to permit a practical experiment. He theorized that if he can transfer heat energy from his body received by the robe and concentrate it on a tiny spot near the tail of the cloak as an ignition point, when he broke wind the cloak, fortunately already fireproof as it was made from phoenix down feathers, he would get a reverse red dragon flame...a jet of flame coming from the antipodes of a red dragon's standard breath attack. His spectacular demonstration of this ability caused much talk and quite a bit of amusement in the bi-annual Witch's convention, where he was one of the brew judges and most of that year's entries used extra beans. Volo soon rid himself of that cloak, though he removed that spell. He chose to use a spell from the drow schools of magic, and its been theorized in arcane circles that exposing a drow dispelled item to the underdark may reactive a spell.
They call me Darth...