Treehome Gem (Wood ***)
A simple, if pretty, octogonal agate with clear inviting facets. The bearer of this gem is never without a place to rest (or hide) so long as he can find a tree roughly his size or a bit longer. It takes a single Miscellaneous (5/-2) action to merge with a given tree, with the character gradually merging into the tree until he disappears completely on the tick after his action. While merged with a tree the character is undetectable without effects that allow one to sense Essence, and he need not worry about sustenance or other matters of mortal existence. He may sense his surroundings in a distant and vague way, with enough detail to recognize any people that might be nearby and know if it isn't safe to leave his wooden shelter (assume a -2 external penalty to Perception rolls). It is just as easy to leave the tree as it was to merge into it, but any serious damage to the tree causes the character to be expelled instantly and suffer a -3 internal penalty to his next action.