Protean engine

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Protean engine
(Magic item)
Aura Transmutation
Type Magical engine
Origin Arthox Sandlespit
Affiliation Aspis Consortium

Source: River into Darkness, pg(s). 5, 7-8

Protean engines are rare magical devices that are used to power the wheelboats of the Aspis Consortium. They draw upon the transmutation abilities of the arcophage, a magical fungus found only in the Mwangi Expanse, which is then transferred via a flywheel to the vessel's paddlewheel. One arcophage can power an engine for about a month.[1]

The protean engine was invented by the Chelish inventor Arthox Sandlespit on behalf of the Consortium. He was only able to build a handful of engines before he died in a mysterious fire which also consumed all of his notes. So far, no one has been able to duplicate his work, and the Consortium carefully guards the remaining engines.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). River into Darkness, p. 5, 7–8. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-075-9