Typical headbands of intellect were shiny and golden. Their sizes magically adjusted to fit their wearers.
A creature attuned to a headband of intellect immediately became exceptionally intelligent. The power of the headband did not work if a creature was already naturally intelligent.
- Little One, an ogre who took a headband of intellect after killing its previous halfling owner sometime before the Year of Twelve Warnings, 1494 DR.[note 1] The new understanding brought by the item compelled the ogre to atone for the errors of his previous life. He became a resident of Candlekeep and an avid reader.
- ↑ Canon material provides two distinct dates for the events described in Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus: the adventure itself, described in chapters 1 through 5, takes place in 1494 DR, according to events mentioned in pages 7 and 47, while the Baldur's Gate Gazetteer describes the city as of 1492 DR (p. 159).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 173. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Adam Lee, Christopher Perkins (September 17, 2019). Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 46. ISBN 0786966769.