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Version5

(1998)

Editor:

ChristopherA.Brooks
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AssistantEditor:

GaryM.McDermott
gmcdermott@metlife.com

OriginalEditor:

GianLucaSacco
gls@cdi.cdc.com

Prologue
Version5.Finally.Aftertwoyearsinthemaking,theGalleryofMagicallyBladesresurfacestothenetwitha
brandnewversion. Itsbeenalongtwoyears,andImproudtosaytheGalleryofMagicalBladeshasanew
AssistantEditor,GaryMcDermott(GmcDermott@MetLife.com)whohasbeenabsolutlyinstrumentalingetting
thisversiondone.
Whilelotshaskeptmebusy,andawayfromtheGallery,perhapsthebiggestevent(or,atleast,thebiggest
event any role player reading this might care to know about), would be the creation of the NetRPG website
(http://www.netrpg.com).
Newbladesforversion5aredenotedbyastar()beforetheirnamesinthetableofcontentsandtheirlistings.
Alsoincludedattheendofthebookaretablesforrandomlycreatingsworddescriptions,includingacompletegem
generator based on the 1stEdition AD&D rules. The only changes that we have made to any of the blades
submittedareforcorrectionofspelling,punctuation,grammar,format,andforclarificationofgamestatisticsand
rules.Pleasereadthisprologueinitsentiretybeforecontinuingasitcontainsinformationthatisnotonlyuseful,
butthatwedeemvital.

CopyrightandDistribution
Allofthemagicalweaponswithinthisdocumentaredeemedtobecopyrightedbytherespectiveauthors.These
bladesmaybeusedonlyforpersonaluse(ie:withinyourroleplayinggroup),andyoumayfreelydistributecopies
oftheirworkonlyinit'sentirety,aslongasnofeeischarged(unlessthefeeisforothermaterials,suchas;
diskettes,CD's,paper,ink,connecttimes,etc.,andthatthisfeedoesnotexceedareasonableamount).Theauthor's
name/emailaddressshouldbegivenbelowthetitleofthemagicalweapon,ifitisknown.Thisfilemaybealso
distributed,butmustbedonesoinit'sentirety,andmaynotbeuploadedtoresourcessuchasMPGNNetwork's
ADNDdirectory(ftp.mpgn.com)thatcontainrestrictionsonfutureuploads.Youmaynotclaimtheseweaponsas
havingbeencreatedbyyourself.
Iwouldrequestthatyousimplyinformmebeforemassdistribution(suchaspostingtoawebsite,orburning
ontoaCD).Myemailaddressiswebmaster@netrpg.com.
Lastonthelistsofcopyrightdetailsisthatthisdocumenthasbeensearchedforweaponsthatmayhavebeen
publishedunderothercommercialvolumes(suchasTSRInc.'s DungeonMasterGuide). Ifwehavemissedin
removingtheseweaponswillyoupleasetellmesothattheycanberemovedinfutureeditionsofthisdocument.
ThefollowingisalistofwordswhichareregisteredtrademarksofTSRInc.,orothercompaniesnotassociatewith
theGallery;

AD&D,AdvancedD&D,AdvancedDungeons&Dragons,AdventureVision,
AlQadim, Battlesystem, D&D, Dark Sun, DM, Dragon, Dragon Strike,
Dragonlance, Dungeon Master, Dungeon, Dungeons & Dragons, Endless
Quest, Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, Monstrous Compendium, Polyhedron,
Ravenloft,RPGA,Spelljammer,TSR,TSRHobbies,WorldofGreyhawk

Theyareusedinthisworkwithoutpermission,butthisshouldnotberegardedasanattempttochallengetheir
rights.Wewouldappreciateitifsomeonecouldemailusanoteinformingusofanyothertrademarkviolationsin
thisbook(ifthereareany).

Contributors
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Lotsofpeoplehavehelpedtomakethiseditionofthe GalleryofMagicalBladesbetterthantheearlierones.
SpecificallyIwouldliketothankGaryMcDermottforhismoundsofhelpGaryyouhavetrulybeeninvaluable.
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JoeKatzman
John
JohnD.Scapper
JohnDrinkall
JohnN.
JohnPflumJr.
JonDrnek
JoseCarlosdeSouzaSantos
Keith
KenBartlett
KennethR.Lipka
KevinL.Seachrist
KittenOfMystra
Kkatman(FurryRep)
L.T.Friesen
LeeHambly
MarcSherman
Mario
MarioDiGiacomo(TheHarlequin)
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Disclaimers
Eventheeditorsarenotperfect.Wemayhavemissedformatting,spelling,orgrammaticalmistakes,sopleasee
mailusifyoufindany.Thiswillhelptoensurethatallfutureeditionsofthisdocumentwillbeevenbetter.

Submissions
Aseverymagazine/book/digestneedsanauthor(s),thisonedoesaswell.Submissionsarealwayswelcome,and
haveverylittlechangeofnotbeingpublicized(thiswouldonlyhappenifnotenoughinformationwasgiven,or
theyareinappropriateforthiswork).Themoresubmissionsmade,thebetterTheGalleryOfMagicalBladeswill
be.
TherearenowtwoeasywaystosubmityourbladedweapontotheGalleryofMagicalBlades.Youcangoto
theGalleryswebsiteathttp://www.netrpg.com/features/gombandfilloutanonlinesubmissionform.Thisisthe
preferredmethod,asitspresentedtotheeditorseasilyforeasyformattingandinclusion. Ifyoufeeltheform
doesntsuiteyourpurposes,justemailyourwork(withthesubjectofitbeingGalleryofMagicalBlades)to
webmaster@netrpg.comIlltakecareofitfromthere.
Imaywriteyoubacktoclarifysomethings,butunlessnotedotherwise,thebladewillbeenteredintothenext
editionof TheGalleryOfMagicalBlades. If,atanytime,youwishtohaveyourweaponremovedfrom The
GalleryOfMagicalBlades,justtellme,anditwillnotappearinthenextversion.

Terminology
AsTheGalleryOfMagicalBladeswasoriginallydevelopedforusewiththeAdvancedDungeons&Dragons
gamesystems,itmaybehardtochangetofitotherroleplayinggames. Wehavereformattedalltheblades
submittedtoourownformatsothatallsubmissions,whetherin1 stEditionAD&D,2ndEditionAD&D,orsome
otherformat,arepresentedinaconsistentandeasilyusablemanner.
Alloftheweaponsarearrangedbycategory.Thereisacategoryforeachtypeofblade(ifpresent),andtwo
specialcategoriesonefortheTwelveSwords,andonefortheHellblades.Thesewereputintheirowncategories
tosimplifyusingsomeoftheirspecialabilities,astheyrefertomultipleswordswithsimilarities.
Manyofthelistingsheretalkaboutegoandalignmentforintelligentweapons.YoushouldconsultTSRInc.'s
DungeonMasterGuideformoreinformationonhowtousetheseinyourcampaign.
Almosteveryweaponislistedinastandardformattogivethereaderquick,easytoreadstatisticsonthe
swordwithouthavingtoreadtheentiredescription(althoughreadingtheentiredescriptionisrecommended!).The
formatislaidoutinthefollowingorder:

Nameofthesword,aswellasanyotheraliasesitmaybeknownby.

<Author>nameandemailaddress,ifknown.

Descriptionoftheweaponifanywasprovided.
Type: thespecifictypeofswordthenewitemmostcloselyresembles. Iftheweaponisavariationofa
standard AD&D weapon, the original weapon is noted here. Any pluses/minuses noted denote
bonuses/penaltiestoTHAC0(tohit)anddamageper2ndEditionrules.Ifthereisadifferencebetweenthe
tohitanddamagebonuses,thisisalsonotedhere.Someweaponshavenobonuses/penaltiestohit/damage
butarestillconsideredmagical,astheymayhaveotherpowersnoted.
INT: theweaponsintelligencescore,ifany.Thismaybeaspecificnumber,orabroadcategory(i.e.low,
average,high,...)dependingonthedescriptionreceivedfromtheauthor.
Ego:theweaponsegoscore,ifany.
Alignmentoftheblade,ifany.Often,alignedweaponswillcausedamagetocreaturesofdifferentalignments
whoattempttouse,orsometimeseventouch,thesespecialweapons.Anysuchdamagedoneinthismanner
willbelistedunderCurses.Also,certainalignedweaponsmayonlybeusablebycertainclassesofcharacters,
beingofalesserfunctionalityornonfunctionalforotheralignmentsandclasses.
Communicationrepresentshow,ifatall,theweaponspeakstoitswielder(andsometimesothers).Theform
ofcommunicationwillbeoneofthefollowing: None; Semiempathy,wherethecharacterreceivesaslight
tingling (or other sensation) signaling the swords want or intent; Empathy, where the character receives
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flashesofemotionfromtheweapon;Speech,individuallanguagesarelisted;andTelepathy,wheretheblade
communicatesdirectlytothewieldersmind(andsometimesothersaswell).
Primarypowersfortheweaponslistedincludepowersthataffectthewielderorhis/herphysicalattackability
wielding the sword (i.e. extra damage to certain creatures, detecting abilities, magical light, immunities
granted,protections,characterabilityenhancements(bonusestoSTR,DEX,INT,...),etc...)Ingeneral,these
abilitiesdonotneedtobeconcentratedontohappen.
Minorpowersindicatelowerlevelspelllikeabilitiesthewieldermaycast(ortheswordmaycastbyitself
sometimes!)uponothers. Theseincludecuretypespells,invisibilities,charms,andgenerallyanyspelllike
abilitythatemulates3rdlevelandbelowAD&Dspells.Alsoincludedinthiscategoryareanyclassabilitiesor
NWPsthatthattheswordmaygrantthewielderdespitehis/hernormalclasslimitations.
Majorpowers encompasseshigherlevelspelllikeabilities(aboveAD&D3 rdlevel),augmentedlowerlevel
spells,andanyunique,powerfulmagicksassociatedwiththeweapon.
Specialpurposesindicatewhetherornottheswordhasaspecialpurposeforexisting.Promotinggood/evil,
destroyingparticularmonsters/characters/objects,andgainingpower/glory/treasureareallexamplesofspecial
purposes.Anyspecialpurposepowersarealsolistedhere.
Curses gives backgrounds,effects,andwaysofnegating detrimental effectstheswordmay haveuponits
ownerorthosearoundit. Ingeneral.curseditemsmaynotbegiveupordiscardedbytheownerwithout
somehowbeingreleasedfromthecurseinvolved.Thecurseditemwillmagicallyreappearinhis/herhand,or
theownerwillbeunabletoputtheitemdownoraway. Inanyevent,theownerwillnotwillinglygiveup
possessionoftheitem.
Background: thisincludes specific traitsorpersonality quirksoftheweapon,itshistory,former owners,
and/orhumorousstoriesinvolvingthecreationoruseoftheweapon.
Notes: thissectionincludescreatorsorreviewers(liketheeditors)commentsabouttheweaponandoften
attemptstofillinmissinginfoabouttheweapon,orsuggestsdifferentwaystoallowtheweapontobeusedor
modifiedforanyAD&Dcampaign.
XPValue: theexperiencepointvalueforfinding/owning/usingthesword. Mostofthesevalueshavebeen
calculatedbytheeditors,basedonknownXPsforTSR,Inc.createditems.
Cost:mostoftheweaponsheredonothavenotedcosts.Thisisbecausetheuniquenessandpowerfulnatures
ofmostweaponscatalogedheremakeitdifficulttoputapriceontheitem.

Ifaswordhasa[1]ora[2]besideit'sname,thereisaswordwiththesamenameeitherinthispublication,ora
TSRpublication.Theymayormaynotbeofthesamestrengthand/orfunction.
ManyoftheswordslistedherearevariationsofstandardAD&Dmagicitems.Inanefforttoconservespace,
andsincemost playersarefamiliar withtheirpowersanyway,theyarenotrecountedineachdescriptionthat
referencesthem.Someofthemorefrequentlyusedreferencesarelistedbelow:

Sword,frostbrand:*+3,+6vs.fireusing/dwellingcreatures;functionsasRingofWarmth;50%chance
extinguishesfire,magicalorotherwise,whenbladeisthrustintothefire;shedslightonlyintemperatures
below0C.

Sword, flame tongue: +1, +2 vs. regenerating creatures, +3 vs. coldusing, flammable, or avian
creatures,+4vs.undead;shedslightandflamesoncommand;

Swordofspeed:+X;swordgrantsthewielderthefirstattackofanyround,despiteanyconditionstothe
contrary;anyadditionalmeleeattackswiththeswordarefigurednormally;improvesthewieldersnumberof
attacksbyonecategory(i.e.oneattackbecomes3/2,3/2becomestwo,twobecomes5/2).

Swordofsharpness:+X(usually+1),butconsidered+3(orbetterif+Xis>3)astowhatitcanhit;
shedslightonwielderscommandeithera5rad.dimlight,15rad.normallight,or30rad.equivalentofa
Lightspell;severslimbs(limbdeterminedrandomly,butnotthehead)ontohitrollsasfollows:
Opponent
Normal/Armored
Largerthanhuman
Metalorstone

Unmodifiedtohitrollneededtosever
18
19
20

Sword,vorpal:+X(usually+3);samelightabilitiesasSwordofSharpness;seversheadsontohitrolls
asfollows:
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Opponent
Normal/Armored
Largerthanhuman
Metalorstone

Unmodifiedtohitrollneededtosever
17
18
19

Sword,holyorholyavenger:+X(+2normally),+5inthehandsofapaladin(unless+Xis>5);when
wieldedbyapaladincreatesMagicResistanceof50%,5rad.;negatesmagicofalevelequaltoorlessthan
thepaladinsexperiencelevelina5rad.;inflicts+10damageonchaoticevilopponents.
Sword,defender:+X;wieldermayopttouseallorpartoftheswordsattackbonus(+X)toreducehis
ArmorClass. i.e.a+4defendermaybesplittoreducethewieldersACby2,thusmaking theweapona
sword+2.
Sword,dancing:whenusedinmelee,swordsfirstroundbonusis+1,secondround(consecutive)bonus
is+2,thirdround(consecutive)+3,fourth(consecutive)+4,fifth(consecutive)dropsto+1andthecycle
startsoveragain;maybeloosedonanyroundtheswordsbonusis+1andwillattackonitsownupto30
awayattheownerslevelandability.Afterdancing(andprogressinginitsbonusperusual)for4rounds,the
swordreturnstoitsownershandandmustbeusedinmeleeforthefourroundcyclebeforeitmaydance
again.
Swordofwounding:+X(usually+1);damagedonecannotberegeneratedorhealmagically,shortofa
Wish; any wound caused by the sword inflicts an additional hp of damage every subsequent round until
bandaged.
Swordofquality:+X/+X;theseswordsaretypicallynonmagical,butaresowellmadethattheygivea
bonustohit,todamage,orboth;theycannothitcreaturesaffectedonlybymagicalweapons.

FamousLastWords
Whenyoupickamagicalweaponforyourcampaign,eitherasatreasureorchallengefortheplayer's,pleaseuse
yourcommonsense. Ifyoufeelthatyoumustrolltodeterminetheweaponrandomly,dosobeforethebattle
begins.I'veplayedinadventurewherewe(ascharacters)defeatedabunchofgoblins,openedupthetreasurechest
behindthem,andwatchedtheDMrollrandomlyonthecharts.InowhadaVorpalsword.
Also,whenpickingweaponsfromthisdocumentforyourcampaign,readthemoverfully,andconsiderthem.
Thinkofwhatnotonlythemonsterscoulddowiththem,butwhattheplayerscoulddowiththemaswell.Someof
theweaponsinherearebyfarunrealisticevenforafantasygame,andshouldbeclassedasoneofakindartifacts,
perhapsevenweaponsofthegodsthemselves.
Ohya,don'tforgettohavefuntoo!
ChristopherA.BrooksEditor
webmaster@netprg.com

Imustconcurwithouresteemededitorswordsofwisdomabove.Alwaystakethetimetoconsidertheimpact
addingapowerfulmagicalweapontoyouradventuringpartymighthaveongamebalanceandplayability.Giving
apartymemberamagicalitemjustbecauseThatswhatIrolled...isntalwaysthebestorfairestidea.
IwouldalsoliketosuggestthatDMstrytobreakplayersoftheoldIllusemy+2swordonthatmonsterway
ofthinking.Remember,itsaroleplayinggame.Theresnosuchthingasa+2swordinthecharactersworld
(hopefully)! Trytoencourageplayerstouseweaponnamesanddescriptionsratherthanmathematics,itaddsa
certainflairtothegame,trustme! Usetheweaponshereasjumpingoffpointsforyourownimagination,you
donthavetobelimitedbywhatiswrittendownon(electronic)paper.Asisthecasewithmostoftheruleswe
playthegameby,ifitdoesntworkforyourgroup,changeit!Thatshowthisbookcameintobeingthroughthe
imaginationsandideasofothers.
Playwellandsurviveeveryadventure.
GaryM.McDermottAsst.Editor
GMcDermott@MetLife.com
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TableOfContents
Prologue..........................................................................................................................................
CopyrightandDistribution......................................................................................................................................
Contributors.............................................................................................................................................................
Disclaimers..............................................................................................................................................................
Submissions.............................................................................................................................................................
Terminology............................................................................................................................................................
FamousLastWords.................................................................................................................................................

TableOfContents..........................................................................................................................
BastardSwords............................................................................................................................
Baarane'sBastardSword.......................................................................................................................................
BastardSwordofPaladins.....................................................................................................................................
Crossblade..............................................................................................................................................................
CrystalSword........................................................................................................................................................
DemonBane..........................................................................................................................................................
DemonSword........................................................................................................................................................
Dragonsword(XingzicarDarachnar).................................................................................................................
Entropy...............................................................................................................................................................
EtherealWanderer..............................................................................................................................................
FaithfulofTempus,The........................................................................................................................................
Forceblade...........................................................................................................................................................
Golor...................................................................................................................................................................
Icelord....................................................................................................................................................................
JurisEst..................................................................................................................................................................
Kartok.................................................................................................................................................................
Lifekeeper..............................................................................................................................................................
ObsidianBlade,The...........................................................................................................................................
ProphetsSword.................................................................................................................................................
Stormblade.............................................................................................................................................................
SwordsofDarkness...............................................................................................................................................
SwordofEverHitting...........................................................................................................................................
SwordofForce(+2swordofForceEnergy).......................................................................................................
TaurusSword....................................................................................................................................................
Whiteblade.............................................................................................................................................................

BroadSwords...............................................................................................................................
Blueblade..............................................................................................................................................................
BroadSwordofAccuracy.....................................................................................................................................
BroadSwordofWarriors......................................................................................................................................
Caledvwlch............................................................................................................................................................
ChickenSword........................................................................................................................................................
Earthshatter............................................................................................................................................................
ElfSlayers..............................................................................................................................................................
GodSlayer.............................................................................................................................................................
Hell'sFury..............................................................................................................................................................
HitPointGambler...............................................................................................................................................
Ironheart.................................................................................................................................................................
LotzukaoSword(DwarfSword)........................................................................................................................
Revenge.................................................................................................................................................................
ThrowingBroadSword+1....................................................................................................................................
WizardBane..........................................................................................................................................................
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Daggers..........................................................................................................................................
BaneoftheDead...................................................................................................................................................
BlackDagger,The.............................................................................................................................................
BlastBlade..............................................................................................................................................................
BloodClaw............................................................................................................................................................
ButtDriller.............................................................................................................................................................
ChromaticDagger...............................................................................................................................................
CoinStealer............................................................................................................................................................
Daelus....................................................................................................................................................................
DaemonFirebee'sBlade(LongDaggerofMorphing).........................................................................................
DaggerofAlignmentDetection............................................................................................................................
DaggerofBrawn(Brawny)................................................................................................................................
DaggerofBurning.................................................................................................................................................
DaggerofDisease..................................................................................................................................................
DaggerofDivining................................................................................................................................................
DaggerofEternity..............................................................................................................................................
DaggerofGrimm...................................................................................................................................................
DaggerofHappiness.............................................................................................................................................
DaggerofHealing.................................................................................................................................................
DaggerofJealousSouls.....................................................................................................................................
DaggerofNixus.....................................................................................................................................................
DaggerofPain.......................................................................................................................................................
DaggerofPiercingandSkewering.....................................................................................................................
DaggerofShadows................................................................................................................................................
DaggerofStupidity...............................................................................................................................................
DaggerofThieves.................................................................................................................................................
DaggerofUncontrollableFlatulence.................................................................................................................
Dagger+2,+4vs.Women&Children.................................................................................................................
DaggerTip.............................................................................................................................................................
DancingDagger..................................................................................................................................................
Darkfang................................................................................................................................................................
DiamondDagger....................................................................................................................................................
DruidsSacredDagger,The...............................................................................................................................
ElvenDagger.........................................................................................................................................................
Faz'alNotchar'sEnchantedDagger.......................................................................................................................
HaramNightfallsDeathdagger.........................................................................................................................
Hulkorn"TheBloodblade"....................................................................................................................................
Infusix.................................................................................................................................................................
LecruciatheThirsty...............................................................................................................................................
Masteran'sThrowingDaggerofInstantReturn....................................................................................................
Potracos..................................................................................................................................................................
Razor......................................................................................................................................................................
Shadrax'sBlade(Metalbane)................................................................................................................................
Shorty.....................................................................................................................................................................
SilentBlade............................................................................................................................................................
SmatsDimensionDoorDagger........................................................................................................................
SqueakingDaggerofThrowing............................................................................................................................
ThrowingDagger...................................................................................................................................................
ThrownDaggerofBackstabbing...........................................................................................................................
VampiricCrysdagger.............................................................................................................................................
Vanquisher.............................................................................................................................................................
Vengear..................................................................................................................................................................

Katanas.........................................................................................................................................
Blindside................................................................................................................................................................
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Ebonblade..............................................................................................................................................................
KatanaofSenses,The........................................................................................................................................
KatanaofTentoknohMinowara...........................................................................................................................
LongBones.........................................................................................................................................................
MundaneSword.....................................................................................................................................................

Knives............................................................................................................................................
ButterKnifeofAsteriaka......................................................................................................................................
Nevermiss..............................................................................................................................................................
Wackyknife............................................................................................................................................................

KopeshSwords.............................................................................................................................
Forktongue.............................................................................................................................................................

LongSwords.................................................................................................................................
AntimagicalLongSword.......................................................................................................................................
Baarane'sLongSword...........................................................................................................................................
Biff(LongSwordofAnnoyance).........................................................................................................................
BilltheDuck..........................................................................................................................................................
BlackBlade............................................................................................................................................................
BlackBladeofTyrants,The..................................................................................................................................
Bloodshriek............................................................................................................................................................
ChaosBlade...........................................................................................................................................................
Chaoseater..............................................................................................................................................................
ClawOfMystra.....................................................................................................................................................
DancingSword......................................................................................................................................................
Darkenbane............................................................................................................................................................
DeathBlow(SwordofHaste).............................................................................................................................
DoomBlade........................................................................................................................................................
DragonBaneHolyAvenger..................................................................................................................................
DragonClaw...........................................................................................................................................................
DragonEmber........................................................................................................................................................
Dragonsword..........................................................................................................................................................
DreamweaverBlade..............................................................................................................................................
Dunamis(Vulgbane)..............................................................................................................................................
DwarvenEvilSlayer...........................................................................................................................................
ElvenSongBlade...............................................................................................................................................
EnhancerLongSwordofWounding..................................................................................................................
Erebos....................................................................................................................................................................
FleshSlayer............................................................................................................................................................
Frenzy....................................................................................................................................................................
GolemKiller..........................................................................................................................................................
Lifestealer..............................................................................................................................................................
LongSword5,HolyPacifist................................................................................................................................
LongSwordofGrowth..........................................................................................................................................
LongSwordofOneLiners....................................................................................................................................
LongSwordofRangers.........................................................................................................................................
LongSwordofTrueVision...................................................................................................................................
LongSwordx2(DoublingSword).......................................................................................................................
LongSword+2LightningBrand..........................................................................................................................
Mindshield.............................................................................................................................................................
MindWall...............................................................................................................................................................
Mooseburgers........................................................................................................................................................
PeopleSmasher.......................................................................................................................................................
PiratesLuckySword..............................................................................................................................................
Protector.................................................................................................................................................................
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QuakeSword......................................................................................................................................................
Quar"TheDestroyer"............................................................................................................................................
Quietus...................................................................................................................................................................
Quillion..................................................................................................................................................................
RavensSoulBlade............................................................................................................................................
RevelationLongSword.........................................................................................................................................
Rust........................................................................................................................................................................
Satan'sTongue.......................................................................................................................................................
SpiderBlades......................................................................................................................................................
SquirrelsBane...................................................................................................................................................
SwordOfAractos..................................................................................................................................................
SwordofAssassination.........................................................................................................................................
SwordofDismemberment.....................................................................................................................................
SwordofDismemberment(cursed).......................................................................................................................
SwordofFamiliarity(Rotweiler).........................................................................................................................
SwordofFire.......................................................................................................................................................
SwordofForbearance..........................................................................................................................................
SwordofHolyLight(Dunrick)........................................................................................................................
SwordofHope.....................................................................................................................................................
SwordOfImmortal..............................................................................................................................................
SwordofIntolerance...........................................................................................................................................
SwordofManyFoes............................................................................................................................................
SwordofStealth..................................................................................................................................................
SwordofWere.....................................................................................................................................................
TaukiensofDragons,The...............................................................................................................................
ThiefWatcher......................................................................................................................................................
TristensSword.................................................................................................................................................
VampireBlade......................................................................................................................................................
Vanshir'sWarblade..............................................................................................................................................
Warmonger(TheBringerofDeath).................................................................................................................
Wilde....................................................................................................................................................................
WindswordofSharda..........................................................................................................................................
Wizard'sBane......................................................................................................................................................
WyrmSlayer......................................................................................................................................................

Rapiers........................................................................................................................................
SwordofDancing................................................................................................................................................
Sylvanglade..........................................................................................................................................................

Sabers/Cutlasses.........................................................................................................................
Gorbaal'sLuck.....................................................................................................................................................
WereBlade...........................................................................................................................................................

Scimitars.....................................................................................................................................
Sandstorm............................................................................................................................................................
ScimitarofLurdas,The.......................................................................................................................................
ScimitaroftheFourWinds..............................................................................................................................
SwordofSecondSight........................................................................................................................................
TrollsBane............................................................................................................................................................
Ulundaris..............................................................................................................................................................

ShortSwords..............................................................................................................................
Baarane'sShortSword.........................................................................................................................................
Bellyripper...........................................................................................................................................................
BladeofIves........................................................................................................................................................
BloodBlades.........................................................................................................................................................
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ChillShortSword................................................................................................................................................
Cro.......................................................................................................................................................................
Darkthorn.............................................................................................................................................................
EbonyBlade.........................................................................................................................................................
FangBlades..........................................................................................................................................................
FlamebirdSpecial................................................................................................................................................
FlowFire..............................................................................................................................................................
GoblinBlade........................................................................................................................................................
GoldstoneBitingblade........................................................................................................................................
Idrenal..................................................................................................................................................................
JaiThorn'sBlade.................................................................................................................................................
KamFongsKnockdownShortSword............................................................................................................
Maelstrom(MetalStorm)...................................................................................................................................
Serpent'sTongue..................................................................................................................................................
ShortSwordofDarkness.....................................................................................................................................
ShortSwordofDisarming...................................................................................................................................
ShortSwordofSevering.....................................................................................................................................
ShortysRevenge..............................................................................................................................................
SilverSword........................................................................................................................................................
SwordofBladeBarrier........................................................................................................................................
SwordofHorus....................................................................................................................................................
SwordofKas.......................................................................................................................................................
SwordofLoCate................................................................................................................................................
SwordoftheNight..............................................................................................................................................
SwordofNobility................................................................................................................................................
UnderSwords,The...........................................................................................................................................
WoodenSword....................................................................................................................................................

Swords.........................................................................................................................................
AllOverFlameBrand.........................................................................................................................................
AllOverFrostBrand...........................................................................................................................................
AllOverPoisonSword.......................................................................................................................................
AntiMagicSword...............................................................................................................................................
BastardSword......................................................................................................................................................
BattleBlade.........................................................................................................................................................
BeltynnsSwords.................................................................................................................................................
BlidaSword(SwordofGod)............................................................................................................................
CaneSword..........................................................................................................................................................
Catchsword.........................................................................................................................................................
ColdIntellectSword............................................................................................................................................
CopycatBlade......................................................................................................................................................
CowardSword.....................................................................................................................................................
CrystalBlades,The(StormBlades)....................................................................................................................
Daryo...................................................................................................................................................................
DemonSlayer(DevilBane)...............................................................................................................................
DemonSlicer.......................................................................................................................................................
DemonSwordofYargash,The...........................................................................................................................
DragonChopper..................................................................................................................................................
EmeraldSword....................................................................................................................................................
EtherealBlade......................................................................................................................................................
ExplodingSword.................................................................................................................................................
FangofSsussathilasiss,The................................................................................................................................
FireBiter..............................................................................................................................................................
FirstJustice..........................................................................................................................................................
FlamingWooden.................................................................................................................................................
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Frez......................................................................................................................................................................
GavinHallMagebane..........................................................................................................................................
GuardianBlade....................................................................................................................................................
HeavensFury...................................................................................................................................................
HellBeater...........................................................................................................................................................
HellRazor............................................................................................................................................................
HolyAvenger+5.................................................................................................................................................
HotandColdBlade.............................................................................................................................................
Inquisitors,The.................................................................................................................................................
KemerlySword(TheSwordofNature)...........................................................................................................
MageDoom(MageBane,MageStriker,Fighter'sDream)...............................................................................
MageMasher.......................................................................................................................................................
MetalBlade...........................................................................................................................................................
OathBreaker(ChainBreaker).............................................................................................................................
ProhibitionistSword............................................................................................................................................
ReverseSword.....................................................................................................................................................
Sacrificer..............................................................................................................................................................
Sexblade...............................................................................................................................................................
ShadowBane........................................................................................................................................................
ShadowSword.....................................................................................................................................................
Shatterer(TheSwordoftheOutcast,Bloodguard)............................................................................................
SingingSword[1]................................................................................................................................................
Singingsword[2]................................................................................................................................................
Songblade............................................................................................................................................................
Spellswords..........................................................................................................................................................
Stargate................................................................................................................................................................
SureBlade.............................................................................................................................................................
Surge'sPrismaticBlade.......................................................................................................................................
SwordofBlinding...............................................................................................................................................
SwordofCanineAttraction.................................................................................................................................
SwordofChange.................................................................................................................................................
SwordofConditionalImmortality......................................................................................................................
SwordofConversion...........................................................................................................................................
SwordofDancing................................................................................................................................................
SwordofDarkness...............................................................................................................................................
SwordofDesperation..........................................................................................................................................
SwordofDreamlessNights.................................................................................................................................
SwordofFear......................................................................................................................................................
SwordofFlames..................................................................................................................................................
SwordofFrenzy..................................................................................................................................................
SwordofGaseousForm(SwordofFieryThroat).............................................................................................
SwordofGleaming..............................................................................................................................................
SwordofIntercession..........................................................................................................................................
SwordsofLaw,The.............................................................................................................................................
SwordofLies.......................................................................................................................................................
SwordofNonInterference..................................................................................................................................
SwordofOmens..................................................................................................................................................
SwordofOuterPlanarSurvival(BalorsBanes).............................................................................................
SwordofPalaodrin..............................................................................................................................................
SwordofParrying................................................................................................................................................
SwordofPercivalIronheart.................................................................................................................................
SwordofPolymorphing.......................................................................................................................................
SwordofRandomFlaux......................................................................................................................................
SwordofReincarnation.......................................................................................................................................
SwordofScything...............................................................................................................................................
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SwordofSilence..................................................................................................................................................
SwordofStrangeness..........................................................................................................................................
SwordoftheCursedGauntlet.............................................................................................................................
SwordsoftheMagi..............................................................................................................................................
SwordoftheNight..............................................................................................................................................
SwordoftheSpiderGoddess..............................................................................................................................
SwordofTraitsAlteration...................................................................................................................................
SwordofTransference........................................................................................................................................
SwordofTravel..................................................................................................................................................
SwordofWateryWrath.......................................................................................................................................
SwordSnake........................................................................................................................................................
Sword+1,+5vs.Masonry..................................................................................................................................
Sword+1,+5vs.Wielder....................................................................................................................................
Sword+1,+9Backstabber..................................................................................................................................
TalkingBlade........................................................................................................................................................
Talox....................................................................................................................................................................
ThiefBane...........................................................................................................................................................
TonySword,The.................................................................................................................................................
UrtGollen............................................................................................................................................................
Widowmaker........................................................................................................................................................

Twohandedswords/Claymores...............................................................................................
Biter.....................................................................................................................................................................
DoomBringer.......................................................................................................................................................
Doombringer........................................................................................................................................................
DragonDeath........................................................................................................................................................
Dragonfang..........................................................................................................................................................
Dragonsbane.....................................................................................................................................................
Dragonswords......................................................................................................................................................
FinalJustice.........................................................................................................................................................
God'sEdges.........................................................................................................................................................
Horgon.................................................................................................................................................................
IceMaiden...........................................................................................................................................................
IronFist.................................................................................................................................................................
Kobold'sDoom....................................................................................................................................................
MagicBane.......................................................................................................................................................
Preintelligentsword............................................................................................................................................
Rogenwohr,SwordofMight...............................................................................................................................
SpellSucker.........................................................................................................................................................
Spirit'sReach.......................................................................................................................................................
Starblade..............................................................................................................................................................
StarFighter...........................................................................................................................................................
SwordofDragonkind.......................................................................................................................................
SwordofLife....................................................................................................................................................
SwordofPiraztheMad.......................................................................................................................................
SwordofRax.......................................................................................................................................................
SwordofWarding...............................................................................................................................................
TreasureSword....................................................................................................................................................
Trollkiller.............................................................................................................................................................
UnholyDefender+5.........................................................................................................................................

Hellblades....................................................................................................................................
ExcaliburJunior...................................................................................................................................................
Souleater..............................................................................................................................................................
Soulsucker............................................................................................................................................................
Soulzapper...........................................................................................................................................................
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Soulskinner..........................................................................................................................................................
Souldrainer...........................................................................................................................................................
Lifesucker............................................................................................................................................................
Hellbearer............................................................................................................................................................
Soulswallower......................................................................................................................................................
Soultaster.............................................................................................................................................................
Souldevourer........................................................................................................................................................
Lifeeater...............................................................................................................................................................
Lifelicker..............................................................................................................................................................

TheTwelveSwords....................................................................................................................
Shieldbreaker(SwordofForce).........................................................................................................................
Stonecutter(SwordofSiege)..............................................................................................................................
Doomgiver(SwordofJustice)............................................................................................................................
Sightblinder(SwordofStealth)..........................................................................................................................
Woundhealer(SwordofMercy,SwordofLove)..............................................................................................
Mindsword...........................................................................................................................................................
Soulcutter(SwordofDespair,Tyrant'sBlade)..................................................................................................
Townsaver(SwordofFury)...............................................................................................................................
Wayfinder(SwordofWisdom)..........................................................................................................................
Farslayer(SwordofVengeance)........................................................................................................................
Coinspinner(SwordofChance).........................................................................................................................
Dragonslicer(SwordofHeroes).........................................................................................................................

RandomSwordDescriptionGenerator...................................................................................
SwordComponentDescriptions...............................................................................................
InGeneral............................................................................................................................................................
TheBlade.............................................................................................................................................................
TheGuard............................................................................................................................................................
Handles/Hilts.......................................................................................................................................................
Pommels..............................................................................................................................................................

Gems............................................................................................................................................

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BastardSwords
Baarane'sBastardSword
TherearethreeswordscreatedbythelegendaryweaponforgerBaarane.Theyarealongsword,shortsword,and
bastardsword.Allweaponshavesomepropertiesincommon.Allthreeare:

+2weaponstohitanddamage(considered+4forattackingcreatureswhichrequireacertain+tohit)
Afterthefirstroundofcombat,thewielderwillALWAYSstrikefirstintheround,regardlessofdexterity
orothermodifiers.
AllradiateContinualLightina60'radius.LightCANNOTbecontrolledbythewielder:itisALWAYS
onwhentheweaponisdrawn.
Whenwielded,thelightpouringfromthebladecreatesastrobeeffectinfrontofthewielder,adding2
tohis/herACforallfrontalattacks.
ColorSpray/HypnoticPattern (andsimilarspells)havenoeffectonthewielderoronanyonestanding
behindthewielderwithintheradiusoflightemittedbytheblade.
BladecancastJumpspellatwill,upto5times/day.
Eachbladehasit'sownsetofadditionalproperties.
Baarane'sBastardSword
(additionalproperties)
Type:duh!
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Neutral
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
Ifusedtwohanded,hasa10%chanceofdisarminganopponentonasuccessfultohitroll.Itcan
onlydisarmanopponentusingaonehandedweapon.
Onanatural20,iftheopponentiswieldinganonmagicalweapon,itwillshatterthatweapon.Ifthe
opponentiswieldingamagicalweapon,he/shemustsavevs.Paralyzation(bonusequaltoweapon
plus)orbedisarmed.
Ifthewielderconcentratesonthisswordformorethanoneround,itwillpointinthedirectionofthe
nearestoftheothertwoswords.Iftheotherswordliesonanotherplane,thebastardswordwillpoint
straightup.Thereisnorangelimitonthispower.
Thebastardswordwascreatedforonepurpose:todestroytheothertwoswords.Ifthisswordis
drawninthepresenceofoneoftheothertwoblades,thewieldermustmakeasavevs.Spellat4.
Failuretosavecausesthewieldertoenteraberserkrage,andattackwhoeverisholdingtheother
sword.Ifthesaveismade,thewielderbecomesawareofthespecialpurposeoftheweapon,but
resiststherage.
IncombatwithsomeonewieldingoneoftheotherBaarane'sswords,ifanatural18,19,or20is
rolled,theotherswordisdestroyed.Amagicalexplosionoccursdoing5d4+20pointsofdamagetoall
withina20'radiusofthecombat.Ifthisweaponmanagestodestroybothoftheotherswords,itloses
allit'sspecialabilities,butretainsthoseabilitiescommontoallthreeswords.
Background:
ThegoodandevilswordswerecreatedasanexperimentbyBaarane.Consideringthemtoopowerful,
hesecuredtheminavault,wheretheywerelaterstolenbyadventurers.Outragedandangered,Baarane
createdthebastardswordinordertoexactrevengeonthosewhohadstolenfromhim.Expectingthatan
Adventurer's natural curiosity would do his work for him, he presented the bastard sword to an
adventuringacquaintanceasagift.Intime,heknew,someonewhousedthebastardswordwouldfollow
it'sgentletugsand...Hewouldhavehisrevenge!!!
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Baaranefeltthatwhateverpowersremainedinthebastardswordafterthedestructionoftheothertwo
wouldbesuitablerewardforthewarriorstrongenoughtocompletethetask.
XPValue:unknown

BastardSwordofPaladins
<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>
Once upon a time, a mage guild got together and decided it was a good idea to create a magic item for each of
theclasses.Beingmages,theycreateditemsforeachschoolofmagic,astaffforthedruids,aharpforthebards,
andamagicshapeshiftingweaponfortheclerics.Theyalsocreatedthreeswordsandadagger.Oneoftheseisthe
weaponheredescribed.
Type:Bastardsword+5,HolyAvenger*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

GivesHolyAvenger*powerstoanylawfulgoodfighterclassorsubclassorlawfulgoodclericthatcan
useasword.

Makesownercompletelyimmunetoevenmagicaldiseases.

Causesallhealingcastbyownertohealanextrapointofdamage.

Worksasamaceofdisruptionusingwielderslevelaslevelofcleric(not2).

Edgesglowalightredwhenwithin60'ofundeadorcreaturesfromthelowerplanes.

Theweapondoesn'tglowexceptwhenownerdesiresordetectabilityisactivated.Detectisaboutasbright
asacandle.Whenownerdesireslight,theswordglowslikeaContinualLight.
XPValue:unknown
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholyavengerpowers,page7.Editors

Crossblade
<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu Jason Choi>
Thisweaponisashiningbastardsword,withaemblemofalargecrossuponthebaseoftheblade.
Type:Bastardsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Whenthemagicoftheswordisinvoked,thiscrossbeginstoemitablindingwhiteauraand
proceedstolashoutandattachtoaopponentschest.Thiscrosswilldrainaportionofthevictimsvitality,returnto
thesword,andtransferthisstolenenergytothemasteroftheblade.Themagiccrossinflicts1d6HPper/levelof
thewielder.Thisfunctioncanonlybecalleduponuptotwiceaday.Notethatthecrosscanbeparriedwitha
magicalweapon,andifitissuccessfullyblocked,thecrosswillautomaticallyhittheswordsowner.
Notes: Ifthecrossisblocked andhitsthewielder,wouldnt itdrainptsandthensimplyreturnthemtothe
wielder?Editors
XPValue:unknown

CrystalSword
<doughde@rcn.bitnet>

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Abastardswordmadeoutofalargesinglepieceofquartzcrystal.Magicmakesitthesameweightandhardness
ofaregularbastardswordandprovidesitsspecialabilitywhichisnotobviousoralwaysknown.
Type:Bastardsword+2or+3
INT:low(limitedtovisualtranslationofwrittentext)
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Whenheldsotheusercanseethroughtheblade,ittranslatesanywrittenlanguageintoany
otheroftheDM'schoice,usuallycommon,dwarvenorelven.Canbeused35timesaday,andeachchargelasts
fortenminutes.
Note: Itcanonlybeactivatedoncommand!Itthushasalimitedintelligencethatonlypertainstotranslation
(whichmaynotalwaysbeprecise).Theswordmust(obviously)becleantobeusefulforthispurpose.Theworkto
betranslatedmustbeclearlyvisibleandofasensiblelanguage.Possibleoption:onlyallowittotranslatefrom
onespecificlanguagetoanother.
XPValue:unknown

DemonBane

<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>


Type:Bastardsword+3,+5vs.demons
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:LawfulGood
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thewielderoftheswordisimmunetoallmagicaleffectsandspellscausedorcastbyanydemon,directed
specificallyatthewielder.

Foranyothereffects,thewieldergainsa+4onanysavingthrows,andwillevengetasavingthrowif
therewasnonebefore.

Theswordglowsadeepbluewheneverademongetswithin120'.

Onahitofanatural20,ifintended,theswordwillhitandshatterthedemon'samulet.
Background:Theswordisonlyusablebylawfulgoodcharacters.
XPValue:unknown

DemonSword

<Scott D. Law: law@xip.nrl.navy.mil>


Type:Cursedbastardsword+2
INT:perdemon(seebelow)
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:telepathy
Primarypowers: SwordisapolymorphedtypeIVdemon(orTanar'ri,TrueNalfeshneeifyouwish)andcan
throwallthespellsthatsuchacreaturecouldthrow.Thewieldershouldnotbetoldthis.Thedemonwillcast
whateverthewielderasks.
Background/Curse: Theswordwillexactitspaymenteachmidnightinhitpoints(1hp+1hpforeachpower
used).Youcouldscalethisuptoreflectthedifferentspelllevels,ifthecharactercantakethelosses.Thewielder
canonlyberidoftheswordifRemoveCursereleasesthedemonfromitsimprisonmentinthesword,freetocause
mayhemontheparty.
XPValue:unknown
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Dragonsword(XingzicarDarachnar)
< Excalibur: till3@juno.com >

Thisappearstobeanoldbastardsword,withawoodenhiltandanironbladewithadulledge.Despiteitspoor
appearance,aDetectMagicspellwillshowevocationandalterationenchantments,butthemagicradiationisfaint.
Type:Bastardsword+X(variesperwieldersalignmentandclass,seePrimarypowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Good
Communication:none
Primary powers: In any case, the sword causes 3d4/2d12 points of damage when wielded twohanded. Its
enchantmentsmakeitextremelylight,sothatitmaybeusedonehanded,inwhichcaseitsdamagebecomes
1d10/2d8.Itadjustsitselftofittheuser,andcanthusactasatwohandedsword,abastardsword,oralongsword.
Anyoneproficientanyofthoseswordscanuseitnormally.Theswordshowsitsfullpotentialwhenanygood
alignedcreaturepicksitup;itthenchangesasfollows:
Characteris:

Swordbecomes:

ChaoticGood,Any

GleamingSteelswordofexceptionalquality+1.

ChaoticGood,Priest

GleamingSteelswordofexceptionalquality+1,+2againstevil.

NeutralGood,Any

GleamingSteelswordofexceptionalquality+1,+2againstevil.

NeutralGood,Priest

GleamingSteelswordofexceptionalquality+1,+3againstevil.

LawfulGood,any

GleamingSteelswordofexceptionalquality+1,+3againstevil.

LawfulGood,Priest

GleamingSteelswordofexceptionalquality+2,+3againstevil.

Paladin

HolySilveryMithrilsword+4,+5againstevil.*
Hiltfeatureshundredsofsmallgemsandtheheadofasilverdragon.
Thecharactergainsanadditional +2onthewielderssavingthrowsagainst
anythingdonetohimbyevilbeings,anda2bonustohisAC.

DracoPaladin

Thisisthesword'strueform:Amithrilandadamantitesword,itsedgesmade
ofathinlayerofdiamond,whichpulsateswithabluelight,growingbrighter
wheninthepresenceofevil.
Thehiltisadornedwith72dragonsof varioussize,andinlaidwithprecious
gems.
Itbecomesa+6sword,andevilcreaturescount onlydexterityandmagical
bonusesfortheirAC.
Thecharactergainsa+2toStrength,+2toWisdom,2toAC,+10%Magic
Resistance,andoneadditionalattackperroundwhenwieldingtheweapon.

Background:
Ifusedbyanyneutralalignedcreatureorcharacter,itwillfunctionasabastardsword,witha2tothedamage
rollduetoitsdulledge(andadamageof0isindeedpossible).
Ifanevilcreaturetouchesthesword,hemustsavevs.Paralyzation(inwhichcaseheletsgoquickenough)or
evokeaterriblepowerofthesword:Thebladeturnsblack,andfromthehiltspringforth72black,dragonlike
snakeswhicharebetween1'and15'long,theirbodiesstayattachedtotheswordatthetail,buttheirattackscause
theevilwielder1d6x72pointsofdamageperround.Theyarecompletelyimmunetoallmagicandpsionicsfrom
regularmortals(avatarsanddemigodsorhigheraffectthemnormally),andareonlyharmedbyweaponsofatleast
+5enchantment;eachsnakehas2d81hitpoints(115,oneperfootoflength).Anyattackdirectedagainstthe
snakescausesonlyhalfdamageonthesnake,andtheotherhalfonthevictim.TheyareAC6.Whenasnakeis
killed,itdisappearsbackintothehilt,andcanreappearagain1dayperhitpointlater.
Notes:
*Seedescriptionofholyavengerpowers,page7.Editors
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage20

Thisswordisfrommyowncreatedcampaignsetting,theworldofSILICUS.TheDracoPaladinsarealways
elves,andhavepowersfargreaterthanthoseoftheregularpaladin.Ifyou'reinterested,contactme.E
XPValue:unknown

Entropy
< Andrew Rochester: roch@necromancer.demon.co.uk >
Thisis,withoutadoubt,oneofthemightiestandyetmostsubtleweaponsthathaseverbeencrafted.
Theworkmanshipisexquisite,andyetsimple.Thebladeisunmarkedsteel,alwaysinpristinecondition.The
pommelislightlydecoratedwithoutbeingornate,withanorbofsomeceramicorglassymaterialobservations
differaboutthreeinchesindiameteratitsend.
Type:Artifactorrelic;Bastardsword+5
INT:18
Ego:21
Alignment:ChaoticEvil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Theswordconfersuponitsbearera50%magicresistance,whichcanbedroppedatwill;the
bladejustneedstobecarriedonitsowner'spersonforthiseffecttobeinplace.
Majorpowers:

Thebladefunctionsasa RingofBoccob,withthecorrespondingchancestodrainanymagical items


struckpermanently.

Additionally,thebladeconferstheeffectsofTenser'sDeadlyStrike,3timesperday,for5rounds,atwill.

Onceina24hourperiod,thebearerofthebladecancalluponTenser'sPrimalFuryfor18rounds,with
theincumbentrisks.
Specialpurpose:Slaypaladins.Anypaladinstruckbythebladeisforcedtosufferanalignmentchangetochaotic
evilunlessasavevs.Spell ismade.Thisalignment changeisimmediate,andifthesaveisunsuccessful,the
paladinisimmediatelystrippedofallhisspecialpowersandprivileges.Anypaladinsoaffectedmustmakean
additionalsavingthrowvs.Spellthesameroundorsufferinsanity,lastingfor2d4weeks.
Background:
Theoriginsofthisweaponaremaskedbymythanduncertainty.Supposedly,thestoryruns,inanotherplaneor
crystalsphereparalleltoourown,therelivedamagewhowasconsumedwithloathingforallpaladins.Hesaw
themasathreattothebalance,andasinterferingbusybodieswhodidastheychoseinthenameofright,and
wereforsomereasongrantedspecialpowerstodoso.Forthiswizard,whosenamenobodyseemsabletorecall,
right and wrong were just words, with a meaning that depended completely on an individual's beliefs and
experiences.Yetpaladinslaidclaimtosomeabsolute:aclaimwhichcausedthemagegreatire.
Soitwasthatthiswizardbeganhistask:tofashionabladewhichcouldbeusedagainstpaladins,tippingthe
balanceofsuchanencounterinthefavorofitsbearer.TheresultwasthebladeknownasEntropy.
Notes:EntropycouldbeapowerfultrickweaponifusedproperlybytheDM.Thebladecouldkeepitsspecial
purposesecretandallowitselftobeusedbycharactersofanyalignment,onlyrevealingitspowerandpurposeto
acharacteritcanoverpowerwithanegocheck.ThebladesMajorpowersarewhatliftsthisweaponoutofthe
realmofordinarymagicitemsintotheartifactorreliccategory.Editors
XPValue:unknown

EtherealWanderer

< Andrew Rochester: roch@necromancer.demon.co.uk>


Thisfinelycraftedmagicalbastardswordhasabladeofastartlingsilverymetalwhosesurfaceisdecoratedwith
aswirlingpatternofstrangerunesandmagicalsymbols.
Type:Bastardsword
INT:none
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage21

Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
Theweaponhasaverypowerfulability:theabilitytotransportthesword'sbearerintotheborderetherealplane
whilethesworditselfremainsontheprimematerialplanethatthecharacterjustleft.
Themostuniqueandpotentaspectofthesword'spower,however,isthefactthatthecharacterbearingthesword
cancontinuetograsptheweapon'shiltacrosstheplanes,allowinghimtostandintheborderetherealandwielda
weaponthatresidesontheprimematerialplane!Thismeansthatthecharactercanonlybeaffectedbyattack
modesthatreachintotheborderethereal,butcanenterintocombatwith(andinflictdamageupon)anyoneonthe
primeplane.AnyoneunfortunateenoughtobeattackedbytheEtherealWandererwillseeonlyadancingblade
that fights, seemingly unaided, withamind of itsown. The sword issubject toany attack forms that would
normallyaffectamagicalweapon.
Thesword'sbearerwillremainetherealfor3d4rounds.ThisdurationisdeterminedbytheDMeachtimethe
bearerinvokesthepowerofetherealtravel:thefigureshouldnotberevealedtotheplayercharacter!Thesword's
bearerwillbeunabletoleavetheborderetherealuntilthisdurationexpires.Evenspellsordevicesthatnormally
allowforplanartransitwillfailifusedtotryandtransportEtherealWanderer'sbearerbacktothePrimeMaterial
planebeforetheendofthisperiod.If,attheexpirationofthisperiod,thesword'swielderisstandinginsideasolid
objectintheborderetherealandisthusunabletoreenterthePrimeplane(forexample,ifheisinsideawall)he
willbeflungintoarandomlocationinthedeepethereal whiletheswordissimilarlydispatchedtoarandom
locationonthePrimeMaterialplaneonwhichitwasfound.
Curse:Thereisonepotentialdrawbackthataccompanieseveryuseofthispower:eachandeverytimethepower
ofetherealtravelisused,thereisa10%(noncumulative)chancethattheswordbearerwillbeflungtoarandom
location in the deep ethereal (i.e. a long way from any curtains of vaporous color) and the sword Ethereal
WandereritselfwillbetransportedtoarandomlocationsomewhereinthePrimeplaneonwhichitwaslastused.
Background:

Notethatanyattemptstomakethesworditselfetherealwillfail:theweaponisirrevocablyboundtotheplaneon
whichitwasformed.Thus,itisimpossiblefortheweapontotransportedtoanyotherplanebyspellordevice.The
swordwillsimplyremainatitslocationontheprimematerialplaneonwhichitwascreated.Ifsomemassive
power(e.g.thatofanartifactorrelic)isusedinanattempttocircumventthisquirk,then EtherealWandererwill
bedestroyedforever.
Inanagegoneby,whenthesouthernlandswereattheirpeakofmagicalexpertise,AlassarinofMessemprar
commissionedtheconstructionofthismarvelousweapon.Withit,hehopedtochangethefaceofUnther.Itwasa
granddreamthatvanishedalongwiththe EtherealWanderer intheappallingcarnageoftheOrcgateWars.For
decades,thememoryoftheEtherealWandererdwindledawayuntilitwasdoubtfulthatanyonealivecouldrecall
itsexistence.ThebladewaseventuallyrediscoveredbyAmshakElzabbar,captainoftheMepthahGuard,who
perishedsovaliantlyonthemercilesssoiloftheSpiritField.
Notes:Aniceitem,butIwouldconsideritcursedinaway.Witha10%chanceperuseofbeinglostinthe
EtherealPlane,Imnotsuretheriskisworththereward.Thismeans,onaverage,acharacterwillvanishintothe
etherealonthetenthuseoftheswordspower(knowingthewayIroll,probablybeforethefifthuse!).Ifyouhave
somewaytoreturnthePrimeMaterialPlane,sure,itsokay.Tomakethisitemmorecharacterfriendly,makethe
chanceofbeingflungintothedeepethereal5%(1in20)or3.33%(1in30).Asst.Editor
XPValue:2,000

FaithfulofTempus,The
<Albert W. Gill: agill@cbt.up.ac.za>
Thisweaponisabastardswordwithadoubleserratededgeandthebladeiswhollycoveredinrunicdesignsof
mostlyunknownorigin.Thebladeisalwayscoveredwithsmallsplashesofbloodanditdoesn'tmatterhowmany
timesandhowthoroughlyyoucleanit,itwillstillregainthebloodsplashesafterawhile. Thepommelofthe
swordcontainsabloodredrubyofthedesignofadropofblood.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage22

Type:Bastardsword+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Chaotic(any)
Communication:none
Primarypowers: OnceperdaythewieldercaninvokeBattlerageuponhimselfand/or1personper3levelsof
experience.ThisishandledasyouwouldaBerserkerfighter.
Theberserkingcharactergainsa+2tohitand+3todamage(thisisnotincludedinthe+2forthe
sword,i.e.+4/+5forwielder).
Theberserkingcharactersuffersa1onarmorclass.
Thecharactershitpointsmayfalltoaslowas20beforehe/sheisslain. Ifthewielderisona
negative hit point when the final foe falls he/she must make a system shock or too be slain.
Immediatelythecharactershitpointsareadjustedto1ifhe/shesucceedsthecheck.
IfanybodyoflawfulalignmenttriestowieldTheFaithfultheytake4d4hpofdamagenosave,due
tothechaoticnatureoftheblade.
Background:Thisisatrulyancientbladeandisrumoredtohavebeencreatedbysomeoftheearliestfollowersof
thethenyoungdeity,Tempus,LordofBattles.
XPValue:unknown

Forceblade

<Dave Mikita: dmikita@ptdprolog.net>


Type:BastardSword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Onanaturalattackroleof19or20,theForcebladecausesanadditional1d8ofenergydamage.Consider
thedamagetobepureenergyanditburnsintotheenemyasitstrikes(similartoMagicMissileenergy
Editors).Creatureswithimmunitytomundaneand/ormagicalfirearestillaffected.

Theswordprovidesthewielder,whenpresentedorusedinbattle,a+2savingthrowbonusagainstall
physical attacks and spelllike attacks that must strike the character totake effect (i.e. dragons breath,
chromaticorb,etc...)
XPValue:unknown

Golor
< Andrew Rochester: roch@necromancer.demon.co.uk>
Thisisabladesoterriblethateveryonewhohaseverheardofithasconvincedthemselvesthattheweaponcan
onlyberumor:oh,theindolenceoffools
Type:Artifactorrelic;Bastardswordofspeed+6*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Whenevertheweaponsuccessfullystrikesanopponentincombat,oneofthefollowingeffectswilloccur:

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage23

1ststrike:Mordenkainen'sDisjunction,at20 thlevel.Theeffectofthismagicisconfinedtotheperson
andallpersonalpossessions,carried,borne,wornorwielded,oftheindividualstruck.Anysaving
throwsapplicable(e.g.forcarriedmagicitems)aremadeat5/25%,asapplicable.

2ndstrike:Vulnerability(fromtheBirthrightadventure"SwordofReole"),at20 thlevel,loweringthe
victim'sarmorclassby20for20rounds(nosavingthrow).Itisassumedthattheworstarmorclass
thatatargetcanpossessis(+)10.

3rdstrike: ImprovedSlow (from DragonKings hardback)unlessasavingthrowvs.Spellat5is


successful. ImprovedSlow causestheaffectedindividualtomoveandattackat1/9oftheirnormal
rate.Incombat,thevictimcanattackonlyevery9 thround,andcannotcauseanydamagefromnormal
melee attacks, although nonstandard attacks can be effective if a roll at 8 to hit is successful.
Affectedcreatureshavea+8penaltytotheirarmorclass.Theeffectslastfor20rounds.

Subsequentattacks: Mordenkainen'sDisjunction,then Vulnerability(whetherprevious Vulnerability


successfulornot;notcumulative)...andsoon...Thissequenceofeffectsrepeatsindefinitelyforany
givenopponent,evenafteroneormoreoftheeffectshavebeensuccessful.Inotherwords,each
particulareffectoccursonlyonceeverythreeattacks,andtheeffectsarenotcumulativeforrepeatsof
the same effect: once a victim has been targeted successfully with an Improved Slow, every
subsequentImprovedSlowfromGolorwillnotfurtherworsenthesituation.

Anysavingthrowswhichmightresultfromtheblade'seffectsshouldbetreatedasifundertheeffectsofa
Devastatemagic(i.e.5toallsavingthrows).

Majorpowers:
TheweaponactsasaRingofSpellStoring,capableofholding5spellsofupto8 thlevel,aslongasthesespells
are(atleastpartially)fromtheInvocation/Evocationschool.(ForthespellsnormallycarriedwhenAlgahdwields
theblade,seebelow.)
Algahdnormallyhasthefollowingincantationsstoredintheblade:ConeofCold,Bombard,LightningRing(up
to8x(8d6)damageassignedtofrom1to8opponents),Javelin,andRisingColossus(fromthe"SevenSisters").All
thesespellshavebeencastunderDevastatemagic,i.e.5toallsavingthrows(inadditiontootherpenaltiessuchas
the3fromJavelin)and+2perdieofdamage,exceptforJavelinandConeofCold,whichwerecastundermagic
equivalenttotheSimbul'sSpellSupremacy,andhencewhichareatmaximumdamage.Allspellsareat20 thlevel
fordeterminingdamage,range,areaofeffectsetc.
Background:
How,onemightwonder,couldaweaponofsuchpowerbecreatedwithoutrupturingtheveilsbetweentheprime
planesandtherealmsofchaos?Unfortunately,theansweris"withsurprisingease",giventheweapon'spotential
forallowingitsbearertodojustaboutanythinghe(orshe)wants!
First,AldBeshab contacted sages andluminariestheRealmsover,withthefollowing question: whoisthe
greatest warrior that walks these lands? Naturally, the Guhl Lord was heavily disguised, and professed to be
seekingtheservicesofonesonobleandskilledforaworthycauseratherthannefariouspurposes...
Inthemeantime,inthesafetyofhiselementalrealms,AldBeshabresearchedsomemagicks:magicksofwhich
hehadheardonlyconfusedrumors.TheSevenSisters,itwassaid,couldcastspellsatgreatdistances,andeither
bindotherstotheirwillsordestroythemiftheyofferedresistance.Thoughsketchy,therumorsofsuchspellsset
theGuhlLordaboutconstructingmagickswhichwouldallowhimtoachievehisendsbyjustsuchmethods.In
effect,whilstinseclusion,heresearchedthespellsBladeintheSoulandEyeofPower.Oncesuccessful,hescribed
ascrollcontainingseveralcopiesofBladeintheSoul.
Oncehehadheardbackfromhisinvestigatorsastoalikelycandidateforawarriorsoulwithwhichtoempower
themostsingularbladehewastoconstruct,theGuhlLord,maskedwithprotectivemagickstopreventmagical
backlashes,destroyedHighLordMalgadanofRabbaddeshwithavarietyofoffensivemagickscastthroughthe
magicaleyethathehadjustrecentlyresearched.
Transferring the soul to a container (and there are a variety of documented magicks to effect just such a
transference), the Guhl Lord made the final preparations concerning the blade of crossplanar alloy (steel,
adamantite,mithral,anddistilledelementalessences)whoseformulahadbeenthematterofsimpleresearch,Geas
andQuestspells(assistedbytheBlackPriesthoodofNerull)andthehiringofafeweageradventuringparties.

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage24

Thefinalcastingtookonlyafewweeks. EnchantanItem and Semipermanency werethemainspells,with


DevastateandSpellStoringmagics(ofwhichanumberarewidelyavailableexamplesofRingsofSpellStoringas
well as magicks flaunted by the Seven Sisters, who unknowingly precipitated the creation of the fell blade,
illustratethisprofligateabundanceofdangerousknowledge)backingupandaugmentingthechosenspellswhich
werecast,spectacularly,ithastobesaid,intotheblade.
Etviola!Notapointofconstitutiondrained,andnoinsanityrisked.True,morethanthreeyearswerespent,but
notinfulltimeapplicationtowardsthissinglegoal.ThisweaponisjustoneoftheGuhlLord'screationswhose
existence is just barely hinted at in a few seldom read treatises. The Baron of Corruption doubtless has his
attentionsdirectedtowardsanumberofotherfellcreations...
Notes:
*Seedescriptionofspeedpowers,page7.Editors
+6swordenchantmentscomefromUnearthedArcana,whichintroduced+6Defendersand+6HolyAvengers.
TheSpeedenchantmentwasintroducedintomainstreamgameplayinthelastEncyclopediaMagicavolume.DMs
shouldconsiderverycarefullywhethertheywanttointroducethishorrendouslypowerfulweaponintoacampaign,
astheswordwasvirtuallythelife'sworkofanarchmage,andhaspowerstomatch.
ItshouldbenotedthatthisweaponisdesignedtobeusedinconjunctionwiththenegativeTHAC0rule,causing
additionaldamageonapointforpointbasisforanynegativescorerequiredtohitanopponent.Withtheblade's
Vulnerabilitypower,thisleadstoamessybutusuallybriefbattleindeed!AR
XPValue:unknown

Icelord
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
Icelordismadeofpurewhitecrystal.
Type:Bastardsword,frostbrand*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Minorpowers: Ithasthepowersof ConeofCold and WallofIce eachonceperdayeachatthe10 thlevelof
ability.ThepowersareactivatedbythecommandwordIceman.
XPValue:unknown
Notes:*Seedescriptionofpowers,page7.Editors

JurisEst
<Frank Giles & Wade Guthrie>
JurisEstisanartifactthatwascreatedbytheLordsofLaw.Itwasmanyyearsinthemaking,andhasmany
wonderfulpowers.
Type:Artifactorrelic;Bastardsword+5,vorpal*
INT:20
Ego:20
Alignment:Lawful(any)
Communication:Telepathy
Primarypowers:

Doestripledamagetochaoticcreatures.

ProtectionfromChaos(wielder).

DetectChaos(20feet).

Actsasamaceofdisruption.
Minorpowers:Lightningbolts(6d6oncepermeleeround).
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage25

Majorpowers:

Resurrect(asa20thlvlcleric)onceperweek.

Psionicability:400points.
Allattackanddefensemodes.
Majorpsionicdisciplines:telekinesisandenergycontrol.
Minordisciplines:ESP,empathy,levitationandprecognition.
Notes: *Seedescriptionof vorpal powers,page7. One6d6Lightningboltperroundisabitmuch,dontyou
think?Ifusedasaartifactorrelic,thenokay,butIwouldntletanybuthigherlevelcharacterseventouchthis
powerfulitem.ToningdowntheLightningboltabilitytoonce/twice/thriceadayandmakingthetripledamageto
chaoticshappenonlyonnaturaltohitrollsof15to20makesitusablebymostcharacters.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Kartok
<John D Scapper: VQYM11C@prodigy.com>
Thisunusualbastardswordhasahiltmadeupoffourmetallicfingersandablackgemembeddedinthecenter
ofthewideblade.
Type:Bastardsword
INT:Avg.toHighasKartokisaspellcaster
Ego:none
Alignment:Evil
Communication:Telepathy
Primarypowers:perKartok,DMsdiscretion
Minorpowers:perKartok,DMsdiscretion
Majorpowers:perKartok,DMsdiscretion
Background:Thefourfingersatthebaseofthebladeallowtheswordtocrawlaround.Iflookedatclosely,
thegeminthecenterofthebladehasamouthandeyesbelowitsshinysurface.Thegemcanberemoved,andifit
is,itcomesalive,sproutingamouth,fangs,eyes,hands,andwings.ThegemisKartok,andcancastspellsof
theDMschoice.TheswordbecomesanormalbastardswordwheneverKartokisremovedfromtheblade(the
fingersnolongerfunction). Kartokwillalways obey hismaster, but will seektotwist themeaning ofhis
masterswordsiftheiralignmentsarenotcompatible.
Notes:ItstoobadJohndidntgetintomoredetailaboutKartokhimself.Itsaninterestingblade.CanKartok
casthisspellswhilewithintheblade?Whatarehisstatswhenalive"?Asforspells,wizard,priest,orboth?
Whatspelllevels?Okay,enoughquestions,welljusthavetouseourownimaginationsonthisone.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Lifekeeper
<a_copeab@ccsvax.sfasu.edu>
Type:Bastardsword+2
INT:14
Ego:10
Alignment:ChaoticNeutral(VERYslighteviltendency)
Communication:Speech;Common,ChaoticNeutral,Demon,1otherofDMschoice.
Primarypowers:

Candetectsecretdoorswithin5'.

Detecttrapswithin10'.
Minorpowers:

CancastCureLightWoundsonowner3times/day.

Canfire8MagicMissilesperday(360'range)(nomorethan4pervolley).
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage26

Background:Whiletheswordischaoticneutral,itisfairlyquiet,preferringtobeleftalone.Whenitdoesspeak,
ittendstobebriskandtothepoint;rarelytactful.Thesword'sslighteviltendencyisperhapsinheritedfromit's
previousownerofseveralyears,acrabmandemon.
Notes: Thisweaponisasimpleextensionofanormalmagicitem,makingituniqueenoughforcharactersto
covet,butnotsopowerfulastogivetheowneragreatadvantageincombat.Nice.Editors
XPValue:unknown

ObsidianBlade,The
< Andrew Rochester: roch@necromancer.demon.co.uk >
Theentireweaponiscraftedfromobsidian.Therearenomarks,nonicks,andnosignsofwearanywhereonits
surface. Thehilt,eventhoughfashionedfromthesameglassysubstance,offersasuregrasp,andtheswordis
excellentlyweightedandbalancedforaweaponofitstype.
Type:Artifactorrelic;Bastardsword+6
INT:Yes,butunknown
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Nomatterwhat planethebeareroftheswordison,the+6bonusoftheweaponremains
constant.Thishasledthefewenlightenedbeingswhoareawareofthiseffecttospeculatethatthebladewas
fashionedeitherbyorforonewhoexpectedtoroamthemultitudinousdimensionsofexistence.
Majorpowers:

TheObsidianBladeconfersImprovedHasteonitswielder,initiatedbysilentactofwill,uptothreetimes
inanyone24hourperiod.Thepowerlastsfor20rounds.

Thesecondpowerisevenmorefearsome.Whencommanded,uponasuccessfulstrikeorsuccessfulparry
(aspertherulesintheCompleteWarriorsHandbook),anymetalbladeorarmorstruckbytheObsidianBlade
isaffectedasifbya Crystalbrittle spell,althoughaffectedweaponsareinstantlytransformedintoabrittle
substancemuchresemblingthematerialoftheObsidianBlade.Althoughthereistheusualchanceforanitem
toremainunaffected,basedonthenumberofmagicalplussesthatitempossesses,additionalmagicresistance
(suchasthatwhichHolySwordscanbecommandedtoproduce)doesnotinanywayaffectthispowerofthe
ObsidianBlade.Theblade'spowermustbecalledbeforeinitiativeisresolved,andiswastedifthespecific
attackorparry(inthecaseofcreatureswhichcanattackwiththeblademorethanonceperround)thatwas
nominatedwhendeclaringtheround'sactionsinfactmisses.Acalledshotisrequiredtostrikeashieldwiththe
ObsidianBladeincombat:shieldscanbeaffectedjustasarmorormetalswords.Thisfellpowercanbecalled
fromtheObsidianBladeuptothreetimesinany24hourperiod.
Background:
Thismassive,blackestswordisknowntohavebeenfashionedonAthas,thelandthathasbeenforyearsblasted
bytheunforgivingraysoftheDarkSun.Howtheweaponwasforged,withwhatintent,andhowthebladehas
founditswayintoTorilarejustafewofthequestionswhichsurroundthisfearsomebastardsword.Theswordisa
bastardsword+6.Iftheswordisintelligent,aswouldbeassumed,thenthereisnooutwardmanifestationofany
sentience.Therearenostoriesoftheweaponcommunicatingwithanyoneoranythingatanytimeinitspast.The
swordis,however,possessedofanumberofveryspecialpowers.
ThereareagreatmanyrumorsaboutotherpowersoftheObsidianBladesomeofwhichhintatenergydraining
abilitiesbut sofewhardfacts areknown about theweaponthat suchspeculation isusually confined tothe
conversationsofchinwagswhohavelittleelsetodiscuss.ThefirstrecordedsightingofthebladeinTorilhasbeen
tracedtothelandssurroundingthecastleoftheFacelessMage,and,asaresult,speculationaboutthebladebeing
inthepossessionofthemysteriouswizardhasincreased.Suchspeculationhasbeenfueledbyapersistentaccount
ofAmightywarrior,skinlikealabaster,hairlongandwild,bearingaswordsodarkthebladeseemedtosinkthe
lightofdayadescriptionthatwouldcertainlyfitVoss,theRenegade,knownassociateoftheFacelessMage.
Notes:Averypowerfulitem.Bestusedbyhighlevelcharactersorasaplotdeviceforlowerlevelcharacters
adventures. Onceagain,averywellthoughtout,distinctanduniqueweaponbyAndrew(alsosee Chromatic
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage27

DaggerandHitPointGamblerbroadsword).Ifyouwanttomodifythisweaponforusebylowerlevelcharacters,
simplyloweringtheImprovedHasteandCrystalbrittlepowerstoonce/daymaysuffice,althoughhavinga+6
weaponshouldberewardenough!Editors
XPValue:unknown

ProphetsSword

<John N.: john737@popalex1.linknet.net>


Type:Artifactorrelic;Bastardsword+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Allofthesword'spowerscanonlybeusedbylawfulgoodcharacterswithwisdom15+,otherwiseonly
functionsasbastardsword+4.

Theswordfunctionsasamaceofdisruption.

CureLightWoundsatwill(once/day).

CureDiseaseatwill(once/day).

Turnundeadasclericofwielder'slevel.
Major powers: Each ofthe following powers causes the wielder toage when used. All powers can beused
once/day.

Thesepowerscausetheusertoageonedayeachtimeheusesthem:
CureCriticalWounds
HolyWord

Thesepowersagethewielderoneweekwhenused:
TeleportWithoutError
RaiseDead

Thesepowerscostthewielderonemonth:
Resurrection
CometStrike

Thislastpoweragesitsuseronefullyeareachtimeheusesitandcanonlybeusedonce:Wish
Background:TheProphet'sswordisthesemilegendaryweaponfoundonmycampaignworld,lledorin.Itwas
forged3000yearsagobyBaranofRedOak,masterswordsmith,andenchantedbyarchangelstohelpitfulfillits
mission.
Notes:Asoriginallywritten,therewasnomentionofthenumberoftimeseachpowercouldbeused.Realistic
limitationswereadded. BecauseofitsWishability,andnumerousmajorpowers,Iwouldclassifythisasan
artifactandlimititsuseasaplotdeviceforlowerlevelcharacters.Suggestion:Iwouldageanycharacterusinga
Wishfromtheblade10(20?)yearsratherthantheoneyearspecifiedbytheauthor.Asst.Editor
XPValue:unknown

Stormblade

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>


Type:Bastardsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Minorpowers:ControlWeather3timesperday.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage28

Majorpower:Onceaweek,thewieldermayshapechangeintoastormgiantforthedurationof1roundperlevel
ofthewielderoftheblade.
Background: Thesecretofforgingtheseancientweaponsaresaidtohavediedwiththeancientshamanistic
ancestorsofvariousbarbariantribes(inmyworld).
Notes:DoesthewieldergetaStormGiantsabilitiesaswellasthephysicalform?Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordsofDarkness

<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>


Thesebastardswordsbladesarenotmadeofsteelofanykind,butfromtheverystuffofdarkness,negative
material.
Type:Bastardsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thesebladesignoreanykindofarmor,slicingrightthroughit(thoughnotdestroyingit).

Whenstriking,theydo4d6hpdamage,drainingthelifeforceofthecreaturehitdirectly.Theyhaveno
bonusestohitperse.
Minorpowers:Thosestruckbythiskindofswordformorethan16hpmustsavevs.Paralyzation,orbestunned
forthenextround.
Background:Whenpassingthrougharmororotherphysicalobjects,itleavesatrailoficecrystalsandcoldness
behind.Averyfew(1%atbest)oftheseswordshassuchastrongconduittothenegativematerial,thattheydo
6d6hpdamage,savevs.DeathMagicorlosealevel,andsavevs.Paralyzationorbestunnedford4rounds.
Notes:The424pts.ofdamageisprettyhigh,butnottoobadifyouconsidertheweaponhasnoplusestohit.The
bladehasadefiniteadvantageoverarmoredNPCopponentsascomparedtomonsters,asthebladeignoresworn
armor,makingitalittletoopowerfulforlowerlevelpartymemberstoobtain.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofEverHitting
<eric@met.com>

Type:Bastardsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primary powers: Player alwayshits,but adie roll isneededtodeterminedamage(ifany)tothecharacter
wieldingsword.Thecharactertakesdamageequaltothedifferencebetweentherollneededtohithis/heropponent
andwhatwasactuallyrolled.i.e.Theplayerneedsa19tohittheopponent,he/sherollsa12(withallbonuses),the
playerhitsbuttakestheremainderof7ptsofdamage[19(tohit)12(dieroll)=7pointsofdamage].
Background:Thecatchisthattheplayerdoesn'tknowhowtheswordworksandonlyaDetectMagiccanhelpin
findingitoutoraperhapsapriesthealingthecharactermaybeabletoascertainthecauseoftheinjuries.Ifthe
charactersarelowlevel,Iwouldn'tsuggestplacingtheswordinthegame,asonlythehealthyfightersorbardscan
reallyuseitwithitsnegativeattributes.
Notes:ifcreatureneedsa+1magicweapontohit,1additionalpointofdamageistakenfromthewielderofthe
sword,if+2,2points,ect...Eric
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage29

XPValue:unknown

SwordofForce(+2swordofForceEnergy)
Type:Bastardsword+2
INT: none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:ThisswordbestowsthebenefitofthespellShieldwhendrawn.
Background:Normallyintheformofabastardsword,butotherformsofthisweaponmayexist.
XPValue:unknown

TaurusSword

<Vito Tartaglia: Vito.Tartaglia@p22.f100.n334.z2.fidonet.org>


Type:Bastardsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Whenusedinnormally,thisbastardsworddoesonly1d4+1damageandhas+1magicaltohit/damage
bonus.

Onceaday,thisswordcanbeuseintheExecutionermode.Ifusedinthisway,thesworddoes1d8+5
peruserlevelptsofdamage(i.e.a3 rdlevelwarriorwhousetheswordinExecutionermodecando1623
damage).IfusedinExecutionermode,theusercannotuseanydifferentweaponfortherestoftheday.

Background:TauruswasthefounderofFellWarReign.Hiswarriorabilitymaybewasduetohissword.Afterthe
deathofTaurus,hisbodyandhisswordwerevanished.Someonewhisperedapartyfoundthem,andtheswordis
backinFellWarnow..
Notes:AVERYpowerfulweaponinthehandsofhigherlevelcharacters,but...itsonlyaoneshotdeal.Thisisa
good weapontobail thepartyoutofserioustrouble against asingle, powerful enemy,but it hamstrings the
powerfulcharacterwhousesitsExecutionermodetodefeatthatpowerfulenemybyforcinghimtousea1d4+1
damageweaponfortherestoftheday.Thisweaponwillbeusedalotforeveningornightbattles,Ibet!Quirky
item,butcanbeusedinalmostanycampaign/adventure.Asanoption,theDMcouldforcethewieldertousethe
swordfor24hoursafterusingtheExecutionermodeinsteadofjustfortherestoftheday.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Whiteblade

<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>


The Whiteblade isofoffworldorigin,itsmetaliswhite,anditssteelhandleiswrappedinwhiteleather.Its
powersaresomewhatmysteriousastheyhavenovisibleeffects.Itisjustabitlongerthanastandardbastard
sword,butstilleasilywieldedoneortwohanded. The Whiteblade wascraftedtofightundead,andisactually
extraplanarinorigin,beingtheweaponofanangel.
Type:Bastardsword
INT:15
Ego:none
Alignment:none
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage30

Communication:Semiempathy
Primarypowers:

Inthehandsofagoodwarrioritactsasabastardsword+4,defender.*

Rendersitswieldercompletelyimmunetothedrainingeffectsofallundeadanddemons.
Background: Whitebladehasabenignintelligenceof15,meaningthatwhileitisawareofitsnature,ithasno
drivingdesiretoaccomplishanything...Andaslongasitisdoingit'sjob,it'shappy.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofdefenderpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

BroadSwords
Blueblade

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu:


Thisisafinelycraftedbroadsword,halfofit'sdoubleedgedbladeismadeofcoldiron,andtheotherhalfislined
withrefinedsilver.Intricaterunesofanancientlanguageareengravedfromtoptobottomofthelengthofthis
weapon.Everytimeanewwielderlaysclaimstoownershipofblueblade,theruneschangetofitinthesaid
charactersnameandsurname.Theswordalsorecordsalltheheroicexploitsofit'spriorownersinthetextofthese
runicwords.Thehiltofbluebladeappearstobemadeoftransparentcrystal,intruthitismadeofdelicateglass
thathasbeentreatedwithaGlassteelandPermanencyspell.Thecrossguardsofthebladearetwodragonsfacing
eachother,thehandleiscurvedtoprovideasuregripforone'sswordhand,andthehiltisendedinajaggedpoint,
whichiscapableofinflicting1d4hpofdamageduetoitsglasslikerazoredge.
Type:Broadsword
INT:Aboveaverage(1315)
Ego:12
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Bluebladehasnoactivebonusestohitordamage,butduetoitsforgingofsilverandcoldiron,itisvery
capableofaffectingmostcreaturesrequiringaenchantedweapontoeffectit.

Thereisa65%chancetheswordwillofferFreeactionastheringofthesamenameifanyobstaclecomes
inthewayofthewielderinlifedeathsituations(i.e.inapitofquicksand,etc.).

Blueblade provides a circle of blue light in a 5 ft. diameter radius when grasped and commanded.
Creatureshavingevilintenttowardstheowneroftheweaponreceivea1"tohit"ontheirTHAC0'siftheyfail
asavevs.Spellwhilefightingintheproximityofthislight.

Lastbutnotleast,thefortunateownerofthisweaponisinstantlyawareofthemostformidableenemyin
anygrouphe/shefaces.
Background:
Theswordishighlyresistantagainstdestruction,andreceivesabonusof+6toresistcrushingblowsoranyother
formsofabuse.Ifitshouldbebroken,thereisacumulative85%percentilechanceitwill teleportwithouterror
intotheawaitinghandsofsomecraftyblacksmith.
Theweaponhasbeenrumoredbybardstoteleportoutofthehandsofcertainindividualsitdislikes,andappear
inthepathtothoseitdesirestowieldit.Thespiritoftheweaponissaidtobeaintelligentfemaleofsomelong
forgottenraceofwingedelves.
Blueblade wasforgedinthemountainsoftheAstralplanebyarenegadeIllithidnamedLexiconos,aformer
blacksmithturnedwizardknownasRyeakin(ofreputedlythehumanrace),andJhody,afemaleadventurerand
creatoroftheinfamousartifactknownasJhody'smask,whomshecunninglydeceivedevilpowersthatbeinto
forgingitforher.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage31

Thereasonoftheforgingisunknown,butwassaidtobeaobjectofartandbeautyaswellasaweapontofurther
thecausesofgoodintheneverendingstrugglesofgoodvs.evil.Somebelievetheswordwasmadetorecordthe
deedsofmortalheroesleast&great,atimecapsuledestinedtobeheldatonepointoranotherintimebysome
NPCorPCpreordainedforgreatnessintheneverendingannalsofthebards.
Notes: Whenonetriesdecipheringthemeaningoftherunes,suchcanonlybedonewithasuccessfulancient
languagesnonweaponproficiencyrollat1/2thenormalneededroll,andthenareadlanguagesbyarogueora
bard.Notethatroguesgaina+10%bonustotheirrolls.Readlanguagesspellshavenoeffectofdeciphering
therunes.JC
XPValue:unknown

BroadSwordofAccuracy

<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>


Type:Broadsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thisswordisconsidered+3astowhatitcanhit.

Theswordhasnoplusestohitsinceithitsonanyrollotherthenone.

Thesworddoesonlyonepointofdamagewitheachhit(+onehalfthestrengthbonus).Thismakesita
kindofmixedblessing.
Notes:Ifyouplaywithacriticalhitsystem,thecharactershouldhavetorolltohitanywaytheweaponcoulddo
awhole3pts.ofdamageonacriticalhitfortripledamage!Seriously,notabaditemquirkybutcool,especially
iswieldedbyastrongcharacterwithdamagebonuses.Editors
XPValue:unknown

BroadSwordofWarriors
<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>
Onceuponatime,amageguildgottogetheranddecideditwasagoodideatocreateamagicitemforeachofthe
classes.Beingmages,theycreateditemsforeachschoolofmagic,astaffforthedruids,aharpforthebards,anda
magicshapeshiftingweaponfortheclerics.Theyalsocreatedthreeswordsandadagger.Oneoftheseisthe
weaponheredescribed.
Type:Broadsword+5,defender*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none,otherthanpingingsoundtowarnofdanger(seePowers)
Primarypowers:

Anymagicweaponattackingthewielderoftheweaponbecomesthereverseofitsnormalpluses(a+3
weaponbecomesa3,a1cursedswordbecomea+1sword)forpurposesofattackingthewielder.

Whentheswordisinhandthewielderisimmunetodismemberment(suchasfromaswordofsharpness
oravorpalweapon).

Swordpings(samesoundaswhen2swordsconnect)whenownerindanger.

Theweapondoesn'tglowexceptwhenownerdesiresordetectabilityisactivated.DetectMagicisabout
asbrightasacandle.Whenownerdesireslight,theswordglowslikeaContinualLight.
Minorpowers:

Damagefromthisweaponcannotbehealedbyregeneration.i.e.Ifitkillsavampire,thevampirestays
gaseousuntilitgetshitbysunlight(whichdestroysit)orrestoredwithaWish,evenifthistakesyears.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage32

Worksasaringofvampiricregeneration.

Notes:*Seedescriptionofdefensepowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Caledvwlch

(pronounced"Caledvelch")
<Richard J. Rogers (Tricky D.): zrjr2@etsu.east-tenn-st.edu>
Thisbroadswordisofdwarvenmake,whichisevidentbyitsheavinessandextrawideblade(extra1"wide).
Thetipisbrokenoff,butsincebroadswordsareusedforslashing,ithasnoeffectontohitanddamage.Thesword
hasthreebloodgroovesononeside,yetonlytwoontheotherside,whichalsobearsaninscriptioninancient
dwarven:"Honoraboveallelse"(translated).Theguardandhandleareofasinglebarofadamantite,bentatthe
half,andwithaspiraltwist,endinginaYshapedcrossguard.
Type:Broadsword+1tohit/+2damage
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Caledvwlchisaweaponofexceptionalqualitywhichhasjustrecentlybecomemagical,dueto
theblessingoftheForgottenRealmsdeity,Tyr.Itfunctionsasaholysword*forpaladinsofTormorTyr,anddoes
doubledamagetoalldirectlyopposedtoTormorTyr.
Background:CaledvwlchisthefamilyswordofSirGwalchmei(acurrentPC),andwaspresentedtoGwalchmei's
grandfatherofsixgenerationsago,Pwynt.ItwasgiventoPwyntbyaclanofdwarvesfordefeatingadragon
plaguingtheirhome.Hisownswordwasbrokeninthepitchedbattle,sohefoughtonwithonlyhisbarehands(or
solegendsays).
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholypowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

ChickenSword

<James Hertsch: jhertsch@uncavx.unca.edu>


Alongtimeago,therewasanapprenticedarkelf,justlearninghisfirstlifebindingrituals.Onenight,after
eatingtoomuchfermentedfungus,hedecided,ImgoingtocreateaChickenSword.Hegatheredsomeofhis
colleaguestodiscusstheidea,andafterplentyoffermentedfungus,theyagreedwithhim.
That night, they snick among the human's farms, and stole as many chickens as they could. At precisely
midnight,theybegantheirfoul(fowl?)rituals...
TheycreatedtheCHICKENSWORD!
Type:Broadsword+1
INT:yeah,right
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Lotsofloudclucking!!!
Primarypowers:

Atfirstexamination,itappearstobeanordinaryBroadsword+1,withachicken'sheadonthepommel.
However,whenthewielderenterscombat,theswordwillcluckloudly,showingthewrathofthechickensto
all!!

Everymorning,atpreciselysunrise,iftheswordisnotinitssheathe,itwillcrowloudlyforalltohear!!

When pulled from itssheathe, the Chicken Sword will crow, also, alerting all tothe presence of the
championofchickens!!!!
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage33

Background:TheChickenSwordhasnotbeenseensincetheyoungelvescreatedititisbelievedthattheythrew
itoutwhilesufferingfromaveryLARGEhangover...
XPValue:unknown

Earthshatter
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
Thisbroadswordisobviouslyofdwarvenmakeforitismadeentirelyofiron.Itisaheftyweaponthatweighs
75pounds,makingitunusableasaweaponbyS/Mcharactersuntilitdeterminesitsnewowner(seeBackground).
Type:Broadsword+2
INT:14
Ego:15
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,Gnome,Dwarf,EarthElemental,andXorn.
Primarypowers:Earthshattercandetectslopingpassages,stoneworktraps,andapproximatedepthunderground
ina10'radius.
Minorpowers:TheswordhasthepowerofMoveEarthonceadayat11thlvl.
Majorpowers:Earthquakeoneamonthallatthe11 thlevelofuse.UseoftheEarthquakeissomuchpowerthat
itrequirestheinvokertosavevs.DeathMagicat2orpermanentlyloseapointofconstitutionfromtheordeal.
Background:
TheEarthshatterswordhastobefirstbekeyedtoanowner.Thisisdonebycoveringtheswordinmudand
theownerburiesitfortwodays.Afterthishe/shemustcleanitinaundergroundwaterfallspeakingthedwarven
wordforEarth.Toitskeyedowneritweighs7pounds,stillalmosttwicetheweightofastandardbroadsword,
buttoothersitweighsafull75pounds!!
Earthshatterissowellmadeandthemetalfoldedsomanytimesoverandoverinitsforgingthatitwillalways
makeitssaveversusCrushingBlow.
XPValue:unknown

ElfSlayers
<a_copeab@ccsvax.sfasu.edu>
The metal used inthese swords isflat black, and isvery difficult for the dwarven masters toforge. Other
weapons made of this metal (called Zu fluct by dwarves, which today translates as 'elf slayer' although it
originallymeantkillswimpyscum)includespearsandarrows.Thearrowsdonotaffectsavingthrowsormagic
items,andthespearsonlygivea+1tosavesandsaveagainstbeneficialspellsona18orbetter.Ifafaerieeven
touchesthismetal,he/shetakesonepointofdamageperpoundofmetal.Notethatthiscouldbemisconstruedas
egodamage.MostElfSlayerswordsarebroadswords,althoughothertypesmayexist.
Type:Broadsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Hittingafullbloodedfaeriecausestripledamage*.

Hittingapartiallyfaeriefolkcausesdoubledamage*.

Magicitemsorarmorcreatedbyfaeriefolkisnullifiedbyswords*.
Minorpowers:Ownergains+5savevs.magicregardlessofwhethertheswordisunsheathedornot.Iftheresult
ofthemodifiedsavingthrowis20orbetter,thespellhasnoeffectontheowner.Asasidenote,beneficialspells
mustgetpastasavingthrowof2toeffecttheuser(1/+1perlevelthecasterishigher/lowerthanthecharacter).

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage34

Majorpowers: Nomagicitemsofanysortwillfunctionontheuseraslongastheswordiswithinafootof
him/her.
*Forthepurposesofthissword,faerieracesinclude:elves,sylphs,dryads,nymphs,pixies,brownies,atomies,
quicklings,pseudoandfaeriedragons,satyrs,sprites,leprechauns,etc.Basically,anyracethathassomeinherent
magicalabilityordefenseandwouldbefoundinasylvansetting(seeDMG#1,encountertables)isconsidereda
faerierace.Notethatgnomesandhalflingsareexcluded.Apartialfaerieraceisanyoftheabovecombinedwitha
nonfaerierace(usuallyhuman).Halfelvesarethemostcommonexample.
XPValue:unknown

GodSlayer

<Sir Jiles: jmccoy@asntsu.asn.edu>


Thisisathreebladedbroadsword.Theparalleloutsidebladesstandroughly1apartfromthecenterbladeand
areslightlyshorter.Thefullweaponisheavy(13lbs.)andtakestwohandstowieldifmorethanonebladeis
present(seePowers).
Type:Broadsword+4or+5(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thetwooutsidebladescanbefiredasprojectileweapons.TheyhaveaS/M/Lrangesof5/10/20anddo
1d8damage(theyare+2tohit).Bothcanbefiredatthesametime,buttheyhavetohavethesametarget,and
asingletohitrolldeterminesifbothorneitherofthebladeshit.

3bladesweaponactsasamagical+4broadsworddoingtripledamage.Weight=13lbs.,speed=10.

2bladesweaponactsasamagical+4broadsworddoingdoubledamage.Weight=9lbs.,speed=6.

1bladeweaponactsasamagical+5broadswordthatthatdoes2d20pointsofdamagevs.godsanddemi
gods.Weight=5lbs.,speed=1.
Notes:
ThisweaponwasthoughtupbyafriendofminebutitlooksalotlikeaswordfromamovieIoncesaw.Don't
blameme!SirJules
Isawthemovie!ItsTheSwordandtheSorcerer(1982)!LeeHorsleyplayedthegoodguyandRichardLynch
played the villain. The sword was called the Triblade. I added ranges, weights, and speeds for the three
embodimentsofthesword.Asst.Editor
XPValue:unknown

Hell'sFury
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
HellsFuryismadeofpureredironthatisalwayswarmtothetouch.Theswordcanfeedupontheheatofthe
usertofeeditsfury.Theswordhasfirepowersthatcostthewielderhitpointstouse.Allpowersareatthe7 th
levelofability.
Type:Broadsword,flametongue*
INT:14
Ego:17
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,FireElemental
Minorpowers(allat7thlevelofability):

BurningHandsCoststhewielder1d6HitPoints.

FireballCoststhewielder1d10HitPoints.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage35

Majorpowers:WallofFireCoststhewielder1d12+1HitPoints.
Specialpurpose:Theswordhasaspecialpurposetosnuffoutanythingrelatedtocoldorwater.Ifittakesover
itsuser,heorshewillbeforcetoengageincombatofsuchcreaturesortodumponthefloorallliquidsandactions
suchasthistoopposetheenemies(Cold/Water)ofthesword.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofflametonguepowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

HitPointGambler

< Andrew Rochester: roch@necromancer.demon.co.uk>


Thisswordisonlyeverfoundasabroadsword.Thebladeisdullandblack,etchedwithunfamiliarrunesofthe
deitiesoflongforgottenmythoi.
Type:Broadsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thesword,unlikemostmagicalblades,emitsnolightunderanyconditions.
Threepowerlevelsoftheswordexist(seethetablebelow).Beforeanytohitrollismade,thesword's
wieldercanelecttogambleanumberofhitpoints.Thenumberofhitpointsthattheswordwillallowthe
wieldertogambleisrolledbeforethewielderattacks.Ifthesubsequenttohitrollissuccessful,thenthat
numberofhitpointsisaddedtothedamageinflictedbythestrike(calculatednormally).If,however,theto
hitrollfails,thenthesamenumberofhitpointsaresubtractedfromthewielder'stotal.Itisquitepossibleto
bekilledbyone'soverconfidence...
HPRangeThatSword

XPValue

AllowstobeGambled

ofSword

1d4

350

1d6+1

600

1d8+4

1,200

Background:Thesecretsofthesword'sconstructionvanishedmanyyearsago,andonlyahandfuloftheblades
remainintheForgottenRealms.Itisrumoredthatvariantsofthisweaponexistthatreducetheamountofdamage
sufferedbythesword'sownershouldhisgamblefail...Itissaidthatallweaponsofthistypewereconstructedby
aWildMage,whosenamehistorydoesnotrecall,forchoiceofficersinhispersonalguard.
Notes:
Sorry,Ikeepfindingtheseole'weaponslurkingaround.Thisisanotheronefrom"LureoftheSerpent",by
myselfandSimonNoel.AR
Veryimaginativeideaforauniqueweapon. Thisisagoodweaponforcharacterstokeepthroughouttheir
adventuringcareers,asitwillbeofmoreuseasthecharactergainsexperienceandhaslessofachancetomiss
opponentsonanattack.Editors
XPValue:seetableabove.

Ironheart
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage36

Amightybroadsword,setwithrubies,emeralds,sapphires,blackopals,whiteopals,andpolishedmithril.Its
sizeandweightseemperfectlybalanced,anditseemstohumwithpotentmagicalforcelockedwithinitsbeauty.
Thegoldpiecefortheweaponaloneis10,000gp!
Type:Broadsword+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Majorpowers:Cold,Fire,Acid,Electrical,orWindBlasts(characterchooseswhich)for4d6damagewitha30
rangetwice/daytotal,noteach.
XPValue:unknown

LotzukaoSword(DwarfSword)
Thisbladeisagoldeninlaidbroadswordwithagoldensculpteddwarfhandgraspingtheblade,guard,andhilt
attheirjuncture.
Type:Broadsword+4,+6vs.largerthandwarfsize(M)creatures
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

The LotzukaoSworddoes1d8damage+2hps/every3wieldersexperiencelevels(i.e.levels13=+2,
levels46=+4,etc...).

Anydwarvenownerofgoodorneutralalignmentgainsa+2bonustoCHR(andCOMifused)andhasall
reactionencountersadjustedonecategoryinhis/herfavor.
Minorpowers: Anyhitonevilalignedcreaturescausesasavingthrowvs.Spellortargetis Shrunk(reverseof
Enlarge).
Majorpowers:Onanynaturalrollsor19or20,theDwarfSwordwilldooneofthefollowingrandomeffects:
1d100
0115
1628
2937
3845
4678
7895
9600

Effect
Doubledamage
Normaldamage,thenremovehalfofthetargetsremaininghps(rounddown).
Doubledamagefromremovalofonelimb;
1d4,1leftarm,2rightarm,3leftleg,4rightleg
Normaldamage,thenElectricaldischargefor2d20damage.
Normaldamage,thenCONcheckorbeknockeddownandstunnedfor1d4+1rounds
Normaldamage,thenBlindnessfor1d4turns(nosave;2AC,4tohit)
Immediatedeath.Swordstaysinwoundforoneturn.

Background: Thisswordisamajortreasureofthedwarvenrace.Anydwarvesintheadventuringpartywould
chosethistreasureoveranyotherofferedoravailable.
XPValue:unknown

Revenge

<Scott D. Law: law@xip.nrl.navy.mil>


Thisbroadswordissturdywithanironblade,abrasshandle,andiscooltothetouch.Atnight,anyspiritswithin
onemilewhosedeathsneedtobeavengedwillvisitthewielderwhoistheonlyonewhocanseethem.Thespirit
withthegreatestneedwillaskthewieldertoavengeitandthewielderisGeasedbythespiritandthesword.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage37

Type:Broadsword+2or+4(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

ThewieldercannothavemorethanoneGeasatatime.

Thewielderwillnotbeharmedbyghosts,spectres,orspiritsnorcanhe/sheattackthem.

ThewieldercannotthrowthebladeawaywhileGeased.

Theswordis+2normally,exhibitingitstruepower(+4)onlywhenthewielderisGeased.
XPValue:unknown

ThrowingBroadSword+1
Type:Broadsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none

Primarypowers: Bladefunctionsasanormalbroadsword,butthecharactermaythrowittoattackuptotwo
targetsandhaveitreturnthesameround.ThewielderhastomakeaDEXchecktocatchitonitsflightbackortake
fulldamage.
XPValue:unknown

WizardBane
<a_copeab@ccsvax.sfasu.edu>
Type:Broadsword+1,+2vs.magicusers
INT:12
Ego:6
Alignment:ChaoticNeutral
Communication:Semiempathy
Primarypowers:

Candetectmagic/magicalbeingswithin15'.

Whilegrasped,giveswielder+2saveversusmagic.

Paralyzesanywizardithitsfor14rounds,nosavingthrow.
XPValue:unknown

Daggers
BaneoftheDead

<Jason Cook: jwc3@ns2.cc.lehigh.edu>


Type:Curseddagger+5vs.undead
INT:12
Ego:12
Alignment:none
Communication:Empathy
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage38

Primarypowers:Wieldermusttakeandmaintaincontrolofthedagger(willpowerchecksoveraweekperiod).If
willpowercheckisfailed,thewielderbeginstobelievehe/sheisavampire.Overthenextfewdays,theblades
ownerwillbecomeconvincedhe/sheisavampire,stayingoutofthesunandbeginningtoslayothersforblood.
Thevictimwilleventuallybedriventohis/herdeathbythedagger'surgings.DM'sdiscretiononhowlong.
XPValue:unknown

BlackDagger,The
Asthetitlesuggeststhisdaggeriscompletelyblackfromhilttotip.Onthepommelisaluminoussunthatwill
slowlyturnintoanewmoonthelongerthebarerhasitinhispossession.Fromthetiptotheguardrunsafine
trench,wheninsertedathickdarkliquidrunsfromtheguardtotipandintothebodyofthetarget.
Type:Cursed(?)dagger+2,+3vs.humans,+4vs.otherdimensionalcreatures,1vs.undead.
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
Anyhitbytheweaponinjectsliquidintothetargetviathebladestrench.Thisliquiddissolvestheareathatitis
injectedintoleavingacompletelyblackhole.Thisdarknesswillslowlyenvelopetheinjuredatarateof1cubic
footevery3turns,hitscumulative. Thedamageis1d20with1d20every3turns. Thisholeiscontinuously
collapsinguponitselfsothatithasnomassandanynonmagicalitemputintoitisdestroyedincludingthehandof
wielder.Magicalitemsareunaffectedbutinsteadpiercethisholeofdarknesslettingtheinjectedliquidleakout
(butstillleavingaholeintheprimaryvictim).Ifthisliquidistouchesorganicmaterialitformsanotherblackhole
ofsmallersize.TheBlackDaggeritselfdoesnotpiercetheblackhole,butinsteadcanpassesstraightthroughit
leavingthewielderunaffected.
Unfortunatelyifusedagainstlargecreatures,suchasgiantsorlargedragons,acriticalmisswillstillhitthe
creaturebutthebladewillbreakatthehilt,leavingthebladeinthebodyandsprayingeverythingorganicfora10
radiuswiththedarkliquidincludingthewielder.ThedaggerisnowbeyondrepairevenwithaWish.
Regenerationandhealingofthecharactercanonlycommenceonceholywaterhasbeenpouredintothewound
atascaleof1vileper3cubicfeet.Thisdestroysthedarknessbutdoes1d4damageforeveryfootofblackhole
removed.
Curse:Overseveralmonthstheownerofthedaggerslowlyappearsmoremorbid,theskinbecomesgreyandthe
characterslowlylookslikeacorpse. ThisreducedtheircharismaatarateatthediscretionoftheDM. The
characterwillnotnoticethisandanyattempttoconvincehimwillresultimmediatedenialandifpesteredmay
becomeviolent.Theappearanceofthecharacterwillimproveoncethedaggerisnolongerinhispossession.If
afterseveralyearsthecharacterstillhasthedaggerhewillbeunabletostanddaylightandwilleventuallybecome
nocturnal.
Background:TheBlackDaggerwasforgedfromametalextractedfromanotherdimensiondissimilartoourown.
FerrustheevilLichsacrificedhalfofhispowertogainthemetalandwhilesmeltingitwasturneduponbyhis
secondincommand. BeforehissecondincommandcouldkillhimFerrussworerevengeanddisappearedina
flashofdarknessintothemoltenmetal. Themetalwasthenforgedintothe BlackDaggers byhisslavesand
dispersedamonghisarmy.ItisnotknownhowmanyofthesedaggerswerecreatedbutitisbelievedthatFerruss
powerisonewiththatofthedaggers.
Notes:none
XPValue:unknown
Cost:100,000GP

BlastBlade
AshabbylookingdaggerthatwouldotherwisebeoverlookedifnoattemptismadetoDetectMagic.
Type:Dagger
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INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Onrareoccasions(randomlydeterminedbyDM,suggestrolling1d20or1d30,1indicating
blastoccursEditors)causesasmallfieryblastfor6d4damagewhenthedaggerstrikesitstarget.Theweaponand
thewielderarenotdamagedbytheexplosion.
Notes:Interestingidea.Ilikehowtheexplosionisrare(Ireadrandombythat).Imaginethesurprisethefirst
timeithappens!Editors.
XPValue:unknown

BloodClaw
<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>
Type:Dagger+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Uponhittingacreaturethatispossessiveofbloodaslifeforce(i.e.notundeadorslimesorcrystallineor
stonecreaturesetc.)thedaggerwillautomaticallygrowbarbsandburrowitselftothehiltinsidethetarget.
Everyroundaftertheroundinwhichithasstruck,thedaggerwilldrainanadditional2d4hpuntilthecreature
diesorthedaggerisremoved.

Removalofthedaggerwillcausethevictimanadditional3d4hpdamageduetotheextensivebarbs.
XPValue:unknown

ButtDriller
<kmhk@maristb>
Type:Dagger+1,+3ifusedfrombehind(greatforthieves!)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
XPValue:unknown

ChromaticDagger
< Andrew Rochester: roch@necromancer.demon.co.uk>
AChromaticDaggerresemblesanyotherwellmadebladeofthenonmagicalvariety.
Type:Dagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thedaggeriscapableofstrikingcreatureswhichrequirea+2magicalweapontohit,even
thoughthebladeitselfhasnomagicaltohitordamagebonuses.
Minorpowers:Themagicofthedaggercanbecalledupon,once,whenthedaggeristhrowntohitanopponent.
Whenthedagger'spowerisinvoked,itsdeadlypowerisrealized:whensohurled,thedaggergains+3tohita
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creaturethatiswithin1"(10),+2tohitacreaturethatisfrom1"to2"(1020)distant,and+1tohitcreatures
between2"and3"(2030)distant.AnycreaturesuccessfullystrucksufferstheeffectsofaChromaticOrbspell
castat7thlevel(withalessereffectbeingselectedbythedagger'sownerifsodesiredatthetimeoflettingloosethe
blade),accompaniedbyanintenseflashoftheappropriatehue.Allsavingthrowsareasnormal.Themagicofthe
daggerisgoodforonlyonestrike,afterwhichthebladelosesallmagicalpropertiesforever.Ifthedaggermisses
itstarget,themagicisforeverwastedandthebladelosesitsdweomerforgood.
Background: Originally fashioned by the disciples of the Faceless Mage for use by MahaJuhl, the halfling
assassin,itisrumoredthatthesecretsofthefashioningofthisfellweaponarenowfindingtheirwayintoothers'
possession. It is rumored that variants of this weapon exist, although, if true, the secrets of such devices'
constructionhavenotyetescapedtheconfinesoftheFacelessMage'slair.Thereisapersistentrumoramongst
thosewhofrequentthelibrariesofCandlekeepthatMahaJuhlhimselfbearsamostpotentformof Chromatic
Blade,whosemagicfunctionsasaChromaticOrbspellcastat14thlevel.
Notes:
HereareafewmoremagicalweaponsthatIhaverediscovered,lurkingastheywereinvariousoldfiles...AR

AnothercoolideafromAndrew(seeHitPointGamblerBroadsword).Someoptions:
AsChromaticOrbonlyneedhitatargettobesuccessful,notneedingtopenetratearmor,perhapsthe
bladesspelleffectcandothesame. IfthebladealsohitsthetargetsnormalAC,thenitwouldalsodo
daggerdamageinadditiontothespelleffect.
Allowthemagicofthebladetobeusedonce/day.
AllowthewieldertousethesevenlevelsoftheChromaticOrbspellindividuallyformultipleuses/dayof
thelesserspelleffects(i.e.7x1 stleveleffect,1x1 stleveleffect&3x2 ndleveleffect,oranycombinationof
spelllevelsnotexceedingatotalof7).
Havethebladeretainitsmagicalbonustohitcreaturesaffectedby+2weapons.
HavetheChromaticOrbpowerberechargeable.Editors

XPValue:unknown

CoinStealer
Adaggerwithagoldenhiltwithwhatlookslikeaplatinumblade.Thereisasmallamountoftarnishonthe
bladewhichwrithesintorchlight.Inshadowsanddarknessthebladeneverglintsorbetraysitswielder.
Type:Dagger+4
INT:Average(912)
Ego:6
Alignment:Evil(any)
Communication:Speech;Common
Primarypowers:

Thebladeisintelligentandhasthespecialpurposeofacquiringmoneyforthewielder.

Itcandetectthenumberandtypeofpreciousmetalsatupto20'.

CoinStealercandetectthenumberandtypeofgemsatupto10'.
Background:Mygnomethief/illusionistcameacrossthisnastypieceofworkandfellinlovewithit,especially
sincethedaggerwasalmostasgreedyashewas.YeahBoss,thedopeyladywiththetattoohasthreeemeraldsin
hersockandasilverpieceunderherwig.
XPValue:unknown

Daelus
Type:Dagger+2
INT:Average(912)
Ego:10
Alignment:Chaotic(any)
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Communication:Semiempathy
Minorpowers:Onceperdaycanfireaboltequivalenttoamagicmissile,doing2d4+2pointsofdamage,butonly
withtheweapon'scooperation.
XPValue:unknown

DaemonFirebee'sBlade(LongDaggerofMorphing)
<Del Wright: junix!dwright@sinkhole.unf.edu>

Type:Curseddagger+X(DMsdiscretionformagicalbonuses)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Evil(any)
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Slowly polymorphs wielder into evil monster of the DMs choice, disguising the transformation by
convincingthecharacterthatthechangesarenormalorarewardfornobledeeds.

Blade grants bonuses to hit and damage as decided by DM, but blade forces wielder toattack good
creatures,maskingtheminanillusionofsomeevilcreatureknowntothecharacter,aswellasmaskingevil
creaturesinanillusionofagoodcreature.
Background:
WeonceusedaweaponthatbelongedtoamannamedDaemonFirebee.Itwasasmallswordtothepointof
beingalongdagger.Whenthepersonusedthis,he/shewouldbeginlosingsubtlethings.Ifirstgotaholdofit
whenIsawmyfrienddisappearoveraridgeintheclawsofagargoyle.SoIthought.Itturnedout,myfriendhad
turnedintoatypeofgargoyleandhadactuallytakenavirginboyfromthevillagetoQueenMyteroria(ourname
forthesupremeevil).Istartedusingthisweapontoavengemyfriendandseekhimout.Witheverybattle,anew
powerwasdiscovered.MyDMwasquitegoodactually.Ineverrealizedthatallthosegoldenopportunitiestoget
XPandgoldwerewarped.Iwasseeingtheeventsashewantedmetoseethemandslowlychangingintoadragon
man.AtfirstitwasexplainedtomethatIwasgrowingstrongerwiththeblade.
Iwastanningbecauseofthesunandwearinglessduetotheheat.ToshowyouabitofwhatImeanbywarped,
here'satypicalsightforme.Whilewanderingwiththerestofthegroup,youfeelastronginclinationtoanswer
Mother Nature's call. While relieving yourself, you see a large man in blue tying a small girl to a tree. He
unsheatheshisswordandplacesatthemiddleofthetattereddresstheyoungblack.Heremovestherightstrapand
pullsitdownherarmrevealinganastyscar.Hethenreachestothefrontofhisrobeandyoucanseenomoreofhis
handashisbackistoyou.
Atthis,Ilungedafterthemanandsplithimintwowiththismagicalblade.ItshownbrightlyasIcutthegirl
fromthetree,soIthoughtthebladewasproudofthenobledeedIhadperformed.Thegirlexplainedshewasa
magicuserbutwouldnottellmewhyshehadbeentiedup.Shepromisedmethegiftofflightwithintwodaysand
disappeared.ThenextdayIhadgrownwingsfrommybackandthoughtIhadbeenmadeanangel,oratleasta
demigodforthewonderfuldeedsIhadbeendoing.
Inreality,themaninbluewasabountyhunterwhohadfinallycaughttheWickedWitchoftheWest(corny,I
know)andIhadunleashedthisbadion.Thewingsweresimplythenextstepintheconversionandthewitch,being
one of the more powerful and old demons, recognized it. The truth was displayed before me and I finally
discoveredaproblemwhentheDMaddedthatIfeltnoremorseforthevaliantknight.
Justasuggestion,butifyoudodecidetohavealongdaggerofmorphing,makeitasaddictiveascrackandas
subtleasasummerbreeze.Letthefightsspewforthfromunsavorybadguys(whohappentobeguardsmen,bounty
hunters,knights,paladins,etc.)andgivethepossessorlittlechoicebuttofight.Explaintothegroupthesubtle
differencetheyseeintheotherasfatigue,exhaustion,druguse,etc.Lettheplayerfeelhe/sheisincontrolwhile
modifyingandadjustingeverythingtofityou.Afterthethirduse,outwardsignsshouldappear.Bythen,letsome
ofthepeopleknowwhatisreallygoingonthroughlegend,gossip,orflatoutblackandwhite(ahistorybook).
Aftertheseventhtimeusingit,itshouldbeobvioustoallbuttheplayer(sendhim/heroutoftheroom,callthe
othersathome)butitshouldalsohavefirmgrasponthecharacter.Ifyouwish,thecursewasbrokenbyapaladin,
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cleric,andwizardinourgame.Wealsohadthebladeheatedforremovingsymbolsbyablacksmith.Thealignment
mightnotreturnallthewaybuttheplayershouldstillbeallowedchoice.Incidentally,ifyougoaboutremoving
thecursewhiletheplayerisasleep(sohe/shewon'tputupafight)makesurehe/sheisnotsatisfiedwithjust
victoryoncehe/shegetsintoanotherfight.Thedaggerwillnolongerrewardhim/herwithadrenalineandmagic.
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofAlignmentDetection
Thisweaponappearstobeawellmadedaggerwithfivedifferentsmallgemssetinthehilt.Itradiatesmagicif
checked.
Type:Dagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Whenacommandwordisspokenandthedaggerispointedcasuallyinthedirectionofaperson
orobjectwithin30',oneormoreofthejewelswillglowtoindicatethealignmentofthecreatureorthing(suchasa
magicsword)pointedat.Theusualcodesuchdaggersuseisasfollows:
emerald=good,diamond=neutral,ruby=evil,topaz=chaotic,sapphire=lawful.
Thus,theemeraldandsapphiresetinanalignmentdaggerwillglowifitispointedatalawfulgoodcharacter.
Background: Thetargettobeidentifiedmustbevisibletotheholderofthedagger.Theweapon'saimisnot
especiallyaccurate;ifispointedinthegeneraldirectionofmorethanonecreatureorobjectofdifferentalignments,
thegems will glow alternately inrapid succession, making theirmessagedifficult tointerpret.The alignment
daggerisanormalweaponinallotherrespects,givingtheholdernocombatbonuses.
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofBrawn(Brawny)
TheDaggerofBrawn(oftenreferredtoasBrawnyforshort)hasaverydistinctiveappearance.Itsrazorsharp
bladeismadeofonyx.TheguardismadeofMythril.Andthehiltismadeofobsidian.Theentiredaggerhas
beenmagicallyhardenedsoasnottochip,break,ordull.Tofurtherenhanceitsuniqueness,thehiltiscarvedinto
therealisticlikenessofabarechested,muscular,maleTitantoweringmenacinglyoveradiminutive,cowering
Ogre.
Type:Dagger+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Doesdamageasashortsword;16/18
Brawny has a unique ability that effects anyone who grasps its hilt while unsheathed. The wielder
undergoesasixsecondtransformation,growingtohalfagainhis/hercurrentheightandtwicehis/herwidthin
musclemass.VisualizeBruceBannerstransformationintotheIncredibleHulkandyoullhavethegeneral
idea. Thewielderhasbeentransformedintoatoweringvisionofrawpowerandsavageryandthedagger
appearstobethesizeofashortsword. Thewordsvisionandappearsarekeyterms,forthisisallan
illusion(seeBackground).
Thewielderissurroundedbyanillusionaryformwearinghis/herfaceandhis/herclothing,butlooking,
feeling,smelling,andsoundinglikeahulkedoutversionofhis/herself.Brawnyalsograntsthewielderan
aura of raw animal strength and aggressiveness. The enchantment is particularly aimed at any creature
attemptingtoattackthewielder,makingitfeelthatattackingthispowerfuladversaryisthelastthingitwantto
do.Anysuchcreaturemustmakeasavingthrowvs.Spellorsuccumbtothemagic,suffering4onitsattack
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roll(2foritsreluctancetofightand2forattackinganillusionaryformthatismuchlargerthenthewielder).
Evenifthesaveismade,thewielderwillstillbeperceivedinhis/herhulkedoutform.Thustheattackerstill
receivesa2toitsattackrollunlessitmakescalledshotstothecenterareaoftheillusion,whichinitialsits
ownpenalties.Creaturesthatarenormallyimmunetoillusions,suchasskeletonsandgolems,areimmuneto
thiseffect.
Brawnypossessakindofartificialintelligencewhichcontrolstheillusion.Ablowtotheillusionshead,
whichmaybethreefeetabovethewieldershead,resultsinableedingwould.Theillusionwillappeartoduck
underdoorwaysthataretoolowforitbuthighenoughforthewielder.Ifthedaggerisdrawninaroomwitha
lowceiling,theillusionwillnotgrowthroughtheroof.Itmaylookasifitsduckingoritmaysimplygrow
shorterandwider.Andwhenthewielderspeaks,s/hewillbeheardwithadeeper,morecommandingvoice.
Background: Nobodyhasrecordedtheoriginsofthispowerfuldagger.However,duetoitsuniqueappearance
andpowers,itisquietwellknowamongsages.Oneofitsmostnotableappearanceswasnearly75yearsago.A
halfling,callingherselftheCrimsonFox,usedthebladetorobtheminionsofanevillordandtoprotect the
peasantsfromhismurderoustroops.Theambushesandtherescuescontinuedforthreeyears,untilTheFoxwas
disarmedduringoneofherdaringrescueattemptsandtakencaptive.Toreasserthiscontroloverthepeasants,the
Lordscheduledapublicexecution.OnthatdaythepeopleralliedbehindtheirheroandrevoltedagainsttheLord,
killinghim,rescuingTheFox,andsackingthecastle. Intheconfusion Brawny waslost. Thedaggerhasnot
resurfacedsince.
Notes:
Thisdaggercanhelpcreatealotofamusingroleplayingmoments,especiallyifthecharacterwieldingitis
normallyquietandreserved.Aslongasthedaggerisheldunsheathedtheillusionisineffect.Oncethedaggeris
releasedthewieldertransformstonormalinsixseconds.Useyourimaginationwhenintroducingthisweapon.
Justthinkofwhattheeffectwouldbeifitwereinthehandsofadwarf,acentaur,orperhapsasprite.Afterall,
thepointofthegameistohavefun.Author
Ilikedthisitemalot. Itisunique,nottoopowerful,andmakesforafunsessionwhenusedbyagoodrole
player.Asst.Editor
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofBurning

<Chris Norwood: zcsn1@etsu.east-tenn-st.edu>


Thisdaggerappearstobeanormaldagger,butwhenavictimisattackedandstruck,thedaggersbladewillstart
toheatup.Thefeelingislikehavingahotpokerstuckintothewound.
Type:Dagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Tothetouchthedaggersbladewillfeelofnormaltemperatureuntilitdrawsbloodthat
activatestheburning.Hitsdoadditional1d4pointsofdamageafterthefirsthit.Thebladewillchangecolorand
eventuallyassumethecolorationofheatedmetal ifusedlongenough.Thegoodeffectisthatwoundsdon't
continuetobleedafterbeingstabbed...
Notes: Howlongdoesittakeforthebladetocooldown? Howabout1turnforevery10ptsdamageitdoes
(roundedup)?Editors
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofDisease
<Brian A. Rollins: barollins@aol.com>
Type:Dagger+1
INT:none
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Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thispeculiaryetviciousweapongivesthevictimadeadlydiseaseonanaturalrollof19or20.
Thediseasecausesonehitpointofdamageeveryturnunlessasuccessfulsavingthrowismadeversusdeathmagic
forthatturn.Onlyacurediseasecangetridoftheailment.
Note:thisweapondoesnotafflictpaladinsoranyothers(unicornsetc.),whoareimmunetodisease.Thisweapon
cannotbeusedbypaladins.BAR
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofDivining

<Brian A. Rollins: barollins@aol.com>


Type:Dagger+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Allowstheusertodivinethelocationofacertainsubstance(chosenbelow)onceperday.The
substancemustbewithin20feet.Thesubstanceispredeterminedatthebladestimeofcreation(seetablebelow).
1d20
15
69
1011
1113
1416
1719
20

Substance
Water
FreshFood
Platinum
PreciousStones
Gold
Silver
MagicItems

DaggerofEternity
<MartinPackman:packman@pavilion.co.uk>
Thedaggerisplain,ithasasimplebladeandwornleatherhandle.Therearenocommandwords,andduetoits
natureitisonlyfoundinthepossessionofpeople(seebelow).
Type:Curseddagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:none
Minorpowers:none
Majorpowers:none
Specialpurpose:none
Curse:
Theusercannotbeharmedpermanentlybyanything.Thecharacterisimmunetoallformsofdisease(including
MummyrotandLycanthropy)andallcharmandsuggestiontypespells.Evenifthecharacteriskilledtheywill
graduallyreform(dependingonthesizeofthebits)asthecurseofthedaggerpullsthembackfromdeath.They
becomeadreadfulsemiundeadimmortal.

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Howevertheycannotkillorevenharmanything,noteventhesmallestbug.Thedaggerwillalwayshittargets
thatarenotliving(inthiscaselivingincludesdemons,golems,undead,elementalsetc.).
Alsoduetothenatureofitsfirstwielderitwascreatedsoastonotletthewieldermemorizespells(seebelow).
Onceinthepossessionofthedaggernospellscanbememorized,learnt,orevenreadbythewielder.
Thewieldercannotdiscardtheweaponandnotevenawishcanremovethecharacterfromitscurse.Thewielder
isdrivenbywanderlustandcannotstayinoneplacelong,butisdrivenonwardsonanunknownquest.Unlessthe
charactersfriendsaredeliberatelyfollowingthecursedcharactertheymuststopadventuringtogetherasthecursed
characterwillwanderoffelsewhere.Thecharactercannotkeepmorethanacoupleofgoldpiecesatatimeandno
otheritemsexcepttheclothingtheywerewearing.Anythingelsemysteriouslydisappears.
Peoplewillfeeluneasywhenthecharacterisaroundandarealwayssuspiciousofthem.Thismakesgivingthe
daggertosomeoneelsehard(seebelow).Partlybecauseofthisthecharacterdislikesallcompany,includingthatof
animals(sonohorses).
Howeverthedaggerisnotintelligent,hasnoegooralignmentandismerelyatool.
Removingthecurse
The dagger (and the curse) may be removed by someone willingly taking it from the bearer (charm and
suggestiontypespellswillnotcount).Thecursewillthenbepassedontothem.Note:onlyverydesperatepeople
willevenconsidertakingthedaggerfromthemsothisisalotharderthanitsounds.When(if)thecurseisremoved
agewillcatchuponthem.Theymightbeveryoldornothingmorethandust.Ifthecharacterwaskilledandwas
reformedthenwiththereleaseofthecursetheywilldie.Interestinglyenoughdyinglikethispreventsyoufrom
beingraisedfromthedead.
Another(temporary)wayofgettingfreeofthecurseistodestroythebodybutevenifthecharacterisblasted
intoamillionbitstheywillreformintime.
TheonlywaytodestroythedaggeristotakeittotheTricksterGod(whomadeit)andbeathimatariddlesgame
therebyforcinghimtodestroyit.
Background:
Hiashlarwasapowerfulsorcerer,buthewasgettingold.Althoughhehadthepowerstoextendlifeafterdeath
throughhisnecromancyhefearedgreatlytheprospectofatorturedhalflifeexistenceasalichorvampire.He
spentyearsresearchingforabettermeansofimmortality,andbecametotallyobsessedwithit.Althoughhedidnt
knowithewasgettingclosertotheanswer.Toclose.Theanswerinvolvedbecomingagod,asecretthathad
remainedconcealedsincetheDragonWarswhenthedragonsroseuptochallengethegods.Thegodsknewofthis
andsenttheTricksterGodtosortoutHiashlar.Permanently.
HewasfeelinginamoodforantwistedjokesohecreatedtheDaggerofEternity.Disguisedasadarkcleriche
wenttoHiashlarshomeandpresentedthedaggertohim.Joyouslyheacceptedit,notknowingthatitwound
nearlyturnhimintooneoftheveryundeadhedespised.Ittookseveralcenturiesforhimtogetridofthedagger
andseveralmoreforthedaggertosurfaceagaininlegend.
This time it was in the possession of one Ethelloriel, a minor elven prince for many years he collected
informationuntilhefoundfromapriestoftheTricksterGodthathehadtobeattheTricksterathisowngame,
riddles.Inthecompanyofabardhetraveledtotheouterplaneandnearlyonethegame.ImpressedbyEthel
lorielsskill,hereleasedhimfromthecursebutdidnotdestroythedagger.
Againthedaggervanishedfromlegend,butwhoknowswhenandwhereitwillturnupagain?
Notes: While being a particularly nasty cursed weapon, the dagger could be useful in certain adventures,
particularlyinanyRavenloftorundeadheavycampaigns,asthewieldercanattacknonlivingcreatureswiththe
dagger,andwouldneverdie!Although,thisisgenerallyanitemyouwouldwanttogetridof.Also,anyspellor
effect that would permanently destroy the body of the wielder, such as Disintegrate, would kill the cursed
character,asthebodyisutterlydestroyedbytheeffect.AWishmaynotreleasethecursedcharacter,butitcould
beusedtocompletelydestroythecursedcharacterinstead,ifthewisherissmartenoughtoworditright.Editors
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofGrimm
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage46

<Simon McIntosh-Smith: simon.n.smith@cm.cf.ac.uk>


Anormallookingdagger,decoratedonlybyasymbolofanopenhandonthehandle.Theweaponisenchanted
to+1,butradiatesmoremagicthanthismightwarrant.
Type:Dagger+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thereasonforthesurprisinglylargedweomerbecomesapparentwhenthewielderfirsttriesto
putthedaggerdown.Asthewielder'shandopensthedaggervanishes,andatattooofadaggerappearsonthepalm
ofthewielder.Thetattoowillremainuntilthecommandwordisspoken,uponwhichthedaggerwillinstantlyre
appearinthewielder'shand,thetattoogone.Whilethedaggerisintattooformitwillnotradiateanynoticeable
dweomer.
Background:
FormedintheForgottenRealmsbyamagewhowasworkingforanassassin.TheassassinnamedGrimmwas
beingpaidextremelywelltokillamemberofarulingnoblefamilyinWaterdeep.Theonlyconditionsofthe
contractwasthat"deathmustbebyacoldsteeledge".Thetargethadbeenwarnedoftheattemptonhislife,and
wasbeingguardeddayandnight.Allvisitorswerestripsearchedandscannedmagicallytoensurenoharmcould
cometothenobleman.AndsoGrimmdevisedhisweapon,onethatcouldbesmuggledinandoutwithease.
Grimmpaidwellforthedagger,andgainedaccesstohispreyundertherusethathecouldinformthelordofthe
identityofhisintendedassailant.Theruseworked,andasthelordwelcomedGrimmtohisstudyandbadehimto
tellhisstoryquickly,Grimmspokehiscommandwordandclaimedhisblade.TheLord'stwoguardswerecaught
completelyoffguardandGrimmplungedthedaggerintotheLord'sheart,spittingthesewordsintothedyingman's
face,
"YourpursuerisME!"
Grimmfledthebuildingbeforethealarmwasraised,returninghisdaggertoitstattooform.Theguardswere
lookingforamancarryingabloodiedknife,butnonewasfound.
GrimmescapedWaterdeepandheadedforhissafehouseintheupperlevelsofthedungeonsnearby,knownas
Undermountain.Thenobleman'sfamilyimmediatelyannouncedarewardforinformationleadingtothecapture
andexecutionoftheassassin.Themagewhohadmanufacturedthebladecameforward,motivatedbygreed,and
toldafalsestoryaboutbeingapproachedbyamanmatchingthedescriptionoftheassassin,askingformagical
assistance for the attack on the Lord. However, the mage was known for his previous crimes, and he was
imprisoned.ButhehadalreadygiventheHighJusticetheinformationtheyneededtotrackdowntheassassin.
TheydescendedonGrimm'slairinWaterdeep,fromwhichhenearlyescapedbutwasfinallyslainbytheyoungest
sonofthedeadlord.AsGrimm'slastbreathwasgasped,adaggershimmeredintoexistenceinthedyingman's
hand,thenfellfromhisgrasp,itsonlydecorationasmallsymbolofanopenhand...
Notes:
Obviouslytheadvantageofthisbladeisthatitisextremelywellconcealedagainstmostformsofdetection.Only
veryspecificsearchingwithDetectMagicorsuchlikewillarouseeventheslightestsuspicion.
Awordofwarning.Ifthewielderdidnotreadthecommandwordonthehandleofthedaggerbeforetryingto
putitdown(anditbecomingthetattoo)forthefirsttime,he/shewillbeunabletoremovethetattoo,norgetthe
daggertoreappear.Thecommandwordisnotvisibleinthetattoo,whichisanexactlikenessofthedagger.Here
areafewsuggestionsforcommandwords:deploy,openhand,manifest,perforate,conspicuous,scratch.SMS
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofHappiness
<ben@ocvaxc>
Type:Dagger+1
INT:none
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Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Similartoadaggerofvenom,itshiltholds6dosesofasedative/happydrug.Whenstrikingan
opponent,thereisa10%chanceofthedaggerinjectingthedrugintotheopponentssystemonanaturaltohitroll
of20.Theopponentthenmakesasavevs.Poison.Ifthecreatureattackedfailsitssave,oneroundlateritsitson
thegroundwithasmileonitsface(faces,whatpassesforaface).Thisobviouslydoesn'taffectthingsnotaffected
bypoisonorthatdon'thavebloodperse.Theeffectslast1d4+1Turns.Ifthecreatureattackedmakesitssave,all
furthersavesagainstthispoisonareat2perinjectionduringtheaboveduration,becausethedrugisstillinthe
being'ssystem.Sincethehappinessdrugisslowacting,thereismoreofachancethatitwillbeinjectedovera
normaldaggerofvenomwhichis5%onanatural20.
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofHealing

<BergOswell: berg@eskimo.com>
Type:Dagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisdaggerhealsthedamageitwouldhavenormallycaused(yes,it'snotreallyavariantonan
existingitem,butitistwisted,especiallywhenfirstpresentedtoaPCbyanNPChealer).Thus,thewielderwill
havetoattackhis/hertargetandrolldamagetodeterminehowmanyhitpointsthedaggerheals.
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofJealousSouls

< Andrew Rochester: roch@necromancer.demon.co.uk >


Thebladesofthesedaggersareshiningsteelthatbelietheweapons'sinistereffects.Thehaftoftheweapon
varies,aseachindividualtowhomthebladeisbestowedtendstocustomizetheappearanceoftheweapontosuit
hisorherowntaste.
Type:Dagger+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
Allwoundssufferedfromtheweaponcannotbehealedmagicallyshortofa Wish spell. Cure wounds, Heal,
LimitedWish,vampiricmagicsandsoondonothingtorelievethedullacheofthewoundandhelphealthebody.
Psionicpowerslikewisehavenoeffect.Onlynaturalhealingorthemostpowerfulspellscanalleviatethepain
sufferedbyanyonewoundedwithsuchablade.
Inthehandsofbackstabbingthieves,suchdamagebecomesmorethanjustanuisance!TheDMisencouragedto
remindanyonewoundedbyaDaggerofJealousSoulsofthepainanddullachefromthewound.Itissaidthateven
whenthepainhasgone,thescarsneverheal.
Background:Itissaidthatthesedaggerssomehowhavecapturedtheessenceoftormentedsoulswhohavefailed
tofindrestintheirlifeafterdeath.TheArchGuhlNemothonissaidtohavepioneeredthedevelopmentofthese
darkandevilbladesjustsothatvictimsofthesteel'scrueltouchwouldremembertheirwoundsformany,many
yearstocome.TotheArchGuhl'sassassinsandterrortroops,thebladeisasymbol;aniconoftheArchGuhl's
doctrinesandanemblemoftheprivilegesthatthedagger'sbearersarebestowedwithwithintheranksoftheGuhl
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage48

Lord'sorganization.TolosesuchabladeistantamounttoinsultingtheGuhl Lordhimselfnotanexperience
anybodyintheirrightmindwouldbekeentoinduce!Asaresultoftheblades'importanceintheranksofthe
Alabaskai(theGuhlLord'sempire),andinnosmallpartduetothewhisperedhorrorsthatawaitanyonefoolish
enoughtobepartedwithhisdagger,theseweaponsareinvariablycarefullyguardedbytheirbearersitwouldbea
daringthiefindeedwhomanagedtowrestabladefromitsowner,bystealthorotherwise!
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofNixus

<Toph: zjec3@etsu.east-tenn-st.edu>
Type:Dagger+2ifthrown(SeePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisdaggerwilldoublethenumberofmagicmissilesamagecancasthoweverthedrawback
isthatthecastermustactuallystriketheopponentwiththedagger(inmeleeormissile)intheroundthespelliscast
(thestriking/throwingisthesomaticcomponent).Thewieldermustsimplytouchthetargetforthe magicmissiles
tocausedamage(thedaggerisassumedtonotpenetrate,glancingoff,butthemissilesdodamage),sothewielder
mayignorephysicalarmorwhencalculatingTHAC0,althoughmagicalarmorbonusesandotherACbonusesstill
apply.Ifthrown,thedaggerandallmissilesmuststrikethesametarget.Ifusedinmelee,themissilesmaybesplit
ifthewielderhasmorethanoneattack/round.Regardlessofahitormissthespellislostfrommemory(orthe
pointsarededucted).Hittingwiththedaggercausesnormaldamage,buttheuserwillgaina+2tohitifthrown(no
bonusformeleecombat),soahitinflictsanadditionald4(plusstrengthadjustment)damageabovethe magic
missiles.
Notes: Goodwizardonlyweapon.Ilikehowthecastermustsimplytouchanopponent,makingiteasiertohit
withthedaggerandhavethemagicmissilesdodamage. Itmakesthewizardchoosebetweenthesurehitof
castingthespellregularly,ortakingachanceonwhetherhe/shecanrolltohitandcastdoubletheamountof
missiles.Asst.Editor
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofPain
Type:Dagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Onceperday,thesedaggersinflictdamageasdoesa symbolofpain tothetargettheyhit,
providedmaximumdamageisdone.
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofPiercingandSkewering

<Gary Alleman: gary%mtomsa@mhs.cstat.co.za>


Thisbladeappearsawellmade,long,thinstiletto.
Type:Stiletto
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
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Primarypowers:Thislong,thindaggerofthestilettovarietynegatesnormalarmorduetoitsmagicallyhardened
bladeanditsabilitytopiercethroughthelinks/joints.
Notes: Simple,butdifferent,weapon. Anidealweaponformagesorthieves,whousuallyhavesometrouble
hittingwellarmoredwarriorsinbattle. Toobadtheauthordidntmakeupaninterestingbackgroundforthe
blade.Ohwell,nowitsuptoyou!Editors
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofShadows

<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>


Type:Dagger+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: This dagger+1 increasesshadowsaroundthewielder.Thismakesthewielderinvisiblein
heavyshadowsandadds+30%tohideinshadowsability.
Background: The DaggerofShadowshasnoeffectoutintheopenonasunnydayorwithina continuallight
spell.
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofStupidity

<Brian A. Rollins: barollins@aol.com>


Type:Curseddagger2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse:ThiscurseditemdecreasestheusersIntelligencescoreby1d6points(predeterminedandremainsthesame
throughouttheitem'sexistence).ThisafflictioncanberemovedbyRemoveCurseorWish.Afteritisremoved,the
playerregains1pointofIntelligencelostevery2days.
XPValue:unknown

DaggerofThieves
<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>
Onceuponatime,amageguildgottogetheranddecideditwasagoodideatocreateamagicitemforeachofthe
classes.Beingmages,theycreateditemsforeachschoolofmagic,astaffforthedruids,aharpforthebards,anda
magicshapeshiftingweaponfortheclerics.Theyalsocreatedthreeswordsandadagger.Oneoftheseisthe
weaponheredescribed.
Type:DaggerofVenom+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Doublesdaggerdamagewhenusedinabackstab(28/26).

+10%onallthiefabilitiesthatgetaDEXbonus.
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Bladecolorchangestoblackwhenwithin10'ofatrap.
Ownerisimmunetopoison.
Theweapondoesn'tglowexceptwhenownerdesires,glowingtheequivalentofaLightspell.

XPValue:unknown

DaggerofUncontrollableFlatulence
<bigfoot@hippie.com>
Type:Curseddagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse: Asyoucanguessthisdaggerhasbeenenchantedbypowerful magic sothat wheneveranewowner
touchesitforthefirsttime,itcauseshim/hertofartuncontrollably. Thisisalwaysabadthingwhenfighting
animalsthathuntbysmell.Italsocausesa+4penaltytoallcharismaabilitychecks.ARemoveCursespellis
requiredtoremovethepermanentsmell.
Notes:Eeeeeeuuuwwww!
XPValue:unknown

Dagger+2,+4vs.Women&Children
<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>
Type:Dagger+2,+4vs.womenandchildren
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Evil(any)
Communication:none
Notes:Subjectsaysall.Afavoredweaponbyallcruelheartedassassins&antipaladinsinmycampaign.JC
XPValue:unknown

DaggerTip

<adp89@msu>
Thisitemappearstobethetipofadaggerwhichhasbeenbrokenoffacompleteweapon.Ithasaholecrudely
drilledinoneend,sothatitcanbewornonanecklaceorbracelet,likeacharm.
Type:Dagger+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Whenacommandwordisspoken(usuallyengravedononesideofthetip),the DaggerTip fallsfrom


whateveritisattachedto,becomingadagger+2.Repeatingthecommandwordcausesthedaggertoshrink
backtoitsoriginalform.

Anadditionalcommandwordwillmakethedagger(whennotintipform)invisible.
Background:ThesmallsizeandrelativelyharmlessappearanceoftheDaggerTipmakesitaneasilyconcealed
weapon! Wheninweaponform,thegripishollowthepommelunscrewstorevealacompartmentcontaining
thief'stools.
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XPValue:unknown

DancingDagger
<Gary Alleman: gary%mtomsa@mhs.cstat.co.za>
Thisdaggerappearstobenothingmorethananormaldagger.
Type:Dagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thedaggersspecialabilityisthatitcanbethrownatanopponentonceperdaywithanorderto
dance.Atthispointthe DancingDagger willcometolifeandwillfightbyitselfasifbeingwieldedbythe
owner(allbonusesandpenaltiesapply).Thedaggerwillremainanimatedforuptohalfanhour,untilcommanded
tostopbytheactivator,oruntiltheactivatordies/losesconsciousness.Itcanbetoldtoattackadifferentopponent
totheoriginal.
Background:Itisespeciallyusefulforbackstabbing,forusebyamageorforuseinacrowdedsituationwhere
thereisnospaceforanotherbodytoattacksomething.
Notes:
The Dancing Dagger was particularly useful to me as I was playing a magic user in a very small party
consistingofamage,athiefandaPaladin.Weweresentonaquesttofindvariousartifactsanditandasaresult
werefrequentlyforcedintofights.Thisweaponisverypowerfulforlowlevelcharactersbutbecomesincreasingly
lessimportantastheplayer'spowergrows.GA
ThisdancingweaponsabilitiesaredifferentfromthestandarddancingabilitiesnoteintheDMGsoitstype
isnotnotedasadaggerofdancing.Seedescriptionofstandarddancingpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Darkfang

<Kevin L Seachrist: kevster@brahms.udel.edu>


Thisextremelypowerfuldaggerismadeofpureadamantite,andisthereforeunbreakablebyallmeansavailable
tohumanity,magicalormundane.
Type:Dagger+3
INT:9
Ego:15
Alignment:Neutral(any)
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Darkfangslicesthroughmetalarmorlikepaper,negatingallnonmagicbodyarmorprotection,
butnotthebonusforshielduse,oranydexteritybonuses.Magicalarmorallowsthebonusonlytobeaddedtothe
opponentsadjustedarmorclass(i.e.amanin+2platemailwitha+1shieldanddexteritybonusof+3wouldbe
consideredAC3(+3totalmagicbonus,+1forshield,+3forDEX=+7total,tobesubtractedfrombase10)
insteadof4.

Againsttheadjustedbonus,Darkfangreceivesnofurthertohitmodifier.

Duetotheirenhancedhardness,armorsof+3orbetterusetheirregularbaseinsteadof10.

Againstnaturalarmorclasses,andagainstarmorsof+3orbetter(hardenoughtoresisttheblackblade,
thoughitwillcertainlyscratchorevenpiercethearmortosomedegree,exceptthatofadamantite)Darkfangis
simply+3tohit.
Minorpowers:Onanatural20or19ifthisisahit,Darkfangcleavesthemajorbloodvesselsoftheopponent's
neck(ifapplicable)killingitin1d3rounds,andincapacitatingitinoneround.
Majorpowers:DarkfangcancompletelyHealitswielderoncepermonth,andmaydosoatitsdiscretion.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage52

Background:
Becauseofitspowerfulmagicalnature,theblackbladepossessesapersonalityandexceptionalego.Onlyathief
ofaneutralalignmentmaywieldthedagger(anyneutralalignment,thoughthedaggerpreferschaoticneutral,and
neutralgoodwilloftenreceivesneeringremarksfromtheweapon).Anyotheralignedpersonwillfindthedagger
resistingallofhis/heractions,tothepointofthedaggeroutrightforcingaweakwilledusertoimpalehimself.
Darkfangmayspeakaloud(andoftendoes)orcommunicatetelepathicallywiththewielder.
Darkfang'svanityissuchthatnoothermeleeweaponusedbythewielderwillbetolerated.Anoffhandweapon
isacceptable,aslongasitisnolargerthanashortsword(anegothingto Darkfang)andaslongas Darkfang
alwaysremainsintheprimaryhand.Violatorsofthiswillfindthemselvesmuchatoddswithaweaponofnear
artifactpower.
Darkfang's mostfamousownerwasKraggDarthanon,aTorethianwarrior/thiefwhowieldedthebladeinthe
SecondShadowWar(mypreDragonshadowDMingdays).Bothdaggerandmandisappearedseveralyearslater.
Notes: Out of respect for the player, if anybody uses this item, please either give it a new name or have
itendlesslyprattleonaboutathiefnamedKraggwhowasabetterownerthanthepresentone.KLS
XPValue:unknown

DiamondDagger
Thediamonddaggerisadaggerwho'sbladeismadeofmagicallyreinforceddiamond.Thebladewillcutany
nonmagicalmaterial(fleshofmagicalmonstersisnonmagical)easily.Thehiltismadeofsteelandadamantite.
Type:Dagger+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

TheDiamondDaggerwillreduceanynonmagicalarmorclassto9,althoughanybonusesfordexterity,
etc.,arestillapplicable.

Thedaggeractsasadagger+3andwilldosoagainstmagicalarmortoo.

Thedaggerwillalsocutmostanymaterial;stonelikebutter,metalslikesand,andwoodlikeflesh.Itcan
beusedtocutopenchests,doors,carvestone,shapemetal,etc.

Thedamagedonebythedaggerisasashortsword(1d6/1d8).

Thisdaggerneednevermakesavingthrows,unlessitisbeinghitwith(nothitting)aweaponorobjectof
mithriloradamantite,whereuponitwillshatteriffailed.
Background:Thedaggerhasnobonusesatallagainstmaterialsthataremadeofalloysofmithriloradamantite.
Thedaggerisbalancedforthrowing,andwillalwayshitbladefirstandwillalwayssinkintothehilt,althoughnot
throughmithrilandadamantite.
XPValue:unknown

DruidsSacredDagger,The

<Schaffer Bernhard: bejoscha@ping.at>


Thedaggerisabout25cmlong(15cmblade)and12cmbroadatitshandle.Itscompletelymadeofwoodand
feelsabsolutelysmooth.Thereisadarkerredinlayinthelighterbrownwood,bothatthehandleandattheblade.
Theinlayonthebladeshowsaspiral,theoneonthehandleshowsrunes.Thewoodofthedaggerisextraordinary
strong.Itworkslikeanormalsteeldaggerandcantbeburntorhacked.Thedaggercanbreak,butonlyiftheforce
couldalsobreakasteeldagger.Thedaggerisanexcellentthrowingdagger,butgivesnobonusatallbutstill
thereisgreatmagicinit!
Type:Dagger
INT:none
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Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thedaggerignoreseveryorganicprotectionincludingleather,wood,oranimalhides.AllAC
fromsuchprotectioncanbeignored!Thisalsoincludesbarricadessuchaswoodendoors,etc....Notethatonlythe
BLADEhasthismagic.Ifyouthrowthedaggeragainstatreeitwouldcutwithoutresistanceuntilthehilttouches
thewood!Itshouldbenotedthatthedaggerdoesntsuitwellforcarvingorotherwoodwork.Itstoounhandyfor
suchawork,asitpassestooeasilythroughthematerial.
Minorpowers:Ifthedaggerisputintotheearthbladefirstandaspecialcommandisspoken(decipheredfrom
therunesonthehilt),itgrowstoanyofthefollowingthingstheuserwishes:

Awoodenlongswordwithsameabilitiesasthedagger.

Awoodenstaffwithsameabilitiesasthedagger.

Abigaspentree(needsenoughearth,sothiswouldntworkinapot...).

Asmallwoodenhut(1room,notfurniture,1window,1door,nochimney).

Allthoseformslastfor24hoursortheequivalentofonedayinthesettingandcantbechangedbeforetheeffect
expires.
Background: The dagger was made byanpowerful Hierophant (18 thlevel druid) who gave it toone ofhis
servants(alsoadruid,butofalowerlevel)forareasonlongforgotteninhistory.Theservantlostthedaggerand
nobodyknowswhereitisatthemoment(Welloneofmypartymembersownsit:)SB)
Notes:Aweaponthatcanbeusedinalmostanyadventure.Itgivesanadvantageagainstopponentsinleather
armorandmanycreatureswithnaturalarmor,butisnotoverlypowerful,asithasnoothercombatbonuses.The
Minorpowerscanbeusedandarecreative.Itskindofaswitchmostmagicalbladeswishtoignoremetal
armor!Editors
XPValue:unknown

ElvenDagger
Thisweapon,createdforelvenwarriorcommanders,isfashionedofamithrilsilverandsteelalloy.
Type:Dagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

It possesses the ability to detect giantclass creatures at a range of 200' outdoors, 100' indoors or
underground(foralistofgiantclasscreatures,seeUnearthedArcanapage22).Thebladeofthisdaggerglows
a faint whiteblue color when such a creature is at the extreme range of its detection ability. The glow
intensifiesasthegiantclasscreaturegetscloser,untilthebladeisshiningwiththeequivalentofa lightspell.If
desired, the dagger can be commanded to dim its light or to withhold its radiance when stealth and
concealmentareimportant.Thebladeglowsonlywhengiantclasscreaturesarenear,notbyanycommand.

Thisdaggeris+3tohitandtodamagegiantclasscreaturesonly.Whenattackingothercreatures,itis
consideredtobea+1magicalweapon,butitstrikesandwoundsasanormaldagger.

Anygiantclasscreaturethatholdsortouchestheweaponreceives14hpdamageperroundofcontact.
XPValue:unknown

Faz'alNotchar'sEnchantedDagger

<John Drinkall: cmsajmd@pegasus.huddersfield.ac.uk>


Type:Dagger
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INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thedaggercanhitcreaturesthatcanonlybehitby+1orbettermagicalweapons,butwithnoto
hit/damagebonus.
Minorpowers:ThebladehastheabilitytoMendoncommand.
Background:Asimplebladewithnoabilitiesotherthanbeingimbuedwithmend.Faz'alhasexperienceddesert
warfareandthisknifecouldbeusedtosliceopenanenemystent,stepinside,thenusetheenchantedbladeupper
edgetosealthefabric.
XPValue:unknown

HaramNightfallsDeathdagger
<Excalibur: till3@juno.com >
Thedagger'sbladeismadeofadamantite,andengravedinitaredrowrunes.Ononesidetherunesread:My
Hope,ontheothersideitsays:YourDoom.Thehiltisalsomadeofadamantite,butitiscoveredwithpictures
ofbonesdrawnwith finelinesofonyxandiron. Itendsinasmallsculptedelvenskullsetaroundabigruby
(15,000gpworth,togiveyouanidea).Whenfound,thedaggerisfreezingcoldtothetouch,althoughitwillnot
causeanydamageonthewielder.
Type:Artifactorrelic;Curseddagger+5
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Asidesfrombeingadagger+5,anyonehitwiththedaggermustsavevs.DeathMagicordieinstantly.
Onecanseethelifeleavehiseyesashisbodyturnscoldandhisfeaturescontortinpainandfear.Thesave
hasapenaltyof26,butthisisreducedby1forevery2levelsorhitdicethatthevictimhas.Ifthesaveis
failed,thevictimdiesasdescribedabove,andthe Deathdaggerabsorbsthelifeforce.TheDMhastokeep
trackofthenumberofhitdicethatthedaggerhasabsorbed.

Ifthrown,itreturnstothehandofthethroweratthebeginningofthenextround.
Minorpowers:none
Majorpowers:none
Specialpurpose:none
Curse:
Everytimethewielderofthedaggerkillssomeonewiththedagger,he/shewillexperiencenightmaresinthe
nightfollowingtheuseofthedagger.Atfirst,thesewillbeblurryandwillnotmakesense(imagesofredglowing
eyes,handswithironclawsreachingoutforhim/her,orvisionsofdeath,etc.).
Theownermightalsowakeuptofindthatoneormoreofhis/herhairshavechangedtograyorwhite.Asthe
wielderkillsmore,though,thedreamswillbemoreandmorerealistic,andmayincludespeech.He/shewillwake
upinpaininthemiddleofthenight,andbeunabletogobacktosleep.His/herskinmaytakeonapale,eventually
almostgraycolor,andhis/herhairwillcontinueturningwhite.Ifthecharacterhasshortornohair,itwillgrow
overnight.
Occasionally,thedaggerwillappearintheownershandwhenhe/sheisnotwillingornotevenexpectingto
fight (this may be in an inn, when trying to bribe the guards, etc.). The character then must make a
wisdom/willpowercheck. Thischeckhasa1penaltyforevery5hitdiceabove30thatthe Deathdagger has
alreadyabsorbed.Ifhe/shesucceeds,thedaggermaybeputaway.Ifnot,itattacksthenearestopponent,or,if
nonearearound,thenearestcreature(whichmayincludestrangersorallies!).

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ThecharacterwilleventuallyturnintothecompleteimageofHaramNightfallatthetimeofhisdeath
(whichisalsowhathewillseeinhisdreams):Afrail,old(VERYold!)drow,whoseinfravisioneyesglowtheir
naturalred,whoseteethandnailshavebeenreplacedbysharppointedfangsandclaws,respectively,madeofiron
(butenchantedtobedurableandstainless).Inthelaststage,thecharactersequipmentwillmeltintolong,white
andblackrobes,anironstaffadornedwithskulls,andabig,blackspellbook.Allofthesearemagical,butthisis
nottheplacetodescribethem;Justthismuch:Together,theywillgrantanACof5,andgivea+5onallsaves.
Thistransformationwillhappenat107absorbedhitdice.At108,thevictimssoulwillbedestroyed(nosave)
andthebodywillbetakenoverbyHaramNightfallsspirit,thusrestoringhimtolife(Heisa26thlevelDeath
Priestanda28thlevelNecromancer).NONEofthisshouldbeknowntotheplayerunlessheengagesinexcessive
researchandfindsitout;Unlessheknowsancientdrow,hewillnotevenknowwhattherunesmean.
Thedaggercannotbethrownaway,lost,ortaken,unlessthewielderiskilled.NotevenaWishcanchangethis.
(Truedweomersfromextremelyhighlevelcharactersmight,thoughthisislefttotheDMIwouldn'trecommend
it;Inthiscase,theconnectionmaybebroken,andthecharacterreturntohisoldform).
TheonlywaytodestroytheweaponanddispeltheconnectionistofindNightfallsspirit(whichmayhaunthis
olddwellingplace,anformerundergroundhideoutofadrowarmy,infestedbythesedrow,whoNightfallturned
intoundeadservants,andtwoofhisformerapprentices,Driders,whohavetakentoLichdominordertoguardhis
crypt,andmanyotherunpleasantsurprises...),andhithimwiththedagger.(thisisnotknowntoanyonebesides
Nightfall himself, solet theplayer come upwiththeidea) Anexplosion ofmagic andlifeforce will occur,
destroyingNightfallssoulandnegatingallmagicwithinamileradius(nosave,notevenforthat+10HolyAvenger
sword!),includingthedagger,whichbecomesaregularweaponthatmayneverbeenchantedagain.Theexplosion
causes4d6pointsofdamageonanyonewithina100'radius,andknockseverybodywithin500'outfor1d10turns.
Background:
Thisisnotaregularmagicaldagger!ItisanactualArtifactofgreatpowerandanequallygreatprice!Itwas
created by the Archnecromancer and High Priest of Death, Haram Nightfall. This drow is one of the most
importanthistoricalfiguresonSILICUS,andoneofthemostdangerous,too.
Evenindeath.
Asthedaggerabsorbsmoreandmorehitdice,therubywillslowlystarttoglow,andtheweaponwillgrow
warm,thenhottothetouch.Rightbeforetheend,therubywillshinesobrightithurtsevenhumanstolookatit,
andeventhewielderwillhurt(eventhoughnoactuallossofhitpointswilloccur)fromtouchingtheweapon.
Notes:ThegreatestfunforbothDMandplayerishavingtofigureoutwhatthehellisgoingonwithallthose
dreamsandthechange.AttheDMsdiscretion,theplayermaygainsomepowers,suchasspelluseorhitpoints,
magicresistanceetc.ofHaramNightfallasthedaggerabsorbshitdice.E
XPValue:unknown

Hulkorn"TheBloodblade"
<Andy Richards: arichard@mltsa.att.com>
The blade of the dagger is about 12" long and is made of a very dull-looking metal. The handle is bound in a
pale leather (human skin), but it is the pommel which makes this weapon stand out. Carved to represent the face of
a leering gargoyle with its mouth open, it has eyes of luminous white pearls which become blood red and glow
slightly when the weapons special power is used. Hulkorn is weighted in such a way that throwing it is impossible;
such attempts always miss.
Type:Dagger+5
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:NeutralEvil,althoughanyalignmentmaywieldwithnoilleffect.
Communication:Speech;Common,Gargoyle(?),Margoyle(?)
Primarypowers:Whenahitofnatural19/20isinflicteduponanycreature,thedaggerwillstayinthewoundand
cannotberemoved.Blood/ichorwillthensprayoutofthegargoylesmouthin Hulkorn's pommel,inflictinga
further2D4forthenexttworoundsafterwhichthedaggermayberemoved.Thispowerisobviouslyineffective
againstcreatureslikeundead,golems,etc.whichlackacirculatorysystem.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage56

Background:
Thedagger,whichcurrentlyclaimsthatitsnameisHulkorn,hasverbalcapabilitiesandissarcastic,cutting
andrude.
Hulkorns origins are shrouded in mystery. Uhas of the Suel house Neheli mentions the weapon in his
Chronicles of Secret Times, which has led some observers to speculate that Lord Vecna himself may have been
the weapons creator. Others dispute this, however, noting that its construction style and balance are characteristic
of gnomic weapon design approximately 1,100 years ago. Its association with blood and the corruption of the
white pearls when its powers are used, they say, indicates that the crafter was probably a priest of Urdlen.
Regardless, the dagger has had a long and colorful history. Its first recorded wielder is Dtoum, a weaponsmaster of house Neheli who recovered it from an agent of the Spidered Throne of Vecna shortly after the Rain of
Colorless Fire. The dagger remained in the hands of the Keoish for many years, and was often given to the
Empires trusted agents for missions of importance. Presented to General Zhirnov by King Tavish I in honor of his
success against the Giant-kin of the Crystalmists in 321 CY, it was lost in the confusion when the aging general
attempted to assassinate Vladimir Sulekos prior to his coronation as Tavish II.
Subsequent accounts of the weapon's appearance are fragmentary. The sage Nico of Port Toli reports identifying
the weapon for the mercenary Yevstafo in 453 CY. Yevstafo was found dead in the port of Blue several years later,
however, and the weapon was not seen again until 497 CY, when weapon-master Durim of Irongate reported seeing
the blade in the possession of one Currail, an adventurer from a small provinces of the Pomarj peninsula named
Danreigh. Currail was reportedly slain when the Pomarj was overrun, and there have been scattered but persistent
reports of the weapons use among the Pomarj humanoids until shortly before the Greyhawk Wars.
The last reported sighting of Hulkorn was extremely recent. Agents of Greyhawk positively identified the blade
in the hands of Ace, one of their contacts who is currently head of the temple of Syrul in Fax. Despite his halforc background, he is said to be a prominent member of the covert resistance against the citys occupation by
Turrosh Mak and his humanoids.
XPValue:2,000

Infusix
< Andrew Rochester: roch@necromancer.demon.co.uk>
Thisweaponhasabladefashionedfromadull,matteblackmetalthatisnoteasilytarnished.Anynicksor
scratchesthatappearrepairthemselvesin1d4days.
Type:Curseddagger+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thedaggerappearstobeanormal+4weapon(thebonusapplyingtoboththetohitanddamage
rolls)untiltheweapondealsits9thkillingstroke. Atthispoint,thewielderfeelsanintensepaininthehand
bearingtheweapon:uponinspection,hewilldiscoverthattheweaponhasbondeditselftohishand!Thewielder's
fingersgraftthemselvesintothehiltoftheweapon,makingreleaseofthedaggerimpossible.Thissituationwill
lastuntilthedagger/armisusedtodealoutanother9killingblows.Atthispoint,thebearerbecomesinstantly
awareoftheabilitytowithdrawthedaggerintohisownbody,restoringhishandtoitsformerstate.Thewielder
canproduceandhidethebladeinstantlywithasinglethought,andfurthermorethebladecanbevariedinlength
betweenthatofaknifeandashortsword(withthecorrespondingchangesinthedamageinflicted).Whentheblade
ispresentinthewielder'sgrasp,thehiltgraftsitselftotheuser'shandoncemore.
Curse:Asuccessfullycastremovecursespellwillpurgeacharacterofthedagger,whethercastbeforethe9 thor
18th deathblow,orthereafter.Uponthedaggerwielder'sdeath,thedaggerwillappearasanormalweaponin
whicheverofthebearer'shandslastgraspedit.
Background:Theoriginofthisuniqueweaponisunknown.
Notes:HereisthetextforacoupleofbladesIcreatedwithSimonNoelasapartofour65,000wordmodule
"LureoftheSerpent"(nowcomplete).EnjoybutmakesureT$Rkeeptheirhandsoffthem!AR
XPValue:800
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage57

LecruciatheThirsty
<Aaron Miaullis>

Lecruciaisamagicaldaggerofgreystonewith8smalldiamondsembeddedinthehilt.Thedaggerwascrafted
byanancient,matronly,ogremageforreallypainfulritesofsummoning.Theogrecasthersoulintothedagger
whenhertemplewasoverwhelmedbytroopsofthegoodorder.Shehasbeencausingmoretroubleeversince.
Type:Dagger+X(seePowers)
INT:17
Ego:17
Alignment:LawfulEvil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

+0basetohit/damage.

+1vs.thingswithblood.

+2vs.highelves.

+3vs.greyanddrowelves.

+6vs.vampires(theyhavealotofblood).
Majorpowers: 2d12blooddrainAT LECRUCIA'SWILL(sustainsherlifeforce,suggestDMrolling1d10or
1d12onhit,1indicatingablooddrainEditors). Awillpowercontestwithherwieldercanpreventtheblood
drainifthewielderwins,butLecruciawillturnagainsthermasterifhe/shewon'tletherdrink.Ifshegainscontrol,
shewillplungeherselfintoherslavesheartanddrainhim/herorhercompletely.Shecanonlydrainbloodeight
timesperday,thenumberofthediamondsonthehilt.Whenshedrainsbloodadiamondturnsred.
XPValue:unknown

Masteran'sThrowingDaggerofInstantReturn
<zKharra Dom: nsbos0340@alpha.nsula.edu>
Thisitemismostlikelyfoundinthehandofanenemymageoradeadmagewhilespelunkinginadungeon
crawl.Itisabeautifullymadedagger.Thehanditisfoundinusuallyhascalluses.
Type:Dagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thedagger,oncethrown,isbondedtothethrower.Ifthrownitreturnsinstantlytothehand
thrownfromafterstriking.Ifdroppeditreturnstothehanddroppedfrom.Infact,nothingwillremoveitfromthe
handitwasthrownfrom. Thespellsenchantingitareprettypowerfulso DispelMagic won'tworkasaneasy
solution(PerhapsdroppingitintoaVacuousHole?Editors).
XPValue:unknown

Potracos
Type:DaggerofHealing(seeabove)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Adaggerofhealingthatworksnormallytwiceperday.Howeverthethirdtimeitisuseditdoes
regulardamage.Ithasawhitehandle,orblackifyouwanttobeperverse.
XPValue:unknown
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage58

Razor

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>


Onthementionofthewordvorpal,aniftydaggerofmyowndevisingcameintomind.Thisisadaggerknown
asRazor,anditisjustlynamedso.Inappearance,thedagger'sbladeisedgedindiamond,andtherestofitismade
ofmithrilandadamantiumalloys.Thedagger'shandleisencrustedwithvariousrubiesandgems,andthehiltis
studded with a rare pearl from the depths of a ancient sea that has the imprisoned soul of asahaugin noble
containedwithinit.
Type:Dagger,vorpal*
INT:9
Ego:14
Alignment:Neutral
Communication:Semiempathy
Primarypowers:

Razor'sbladeextendsmagicallytothelengthofalongswordinordertoseveranopponentsheadona
natural20.TheonlypitfallofthisisthatRazorhasnomagicalbonus'stohit,thus,iftheDMrulesit,itcannot
affectacreaturerequiringa+tohitit.So,youcantrytocuttheheadoffavampire,thedaggermaynotbe
successful,hehheh.

AnotherbenefitofRazoristhatitcutsthroughanyobjectasifitwerebutter;metalarmor,leather,chain
linksoffernoresistanceuponit'sstrikes.Razor'sedgewillalwaysinflict4HPofdamagetoanyopponentwho
isstruck.

Thedaggercandetectintelligentlifeina30footradiuswhengraspedandcommanded,itdoessoby
vibratingandpointinginthegeneraldirectionofthecreatureitdetects.

Thedaggerglowsbluewhendangerisuponthewielder.
Minorpowers:

Razorconfersa50%abilitytoFeatherFallifaopponentshouldfallfromaprecariousposition.

Thepearlishighlyenchanted,itbestowsantivenomuponthewielder.
Background:Razorisquiteintelligent,thesorcererwhoaidedinitsforginghousedthelifeessenceofhisfamiliar
intheblade,ablackcrow.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofvorpalpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Shadrax'sBlade(Metalbane)

<Scott D. Schimmel: schimmel@red.seas.upenn.edu>


Type:Dagger+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thedaggercanbethrowntodoublenormalrange(20/40/60)andreturntothewielder'shand.
Minorpowers:

Oncommand,thedaggercanbeelectrified,causing20pointsofelectricaldamageplusnormaldamage
(savevs.Spellforhalf).Whenelectrified,thebladealsoignoresmetalarmorofanysorttocauseelectrical
damage,althoughasuccessfultohitrollagainsttheopponentsnormalACindicatesthedaggeritselfalsodoes
damage.Theelectricaleffectcanbeperformed5times(5charges)perday,nomorethanonceperround.

Thedagger'schargescanbefiredasasinglelightningbolt(allremainingchargesdischarge),causing
2d6+2damageperchargeremaining(again,saveforhalf.)
Background:OnceusedbytheevilmageShadrax.Allinall,averynastyweapon.
XPValue:unknown
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage59

Shorty

<Jim Vassilakos>
Thislong,thinbladeddaggerpossessesitswielderwithadesiretostealandkill,turningthewieldertowarda
shadeofevil.Thedaggerhasaplayfulmentalitybutalimitedintelligence.
Type:Dagger+4,dancing*
INT:6
Ego:8
Alignment:Evil(any,butotheralignmentsmayusewithoutpenalty)
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Inthehandsofathief,thebladeallowsaplus50%onopeninglocks(uptoamaximumof99%).

Moreover,itcancutthroughmostmagicalseals(similartoKnock,8charges,rechargeable).

The blade does a base 1d6 damage and attacks twice per round whether thrown or held in melee,
regardlessofwielderslevel,specialization,orenchantments.

Theblademaydanceforonly3rounds/use.Itmustthenrestfor3beforedancingagain.
Majorpowers: Shortymayexcreteamagicalpoisononceperday(savevs.Poison;lethalvs.lawfulcreatures,
otherstake6d6).
Notes:*Seedescriptionofdancingpowers,page7,althoughthisdaggermodifiessomeofthepowers.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SilentBlade
Itwas,ofcourse,madeforathief....Unbalancedandnotmadetobethrown(alwaysmisses).Italsohasasmall
secretcompartmentinthehiltbigenoughtoholdafewgemsoraringortwo...
Type:Dagger+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Whendrawnfromitssheath,thebladeactivatesaSilence20yardradiusspell.
XPValue:unknown

SmatsDimensionDoorDagger
<GMcDermott@MetLife.com>
Acommonlookingsteeldaggerwithasilverinlaidblade.Thedaggerhasastraightbarguardandateakhandle
heldontothebladebysphericalsilverpommel.Onesideoftheteakwoodhandlehasanengravedpictureofa
doorsurroundedbytheoutlineofanopenhand.Theweaponisweightedandbalancedforuseinmeleeattacksand
cannotbethrownwithanyaccuracy.
Type:Dagger+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Byplacingthedoorengravedsideofthedaggershandleagainsthis/herpalm,thecharacter
maychoosetoprojectadaggermeleeattackoveradistanceof5perwieldersexperiencelevel.Theweapondoes
thisbyopeningasmalldimensiondoorbetweenthebladeanditsintendedtarget.Thewielderneednothavea
clear lineofsight tohis/her target inorder to project the attack, but must be able to see the target tohit it.
Intervening obstacles give the intended target the benefit of partial cover. Any distance greater than 30 is
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage60

consideredlongrangeandconfersa+1penaltytohitthetarget.Anydistancegreaterthan60confersa+2tothe
wieldersTHAC0.Thewieldermayinvokethebladespowerasmanytimesadayashe/shehasINTpoints.
Background:
SmatSpellmeister,anadventuroushumanSummonerofsomerenownintheMoonseaarea(creatorofthespells
SmatsSeekingStormcloudandSmatsSensualSlaveSummoning),wasalwayscontenttositbackandwatchashe
directedhissummonedcreaturestoprotecthimandhispartymembersfromtheirenemies.Duringoneparticularly
longandheatedbattle,hehadsurroundedhimselfwithloyalcreaturesaswasusual,butthepartysparticularly
powerful enemies killedoffall hispetswithease. Physicallyweak andfearingtheinevitableresult ofmelee
combatagainststrongerfoes,andhavinguseduptheremainderofhisspells,Smatfoundhimselfoflittleusetohis
partyfortherestofthebloodybattle,andhefeltalittleremorseathisinabilitytodomoreforhisfriends.Smat
laterdevisedanenchantmentforamagicalweaponthatwouldallowhimtoattackhisfoesphysically,butremain
atasafedistancefromtheircounterattacks.
Meanttobeaweaponforwizardsonly,Smathasalsobeencommissionedbyseveralelvenfighter/magesto
placethesameenchantmentonlargerbladesfortheiruse.Smatiscurrentlyengrossedinresearchtodevelopa
spellthatwillenableanyweapontoperformashisdaggerdoes,butforalimitedtime.
XPValue:unknown

SqueakingDaggerofThrowing
<fitz@toadhall.equinox.gen.nz>

Type:CursedDaggerofThrowing
INT:4
Ego:12
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common(especiallywiththeprospectofsomeaction!)
Background/Curse:
Somethingforthethiefoftheparty...Theincrediblykeen(andIdon'tmeansharp!)DaggerofThrowing,which
totallylosesitattheprospectofaction...Picturethis:
Thethiefisstealthilysneakingaroundthenotveryalertguard,makingbrilliant"MoveSilently"rolls,when
thisblastedknifestartssqueaking"There'sone!Ooh!Ooh!Pickme!Pickme!Throwmeathim,I'llgetthe
jobdone!Goon,youknowyouwantto..."(etc.etc.).
Andofcourse,youcannevergetridofit,liketheCatintheHat,italwayscomesback.
XPValue:unknown

ThrowingDagger
<Kenneth R. Lipka: ferret@warriors.engin.umich.edu>
Thislittlegemisneat.Itisadaggerthatisenchantedtohaveincrediblebonusestohitwhenthrown.Infact,itis
soenchantedthatittendstohavethenastyhabitofthrowingitself.
Type:Dagger+X(DMsdiscretion)whenthrown
INT:9
Ego:3
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common
Primarypowers:

Anytimethecharacterpointsatsomething(orevenmakesagesturethatcouldbemistakenaspointingor
indicating)thedaggerwillimmediatelylaunchitselfatthatobject.

Afteritstrikes,itwillwaitabituntilitreturnstothewielder.(Howlong?Suggest1d4rounds.Editors)
Background:Thisobjectcouldbeintelligentandextremelyapologetic(Sorryaboutthat...Reflex!).
XPValue:unknown
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage61

ThrownDaggerofBackstabbing
Type:Dagger+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thisdaggerallowsthethieftobackstabonecategoryhigher(fromx3tox4)onceperdayonathrown
backstab.

Itwillreturntoitsowneronceperday.
XPValue:unknown

VampiricCrysdagger
Type:Dagger+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Whenwieldedbyathief,itdoesvampirictouch(3d6damage)onceperday.

Thisdaggershedsnomagicallightwhendrawn.
XPValue:unknown

Vanquisher
<Big Daddy>
Type:Dagger+2(+3vs.largecreatures).
INT:17
Ego:19
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,Ogre,Bugbear,Lizardman,FireGiant,&HillGiant
Primarypowers:

Canreadmagicalrunes.

DetectsGood/Evil100'radius.

Detectsinvisibleobjects1'radius.
Minorpowers:Teleportwielderonceperday(toknownlocation).
Specialpurpose:Slaynonhumanmonsters.

SpecialPurposePower:Paralysis1d4roundsonhit,savevs.Spelltonegate.
Background: Notice noalignment. Thishas helped promote thevigilant search that develops whenever this
weaponisknowntobearound.Ithasbeenpawnedfor@30,000GPbyoneplayerinourgroupwhowasan
assassin.Needlesstosay,heretrievedthedaggerafterthesale.Oh,thedaggernolongerhasanalignmentdueto
thefactthataslongasitsspecialpurposeiskeptitdoesn'tcarewhousesit.
XPValue:unknown

Vengear

<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage62

Thissmalldaggerhasbeenpoweredwithanextremelypotentdweomer.Ithasnoplussesoranyotherbonuses
whenusedinregularcombat.
Type:Dagger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Majorpowers: Whenthetruenameofanycreatureseenbythewielderatsometimeinhis/herlifeisspoken
aloud,andthedaggerthrown,thedaggerwillautomaticallystrikethatcreature,whereverthatcreaturemaybe.
Thusifnecessary,thedaggerwillsailthroughtheplanestoseekandhitthecreature.Uponhittingundersuch
circumstances,theeffectofaHarmspell(thereverseofHeal)willautomaticallyaffectthetarget,andthendamage
forthedaggerwillhavetobecalculated.Notethatthisdoesnotnecessarilykillthevictim.Firstroll1d4forhit
pointsleftaftertheHarmspell,then1d4forhitpointslostduetothedagger.
Background: Thereisonlyoneofthesedaggersknowntobearound,andthiswastheitemthatfinallybrought
lowtheinfamousPiraztheMad.ThehandthatthrewthebladeisthoughttohavebeenthatofSaichaLaVallee,
AzithDenggswife.Herpowersandactionsthroughoutthelongwarsareamystery.Itiscertainthatsheplayeda
largerolebehindthescenesinorganizingthecampaignledbyherhusband.
XPValue:unknown

Katanas
Blindside

<Jason Cook: jwc3@ns2.cc.lehigh.edu>


Uponfirstglance,thisswordappearstobenothingmorethanalong,bladelesskatanahilt,However,theblade
oftheswordisinvisible.Oncethehiltislifted,thewielder(only)isabletoseetheblade.
Type:Katana+5
INT:14
Ego:none
Alignment:ChaoticEvilorNeutralEvil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

BlindsidegrantsthewieldertheabilitytoDetectInvisibilitytwice/day

Thefirstattackonanyopponentgainsa+2bonusduetothefactthatthebladecantbeseen.
Minorpowers:TheswordalsograntsthewieldertheabilitytoturnInvisibletwice/day.
XPValue:unknown

Ebonblade

<Thomas Weigel: nsbos0340@nsula.edu>


ThisbladeistheworkofAntontheSmith,anelvenmetalworkerandmageofgreatpower.Inbalanceandheftit
isnearperfection,givinganonmagical+2tohit,and+1todamagefromitsedge.Antonsswordisadarkgrey
metal,similarinshapetoakatana,andveryundecorated.
Type:Katanaofquality(+2tohit/+1damage)*
INT:5
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Empathy
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage63

Primarypowers:

Ebonbladeisenchantedtoaffectalmostanycreaturewithitsblade,anditdamagescreaturesasifitwasa
+5magicalblade(thoughitderivesnobonusestoaccuracyorphysicaldamage).

A supplementary enchantment, added by Anton where space permitted, is a spell of skill. This
enchantmentlendsthewielderproficiencyintheuseofthesword,asifthewielderwerespecialized.Itwillnot
additsskilltosomeonewhoisalreadyspecialized,howeveritwillonlyprovideanynecessaryskillswhich
arenotalreadypresent.Thisenchantmentalsocausestheswordtoactinthesamemannerasacavalier's
weaponofchoicefornumberofattacks(thecharacterhasanumberofattacksasif5levelshigher).
Background:
The blade is somewhat intelligent, about the sentience level of a very young child: able to perceive the
environment,understandthingswithinitsexperience,andhavesomewhatundefinedfeelingsofrightandwrong.It
isdefinitelyonthesideofgood,butitsmoralsaresomewhathazy.Mostthingsarehandledonacasebycase
basis,asoffensiveoracceptableortherightthingtodo.Thesefeelingsitcantransmittothewielder,withthe
wielderfullyawareofthesword'sapprovalordisapproval(yes,theownerisawarethattheseareemanatingfrom
thesword).Theswordhasnopowertoenforceitsdesires,butitcanstrengthenthepowerofitsbroadcastfeelings,
lettingitsownerknowfullwell,constantly,justhowupsettheswordis.Inotherwords,itcangiveheadaches.
Itwillcalltotrulygood(chaotic,neutralorlawful)characterswithin20feet(thatis,ifatrulygoodcharacter
passesbyitscurrentlocationanditdoesnothaveacurrentowner,thecharacterwillreceivefeelingsofdistressand
needcomingfromthedirectionofthesword,andthenreliefandwarmthwhenshetakestheswordinhand).
Ebonblade is good for about a 3 rdlevel or better character, especially in games strong on roleplaying
(EbonbladewilltendtogetlostintheshuffleinMontyHaulorhacknslashgames).Ebonbladeisworthalotof
money,beingauniquecreationofAntontheSmith.AnyplayerwhoactuallysoldEbonbladedeservestheloss.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofqualitypowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:1,200
Cost:10,000gp

KatanaofSenses,The
<RNathan982@aol.com>
Type:Katana
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thiskatanaisonlymagicalforonewhocannotsee,hear,smell,taste,orfeelinapartoftheir
bodies.Whatitdoesisgivethemtheabilitytousethemissingsensesinadifferentway.IfthePCcannotseeit
givesthemtheabilitytofeellightpowerasinTheCompletePsionicsHandbookexceptthatthepowersare
magical,notpsionic.Forthosewhocanthearthebladegivesthemthefeelsoundabilityasin"TCPHB"accept
itisagainmagical,notpsionic.Itgivestheabilitytosmellevenifthewielderiswithoutanose.Itskipsthephase
ofthesmellgoingthroughnoseandthebrainautomaticallyregistersit.Feelingisgivenwhentheswordtouches
somethingastheswordbecomeslikeskinandthepersonfeelsthroughit.Thesenseoftasteisgivenwhenthe
persontoucheshismouthtothesword,enablingthecharactertotasteforonemeal.
Notes:Weirditem,butithaspossibilities.Mytwosuggestionsonmodifyingtheiteminclude:havetheweapon
beatleast+1(noattackbonuswerenoted)andhavethekatanagivebonusestowieldersintactsenses,suchas
onsurpriserolls,detectingpassages,etc....Howaboutthispossibility?Havetheswordeffectcreaturesnormally
immunetopainandsuchbygivingthemthesensationofpaincausedbytheweapon.Imagineanirongolem,
jumpingaroundgoingOuch!Ouch!Owwieowwieowwie!Youhurtmyleg!Editors
XPValue:unknown

KatanaofTentoknohMinowara
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage64

<Albert W. Gill: agill@cbt.up.ac.za>


This is as the name states a katana that was wielded by the famous Samurai Tentok noh Minowara. He
supposedlyandaccordingtolegendusedthismagical blade toperform themost astoundingfeatsof striking
difficulttargets.Thebladehasthesilverlusterofandneverlossesit.Thecuttingedgeisamarvelofsharpness.
Thekatanaiskeptinbamboosheath.
Type:KatanaofSharpness+2*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thekatanaisunbreakable.

Therealpowerofthebladeisthatthewieldermayperformcalledshotswithoutanypenaltieswhatsoever.
Ifthetargetisknockedoutduringacalledshotthekatanaautomaticallyseverstheheadofthevictim.These
specialcalledshotsmaybeperformed4timesperday.
Minorpowers: Thesheathhashealingproprietiesasa curelightwounds spell. Theuserhasbuttowillthe
healingtoactivateit,upto3timesperday.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofsharpnesspowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

LongBones
Thesetwokatanasareadarkmurkygreyupclose.Ithasalongslimbladeandcanbeusedoneortwohanded.
Theyareidenticalineveryfashion.Theybothhavemysigilasthehandguard,atriangle,muchlikeaStarTrek
communicator
Type:KatanaofSharpness+1*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Majorpowers: ItcancastStoneSkinuponthewielder1/day,orStoneStorm1/day(StoneStormisamutated
versionofIceStorminwhichitcauses3d10damagefromsmallpebblesfortworoundsANDreducesmovement
by50%witha50%chancetoslipandfallforallcreatureswithina40footdiameter:Range100yds).
Background:TheswordswerecreatedbyI,SlavenofDenamore.IamanhalfelvenF/M/Tandinmyadventures
stumbledacrossoneuniqueandfearsomecreature,theStoneOgre.Fightingthemrequiredmagicalbladesjustto
penetratetheirtoughhides.Killingthemmeantyouhadtobewillingtodie.Theywerenearlyunaffectedbymost
magicspells.Theyusedtheirfiststopummelyousixfeetunder,andthatdidnttakelong.Mymisfortunewasto
encountertwotogether.Uponkillingthem,andnearlydeadmyself,Inoticedthattheirboneslayunmarkedfrom
myblades.Inthisrealm,theywerethehardestknownsubstance.Igatheredmanybonestoexamineanduse.The
two swords were created several years later from femurs using a Fabricate spell and the assistance of my
weaponsmithingability.Ialwaysfoughtwithtwoweapons,andfoundthistobethegreatestasset.LaterIwas
abletoenchantthemwithspellsandmakethempermanent. ThroughlateradventuresIrealizedaconnection
betweentheStoneOgresmagicalresistanceandtheswordsabilitytobeunaffectedbymagic.Oncecleansedand
enchantedtheytooktotheenchantments,however,nowthattheyarepermanentitems,dispelmagicsimplydoesnt
work.ToDecreatethemwouldmeanreenchantingthem....Goodluck.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofsharpnesspowers,page7.Nicebackgroundandideaforacoupleofuniqueweapons.
PrettypowerfulbecauseoftheirSwordofSharpnesspowers(andIwouldntletacharacterusebothLongBones
atoncelikeSlavendoes),buttheiruniquespelllikepowersarereasonableenoughforusebymost levelsof
characters.Toobadtheauthordidntsignhisnametothebladesubmission.Asst.Editor
XPValue:unknown
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage65

MundaneSword

<Mario: igm137@uriacc.uri.edu>
TheMundaneSwordisaverypowerfulmagicitem.Theswordhasnoplusses,andifDetectMagiciscastonit,
nonewillbedetected.Thesworditselfresemblesakatanawithawiderblade,anddoes1d10damageinallsize
categories.
Type:Katana(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Whendrawn,theswordcreatesa20'sphereinwhichnomagicfunctions.Naturalabilitieslike
dragonbreathandpetrificationabilitiesofmedusa,forexample,areanothermatter.Spellscastfromoutsidethe
areaofeffectonlyfunctionifthespellhasaphysicalmanifestation,suchasfireorcold.Purelymagicalenergy,
such as illusion, charms and sleep spells, fail to function in the area of effect. This extends to magic items,
includingthoseofthewielder,whichfailtofunctionatall.Theeffectisdispelledwhentheswordissheathed.
XPValue:unknown

Knives
ButterKnifeofAsteriaka

<Chris Schirlinger: chris.schirlinger@digitec.co.za>


Thisweaponhastheappearanceofaratherdingybutterknife,muchthesamesizeasallotherbutterknives,with
apearlinlayedhandleandthemotifofawyvernscratchedintothebottomofthehilt.Itlookslikeitcouldbepart
ofaset.Becauseitlookslikeabutterknife,adventurersmaynotbeinclinedtothinkitsaweaponofanyworth.
Probablytheonlywayanyonewouldnoticeanythingdifferentabouttheknifeisifitisleftinthedark,whenthey
willnoticeaslightglowsurroundingtheblade.Thislightistheequivalentofamatchabouttodieoutandis
uselessasalightsource.Thebutterknifedoescomewithascabbard,whichlooksmuchlikealeatherdagger
scabbardbutalittlesmallerandhasasimilarmotifembroideredintoit.
Type:Butterknife+2(1d2/1)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:ThescabbardhasthepowertocastaHealspellonceeveryfullmoon.Ifusedonthenightofthe
fullmoon,thescabbardwillbeabletocasttheHealspelltwicethatday.
Background:Thestorythatsurroundsthisweaponinvolvesamadmage,achurchtit,abeefsandwichandaspell
thatwentwrongandisbestleftuntold...
XPValue:unknown

Nevermiss
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
Type:ThrowingKnife+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage66

Communication:none
Primarypowers:Whenusedtomakecalledshotsitcancelsoutanynegativemodifiersfortheshot!!
XPValue:unknown

Wackyknife
<Fizban the Fabulous: jmhamari@mtu.edu>
WackyknifeisacreationofourawesomeDM.
Type:Knife+1tohit/+5damageofspeed*
INT:17
Ego:20
Alignment:ChaoticNeutral
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Wackyknifecanhitcreaturesthatneed+5weaponstohit.

Castscomicalcantrips(fart,burp,sneeze,trip,etc.)5timesperday.Itcandothisonit'sown,withoutthe
characterknowingit,orhe/shecanaskittodoit.

Itreturnswhenthrown,exceptitmightgetintotroubleontheway.Forinstance,theDMrolledon1d4to
determinewhichofthe4partymembersWackypassedbyonhiswaybacktome,andoneofmyfriendsended
upwithhisbeltbeingcut,andhispantsaroundhisankles,fornoapparentreason.
Minorpowers:ItcancastWeb,StinkingCloud,Haste,andTasha'sUncontrollableHideousLaughter,onceper
dayeach.
Majorpowers:

Onanatural20tohit,thereisarandomeffect... CauseSeriousWounds, Shock (5d6damage), Reduce,


Polymorph,PlaneShift...WhatIdorememberthough,isthatifIrolla20tohit,andthena20onthelistof
randomeffects(120),Ialsodisintegratethetarget.

Anotherthing,twiceperdayIcanyell"LizardLips"atthetopofmylungs,andthrowit.ItactsasaWand
ofWonderdirectedatthetarget.;)
Notes:*Seedescriptionofspeedpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

KopeshSwords
Forktongue
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
Type:Kopeshsword+1,+4versusreptiles
INT:14
Ego:11
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,Reptile(any)
Minorpowers:CharmReptilestwiceperdayatthe7thlvlabilityofuse.
XPValue:unknown

LongSwords
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage67

AntimagicalLongSword

<Scott D. Schimmel: schimmel@blue.seas.upenn.edu>


ItwasalongswordpossessedbyahighlevelfighterNPCinoneofmycampaigns.Theswordwasoffine
quality(+1ontohit/damagerolls)butotherwiseunremarkable,untilitcameintocontactwithmagic.
Type:Longsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thisbladecanignoremostspells(WallofForce,Stoneskin,Armor,etc.)andhelptoprotectitsuserfrom
magicalattacks.

Itcandamagecreaturesthatcanonlybehurtbymagicweapons(itnegatestheirspecialresistances,which
arecausedbytheirmagicalnatures).

Thesworddoesnotradiatemagicwhendetectedfor!
Background: Theentirepartybelievedforthelongesttimethataring(withaconvenientlycastNystul'sMagic
Auramadepermanentonit)theNPCworewasinfactaRingofSpellTurning!
XPValue:unknown

Baarane'sLongSword
TherearethreeswordscreatedbythelegendaryweaponforgerBaarane.Theyarealongsword,shortsword,and
bastardsword.Allweaponshavesomepropertiesincommon.Allthreeare:
+2weaponstohitanddamage(considered+4forattackingcreatureswhichrequireacertain+tohit)
Afterthefirstroundofcombat,thewielderwillALWAYSstrikefirstintheround,regardlessofdexterityor
othermodifiers.
AllradiateContinualLightina60'radius.LightCANNOTbecontrolledbythewielder:itisALWAYSonwhen
theweaponisdrawn.
Whenwielded,thelightpouringfromthebladecreatesa"strobe"effectinfrontofthewielder,adding2to
his/herACforallfrontalattacks.
ColorSpray/HypnoticPattern(andsimilarspells)havenoeffectonthewielderoronanyonestandingbehindthe
wielderwithintheradiusoflightemittedbytheblade.
BladecancastJumpspellatwill,upto5times/day.
Eachbladehasit'sownsetofadditionalproperties.
Baarane'sLongSword
(additionalproperties)
Type:duh!
INT:10
Ego:4
Alignment:Evil
Communication:Empathy
Primarypowers:
ThisweaponwillcastFumbleonanyoneofgoodalignmentwhoattemptstodrawtheweapon,oris
stuckbytheweapon.Normalsavingthrowsapply.
CanHastethewielderforuptofiveroundsperweek.Thefiveroundsdonotneedtobeusedduring
thesamecombat,oreventhesameday.The Haste abilitycanbeswitchedonandoff.Noaging
occurstothewielder.

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage68

ThelongswordwillALWAYSleaditsmasterintocombats,withoutregardforthewielder'sabilityto
withstandattacks.
Thisweaponhatesotherenchantedswords.Onceperday,anyothermagicalswordscarriedbythe
wielderofthisblademustsavevs.Spell.Failurecausesotherswordstoloseoneproperty(orplus,if
theweaponhasnospecialproperties).Thiswillcontinueuntiltheoffendingweaponisdrainedofall
magic.

Background:
ThegoodandevilswordswerecreatedasanexperimentbyBaarane.Consideringthemtoopowerful,
hesecuredtheminavault,wheretheywerelaterstolenbyadventurers.Outragedandangered,Baarane
createdthebastardswordinordertoexactrevengeonthosewhohadstolenfromhim.Expectingthatan
adventurer'snaturalcuriositywoulddohisworkforhim,hepresentedthebastardswordtoanadventuring
acquaintanceasagift.Intime,heknew,someonewhousedthebastardswordwouldfollowit'sgentle
tugsand...Hewouldhavehisrevenge!!!
Baaranefeltthatwhateverpowersremainedinthebastardswordafterthedestructionoftheothertwo
wouldbesuitablerewardforthewarriorstrongenoughtocompletethetask.
XPValue:unknown

Biff(LongSwordofAnnoyance)
<ben@ocvaxc>

Type:Cursed(?)longsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common
Minorpowers:Thislongsword+3canmakehimselfandhiswielderinvisible.
Background:
Theonlyproblemis,Biffnever,everstopstalking(unlesspromisedagoodfight,inwhichcasehemightshutup
foraround).Biffspeaksevenwhilesheathed,buthissheathmuffleshimenoughforhiswieldertosleep.
Biffspeakscommoninahigh,loud,voice."Irememberwhenyoushovedmeintothatorcheart,itwasgreat!I
wascoveredinblood!Icouldfeeltheheartbeatingaroundmyblade!Theviewinsidethebodywasincredible!",
etc..
XPValue:unknown

BilltheDuck
<Hasof: lion@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu>
BilltheDuck isalongswordwithaduckinscribedonthehandle.Inthehandsofanyonebutapaladin Bill
appearsasabasic+2longsword.
Type:Longsword+2,HolyAvenger*
INT:16
Ego:9
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common
Minorpowers:

Billcansummonanykindofduckimaginable,eventherarefirebreathingduck;upto1perround.

ThebladecanalsocastthearcanespellofDuckControl.
Background:

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage69

BilltheDuckisaplusfiveholyavenger,withahighintelligenceandafondnessforducks.Idon'trememberwhy
BilltheDucklovedducks.TheimportantthingwasthatBilltheDuckhasthepowerfulabilitytosummonducksat
will.IfBillgetsboredhesummonsaducktokeephimcompany.Thismeansthathismasterisalwaysflockedby
ducks.Allpowersareavailabletothewielderofthesword,buttheswordremainsa+2weaponinthehandsof
anyonebutapaladin.
BilltheDuckwasgiventoaplayerwhokeptbuggingtheDMforaholysword.I'msureSurgeremembersmore
details,ashewasmoresoberwhenthewholestoryofBilltheDuckwasrecounted.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholyavengerpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

BlackBlade
<oprdcs@gsuvm1>
Black Blade has arune carved, black onyx obsidian blade with inlaid mithril. It also has a black diamond
pommel.Thesheathandbaldricaremadeofblackdragonskinwithmithriltoolingandstitching.Thevoiceit
speaksinisadeepominouscracklingtone.
Type:Longsword+2,dancing*
INT:17
Ego:18
Alignment:ChaoticNeutral
Communication:Telepathy;Common,Dwarf,BlackDragon,StoneGolem,Orc
Primarypowers:

Uponthekillingstroke,thewielderwilltemporarilygainthenumberofhitpointsofthekilledcreature.
Ifthecreatureishumanoidorhumanandhigherlevelthanthewielder,thewielderwillalsogainthe
levels/hitdiceofsaidperson.
Thecharacterkeepstheextrahps/levelsforanumberofturnstheslaincreaturehaslevels/hitdice.
Ifthesworddoesnotkillinthreedays,itsegowillriseonepointadayuntilitcontrolsthewielder
andmakeshim/herkill.Thiscanalsooccurifinbattlethewielderlosesenoughhitpointstolose
control.

Detects:traps,secretdoors,andevil.

MagicResistance:85%.
Minorpowers:Heals1pointperday.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofdancingpowers,page7.Itmightbegoodtorequirethatthebladeactuallybewielded
bytheownerinordertogainhpsfromthekillingstrokes.Thiswouldeliminateabusingthepoweroftheweapon
by sitting back asit dances along, slicing up your opponents and giving you free cures and levels (albeit
temporarily).Also,theweaponsegoshouldreturntoitsnormal,basevalueafteritsucceedsinmakingits
ownerkill.Editors
XPValue:unknown

BlackBladeofTyrants,The

<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>


TheBlackBladeisalongsword,whosehandleismadeofblastedmithril(togiveitadullappearance)anda
gleamingblackblade,whosecompositionissimilartoadamantine,butisabletostandthelightofday,itlooks
slickatalltimes,asifithadjustbeendrawnoutofawound.
Type:Longsword+3
INT:16
Ego:none
Alignment:evil
Communication:Speech;1st,2nd,and3rdtongues(allotherlanguageisunimportant,orusedfortreacheryinit's
opinion).
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Primarypowers:

The BlackBlade,forthepurpose ofcausingstrifeandgriefwill cast Disintegrate threetimesaday,


normallydirectingtheseblastsat:children,favoritemagicitemsofthewielder,thewieldersenemies,andany
beingofgoodalignment..thoughnotinanyparticularorder.

ThreetimesdailyitcanCauseBlindnessonstrikeinanyneutralbeing,theysaveathalflevel,onaccount
ofthebladesdeepunderstandingoftheheartofneutrality.

Psionically,the blade canuse thePsychometabolic powersof CauseDecay onstrike and Adrenaline


Control onitswielder.Thescoresareasa20thlevelpsipenalizedbytwo.Thebladecandrawon200psi
points.
Background:
TheOrderoftheBlackBladeswasestablishedover400yearsagoonthe2 ndworld(of3thatexistoutofphase
withoneanother).ThereoriginalpurposewastheenforcementofDiamet'swill.Diametthetwosided,lordand
rulerofthesecondworldwasagreatforceforneutrality,andcontinuallykepttheforcesofLightanddarknessat
baywithhisarmies.ThelegionsofLightneededtospreadtheirword,andtheforceofLanskarrmerelywantedto
ravagetheland...sointhefirsteverunionofgoodandevilforcesonebladewasstolenfromtheGreyCircleand
givenovertotheforceofDark.TheLegionsofLightcountedontheirinterventionbeingwelcomedafterLan
Skarr'sassaults...andtheywereright...
TheBlackBladeisacorruptedversionofthebladeswieldedbytheGreyCircle,apowerfulforceinDiamet's
armyonthesecondWorld.IthasallofthestandardGreyBladeabilities(markedbya*)andafewmoregrantedit
byLanSkarr,theDemonRulerofthe3rdWorld.
Menthatcometoowntheblackbladeeitherstrikeagreatblowforevil,ordiehorriblyatthehandsoftheirown
weapon...Somepoorsotsgetcutdownbytheforcesofgoodandthebladehaspassedthroughthehandsof3
planetsandoneSolar...AllwhofellintotheBlack(waysofevil).
XPValue:unknown

Bloodshriek
<Jason Cook: jwc3@ns2.cc.lehigh.edu>
Bloodshriekisaverythinlongswordof+5value;thisswordisnasty!
Type:Artifactorrelic;longsword+5
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Evil(any);nodamagetootheralignmentswhouse
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Ifthewielderisnotofevilalignment,itwillattempttopossessthewielder(egocheck).

Automaticallystrikesfirst(fasterthanspeedweapons).

Theweapongrantsthepowerofabracerofblindingstrike(i.e.at13thlevel,aspecializedfighterwould
get5attacks/roundalways).

Actsasvampiricringofregeneration.

Thefirsthitbythewielderwouldstartthebladetoshriek.Thisshriekwouldcausedifferentaffectsfor
differentlevelopponents,someresultingindeath.
Notes: Theshriekingpowerisveryobscure. Isitasonicattack? Doesitshrieklouderthemoredamageit
causes?Whatistheshrieksareaofeffect?Isdamagebasedonthewielderslevelcomparedtothetargets?The
weaponisverypowerfulonitsown,butiftheshriekingpoweroccasionallycausesdeath,thisputstheswordinto
theartifactorreliccategory.Herearemysuggestions:range=5radiusfromwielder,wielderimmunetoshriek,
affectedcreaturesmustSavevs.DeathMagicandsuffereffectsbelowbasedondifferencebetweenwieldersand
affectedcreaturesexperiencelevels. Notethatthewielderspartymembersarenotimmunetotheshrieking
powerIguessitownerwillbestandingaloneinbattlealot!Editors
Wielderslevel

AffectedCreatureMadeSavevs.Death

AffectedCreatureFailedSavevs.Death
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differencewithtargets
wielderlower
0
+12
+35
+610

Magic
none
deafness1d3rounds
1tohit,deafness1d10rounds
3tohit,deafness1d6turns
stunned1d6rounds,deafness2d4days

11+

unconscious 1d4+4 turns, permanent


deafness

Magic
ringingears(deafness)1d3rounds
1tohit,deafness1d6rounds
3tohit,deafness1d4turns
stunned1d4rounds,deafness1d4days
unconscious 1d4 turns, permanent
deafness
death

XPValue:unknown

ChaosBlade

<Marc Sherman: msherman@zeus.uwaterloo.ca>


TheChaosBladeisahighlyornateweapon.Itisaboutthesamesizeasalongsword,buthasacurved,hatchet
likebladethatissharpononeedgeonly.Thebladeisforgedofanunknowngrayishmetal,andisinscribedwith
runesofarcanepower.Thegripoftheweaponismadeofthehideofsomeevilfiendofthenetherplanes,andis
alsoinscribedwithrunes.Theweaponmaybeusedbyanyonewithlongswordproficiencyatnopenaltytohit.
Type:Artifactorrelic;longsword+1,or+3intheAbyss
INT:17
Ego:16
Alignment:ChaoticEvil
Communication:Telepathy;Common,ChaoticEvil
Primarypowers:

The ChaosBladeispowerfullyevil.Whenfirstpickedupbyanappropriatewielder,itwillundergoan
attunementwithher.Thisprocessisbriefbutpainfultothenewwielder.Asaresultofthisattunement,the
wielderoftheChaosBladewillhavethemarkofChaosuponhis/hersoul.Thischangewillbedetectableby
detectevilordetectbalancespells,willbeadverselyaffectedbyProtectionFromEvil,andmaysufferany
othereffectstheDMfindsdesirable(extremementalanguish,inabilitytowalkonsacredground,etc.).Note
thatthisisparticularlyhorrifyingtoapaladin(andthisisreflectedinthefactthatthepaladinwillnowbe
penalizedbyherownprotectionfromevil).Therunesontheweapon'shiltwillalsobereproducedonthepalm
ofthenewwielder'sswordhand.AlthoughthemarkofChaoshasnopowertoinfluencethevictim'salignment
directly,itwillcauseaslightalignmentchangetowardchaoticeverytimethevictimcommitsachaoticact,
eventuallycausingmostwielderstobecomechaoticinalignment.

Furthermore,thebladeisimpervioustomagicofanykind.Anyspellcastdirectlyatitisconvertedintoa
wildsurge,andreflectedbackatthecaster.Thewieldermaytakeadvantageofthisbyusingtheswordtoparry
spellswhicharecastather.Notethatnotallspellscanbeparried:aMagicMissilecertainlycanbe,ascana
ChainLightning,butanEarthquakeoraPhantasmalForcecannotbe.Parryingspellsusesthesameprocessas
parrying weapons does (see The Complete Fighter's Handbook). Each parry takes one attack, and must
successfullyhitanACequaltozerominusthespelllevel(soa1stlevelspellhasAC1,whilea9thlevelspell
hasAC9).Iftheparryissuccessful,thespell isconvertedtoawildsurgeandsent backinthegeneral
directionofthecaster.Iftheparryhitsby4ormore,thereflectedsurgestrikestheoriginalcasterdirectly.
Whenparryingspellsdeliveredbytouch,theDMmaywishtorulethattheparrymustsuccessfullyhittheAC
ofthecaster(notanACequaltozerominusspelllevel).Spellsdeliveredbytouchwillautomaticallystrikethe
originalcasterdirectlyifparried.

The Chaos Blade is of chaotic evil alignment, but will allow itself to be used by a wielder of any
alignment.Itcancommunicatetelepathically,andwillalwaysgoaditswieldertowardevilacts.Furthermore,
whenwieldedbysomeonewhoisnotchaoticevil,itwillalwayswelditselftoitswielder'shandatthefirst
signofbattle(teleportingthereifnecessary)andforceitswieldertofightuntilallfoesaredead(cf.sword,+1,
cursed).TheChaosBladehasanIntelligenceof17andanegoof16,butrarelydominatesitswielder.
Majorpowers:
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Thewielderoftheblademay,byspinningitabout,createaPrismaticWall,onecoloratatime,attherate
ofonecolorperround.Thewallwillbeinacirclewithaboutaneightfootdiameter.Thewieldermustremain
stationaryduringthisprocess.Thecolorsmustbecreatedinorder,andthewallwillgainitsblindingability
whenfullyconstructed.
Thebladehasonefinalpower.Wheneverithitsanopponentwithanaturalrollof20,rolld100and
consulttheChaosBladeCriticalHitTable.Usually,thetargetofthecriticalhitisentitledtoasavingthrowto
avoidthecriticalhit.Thecriticalhitsareasfollows:

1d100
0102
0308
0910

1116

1720
2125
2629

3033

3438

3942

4347

4850

5154
5560
6164
6569

70
7173

Result
Atemporal riftopens,drawingall within60'through.All timeisshiftedbackwardsoneround,and
everythingmusttakeplaceagain.Thedamagecausedbythebladeremains.
Targetisteleportedtoanotherlocation.Noguaranteeismadeastothetarget'ssafearrival.
Wavesofentropyradiateoutfromthetarget,warpingallintheirpath.1d6randomlyselecteditems
within10'arepolymorphedintootherthings.Theresultsareusuallybaneful,andgenerallyareworsethe
feweritemsarepolymorphed.
Anearsplittingscreechingnoiseisemitted.Allwithin20'mustsavevs.Spellorbedeafenedfor2d6
rounds.Alleligibleitemsinthisradiusareaffectedbyashatterspell.Thewielder(butnotanythingshe
possesses)isunaffected.
Theprobabilitiesofthetarget'sfutureareshifted.He/SheisaffectedbyUnluck(75%)oritsreverse
effect(25%)atthe12thlevelofexperience.
Allitemsonortouchingthetargetarehurledawayasthoughbyanavoidancespell.Thisincludesthe
bladeanditshaplesswielder.
Therealityofthetargetiswarpedinsomeharmfulway. Whatevertheeffect,itcauses8d6damage,
eitherallatonce,oroveraperiodofrounds.TheexacteffectislefttotheDM:thetargetssweatmayturn
toacid,orthebloodofherwoundsmayburstintoflame,orherarmormaygrowinwardpointingspikes,
etc.
Thetargetisphysicallymaimedbyahorriblechangeinherownbody.Ifthetargetpassesasavevs.
Paralyzation, she is merely left paralyzed and in horrible pain for 1d6 hours. Otherwise, create an
appropriateeffect.
Thewildmagicenergysummonedbythebladeexplodesuncontrollably.Allwithin20'take8d6damage.
Everyoneaffectedmaysaveforhalfdamageexceptforthetarget,whogetsnosave,andtheblade's
wielder,whomaysaveforhalfdamageornone.
Againstallprobability,thetargetisaffectedbyatotallyunexpectedsourceofdamage.Thismaybeabolt
oflightingfromaclearsky,afallingcometstrikingherfromtheheavens,orevenapassingrocsuffering
asuddendeathandcrashingatoptheunfortunatevictim.Whateveritis,itinflicts10d6,withasave
allowedforhalf.
Thetargetgetsaglimpseofpurechaos,andismentallydisabledbyit.Ifshesavessuccessfullyvs.
Paralyzation, she mercifully collapses into unconsciousness for 1d6 hours. Otherwise, she is
feebleminded(unlesstheDMhassomethingelseinmind).
Asabove,thetargetseeschaos.However,shegetsamuchclearerlook,andisdrivenmad.Theparticular
natureofherderangementisleftuptotheDM,andshouldfitthecharacter.Also,shemustsavevs.
Paralyzationorcollapseasabove.
Thetargetseesaclearvisionofthechaoticmadnessoftheworldandherself.Sheautomaticallyfalls
unconsciousasaboveandheralignmentischangedtochaoticevil.
Thetargetispolymorphedintosomesmall,harmless,vermin.
Thetarget'sbodyiscorruptedbytheblade.Herface,alongwithallhersensoryorgans,isremoved.
Unlessreversed,thiswillcausehertodieaslow,painfuldeath.
Thetarget'sentirebodyisdrasticallywarpedbytheblade.Sheiscompletelytransformedintoabodyof
chaos.Typicallythisbodywillreflectthemostnegativepersonalitytraitsorworstfearsofthecharacter.
Forexample,agluttonmaybehugelyfatandgreasy,withtenhugemouths.Similarly,amanipulative
personmaygrowaforkedtongueandscales.Someonewhohasnonotableflaws,butishydrophobic,
maybetransformedtolooklikeabloated,drownedcorpse.
Thebladedrainsthebodyofthevictim,permanentlyremovingonepointofConstitution.
Thebladedrainsthemindofthevictim,permanentlyremovingonepointofIntelligence.
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7478
7983
8486
8791

9295
9697
9899
00

Thebladecorruptsthemindofthevictim,permanentlyremovingonepointofCharisma.
Thebladecorruptsthesoulofthevictim,permanentlyremovingonepointofWisdom.
Ariftopensinreality,sendingthetargettoanotherplane.Somethingfromtheotherplanemaycome
throughtheriftinreturn.
Wavesofpsychicpainandtraumaareemittedinadeafeningmentalshriek.Allwithin20'(exceptthe
wielder)mustsavevs.DeathMagicorfallunconscious.Allmindaffectingspellscastbyorataffected
creaturesarenegatedfor1d6turns(afterwhichtheyreturnatfulleffect).Noaffectedcreaturemaycasta
spellorusepsionicsfor1d10rounds.
Avortexisopened,andremainsfor1d10rounds,destroyingallinitspath.Thetargetisteleportedor
gatedelsewhere.
The entropic change in the target kills her spectacularly. Her blood may boil, or her body may be
inverted,orherbonesmayturntojelly,orshemaysimplyexplodemessily,etc.
Thetargetissimplydisintegrated.
The blade tears through the very fabric of reality, making a zone of entropy. Creatures that exist
simultaneouslyon2planesarewrenched(asthepsionicpower).Entropiceffectsintheaffectedareaare
atamaximum(i.e.,anythingtheDMwantstohappencan).Damagefromallsourcesisincreasedbytwo
dice.AnyattempttoenterorleavethearearequiresaonehalfIntelligencecheck.Theareaaffectedis50
feetinradius,andtherentwilllastoneturnbeforenormalityisrepaired.

Background:
TheChaosBladeisenchantedwithwildmagic.ItwasforgedinthedepthsoftheAbyssbythedemonicwild
mageknownasLordVlaior.VlaiorusedtheBladeashispersonalweaponuntilitwasstolenfromhimshortly
beforehisimprisonmentbytheelvenwildmagePaithanQuinthani.
Needlesstosay,theChaosBladeisapowerfulanddangerousweapon,andshouldnotbeintroducedfrivolously
byaDM.Itisalsohardtogetridof,sinceitwillcauseremovecursespellstobouncebackatthewielder.It
appearstobeindestructiblebynormalmeans,andshouldbetreatedasanartifact/relic.Gettingridofthisitemis
likelytorequirealengthyanddangerousquest.
XPValue:unknown

Chaoseater

<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>


Type:longsword+5,holyavenger*
INT:14
Ego:14
Alignment:LawfulGood;causesnodamagetogoodalignmentswhouse
Communication:Speech;Common,LawfulGood,Unicorn
Primarypowers: Chaoseaterhasallthetypicalfunctionsofa holyswordexceptthe DispelMagicand Magic
Resistanceabilitiesonlyfunctionagainstevilmagicandthelike.*
Majorpowers: Wieldersofgoodalignmentcancast DispelEvilonce/dayandHolyWordonce/weekatthe5th
levelofuse.However,thepowerscauseimmensebacklashcausingthewieldertomakeasaveversusDeathMagic
ofsuffer1d4+1pointsofdamagefromtheimmensegoodforce.Paladinsreceiveanadditional+2versusthesaves
forbacklashdamage.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholyavengerpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

ClawOfMystra
<Kitten Of Mystra: Jeffeduc@asgard.clare.tased.edu.au>
Type:Longsword+3
INT:16(readnonmagicalwritingsandmaps)
Ego:none
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Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,Genekind,SilverDragon,Netheries
Primarypowers:

DetectEvil/Good10'radius.

DetectMagic10'radius.

Teleport1/day.

Heal1/day.
Specialpurpose/powers:DefeatEvil,+2bonustosaves,1pointondamagedice.
Background:ThisweaponwaspassedontomebythedwarvesfromthegreatRiftintheNorthafterreturningto
themanintelligentaxenamedDumorin.Mystragrantsthechosenfaithfulthepowertowieldthisswordinbattle,
forgivingtheweaponrestrictiononbluntweaponsforherfaithful.
XPValue:unknown

DancingSword

<Cody Kosinski: codyk@ersys.edmonton.ab.ca>


Type:Cursed(?)longsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Youcanguesswhatitdoes.Firstofallitisa+1longsword,butwhenitencounters anykindof
music(evenawarhorn)itdancesanddances...Prettyannoyingyouwouldsay...
XPValue:unknown

Darkenbane

<Robert A. Howard (Myste): ssa94isa06@rcnvms.rcn.mass.edu>


Inmygame,wehavesoulswords,swordswhocanabsorbthesoulofthepersontheyhit.Oneofthelesser
soulswordsis Darkenbane. Darkenbane isalongswordwithaspecialhatredofwights,whichitcallstheDark
Ones.Asanyonewithknowledgeofwightsknows,whenawightdies,it'ssoulgoesoutandpossessesanewbody.
TheonlypermanentdeathforthemisthespellRaiseDead,thoughonKyriellaPaladinofMarashiebcanhitthem
withaRestfulSleepspellwhentheydie,andtheystaydead.
Type:longsword+3tohit/+0damage
INT:High
Ego:29
Alignment:none
Communication:Telepathy;Alllanguages
Primarypowers:

Itis+6tohitanddamageagainstwights.

Onanatural20,Darkenbanewillabsorbahitwight,evenifitisn'tdead,withnosaveallowed.

Darkenbanecandetectwightsina120'radius(andwilldosowithouturging).

Darkenbane provides itspossessor withsome protection against energy drains, giving itspossessor a
savingsthrowvs.DeathMagictoresistthedrain.
Background:Darkenbane ismale,andprefersfemalefighters.It'sanegothing.;) Darkenbanewilltoleratea
thief,butdespisespriestsandmages,andwillforcethemtosurrenderitovertoafighter(preferablyfemale,and
usuallysomeoneitcancontrolifnecessary).Darkenbane"speaks"inalow,hissingvoice,andhaslittlerespectfor
otherpeople,evenitspossessor.Helivesonlytokillwights,thoughhewillgladlyslayotheroftheundead.
XPValue:unknown
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DeathBlow(SwordofHaste)
<Selata@aol.com>

Thislongswordhasthesymbolofapentagonwithinacircleetchedontothebaseoftheblade.
Type:Cursedlongsword+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

AllopponentsofthewieldersuffertheCurseofDeathBlowonthefirstsuccessfulhitbythesword.The
curseinflicts15hpsdamagefromthevictimsbaseandcurrenthitpointtotals.Theremovalofbasehit
pointsmeansthevictimcanonlyrecoverlosthitpointstothenewbasetotal(theoldbase15)fromhealing,
naturalorotherwise. ThecursealsolowersthevictimsSTRbyfive. Thereisnosaveforeithereffect.
TheseeffectsmayberemovedbyaRemoveCursecastbya10thlevelorhigherspellcasteroranyWish.

Thewieldersattributesallincreasebyfour(or10%/bonuspt.forattributesthatwouldbeadjustedabove
18)whenusingtheblade.
Minorpowers:none
Majorpowers:none
Specialpurpose:none
Curse:Anyoneattackingwiththeswordmustmakeasavingthrowvs.Spellorchangealignmentimmediatelyto
chaoticevil.Thefollowingalignmentsgrantbonusestothesavingthrow:LG+4,NG/CG+3,N/LN+2,CN+1,
NE/LE +0. If the characters alignment is changed, he must make a System Shock roll or go insane. The
characterspreviousalignmentdeterminesifanypenaltytotheSSrollisapplied:LG
Background:TheDeathBlowisoneofthemostfearedweaponsevermentioned.Thepeoplewhohavehearofit
andthestoryknowitspowerswell.Mostfearit.Mostwieldersgoinsane.Thestoryofthebladeisagruesome
taleofaevilservantwhokilledhisgoodkingwiththesamesword.Afterthattheservantwentinsaneandkilled
innocenttownsfolk.Beforethearmygottohimhesworeacurseonallwhotouchthissword.
Notes:OriginalStoryandSwordbyStevenLatawiec(DukeofSenton).SELATAOnequestionwhyisthesword
alsocalledtheSwordofHaste?Nothinginitspowersspeedanythingup.Editors
XPValue:unknown

DoomBlade
<L.T.Friesen: ltfriesn@compusmart.ab.ca>
Type:Longsword2(tohitonly)vs.evilcreatures,+4vs.neutralcreatures,and+8vs.goodcreatures
INT:21
Ego:none
Alignment:ChaoticEvil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Canonlybewieldedbychaoticevilcreatures.
Majorpowers:Wieldermaysummonapitfiendonce/month.Thepitfiendwillobeythewielderfor12hours,
thenitisforcedtoreturntoitsnativeplaneofexistence.
Notes:Okay,Ihaveahardtimeincluding+4weaponsinmycampaigns,muchlessonethatis+8.TheonlywayI
wouldincludethisbladeinanadventureisasaplotdeviceforthepartytokeepoutofevilshandsorinveryhigh
levelcampaigns.Therearenodetrimentstousingtheweapon,thatis,usuallywithgreatpowercomesgreatrisk,
butanyCEcharacterfindingthisbladeimmediatelybecomesthebaddestdudeontheblock.Asst.Editor
XPValue:unknown

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DragonBaneHolyAvenger

<Andy Richards: ajr@uplx.co.uk>


Type:Artifactorrelic;Longsword,holyavenger*
INT:21
Ego:6
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,Dragon(any)
Primarypowers:

1d20damagevs.dragons.

Doublesworddamagevs.dragons(x2).

Triplesworddamagevs.evildragons(x3).

Quintuplesworddamagevs.chaoticevildragons(x4).

Theswordalsohastheeffectofincreasingtheprotectiontheuserhasagainstdragonbreath:+2tosave
andhalfdamagevs.allformsofdragonbreath.

+30%loyalty/moraleoffollowerswhenconfrontingdragons.

Wielderisimmunetothefeareffects(10ftradius)generatedbydragons.

Wielderisgranted+1toinitiativewhendealingwithdragons.

SavesaswielderThisswordishighlytunedtoitswielderinsuchawaythatiftheswordisattackedby
anyforceitwillsavevs.thateffectaswouldthewielderwithanyappropriatebonuses.

DetectLAWThiseffectwhenusedwilldetectifanitem/persononeatatime(ofgreater12 thlevel)isof
lawfulalignment.Thisdoesnotmeanthatchaoticsorneutralscanbedetected.ONLYlawfulsYesorNo.

ContactAsgardianservantTheswordwillallowthepaladintocontactoneofTir'saids/servantsonceper
month.(FromthePRIMEorASGARDIANplanesONLY)Whileincontact1questionwillbeansweredas
accuratelyaspossibleforthecontactee.FavorsareNOTgrantedandrememberthatmostbeingsareNOT
omniscientmostoftheinformationgatheredwouldbethesame/similartoalegendlore.

DetectLocationSimilarpowertoanarrowofdirection.Canbeusedonly5timesperdaytopointto
STATICfixedobjects.(Stairsup/down,Altars,Treasurerooms)ThiswillNOTpointtoindividualitemsor
persons.Tousethispowerthewieldermustcloseeyesandturninacircleholdingtheswordinfront.Atthe
endoftherounds/hewillbefacinginthecorrectdirection.

ResistDisintegrationTheswordistotallyresistanttothemagical/psionicattacksofdisintegrationor
molecularrearrangement/manipulation.

Strength/HumilityTheswordforcesthewieldersphysicalstrengthto18/99%(+2tohit+5todamage)
while wielding the sword in combat and cancels the action of any strength/combatability augmentative
magicalitems/effects.ThesecanstillbeusedwithotherweaponsandactivitiesbutNOTwhilewieldingthis
sword(girdles,gauntletsandpotionsdrankalong,longtimeago,swordhandlingability,etc.).
NOTE: Allpowersrequirethewieldertoholdtheswordandconcentrateforonewholeround.(Theeffectofthe
powerbeginstwosegmentsaftertheinitiativeandthewieldermustconcentrateuntiltheendoftheround,
nocombatcanbeinitiateduntilthenextround.
Background:
Theholyavengerisoneofthefewmagicitemsthatdoesnotloseitspowers(pluses)whentravelingtotheinner
planes.Howeveritmaybecomemore/lesspowerfulinouterplanes(ItisuptotheDMsdiscretionwhathappens
whentheswordentersanAlternativePrime).
Theswordwillnotallowthewieldertofightwithasecondweaponinanotherhand,however,ashieldmaybe
carried.Theswordwillcausethesecondweapontoalwaysmiss.
Theswordisveryintelligentandhascompletecontroloveritsownpowers.Iftheswordfeelsthatthepaladin
wieldingitisnotlivinguptohis/herdutiesorbeginstouseotherweaponsratherthandrawitincombatthenitwill
withdrawimmediatelyitspowersandbecomeanormal+2longsword.(BecausetheswordissoattunedtoTIRthis
mayalsobegintoeffectthepaladinsabilitiesi.e.castspells,layonhands,curedisease,etc.)Theseeffectswillstay
and/oraccumulateuntilanatonementspelliscastbyaclericofthesamefaithastheswordandthepaladinhas
askedforconfessionandcompletedaquest.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholyavengerpowers,page7.Editors
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XPValue:unknown

DragonClaw
<aaw317@uriacc.bitnet>
Type:Artifactorrelic;Longsword+4,vorpal*
INT:16
Ego:16
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common
Primarypowers:

DetectEvilDragons(6"),DetectGold/PreciousMetals(6"),bothonce/day.

Shootblade(upto10"range)+10damage.

Hiltactslike+4clubwhenbladeisgone.Thereare4clawsonthehilt.If,whenusedasaclubandall4
clawshit(onanatural20),theclawsanimatefor1d10additionaldamageandactasadaggerofvenom.
Minorpowers:Fireblast(12d6),LightningBolt(12d6),ChlorineBlast(12d6),allonce/day.
Specialpurpose: Slayevildragons.Whenincombatwithanevildragon,itdoesdoubledamage.Italsofeelsa
kinshiptoallgooddragons.
Background:DragonClawisintelligentandhasapersonalitymuchlikeadragon's(greed,etc.).Theswordwill
demandatreasurehordetoguard,etc....
Notes:*Seedescriptionofvorpalpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

DragonEmber
DragonEmber hasahiltshapedlikeasalamander,whichiscoveredwithcopperthatnevertarnishes(thusit
remainsreddishanddoesnotbecomegreen).Theeyesofthesalamander(theheadisthepommel,BTW)lookasif
gemscouldbesetthereinbuttheyareemptywhenthePC'sfindit.Whenactivated(bysayingthesword'sname)a
fierceorangefiresurroundsthewholeblade;theintensityofthisfirecannotbemodified(i.e.itcan'tgrowto
bonfiresize,orshrinktomatchsize.It'sonoroff).Itsnameiswrittenonitsbladeinrunicletters.
Type:Cursed(?)longsword,flametongue*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Background:
Whilstmanymagicbladeshavealonganddistinguishedcareer,notsowith 'Ember;sixwarriors/heroeshave
diedhorribledeathswhilewieldingthisweapon,andmanyothershavebeenseriouslyinjured.Itisfeaturedin
manyalocallegend(usuallyattheendofthelegendwhentheherodies)andhasbeenwelldescribedinmostof
them.Theoriginofthebladeisunknowntomost(perhapsitmaybefoundinsomeobscuretome);itwascreated
byAeldsar,theEmperor'swizardwhocreatedtheweaponforhisliege(itcertainlywasimpressivetoseethe
emperorleadinghistroopsintobattle,wavinghisflamingsword.Itwaslessimpressivewhentheemperorgot
shortenedbyaheadsheight byabarbarianandthesword,havingfallenintothedryfields,createdablazing
infernothatroastedhalftheempire'slegions).Theweaponhasthenbeenfoundanddiscardedbyanumberof
heroes,eachofwhomhasmetwithabadend.
Itmustbenotedthatthereisnoevilkarmaattachedtothesword.IftheheroesfindDragonEmberitwillserve
themfaithfullyandunfailingly.However,giventhebadreputationithasgainedoverthecenturiesfewNPCsor
henchmenwillbewillingtotravelwiththeheroessolongasthehangontothataccursedbladetheheroesmay
evenbethrownoutoftownsifthebladeisrecognized.Butintruth,theblameshouldfallmoreontheineptitudeof
itsusersthantheblade'sabilities.
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Notes:*Seedescriptionofflametonguepowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Dragonsword
The Dragonsword hastheformofalongswordwithagoldenbladeinscribedwithancientrunes.Thehiltis
madeofgoldanddragonbonesandhastheformofadragonhead.Fromtheopenmouthofthedragonsproutsthe
blade.Twodiamondsmakeupforthedragonseyes.Wheninbattle,theswordglowssoftlywithagoldenlight.
Type:Artifactorrelic;Longsword,HolyAvenger*
INT:18
Ego:22
Alignment:LawfulGood
Communication:SpeechorTelepathy;Common,Good(any),Dragon(any)
Primarypowers:
TheDragonswordisaHolyAvenger+5longswordinhabitedbythesouloftheGreatGoldWyrmDraltahn.In
additiontothenormalpowersofaHolyAvenger,thepaladinwieldingthisswordisabletocalluponthepowersof
thegolddragon.Nearlyallhispowers(includinghisbreathweapon)areathisdisposal.However,itisnoteasyto
usethemandifthepaladinfailsanattempt,theremaybesome(very)adversesideeffects.
ThepowersoftheDragonswordarelistedbellow.Touseoneofthem,thecharactermustmakeanexperience
levelcheck(rollhis/herlevelorlessonthed20).Thenumberinparenthesisaremodifierstothisroll.The"''sign
indicatesapenaltyandthe"+''indicatesabonustotheroll(asusual,anunmodifiedrollof1isalwaysasuccess
anda20isalwaysafailure).Ifthecharacterfailstheroll,he/shemustrollthed20againintheadverseeffects
table.Anymodifierstothefirstrollalsoapplytothisone.
Allpowers/spellsareasifactuallycastbythedragon.Therefore,theyarecastatthe23 rdlevel.Theyare:

Bless3/day.(1)
SpeakwithAnimals1/day.(2)
DetectInvisibility(dragonsenses)ina120feetradius.Durationis11turnsand5rounds.1/day.(2)
Detectgemsina30feetradius.Durationis1round.3/day.(2)
WaterBreathing1/day.(3)
PolymorphSelf3/day(eachchangeinformlastsuntilthecharacterchoosesanewformorthe46turnsduration
expires).(4)
Detectlie3/day.(4)
AnimalSummoningI1/day.(4)
Dragonfear.Maybeusedonlyrightbeforeenteringbattle,inthemomentthepaladinuttershis/herbattlecryand
theswordbeginstoglow.Somepeople(whofailedtheirsavingthrows)wouldswearthattheysawtheshadow
ofanenormousdragonhoverabovethepaladinandutterafrighteningroarinunisonwiththehero'sbattlecry.
1/battle.(4)
Immunitytofire.Durationis2turns.1/day.(5)
Immunitytogas.Durationis2turns.1/day.(5)
Luckbonus(seethegolddragondescriptionontheMonstrousCompendium).1/day.(5)
Quest1/day.(5)
Shapechangeintoagolddragonofasmanyhitdiceasthecharacterhaslevelsofexperience.Thepaladinmust
beatleastinthe10thleveltobecomeahatchinggolddragon.1/day.(9)
Breathweapon(fireorchlorinegas,for24d12+12pointsofdamage).Maybeusedupto3timesperday,but
withatleast3roundsbetweeneachuse.(10)
Dragonspells(eachspellcanbeusedonceperday):
Wizard:
Shield(1)
Magicmissile(1)
Mirrorimage(2)
Strength(castingtimeis1round)(2)
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Haste(3)
Lightningbolt(3)
Fireshield(4)
Stoneskin(4)
Coneofcold(5)
Dismissal(5)
Antimagicshell(6)
Trueseeing(6)
Powerword,stun(7)
Delayedblastfireball(7)
Prismaticwall(8)
Priest:
Command(1)
Curelightwounds(1)
Aid(2)
Resistcold(2)
Negativeplaneprotection(3)
Prayer(3)
Protectionfromlightning(4)
Cureseriouswounds(4)
Thefollowingmodifiersalsoapplytotherolls:

Thecharacterisnotexposedtoanyimmediatedangernorishe/sheengagedinbattle.(4)
Isactingoutofalignment.(1to6,attheDMdiscretion)
Thepaladiniscurrentlywithin10%orlessofhis/hermaximumhitpoints.(+1)
Isactingunderhis/herdeitysdirectorders.(+2)
Thecharacteroroneofhis/heralliesisinareallydesperatesituation.Anecessary(butnotsufficient)condition
forsuchasituationtooccuristhattheuseofapowerfromtheswordmaymakeallthedifferencebetweenthe
characterdyinginthecurrentorinthenextroundornot.However,theDMmustagreewiththeplayerthatthe
situationisreallydesperate,andthathe/shehasnootheroption(orveryfewotherunpleasantoptions)butusing
oneoftheDragonswordspowers.(+4)

Ifthecharacterfailshis/herexperiencelevelcheckthepowerwillnotactivate(he/shemaytryagain,ifwished)
andtheplayermustnowroll1d20onthefollowingtable.Anymodifierstothepreviousrollarealsotakeninto
accountinthisone(anunmodifiedrollof1isalwaysconsideredas"Nothinghappens''.Arollof20istreated
normallyasanyotherroll):
1d100
16
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Result
Nothinghappens.
Swordfallsfromcharacter'sgrasp.
TheDragonswordbecomespowerlessfor1turn.
Charactertakes1d4pointsofdamage.
Characterlooses1d4pointsofdexterityfor1turn.
Charactertakes1d6pointsofdamage.
Characterlooses1d4pointsofstrengthfor1turn.
Charactertakes1d8pointsofdamage.
Characterreceivesa2penaltytohis/hertohit',damage(1hpminimum),initiative,savingthrowsand
armorclassfor1turn.
Charactertakes1d10pointsofdamage.
Characterisblindedfor2turns.
Charactertakes1d12pointsofdamage.
Characterisunconsciousfor2turns.
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28
29
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33+

Charactertakes1d20pointsofdamage.
Arandomlychosenmagicitemthepaladinpossesses(withtheexceptionoftheDragonsword)becomes
nonmagical.
Permanentlylooseonepointfromarandomlychosenattribute.Ifthiswouldleavethecharacterwithless
thantheminimumrequiredtobeapaladin(12STR,9CON,13WISand17CHA),he/shepermanently
loosestwohitpointsinstead.
Characterisfeebleminded(nosave).
Characterages2d6years.
Characteristransformedintoagolddragonegg.Theegghatchesin4d4days.A wishorsimilarmagiccan
bringhim/herbackwhileineggform,butiftheegghatchesthereisnowaytoreversetheeffect.The
characterhasbecomeagolddragonwithoutanymemoriesofhis/herpastlife.
Characterfallsinlovewiththenexthumanofoppositesexandchaoticevilalignmenthe/sheencounters.
Thecharacterwilldoanythinghe/shecantoregenerateandmarrythisperson.Despitethepassionatelove
thepaladinwillfeel,he/shestillknowsthedifferencebetweengoodandevil,lawandchaos,andwillnot
beeasilycorruptedbyhis/herbeloved'(unlesstheplayerdecidestodoso).Ifthecharacterisalreadyin
lovewithsomeone,ignorethiseffectandrollagainwithanadditionalpenaltyof2.
Characterreceivesenoughdamagetoleavehim/herwithonly1hitpoint.Ifhe/shealreadyhadonly1hp,
he/shegoestozerohpandmustmakeasystemshock.Iftherollfails,thecharacterdies.Thisdamageis
verydifficulttohealwithmagic.Annthlevelcurativespellhealsonlynhitpoints.
Anythingthecharacteriscarryingorwearing,magicalornot,is disintegrated.Magicalitemsreceivea
savingthrowversusdisintegration,butnormalclothesandequipmentdon't.
Characterlooses1levelofexperience.
Charactersexchanges.
Charactermustsaveversusdeathmagicat2ordie.Noothermodifierstothisrollareallowed,including
anymagicalprotectionsthecharactermighthave.
TheDragonswordisteleportedtoanothercontinent,worldorplaneofexistence.
Characteristeleportedtooneoftheevilouterplanes.TheDragonsword,however,isnot.
Characterisutterlyandirrevocablydestroyed.

Background:
Manymillenniaago,thearchlichVecna,byfarthemostpowerfullichtoeverexist,begantoconceiveadark
plantoopenTheSevenGatesofDoom.Accordingtolegend,muchbeforemanorelfwascreatedthebalanceof
theMultiversetendedheavilytowardsevil.Thiswasduetotheexistenceofadiabolicgodwhosepowergreatly
exceededthatofallothergods.HewascalledSatan.
Satanruledsupremeamongallotherevilgods,oftentreatingthemasslaves,whichmadethemfearandhatehim
aboveanythingelse.ThoughthepowerofallthegodsofgoodtogetherwasnotenoughtodefeatSatan,theyknew
thegodsofevilnurturedimmensehatredforhim.Withgreatdiplomaticskill,theywereabletomakethegodsof
evilputasidetheirfearandjointheothergodsinanalliancewithoutprecedence:allgods,good,neutralandevil,
weretouniteagainstSatan(asusual,evilturnsuponitself).
TheallianceofthegodsbattledSatanfiercely,butevenalltheircombinedpowercouldnotdestroyhim.The
godsthendecidedtocreatesevenconcentricplanesofexistence,withportalsconnectingthem,andimprisonSatan
insidetheinnermostplane.TheportaltotheoutermostoneislocatedonthePrimeMaterialPlane.Onecanonly
reachSatanbypassingtroughalltheportals,whichwerecalledTheSevenGatesofDoom'.Insideisthegigantic
formofSatan,themostpowerfulandevilbeingontheMultiverse,sittingathisburningthroneandsleeping.His
sleepisfullofdreamsofmalice,conquerandrevenge,anditissaidthatmanyoftheevildeedscommittedonthe
MaterialPlanearemotivatedbytheevilpowerofSatan'sdreams,whichcannotbefullycontainedbytheGates.
TheplanofVecnawastousehisarmyofundead,humanoidsandmonsterstoconquerandenslavemankindand
forcethemtoworshipSatan.Withthisandhisimmensepersonalpower,hehopedtoawakeSatanandopenthe
GatesofDoom,thusthrowingtheMultiverseindarknessonceagain.
Whenthewarsbeganandthedeadraisedtofighttheliving,manyheroestriedtodefyVecna'spower.Mostof
themdied,butsomewereabletoachievesomesuccess.AmongthesewasAngusThalgurn,abravemanandatrue
paladin.HeexposedhimselftogreatrisksinamissiontorequestthehelpofDraltahn,aGreatGoldWyrmof
awesomepower.
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WhenAngusreturnedhomeridingthedragonDraltahn,thevictoryagainsttheforcesofVecnaseemedpossible
again.Manybattleswerewonwithhishelp,butsoonallhopewaslostwhenVecnawasabletolurethedragoninto
atrapandslayhim.
Inanightspentbythepaladininprayersanddespair,theimageofthedeadDraltahncametohimwithaplan.
Theywouldnotgiveitupsoeasily
Angustooktheremainsofthedragontothedwarvesinthesouthandaskedthemtomakethreeitems:fromthe
bonesandbloodofthedragonandfromgoldandadamantiteofthedwarvenmines,theyforgedasword.Fromthe
hideofthedragonandadamantite,theyforgedbothashieldandasuitofarmor.
Thewizardsandpriestsofthelandthenenchantedtheseitems.Theshieldandarmorwereremarkable,butthe
swordwasevenmorespecial,fortheirmagicandthepowerofDraltahnwereabletosummonthesoulofthedead
dragonandallowittoenterandinhabitthesword.ThenitbecametheDragonsword.
ThroughtheDragonsword,Draltahnwasabletoallowthepaladintousemostofhisdragonpowers.Withthe
aidofthethreeDragonItems,Vecnawasdestroyed.Onlyhishandandeyeremained.Thesetwowerelockedina
hiddenplacewithpowerfulmagicandwardstoprevententranceandforgotten.
TheDragonswordisalegendamongdragons:ifadragonseesit,thereisan8%chanceperagecategoryofthe
dragonthatitwillrecognizeitforwhatitis.Ifanevildragonhappenstorecognizethisartifact,itwillprobably
attempttokillthewielderandtakeawaythesword.Ontheotherhand,ifagooddragonperceivesthetruenatureof
thesword,itwillbefavorablydisposedtowardsthewielder,whichwillreceivea+3reactionadjustmentwhen
dealingwiththisdragon.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholyavengerpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

DreamweaverBlade
<Harold Ervin: ervin@moe.coe.uga.edu>
It'salightlongswordwithanelven gripandhandle. Thebladeismadeofpuresilverandbathedinliquid
moonlightatitscreation. Thereareapairofintertwinedrosesracingupeithersideoftheblade. Thehiltisa
normalbrassballfilledwithsand.Thetaperedguardisstyledwiththethornsoftheroses.
Type:Longsword+1,orlongsword+3forelvesorenchanters,orlongsword+5forelvenenchanters
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Neutral
Communication:Speech;Common,Elf(any)
Primarypowers:

DreamweavermaycastForgetatitsownprerogative.

Uponthedeathofthewielder,withinafewrounds,aninvisiblestalkerwillcometotakethecorpseand
allit'spossessions(includingtheblade)tothefinalrestingplaceofallHighElves,whereverthatmaybein
yourcampaign.
Minorpowers:WieldermaycastSleeponce/day.
Majorpowers:WieldermaycastShadowWalkandDreamonce/week.
Background: DreamweaverwascraftedbyAero,HighElvenEnchanter,about250yearsago.Thebladerarely
speaks but when she does it is in a soft feminine whisper. She is never angered and is neutrally aligned.
Dreamweaverwillneverrevealherinvisiblestalkerorforgetpowers.
XPValue:unknown

Dunamis(Vulgbane)

<Chris Norwood: zcsn1@etsu.east-tenn-st.edu>


Fromthenovel"TheEyeoftheHunter"

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage82

Thislongswordissheathedinagreenscabbard,withatooledharnessforbackslingorwaist.Thegripofthe
bladeisinlaidwithpalejade,crosshatchedforafirmgrasp.Thepommelandcrossguardareofdarksilveron(a
typeofsilverironmixturethatisrarebutknowntoelves.Itshinesasifstarlightitselfwascapturedwithin).The
bladeisalsomadeofdarksilveronandetchedwithrunes.
Type:Cursed(?)Longsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Oncetheswordstruenameisspoken(someresearchshouldbeabletodecipherthetruename
fromrunesontheblade,whilethecommonnameiseasilyobtainedfromtheetching),thebladedrainshitpoints,
constitutionpoints,and/orexperiencepointsfromthewieldersfriendstoreplaceanylostbythewielder. The
persontobedrainedmustbewithin60ofthewielder,andifmorethanonetargetispresent,thepointsaredrained
fromthefriendclosesttothewielderfirst.Ifmorethanonetargetisequidistantfromthewielder,thetakenpoints
aredividedasevenlyaspossible.Ifthereisnoonewithinthe60range(orthewielderhasnofriends!),thesword
replacesthepointslostbyagingthewielderonemonth/pointreplaced(withappropriatebodilygrowth).Theaging
causedbytheswordcannotberestoredmagically(i.e.ElixirofYouth...)
Background:
Thebladewascreatedinademiplane(inthebooktheelvesareakintotheideaoffairylandelves)offthe
prime.Theblade'struenameDunamisanameseldomused.Tospeakthetruenamedrawsstrengthandenergy
fromalliesnearandyieldsituptothewielder.Graspingitbythehiltandspeakingthetruenamewillcauseitto
glowwithabluelightandservethecharacter.Speakthetruenametwiceanditwillreturnitselftotheplanewhere
itwascreated.
Ware incalling,foritwill extract aterriblepricefrom friendsabout theetheywill beweakenedandin
mayhemsbeunabletodefendthemselves. Mortalsmayloseyearsfrom theirspan(elvesareimmortalinthe
books, similar to AD&D and Tolkien) should life itself be drawn from them. The blades common name is
Vulgbane.ItwasforgedbyDwynforreputablythegreatestblacksmithofall.
XPValue:unknown

DwarvenEvilSlayer

<L.T.Friesen: ltfriesn@compusmart.ab.ca>
Type:Longsword+10vs.evilcreatures
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Canonlybewieldedbydwarvenfighters.
Minorpowers:

WieldermaycastLightthreetimes/day.

WieldermayNeutralizePoisontwice/day.
Majorpowers:WieldermaycastHealonce/day.
Notes:TheMwordflewoutofmymouthmanytimewhenIsawthe+10(munchkinsfortheunfamiliar).
Why+10?Wouldnt+4or+5beenough?Anyweaponabove+3reallymakesanimpactintoanadventuring
party,with+4,+5,andtheveryrare+6defenderslopsidingallbutthemostpowerfulparties.Iwouldntusethe
weaponwithoutchangingthe+10.Asst.Editor
XPValue:unknown

ElvenSongBlade

<Dave Garnett: fj73@dial.pipex.com>


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Type:Longsword+X(SeePowers)
INT:18
Ego:25
Alignment:TrueNeutral
Communication:Speech;Common,Elf,DwarfandOrc(swearwordsandinsultsonly!)
Primarypowers:

Inthehandsofnonelves(inc.halfelves)thisweaponisalongsword+1thatlikestocomplainloudlyat
inconvenient moments(i.e. whileyouare sneaking around asleeping dragon) about theinferiority ofthe
currentwielderandhisrace(orpossiblytheweather,dependingonhowitisfeeling).Nonelvesmaynotuse
anyofthebladesotherpowers!

Inthehandsofanelfthisweaponisalongsword+3thatallowsthewieldertouseitasthoughtheywere
proficientandabladesingerwithalongsword.

Inthehandsofanelvenbladesinger(eitherfrom thekit,orfrom spendingproficiency slots)thefull


potentialofthisweaponisunleashed. Itbecomesa longsword+5,+7vs.drowelves,orcs,&dwarves).
Powersusableonlybyelvenbladesingersdenotedby*.

Adiamondonthehiltoftheswordwillglowredifthewielderisindanger.Thisincludestraps,ambushes
orevenaniratewife.Thismeansthatthewieldercannolongerbesurprisedinadditiontotheotherwarnings
(max.range,100ft.).

Thewielderisimmunetoelectricaldamage,songmagicandenchantment/charmspells.

Thepenaltyforhittinginvisibleopponentsorpeopleinthedarkishalved.

Thewieldercanusetheirlifeforcetoenhancethepoweroftheweapon,foreachhptheysacrificethe
weapongainsa+1foraround.Themaximumtheswordcanbeincreasedtois+10.

*Thewieldersbladesingingisimproved,henowgetsanadditional+1tohit/ACwhenhechoosesto
attack/defendwithhisbladesong.
Minorpowers:

Theswordwillcastthefollowingspells,onlyonthewielder;
CureSeriousWounds,2/day
DetectMagic,3/day
Majorpowers:

Theswordwillcastthefollowingspells,onlyonthewielder:
*Heal1/day
*Raisedead1/month
*Removecurse1/week
*Teleportwithouterror1/week(Itwillalsousethisabilitytorejoinitswielderifseparated)
*Dispelmagic2/dayatlevelofwielder

*Thewieldermaychannelhisownlifeforcetofireoffchainlightening,thismaybedoneuptotwicea
dayand'costs'2hpperlevelofthespell(changethisifyouwantto,perhapsonestrengthpoint(temporary)per
5levels).

*Ifanatural20isrolledtohit,rollaD100andconsultthefollowingtablefortheeffect:
D100
0102
0306
0720
2170
7185
8693
9495
9698
99
100

Effect
Swapweaponswiththepersonyoujusthitandhealalldamageyoucaused.
Healthedamageyoushouldhavecaused.
Nothingspecialhappens.
Dodoubledamage.
Dotripledamage.
Doquadrupledamage.
Opponentiscompletelyunderyourcontrolwithnosave.Everyturnafterthefirsthemaymakeasavevs.
Spellwitha5modifier,successmeanshebreaksfreeofyourcontrol,ifherollsanatural1heisdead.
Opponentmustsavevs.DeathMagicwitha8modifierordie.
Opponentisdead.
Opponentssoulisabsorbedthenhisbodyisvaporizedheisirrevocablydead(veryirrevocably)andthe
wielderpermanentlygainsapointonarandomcharacteristic(rollad6). Inaddition,theswordnow
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage84

knowseverythingtheopponentdidandwilltellthistothewielderasitseesfit,itcanonlystorethe
knowledgeofonepersonatatime.
Background:
ThisweapongetsEXTREMELYtickedoffiftheownerusesanothermagicalmeleeweaponinsteadofit.The
firsttimeithappenswithoutaverygoodexcuse,theweaponwillsulkforaweekandrefusetocomeoutofits
scabbard.Thesecondtimeitteleportselsewhere,whereitwillbeappreciated.Itisalsoatadalooftowardsnon
elves.Thiscanputaslightdampeneronnegotiations(Youlowdown,ugly,disgustingexcusesforintelligentlife,
wewouldnthelpyouifourlivesdependedonit).
Ithatesallorcs,drowanddwarves,althoughitcankeepquietaboutthisbutonlywhenstealthisessential.
Finally,italsoobjectstotheownerusingmissileweaponswhenmeleeispossibleandwilltrytoforcetheownerto
meleeunlessthereisagoodreasonnotto.
Notes:Ilovewhenplayerstakesomuchtimeandefforttocomeupwithauniquemagicitemanddontbotherto
createadescription.Thisisapowerfulweapon,butforaspecificraceandclassonly.Thatmakesitgoodfor
DMstouseintheirstoryline!Asst.Editor
XPValue:unknown

EnhancerLongSwordofWounding
<dbear@ibm.net>

Type:Longswordofwounding+X*(variesbywielderslevel,seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thismystical bladeformsalinkwiththecurrentowner,tappinginto,andutilizingtheirlifeforceto
increasethepoweroftheweapon.Itfunctionsata+1bonusforevery3levelsoftheuser(12levelnobonus,
35level+1,68level+2,etc...).

Also,thedamagecausedbytheweaponcannotbehealednormally,apriest(orclericorhealer)ofthe
samelevelorhigherthanthewieldermustbecalledtoperformthehealing.Healingpotionsordevicesand
spellsoflowerleveledpriestswillnotworkontheafflictedcharacter.

Abeneficialsideeffectoftheswordslinktotheownerisanincreasedresistanceforthesworditself.
Whileinuse,anyattacksordamagedirectedagainsttheswordmustfirstbesavedthroughthewielderata+5
bonus. Onlyifthewielder'ssavefailsistheswordthenrequiredasecondsave. (Foreffectslikecrushing
bloworacid,theDMmayutilizeadodgeorsomeothermethodofsaving).
Background:
Theswordhasnomagicofit'sown,utilizingthelatentmagicofitswielder,thereforeitdoesnotdetectas
magicalunlessinuseandcannothaveit'spowerspermanentlydispelled.Unfortunately,thisalsomeansthatunless
inuse,theweaponcanbeaffected,anddestroyed,asanynormalitem.
Thesworddrainslifeforcefromthewieldertopowerit'sspecialabilities.Eachdaythesworddrainsout1hp
foreverylevelofthewielder,theselosthpcanbegainedbackinthenormalmanner,butitcanbetiresometo
constantlyloselifeforce.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofwoundingpowers,page7.Nicevariationonastandardmagicalitem.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Erebos

<Scott D. Law: law@xip.nrl.navy.mil>

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage85

Thislongswordhasablackram'sheadhiltandablackbladewhichglowsfaintlyredindarknessandiswarmto
thetouch.
Type:Longsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thesworddoesanextra3pointsofdamageduetoheatandwillsetaflameflammableobjects(savevs.
MagicalFire).

Onceperdaytheswordcantransmuteanynormalearthelementintoanothernormalearthelementby
touch(max.10cuft).

3timesperdaytheswordcancastdarkness15'radiusonthesword'stip.Thesword'swieldercanseein
thisdarknessasifitwaslitbyadullredglow.
XPValue:unknown

FleshSlayer

<Daniel Vitti (Tyverian Starstone): st051911@vax1.rockhurst.edu>


Thisisaplainlongswordwhosehiltiswrappedinblackdragonhide.Itismadeofastrangeblackmetalwhich
nevershowsbloodeitheronthebladeorhilt.Itsoriginsarelosttohistorybutitisrumoredtobeamightyforcefor
evil.
Type:Longswordofwounding+3*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:FleshSlayerswoundscontinuetocause3hpofdamageperrounduntilthewoundsarebound
orcuredbymagicalmeans.Theedgesofthewoundsturnblackandcorrupted,andthevictimmustmakeasaving
throwvs.DeathMagicorcontractadiseasesimilartomummyrot.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofwoundingpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Frenzy
<Richard J. Rogers (Tricky D.): zrjr2@etsu.east-tenn-st.edu>
Thisswordsdesignisunique,duetothefactthatmanybelieveitwasforgedbysaughain.Ithasoneedge
serrated,anditstipislikeatantoorkatanablade(i.e.itlookslikeTenn.).Thecrossguardisametaldisc,theedge
resemblesaschoolofpiranhawhichcirclearoundthedisc.
Type:Longsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: If Frenzy causes40hitpointsofdamageinasinglefight,thewielderbeginstogointoa
Bloodrage.AlladvantagesanddisadvantagesareidenticaltothoselistedaspertheBattleragerkit(seeComplete
DwarvenHandbook).
Minorpowers:Whenthewielderspeaksthecommandword("ublung"),he/shecancastFreeActiononceaday.
Frenzyalwaysmovesfreelyunderwater.

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage86

Background:ThislongswordwasoncetheswordofafirstmateofImmurktheInvincible,apowerfulpiratewho
onceruledallofthePirateIsles.
XPValue:unknown

GolemKiller
<Rory Toma>
Type:Longsword+1,+3vs.magicallyanimatedcreatures(notincludingundead)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:ProvideswielderProtectionfromCantrips5Radius.
XPValue:unknown

Lifestealer

<Keith: nesiusra@sage.cc.purdue.edu>
Thisobjectofpowerhasbeenfoundinmanyculturesthroughoutknownhistoryofourworld.Ithasseenmany
incarnations and passed through many hands. Its current form isthat of amore or less standard long sword.
ElementsofTaiChiinfluenceareprevalentinthehandleaswellasthehiltguard.Thetotallengthofthebladeis
about1.4metersfromtiptopommel'send.ThemetalisofavarietyofmaterialsrangingfromMeteoricSteelsto
OrichalcumtoEmeraldGemwork.
PowersandAbilities:
Theformalabilities(alsoknownasthecentralpower)derivesfromthebasisofstealinglife.Inthecurrentage
wefindourselvesin,thisdefinitionincludestheabilityto stealmana.Thebetterterminologywehave found
thoughseemstoindicatemoreofadevouringmana.Whatevertypeofmanabasedpower/magictheactualblade
comesintocontactwithissimplycanceledout.Asyet,thebladehasseennotruelimittowhatitcancancelout.
WedonotwishtobringtheLifestealerindirectcontactwithaTrueAnkh,aswevaluebothobjectsverymuch,
anddonotwishtotemptfate.
Thebladedoesfunctionasaweaponvarietyfoci,thoughthereisagreatdealofspeculationastoitstruevalue.It
seemstobringitspowerfromthewieldertoacertainextent.Whatevertheessenceormagiclevelofthewielding
individualis,itseemstodrawuponthistoactasafoci.Intheory,itwouldbeafocirating6inthehandsofa
mundaneandcouldbeafocirating18inthehandsofagrade12initiate.Thebladealsoseemstoimbueother
powersandtalentsaswell,lendingtotheidea,thebladeisjustahousingforaspiritofincrediblepowerand
ability.Forexample,whenholdingthebladedirectly,thewieldersimplywinksouttoastralviewingofALLtypes.
Thesubjectthatiswieldingtheswordapparentlyisastralblindtoallintentsandpurposes.Thatpersonisalso
COMPLETELYimmunetotheeffectsofALLmagicforthedurationtheyareholdingtheblade.
ThespiritthatresideswithinthebladeapparentlyhastheabilitytofunctioninmuchthesamewaythatanAlly
spiritdoes,inthatitcanlenditpowerstoanactivemagician.Initscurrentform,thebladecanalsomoveitselfat
GREATspeeds3dimensionally,likeanallyspiritundertherulesofInhabitation.
PersonalityandSideEffects:
Itseemsthatthebladehasanumberofsideeffects,someoriginatingfromitsmysticnature,othersapparently
linkedtothepersonalityoftheresidingspirit.
Firstofall,theabovementionedtrickofholdingtheblade,doeshaveasideeffect.Thewieldingpersonmust
maketwoessence/magicrolls(resemblingtherollsacreaturewithRegenerationmakesagainstanattackfroma
weaponfoci).Arollof1'sindicatestheindividualispermanentlyandforevermagicblind!Thismeansthatthey
canneveractivelyusemagicagain.Anyspellslockedorquickenedtothemwilldieoutinamatterofweeks.The
seconddierollisnecessarytoseeifthecharacter dies! Again,arollof1'swillindicate totalandirrevocable
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage87

death!Asforthemagicblindnoticeearlier,thosecreatureswithparabiological/paranormalnatureswillbecome
mundaneineverysenseoftheword.Alloftheirinborntalentswillberenderedinert.Ifthesubjectisinaform
otherthanhuman/metahumanasinthecaseofVampiricMistFormandShapeshifter'sanimalform,theyarestuck
inthatformforlifeiftheyfail.
Secondly,thebladeseemstothriveonemotionsofvariouslevels.Thishaslentustobelievethistobethereason
that itpreferstobenearShamanicmagiciansvs.Hermetic magicians.It seemsdrawntothosewhoaremore
emotionalintheirdailycommitments.
ThirdandLastofthesenotes.Thespiritthatresideswithinthebladeisoldbyanystandardwehavefound.Our
questshaveonlyrevealedthebasicnatureofthebladeandthatitisasoldasthisworld.Itdoesn'tseemparticularly
interestedindevouringmagicperse,butithasshownitselftoberatherbloodthirstywhensignificantopportunities
presentthemselves.
PersonalNoteofInterest:
Intheonetimethespiritgotoutofhand.FletcherutilizedtheoneTrueAnkhwehadinourpossessionatthe
time.Thespirithadmanifesteditselfusingmyanimalformandwasproceedingtoleavethecavern.TheAnkh's
light flooded forth, inwhat seemed tobe an attempt toburn out the spirit. The resulting clash of force was
impressivetosaytheleast.However,thesword(whichwasinthemouthofthetigermanifestation)simplydrank
upthepower.Wedidnoticethespiritseemedtodisplay great amountsofangeratthisattempttosnuffitout.
Fletchertookflightalmostimmediately,andquitefranklyIdon'trememberhowthedisturbanceended.Currently
thesword/spirithasshownnoattemptatdevouringanyoftheAnkh'swearetrackingdownnorhasitshownany
contempttowardsFletcher.

LongSword5,HolyPacifist

<Donald S. Miller: miller@stokes.math.psu.edu>


ItwasacursedHolyAvenger*thatletevilcreaturesgetawaywiththings...
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholypowers,page7.Editors

LongSwordofGrowth

<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>


Nooneissurewherethisswordcamefromandtherearemanylegendsthatcouldbeaboutthissword.The
problemwiththisswordisthatitisneverthesame.Everytimethisswordchangesownership,itbecomesa+0,
zerointelligencesword.
Type:Longsword+X(seePowers)
INT:varies(seePowers)
Ego:none
Alignment:varies(seePowers)
Communication:Speech;(seePowers)
Primarypowers:

Whenthewielderofthismagnificentweaponrollsa20,thecreaturehithasalevel(orhitdice)drained
andmustsavevs.Poisonorloseapointofintelligence.

Ifthetargetlosesapointofintelligenceandpreviously(tothisdrain)wassmarterthenthesword(hada
higherintelligencescore),theswordgainsapointofintelligence.

Aftertheswordgainsenoughintelligencetospeak,itwilllearnonelanguagefromthetargeteverytimeit
drainsanintelligencepointthereafter(evenifnointelligencepointwasgainedbythesword).Ifitalready
knowsallthelanguagesthatthetargetknowsthenitlearnsnothing.

Theswordgetsrandom special abilitiesasitsintelligencegoesupasforanyotherswordofitsnew


intelligence.Itsalignmentisidenticaltoowner.

Theswordalsobenefitsfromthelevelabsorptionitperforms.Itgainsplusestohitthatcreature.Pluses
canonlybegainedifthelevelofthetargetisalreadygreaterthentheplusesthattheswordhasforhittingthe
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage88

target,i.e.iftheswordispresently+1tohitorcsandyourolla20tohitaregular1HDorc,theorclosesa
levelanddies,buttheswordgainsnoadditionalbonuses.
Absorbinglevelsfrom0levelcharactersormonstersoflessthen1HDkillsthecreaturebutgivesno
benefittothesword.
Iftheswordabsorbsalevelfromacreatureof1HDormorethenitbecomesa+1weaponagainstthat
speciesorrace.Iftheswordisa+1weaponagainstacreatureandthecreatureis2HD+anditabsorbs2
levels,itbecomesa+2weaponagainstthatcreature(seetablebelow).Thelevelsdonothavetobeabsorbed
fromthesamemonster,merelythesameraceofmonster. Thus,theplusbonustohitaparticularraceof
monsterwillneverbehigherthanthehitdice/levels(withamax.of5)ofthatparticularmonsterrace.
2lvlabsorptionsfromaparticular2HD+monsterraceturnsthat+1vs.monsterbonusintoa+2vs....bonus.
3lvlabsorptionsfromaparticular3HD+monsterraceturnsthat+2vs.monsterbonusintoa+3vs....bonus.
4lvlabsorptionsfromaparticular4HD+monsterraceturnsthat+3vs.monsterbonusintoa+4vs....bonus.
5lvlabsorptionsfromaparticular5HD+monsterraceturnsthat+4vs.monsterbonusintoa+5vs....bonus.
Whentheswordbecomesatleasta+1swordvs.5differentkindsofmonsters,thenitbecomesafull long
sword+1althoughanyspecificplusesgreaterthen+1stilleffective.However,allleveldrainsarezeroed.
E.g.iftheswordis+1vs.orcs,+2vs.gnolls,+1vs.giant bats,+2vs.ogreswithanadditional 2levels
absorbedforbecoming+3andthewielderhitsabugbearwitha20;thebugbearlosesalevelandthesword
becomes+1vs.bugbears.Thisgivesthesword3+1'sand2+2's.Theswordbecomesa+1sword,+2vs.
gnollsandogreswith0absorbedlevels.
Ittakes7+2vs...orbettertomaketheswordafulllongsword+2
Ittakes10+3vs...orbettertomaketheswordafulllongsword+3
Ittakes15+4vs...orbettertomaketheswordafulllongsword+4
Ittakes20+5vs...tomaketheswordafulllongsword+5
Itwillnevergopast+5foranyreason.

AdditionalorOptionalpotentialpowers:
(keeptrackofseparately)

10levelsabsorbedfromcreaturesfromtheelementalplainoffiregivestheswordthepowersofa flame
tongue.*

1levelabsorbedfromeachfromthe4mainelementalgiantraces(Stone,Frost,Fire,CloudAir)makes
thesworddo+1damagetoallgiants(asaminorgiantslayer)
1morelevelfromeachofthe4abovegianttypesmakestheadditionaldamage+14
1morelevelfromeachofthe4abovegianttypesmakestheadditionaldamage+16
1morelevelfromeachofthe4abovegianttypesmakestheadditionaldamage+18
1morelevelfromeachofthe4abovegianttypesmakestheadditionaldamage+110
1morelevelfromeachofthe4abovegianttypesmakestheswordafullgiantslayer
Soittakes6levelsdrainedfrom4differentkindsofgiantstomakeagiantslayer

Otherspecialpowersmaybeobtainablethroughothercasesofabsorption.
10undeadlevels+10demonlevelsturnswordintoHolyAvenger*ifownerisapaladin.
20undeadlevelsgivesmaceofdisruptiontypepowerifownerisgood,etc...
Specialpurpose: Theswordspurposeistokeepitsintelligence,thusonceitbecomesintelligent,itwilldo
whatevernecessarytopreventtheownerfromlosingorgivingupthesword.Ifanotherclaimsthesword(mustbe
carryingswordtoclaimit)ortheownerdies,theswordwillloseoneintelligencepointperroundandonespecial
ability(flametongueorgiantslayer)orplusperturn(takingatmost7turnstobereturnedto+0)
Notes:*Seedescriptionofflametongueandholypowers,page7.Consideringtheamountofscriptdevotedtothis
sword,youwouldthinkitisacomplexorartifactlikeweapon. Itisnt. Infact,Ilikedtheadaptabilityofits
powers,especiallyhowitgainsbonusestohitanddamagebykillinghordesofspecificcreatures.Alotofeffort
wentintoputtingtheideaforthisbladeintowordsbyDennis.Editors
XPValue:unknown

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage89

LongSwordofOneLiners
<Geoffrey@yvax.byu.edu>

It'sastupidbuthilariousmagicitemforthoseintothatsortofthing.Thehiltisabighollowrubberball.The
swordingeneralhasanunserious/comicallooktoit.ItwouldlooklikeitwasmadebyFisherPriceormaybethe
peopleatSesameStreet.
Type:Cursedlongsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common
Curse: Anytimeanenemygetswithinaspecificdistancefromthesword(whileitisbeingwielded)Therubber
ballonthehiltsqueezesitselfandmakesabighonkingsound.Thentheswordspeaks:GiveyourfavoriteHenny
YoungmanlineTakemywife,please.
Notes:Ifyoucanfindagoodlistofoneliners,itusuallykeepseveryoneentertainedforawhile.Bytheway,the
usualRemoveCurseisneededtogetridofit.G
XPValue:unknown

LongSwordofRangers
<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>
Onceuponatime,amageguildgottogetheranddecideditwasagoodideatocreateamagicitemforeachofthe
classes.Beingmages,theycreateditemsforeachschoolofmagic,astaffforthedruids,aharpforthebards,anda
magicshapeshiftingweaponfortheclerics.Theyalsocreatedthreeswordsandadagger.Oneoftheseisthe
weaponheredescribed.
Type:Longsword+3,+4vs.giants
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Doestriplesworddamagevs.giants(336).

Doesdoubledamage(224)vs.speciesrelatedtogiants(ogres,ettins,titans,etc.).

Sustainsownerwithoutfoodorwaterforsixdaysbeforeownerneedstoeatnormallyforoneday.

Actsasmaterialcomponentforanyspellcastbyaranger.

Flamesasflametongue*whenwithin10'oftrolls.Thismaygivewarningtoownerofthetrollspresence
ortothetrollsneakinguponhim/her,butitcannotbeprevented.

Edgeofbladeglowsalightbluewhenwithin60'ofhumanoids.

Theweapondoesn'tglowexceptwhenownerdesires.Whenownerdesireslight,theswordglowslikea
ContinualLight.Whenthelongswordisflaming,itgivesofflightequivalentto2torches(colorofflamesis
blueifhumanoidsarepresent)inadditiontoanypossibleContinualLight.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofflametonguepowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

LongSwordofTrueVision
Type:Longsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage90

Communication:none
Primarypowers:Alongswordwhichgrantsitswieldertheabilitytoseethingsdisguisedbyinvisibilityandlow
levelillusion(upto3rdlvlspelllikeeffects).Doesn'tworkonthingsdisguisedmundanely(i.e.someonehidingin
shadows,anonmagicaldisguise,concealedtraps,etc.).
XPValue:unknown

LongSwordx2(DoublingSword)
Type:Longsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Doublesthetohitroll,doublesdamage.Itismagical,butisnotconsidereda+1orbetter
weapon.
Notes: Neatidea.Doyouuse,ordontyou?Youcanalmostseethecharacterwhoownsthisbladetryingto
makethedecisiononwhethertocontinuetousetheweaponornot.Editors

LongSword+2LightningBrand

<Jon Drnek: drnek@beech.csis.gvsu.edu>


Thisswordnormallyhasaivoryhandleandthebladehasagoldentint.
Type:Longsword+2,lightningbrand
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Whendrawnandthecommandwordisspoken,thisswordischargedwithelectricalenergy.Thiswill
causetheswordtoglowwithagoldentintandgiveoffsparkinglightina5'radius.Thischargewillgivean
additional1d4pointsofelectricaldamage.

Onceaday,ifthecommandwordisknown(adifferentonefromthefirst),itcanstoreupelectricalenergy
andthensendouta40long,5wide,4d6blastofelectricalenergy.Thestoringupoftheenergytakes1round
inwhichtheswordcannotbeused.Ifitisusedwhilechargingtheblastforthatdayisusedup.Afterthe
swordischargedtheblastmustbegivenoffwithinoneturnorthewielderoftheswordwilltakethedamage
andtheelectricalpowersoftheswordwillnotfunctionforaweek.Whiletheswordischargedithasabright,
sparkinggoldenglowandwillgiveofflightasaLightspell.ThisLightingBoltcanonlyhitonepersonandit
willnotmiss.

Thisswordhitsasasword+2whenstrikingatnonmetalarmor.Whenstrikingatmetalarmor,figureas
AC10withnormalDEXandmagicbonusesapplyingfortheelectricalshock.UsetheirnormalACforsword
damage(i.e.apersoninplate+1witha+1DEXwillbeAC8forelectricaldamageandprobablyaroundAC0
or1forsworddamage).Whenusingnonmetalarmor,figureACnormallyforelectricaldamage.
XPValue:unknown

Mindshield
<Nathan Sugioka: nsugioka@cs.indiana.edu>
Thislongswordisexquisitelyforgedandrazorsharp;itisidentifiedbytheimprintofashieldonthehilt.
Type:Longsword+3
INT:14
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Ego:24
Alignment:NeutralGood,powersonlyfunctionforgoodalignedcharacters
Communication:Speech;Common
Primarypowers:
WieldermayFly(ascastbya12thlevelwizard),once/day
DetectMagicatwill,100footrange
Detectsanymindalteringability(spell,psionic,naturalabilityorother)within100feet,automatically(wielder
doesnotneedtoconcentrate)
Theabilityfrom whichitgetsitsname: Whenbeingworn(notnecessarilywielded),itprovidesabsolute,
unconditionalimmunitytoanymindaffectingattackonthewielder(Iunderscoretheany:nothingcanaffect
the wielder's mind). This includes, but is not limited to, all telepathic psionic abilities, most spells of the
enchantment/charmschool,allattackspellsofthecharmsphere, Slow spells,allappropriatenaturalabilities,
andafewpoisons.
Specialpurpose: Slayallevilcreaturesthatattackthemind.Ifanyevilcreatureattacksthewielder'smind,the
attackisreflectedbackwithitspoweramplified;theattackermustmakeasaveversusdeathmagicordie,itsmind
shattered.
Notes: Althoughthebladeonlyslaysevilmindattackers,ithasadislikeofanymindaffectingabilities.Thus,
beneficialmindaffectingabilitiescanalsonotbeusedonthecaster.Itspersonalityisdrivenandsingleminded,
anditdoesnottakewelltoslightsonitsabilities.Itwillnever,however,takeoveritswielder'smindasintelligent
weaponsarewonttodo(thatwouldberatherhypocritical).NS
XPValue:unknown

MindWall

<brian@opus.chem.psu.edu>
Usuallyalongswordwithaverykeen(shiny)edge.
Type:Longsword+1,+3vs.psioniccreatures
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

PermanentTowerofIronWill(forcombatrollalwaysa16).

Wielderalwayshasaclosedmind.

Ifapsioniccreatureishitwiththeswordonerandomlydeterminedtangentorcontactissevered.

+2savevs.charm,illusion,andmindaffectingspellsandpowers.

Ifapsioniccreaturetouchesthepommeltheysufferamentalbacklashresultinginadrainof2d10PSPs,
stunningthemfor1d4rounds.IfthepsionichaslessthenthePSPsdrainedthendrainonepowerforanumber
ofroundsequaltothenumberofPSPsdrained.
XPValue:unknown

Mooseburgers

<Barbara Haddad: melchar@shakala.com>


Mooseburgersisa+1magiclongsword,+5vs.moose{&elk},thathasawavyhiltshapedlikemooseantlers.
Type:Longsword+1,+5vs.moose
INT:none
Ego:24
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,Moose
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Primarypowers:

Candetectmooseoutto100'.

Willappearinthehandofitswielderifs/heconfrontsamoose.
Background:Youwouldn'tbelievehowmanysnickersthisswordhasprovoked.
XPValue:unknown

PeopleSmasher
<kmhk@maristb>
Type:Longsword+4
INT:15
Ego:VERYhigh
Alignment:ChaoticNeutral(butloyaltohismaster...Seebelow)
Communication:Speech;Common,Kender
Primarypowers:

+5
vs.regeneratingcreatures.

+6
vs.coldusing,inflammable,oraviancreatures.

+7
vs.undeadandfireusing/dwellingcreatures.

+8
vs.peopleKohrancannotsteponorarebetterlookingthanhimself(thisisserious!anyonewitha
comelinessof21+).
Background: PeopleSmasher isthefavoriteweaponofKohranValkinarde,GodofBattleandBoasting.The
swordcantalkandwillsingKendertunesifarguedwith.
XPValue:unknown

PiratesLuckySword
<Hasof: ek597c%gwuvm.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>
CreatedbythedeityHasof,thisswordhasbeenhiddenawayinasunkenshipforsomeluckypiratetypetofind.
Thisisamarvelouslongsword.Setinitspommelisascrimshawmedallionofaship.Surroundingthemedallion
(inthepommel)arefivebezels.Currentlytwoofthebezelsholdgems,whilethreeareempty.
Type:Longsword+1or+2inthehandsofapirate,corsair,privateer,etc...
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Semiempathy(warningtingle)
Primarypowers:

+2onallsavingthrows.
2toAC.
+2/2toanyrolltheplayermakes(intheplayer'sfavor)
Theowneroftheswordmayneverbesurprised(theplayerwillreceiveawarningfromtheswordinthe
formofacoldchillupthespine).

Background: Theswordcanbeimprovedifthegems(nowscatteredthroughouttheworld)canbefoundand
fittedtothebezels.Foreachgemfoundtheswordgainsandadditional+toattacks,saves,ac,etc.
Notes:Warningthisitemisnotsafeforusewithyoungchildren,andmayinsomecasesleadtomunchkins.H
XPValue:unknown

Protector
<a_copeab@ccsvax.sfasu.edu>
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Type:Longsword+2,defender*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Ifwithin15'ofevil,ablackgemonthehiltglows.
Ifwithin15'ofaninvisibleobject,aredgem(onoppositeside)glows.
Ifgemsareremovedfromthesword,theylosetheirpowers.

Notes:*Seedescriptionofdefenderpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

QuakeSword

<Dan Moore: dmoore@southwestern.com>


Type:Longsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Majorpowers:Onlyfunctionalonlyinthehandsofspellcasters.Spellcastermaysacrificetwo4 thlevelspellsor
one7thlevelspellfromscrollsand/ormemorytocauseoneofthesetwoearthquakelikeeffects:

Deal3d10+1earthquakedamagetoeachmonsterinadragonfireshapedcone,extending75feetfrom
wielder.

Causeallmonstersandplayerswithin50feetofwieldertostumbleandrerollsurprise.
Background: Being such a powerful magic, the earthquake effects, the caster, unless an elf, is knocked
unconsciousfor1d10rounds1roundperlevelofuseronafailedSTvs.Spell.
Notes:Ifunderground,thiscancauseadditionalquakesorcaveins.DM
XPValue:unknown

Quar"TheDestroyer"

<John Pflum Jr.: ,jpflum@tso.uc.edu>


Thisbladeisalongswordmadeofthefinestsilver,withrunesetcheduponitinanintricatedesign.Itsgripis
madeofshapedsablewoodandwrappedinblackleather.Aroundthehiltarefiverectangularcutdiamonds,each
measuringaboutathirdofaninchinlength.Twoofthemcurrentlyglowwithapalelight.
Type:Longsword+X(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
Quar'spowersareofarelativelyuniqueconstruction,inthattheyarelinkedtothebearerandhis/herstrengthof
purpose.Asthecommitmentandconnectionincrease,sotoodoesthepoweroftheblade.

Stage1:TheAwakening

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Theswordis+1,+3versusundead,thoughitisconsidered+5forthepurposeofdeterminingwhichundeador
negativeplanecreaturescanbeaffectedbyit.Whenincombatwithundead,thewieldergainsa+2tohis/her
initiativeroll.Activationofthesepowersoccursuponthespeakingofthesword'snameandcausesthewearerto
treatundeadasrangerstreataspeciesenemythereafter.Noneoftheattendantrangercombatbonusesaregained,
however.

Stage2:TheProtector

Otherpowersarelockedinsidethegemstones,andmaybeactivatedbyspeakingcertainnamesconnectedtothe
sword'shistory.Speakingthenameoftheoneitwasforgedfortriggerstheblade'sprotectivepowers.Thesword
willthenprotectagainstdrainingattacksbyundead,grantingitsbearerabasesavingthrowof18inordertoavoid
theireffects.Thebadnewsisthatthisfeaturedrawssteadilyuponpositivematerialenergies,andintelligentundead
willthusmakespecialeffortstokillthebearer.

Stage3:Darkbane

Fortunately, Quar's abilitiesdonotendthere.Ifholywaterispouredonthebladeandthenameofboththe


wizardessandtheHighPriestwhoenchanteditisspoken,itwillactivatethepowersofthegemsifthewielderisof
goodalignment.IfthebearerisapaladinoradevoutfollowerofPelor/Mayaheine,however,onlyoneofthenames
isrequired.Thegems'powersare:
1DetectUndead(Player'sHandbook)
2HoldUndead(Player'sHandbook)
3UndeadWard(TomeofMagic)
4Sol'sSearingOrb(TomeofMagic)
5Sunray(Player'sHandbook)
When found, only gems #2 and #4are charged. Other stones may be empowered byusing the sword to
physicallyslaysevenhitdiceworthofintelligentundead,startingatstone#1andcontinuinginorderuntilallare
chargedoroneofthelowerstonesisdischargedagain.Onceempowered,stoneswillglowfaintly,storingtheir
potentialuntiltheirpowersareused.

Stage4:TheDestroyer

Theseabilitiesarecertainlyformidable,butitisagainstundeadwithaconnectiontothenegativematerialplane
that the weapon's true puissance is directed. Quar was specially enchanted to be effective against vampires,
becoming+3tohitand+4toalldamagerolls.Shouldthewieldersucceedinslayingavampire,theweapon'sfinal
powers will be activated: in combat with any leveldraining undead thereafter, a successful strike infuses the
creaturewithapulsepositiveenergy,reducingitbyonehitdieinadditiontothedamagedonebythesword.
Furthermore,onceperdaythewieldermayopttodomaximumdamagetoanundeadopponentonasuccessful
strike.Thismustbestatedbeforeanyattackrollismade,andiftheattackmissesthepowerisusedforthatday.
AlloftheseStage4powerslastaslongastheswordisownedbythatwielder,anddonotneedrecharging.Once
activated,however,thefullyrealizedswordwillbegintoaffectitsowner,strengtheninghis/herenmityagainst
undeadevenfurther.Althoughhe/shecanfightotherfoes,thebearerwillneverturndownachancetoeliminatean
undeadenemy.Immediateattackisnotnecessary,noraresuicidalassaultsagainstvastlysuperiorfoes,yetitistrue
thatsuchindividualswillnothesitatetosacrificetheirownlivesifitmeansthattheirenemywilllikelyperishas
well.Mindlessundeadarenotapriority,butanythingwithaminddefinitelyraisestheireof Quar'sbearer.Even
anundeadcreaturewhosomehowprovesitselffriendlywillcausethecharactertoseekwaystoannihilateitonce
he/sheknowsofitsexistence.
Background:
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Thisswordwasforgedsixtythreeyearsagoin522CYbythewizardessChanlin,asagifttoheryoungerbrother
Keivlenuponhisascensiontotheknighthood.ThechurchofPeloralmostcertainlyhadahandinitscreationas
well,andsomehaveevenopinedthattracesofgrayelvenworkmanshipanddesigncanbeseeninitsconstruction.
Afterreceivingtheblade,KeivlenlefthishometobecomeaKnightArrantintheserviceofKingBelvorIIof
Furyondy.Duringhisservicetotheking,Keivlengainedareputationasaslayerofthosealreadyslain,often
travelinghundredsofmilestodispatchthelowliestofundeadcreatures.Itisrumoredthatitwasbyhishandthat
thevampirelordAndrakiswasdestroyed.
KeivlenwaslastseenenteringtheVesveForestwithhisbandofretainersandhenchmen.Hisdestinationisnot
known,buthisgroupcarriedenoughsuppliestosurviveinthewildernessformanyweeks.Heneverreturnedfrom
thisexpedition,however,andisstilllistedas"missinginaction"ontherollsoftheOrderoftheHart.Unableto
locatehimdespiteallhermagicalscrying,adeeplysaddenedChanlinretiredtoVelunaanddiedofoldagein563
CY.SomeofherwrittenworksarestillinthepossessionofthesagesofMitrik,however,whostillpossessgreat
respectforherknowledgeofthepositiveenergyplanes.
XPValue:1,500perstageactivated,plus10,000moreifallstagesareactivated.

Quietus

<Benjamin E. Sones (The Bard): krf93002@uconnvm.uconn.edu>


Quietusisalong,cruellookingswordcarvedfromasingleboneofunknownorigin.Itisobviouslyancient,asis
evidencedbyitsyellowedcolor,butisextremelystrongandwillnotchiporbreak.Itsbladeiscoveredwithstrange
andvaguelydisturbingrunesandsymbols,whichglowwithaneldritchlightinthepresenceoftheundead(10'
radius).
Type:Longsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primary powers: Any humanoid creature slain by Quietus will quickly wither and decay, leaving only a
blackened skeleton. 1d10 rounds after death, this skeleton will rise (standard skeleton as per Monstrous
Compendium)andobeythecommandsofthewielder.Maybe.Everytimeanewundeadiscreatedinthisfashion,
thewieldermustmakeacheck,basedonWisdom,toseeifhe/sheretainscontroloftheundead.Ifthischeckis
failed,ALLskeletonsunderthespelloftheswordwillturnonthewielder,attackinguntileithertheyorthewielder
aredead(sotospeak).
Wisdom
9orlower
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19orhigher

%ToControl
50%
55%
60%
65%
70%
75%
80%
85%
90%
95%
100%

Notes:Trynotlettingtheplayerknowaboutthesechecks.Won'titbefunwhenshetriestoaddthe23rdmember
toherlittle"undeadarmy"andshefailsthecheck.OOPS...BES
XPValue:unknown
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Quillion

<Scott D. Law: law@xip.nrl.navy.mil>


QuillionisasilverlongswordwiththinblackrunesQuillionontheblade.
Type:Longsword+4
INT:1(tobeabletoharmonize)
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;justtobeabletohum
Primarypowers:

Itcandetect/locatewriting100'radiusatwill(wielderhasaroughideaofamount).

5%chance(everytimeanopponentmissesinaswordattack)ofswordcatchingandbreakingopponents
blade(whereapplicable;magicweaponsgetasavingthrow).
Minorpowers:

CastsTongues3/day.

CastsComprehendLanguages5/day.

CastsLightoncommand(5',15'30'radius).
Background:Theswordtendstohum(harmonize)whenmusicisplayed/sungnearit.
XPValue:unknown

RavensSoulBlade
RavensSoulBladeisalongswordmadeofauniqueMythrilandAdamantiummix,makingitunusuallylight
andnearlyinvulnerabletoharm.Thoughofthehighestqualityworkmanship,theswordlacksanyornamentation
suchasgemsorrunes.
Type:Longsword+2,+3vs.evil,+4vs.undead,+6vs.vampires.
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Although it lacks any detectable alignment, any evil creature grasping the sword will be filled with
revulsionandbeforcedtodropit.

Thebladewillglowadeepblue,aspercandlelight,whenwithin100yds.ofanyundead.

Shedstruesunlightina60radiuswhenheldandwilledtodoso.

+2savevs.allspecialabilitiesusedbyundead,suchasleveldrainingorparalyzing,orastandardsaving
throwifasaveisnotnormallyallowed.
Majorpowers:none

Completeimmunitytoallvampiresspecialpowers,suchasleveldrainingandcharming,butnotagainst
theirspecialabilitiessuchasstrengthorblooddraining.

Creaturessummonedbyavampirewillnotattackthewielderofthesword.

Ifavampireusestruemagicagainstthewielder,s/hegainsa+6toallsavingthrowsora+2tohis/her
saveifasavingthrowisnotnormallyallowed.
Specialpurpose:Slayundead,particularlyvampires.

Whenthewieldercomeswithin100yardsofavampire s/hewillknowitandmust makeasavevs.


Willpower(Wis.+Con./2)at4orbecomefilledwithonoverwhelmingneedtoseekthecreatureoutand
destroyit.Thoughtheneedisurgentitisnotaberserkerrage.Thewieldermyusewhateverplans/hethinks
willhavethegreatestchanceofsuccess.Thesavemustberepeatedatthestartofeveryturnwhilewithinthe
100yardrange,oreveryroundifthevampireiswithinvisualrange,untilitisfailed.Onceoutofrangethe
urgewillfadewithinanhour.

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ShouldthewielderencounterCyrusnosaveisallowed.Thewielderwillbefilledwithanallconsuming
hate. Thoughagain,notaberserker rage. S/hewilldoanythingandeverythingwithinhis/her powerto
destroythemonster. ThiseffectwillonlywearoffwhenCyrusishopelesslyoutofreach,evenifittakes
monthsoryears.
ShouldthewielderencounterNydia,s/hemustmakeawillpowercheckeachcombatroundorbeunableto
bringhis/herselftostrikeMarcustruelove.
MarcusfateisboundtogetherwiththatofCyrus.OnceCyrusisdestroyedforever,bytheswordwielder
orsomeoneelse,Marcussoulwillbesetfree. Atthattimetheswordwilllouseallofitsspecialpowers.
However,itwillretainitsbasepowers.

Curse:Theswordsendsoutapsioniccalltoallintelligentundeadcreatureswithin100yardsatalltimes,calling
themtoit. Theseundeadwillseekoutthewielder,thoughmostlikelytheywillnotknowwhy. Theswordis
magicallyboundtothewielder,butonlywhiles/heisunderitsemotionalinfluence,thoughitsbynomeansglued
tohis/herhand.Aremovecurseisrequiredifthetwoaretobeseparatedduringthistime.OnceCyrushasbeen
encountered,thespellmustbecastbyapriestofatleast20 thlevelforittobeeffective. Thewielderwillnot
cooperatewithanysuchattempt.
Background:AbouttwocenturiesagoMarcusandNydiaRavencelebratedtheirfirstweddinganniversaryatan
exclusivehuntinglodge.Thatnightthelodgewasinvadedbyahumanvampire.Bythetimethevampireleft,six
menlaydeadandNydiaRavenwasnowheretobefound. Marcustrackedthevampireforthreemonthsand
discovered,amongotherthings,thatthemonstersnamewasCyrus.OnenightMarcusawoketoacandlesflame
anddiscoveredNydiastandingnexttohisbed,herwhitefangsallbutglowinginthelight.Shewarnedhimtogive
uphissearchorthenexttimetheymethewouldnotlivetoseethesunrise.Knowinghistruelovewaslosttohim,
Marcususedhisfamilysfortunetocommissionthefinestlongswordthathadeverbeencreatedandtohirebotha
powerfulmageandasaintlypriesttoenchantit.AndinorderforittofulfillitspurposeMarcuswillinglybound
hissoulwithintheblade.
Notes: Goodbackgroundforapowerful,yetlimitedsword. ThestorymakesiteasyforaDMtofitintoan
adventure.Toobadtheauthorisntknownsowecouldgivehim/hercredit.Editors
XPValue:unknown

RevelationLongSword
<xpypad@levels.unisa.edu.au>
Type:Longsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisisa+1longswordthatcausesthetargettoreverttoitstrueformifhit.Thisweaponaffects
Irda,werecreatures,druidsandothershapechanging/polymorphedcreatures.
XPValue:unknown

Rust
<Patrick Rannou: rannou@hamming.poly>
Rustlookslikeanormallongsword,theonlynoticeabledetailisasmallellipsoidalbrowngem(agateorjasper
Editors)init'sguard.
Type:Cursedlongsword3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none

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Primarypowers: Whilethesworditselfismadeofsteelandisimmunetothesword'spower,anymetalthatis
beingHIT(nottouched,hit)rustsjustasiftouchedbyarustmonster.Anatural20meansthetargetdoesn'thavea
saveandallmetallicitemsonthetarget(insteadofonlythearmororweapon)areaffected.Theswordfeelsvery
unwieldy,however,asifitwasabithardtomakeitmoveinastraightline.
Curse:Allmetallicitemswornbythecursedpersonwillrustveryfast:aftereachnightofrest,allitemsrustabit.
Weaponsbecomereducedby1tohitandtodamagebecauseofrustingeffects.Inthecaseofarmor,theACgoes
upbya+1malus.Theserustingeffectsarecumulative.Thus,aftertwonightsanarcherwilldiscoverthathis/her
arrowsdoonlyD62ofdamageandthathe/shehas2tohit,etc.Minimumdamageisalways1.ItemsthattheGM
considerstoorustedsimplyfallintorustpowder.Thus,thecharactercanonlysafelyuseleatherarmor(eventhe
studsofastuddedleatherwillrust).Finally,magicalitemsgetasavingthrowagainsttherustingeffect.Asmith
canrepairhalf(roundedup)oftherustdamageonanitem.Thus,ifamagicalsword+5 rustsalot,andisthen
repaired,thenitwillbeasword+3.Greatermagicscanrestoretheitemstonormalstatus( Unrustspellanyone?A
simplerversionoftheSandsofTimespellfromtheTomeofMagic...).
Background:
Aremovecursecastdirectlyontheswordallowsthewielderoftheswordtomakeasavingthrowversusmagic.
Ifhe/shesucceeds,he/shehasoneroundtodropthesword.Pickingitupagainisfoolish,becausetheswordstays
cursed.
Theusercandropthesword,butassoonasthecharacterenterscombattheswordjumpstohis/herhands.Trying
togetridoftheswordbyforceisnotagoodidea,becausethereisnolimittohowstrongtheinvisibleelastic
betweentheswordandthewieldercanbe.Throwingtheswordawayonlytoseeitcomingbackrightatyoucould
beunhealthy.
Notes: Onewaytostillbeabletousethatweaponistogiveittoahenchmanwearingnonmetallicarmor,and
havehimattackopponentswearingmetallicarmor:Well done,Max,you'vejustrustedtonothingnessthose
ChaosWarriorsfullplates!Now,standbackandletusfinishthem!PR
XPValue:unknown

Satan'sTongue
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
Thebladeisunlikeanythatonehasseen.Itiswhollyblack,ablacksodensethatitappearsentirelyseparate
fromthehilt,likeatearthroughwhichonewouldglimpsethenightmaredepthsofspace.Aswordmadeofthe
essenceofevil!
Type:Longsword+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thisbladeisalongsword+2thatfunctionsasaSwordofLifeStealingandaThirteenLives
Stealer!
XPValue:unknown

SpiderBlades

<David J. Sandell: dsandell@juno.com>


Thesetwolongswordsarecalled SpiderBladesduetotheirhilts.Bothhandlesareshapedlikespiders.The
primary sword has two legs on each spawn but they are connected. The Lady Spider Blade has two hilts
unseparatedoneachspawn.
Type:Longswords+1
INT:none
Ego:none
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Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

TheownermaysignaltheowneroftheotherSpiderBladeatwill.Thissignalcausestheotherswordto
glowinwarning.

Eitherblademanyhelplocatetheotherbysimplyconcentratingonfindingtheotherslocation.

Whentheuserbearsbothblades,thesecondaryofthetwowouldnotgetanysortofattackpenalties.In
ourterms,thismeansanormalattackwithbothprimaryandsecondaryhand.
Background:TheSpiderBladesareacreationofthefamouswarrior,Hooligan.Hooliganmadetheswordsduring
awarwithaneighboringcountry.Heandhiswifelookedforawaytodefendeachotherwheninneed,andto
know where to come when they were separated. This and the Lady Spider Blade were the two they made.
Whenever one was in trouble, theyd grasp the hilt differently and the opposite would light up. Then by
concentrating onittheyd get the blade topoint intheothers direction. Soon, though, the blade lit upand
Hooligancamerunning. Butwhenhegottherehefoundavampireholdingthebladeanddrinkinghiswifes
blood.Indisbeliefheattackedandslewthevampire,drivinghisbladeintothevampiresheart.However,hiswife
hadturnedintoavampireandwhenhetriedtorescuehershekilledhim.Thetwobladeswerelaidasideuntilan
adventurernamedTashafoundthemwhileexploringunknownterritoryinDulgaria.Sheonlyfoundonebladebut
learnedoftheother.
XPValue:unknown

SquirrelsBane

<Jesse Fuller: tafuller@earthlink.net>


Thebladelookslikealongsword,butthehandleportraysgruesomescenesofsquirrelmutilation.
Type:Longsword+1,+2vs.smallwoodlandcreatures,+5vs.alltypesofsquirrels.
INT:yeah,right!
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Ifasquirreldefeatstheowner,thebladewillturntoahawkandeatthesquirrel. Thehawk'ssizeis
dependentuponthesizeofthesquirrelGiantSquirrel=Hawklargeenoughtoeatthesquirrel.Thesword
willthenreturntoit'sowner,livingordead.Theswordmaybesold,traded,found,stolen,orgivenawayto
changeownership(itsnotcursed).

Foreverysquirrelkilledbyaparticularowner,itcanhealthatmanyhitpointswheninbattlewitha
squirrelatthewords,It'sthesquirrels!(i.e.,Thisownerhaskilledthreesquirrelswiththeblade.Inbattle
withalargesquirrel,hesays,It'sthesquirrels!3hpisrestored.Afterhekillsthatsquirrel,heattacksa
smallsquirrelsaying,It'sthesquirrels!Heisnowhealed4hp.Laterheattacksamongrelman,sayingIt's
thesquirrels!.Nothinghappens,besidesthemongrelmantakingtheheadoffthepoorsquirrelslayingguy.)
Background:ThisistheswordwieldedbyEssexFuller,TheNobleBard,Squirrel'sBane,SonoftheLeafScribes.
ItwascreatedbyAmyloseLeafScribe.
Notes:Ivealwayshatedsquirrels.Ratswithfuzzytails.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordOfAractos

<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>


Theswordisfashionedofblackadamantinealloyandthusexceptionallyresistancetoharm(extra+2onsaves
aboveinadditionaltoanythingelse).Ishasoneithersideofthehiltablackspiderwhosemouthispointedtowards
theblade.Themouthemitsawebdownbothsidesoftheentirelengthofthebladetothetip.Thespidersaremade
ofpureobsidianandthewebisofpuresilver(17,500gpvaluejustforthisworkmanshipalone).
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Type:Longsword+1,+2vs.spiders(includingdridersandthelike)
INT:12
Ego:13
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Whenheldinhandgrantstheownera+1toallPoisonsavingthrows.

Theswordmusthoweverdrainavictim'sbodilyfluids(justlikeaspiderfeeds)torefuelitselfor"feed"if
you will. To do this the owner must impale a victim with the sword whereas the sword starts draining
throughoutthebladeandintothespider(thisinnotseenunlessDetectMagicspellisemployed).Thewhole
processtakes1d6+2Roundswherethevictimmaytrytofightforfreedomintheusualmanner.Thesword
mustfeedatleastonceaweekoritwillloseallpowers,becomingjusta+1weaponuntilitfeeds.Eachday
afteritfeedsitsegoincreasesby+1untilitfeeds!Iftheswordtakescontroloftheowneritwillfeedandnot
carewhereitgetsitfrom.
Minorpowers:

ItgivestheownertheabilitytoSpiderClimb(movement7)atwill

ItcanalsoemployaWebspellat13thlevelonceperweekforitsowner.
Background: This long sword of black adamantine alloy was made by Aractos, a very highpowered drow
Fighter/Mage/ClericwhowasafollowerofLloth.Hehadmanyaspiderservantsandmadethisswordtohelp
betterkeephisspideryservantsInHand.Itwasunfortunatethathediedbyafemaledrowassassin,possibly
becausehewasgettingtoopowerfulforthefemaledrowclericstaste,howeverhisswordliveson.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofAssassination

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu Jason Choi>


Thisbladeisconsideredalongsword...thoughitsodddesignyouwouldthinkotherwise.Itsbladeismadeof
carvedobsidianandiskris(wavy)shaped.Ancientelvishrunesofpowerhavebeencarvedontotheblade,gifting
itwithdarksorcerouspowers.
Type:Longsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Whengrasped,itturnsinvisibletothewieldersfoes,butnotthewielderhimself.Thisabilitymakesit
easilyconcealedandabletosneakitinpastguardiansorwatchdogstoendthelifeofaintendedtarget.

Incombat,thefirststrikeagainstanyopponentisautomatically+4tohitbecauseoftheinvisibilityofthe
blade.Afterthefirstswing,theopponentisallowedasavingthrowvs.Spelleachroundtoseeifhe/sheknows
thebladeisbeingused,withacumulative+1bonusforeveryattackthebladeisusedonhim/heranda+4
bonusifthewielderactuallyhitswiththeweapon.Untilthesavingsthrowismade,thewielderis+2tohitthe
target. Thecombat bonusesare duetothebladesinvisibility,notmagical combat bonuses,sotheblade
cannothitcreaturesonlyaffectedby+1orbetterweapons.Creaturesthatcan DetectInvisibility negatethe
bladescombatbonuses.

Theblade,furthermore,grantsaspecialabilitytokillwithsupernaturalprecision.Once/day,itgrantsa
5%chance/perlevelofwieldertoassassinateachosenvictim,witha3%penaltyperexperiencelevelthe
targetishigherthewielder.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofDismemberment
<Brian A. Rollins: barollins@aol.com>
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage101

ThisfearsomelongswordisthetwistedcousinoftheVorpalBlade(seeDMG).
Type:Longsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Insteadofseveringtheheadfromthebody(asaregularvorpalblade),itseversaparticularlimb
ifthewieldergetsa20orbetter(withmodifier)ontheircombatroll.Foreverylimbsevered,thevictimlosesthe
notedpercentageofbasehps(roundedup).Creaturesthatregeneratedonotlosehitpointspermanently(assuming
theydon'tdie).Tofindoutwhichlimbseetablebelow.
1d20
12
35
610
1113
14
1517
1819
20

LimbSevered(1d2,right/left)
1d4fingers
Hand
Armatelbow
Armatshoulder
Foot
Legatknee
Legathip
Head

BasehpsLost
5%
5%
10%
15%
5%
10%
20%
100%

OtherEffects
DEXcheck(1ea.digitgone)toholditems

DEXcheckorfall,movementhalved
DEX/2checkorfall,movement1
DEX/4checkorfall,movement1
ImmediateDeath

Note:ifacreatureishitmultipletimesandthetableindicatesalimbalreadymissing,removetheoppositelimb.If
botharegone,thenreroll.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofDismemberment(cursed)
Type:CursedSwordofDismemberment10
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Whoevertouchesthisswordunsheathedimmediatelystartsswingingwildly.Eachround,the
wielderhasahighprobabilityofhackingoffoneofhis/herownlimbsorevenhis/herhead.Anyadjustedtohitroll
thatislessthanorequalto1causesthewieldertohithimselfasifhe/shehadrolleda20orbetterwitha Swordof
Dismemberment(seeabove).
Background: ThiscursedswordwasownedbyLordBroverick,whosefavoritetacticwastodisarmafoe,then
sayIwillnotfightanunarmedman,andtosshim/herthesheathedsword,orslideittohim/herunsheathedwith
thetipofhisownblade.Hisfoewouldproceedtoneatlycarvehimselfup.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofFamiliarity(Rotweiler)
<s2793064@techst02.technion.ac.il>

The sword is the greatest masterwork of Kes; done when he was at 19 thlevel. It emits radiation of
Enchantment/CharmandLesserDivination.Theswordlookslikearegularmetallongswordwithapictureofa
shepherddogonthehandle(aRotweiler).
Type:Longsword+X(seePowers)
INT:average
Ego:none
Alignment:Aswielder,growingmoreintensewithtime(seePowers)
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage102

Communication:Empathy
Primarypowers:
Theswordhadnopowerswhenitwascreated.ThisisoneofthereasonsKescreateditthisway:hedidn'twant
tospendtomuchpoweronit.Insteadittakesit'spowerfromthewielder.Whenitiscreateditismadeofthree
parts.Whencombinedintooneitcreatesalinkwiththeonewhichconnectedit,becomesoneasifneverbroken,
andbecomesextremelyloyaltotheowner.Thisconnectionlowers1Constitutionpointfromtheconnector.
Theswordhasit'sownpowerlevelwhichgoesupastheownerfightswithit,basedonthenumberofdaysthe
ownerpossessesthesword.Thispoweristakenfromthewielder,butas1Constitutionpointwasalreadyremoved
theownerisn'tharmedfurther.Theswordsalignmentmatchesitsownersanditspowerleveldetermineswhich
howstronganalignmentitradiates:Levels14weaklyaligned,58mediumaligned,912stronglyaligned,13+
verystrongaligned.
Thelongertheswordisowned(andused)bythecharacter,themorepowersitgrantsthewielder,andthemore
attachedtheswordbecomestoitsmaster. Theownermustholdtheweapononce/dayandiftheswordisnot
within20ofitsownerfor1hour/swordpowerlevel/dayand/orhe/shefailstoholditandthedayisalmostdone,it
loses1powerlevel/houruntilitagainreacheslevel1.Theownerwillknowwhentheswordmovesoutofrangeor
needstobeheldashe/shewillbegintofeeltheswordsneedtobeclose,andmighthearaslightwhimpering
sound,becomingmoreincessantandpleadingasthetimelimittogiveitattentionnearsorpasses.Asthesword
gainspower,itwillalsoresentbeingputdownorevenputinitsscabbardandwillcausepaintothewielderif
takenoutofhand.
Theswordmaygrantitswielderextraattacksperroundwiththeswordregardlessofwieldersclassorlevel.If
thewieldersnumberofattacksperroundisalreadyhigherthanwhattheswordwouldgrant,thecharacteruseshis/
herownability.
Whentheswordbreaksortheownerdies(whichcausesit'sbreaking)theswordletsalltheenergyaccumulated
insideblowupanddamagesallaround,includingthewielder.Iftheswordismediumalignedorfurther(over5),
thedamageisgivenfirsttotheoneswithalignmentmostfarfromthewielder.Iftheswordbreaksupbeforethe
wielderdieshe/shesufferssomedamageaccordingtotheswordlevel(seetable).
Kescreatedtheswordpartlyasanexperimentwhichhenevergottoperform.Thereforeitcreatedafaintmagical
cordwhichisattachedtoitandcanactasaguidingsignalforawizardwhoknowsaboutitandtriestofindit.A
detectmagicfromahighlevelmagicuser(orsuccessfulthrow)canseeit.
Table1(allbonusescumulative):
Days
Owned

Sword
Level

Explosion
WhenBroken

Hit

Bonuses
Damage

Attack

Special
Effects

WeaklyAligned
0
2
4
8

1
2
3
4

1d10
3d6
3d10
4d8

1constitutionwhenconnected.

+1

Thewielderfeelsgoodwhenholdingit.

+1
3/2

Creaturesofoppositealignments1tohitwhenheld.
Whenweaponisputdown/awayownerfeelsgreatlossand
2hppaindamage.

+2
MediumAligned

16

6d8

32

6d10

64
125

7
8

7d10
8d10

+2

Swordpusheswieldertofightagainstcreaturesofopposite
alignment+1tohit/damagerolls
+1toConstitution/Strength/Dexterityscoreswhenheld.
Whenheld,itholdshandback(likehandshake).1d4points
ofpainifweaponisputdown/away.

+3

1tothewielder'sarmorclass.1d6pointsinpainifweapon
isputdown/away.

+3

StronglyAligned
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage103

250

9d10

500

10

10d10

1000

11

11d10

2000

12

12d10

2/1
+4
+4
+5

5/2

Giveswielder1penaltytohitanddamagerollsagainst
creaturesofwieldersalignment.
Wielderregenerates1hitpointperroundwhenheld.1d8
painifweaponisputdown/away.
Willnotleavehand.Ifinsistedupon,willdo1d10damage
andleave.Does1d10damageifputinit'sscabbard.
Whennotheld,3pointstoConstitution.

VeryStronglyAligned
4000

13

14d10

+5

3/1

Willnotfightagainstcreaturesofsamealignment.

EachLevelAfterwards
+4000

+2d10

None.

1/2

Table2:whatwillitdowhenheldbysomeotherfighter?
Itwillneverfightexactlylikebythehandsoftheowner...
DistancefromOwner(inMiles)
Levelof
Owner

14

AsRegularSword.

1tohit/damagerolls.

Can'tbeheld.

58

1tohit/damagerolls

Can'tbeheld.

Does1d10damagetowielder.Saving
Throwvs.Spellfor1/2damage.

912

Can'tbeheld.

Does1d10damagetowielder.Saving
Throwvs.Spellfor1/2damage.

2d10damage,nosavingthrow.

13+

Does1d10damageto
wielder.Saving
Throwvs.Spellfor
1/2damage.

Does2d10damagetowielder.Saving
Throwvs.Spellfor1/2damage.

4d10damage,nosavingthrow.

SwordofFire
Type:Longsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Swordbladeissohotthatitwillmeltmetal(nonmagical)ifsavingthrowvs.MagicalFireis
failed. Damageof330plus14perroundfor4meleeroundsifwornmetalarmorismeltedbyblade.Victim
wearingmeltingarmormustmakeCON/5checkorbyparalyzed28meleeroundfromextremepain.Iftheplayer
doessavehe/sheisatminus4tohitfornextround.
Majorpowers:Canflamestrikeasa30thlevelclericsimilartoaconeofcoldwiththetipoftheswordasitsbase
oncepertwodays.
Note:Thebladeisalwayshot,soifascabbardisused,itmustbeofspecial/magicalconstructiontowithstandthe
intenseheat.Author
XPValue:unknown

SwordofForbearance
<reshef@techunix.bitnet>
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage104

Aratherslimandlightblade.
Type:Longsword+1,butbonusvaries(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none(personalsuggestion:LawfulGoodorNeutralGood)
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

It'llactasanynormal+1weaponaslongasthewielderishealthy(over1/2ofmax.hp).Butasthe
characterlosesHP,it'llstarttomakeitselfuseful.Forevery10%below50%ofmax.hpthewieldercurrently
has,theswordadds+1tohis/herACagainstweaponsasitstartstofendforthewielder.At10%(whenthe
wielderisjustaboutfinished)ofmax.hp,theswordwillconcentrateondefendingit'swielder(it'sveryloyal),
addinganother+1toACandifthewielderhitshis/heropponent,itdisarmstheopponent(DM'sdon'tleton
theswordisnotattackingtoharm).TheACbonusesgrantedbythebladearegoodonlyvs.handwielded
weapons.ItdoesnotaffectACvs.arrowsandthelike.

Thisswordisonlyfullyusablebyfightersasthedisarmcapabilityimplies.Ifusedbyanonfighter,the
swordwillprotecthim/herat1/2usefulnessandcan'tdisarmtheopponent.

Ifafighteronlyattemptstofendoffenemies(parrying),oruseanyotherkindofnonlethalcombat(asper
theUnearthedArcanaorthe2ndedition),theswordfunctionsasalongsword+3.
Background: ThereasonfornamingitSwordofForbearancearethattheswordwillforgivetheuserfor
abandoningherandasit'snotintelligentitforgivesenemiesforhurtingitsmasterabitasthatislife,butit'lltryit's
hardesttokeephim/heraliveandwell.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofHolyLight(Dunrick)
<Derek Owen: dowen@voyager.newcomm.net>
Type:Cursedlongsword+2,+4vs.evilfornonpaladins;variesforpaladins,seePowers
INT:19
Ego:32
Alignment:LawfulGood
Communication:Speech;Common,Elf,Dwarf,BlueDragon
Primarypowers:

ThebladewillonlyfunctioninthehandsofaLGFighterorPaladin.(theonlyexceptionisthattrue
followersofHorusmaywieldtheswordwithoutfear.)

Ultravision/Infravisionwhenheld.

Inthehandsofapaladinitstruepowerisunleashed...
PaladinsLevel

Swordbecomes...

Level13

Longsword+3,Purifier(seepaladinshandbook)

Level49

Longsword+4,Purifier

Level10

Longsword+5,Purifier

Level11+
Longsword+5,Holyavenger*
Minorpowers:

CureLightWounds3/day.

DetectMagicatwill.

Detectalignmentwhenheld.

Firegiantstrength1/dayfor4rounds.

ContinualLight2/day.
Majorpowers:

Increasedmovementrate(asBootsofSpeed)whenheld.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage105

Actsasaringoftruthtoallwithin10'(includeswielder).Alwaysactive.

Specialpurpose: KillCE(especiallyworshipersofSet).SincethebladeisinessenceaportionofHorusthe
purposewillbewithheldfromallnonworshippers.Thisrulewillbeexcludedifamissionofvengeancehasbeen
undertaken.

Holdperson(CEonly,2savevs.Spell).

Theswordwillinformitswielderifacreature/NPCisCEandifthecharacterdoesnotactivelyseekout
theeviltheswordwillforceitswillonthecharacter(egocheck).
Curse(s):

Loseinterestinothermagicalweapons.Willnotallowanothermeleeweapontobeused.

2onallsavevs.Petrification,Poison,andDeathMagic.

TheswordwillactivelytrytoconvertthewieldertothesideofHorus.

Intime,thewielderwillactuallyphysicallychangetomatchtheappearanceofHorus,hawkheadandall.
Thisprocesswilltakeanumberofyears,butwhenthefulltransformationiscompletethewieldersattributes
aremodifiedasfollows:
STR:+2INT:+1WIS:+1DEX:1CON:+1CHR:+1(COM:3)
Withthisdonethewielderoftheswordwillseekoutallevil,nomatteritsstrengthandattempttokillit,as
well asbringingvengeancetoallthathavecommittedactsofmurder,treason,injustice,andthelike(see
Horus,LegendandLorerulebookformoreinformation).
Background: ThislongswordwascreatedeonsagobyHorus,EgyptianGodofwar,theSunandVengeance.
Forgedfromthepurestsilverthebladewasfilledwithaportionofthedeitiesessence,ineffectmakingitavessel
forthedeity.Withthisthebladetookonaintelligenceofitsownandastheyearspastgrewinpower.Asitstands
rightnow HolyLightisconsideredanartifactandcanonlybedestroyedunderastrictstringofeventswhichis
strictlyleftuptotheDMdiscretion.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholypowers,page7.Paladinsmayhavealittletroubleusingthissword.Ifthesword
convertsapaladintothewaysofHorus,evenifitistopromotegood,thepaladinsformerdeitymaynotbe
pleasedwiththestealingofoneofhis/her/itsservants.Thiscouldbecomeaninterestingplotpointinthegameif
playedcorrectlybytheDM.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofHope

<pargwe@morekypr.bitnet>
Hereisweaponthatpopsupeveryonceandawhile.MostlywhentheBadTimescome...
Type:Longsword+3
INT:9
Ego:10+
Alignment:Good(any)
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Wieldermaycastanymageorclericspellsupto3 rdlevelasaspellcasterofhalfhis/hercurrentlevels
(roundedup),butifthewielderattemptstomisusethepowers,itrefusestowork.

Moraleofallfriendlycreaturesremainsatasteadylevel,neverchangingaslongasthe HopeSwordis
beingwieldedontheirsideoruntiltheevil(?)hasbeendefeated.(i.e.JordanhastheHopeSwordinhishand.
HeandhisfivefriendsaresurroundedbyanOrcarmyof300.Hisfriendswillsaythingslike"Nicetohave
knownyou."andsmilehappily...)TheenemyisslightlydauntedbytheHopeSword,theirmoraledroppingby
2or3(DMsdiscretion).

Givesallalliesa+2savingthrowbonus,+1tohit,anda+1todamage.
Background:
Thisbladeusuallyappearsinastrangeandaweinspiringway...AsaSwordintheStone(asin Excalibur),
fallingfromtheskyinanincrediblelightandsoundshow,etc....Once,itwasfoundinanoldfamilychestthat
hasn'tbeenopenedinyears.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage106

Whenevertheevilisgone,theswordmaydisappear(isstolen,simplyvanishes,fliesoutofyourhandandup
intotheheaven's...)
Notes:Aniceweapontohave,butitneverstaysaroundforlong...Author
XPValue:unknown

SwordOfImmortal

<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>


Type:Longsword+1,+4vs.divinebeings
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Aslongastheownerholdstheswordinhis/herhandorhasittouchingsomepartofhis/her
body(nothanginginascabbard)he\shewillnotage.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofIntolerance

<Nana Yaw Ofori: beholder@engin.umich.edu>


Thisitemwhenfound,actslikeaperfectlynormallongsword+1,andiscompletelyindistinguishablefromsuch.
Itcanbedropped,ifthewielderwishes,orgivenaway.Theproblem begins,whenthewieldergainsanother
magicalitemofanytype...
Type:Cursedlongsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse: Whenthecharactergainsamagicalitemtheswordinstantlyleapstoattacktheothermagicalitem.The
itemmustsavevs.CrushingBloweveryrounduntilthecharactergetsridoftheitem.Failuremeanstheitemis
destroyed.Magicalclothwilltakenodamagefromtheseattacks,butifthecharacteriswearingthestuff,he/she
will.Attemptingtoberidoftheswordafterthefirstmagicalitemhasbeenattackedisnotpossible,withoutthe
helpofadecentlypowerfulRemoveCurse.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofManyFoes

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>


Type:Cursedlongsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse: Thewielder'sgoingtoneedthe+3,forthehiltofthisweaponhasbeeninlaidwitha GemofMonster
Attraction(seeDMGfordescription).
XPValue:unknown

SwordofStealth
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage107

Type:Longsword+X(DMsdiscretion)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:GrantsacontinualNondetectionwhileinthepossessionofitsowner.
Minorpowers:OwnermaycastInvisibilitytwice/day.
Background: Usually,butnotnecessarily,accompaniedbyitssistersheath,the SheathofStealth.Thissheath
appearstobeonlycapableofholdingadagger,butinreality,maystoretheswordofstealth,makingthesword
appearassmallasadaggerwhilesheathed.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofWere
Alongswordwiththehiltwhichhasthelookofsomecreaturebutisunrecognizableexceptduringthetimeof
thefullmoon.Duringthefullmoon,theswordhiltwouldformintotheheadofawolf,tiger,bearorrat(randomly
determinedorcouldbespecificforonesword).
Type:Longsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Whilethehiltwasintheshapeofananimal,thewieldercantransformintotheanimalatwill,
aslongasthemoonisup(andisfull).Duringthistime,thewielderhadalltheabilitiesandcontrolofawere
personthathadbeen'were'for20years.Aslongasthepersondoesn'tretaintheshapewhenthemoongoesdown
(25%chancetopermanentlybecomingthatlycanthrope)orhavetheshapewhenthemoongoesoutoffullphase
(75%chancetopermanentlybecomingthatlycanthrope).
XPValue:unknown

TaukiensofDragons,The

<Gary M. McDermott: GMcDermott@MetLife.com>


TheTaukiensofDragonsalllookthesame,despitesometimeshavingdifferentpowers.Theswordsappearas
slightlywider(+to1)longswordswithgleamingsteelbladesinlaidwithsilver.Eithersideofthebladehasa
smallinlaidsapphire(500gpea.)nearthehilt.Theguardistwostraightsteelbarsformingacrossinlinewiththe
flatandcuttingedgesofthesword. Theguardbarsareengravedwithpicturesoforientaldragons(eightinall,
representingtheeightorientaldragontypes),eachwithatinyemerald(100gpea.)asaneye. Thepaleyellow
glassteeled hiltisspiralgroovedandhollowandtheslightmovementofliquidcanbeseenwithinitagainstthe
reflectionofthesilverblademetalitsurrounds.Noattempttoopenoremptythehandlewilleverbesuccessful.
Thedragoneggshapedandcarvedpommelismadeofbronzeandsurroundsalargeemerald(5000gp)setwithin.
Type:Taukien(orientallongsword)+1,+2vs.dragonkin,+3vs.dragons
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thetaukiens+2bonusvs.dragonkinappliestoallnontruedragonsandrelations,includingany
undeadversionsofthesecreaturethatmayarise,butnotincludingbasicreptiles(includingdinosaurs).This
includes,butisnotlimitedto:wyverns,dragonturtles,faeriedragons,dragonnes,chimeras,draconians,etc...,
basicallyanycreaturerelatedtowesternororientaldragons,orcreatureswithdragonlikephysicalqualities.

Thetaukiens+3bonusvs.dragonsappliestoalltruedragons,orientalorwestern,undeadoralive.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage108

Minorpowers:

Wieldermayturninvisibleonce/day.

WieldermayPolymorphSelfonce/day.
Majorpowers: Theswordenablesthewieldertousespecificabilitiesofaspecifictypeorientaldragon(age
categoryseven,matureadult)andgrantsthewieldercertainprotectionsbasedondragontype.Todeterminethe
dragontypeandabilitiesoftheswordrollonthebelowtable.Allspellabilitiesarecastatthewielderslevel
unlessotherwisenoted.
1d8
1

Dragon Type
Chiang Lung
(River Dragon)

Li Lung
(Earth Dragon)

Lung Wang
(Sea Dragon)

Pan Lung
(Coiled Dragon)
Shen Lung
(Spirit Dragon)

Abilities
Bless/Curse at will (1/round).
Dispel Evil & Remove Curse; 3/day.
Control Weather; 2/day.
Stone Shape; 3/day.
Wall of Stone; 2/day.
Move Earth; 1/day.
Earthquake (70 yd. square); 1/week.
Wall of Fog, 350 radius 1/day.
Cone of Steam - 100 long, 5 wide at base,
50 wide at end; 1/day.
Bless/Curse & Ventriloquism; 3/day.
Phantasmal Force & Charm Monster; 2/day.
Bless/Curse; 2/day.
Ice Storm & Control Weather; both 1/day.
Pyrotechnics & Suggestion; 2/day.
Control Weather; 1/day.
Cone of Fire - 90 long, 5 wide at base,
30 wide at end; 1/day.
Darkness 350 radius; 1/day.
6d6 Lightning Bolt - 20 long, 10wide; 1/day.

Protections
Owner may breathe both water &
air when the weapon is drawn.
Owner is not affected by stonebased weapons or spells of any
sort. The rock simply passes
through the wielders body.
+2 ST bonus to all heat or fire
attacks.
Owner may breathe both water &
air when the weapon is drawn.
+2 ST bonus vs. lightning &
poison. Protection from Insects,
Arachnids, & Arthropods 10 rad.
Owner may breathe both water &
air when the weapon is drawn.

Tien Lung
(Celestial Dragon)

Tun Mi Lung
(Typhoon Dragon)

Yu Lung
Bless/Curse; 1/day.
(Carp Dragon)
Healing (2d4+1) Gas Cloud - 10 dia.; 1/day
***Each day owned, roll 1d100. If 100 is rolled, owner may change sword to any of the above, gaining
that swords abilities but losing the Yu Lung abilities. The transformation is always accompanied by a
tremendous clap of rolling thunder***

+2 ST bonus vs. water or air-based


attacks. Owner may breathe both
water & air when the weapon is
drawn.
Waterbreathing 1/day.

AllTaukienofDragonsarerolledfortheirtypewhentheyarefound,andwillneverchange.Thetarget(s)of
anyoftheswordsspecialspelllikeabilitiesgetsasavingthrowvs.Spell(2)ifdesiredandmaytakehalfdamage
fromanybreathweaponfunctionifhe/she/itsavesvs.BreathWeaponperusual.Aminute1%(1onad100,rolled
for when sword isfound) ofthese swords will have the powers ofall the swords and the particular abilities
availabletothewielderarerolledforrandomlyatthebeginningofeachdayontheabovetable.
Background:
ThepowerfulwujenRogosanresearchedthehistoryofthesepowerfulbladesformanyyears,untilhisuntimely
demiseatthehands(paws,actually)oftheterribleunicornbunniesofIchiban.Ashelaydying,hisadventuring
comradesandfriendsrelievedhimofhismorevaluablepossessionsandusedtheironlyavailablepowerfulmagic
toturnRogosanintostone(FleshtoStonescroll)inordertodelayhisdeathuntiltheyreturnedhomeandcould
findthecuresforhismassiveinjuries.Itwasadesperateact,buttheonlywaytokeeptheirfriendfromdyinguntil
theycouldrestandfindhelp.Ofcourse,thepartyhadnowaytorestoreRogosantohisfleshyself,sotheywere
forcedtocarrythestatuewiththem.Thejourneyhometothewesternlandswaslong,arduous,anddangerous
andthepartysoonfoundhowdifficultitwastolugasolidstonestatuewiththemoversuchalongtrip. They
eventuallycontractedalocalteamsterandhadthestatueshippedtotheirhometownwhereitsat(stood,actually)
formanyyearsuntiltheoriginalpartyreturnedtotellofalltheiradventuringtalesanduponseeingthestatue
standinginthecenteroftown,coveredwithmossandpigeons,rememberedRogosansplight.

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage109

AfterRogosanwasreanimatedandcured,andgivenasmallshareofthepartystreasureascompensationfor
theirforgetfulness,hetoldthepartythetaleoftheTaukienofDragons.Severalorientaldragontypes,inhuman
form,hadconspired,atdifferenttimes,withhumananddemihumanmages,tocreateweaponstohelpthemdefeat
theirenemydragoncounterparts.Oncethefirst TaukienofDragonswasproduced(Rogosanbelievedthefirst
typewasforciblyproducedunderthedirectionofaPanLung,astheyarechaoticneutral,andarejustcrazyenough
totrysuch atrick), it wasnt longbefore theother dragon types found out and set tohave similar weapons,
endowedwithaportionoftheirownpower,producedtocounteractthePanLungsweapon.Orientaldragonshave
ahighlydevelopedsenseoforder,andoneoftheirkindhavinganewweaponsimplymeanttheyallhadtomake
one.Thewujenbelievedtheclearliquidcontainedwithintheswordshollowhandlewaspurifieddragonbloodof
thetype giving thetaukien itspowersorperhapssomeother form ofliquidcontainingthe specificdragons
essence,althoughhecouldneverfindawaytoobtainasampleoftheliquidfromtheswordtoproperlytestit.
Severaldaysaftertellingthistale,Rogosansuddenlydisappeared.Hewaslastseenheadedeastbeingchased
byahordeofhornedrabbits,yellingInottheKingkirra!InottheKingkirra!Reavemebe!
Notes:The Tau-kien of Dragons was developed for an oriental adventure in the Forgotten Realms, but pains were
taken to make it a desirable weapon for use when the characters return to their western homes. - GMM
XPValue:unknown

ThiefWatcher

<brian@opus.chem.psu.edu>
Ajeweledlongswordofthefinestquality.
Type:Longsword+1,+2vs.thieves
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Twitching(backstabwarning)andgrowling(pickpocketwarning),seePowers.
Primarypowers:

Thisswordallowsthewieldertoseeobjects/creatureshiddeninshadow(notinvisibleobjects)

Thebladewilltwitchviolently(3tohitifinsegmentbeforeorduringstrike)whenthewielderisabout
tobebackstabbed(usuallynegatingthebackstabmultiplier,butnotbackattackbonus).

Itgrowlslowlywhenthewielderistheobjectofapickpocket.

ThewielderalsogainstheNWPalertness.
XPValue:unknown

TristensSword
<L.T.Friesen: ltfriesn@compusmart.ab.ca>
Theswordhasalightbluebladeandapurewhitehilt,inthemiddleofthehandleaTisengravedwithacircle
aroundit.
Type:Longsword+1,longsword+5forwarriors
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:LawfulGood
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Canonlybewieldedbychaoticevilcreatures.
Minorpowers:
TwiceperdaythewieldercanperformaLightspell.
TwiceperdaythewieldermayfireaLightningBoltasthespell.
Majorpowers: Onceperweekifthewarriorholdsuptheswordandstrikesitintothegroundwhileyelling
EARTH!anearthelementalwith16hitdicewillappeartodohis/herbiddings.Thedangeraboutitisthatthere
isa10%chancethattheearthelementalwillgochaoticandattackanyoneinrange.
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Curse: Theswordhasalawfulgoodalignment,ifanyevilorchaoticcreaturetouchesthehiltitsuffers5d12
damage.
Background:ThislegendarylongswordbelongedtothegreatlordTristan.Tristanwasalordofaboutlevel15
andcommandedhisownarmy.TheswordissaidtobekeptinaholytempleguardedbyTristanssprit.
Notes:Doestheearthelementalstickarounduntilitdiesorissentaway?Thispowershouldprobablyhavea
time limit (24 hours?), although since there is a possibility that the elemental will go berserk after being
summoned,itsnotsuchabadideatoletitstickaroundforanunlimitedtimeifsummonedsuccessfully.Editors
XPValue:unknown

VampireBlade
Type:Longsword
INT:15
Ego:none
Alignment:evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Amagical longswordthathasthepowertograntregenerationtothewielderbyvampiric
regeneration. Halfofalldamagecausedbytheswordisusedtohealthewielder.Thedisadvantageisthatthe
swordgetshungryifitdoesn'tkillanyoneformorethan24hours,inwhichcaseitdrainsallbut1d4hitpointsfrom
thewielder,asfoodofcourse.
XPValue:unknown

Vanshir'sWarblade
<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>
Type:Longsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Throbbing(inpresenceofthieves)
Primarypowers:

TheWarbladegrantsimmunitytofear,+3toAC,and+1tosavingthrows.

Inthepresenceofthievesandpoisonitglowsasicklygreenandthrobs.
Background: ThewarriorVanshirtraveledforagreattimewithaparty,someofwhomhedidnottrust,yethe
foughtvaliantlytokeepthemsafe.Afterongreatbattle,withthepartyweakened,thethiefdecidedtomakehislife
easyandlayclaimtoallthebooty...Hestartedwiththefirstandmostpowerfulwarrior,Vanshir.Thefoulman
stuckapoisondaggerinhisbackandwenttoworkontherestoftheparty.Vanshirsurvivedandmadehiswaytoa
nearbycitytorestandheal..and3yearslater,withouttheaideofmagictogethimhome,hemadeittohisestate.It
washerethathebecameobsessedwithrevengeandsoldallthatheowned,calledinallofhisfavors,andalienated
mostofhisfriends.Heusedthismoneytopayoffawizardtocraftanenchantedbladethathewouldusetohunt
downandkillthieves.
XPValue:unknown

Warmonger(TheBringerofDeath)
<John: rajl@worldnet.att.net>
Type:Longsword+6,holyavenger*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
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Communication:none
Primarypowers:First,onlylevel20characterscanwieldthesword.Theswordadds4toinitiativerolls.
Minorpowers:TheswordcanshootalightingboltatChaotic,Evil,orUndeadcharactersthatstrikesforaD4+30
damage.
Majorpowers:TheswordalsoautomaticallykillsChaotic,Evil,orUndeadonanaturalrollof20butotherwise
doesaD12+15damageagainsttheseclasses.
Specialpurpose:Itwasdesignedtodestroyevilandwasgivenstrongpowers.
Background:Aholyavengerlongswordthatwasmadeforthevaliantwarrior,EstabonRhila.Thisswordcannot
dodamageagainstpeoplethathavelawfulorgoodintheiralignment.Againsttrueneutrals,thisbladeactslikea
regularlongswordwithholyavengerqualities.
Notes: *See description of holy powers, page 7. Because of its high damage against most creatures that a
characterwouldprobablyfaceincombat,itmaybetoopowerful forlowlevel characters. Iwouldlimitthe
LightningBoltpowertoonceortwiceperday.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Wilde

<ben@ocvaxc>
Type:Longsword,flametongue*
INT:15
Ego:none
Alignment:neutralgood
Communication:Speech;Common,NeutralGood,Elven,Gnome
Primarypowers:Wildeisanintelligentflametonguelongswordwithblackflames.Itdoesnormalflametongue
damage(+1,+2vs.regenerating,+3vs.avian,coldusing,and+4vs.undead;actsasa RingofWarmth,burns
webs).
Minorpowers:

CastsXrayvisiontwiceperday1turnduration.

CastsDetectEviltwiceperday.
Specialpurpose:Wilde'sspecialpurposeistokilldrow.Againstdrowitisa+5weapon.Anydrowhitwith Wilde
mustsavevs.Spellorbedisintegrated.
Background: Wilde speakswithEnglishmannerismsandinahigher,moremelodiousvoicethan Horgon (see
twohandedswords,page134).Wildeobjectstohittingplatemail,butwilldosointhehandsofhiswielderthe
ranger/magicuser.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofflametonguepowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

WindswordofSharda

<Cristopher Esko: blacknight+@cmu.edu>


Type:Longsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Onceperdaythewieldercanperformawhirlwindattack,whichgiveshim/her4attacksinoneround,all
inonesegment.

Theswordcansummonadustdevilorwhirlwindonceperday.
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Background: The character who owned this sword kept using it even when more powerful swords became
available.
XPValue:unknown

Wizard'sBane
<Jennifer DarKheist: nswei6040@nsula.edu>
Thissword,madeofatarnishedsilverbluemetal,isoftencalledWizard'sBane,notbecauseitcancelsmagicor
anysuch,butbecauseitjusthappenstolikewizards.Infact,thisswordisgenerallyattractedtotheperson least
capableofwieldingitanywherewithinabout10',whoalsomighthaveoccasiontouseit. Inotherwords,it
generallylikestobewieldedbythescholarsofmagicalfields.
Type:Longswordofquality(+1tohit,+1damage)withadditionalmagical+1damagebonus
INT:15
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Whileitisuseful,andismostusefulinthehandsofawizard,itdoesnotconferanybenefitstoskillinits
use.Further,itiscapableofmakingitsbearerforgetallotherweaponswheneverthebearerintendstofight.
Mostwizardsjustcan'tquiterememberwheretherestaffis....Fighters,ontheotherhand,oftenhavequitethe
oppositeproblemtheycan'trememberWizard'sBane.Infact,theymayforgetitsowellthattheyleaveit
lyingaround...Rightinthewizard'slap.

Also,itcanmemorizeonespelladaywhileinthehandsofamage,ofanylevelthatthemagecan,and
castitatthesamelevelasthemage.Itdevelopedthisskillovertheyearsthatitdealtwithitschosenwielders.
Notethattheswordchooseswhentocast thespell,andwill choosewhat spell tomemorizeifgiventhe
opportunity.
Background:Ah,yes.Wizard'sBaneisindeedanintelligentsword,despiteitslackofrealpower.Assumean
intelligenceof15,withagreatdealofmagicallorethatithaslearnedoverits400+yearlife.Thisinitselfcanbe
ofgreatuse,providedthemagecanputupwithWizard'sBane'sintellectualairs.
XPValue:unknown

WyrmSlayer

<Flame Stryke: flame_stryke@geocities.com>


Theswordappearsasanormalsworduntilsomeoneactivatesherpowersforthefirsttime.
Type:Longsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Willnotattackhermasterevenwhenanotherwieldsher.

Willnotobeyanothermasteruntilhercurrentmasterisdead.

WyrmSlayerwillflytohermasteriftheyyellWyrmSlayer,come!
Minorpowers:

Bestows Tonguesuponthewielderhe/shecanspeakandunderstandalllanguages,butcannotreador
writeanypreviouslyunknownlanguage.

Wieldercan Fly asaneagleflyupto20mphforupto5hours,thenhe/shecannotflyagainfor24


hours..

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Majorpowers:WyrmSlayercangenerateaForceFieldCreatesanimpenetrableforcefieldofAC5,500HP,and
canberegeneratedonceevery2melees,buthermastercannotdoanythingelse,notevenmoveorspeak,aslongas
thefieldisup.
Specialpurpose:SlayWyrms.

Shecanbethrownupto250feetaway,strikingonlytheintendedtarget,andwillreturntohermaster
withinonemelee.Allattacksperroundareusedupinwaitingfortheswordtoreturn.

Shecan,ifhermaster desires,causeaninstant deathblowtoanydragonorotherbeast classifiedas


WYRM.NotethatforanybeastclassifiedasWORM,itisjustaregularstrike.
Background: WyrmSlayer's powersarebestoweduponhermasteruntilhe/sheisdeadorhe/shesheathsthe
swordandrelinquisheshis/hergrasp.NotethatWyrmSlayeronlyobeysonemaster,andanyoneelsewhoattempts
touseherpowerswillonlybeusingaregularlongsword,nobonuseswhatsoever.Also,oncehermasterisdead,
thenextpersontoactivateherpowersbecomeshermasterUNLESSsheispassedonwillingly,asafathertoason.
Thenandonlythenwillshehavetwomasters,obeyingfirstheroriginalmaster.
Notes:TheinfoonthedefinitionofaDeathBlowisntveryclear.Iwouldsuggestthattheblowbelimitedto
once/weekoraffordthetargetaSTvs.DeathMagictoavoidtheinstantdeathandjusttakenormaldamage.
Editors
XPValue:unknown

Rapiers
SwordofDancing
Thisappearsasafinerapierwithagoldenhilt,andwhenidentifiedwillbeidentifiedasaSwordofDancing+3.
Type:Longsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Ofcourse,thisisnotthenormal SwordofDancing thattheplayerswillexpect,andwhen
commandedtodanceinthemiddleofabattle,itwillproceedtogrowarmsandlegsandwilldiscodancefor
1d10roundsandthenreturntoitswielder.Anyonewatchingtheswordmustsavevs.Spellorstarttodancewithit.
Afterall,it'saveryattractivesword.
XPValue:unknown

Sylvanglade
Itisanelvensword.Sylvangladeismadeoutofthewoodofatreesacredtoelves(thetreeisnourishedwitha
fertilizerwithahighmithrilcontent,andthewood,onceshapedintoweapons,isindistinguishablefromsteel.
Sylvanglade(anditstwinGreencopsewhichwasdestroyedorsosaythelegends)isasilveryrapierwithanornate
goldencuptoprotectthehand.Thehiltiswrappedinsilverwire.
Type:Rapier
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Neutral
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Savesaswood+3.

Moreover,becausethisiselvenmagic,normalmagicthetypethePC'sprobablyusewillhaveno
effectontheblade.Detectmagic,dispelmagicandevenantimagicshellwillnotnegatethepowersofthis
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elvenblade).Thebladeswereusedforceremonialbattlesbetweenthechampionsofelvenkingdoms.The
bladehasoneuniqueability;ittemporarilynegatestheenchantmentonthebladeoftheopponent(thus,ifthe
opponenthasalongsword+5itoperatesasasimplelongsword).Ifthereismorethanattackerthenonlythe
firstattackeroftheroundhashis/herplussesnegatedifSylvanglade'swielderdoesnotspecifyotherwise.
Background:
Therapierwasusedforceremonialbattles,andtheelvesbelievedthatvictoryshouldgotothecombatantwho
hadthegreaterskill,notthebettersword.SylvangladedoesNOTnegateotherspecialabilities(vorpalsword,flame
tongue,etc.)nordoesitprovideanyplussesofitsown.
LastknownSylvangladewasinthehandsofHouseOurain,theroyalfamilyoftheWilderelvesoftheWestland.
Ithasbeenusedbytheelvesforcenturies(millennia?)andthustheywouldtakeitslossortheftextremelybadly.
Notes:Wellthoughtoutmagicweapon.Unusual,withsolidbackgroundandreasonsforenchantment.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Sabers/Cutlasses
Gorbaal'sLuck
<Richard J. Rogers (Tricky D.): zrjr2@etsu.east-tenn-st.edu>
Thiscutlasshasabaskethiltwhichlookslikeaship'srigging,inthatitisabunchofintertwinedropeswhich
meetatthesword'spommel.
Type:Cutlass+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Gorbaal'sLuckgivesthewieldera+2bonustoparryingattempts.

Thebaskethilthasa+2tohitanddamagebonuswhenusedforpunching.

Theownercanclimbropesorriggingattheirnormalmovementrate.

Whileheld,theownerhasabsolutedirection.

Theswordfloatsinwater,butwillsinkwhileheld.

Thewieldercannotdrown.
XPValue:unknown

WereBlade
<jester@gacvax1.bitnet>
The WereBlade isadopplegangerofswords,ashapechanger.Usually,itlookstobeanordinary,butmagic
radiating,duelingsaber.
Type:varies,usuallyappearsasasaber
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:telepathy(limitedtocommunicationofswordspowers(seeHistory)
Primarypowers: Incombatagainstanothersword,eventwohanded,ittakesontheshape,size,qualities,and
specialabilitiesoftheopponent'ssword.Againstmorethanonesword,theWereBladetakesonthequalitiesofthe
mostpowerfulone.
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Background:TheoriginalWereBladewasmadeforaDuelistbythenameofGeeves,inCormyroftheForgotten
Realms(Inmycampaign).InfollowingmyinterpretationoftheDuelistclassandits"honor",Idesignedthewere
bladetoreflecttheDuelist'sdesiretowinafightbyskillandnotbymagicaladvantage.TheDuelistusuallyhas
enoughproficienciestohandlealltheswordsintowhichtheWereBlademightchange.TheWereBladehaslimited
telepathy,enoughtoletitsuserknowwhatabilitiesithastakenonineachcombat(i.e.whetherthatopponent's
swordcancastafireballonceaweek,and,therefore,socantheWereBlade,forthatcombat).
Notes:Thisweaponmaysuckforanycharactergoingupagainstacreaturewhichneedsa+2weapontohititbut
isattackingthecharacterwitharegularlongsword...SD
XPValue:unknown

Scimitars
Sandstorm
<Philippe Belanger: belap00@dmi.usherb.ca>
Type:Scimitar+2
INT:16
Ego:14
Alignment:ChaoticGood
Communication:Speech;CommonandDjinn.
Primarypowers: Whirlwind; Allowsthewieldertoattackasifwieldingas Scimitarofspeed*.Canusethis
power1/day.
Majorpowers:

WallofSand:Threetimesperday.

SandCone:Onceperday.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofspeedpowers,page7.WhatlevelaretheMajorpowerscastat?Suggestoneofthe
standard10th,12th,or20th.Editors
XPValue:unknown

ScimitarofLurdas,The
<JoseCarlosdeSouzaSantos:jcdssant@cat.cce.usp.br>
Thisdreadedweaponistheproofthatmakingdealswiththefiendsistheeasiestwayofautodestroying.
TheScimitarofLurdasappearsasanormal,steelscimitar.Theweaponisinaverygoodappearance,asifitwas
new.Thebladeismoresharperandthehiltismadeofiron,withvariousdemoniacfacescarvedintoit(anyone
whohastraveledtotheAbysswillrecognizethefacesastheTanar'ri).Thepommelofthehiltisintheformofa
headofabalor(seeMC8)withthemouthopen.Theeyesofthebaloraremadefromablackopal.Anyonewho
looksinsidethemouthwillseescenesoftheAbyssandmustmakeasavingthrowvs.Spellswitha6penaltyor
fleeinterrorfor220rounds.ThemouthisagatewaytotheAbyss.Forittofunction,thepersonmustthrowthe
weapontothegroundandsay:TakemetoPazunia,takemetothose,takemetothe1,001closets.Theperson
whodidthisandeveryonewithinaradiusof10'willbeinstantlytransportedtothefirst layeroftheAbyss,
Pazunia.
Type:Artifactorrelic;Scimitar+5,vorpal*
INT:17
Ego:22
Alignment:ChaoticEvil
Communication:TelepathyandSpeech
Primarypowers:
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DetectEvil/Goodina60'radius

Suggestion,6times/day,4penalty,affectsthewielderonly(seebelow)

Seversonanaturalrollof:1520(againstnormalsize,armoredopponents)

Regenerate(2hp/turn)

ImproveswieldersArmorClassby3points

GrantswielderSTRof23(+5tohit/+11damage)

Completeimmunitytoallnonmagicalattacks

MagicResistanceof70%
Minorpowers:

CharmPerson(atwill).

Haste(2/day).

ESP,30yardsrange3times/day,1roundperuse
Majorpowers:

GlobeOfInvulnerability(1/day).

Psionicpowers:Level10Dis/Sci/Dev4/5/15
Score:19
Att/Def
PSPs:250
PB,MT,EW,PsC/M,TS,MB
Disciplines:
Psychokinesis: Sciences Disintegrate; Devotions Animate Shadow, Control Body,
ControlFlames,MolecularAgitation.
Psychometabolism: Sciences Death Field, Metamorphosis; Devotions Adrenaline
Control,Aging,CauseDecay,CellAdjustment,DoublePain.
Psychoportation: SciencesTeleport;DevotionsDimensionalDoor,DimensionalWalk,
TeleportTrigger.
Metapsionics: Sciences Ultrablast; Devotions Magnify, Psionic Inflation, Psychic
Drain.
Hintsonplay:
1) Allpowerswithexceptionsofsuperhumanstrength,immunitiestoattackandmagic,regenerationandAC
improvement,requiresamentalcommand.Theuserwillonlyknowofthispowerswhentheswordtells
him/her.Theotherpowerswillcomeintouseassoonastheswordistouched.However,theswordhasthe
abilitytomakeanyofthesefailwheneveritwants.
2)

Theswordhasabonusof+5andisvorpal,butdon'ttelltheplayerthis.He/shehastocarrytheweaponby
his/herownchoiceforoneday.

3)

Attheendoftheday,whenthewielderissleeping,theswordwilltelepathicallytalktohim/her,sayingthatit
wasforgedbythepurestofthegodstocombattheevilandbringpeacetotheworld(whatalie).Itwillalso
saythattheirmissionisaverysecretoneandthathe/sheshouldn'ttellanyoneaboutit.Theswordwilltell
thatforeachtimethewielderbringsgoodtotheworldbyusingit,he/shewillbecamemorepowerful.Ifthe
user ever completed the mission ofdestroying evil in his/her world, he/she would be transformed in an
angelicbeingandwouldjointhegodsineternallife.
Atthistime,theDMshouldchecktheweapon'sandthecharacter'spersonalityscore.Iftheweaponwins,
thenthecharacterbelievesthestoryandwillbecontrolledbytheweapon.Ifthecharacterwins,thenhe/she
shouldrollasavingthrowvs.Spells(4,nobonuses).Failuremeansthatthecharacterisnotcontrolledbut
believesthestory.Successmeansthatthecharacterisn'tcontrolledanddoesn'tbelievethestory.However,
thecharacterhastomake6savingthrowperdaytoresistbelievingthestoryandeachtimehis/herpersonality
scorechanges,theDMshouldcomparethemtoseeiftheuseravoidsbeingcontrolled.
Theswordwillforcetheuserintocommittingactsofultimateevil.Thescimitarwillalwaystrytomismatch
theact,sayingthatithassomereasonforthegood.Forexample,killingababyisexplainedbythefactthat
thebabywouldgrowtobeanevilman,slayingabeggaristosavehis/hersoulandbringpeacetohim/herand
thingslikethat.
Foreachevildeeddonebythewielder,his/heralignmentwillslowlyturntoevil.Whenhe/sheisacomplete,
chaotic, evil, cruel and sadistic person, the sword will reveal its true nature and many other things will
happen.
Numberof

4)

5)

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EvilActs

Result

5
10
15
20
30
40

6)
7)

8)

9)

10)
11)
12)

AlignmentchangestoLN
AlignmentchangestoLE
Userbecomesbondedtothesword,hairbecomesold(CHA1)
AlignmentchangestoNE,teethesgrewsharp(1d4),Skinturnstored(CHA4)
Smallwingsgrow(9,D)(CHA3)
AlignmentchangestoCE,skinfallsinthefeetandinthehand,wingsgrowlarger(18,C)
andclawsgrow(2d6damageeach)(CHA8)
50
Wingsgrowlarger(36,B),skinturnsintoaverydeepred(CHA7),userturnsintoabalor
(MC8) and is transported to the Abyss. This will only happen when the user opens a
permanentgatetotheAbyss(DMdecidehowthisisdone).
Whentheuserhascommitted15evildeeds,theswordwillrevealtothecharacteritsminorpowers.25
evildeedsandtheswordrevealsitsmajorpowersand40deedsmeansthattheswordrevealitstruepurpose
anditsotherpowers.
Thepsionicpowersofthescimitarwillberevealedwhenthewielderhasdone15evilacts.
Countthe+5bonussecretlyincombatuntiltheuserhasdone5acts.Thesameforthestrengthandtheother
powerswhichdoesn'tneedtobeactivated(e.g.Theuserwillalwaysbeimmunetononmagicalattacks(unless
thescimitardoesn'twant,asdescribedabove)buthe/shewon'tknowofthisuntilhe/shehascommitted40evil
acts).Asaruleofroleplaying,theswordwillenticetheusersayingthathe/sheshoulddo"good"tobecome
morepowerful(wheregoodmeansevil).
Thesworddemandsatleast5humansoulsperday.Ifattheendofthedaytheuserhasn'tprovidedthe5souls,
theswordwillfeedonhis/hersoul,draining10%ofoneofthecharacterscorepersoul(e.g.ifthecharacter
hasfedtheswordwithonly3soulsinonedaytheswordwilldrain20%ofoneofhis/herscore,likeSTRor
INT).Ifthecharacteriscompletelydrainedbythesword,he/shewillbeirrevocablydead,notevenawishcan
bringthecharacterback,becausehe/shehasturnedintoamanesintheAbyss.Whenthecharacterhasfedthe
swordwith100souls(20days),he/shewillhavetoseekandkilloneclosefamilymemberin3hours.Ifthe
characterfailstodothis,theswordwillautomaticallydrainhis/herwholesoulandthecharacterwillbedead,
asdescribedabove.
AgainstanyLawfulGoodcreatures(Lammasu,GoldDragons,etc..)noneoftheswordpowerswillfunction,
exceptthevorpaland+5ability.Whenanycreatureofthisalignmentcomeswithin10'ofthesword,theuser
hastomakesavingthrowvs.Spellswitha6penalty.Iftheownerfailshe/shebecomesbondedtothesword,
nothingcanseparatehim/herfromit,his/heralignmentshifttoCEandtheswordrevealsitstruenatureand
power.Ifthecharactersucceedstheswordkindlyaskshim/herifhe/shewantstocontinuewithitinthepursue
ofevil.Iftheuseragrees,theresultsarethesameforafailedST.Ifhe/shedisagrees,he/shecanthrowoffthe
weapon.Inanycasetheswordaddsa+10extradamagebonusagainstthesecreatures.
ThisswordcanonlybeusedbyhumansofLGandevilalignment.Nodemihumansandhumansofothers
alignmentmayusethesword,whowillfeelitcoldandtheywouldimmediatelythrowitdown.
Anyabilitytodetectalignmentoftheuseriswarped,andtheuserwillseethealignmentthattheswordwants
him/hertosee.
Thisswordcanbeusedbyanycharacterclass.

HowtodestroytheScimitar:
1) TraveltoPazunia(Abyssfirstlayer)andkill1.001maneswithaholyknife.*
2) Gotothelayernumber222oftheAbyssandcopythegiganticrunesthatarestretchedacrossthegroundofthis
plane,fromtheLakeofTerrortothePassoftheUnholy(11,880runes)
3) Gotothelayernumber400oftheAbyss,climbtheMountainofWoecarryingonlyaholyswordandthrowthe
ScimitarintothedeepestPitofDespair.AfterthrowingtheScimitar,readaloudtherunesin3hoursand18
minutes(1rune/second).Ifeverythingisdoneright,thescimitarwillbepermanentlydestroyedsoundseasy,
doesn't?:).
Background:
Inanunknownworld,therewasagreatwarrior.Thiswarriorwasverypowerfulbuthewasalsoveryevil.He
feltthatonlyheshouldcommand,andalltheotherbeingsshouldbehisslaves.HisnamewasLurdas.Andwhathe
wantedwasnothingshortofconqueringtheworld.Hesoughtthepowersandallianceofpowerfulmagesand
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ancientdragons,buttheyrefusedtohelphim.Hethenlookedforthewisestsages,butnonetoldhimnothing.
FinallyhestudiedthemysteriesoftheOuterPlanesandsoughtthepowersofthefiends.Thefiendssaidthatthey
wouldcrafttohimanextremelypowerfulweapon,aweaponwhichwouldhelphimtoacquirehisdream.But,they
alsosaidthattheweaponhadaprice.Withthatweaponheshouldkill1,001humanbeings.Theyalsosaidthatfor
every100personshekilled,heshouldkillonethathadhisownblood,afamilymember,inoneday.If,attheend
ofthekillinghehadn'tfailedwithanytermsoftheagreement,theswordwouldbehispermanentpossessionandhe
wouldbegrantedthegift ofimmortality.Ifheeverfailedwiththetermsoftheagreement,theswordwould
disappearandeverythingheacquiredwithitwoulddisappear.Lurdasanxiouslyagreedwiththisandafter3years
thefiendshandedhimthesword.
Lurdasthenbeganakillingrampage,murderingeveryonewhostoodinhisway.However,aweekafterhehad
puthishandinthescimitar,hediscoveredthattheswordwascontrollinghim.Theswordenticedhimtoenslaveall
thehumansheencounteredandtobuildagreatempire.SoontheotherrulersbecameawareofLurdaspowersand
hisintentions.Theysendassassinsandmercenariestokillhim,butnoneeverreturned,turningintosoldiersof
Lurdas.Inoneyearthewarriorhadhisownempireandhewasstartingawarwiththeotherkingdoms.However,
Lurdas knew that it was the sword that was ruling his kingdom. He also knew that something strange was
happeningwithhim,hisbodywasslowlyandpainfullychanging.Hehadwingsgrowingonhisbackandhisskin
wasturningtored.Thewarriorwasatthebrinkofinsanity.Hehadalreadykilledhisfathers,hissister,hissonand
hiswife.Inamomentofrage,heannouncedthemassexecutionof100prisoners.Just100moredeathsandthe
swordwouldbehispossession,forever.Hesendsoldierstobringbacktothecourthisdaughter,whohadfledfrom
thecountry.Shewouldalsobeexecuted,finishingthetermsofhisagreementwiththefiends.Heexecutedthe
prisonersandwaitedforhisdaughter,whenthesoldierscamebackandsaidthatshewasdead.Hekilledthe
soldiersandwaitedfortheendoftheday.Atthattime,hissoulwasdrainedbytheswordandhiswholeempire
crumbledinafewdays.Nooneeverfoundanytracesofhisbodyorhisscimitar.
TheswordTeleportedWithoutErrortoanyworldorlocationtheDMwants,exceptthePlanesandRavenloft.
Notes:
Ifyouthinkthatanythingistooconfusingaboutthescimitar,dropmealineandIllexplainittoyou. The
SwordofArakwascreatedbytheRavenloftDesignTeam.JCdeSS
*Seedescriptionofvorpalandholypowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

ScimitaroftheFourWinds
<David Lok: dlok@pacific.net.sg>

Type:Scimitar+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Onceeveryeightturns,thewieldercansummonawindinanydirection,anythingfromaslightbreezetoa
mightygale.Thewindcanbedirectedoveralargearea,i.e.afield,oroverspecificlargeobjectssuchasthe
sailsofaship.Thewindcanbecanceledorincreased/decreasedinintensityatanytime;achangeindirection
ofthewindcanbecommandedinfourturnsafteritwassummonedwithouthavingtosummonanewwind.

Thewieldercanalsousethescimitartoaffectexistingnonmagicalwinds,butitcountsasasummoning.
Forallpurposes,thepowerofthebladecanbeconsideredtobeequivalenttoa6 thlevelspell.
Background:
Thewindisnotmagicalitcanaffectobjectsasanynormalwindcan.Thismeansthatwhileitcanspreadafire,
butitcannot,forexample,blowawayafireball.Also,thenatureofthewindisaffectedtoalimitedextentby
climaticconditionsonecannotsummonamoist,coolwindinthedesert,orawarmbreezeinwinterseason.
Thewielder commandsthescimitar withhisthoughts,whichthebladesenses.Thescimitarisnot sentient,
however.
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TheswordwasonceownedbyKotashtheBeardless,afighter/magePirateKingwholivedcenturiesago.Hehad
neverlostanavalbattle,andwasabletowinanentirefleetofpirateshipsbecauseofhisenchantedweapon.
ThepowersourceofthescimitarisanairelementaltrappedwithinitbyKotash.Destroyingthebladewouldfree
averyangryairelemental...
Notes:Nodurationisnotedforthesummonedwinds.Iwouldsuggest12turns(2hours).Thisway,thewielder
can have more than one wind summoned at the same time. While the windsummoning power makes thisa
powerfulitem,itisprimarilyofgreatestusebyseafaringcharacters.TheDMmaywishtolimittheamountof
timesthewieldermaysummondifferentwindstohelpkeepthecharacterusingtheswordunderalittlecontrol.
Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofSecondSight

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>


Type:Scimitar+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Ascimitar,whosebladebecomesinvisiblewhenwielded.Thiscausesa4penaltytoallcreatureswhotry
toparryanattackfromtheuserofthisweapon.

Thewieldercanhurltheweaponatarangeofupto60feet.S/M/Lrangesare10/30/60.

The sword gainsa+5 to hitbonus against all invisible, concealed, orethereal creatures withinthe
distanceofstrikingrange(60').

Thewieldercan detectmagic and detectinvisibility ina3footradiuswhentheswordisgraspedand


commanded.
XPValue:unknown

TrollsBane
<Gian Luca Sacco: gls@cdi.cdc.com>
Type:Scimitar
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thismagicallyenchantedscimitardoesnothaveanyplusbutcanhitcreatureshitby+1or
betterweapons.Itispermanentlycoveredbyathinveilofacidwhichinflicts1d3additionaldamagewhichcannot
beregeneratednormagicallyhealed.ThedamageinflictedwithTrollsBanecanonlybehealedatarateof1HPper
day,bynomeansispossibletospeedupthehealingprocess.
XPValue:unknown

Ulundaris
Type:Scimitar+1,+3vs.plants
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
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Primarypowers: Whenusedbyadruidhastheabilitytocutvegetation(includingwood)asifitweresoft
material.
XPValue:unknown

ShortSwords
Baarane'sShortSword
TherearethreeswordscreatedbythelegendaryweaponforgerBaarane.Theyarealongsword,shortsword,and
bastardsword.Allweaponshavesomepropertiesincommon.Allthreeare:

+2weaponstohitanddamage(considered+4forattackingcreatureswhichrequireacertain+tohit)
Afterthefirstroundofcombat,thewielderwillALWAYSstrikefirstintheround,regardlessofdexterity
orothermodifiers.
AllradiateContinualLightina60'radius.LightCANNOTbecontrolledbythewielder:itisALWAYS
onwhentheweaponisdrawn.
Whenwielded,thelightpouringfromthebladecreatesa"strobe"effectinfrontofthewielder,adding2to
his/herACforallfrontalattacks.
ColorSpray/HypnoticPattern (andsimilarspells)havenoeffectonthewielderoronanyonestanding
behindthewielderwithintheradiusoflightemittedbytheblade.
BladecancastJumpspellatwill,upto5times/day.
Eachbladehasit'sownsetofadditionalproperties.
Baarane'sShortSword
(additionalproperties)
INT:15
Ego:8
Alignment:Good
Communication:Speech;anylanguageknowntothewielder,butonlywhenquestioned.
Primarypowers:
Willtrytoconvincethewieldertodogood,asappropriatetoanyquestionitisasked.
Will CureCriticalWounds ifthewielderreceivesafatalblow(i.e.onethatcouldknockcharacter
unconscious/dead).Theweaponhasnocontroloverthispower.ThispowerwillNOTtakeeffectif
thewielderoftheweaponisevil.
CandetectanyoftheothertwoBaarane'sswordsatarangeof1mile.Itmustbequestionedaboutthe
otherweaponsbeforeitcanusethispower.Theweaponknowstheotherswords'powers.
Background:
ThegoodandevilswordswerecreatedasanexperimentbyBaarane.Consideringthemtoopowerful,
hesecuredtheminavault,wheretheywerelaterstolenbyadventurers.Outragedandangered,Baarane
createdthebastardswordinordertoexactrevengeonthosewhohadstolenfromhim.Expectingthatan
Adventurer's natural curiosity would do his work for him, he presented the bastard sword to an
adventuringacquaintanceasagift.Intime,heknew,someonewhousedthebastardswordwouldfollow
it'sgentletugsand...Hewouldhavehisrevenge!!!
Baaranefeltthatwhateverpowersremainedinthebastardswordafterthedestructionoftheothertwo
wouldbesuitablerewardforthewarriorstrongenoughtocompletethetask.
XPValue:unknown

Bellyripper
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage121

<Tim Dickinson: qdickinson@crl1.crl.aecl.ca>


Bellyripperisashortsword.Itisveryspartanandsimpleinappearance,withnogemsorfancysteelwork.No
glyphsorsymbolscanbeseenonit.Itfeelsoddlywarmwhengrasped,however.
Type:Shortsword+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thebladeisnotintelligent,thoughitcanperformthefollowingactsofmagic,whengrasped
andconcentratedon(notethatunlessthewielderknowsofthesepowers,ortriestoperformthesespecificpowers,
theswordwillnotperformthem):

Shedlightina40'radius(notethatitonlydoesthiswhenconcentratedon,notallthetime).
Identifytothewielderthemostpowerfulopponent,iffacedwithagroupofopponents.
Background:
Bellyripperisasingularmagicalshortsword.ItrosetofameasafabuloustreasureunearthedbyDukeSpyroof
Gawkland,whowieldeditthereafter,inalongandgloriouscareer.TheDukegaveititsnameafteraparticularly
gloriousbattleagainstahugeblackdragon.
OlderlegendsclaimedthatBellyripperhadbeenforgedbyamagewhowasonlyhalfanativeofthisworld,and
waslostwhenthatwizard'schampionfelltosomeofthisworld'smagicusers.
Thetruthofthoseoldtalescannolongerbeprovenordisproved.ItisknownthatDukeSpyrodiscoveredit,and
claimeditashisown.WhilethestoriesoftheDuke'sadventureswiththepowerfulweaponarewellknown,some
alsospeakoflesserknowntales:thattheswordtookatollontheDukeandhisfamily.TheDuchess,hiswifeof
manyyears,waskilledinastrangeboatingaccident,andoneofhissonsdiedunderevenoddercircumstances.His
othersontriedtousurphim,andSpyrowasforcedtokillhimforit.Afterafewyears,theDuke'ssuccessabroad
wasmatchedbydissensionamonghisownpeopleinGawkland,andheeventuallybecameapowerlessfigurehead,
hislandsruledbytheOverkinginfact.OnSpyro'slastadventure,wherehewasaccompaniedbyanoddtroupeof
dwarvestothebowelsofsomemountainouslair,hewentmissingandneverreturned.
Where Bellyripper is,exactly,isunknown. OthershaveventuredtothemountainwhereSpyrowaslost,and
somehavereturnedagain,althoughnoneclaimtohavefoundthesword.
XPValue:unknown

BladeofIves

<Toph: zjec3@etsu.east-tenn-st.edu>
Type:Shortsword+1,+5vs.invisiblecreatures
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Whenfirstgraspeditwillacttocastan Invisibilityspellupontheholder.Thisspellwillbe
brokenifthewielderunsheathesthebladeorthewielderattacksanopponent.
XPValue:unknown

BloodBlades
TheoriginsoftheBloodBladesareuncertain,asistheircurrentnumber.Theyareshortswords,oneandall,and
allbearnamessuchasLeech,Vampire,etc.
Type:Shortsword+2(seePrimarypowers)
INT:none
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Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thebladeshaveakeenintelligence(nospecialpowers),butanevenkeenerhunger.Theydemandtobe
occasionallysated,andwillstrugglewiththeirmastersiftheyarenot.Theproblemisthatbladewillnot
functionuntilithastastedblood(meaningthe+2doesnotcomeintoeffect).Thiscanbeaccomplishedoneof
twoways; theblood can bedrawnfrom thewielder(causing2pt.ofdamage) orcanbe drawn from an
opponentinnormalcombat.Oncethattasteisgiven,however,thebladebecomesdifficulttocontrol.Itwill
notbesatisfieduntilithastasted1722pt.ofblood(1d6+16DMdeterminessecretly);iftherearenofoes
present,itwillforcethewieldertoattackfriends;iftherearenofriends,thebladewilldrawfromthewielder.
Thewieldercanattempttocontrolthebladebysheerforceofwill;itseffectiveegois42.Ifthecharacter'sego
ishigher,he/shecanforceitbackintothesheathevenbeforeithashaditsfill.Otherwise,he/sheisatthe
mercyoftheblade.Itwill,however,leapfromthesheathatthefirstopportunitytoslashaswhomeveris
nearest(normallythewielder)initsneverendingsearchforsatisfaction.Manywieldershavemadespecial
provisionstohave thebladesbondedtotheirsheathstoprevent thisoccurrence.Thebladewill needa
refill every third day or so (this is based on DM discretion, and should not be too regular due to the
capriciousnatureoftheblades.Sometimesitmaygoseveraldaysormorethanaweekwithoutwantingto
feed;othertimesitmightwanttofeedeverydayagain,DM'sdiscretion).

Inadditiontoitscombatbonusof+2,thebladesalsograntthewielder+1totheownersConstitution
score.
Background:Tothosethatstudythehistoryoftheseblades,theyseemtoattachthemselvestoahostforsome
time,andthenmoveonward.ThehistoryoftheFourKingdoms(myhomecampaignworld)ischeckeredwiththeir
appearancesanddisappearances.TherearecurrentlythreebladesknowntoexistintheKingdoms;twoofthem
werelastseentogether,inthepossessionoftheKnightsoftheOrderofIbrahil,whoweretakingthemtobe
destroyedatHellforge.TheKnightswereneverseenagain.
XPValue:unknown

ChillShortSword
<xpypad@levels.unisa.edu.au>
Type:Shortsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thisisanextremelyevilweapon,usableonlybythoseofneutralorevilalignment.Onceperturnitcan
Chill astruckopponent,thiscauses318pointsoffrostdamageanddrainsthreestrengthpoints. Drained
strengthreturnsattherateofonepointperday.

ItalsoemanatesapowerfulScarespelltoallthosewithin50feetwhendrawn,eventhosewhopasstheir
savesget1tohitwhilewithin50footofthedrawnweapon.

Isconsideredtobea+5weaponastowhichcreaturesitcanactuallyhit.
XPValue:unknown

Cro

<Matt Hurd: mwh@wlv.iipo.gtegsc.com>


Type:Shortsword+1,+5vs.orcsandgoblins
INT:none
Ego:none
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Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,Orc,Goblin
Primarypowers:Detectorcsandgoblins30ydradius
Minorpowers:CureSeriousWounds2/day
Background:
BeingaDMformanyyearsI'vehadtheopportunitytocreatemanyintelligentitems.Oneofmyfavoritewasa
shortswordcalledCro.Whatmadeitsomuchfunwasit'sattitude...Itwouldalertthewieldertothepresenceof
orcsorgoblinsbyyellinginsultstothesaidgroupoffoulcreatures,thusofcoursealertingthewielderandthe
creaturesatthesametime.Itwoulddisruptanyattemptsinparlayingwithanyorcsorgoblinsnomatterwhatthe
situationwasbyinstigatingthecreaturesintoafurywithnamecalling!
Whenthepartyfirstfoundtheswordtheywerewalkingonatraildeepinthewoodsandtheyheardthispleading
voicesoundingasifitwerepartiallygaggedandbeingtorturedbyvillains...Infactitwastheswordburiedupto
it'shiltinthegroundanditwastryingtogetsomeonetopullitoutsothatitcouldbreathebetter...Thegnome
fighterdecideditwouldsupplementhisarsenalsohepulleditoutanditimmediatelystartedtalkingandtalking
andtalking...Theyhadtothreatentoputitbackinthegroundtomakeitshutup.(almostasannoyingasanexcited
kender...)
Anyway,astheycontinueddownthetrailtheyfoundouthowmuchmoreannoyingtheswordactuallywaswhen
theyweretryingtohidefromagroupof15goblins(theywereonlyapartyof4)andtheswordstartedyelling
goblininsultstogettheattentionofthegoblinssothatitcouldkillsomeofthem.Itwasn'tsobaduntiltheywere
almostdonedefeatingthecurrentgroupwhenthesworddecidedtheyneededmoretofightanditletupaswarmof
insultsloudenoughtoattractthewholeforestfullofgoblinsandorcs!!!
Thepartymanagedtoescapetheescapadebutatthecostofthelifeoftheirhumanwarrior(whosebodythey
wereabletoretain).Whentheyreturnedtoacivilizedtowntheyconvincedthechurchthatthemarvelousweapon
secureddeepwithintheboxwrappedinpreciousclothwaswellworththepriceofaresurrectionspellfortheir
friendandtradedthesword(securedassuch)forthelifeoftheirfriend...
Themoralofthisstoryis:bewareofaraggedlookingshortswordcarryingpersonwhodesperatelywantstoget
ridofhisnicelookingshortsword:itcouldbeCro...
XPValue:unknown

Darkthorn

<John Pflum Jr: jpflum@tso.uc.edu>


Darkthorn isa27"long,midnightblueshortswordmadeofanonferrousadamantinealloywhichdoesnot
reflectlight.Forgedwithsuchskillthattheblade,hilt,andpommelappeartobemadeofasinglepieceofmaterial,
the sword's craftsmanship is superb in every detail. Intricate runes are carved along its length, the handle is
wrappedwiththeblack,leatheryhideofanEidilionfromtheAbyss,andsetwithintheswordspommelisadark
greenstonethatpulseswithdarkveins.(ThisstoneisactuallytheessenceoftheEidilion,andwasusedtogivethe
swordsemisentience.)
Thescabbardisequallyunique,andappearstobemadefromthesameindeterminatemetal,etchedwithintricate
patternsofsilvernickelalloyandsetwithblackopals.Theblademakesnosoundwhendrawnfromthisscabbard.
Type:Artifactorrelic;Shortsword+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Theswordimprovesitswielder'sarmorclassby1.

Neithertheswordnorthescabbardwillradiatemagicorevil,thoughbothwillbedetectableiftheyare
touchedwhileanappropriatespellisused.

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage124

Bothswordandscabbardareimmunetotheeffectsofacid,heat,orrust,andsuffernoilleffectsfrom
magicunlessthemagicisspecificallydirectedatthem.Eventhen,theyhaveaninnatemagicresistanceof
45%andmakesavingthrowsat+5.

Thebladesmostuniquefeature,however,isthatofdoubling:Uponcommand,Darkthornmaybedivided
intotwoseparateswords,andthewieldersACwillbeimprovedbytwoplacesinstead!Theonlystipulations
arethatthesword'smagicalbonusesmustalsobedivided,andbothswordsmustremaininthehandsoftheir
owner; should one of the swords leave their wielders hand, it is instantly reformed with the other half.
Dividingandreformingtheswordtakesonly1secondbutitmaynotbedonemorethanonceperround.(For
example,Darkthornmaybedividedintotwoswords,onebeing+3tohitanddamagewhiletheothermustbe
+1 to hit and damage. Each sword must retain some magical bonus, however, and both blades are still
consideredtobe+4fordeterminingwhatcreaturestheycanaffect.)

Darkthornwillshedlightequaltofullmoonlightwheneverthewieldersodesires.Theradiusofthislight
canbeassmallasa1'oraslargeas20'dependingonthepossessor'sneeds.Severalotherpowersarealso
availablebymentalcommand,including:

Thereisalsolittledoubtthattheevilpurposeofitsoriginalcrafterremainswithintheweapon.Poison
staysonthebladetwiceaslongasnormal.

Whiletheswordiswithin20ofitswielder,his/heralignmentisalwayscloakedtodetectasneutral.

Thebladesbearerisalsoprotectedfromtheadverseeffectsoflightorlightbasedmagic.

Darkthornpowersarevaried,andthereislittledoubtthatitislinkedinsomemeasurewiththepsycheof
itswielders.Whenawielderoftheswordreaches11 thlevel,forinstance,theswordsmagicbonusrisesto+5.
Majorpowers:

CastsTrueSeeingonce/dayatthe10thlevelofability.

CastsDispelMagiconce/dayatthe10thlevelofability.

CastsStatueonitswielderonce/dayat14thlevelofability.

Finally,theswordcanchannela VampiricTouch onceperdayatthe10 thlevelofability,addingthis


damagetothatofthebladeandstrengtheningitswielderintheprocess.
Background:
Darkthorn isclearlyanassassinsweapon.ForgedbythedrowMastersmithDarylthofHouseAnharaasthe
crowning achievement of his life, the sword saw frequent use amidst the dangerous intrigues of Rhysiquenn.
Weakenedbytheactofcreation,Darylthdiedsoonthereafter;nevertheless,HouseAnhararosetotherankof6th
Houseinthecityoverthenextfewcenturies,beforeafailedadvancementattemptagainstthecitysfourthhouse
ledtotheirutterdestruction.
NarrowlyescapingthecarnagewiththeaidofapowerfulWishring,BlademasterGiresofnohouseatallmadea
fatefuldecision:hewouldheadforthesunlitupperworld,trustinginhismagicalbladeandhisskillstoprotecthim
fromthedangersofthathellishrealm.LinkingupwithanemissaryofOverkingIvidamidstthetunnelsofthe
Underdark,heofferedtoputhisskillstogooduse.Surely,heargued,oneofIvidsreputationcouldseethevalue
ofanagentwithhisuniquemagicalandphysicalabilities?
Indeedhecould;uponarrivalinRauxestherenegadedrowwasquicklyacceptedintotheranks,andsoonroseto
becometheOverkingsmostfearedagent.GiresAnharawasnomore,andthedarklegendsof"TheBlackSash"
wereborn.
Overthenextcoupleofcenturiestheselegendsgrewwitheachfatefulretelling,andthedarkelfsnetworkgrew.
BythereignofIvidIII,theBlackSashwerenowaneliteunitoftheOverkingsmostfearedkillers,trainedandled
bytheirmysteriousnamesake.Wholevillagesdisappeared attheirdarkleaderscommand,andevenpowerful
PaladinlordsofNyrondfellbeforetheseexpertassassins.Yetnonefearedandhatedthemmorethantheelvesof
theGrandwood,whosufferedgreatlyfromthesecadresdespiteinflictingheavylossesinreturn.Neverdidthey
guessthetruereasonwhy.
ThrivingontheintriguesoftheImperialCourtandprotectedbypowerfulmagicaldisguises,thedarkelfmade
himself quietly indispensable. By the reign of Ivid IV, "the Black Sash" was no longer known as a singular
assassin,andsuchtaleshadrecededintolegend.YetGiresAnhararemained,cloakedbehindfalsefacadesand
spinningtheOverkingsdarkwebsoftreacherywithconsummateskill.
GiresAnharahasalmostcertainlysurvivedtheWarsand"TheGreatTerror,"thoughhispresentlocationis(as
usual)amystery.PerhapshenowservesDukeSzefferinofAlmor,thoughastringofmysteriousdeathsamongthe
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage125

elvesoftheGrandwoodsuggestsanotherpossibility.OrperhapsheremainsinRauxesyet,atlastthetruePatronof
a feared house of killers, loyal to noone but himself. Regardless, the sword and its wielder are surely a
combinationtobegreatlyfeared.
XPValue:9,000

EbonyBlade

<brian@opus.chem.psu.edu>
Usuallyashortswordofdarkmetal,theentireweaponturningadeepebonyblackatnight.
Type:Shortsword+2inlessthanfulllight
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Grantswielderultravision90'.

HideinShadows+20%(+50%ifstandingstill)(ifnonthief,skill@20%).

MoveSilently+20%(ifnonthief,skill@20%).
Minorpowers:CreateDarkness15'radius3/day.
XPValue:unknown

FangBlades
<muallema@ecuvm1>
Uniqueitems.Nootherlikethemintheworlds.
Type:Shortswords+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Wheneverakillingblowisstruckwithoneoftheseblades,thevictim'ssoulisdestroyed,and
thebasehitpointsofthevictimareaddedtoarunningtotalofpointsstoredintheswords.Wheneverthistotal
equalsorexceeds1,000points,thewieldermayadda+1toanyofhis/herabilities(+1or+5%)permanently.Also,
thecastermaywilltheswordstoglowwithburningrunesdepictingthenamesofallthesoulstheyhavedestroyed.
XPValue:unknown

FlamebirdSpecial
<kmhk@maristb>

Shortswordwithflamingspinesmakingupthehilt(cactuslike).
Type:Shortsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
Thespikesontheswordshiltcanbeshot(30range)inawidespreadarc(180 )for5pt.ofdamagetoany
creatureinthatarea(notohitunlesscreatureisontheedges).
Thespikescanbeshotinafocusedbeamcausing20pointsofdamageonasuccessfultohitroll.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage126

Thespikesgrowbackinaweek
Background:Thisshortswordcanbeusedbymostclerics(itbelongedtoaclericnamedFatherFlamebirdwho
justhappenedtohaveaweaponsmithingproficiency).Onlythemostdocilegodswilldisallowclericstouseitsince
itisarelicrepresentingsurvival.ItwasusedintheAgeoftheNineHellstokeepFatherFlamebirdalivewhenall
ofhiskindweregoingtoaslow,horriddeathbytheevilthatgrewintheland.
XPValue:unknown

FlowFire
<Nikadeemous the Dark: auwrs@asuvm.inre.asu.edu>
Shortswordmadeofmeteoritecrystal.
Type:Shortsword+2,+5vs.psiendowedcreatures
INT:17
Ego:30
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

+2bonustowieldersAC.

ActsasaSwordofQuickness(DMG).

CastsHaste2/dayonwielderatspelllevel20.

GlowswithContinualLight(purpleflamehighlightsInvisibleoroutofphaseobjectwithin6in.).
Specialpurpose:defeatpsionists

Wielderisinvisibletopsidetection.

15%psiresistanceworksasmagicresistance

Destroyspsionicpowersontouch(MRandPRapply)
Curse:Ifwieldedformorethanweek,allwielderspsipowersareremoved,hatredinvokedinwielderforall
psiusers.Ifownerdoesnotwieldswordforweek,allpsiuserswithin60'knowofwieldersexactlocation.
Notes:Althoughthisswordmaybequitepowerfuloutofcontext,inthecampaignIwasin(rescueinillithidlair),
restingwasimpossibleandmycharacterwasapaladinwithaholyswordthatheusedoverthisonebutsuckedin
powercomparison.NtheD
XPValue:unknown

GoblinBlade
<Brian A. Rollins: barollins@aol.com>
Type:Shortsword+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thisgreen,crudelookingshortsword+2will,upon,asuccessfulrollof20,turntheirtarget
intoagoblin(SeeMonstrousManual).Thevictimmakesasavingthrowvs.Polymorphtoavoidtheeffect.This
afflictioncanonlybecuredbyaRemoveCurseorWishorsimilarmagic.
XPValue:unknown

GoldstoneBitingblade.

<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>

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Theswordisofnondescriptorigin,withnoracialmarkingsordesigns.It'shandlelookstobegolden,butmay
wellbebrass,andatthispointintimethebladelookstobemadeofglass.
Type:Shortsword+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Detectsgemsthroughcolorchange,permanentlytransparentnow(asitisdetectingthediamondinit's
hilt).

Ignoresallnonmagicalprotection...SoonlymagicandDEXgiveit'svictimsanACmodifiers.
Background: ThegnomeadventurerDenovanGoldstonefoundthisgleamingshortswordandhaskeptitfor
manyyears.WhenGoldstonelearnsmoreaboutitsowillyou.:)
XPValue:unknown

Idrenal

<jat6h@virginia.edu>
Type:Shortsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Bladebecomesashortsword+2inthehandsofathief,whichwhenusedforabackstabattack
advancesthethiefanadditionalstepofmultiplier(i.e.,x3insteadofx2,etc.)normaltotheirlevel.
XPValue:unknown

JaiThorn'sBlade

<Thomas Weigel: nsbos0340@nsula.edu>


ThehandbladeofJaiThorn(ahandbladeistheequivalentofashortsword,butrequiresadifferentproficiency
due todifferences in balance and shape) was commissioned by Jai as a favor from a powerful wizard many
generationsago(mostlikelyduringawar).Thehandbladeitselfisofexcellentquality,althoughhowhegainedit
isunknown(somesaythefamedwarriormighthavehadatouchoflarcenyontheside).Thewizardwasaclose
friendofJai's,andagreedtofocushisconsiderablepowersintothebladeforamodestprice(modestcomparedto
whatthewizardusuallycharged,anyway).
Type:Shortsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Rolledhitpointdamageisdoubled,buthalfofthetotalistemporarystundamageonly(accompaniedby
impressiveelectricaleffectsdancingaboutthetarget'sbody).Thestundamageignoresmetalarmor.Dueto
padding,etc.,treatatargetasiftheywerewearingpaddedarmorforpurposesofthisdamage.

There is no bonus to hit: the hand blade was not designed to increase the original owner's already
prodigiousskill.

Theswordhasnointelligenceorego:itwasdesignedasatool,notacompanion(JaiThornwas,infact,
veryexplicitinthis).

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Theswordcannotbebroken,chipped,bent,orotherwiseharmed.Itisenchantedwithwhatthemage
called'apieceofforever'.Whatitmeansingametermsisthatagodortitancoulddamageit.Nothingless
powerfulwill.Thisincludesvolcanoes,poolsofacid,etc.
Minorpowers:

While the sword remains inthe wielder's hands, the wielder iseffectively wearing Armor as per the
wizard'sspell.ThisArmorhasnoencumbrance.

Whiletheswordremainswithin5'ofthecurrentowner(itwillnotchangeownersunlesstheprevious
ownergivesitaway,dies,orisgonefromitforlongerthanayear)theowneringrantedimmunitytonormal
missiles.

Withasacrificeofasmallamountofone'sownblood(1/10 thofone'shitpointsworth,temporaryonly),
theownerisrenderedimmunetoalmostanypoisonordrugforthenext24hours.Thoseofmagicalorigin,
however,arenotaffectedbythis.

Whenstrikinganillusion,phantasm,orotherfalseimagewiththeedgeoftheblade,thehandbladeactsas
ifDispellingIllusionat15thlevel.Inadditionthebearerisat+2fordisbelieving.

Whiletheswordremainsinthewielder'shands,thewielderwillregenerate1d4hitpointspertenminutes
(thisincludesfireandaciddamage,butnotdamagefromaSwordofWounding[DMG]).Thisregenerationwill
continueevenfromdeath(below10hp)aslongastheswordremainsinthewielder'shand.
Notes:ThehandbladeofJaiThornisgoodforhighlevelcharacters(assumingtheyrecognizeitspotential),and
canallbyitselfmakeevenathiefadecentfightingmachine(gooddamage,betterarmorthannormallyavailable,
andregenerating).TW
XPValue:8,000

KamFongsKnockdownShortSword
<GMcDermott@MetLife.com>
Agleamingsteel andsilvershort swordwithabronze diskguardfeaturingacoiledgoldendragoncarving
circlingtheblade.Theswordssteelhandleiswrappedinorangesilkenclothwhichflowsoutofthebottomcenter
ofthesphericalsilverpommelintoafootlongtail.Theswordsbladeis2widerthantheaverageshortsword.
Type:Orientalshortsword+2,+3vs.flyingcreatures
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Usesd12forknockdowndiceifusingPlayersOption:Combat&Tacticsknockdownrules(shortswords
KDdieisnormallyd6),otherwisetargetmustsavevs.Paralyzationorbeknockeddownonanysuccessfulhit.
Target gets bonus to STof difference between what wielder rolled for damage and wielders maximum
damage(i.e.Wielderrolls1d6fordamage,rollinga2.Thisis4lessthanthemaximumdamagethesword
cando,sothetargetreceivesa+4bonustohis/herST). Hugeorlargertargetsareimmunetotheswords
knockdownpowers.

Onanaturaltohitrollof20,theswordknocksthetargetthroughtheairdirectlyawayfromthewielder
(nosave)1foreveryhpofdamagedoneintheattack(magicandstrengthbonusapply).Ifthetargettravels
10ormoreandstrikesasolidobject,thetargetsuffersdamageasiffallingthesamedistance(roundedup).If
thetargetstrikesanothercreatureinitspathasitfliesbackward,themissiletakeshalfdamage(roundedup)
andthestruckcreaturetakestheotherhalf.ThestruckcreatureisallowedaSTvs.Spelltotakehalfdamage
from thelivingmissileandaSTvs.Paralyzation(+2 penalty/bonusforeach sizedifference between the
missileandthecreaturethatgotintheway)orisalsoknockeddown. Thetargetsbackwardmomentum
stopsifhe/shehitsasolidobjectoranothercreature.
XPValue:unknown

Maelstrom(MetalStorm)
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<a_copeab@ccsvax.sfasu.edu>
Type:Shortsword+2
INT:15
Ego:7
Alignment:NeutralGood
Communication:Speech;Common,OldWyrmish(thebaseofallcurrentdragonlanguages)
Primarypowers:

Candetectgoodandevilwithin15'.

Cancreate2illusionsperdayatrangeof120yards.
Background: Itismoodyandslightlyobnoxious,howeverit'sbasicallygoodandsoisn'ttoomuchtrouble.It
doestendtobeimpulsiveintheworstsituations.
XPValue:unknown

Serpent'sTongue

<John Pflum Jr.: jpflum@tso.uc.edu>


SerpentsTongueisawavybladedshortswordcraftedintheflowingwaterstyle,andmadeofastrange,dark
greenmetal.Thismetalwasreportedlyincrediblyflexible,andsodarkastobealmostblack.Ateachendofthe
goldencrossguardisacabochoncutemeraldvaluedat5000goldorbs.Theswordhissesslightlywhendrawnfrom
itsscabbard.
Type:Shortsword+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Serpent'sTongue alwaysstrikesfirstinaround,evenagainst Hasted opponents.Indeed,itstrikeswith


suchspeedthatarmorclassprovidedfromshields,dexterityandenhancedmovementarenegated.

Onanunmodifiedtohitrollof6ormoreabovethenumberrequired,theswordinjectsalethalvenominto
thevictim.Asavingthrowversuspoisonmustbesuccessfulorthevictimwilldiewithin2rounds.
Background:
SerpentTongue'slastknown(andmostfamous)possessorwasMondreyesSilvercroe,oneofthemostfamous
piratesoftheAdriSea.SailingoutofDuxchanishisship,TheSilverCrow,hewastheterrorofAerdymerchant
shipping from 524 to hislast voyage in 558 CY. An excellent swordsman renowned for hissmoothness and
inhumanspeedinbattle,MondreyesquicklygainedthenicknameTheSerpentfromawedenemies.Despitethis
moniker,however,hewasalsorenownedforloyaltytofamilyandfriendssomethingheclaimedtohavelearned
fromhisfatherMalek,aguardlieutenantinScant.
Severalyearsbeforethestartofthisnavalcareer,Mondreyeslefthometoseekhisfortune.Becauseofhisskill
withablade,hesoldhimselfasacaravanguardandabodyguard.Heevenhadtheoccasiontotravelwitha
merchantintotheAmedioonatradingmission,anditistherethatheclaimedtohaveacquiredthesword.
Accordingtohistale,thecaravanwasattackedbyaforceoffearfulsnakemen,whowerebarelyrepulsedat
significantcosttothegroup.Mondreyeshimselfslewthecreatures'leader,andclaimedtheswordandanunusual
emeraldnecklaceasspoilsofwar.Worseluckwasinstore,however.Onthereturnvoyage,theshipwasattacked
bypiratesandboarded.With Serpent'sTongue inhishand,theskilledbladesmancutacircleofdeathallabout
him;finally,theimpressedpiratesofferedhimmembershipintheircrewifhewouldonlyceaseattacking.Seeing
as I was the only one still alive by that time, said Mondreyes, I accepted. He rose rapidly in their ranks
thereafter,andsooncommandedashipofhisown.
Hissubsequentcareerasapirateisamatterofrecord,andeventheSeaBaronsweresaidtohaverespectedhis
navalskillsandcunning.In555CY,MondreyesdaredareturntotheAmedio,whereheconductedtradewiththe

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nativesandreportedlyacquiredaspecialitem.Heandhisshipvanishedin558CY,however,shortlyafterleaving
Dulstraandonasouthwestcourse.Theywereneverseenagain.
Thelocationof Serpent'sTongueisthussomethingofamystery.Yetthisminorconundrumisfareclipsedin
sailors'talesbytheMysteryofTheSerpent'sNest.ThoughMondreyeswasundoubtedlyaverywealthyman,his
treasureswereneverfound.CluesinoldlogbooksfoundinDuxchan(andsincevanished)reportedlyhintedata
secretislandlocationneartheneckofScyllaandterribleguardiansoffanaticloyalty.
Amazingly, many who have heard these stories have nevertheless set out insearch of thisplace. Thus far,
however,nonehavediscoveredthemythicislandandreturnedtotellofit.Someevenspeculatethatentirestory
wasadeliberatefabrication,andmoreinformationwouldundoubtedlybegleanedifthewreckoftheSilverCrow
wereeverdiscovered.Alas,thathasnothappenedeither.TheMysteryoftheSerpent'sNestthuscontinuestobe
spokenofindocksidetavernsallovertheFlanaess,andstillfascinatesmanyatreasureseekertoday.
XPValue:4,000

ShortSwordofDarkness

<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>


Type:Shortsword+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thisshortswordhastheadditionalpowerofcreatingadarkness30'radiusthefirsttimeitis
drawnafternightfall(evenifthisdoesnothappenuntilnoonthenextday).Thisdarknessisaccompaniedwitha
Fearspellthatcoversthesamearea.ThewielderisimmunetotheFearspell.Anyonewieldingtheweaponcansee
inanymagicaldarknessasifitweredusk.
XPValue:unknown

ShortSwordofDisarming
Type:Shortsword+4onDisarmattempts
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Ashortswordwhichgrantsitswielder+4onattemptstodisarmanopponent.Onhighrolls(16
20?Editors),theopponent'sweaponmustsavevs.breaking(STvs.NormalBlow?Editors).
XPValue:unknown

ShortSwordofSevering
Type:Shortsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Amagicswordwithnoplussesnormally,butiseffectiveagainstinanimateobjects.Thesword
couldbeusedtoinstantlyseveranyropeorchain,andseveranytentacleortendrilofaplantorrocklikemonster
ontherollofa20.Itcanalsohitanygolemregardlessoftheplussesrequired.
XPValue:unknown

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ShortysRevenge
<Rob>

Shiningsilverwithanetchedimageofahalflingstandingatopagiantontheblade
Type:Shortsword+1,+3vs.mansized,+4vs.large,+5vs.anythinglarger
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Background:Around500yearsagotherewasahalflingwizardwhostoodaround3tall.Thosewhoknewhim
calledhimShorty,forobviousreasons.Shortygotsofedupwithbeingmadefunofbecauseofhisheighthehad
hisfriendGaharil(aDwarvenfriendofhis)forgehimaspecialshortsword. Shortythentookthesword,and
enchanteditwithspellsthatactedagainstsize. Shortynevergottousehisswordthough,forshortlyafterhe
enchantedtheitemhewaskilledwhileexperimentingwithanEnlargespell,hewascrushedinhisownlaboratory.
(InourcampaignLuthien,thedruid,cameacrossthisswordandgaveittohisfriendErd,arenegadekobold,who
becameknownasErdtheGiantSlayer)
Notes: Halflingwizard??? Musthavebeenaspecialcase,halflingsarentnormallyallowedtousemagic.
Editors
XPValue:unknown

SilverSword
<Aaron Miaullis>
Acompletelynormalshortsword,exceptfortwofeatures:it'smadeofsolidsilver,andit'sindestructible.
Type:Shortsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Background:Completelyandutterlyindestructible,unlessyouwanttogototheextremesofartifactdestruction
methods.Whileithasnootherbonuses,itisconsideredmagical.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofBladeBarrier

<Scott Spetalnik: scotts@fonorola.com>


Type:Shortsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Majorpowers:Basically,itisashortsword,withalltheproperties(weight,size,weaponspeed,damage...)ofa
normalshortsword.Ithasnoplusses,butitismagical,soifyouarefightingsomethingthatneedeithersilveror
magic(forexample)tohit,youcouldsuccessfullyusethesword.Itsspecialpropertyisthatyoucanthrowitand
causeaBladeBarriertoappear.TheBladeBarrierisexactlylikethespell,butalltheparticularsthatarebasedon
"caster's level" are based on thrower's level (casting of a different sort...). When the spell expires the sword
reappearsonthegroundwherethebarrierwascentered.Theideabehindisthatthesworditselfmovesatagreat
velocityratherthancausingbladesofforcetocomeintoexistence.
Thereisnolimitonitsuse,exceptthatthemagiceventuallywillwearoff.Itisgreatinafight,exceptthatyou'll
probablydon'twanttorunawayandleaveitbehind.
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XPValue:unknown

SwordofHorus
<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>
Type:Shortsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisshortswordisdweomeredwithapermanentglobeofinvulnerabilityaroundit.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofKas

<pfrey@drew.bitnet>
(Note:ThesepowersshouldbekeptsecretbytheDM...seeHintsonPlay,below)
Type:Artifactorrelic;Shortsword+6,defender*
INT:15
Ego:19
Alignment:CE
Communication:Telepathy(evenwhennotheld)
Primarypowers:

Slaysopponentupto15HDonanunadjusted18orhigher(nosave).

Totalimmunityfromcold(whenheld).

Double damage against all creatureswhichare from aplane other thanthePrime Material (but only
normaldamagewhenonanyplaneotherthanthePrimeMaterial).

Protection+2(whenheld).

Firegiantstrength(STR:22+4/+10)(whenheld).
Minorpowers:

Animatedead(1figurebytouch)7/week.

Darkness(5',10',or15'radius)3/day.

ImprovedInvisibility3/day.

Knowalignment(whenheld)1/day
Majorpowers: Regeneration2hp/round(butnotifkilled.Also,seebelow)
HintsonPlay:
Untiltheuserconsciouslyacceptstheswordbycommittinghimselftothewaysofchaoticevil,theswordwill
notlettheusereverknowaboutthefollowingabilities:
*+6defender:tellhim/heronlythatitisa+4defender,buttaketherestintoconsiderationduringcombat.
Protection+2:simplytakethisintoaccountwhenbeingstruck
Slayopponentupto15HD:simplytellthemthattheystruckanincredibleblowandtheopponentisslain.
Firegiantstrength:simplytakethisintoaccountwhenthecharacterstrikesanopponent.
Regeneration2hp/round:secretlyaccumulatethehitpointsregainedsincebeingdamaged,uptotheamountof
damagesuffered.Whenthewieldergetsdamagedinthefuture,thisamountissubtracted,andhe/shetakesno
damage(note:thequazit'sregenerativepowersareconferredthroughtheswordandChriswillgainadditional
pointsusedtowardsnextwound.Thishealingalsocausesundeadfleshtoappeararoundthewound).Excesshit
pointsarecarriedovertowardsthenextwound.Whenanamountequaltothedamagesufferedisreached,this
totalisstoredaspotentialforthenextwound.Ofcourse,thisassumesthatenoughtimewillpassinorderto
regenerate.Seeaboveforalldetails.

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Doubledamagevs.creaturesfromotherplanes:donottellhim/herthispower.Simplytakeitintoaccountduring
combatwithsuchcreatures.
Immunityfromcold:wheneverhe/sheisholdingtheblade,tellthecharacterthathe/shesomehowdidnottake
damagefromthecold(he/shewasoutoftheareaofeffect,anarmprotectedhim/her,etc.).Whenthecharacter
doesenteracoldenvironment,tellhim/herhe/shedoesnotfeelcoldwheneverhe/sheholdstheblade.Bythat
time,he/shemayhavefallenpreytothesword.Remember:thecharactermustbeholdingtheswordtogainthe
benefitsofthispower.Ifitisathis/herbelt,itwillnotwork.Thiswillforcehim/hertoalwayscarrythesword
duringcoldadventures,thuspreventinghim/herfromcastingspells.But,sincetheswordalwaysseemstobe
workingandspellsnot,thenhe/shewillnotmindthisandalwaysattackwiththeswordwhenitadviseshim/her.
Asaresult,theswordwillappearas:+4defender,telepathic,knowalignment,anddarknessofvaryingradiuses.
Purpose:tofulfillthequest.Givesextraexperiencepoints.Haspowerstorewardhim/herwith.Itwillnotrevealits
intelligence,ego,oralignment,asitwilltelltheuserthatthisisinsultingtoask.Itwillsay,indignantly,thatitis
exceptionally intelligent and very proud of this fact (truth). It will know telepathically the alignment of the
possessorandtakeitforitsownalignment(lie!).
Sideeffects:
1) Yearningforitemforcespossessortoneverbeawayfromtheitemformorethan1dayifatallpossible:tellthe
userthatsomethingterriblewillhappeniftheswordisnotkeptwithhim/heratalltimes.Examples:thepowers
oftheswordwillnolongerfunctionwithhim/her,itwillbemadandjealousandhatehim/her,itmightbelost,
anothermighttake/stealit,etc.Feedthepossessorallsortsofideastocausehim/hertobeparanoid.
2) ItemhaspowertoaffectitspossessorwhenaPrimaryPowerisusedifthepossessorhasnotfollowedthe
alignmentorpurposesoftheartifact.Thisistricky.Ifthecharacterisnotkillingmonstersoractingchaotic,it
willthreatentotakeawayitspower(seealsoseveralparagraphsbelow).Ifthecharacterdoesnotfollowits
"advice",theswordwillalsothreaten.
3) The item is powerless against and hates most sylvan creatures and all rangers. Sylvan creatures include:
Brownies,Centaurs,Chimeras,Cockatrices,Dryads,ForestElves(thoseinthepartyareHighandGreyElves,
butmakesureofwhattheyareimmediately!),Griffins,Harpies,Hippogriffs,Manticores,Pegasi,Perytons,
Pixies,Satyrs,Sprites,Stags,Sylphs,andUnicorns.Againstthese,NONEofitsspecialpowerswillwork.Ifany
ofthesecreaturescomewithin100feet/yardsofthesword,itwillbecomea+10shortsword(note:notof
defending)andbothitsegoandintelligencewillincreaseto20.Itwillforcethepossessortoattack.
Intheabovecase,thereisa25%chancethattheswordwillrevealitselfforwhatitis.Ifitdoesrevealitself,
allpowerswillbecomeevidenttothepossessor,andifthesumofitsnewego,intelligence,andplus(+10)is
greater than thesum of thepossessor's intelligence, wisdom, and charisma, it will possess the user. If the
possessor'ssumisgreater,he/shegetsasavingthrowversusmagicwitha+1bonusforeverypointhis/hersum
isabove that ofthesword(thisistheonlyadjustment he/she gets).Ifthecharacter fails,he/shebecomes
possessed.Ifthecharactersucceeds,he/shegetstheoptionofcastingitawayoracceptingit.Acceptingitresults
inhis/herpossession.Acharacterpossessedcanonlybesavedbyadeity.Theyarenotlikelytointervene,
however.
4) Thisisthemostdeadlysideeffectofall.6turnsaftertheswordisfirstusedincombat,soastothrowoff
rightfulsuspicion,whenevertheusertakesdamage,he/shewillbeadverselyaffectedbytheregenerativepower
oftheitem.Theflesharoundthewoundwillappearghastly.Itwillbepaleandveryunattractive.Hopefully,the
partywillattributetheeffecttotheweaponorpowerofthecreatureattackinghim/her.Thefleshisactually
undeadflesh.
Whenhitpointsequalto5timeshis/heramounthavebeenregenerated,he/shewillbecomeanundead
knightofthesamelevelofabilityashis/hermajorprofession.Thecharacterwillbechaoticevilifnotalready.
Untilthispoint,thepercentagethathe/shehasbecomeundeadwillbecomequiteevident.Ifdivineinformation
issought,thefactthatitisundeadfleshwillberevealed,butnotthesourceofthischange(thesword).Such
changeispermanent andcannotbereversedexcept throughtheremovalofthesword.Ifitisremovedthe
effectswillnolongercontinue.Allnewdamagewillberemovedfromthisundeadfleshandhealedasnormal
flesh.Wishandothersimilarspellscanreversetheprocess.Aregeneratespellwillcurethefleshasifitwas
damage.Asthisdiseaseprogresses,thereisacumulativepercentagethathe/shewillbecomeCE.Eachtimean
amountofhitpointsequaltohis/heroriginalamountisregenerated,thereisa20%chanceofthecharacter
becomingCE.Thisiscumulative,sothatbythetime4timeshasbeenreached,itisunlikelythathe/shecan
resist.Assoonashe/shebecomesCEduetothiseffect,theundeaddiseaseinstantlycreepsoverhis/herentire
body.Thepossessor'scharismaalsotemporarilysuffers.Untilhe/shebecomesCE,his/hercharismadrops3
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points, until acharisma of3isreached, for every timethe hit points regenerated matches his/her original
amount.Whenhe/shebecomesCE,his/hercharismainstantlybecomes19:theegoofthesword.Bodyodoralso
becomesafactorwiththisdisease.Itisveryfaintandsmellsofdeadflesh.Note:thepossessorcannotbeturned
untilhe/shehascompletelybecomeundead.Thecharactercanthenbeturnedasaspecialmonster.He/shecan
turngoodclericsathis/herlevelofability.
5) Anothersideeffectoftheswordisthatitwillcauseallmagiccastbytheuseragainsthis/heropponent(s)tobe
ineffective.Forexample,alightningboltcastbytheuserwilldonodamage.Ahealspellonacompanion,asit
isnotbeingusedagainsthis/herenemies.Also,otherweaponsthatthepossessorusewillneverhit.Thesetwo
effectsarecausedbytheswordsoastobecometheonlyweaponhe/sheuses.
Background:
Theswordwillselectthemostgreedyandcorruptibleplayertopossess.Theswordwillallowitspowerstobe
learnedslowly.Meanwhile,itwillcorruptthecharacteranddrawhim/hertoitsalignment.Whenfound,itappears
asashortsword.Thepartywillnotlikelyaskwhatitlookslikeindetail,sodonotgiveanydetails.Ifintherare
occasionthatsomeoneasks,bevague,Itappearstobeanordinaryshortsword;itisthinandofadullgraymetal.
Itisverysharp.Ithasaninscriptiononit:AbyssSlicer.Itradiatesafaintmagicifdetectedfor.Theinscription
wasputtherebyOrcusandwillfadewhenitstruenatureismadeknown.
Theswordwillfeelcoldandlifelessinthehandsofanythatdonotclaimitastheirown.Itwillpulsewithmagic
inthehandoftheonewhodoesclaimit.Theswordwilltelltheuserthatitwassentby(his/hergod)toslicethe
Abyss,wheninrealityitistheslicerfortheAbyss.
TheSwordofKaswillknowoftheparty'squestboththroughOrcusandthroughitstelepathicabilities.Itwill
telltheoneitpossessesthatitfounditswaytohim/herthrough(his/hergod)andthathe/sheshouldkeepthissecret
nomatterwhat!Thecharactershouldnotrevealthesword'sspecialpurposesorabilitiestoanyone.He/sheshould
usetheswordinbattleandconsultwithitwheneverhe/shecan.
Trynottoarouseanysuspicionwhatsoever!Assoonasitseemsthattheswordispushingtoohard,letoffa
little.Itwillalwaysdefenditsactionsthroughtheaboveexplanation.Orcushasplantedthisasaseedofdestruction
withintheparty;hedoesnotwanthisplanstocometoanendprematurely.Ofcourse,theswordhasideasofits
ownanddoesnotliketobeusedbyOrcus.Itwillbideitstime,butitwillbehardpressedtodoso.Ifitisrevealed
prematurely,itisduetoitsimpatience.Besideswantingitspossessortokill,itwillalsowantitsusertotakeas
muchtreasureandmagicitemsashe/shecan.Itwillpromptthecharactertobemoregreedy,tellinghim/herhe
needsittobemorepowerful.Infact,theswordwillpushallactionsthatmakethepossessormorechaoticandevil.
Ifthepossessorisathief,itwillsuggesttohim/hertoperformmorebackstabs,morepickpocketing,moretaking
oftreasurewhennoneislooking.Theswordwillimprovetheusersthiefabilitiesby25%ifusedforthepowersof
chaosandevil,andpenalizebythesameamountwhennot.Thethiefshouldnotbeawareofthis.Thisissothat
afterawhile,thethiefwilltendtoexercisehismoresuccessfulpractices.Whenevertheuserdoesactmorechaotic
andevil,theswordwilltelepathicallycongratulatehim/her,promisingmorerewardsintermsofitspowers.The
possessedcharacterwillbecomecrafty,quiet,andwithdrawn.He/shewillnolongerparticipateintheconversation.
Instead,he/shewillfollowpartycue,waitingforanopportunity.Whenitpresentsitself,he/shewillcutthethroats
of his opponents while they sleep. He/she will use the sword's powers to their fullest and kill everyone and
everything.Whenthecharacteristhroughwitha16weekbingeofkillingeverything(duringthistimetheplusof
theswordincreasesto+10),he/shewillsummonOrcusandbecomehischiefhenchmen.Theswordwillactasa
gatethroughwhichtheyandalltheirminionscanenterthePrimeMaterialPlane.He/shewillruletheplanewhen
Orcusisaway.ThecharacterwillbecometheequivalentofaDukeofHell.
Assoonasthecharactertakestheswordashis/herown,he/shehaslostthesupportofhis/herdeity.Thesword
andOrcuswillpreventthepossessorfromknowingthelossofhis/herdeity.Ifthepossessorcallsuponhis/her
deity,theswordandOrcuswillanswerhis/hercallinthedeitysname,pretendingtobethatdeity.Wherebefore
the deity was inactive with the possessor, now messages will come to the possessor in such forms as
inspirationsanddreams.Orcuswillknoweverythingaboutthepartyaslongastheswordiswiththem.Ifthe
characterpossessesafamiliar,aquazitwillreplaceit.Thequazitwillbepolymorphedtoappearexactlylikethe
previousone.ThefamiliarwillbackupallmessagessentbyOrcusandsendsimilarmessagestosupportthoseof
thesword.
Theuserwillalwaysbedetectedashis/heroriginalalignmentuntilhe/shebecomesCE.
Chaotic evil spells cast by a character of over 15 thlevel do have a percentage chance of detecting his/her
changingalignment.Onlyacommunebyaclericofover15 thlevelwilldiscernthetruenatureofthesword.The
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage135

swordhasawayofalteringcommunespellsseekingitsnaturedirectly,upto15 thlevelofspells.Ifaverydirect
questionisaskedregardingthesword,suchas,"Isthepossessorofthisswordactinginawaythathe/shewouldnot
believe10yearsago?"mightwork.Thenagain,itmightnot.Thispercentageis10%chanceperlevelofcaster
above15th.Ifacharacterfailstodetectit,heorshedoesnothaveachanceofsuccessfuldetectionuntilheorshe
attainsahigherlevel.Simplytellthemthattheydonotdetecthis/heralignmenttobeanydifferentthanbefore.
Paladins'detectevilalsoappliestotheserestrictionsandisconsideredat2levelsbelowtheirlevelasapaladin.As
soonasthecharacteropenlyactsCE,thepaladinswilldetectanevilsogreatthatitwillstunthemfor15rounds
unlesstheymakeasaveversuswandsat5.
Theswordwillespeciallypushtheusertokillhelplessvictims,sayingthatitwilloffermorepowers.Ifasked
whyitliedaboutitspowerstobeginwith,itwilldefendhimselfbysayingthatitdoesnotwantthepossessorto
becometoopowerful.
Informthepossessorthat,byusingthissword,he/shewillgainmoreexperiencepoints.Thisisanotherlieofthe
sword.
WhenusedagainsttheminionsofOrcus,Itwillmisseverystrikeanddrawattentiontelepathicallytotheparty.
TheminionsofOrcusandwillalwaysknowofthesword'spresence.
Whencommunicating,theswordshouldrefertohimselfandtheuseraswe.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofdefenderpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofLoCate

<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>


Aquitepotentenchantedshortswordmadebyadiviner.
Type:Shortsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Grantstheusera+1toIntelligencecheckswhenheld.
Minorpowers:

DetectEvilorGood10'Radius

DetectMagic10'Radius

DetectSecretDoors5'Radius

DetectInvisibility10'Radius
Majorpowers:Perhapsitsmostpowerfulabilityandknownlegendarypoweristheabilityto LocateObjectonce
amonthatthe50thlevelofability!
Background:Itonlyhasanintelligenceof12butanegoof20!Thoseittakesoverwillconstantlytrytoseekout
knowledgeofanysort!Fromreadingbooksinlibrariesfordaystopouringoverscrollsformonths.
XPValue:unknown

SwordoftheNight
<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>
Type:Shortsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none

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Primarypowers: Theseshortswordsareenchantedwiththeabilitytocastforthanareaofdarknessof5'25'
radius,butofasortsothatthewieldercanseewithinitasperlightingconditionswithoutthisdarkness.(i.e.ifitis
alreadydark,thisisnotgonnahelp)
XPValue:unknown

SwordofNobility

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>


Thewielderofthisornateshortswordbecomesaloof,slightlyvain,andgainsasenseofrefineryandetiquette.It
isa+1/+1tohit/damagesword,anditsbladeiskeenandwellbalanced.
Type:Shortsword+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primary powers: The eldritch spirits which inhabits theblade will aidthe wielder insporting events, social
functions,andthelike,thusmakingthepersonproficientinnoblepursuitssuchasridinglandbased,jousting,
etiquette,fencing,flirting,andthelike.Thebladewillalwaysaidthewieldertostandoutamongthecrowd,and
tobecomethelifeofanyparty.
Background:Thisswordisthefamilyheirloomofanancientandroyalelvenbloodlinewhosenamesakehasbeen
buriedinthepast.
XPValue:unknown

UnderSwords,The

<Donald F. Zbikowski: dfz@erols.com>


Themagicalenchantedshortswordsaremadeofstainlesssteelbondedtitaniumandcontinuallythrowofftiny,
brightwhitesparkswhennotsheathed.Theblades,whendrawn,createaslightburningozonesmellaroundthem.
Type:Shortsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Doesdoublenormaldamage(212/216)againstallopponentsduetocontainedelectricalcharge.

Doestriplenormaldamage(318)againstorcsandorogs.
Minorpowers:WieldercancastaLightningBoltonce/dayatwill.
Background: These magicallyelectricbladeswerebuiltbyelvestodefeat theorcishtribesundertheruleof
Anastasia.
Notes:Nobonusestohit,butthedoubledamageasaregularattackmakesthisapowerfulweapon.Itcouldbea
gamekillerinthehandsofhigherlevelcharacterswhohavelowTHAC0sanyway,butingeneral,itsanitemany
characterwoulduseandkeep.Editors
XPValue:unknown

WoodenSword
<Brian A. Rollins: barollins@aol.com>
Type:Shortsword+2
INT:none
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Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisshortswordismadeofenchantedwoodandpassesthroughallnonmagicalmetalasifit
didnotexist.Thereforeallmetalarmorsdonotcountintheopponentsarmorclass.Thisspecialwoodisimmune
tonormalfires.Itcaninstantlybedestroyedbywarpwood.
XPValue:unknown

Swords
Thisbroadcategoryofbladesencompassesswordsthatmayappearinmorethanoneformandsubmissions
fromauthorswhofailedtoincludetheswordtypeintheirdescriptions.Anycorrectionsfromauthorsandplayers
arewelcome.Wewillrecategorizeanybladewereceiveanupdatefor.TheEditors

AllOverFlameBrand
<Steve Linton: sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk>
ThisisanormalflameBrand,exceptthefactthatthewholeswordisaffected,includingthehilt!

AllOverFrostBrand

<Steve Linton: sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk>


Thisisanormalfrostbrand*,exceptthefactthatthewholeswordisaffected,includingthehilt!
Notes:*Seedescriptionoffrostbrandpowers,page7.Editors

AllOverPoisonSword

<Steve Linton: sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk>


Thisswordcontinuouslyoozespowerfulcontactpoisonoverthewholesword,includingthehilt!

AntiMagicSword
<Steve Linton: sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk>
AswordthathitsONLYthingshitonlybymagicalweapons.

BastardSword

<kmhk@maristb>
Literally,sword+3vs.bastards(thosewhosefathersarenotknown).

BattleBlade
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
Type:Sword(unknown)+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
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Primarypowers:EachBattleBladeismerelya+1weaponbutwhenitstrikesafoeitdrainshimorheroftheir
knowledgeofbattle,tactics,weaponuse,etc.Ingametermsthistranslatestothewieldergainingexperienceequal
totheamountofdamagedone.Certaincriticalswillgivemoreexperienceandsuch.
Background:TherearemanyBattleBladesthatwereforgedbyhalfelvesdogivethemanedgeintheworldofa
prejudicesocietyandforwhentheywereinmasswars.
XPValue:unknown

BeltynnsSwords

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>


Thesebladesvaryindifferentsizesandshapes.
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Majorpowers: Ona17orbetterattackroll,theswordwillcasta BeltynnsBurningBlood spelluponafoe,
inflicting5d5additionalHPofdamageifasavingthrowisfailed.
XPValue:unknown

BlidaSword(SwordofGod)
Theguardandhiltofthisswordaregoldenwithasculptedheartcenteredonthemeetingoftheblade,guard,and
hilt.Initsevilform,theheartcenterpiecedevelopsajaggedredcrackthatconstantlydripsblood.
Type:Sword(unknown)+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thisblademayonlybewieldedbypaladins.Initsevilform(SeeCursesbelow),theswordmayonlybe
wielded by antipaladins, if such a class exists (DMs discretion), otherwise by singleclass fighters
(championsofevil).

Sworddoes1d12damage+2(+3vs.evil)/levelofwielder.
Curses:

Theswordsalignmentrelatedpowersreverse(allreferencestogoodarechangedtoevil)iftheblade
fallsintothehandsofhigherlevelfreewilledundead(vampires,liches,etc...)formorethan24hours.The
reversalcanbeundoneifapaladinregainsandretainsownershipofthebladefor24hours.
Cursesforgoodalignedsword:
Theswordwillnotattackanyopponentunlessthatopponentattacksthewielderfirst.
Thefirstroundofanyattackonanyopponentmustbespentbythepaladininanattempttomake
peacewithhis/heradversary.
Theswordwillnotattackanycreatureofgoodalignment,0levelcharacters/civilians,ortrueneutral
animals.
Cursesforevilalignedsword:
Thewielderautomaticallychargesanynonevil,nonanimal,non0levelcharacterhecomeswithin
50of,regardlessofpersonaldanger,opponentstrength,orcurrenthealth.
Thewielderisforcedtotauntopponents(SeeCursebelow)he/sheseeswithinearshotbutmorethan
50away,attemptingtomakethemattackhimorcomewithin50(SeepreviousCurse).

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Theswordwillnotattackanycreatureofevilalignment,0levelcharacters/civilians,ortrueneutral
animals.

Background: ThispowerfulbladeforgoodorevilwasforgedwithHolyEmeraldsandthepowerofthedeity
Falis.
Notes:Obviouslythisbladewillbecovetedbypaladinsandprotectedwiththeirlives.Thisbladewouldmakean
excellentitemtocenteranadventureon!Editors
XPValue:unknown

CaneSword
<Brother Tyrus: C9108613@cc.newcastle.edu.au>
Thisswordappearstobesimplyawalkingcane,withthehandlehavingagnarledknobattheend.
Type:Canesword(suggestMaingauchestatsEditors)+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Examiningthecanewhentheswordisnotdrawndoesnotrevealanyseamswhatsoever.Upon
utteringacommandword,thebladecanbepulledfromthesword.
XPValue:unknown

Catchsword
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Inarealisticswordfightthefirstgoodstabistheend,sothisisn'tordinarilyused.Butifyou
assumetheRambointerpretationofhitpoints,thenhighlevelcharacterscangetstabbedandhardlycare.Tomake
themcare,attachtwospringloadedswivelingextensionsattheendofasword.Whenitenterstheopponent'sflesh,
theyswivelout,thenlockintoplaceopposingoneanothersothattheswordcannotbepulledloose,andcontinues
tohurtlikeHell.Whenwieldedincombinationwithalongerweapon(orshoulditbelongandbeusedwitha
shorterweapon?Comments?)thisgivestheunluckyvictimaheavypenaltytoAC,whilethewieldertakesaminor
penalty(6and2,perhaps?).Italsocontinuestodosmallamountsofdamageeachturn(1d2)Thevictim can,if
he/shewants,trytopullloose:giveaStrengthcheck,thenassessthevaluerolledonthecheckinhitpointsif
he/shesucceedsornot!
XPValue:unknown

ColdIntellectSword
<fhgaa99@blekul11>

Author'snote:thesearethestatsforTheColdIntellectandaswordforgedfromitsremains.Theswordusesalot
ofthecapacitiesoftheCIsoI'mprovidingyouwithitsstatsalso.
ColdIntellect
ThereareseveraldegreesofColdIntellects.Consciousnessstartsfromanintelligenceof16andthenslowly
growsto20.Statsvaryaccordingtoitsintelligence.ThoseofINT16arealwaysfirstmentioned,thenfollowthe
statsofINT17,andsoon.
AC:43210
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Move:20'(floating)
HitDice:45+16+27+38+4
No.ofattacks:1
Damage/attack:
1d6(crushingdamage)
2d8(whencharging)
Specialattacks:Lightningseebelow
Specialdefense:Immunityseebelow
INT:variable(1617181920)
Alignment:
mostareNeutral
afewareCN,LN,NG,NE
a(rare)exceptionisLG,LE,CG,CE
Size:hollowsphereof3'diameter
Psionics:variablewithINT(100150200250300)
Attack/Defensemodes:
INT16:
a,c/g,i
INT1718: a,c,e/g,i,j
INT1920: all/all
Abilities:Domination,ESP,Telepathy
Specialabilities:
Levitation(tokeepitfloating)
EnergyControl
(Specialabilitiesrequirenopsioniccostbutceasetofunctionwhenpsionicabilityiszero)
TheColdIntellectisasleek,darkpink,metalball.Themetalisofunknownoriginandkeepstheenergyinthe
hollowsphere.Whenitgainscontroloveranarea(nootherhighlyintelligentmortalcreaturesleft)itsettlesdown.
Itlivessolitaryandspendshugeamountsoftimeonthinkingandcontrollingitsinnerenergyfluxes(adecadeis
normal.)Whenithasrefineditsenergystructure(andthemetal aroundit),itgrowsinintelligence andgains
additionalpowers.Itshitpointsareameasureofthequalityofthemetal.Howbetter,howmoreblowsthesphere
cansustainbeforeittearsapart.Shouldthishappentheenergyisdissipatedandtheintellectisutterlydestroyed.A
CIfeedsonthethermalenergyaroundit,henceitiscold.
ACIcanreleasestrokesoflightningatwill.An16INTCIhasasurplusenergyof18d6andiscapableof
releasingitinstrokesofminimum1d6andmaximum6d6.
17INTCIhas21d6max.strokeof7d6
18INTCIhas24d6max.strokeof8d6
19INTCIhas27d6max.strokeof9d6
20INTCIhas30d6max.strokeof10d6
Itcanreleaseonlyonestrokeperround.Thusa20CIisabletoreleasea1d6strokefor30roundsor2d6strokes
for15rounds,andsoon...
Rechargingcanonlytakeplaceaftercombat.Exception:lightningboltswillbecompletelyabsorbedandits
numberofdiceaddedtothesurplus.ACIisimmunetocoldbasedeffects(duetotheguardingmetal).
Firebasedeffects:
Savingthrowfailed:Halfthefiredicewillbeconvertedandaddedtothesurplus.Theotherhalfisdeductedfrom
thehitpoints.
Savingthrowsucceeded:3/4ofthediceisaddedtothesurplus.1/4damage.Excessenergywillflowtotheearth
(andisnotstored).
TheColdIntellectSword
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:base5,butvaries(seePrimarypowers)
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers(varieswithswordsINT):
Inthebeginningtheswordisasfollows:

+2tohit/+2todamage
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+4todamageagainstfireelectricityusingcreatures.Damagefromsuchcreatureswillbeaddedtothe
energystore.Ratiois6HPfor1d6.Truncateexcesses.
Wieldercanuselightningboltswithamaximumof4d6fromaenergystoreof12d6.Normalrecharging
(withoutbonusesfromdamageandattacks)isdoneonceaday.

Thebladeisextremelycold,andprecautionsshouldbetakenwhilewielding(e.g.RingofResistColdinthehilt,
aspecialenchantedscabbard,etc.).Wheneverthewieldermakesasavingthrowagainstlightning,allenergywill
bestoredintheswordasasurplus.Excessenergyistruncated.Whenhe/shedoesn't,he/shetakeshalfdamage,
whiletherestisabsorbed.
Duetotheforgingprocess,thequalityofthemetalisreducedtoitsloweststate.However,itscapacitytostore
energyremains.ThesparkoflifethatoncecreatedtheCIisstillpresent.Whenatohitscoreof20isrolled
(modifiedornot)againstahighlyintelligentcreature(e.g.amage)theswordwillsapanintelligencepointfrom
theirtarget(permanently)andaddittohisownintelligence.Decideforyourselfwhattheeffectsareonthevictim:
lossofspells,etc.Theswordstartsfromanintelligenceof5.Whenithasreachedanintelligenceof18anotherCI
willbeborn.Onceithasintelligence16,theCIneedstodrain5intelligencepointstogainonepointofintelligence
foritself(i.e.itwillneedtodrain5INTptstogetto17andanother5togetto18):
INT1015:

+2tohitagainstnormalcreatures.
+3tohit/+4todamageagainstfireelectricityusingcreatures.
Swordhasempathy.

INT16:

Trueconsciousnessisnowpresent.
+2tohitnormally.
+4tohitagainstfireelectricityusingcreatures.
Damageabsorptionratiois5hpfor1d6.
Swordhastelepathy.
Lightningboltsarethesamefora16CI.
Savingthrowsagainstfire:
success: Wieldertakesnodamage.Halfthedamageisabsorbedinthesword.
failure:Wieldertakeshalfdamage,1/4absorbedinsword.

INT17:

Levitationuponwielder,whennicelyasked(onceaday).
Lightningboltsasthe17CI.
+3oninitiative(theswordhasbecomealmostweightless).

INT18:

Fullpsionicpowersofan18CIaregained(butonlytheswordcanusethem,the
wielderhastoaskforit).
Damageabsorptionis4hpfor1d6
Lightningboltsasthe18CI

Theswordhasnowfullpowersandwilldecideuponitsgoalinlife.Notethatithasnotruerevengefeelings,
sincethelivingCIisanotherbeingthantheonethatwaskilled.However,itmayhavebadfeelingsaboutthefact
thatoneofhiskindwaskilled.
Shoulditdecidetostayasword,itshallalwaysremainonINT18,butitcandrinkintellectbydrainingpoints
(whichisakindofdrug).Notethatitwillbealwayshatefulagainstintelligentcreatures,sinceitseesthemas
rivals.
Shoulditdecidetobecomeasphere,itlosesthedrainingcapacity,butcanbecomeapowerful20CI.Whenit
choosesthesphere,itwillaskthewieldertoleaveitbehindinasecludedspace.Whenthewielderrefuses,itwill
useallhisforcestomakehim/herdosoandafterwardsdestroyhim/her.Evenwhenthewielderagrees,thechance
ofbeingkilledishigh,unlesstheswordisassured(byESPforexample)ofthewielder'sloyalty.Thisisbecause
theconversionfrombladetosphereisadelicateprocessandtheCIwishesnointrusion.
Finalnote: feelfreetochangethechanceofdrainingINTpointsand/ortheratioofdrainingINTpoints.The
purposewastheswordshouldgrowalonginlevelasitswielder,untilafinalconfrontationoccurs.
XPValue:unknown

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CopycatBlade

<jcrowley@wheatnma.bitnet>
Atfirstthisswordwillappeartobetrash,ithasnoblade,butit'saperfectlygoodhilt.Ifthehiltisgrasped,
however,andacommandwordsaid,thepowerofthebladeismadeknown.
Type:Sword(unknown)+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Bytouchingthehiltorthebladetoanysubstance,andusingthecommandword,abladeforthe
swordcomesintoexistencemadeofthesamematerialasthattouched.Therefore,holdingthebladeuptoafire
wouldproduceaburningblade.Astonebladewouldbeinvulnerabletorustmonstersandsuch,abladeofholy
water (holy ice) would do appropriate damage against demons. Note that the magic can copy gold, silver,
platinum,diamonds,etc.,butbreakingoffthebladetousetherawmaterialascurrencyruinsthemagicofthe
sword.
XPValue:unknown

CowardSword
Type:Cursedsword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common
Primarypowers:Thisappeartobeamagicallongsword,butwheneveracharactertriestousetheswordagainst
amonsterwhoselevelisgreaterthantheplusofthesword,theswordwillscreamOhshit!andputitselfbackin
itssheath.Theswordwillnotcomeoutofitssheathuntilthemonsterisnolongerwithinstrikingdistance.The
swordiscursedsothatthecharacterwhogetsitwillthinkitisthebestswordintheworldandwillnevergetridof
itnomatterhowmanytimesitgetshim/herbeatupand/orkilled.Theonlywaytofreeyourselfofthesword's
curseistotouchittoaVacuousHoleorthelikeortohavea20thlevelclericremovecurse.
XPValue:unknown

CrystalBlades,The(StormBlades)
<a_copeab@ccsvax.sfasu.edu>
Eachsword'sbladeismadeofGlassteeledAdamantite,hencethenames.Incombat,thebladedarkenstoamisty
blackcolor(hencetheothername,StormBlades).
Type:Swords(9total,seebelow)+3

4longswords Extremes(LG,CG,LE,CE)

2broadswords NeutralGoodandNeutralEvil

2shortswords LawfulNeutralandChaoticNeutral

1twohandedsword
Neutral(Pure)
INT:16
Ego:16
Alignment:Varies(seeTypeabove)
Communication:Common,Alignment(persword),2randombyDM(buttheymaynotbedragon,demon,devil,
titan,etc.)
Primarypowers:

DetectLaw/Chaos(30'radius).
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DispelMagic(@wielderslevel,2/day).
Minorpowers:

LightningBolt(8HD;1/day;360'range).

Invisibility(onwielder/sword;3/day).
Majorpowers:

BecomeEthereal(owner/gearaffected;1/dayatwill).

Noplusseslostastheswordsgotootherplanes.
Background:Althoughthepersonalityofeachswordisdifferentdependingonitspreferredalignment(andeach
hasitsownuniquename,aswell),themagicalabilitiesoftheswordsarethesame.
Notes:Anicesetofbladestobuildalargeadventurearound.Alittlemorebackgroundonthemwouldhavebeen
nice,buttheDMcanmakethisupforhis/herowngroup.TheDMshouldalsoinvestsometimeincreatingmore
detaileddescriptionsoftheblades.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Daryo

<crit@acusd>
NOTE:ForusewithSpelljammer...
Type:Sword(unknown)+1
INT:19
Ego:6
Alignment:neutralgood
Communication:Empathy
Primarypowers:

Automaticallyrefreshespersonalair(1/hr).

Detectsspelljammingactivitywithin1,500millionmiles,ORdetectsthelargestbodywithin3,000million
milesassumingatleastanEarthlikebodyexists(2/day).

Allowsforflight(at36",1hr/day,classB).
XPValue:unknown

DemonSlayer(DevilBane)
<Sir Jiles: jmccoy@asntsu.asn.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)+5,vorpal*vs.devilsordemons
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Swordisvorpalonlyagainstdemonsanddevils.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofvorpalpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

DemonSlicer
<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>
Thiselvenbladeisdelicate,long,andextremelywellbalanced.Thebladeismadeofblackcoldironononeside
andissilveredgedontheother, whilethehandleitselfismadeofcarvedadamantium. Darkelvenrunesare
engraveduponthelengthoftheblade,whichglowsbloodredinthedarkness.
Type:Sword(unknown)
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INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thebladedetectsextra planar creaturesofevilalignment within100footdistance,andwillbeginto


vibrateandpointtowardsthegeneraldirectionoftheotherworldlyentity.

Whileitpossessesnobonusestohitordamage,theswordcanaffectanycreaturerequiringa+toaffectit.

Thebladewilldodoubledamagetosuchcreaturesasdemons,imps,daemons,andthelike. Ifsucha
creatureisstruckbythissworditmustmakeasavevs.SpellorsufferfromaSpiritWrackspell(onanatural
20).
Background: Thisswordwasforgedbyadrownoblewhofearedtreacheryfromthedemonsthepriestessesof
LolthoftconjuredfromtheAbyss.
XPValue:unknown

DemonSwordofYargash,The
<Steve Ferguson: steve@mwpc.mcit.med.umich.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)+4(recommended,canbe+X)
INT:high,perbalor(seeBackground)
Ego:high,perbalor(seeBackground)
Alignment:ChaoticEvil,butonlyallowslawfulgoodcharacterstowield
Communication:Telepathy(withowneronly)
Primarypowers(recommended,othersperbalorabilitiesatDMsdiscretion):

Detectevil/magic/goodatwill

Dispelmagic.
Minorpowers(recommended,othersperbalorabilitiesatDMsdiscretion):

Flameability(bladeflames,damageamountdeterminedbyDM)

TeleportWithoutError.
Background:
TheDemonSwordofYargashwascreatedhundredsofyearsago,whenaparticularpowerofthelowerplanes
grewangrywithoneofhisbalorservants.Theresult wasthat thebalor,sufferingthewrathofhislord,was
transformedintoasword.Thisweaponwasgiventootherservantstodelivertotheprimematerialplaneandplace
itinthehandsofwhomevertheychose.
Theservants,beingthechaoticonestheywere,chosenotapatronofevil.Rather,theydecidedtoensurethatthe
swordwasfoundbyaknight,aparagonofgoodness.Theythoughtitwouldtormentthebeasttrappedwithinifhe
weretobeusedbyarighteousandlawfulwarriorforthepurposeofgood.Thesword,usingit'stelepathicability
andultimatelysuperiorintelligencewasabletodupeitsowner.Thechaoswhichtheswordcausedwhileinthe
handsofthis'virtuous'knightwasincredible,theknighteverthinkinghewascompletelyinnocent,untilhewas
excommunicatedfromthechurchforhisheinousacts.
Yargash,thebalortrappedwithinthesword,communicatesonlytelepathicallyandonlywithitsowner.Itfinds
greatpleasureinbeingwieldedbylawfulgoodknightsontheroadtopurityandlayingthemlow.Itdoesthis
throughduplicity.Itfirsttellstheknightthatthepowersoftheswordmustremainsecretandthathe(theknight)
mustnottellanyoneofthesword'struemagicalnature.This,accordingtothesword,isbecauseeventheowner's
truestcompanionswouldfalltoinfightingbecauseoftheirdesireforsuchapowerfulweapon(thatisbullunless
theyarealreadypredisposedtodosoasisnearlyeverythingelsetheswordtellstheowner).Atsomepointduring
theirinitialencounter,thedemonwilltellitsnewownerthatitcanassisthim/herinachievingunheardofgloryand
honorifonlytheownerwilltrusttheweaponanditspowerwithoutreservation.Aknightwhowillinglyagreesat
thispointisvirtuallydoomed.Thisgivesthedemonfreereigntouseitssuggestionabilityandtheownershould
generallynotreceiveasavingthrow(exceptinactsofcompleteselfdestruction).Theswordwilluseitspowersin
linewiththewielder'sgoalsatfirst.Gradually,itgetsthewieldertomakesmallmoralcompromisesassituations
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage145

preventthemselves.Astimegoesby,withtheassistanceofsuggestions,theswordincreasesthesizeofthesemoral
compromisesuntilthecharacterhascommittedseveralheinouschaoticacts.Ifyourplayerisnotparticularlysharp,
he/shemayevendothesethingswillinglyatthebequestofthesword,notrealizingwhatishappening.
The weapon has a number of powers, all derived from the magical powers of the balor. A particularly
mischievousDMmightgraduallytransformtheownerintoademonhimself.Legendlorespellsshouldrevealthat
allofthepreviousownerswerelawfulgoodknights.Obscurereferencestovaguedownfallsmaybegleanedwith
repeatedsuccessesatdiviningthehistoryoftheitem.Mostnotableamongthepoweristheweapon'sabilityto
burstintoflameasaflametonguesword(althoughnotthesamebonuses).Thisdoessomeamountofadditional
damage(14,16,28,whateveryoudeemappropriate)tocreaturesharmedbyfire.Notethatinnocircumstanceis
thecharacter everincontroloftheweapon.Theweaponchoosesifandwhentousethepowers.Usually,itwill
cooperatewiththecharacter'swishes.Occasionally,itwilluseapowerataninopportunetimetogetthePCinto
trouble.IfthePClaterquestionsit,theswordwillapologizeifitdidanythingwrongandfeignignoranceofproper
behavior.Thiscontinuesuntiltheknightisnolongerinthefavorofhis/herdeityand/orgovernmentandbecomes
anoutcast.Usually,bythistime,eventhemostdaftofplayersfiguresoutwhatisgoingonandseekstodestroythe
sword.
Theonlycreatureswhocanunmaketheweaponaregreaterpowersoftheabyss.Thesword'sgoalistoleadits
owneronagloriousquesttoslaythepowerwhocreatedit.Atthatpoint,Yargashmay(attheDM'soption)take
controloftheownerasahostandtransformhis/herbodyentirelyintoabalordemon.Withoutproperprotections,
thiswilldestroytheknight'sbody.
ThisweaponwillneverovertlythreatenaPC'slife.Asamatteroffact,itisaniceweapon(+4enchantmentin
mygame,youdecidebasedonyours).However,itwillseektocausechaosanddifficultyforitsowner,verysubtly,
ateveryturn.MischievousDM'swantinganicetreatfortheirpowergamerscanhaveagreattimewiththis.Iknow
Ihave.
Asforspecificpowers,pickwhicheveronesofthetan'ariyouwishtouse.Youcanmakeitaspowerfulassuits
yourtaste.Personally,Iusetheflameability,detectevil/magic/good,dispelmagic,andteleportwithouterror.This
ismeanttobeaweaponofgreatpower.Butwithgreatpowercomesgreatresponsibility.MostPC'sforgetthat.
Notes:BeautifulbackgroundwithmanypossibilitiestomoldtheswordtotheDMsneeds.Obviouslymeantfor
higherlevelcharacters,butcouldeasilybeusedinlowerlevelcampaignsasaplotdevice.Editors
XPValue:unknown

DragonChopper

<pfrey@drew.bitnet>
Type:Sword(unknown)+2
INT:11
Ego:19
Alignment:LawfulGood
Communication:Telepathy;alignmenttongueonly
Primarypowers:

Detectevildragons100'radius(glowing).

Tripledamageagainstevildragonsonanatural20.
Background:
Becauseofthenatureofthesword,itcanonlybepossessedbyapaladin,ranger,orLGfighter.
HowDragonChopperfellintothehandsofOrcus:thestoryissimilartothatofFireBiter(seepage103).Its
possessorgrewsoconfidenthesinglehandedlychallengedTiamattoaduel.Tiamatknewofthismiscreantbefore
heevenenteredherplane.Shehadallofherconsortsbesideherinvisible.Thepaladinsensedevil,butbelievedit
tobeTiamataloneaswellasthefactthathewasinHell.Thepaladinrushedtoattackandwasblastedbythe
breathweaponsof6ofeachtypeofdragon.Theremainsofthepaladinwereneverfound.Hisswordmiraculously
survived.Orcustraded6heartsofeachtypeofgooddragoninexchangeforthissword.Heblastedthememoryof
thisswordjustashedidFireBiter.
XPValue:unknown
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EmeraldSword

<Ken Bartlett: cc1@cs.ucla.edu>


Thebladeofthisswordismadefrompurestemerald,magicallyhardenedandshapedtoretainitssharpedge.
Type:Sword(unknown)+1,+2vs.elementalsandparaelementals
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Whendrawn,allwithin30feetoftheswordmustsavevs.Spellorbecomefascinatedwiththeswordand
nottakeanyactionforthatround(associatesoftheswordbearersaveat+4,dwarvessaveat2,andgnomes
andelvessaveat1).

Theswordwillinflictdoubledamageoncreaturesfromanyelementalorparaelementalplane.
XPValue:unknown

EtherealBlade

<Scott D. Law: law@xip.nrl.navy.mil>


ThissilverbladedswordappearssimultaneouslyonthePrimeMaterialPlaneandontheEtherealPlane.
Type:Sword(unknown)+1,+2intheetherealplane
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thebladecangoethereal3/day(takingthewielderwithit).
Background:Whilecarriedthereisa1in20chanceperhourwhilesheathed(perturnwhiledrawn)ofsomething
ontheEtherealPlaneencounteringit.
XPValue:unknown

ExplodingSword

<Marlin Nightwalker: excalbr!dm8s8@efn.org>


Thisswordismadeoutofaratherunstablemetal.Whenitisstrucksharplyagainstanything,thereisachanceit
willexplode.
Type:Sword(unknown)+X(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
Theswordwhenfoundhasabase0%chancetoexplode.Itcanbeamagicalweaponofanyplusyouseefit.
Wheneversomethingorsomeoneishit,thereisachancethatitwillexplode.Thedamageinflictedusingthesword
isexpressedinapercentagechanceofexploding.Ex:JoefindstheswordJoehitsgoblinfor6pointsofdamage
DMrollspercentile,itis42sonothinghappensJoehitsagainfor6DMRollsagainbutthistimethechancefor
explosionis6+6=12%chancetoexplode.
Whenitdoesexplode,itisina30footradius.Anyoneintheareaofeffecttakesdamageequaltothepercentage
chanceoftheswordexploding,i.e.ifthechanceoftheswordexplodingis12%,asabove,andtheDMrollsa12or
underonad100,theswordexplodesfor12pointsofdamage.Saveforhalfdamagefromtheexplosionifyouare
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage147

nice.Theholderoftheswordtakesfulldamagewithnosaveandhis/herhand(s)aretoasted.Considerthedamage
aspuremagicalenergy.Allitemsonthewieldermustsavevs.Disintegrationorbegone.Optionally,giveitemsa
+1tothesaveforevery20pointslessthan100whenitexplodes.
XPValue:unknown

FangofSsussathilasiss,The

<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>


Type:Sword(unknown)+4,+5slayervs.bluedragons
INT:High,perbluedragon
Ego:High
Alignment:LawfulEvil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thebearerofthefangisimmunetobothflameandelectricity.
Minorpowers:

Ablastoflightning5'wideand100ftlong.Itinflicts24d8+12pointsofdamage.3/day.

Fireball,whichhasrange200'feet(hurledbyblade)andinflicts15d6damage.3/day.
Majorpowers:Whendrawnthereisa1%cumulativechancethata10mileradiusLightningStormwillstrikethe
area.432boltsarecalleddownuponrandomtargetsintheaffectedarea,theseboltsinflict10d10pointsofdamage.
Haveallcharacterroll1d100,rollsof1indicatingcharacterstruckbyasinglebolt.Thedevastationinthearea
willbegreat,houses,treessetafire,stoneorbrickbuildingsblasted,etc...Ifdrawnundergroundthechancestill
occurs,butobviouslythestormhappenstopside.Editors
Curse: Thebearerloses3pointsofcharismatohis/herhumansanddemihumanscompanionsduetohis/her
greedynature.WillbeginactingLE,andtheDMshouldattempttolurethePCintobehavingmiserly.Bluedragons
however,willrecognizetheblade,andtreatit'sowneraskindred,thoughnottherulingSuzerain!Thisparticular
dragonmayhearofthemortalandcomegunningforhim/her.
Background:
Longago(ages)theSuzerainofthebluedragonsofthegreatdesert(Anaurochifyoulike)wasapproachinghis
finaldaysanddecidedtobeginthecompetitionsforanewsuzerain.Agroupoflessthanlawfuldragonsbegan
constructingaplotagainsttheelderthatinvolvedthehelpofthehumanArchmageTyvek.
TyvekandtheChaoticbluesusedmanypowerfulnecromanticmagictoweakenSsussandplacedhisspiritinto
theblade(itisthoughtthatTyvekcravedmagicalmightandwasabletoconvincetheroguebluestoallowhimto
trapratherthankilltheelderblue'sspirit).ThuswascreatedtheFangofSss.
Due tohis vaunted immortality, the blade may still be in the hands of Tyvek. In this case it isof utmost
importancetoridhimofthebladeasitisquitepowerful,andcouldallowthenowwarrior/magetocarveouta
sizableempire.Which,weallknow,wouldberuledwithatyrannicalandironfist.Oryoucanuseita...asanifty
luretogetyourPC'sintothedesert.Fightersthathearlegendsofit'sprowessmaywellbeleadingtheparty(ahead
ofthemages).
TheFangmaybedestroyedbyanyofthefollowingmethods:

Slayallsurvivingrelativesofthetraitorousgroupofbluedragons.
TravelbackintimeandslaytheactualtraitorsANDTyvek.
GivethebladetoTiamatwillingly,andaskforareward.(therewardhasa85%chanceofbeingaswift
death,otherwiseshemaywellraisethemalevelandaskthemtoleave.Lateritwillbefoundoutthatthespirit
nowservesasaconsorttothequeendragon,afatenotwhollyunacceptabletotheblue).

Notes:Wellmadeitem.Thebackgroundmakesitattractiveforuseinanycampaign,especiallyasaplotdevice.I
especiallyliketheLightningStormpowertheplayerhasnocontroloverit,theresnostoppingit,butitdoesnt
focusinonthewielderorhis/hercompatriots.Apowerful,butwellbalanceditemthatcouldbeusedbyevenmid
levelcharacterswithsomerestrictions.Editors
XPValue:unknown

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FireBiter

<pfrey@drew.bitnet>
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:10
Ego:18
Alignment:ChaoticGood
Communication:Telepathy;alignmenttongueonly
Primarypowers:

Detectevilfireusing/dwellingcreature100'radius(glowing).

Tripledamageagainstsuchcreaturesonanatural20.

Fireresistanceforwielder.
Background: How FireBiterfellintoOrcuspossession;thispompousswordleditspossessorthroughmanya
mightybattle.Astheirvictoriesgrewsodidtheegooftheswordandthefighterwhopossessedit.Believingtheir
powerstobesogreat,theydecidedtheycouldtakeonthequeenofthefireelementals.Theyfoundawaytoenter
theelementalplaneoffire.Unfortunately,theswordcouldnotovercometheintenseflamesfoundthere,letalone
theflamesofthequeenoffireelementalsherself.Orcusbargaineditfromherattheexpenseof66waterelementals
andamermanprince.AllmemoriesoftheseeventshavebeenblastedfromtheswordthroughOrcusblackmagic.
XPValue:unknown

FirstJustice
<Big Daddy>
Type:Sword(unknown)+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primary powers: Always strikes first in a battle, there after receiving +3 penalty to further initiative rolls.
Damage1d10/3d6(asatwohandedsword).
Background:Thisweaponwascustombuiltforaduelistinourgroupwhohadahabitofpickingfightswiththe
wrongpeople.Itwasgreatuntilhelosthisrightarmduelingsomeonewithaswordofsharpness.
XPValue:unknown

FlamingWooden
<wilston@vccsouth30.its.rpi.edu>
Type:Twohandedsword+4,thenlongsword+3,thenshortsword+2,thenfinallydagger+1(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Aswordmadeofwood,whichwillburstintoflamesuponcommand.Itstartsasatwohandedsword,+4
tohitanddamageafterthecommandwordisspoken(withoutbeingactivated,theweaponisnothingmore
thananornateclub).Theflamelastsfor1combator1turn,whicheverisshorter,orhowevertheDMwantsto
workit.Afterthefirstuse,itburnsdowntoawoodenlongsword,+3tohitanddamage,flamesoncommand.
Inthissamemanneritgoesfromheretoa+2shortsword,a+1daggerandthananicelittlepileofashes.In
allformsitdoesadditionaldamagefrommagicalfire(1d8).

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Itshedslightina5'perplusradius,andyieldstheheatofasmallcampfireinthelargermodes(suitable
forsavingsomeonefromfrostbiteinacoldglaciercaveattheDM'soption).

Notes:Kookyitem.Hopefullythecharacterwhofindsitisproficientinalltheitemsforms.Ifnot,ohwell,itcan
onlybeusedfor4differentbattlesanyway.Agooditemtogiveapartyashorttermboostinattackingpower.
Editors
XPValue:unknown

Frez
<Scuminus Dregg: scuminus@panix.com>
Type:Sword(unknown)ofdancing*
INT:Average(enoughforspeech)
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common(withFrenchaccent)
Primarypowers:Frezisanintelligentswordofdancing,whospeakswithaludicrousFrenchaccent,anditchesto
gofightingonhisown:"Takezat!Andzat!Youfooel,take*zees*won,too!",andonreturningonthelastround,
"Yoho!Hey,Master!HereIcoom!"
Notes:*Seedescriptionofdancingpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

GavinHallMagebane
Type:Sword(unknown)+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thisswordignoresmostmagicalprotections.Whilemerelya sword+1,itignorestheAC
bonusesfor: Shieldspells,Armorspells,Rings,Cloaks,andBracersofDefense.Itwillgothrough,butnotbring
downStoneskinsandWallsofForce.
XPValue:unknown

GuardianBlade
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Telepathy(forwarningowneronly,seePowers)
Primarypowers: Thisbladedoesnotnormallyglow.Itschieffunctionistolieuponorbesidethesleeping
characterandwarnofapproachingdanger.Itcandetectenemieslikeawandofenemydetectionwithina2"(20
foot)sphere.Upondetectinganenemy,theguardianwillflashasingleburstoflight,telepathicallyalertitsowner,
andgoout.Thispowercanbeusedbutonceperday,andwilloperatecontinuouslyforaperiodofuptosixhours.
Itmaybeusedwhilethecharacterisawakeandmovingbutonceuseditwillnotfunctionagainfortwentyfour
hours.
XPValue:unknown

HeavensFury
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage150

Type:Sword(unknown)+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Sworddoes1d12+3hps/3wielderexperiencelevelsdamage.
Majorpowers:WieldermaysummonHeavensFuryonce/day.HeavensFurycauses2d12flamingmeteors
tofallfromtheskyandstrikethearea(s)indicatedbythewielder1d4roundslater,causingdamagetoallcreatures
nearby,possiblyincludingthesummoner.Thesummonercancausethemeteorstofallwithinone30squarefor
each3experiencelevelsofthewielder(i.e.levels13=one30square,levels46=two30squares,etc...)The
squaresneednotbeadjacent,butmustbe100yardsofthewielder. Eachmeteordoes1d4damage toevery
creaturewithintheaffectedarea,withsavingthrowsforhalfdamage. Certaincreatureshavepenaltiestotheir
savingthrowsagainstHeavensFury:Iceorcoldusingcreatures=2;Stonelikecreatures1.Thispowerof
thebladeonlyfunctionsoutdoors(duh).
Curse:DuringthetimewhenthewieldersummonsHeavensFuryuntilthetimewhenthemeteorsarrive(1d4
roundslater),thewieldermustgroundthebladeinclinedtowardtheenemyandpray. Thisrendersthewielder
vulnerable,receivingnoDEXbonusestowardshis/herACandsavingthrows,anda+2ACpenalty.Whilepraying
andwaitingforthestrike,thewieldermaynotmoveotherthantoshifthis/herpositionslightlyindefenseandmay
notperformanyotheraction.Ifthecharacterbreakshisprayers,eitherbymovingorperforminganotheraction,
theentiremeteorstrikecentersonhim/herandcausesfull(noST)damage.
XPValue:unknown

HellBeater
<pfrey@drew.bitnet>
Type:Sword(unknown)+3,+5vs.devils(seePowers)
INT:12
Ego:20
Alignment:lawfulgood;onlypaladinsmayuse
Communication:Telepathy(inalignmenttongueonly)
Primarypowers:

Doubledamagevs.devils(additionaltothe+5)

Destroysdevilsonanatural20ifonPrimeMaterialPlane

Detectpresenceofadevil(100feet)
Background:
HowHellBeatercametobepossessedbyOrcus:likeitstwobrotherswords(DragonChopperpage102,and
FireBiter page103)andthisconceitedswordgoadeditspossessoruntilhechallengedAsmodeus.Asmodeus
disarmedthePaladinandisusingringsoflongevityandregenerationtokeephimaliveforeternaltortureand
torment.AsmodeussoldtheswordtoOrcusfortheheadofaAstralDevaandanotherPaladin.Orcusremovedthe
memoryofthisswordaswell.
*Notethiscondition!*DevilswillrecognizethisswordasAsmodeuslureandwillbreakfromregularmeleeto
attempttobringthepossessorbacktoHellwiththem.Theyarepromisedgreaterstatusas
arewardandknowthatAsmodeusissincereregardingpromisesofthisnature.
XPValue:unknown

HellRazor
<Bernard Wook Lee: bwl2@ns1.cc.lehigh.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)(seePowers)
INT:none
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Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primary powers: My DM gave the party areally cool sword called Hell Razor. Every time someone hits
anythingwiththesworda6HDfireballeruptedatpointofcontact.Ofcoursethewielderoftheswordwasn't
immunetotheeffectsoftheswordandgothitatgroundzeroofthefireball.
Background: Wegavetheswordtothehalflingpsionistthathadtelekinesis. Hewastheonlyonewhocould
reallyusetheswordandonlyatafar,FARdistance.
XPValue:unknown

HolyAvenger+5
<Curtis Baum: curtis.baum@m.cc.utah.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)+5(noSTRbonusesapply)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech(withastutteringFrenchaccentandlisp!);Common,Elf
Primarypowers:Doesdamageaccordingtoalignmentoftarget.
LGNGCG
2d4
2d6
2d8
LNNCN
4d4
4d6
4d8
LENECE
6d4
6d6
6d8
Minorpowers:Thisweaponcanmagicallyadjusttoanysizesword.
Majorpowers:CanTeleportitselfatwill(withorwithoutanotherperson).
Notes:Thisswordcontainednoinformationonanyholypowerswhatsoever,sothenameisdeceiving.Editors
XPValue:unknown

HotandColdBlade

<Bob Gibson: gibson@netcom.com>


Itburnsbothhotandcold:onesideofthebladeishot,andtheothercold.Becauseofthis,aspecialscabbardis
requiredtoholdtheblade.
Type:Sword(unknown)(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thehotsideofthebladedoesanadditional1d6pointsofheatdamagetosusceptiblecreatures.

Thecoldsideofthebladedoesanadditional1d6pointsofcolddamagetosusceptiblecreatures.

Iftargettakesbothhotandcolddamage,rollbothd6sforbothtypesofdamage.
Minorpowers:

Improvedidentify15'radius:
e.g.,weonceencounteredahighlevelvampire,wearing platearmor
+5.Whentheswordwielderinvokedtheidentify,everyoneinhearingrange(15rad.)heardeverythingabout
thevampire;includinghisAC&HP.OneoftheotherPC'sshoutedDon'thurttheplate!Iwantthatarmor!,
andwassurprisedtoseetheopponentleaveinagreatamountofhaste.

Regeneration(withunhits):
This was the really nasty trait associated with the sword. It would
regeneratehitslikearingofvampirism,except(andthiswasthehardpartfortheDMtosecretlykeeptrackof)
wasthefactthatthesehitswerereallycursed.Ifyoureachedapointwhereallofyourhitpointswereofthis
type,youbasicallybecameacreaturelikeoneofJRRTolkiensringwraiths.Verynasty!
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Notes:Thebladesspecialsheath/scabbardhadtwopositionsforholdingtheblade.Ifyouusethefirstposition,
escapinggasesfromthebladegeneratesanoise,muchlikeashrieker(i.e.,summonanywanderingmonster).If
youusetheother(full)positions,thebuildupofgasescausedthepersonwhowithdrewtheswordtotakedamage
(5d4+4).BG
XPValue:unknown

Inquisitors,The

<Lucifer666@theonramp.net>
EachInquisitorisashortswordwithabladeofpuremithril.Allhiltsandpommelsaredecoratedwithgemsand
intricateruniccarvingslinetheblade.TheSupremeInquisitorGeneralisalongswordmadeofpuremithril.Itis
alsodecoratedinthesamewayasalloftheotherblades.
Type: Fourshortswords(Inquisitors)andonelongsword(SupremeInquisitorGeneral)+1,+3vs.hereticsof
anytype,+6vs.hereticsofownersdeity
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
TheInquisitors;Wheninthepresenceofahereticitwillbecomewarmtothetouch,butgivesoffnolight.
TheSupremeInquisitorGeneral
SameastheInquisitorsplusthefollowing...
Theonlydifferenceisthatbecauseofitsnatureisthatitcauses1d20v.S/Mand2d20vs.Lcreatures
(hereticsonly).
ItalsoendowsitscreatortoutteraCommandonce/day(asthepriestspellofthesamename)ataheretic
(thiswillonlyworkagainstanopposedhereticofyourdeity).
XPValue:unknown

KemerlySword(TheSwordofNature)
Type:Sword(unknown)+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thisblademayonlybewieldedbydruids,specialtypriestsoftheplantoranimalspheres,orrangers.

Sworddoes1d10damage+1/levelofthesword(seebackground).
Minorpowers:

CureDisease(once/day).

Wieldermaycommandplantstospringforthfromtheground(notrock)toentangleandholdanopponent
for1d4roundsplusoneround/swordlevel. Thewieldermayusethisfunctiononce/day/swordlevel. The
opponentreceivesasavingthrowvs.Spelltoreducetheentanglementtooneroundifsuccessful.
Majorpowers:

Wieldermaytransmuteanycreatureintoadryadatwillwithatouchofthesword.Thetargetreceivesa
savingthrowwitha4penaltyiftheeffectisunwanted.Whendonesuccessfully,thewielderimmediately
fallsunconsciouswith0hitpoints.

The wielder may Raise Dead onany person not killed bymagic. Thesword immediatelybecomes
dormantforoneweek(allitsmagicpowersandplusesdonotfunction)andthewielderimmediatelydropsto
onehitpoint.Thiseffectwillonlyfunctionifthewielderhasormoreofhis/herbasehitpoints.

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Background:TheKemerlySwordabsorbstheexperiencepointsofanycreatureitslays.Theseexperiencepoints
arenotavailableforanytotaldividedamongthewieldersparty.Theswordadvancesinlevelsat2%ofrangers
table. Anyswordfoundmaybeoflevels03(1d41). Ifnotusedforlongperiodsoftime,theswordloses
experienceattherateofonelevelpermonth.
XPValue:unknown

MageDoom(MageBane,MageStriker,Fighter'sDream)
Theswordisa115cmlong,bluecrystalbladeembeddedwith4blackopalsaroundwhichrunesareetched
(thoughthatareinvisibletothenakedeye).Thehandguardismadeofglass(Glassteel)intheshapeofasnake
abouttostrike.Thehandleismadefromasingle(black)dragonstooth,whichmagicallyshapesitselftofitthe
wieldershand.Thehandleispartiallyhollow,thegapsnuglyfittingadiamond.Thediamondismagicalandhas
unknownpowers.Thepommelismadeofthesamesubstanceasthebladeandisspherical(unscrews).
Type:Artifactorrelic;Sword+3,+5vs.magicusingcreatures,+7vs.human/demihumanmages.
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:TelepathyandSpeech;anylanguage
Primarypowers:

Whendrawnfromitsscabbard,allthegemsonthescabbardsparkleandglitter,andthesnakehisses.A
DispelMagiccomesintoaffectcentered,butnotaffecting,thewielder.Thishappensuptothreetimesevery
24hoursandisequivalenttoamagecastingitatthelevelofthewielder.Thenoneofthefollowingeffects
takeplace(Iftheeffectcannothappenreroll):

d20
SpellEffect*
#ofuses
18
GustofWind
5/day
912
MonsterSummoningIV
3/day
1315
GreatShout
2/day
1617
AnimateDead
2/day
18
DeathSpell
1/day
19
FingerofDeath
1/day
20
PowerWord,Fire
1/week
*Theseallfunctionatlevelofwielderor20 th,whicheverishighest.

DetectMagic25'.

DetectEnemy20'.

Confers"oneweaponstyle"specializationX2.

Fly.

ReadMagic.

FearRadius(magesat3,magicusingat1).

FalseVision.

Confers10%cumulativemagicresistance.

Detectscrying100%.
Minorpowers:

Feeblemind*(20thlevel)2/day.

LowerResistance*(20thlevel)First2strikes/day.
Majorpowers:

MagicNegation*(seebelow)1/day.

AntiFly*(seebelow)1/day.

KaleidoscopicStrike*(25thlevel)1/day.

Swordbecomes+7,ofwounding(Seedescriptionofwoundingpowers,page7.Editors)1/week.
*invokingthesepowersreducestheCharismaofthewielderby1permanently.
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MagicNegation:Atthewillofthewielder(orsohe/shethinks)thenextsuccessfulstrikeontheopponentmay
bringdownasmanyprotectionspellsastheswordhas+'s.Iftherearenoprotectionspellsleft,theswordmaybe
willedtobringdownotherprotections,destroyingitemsofprotection(e.g. BracersofDefense),althoughthese
itemsdogetasavingthrow.Thisalsocausestheswordtotemporarilylosethe+'sitused,thislastsfor1d3+1
rounds.Thoughthedefensesarepermanentlydown.
AntiFly: Thisaffectsanybeingthewielderwisheswhoisinsightwithin100feet.Thisis VERYversatile,the
wieldermaywant"allbutthose2andme"tobeaffected,thiswillaffectanyairbornebeing,evenifthewielder
wascompletelyunawareofthem.
Background(mortalmyth): Createdbythreetriplets.Allthreeweremages,oneawildmage,thesecondan
invoker,thethirdastandardmage.Madetobethebaneofmages,itwasgiventotheyoungestofthethree,in
ordertokilltheirfather.Ofthethreesisters,twodiedtryingtokeeptheswordasecret,leavingtheyoungestto
carryoutthedeed.Therunesonitthough,wereweakeningher,muchastheyhadhersisters,increasingherhatred
forherfather.Thetwofought,andasshestruckthekillingblow,healsolashedout,killingherinonefoulswoop.
Theirgiganticcontestcontainedsomuchpowerthattheverycrustoftheearthwasweakenedanditopenedup
beneaththem.Theswordisthoughtlost.
Background(immortalmyth):InfactcreatedbyoneofMystra'stwindaughters.(NB:thisisspecificallyfora
campaignIamdesigning)Thisswordismeanttobewieldedbyherchampioninordertowipeallwizardsfromthe
realms.
XPValue:unknown

MageMasher
<Ken Bartlett: cc1@cs.ucla.edu>
Type:Sword+2,+3vs.magicalcreatures(innateabilities),+4vs.spellcasters
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primary powers: This sword may only be used by fighters (including cavaliers and paladins but excluding
rangers,barbarians,andmulticlassedfighters),andinthehandsofanyotherclassitfunctionsasanonmagical
sword.
XPValue:unknown

MetalBlade

<jcrowley@wheatnma.bitnet>
MetalBladeappearsasanytypeofstoneorbonesword.
Type:Sword(unknown)+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisisanenormouslydangerousweapon.Alwayscraftedfromstoneorboneandtemperedin
thebloodoflavachildren,the MetalBladeignoresmetal.Completely.Doesn'tevenknowit'sthere.Passesright
throughit.Sothosefightersstridingaroundinplatearmor,sniggering,couldbeinforashock...IgnoretheACof
metalarmor,butmagicalbonusesmayormaynothavetheirregulareffects(DMsdiscretion).
XPValue:unknown

OathBreaker(ChainBreaker)
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage155

Type:Sword(unknown)(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thisswordreleasesitstargetsfromanygeases,charms,compulsionsetc.wheneveritdoesmorethan
minimumdamage.(Yes,hittingaDemonwithitisverylikelytofreeitofitsbonds!).

Further,itbreaksbondsandchainsasamuchmorepowerfulsword,asappropriatetoitsspecialpurpose.

Thewieldercannotbegeased,charmed,Suggested,FearedoraffectedbyEmotionspells.
XPValue:unknown

ProhibitionistSword

<Jeff Allen: jwallen@indiana.edu>


Inonecampaign,Iplayedabardwhowasachronicalcoholic.Thepartyhadgottenfedupwithhismisfired
spells,drunkenbrawls,andawholehostofotherannoyingproblems.Oneofthewizardsmadeitapointtocure
thebardofthisproblem.Sincethecharacterwashavingaslightproblemhittingthingsanddefendinghimselfin
combat,thewizardofferedtomakeanenchantedbladeforthebard.
Type:Cursed(?)sword(unknown)+4,defender*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse:

Ifthewielderisanalcoholic,he/shecan'tgetridofit.

Anytimetheswordisbroughtwithin10'ofanyformofalcohol,thealcohollosesit'stasteandnolonger
hasitsintoxicatingeffect.

Anyindividual,otherthanthewielder,maymakeasavevs.Spelltorealizewho/whatwasresponsiblefor
his/herdrinkbeingruined.Well,afterbeingthrownoutofcountlesstavernsandbeingbeatenupbyupset
fellowdrinker(ordrunks?),thepoorbardwasonthewagon.

RemoveCursehadnoeffect,Itriedseveraltimestohavethecurseremoved.Itturnedoutthattheonly
waytobeatthecursewastovoluntarilyremainsoberfortwoyears.Tryingtobeatthecurseanotherwaywill
resettheclockandthecharacterwillhavetowaitfortwomoreyears.

Ifthewielderisnotanalcoholic,thecursehasnoeffect.However,anotherplayersuggestedthatperhaps
thattheblade,ifintelligent,mightinsistonmoderatinghowmuchthatthewielderisallowedtodrink.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofdefenderpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

ReverseSword

<Steve Linton: sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk>


Type:Sword(unknown)+2onstrikeswiththehiltonly!
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Notexactlycursed,butthisswordis+2tohitwiththehiltonlyandgivesfireresistanceto
anyonewhograspsitbytheblade.Thisbladeisgoodforalaugh(aslighterrorintheenchantment).
XPValue:unknown
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage156

Sacrificer

<Angelo F Benedetto: angelo@rice.edu>


Type:Sword(unknown)(seePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Althoughthisswordhasnoplussestohitordamage,itcanhitcreatureswhichrequiremagicweaponsto
hitthem,possiblyupto+3.

Beforerollingtohit,theplayerhastheoptionofusingthespecialpowerofthesword,asfollows.He/she
declaressomethinglikeIwillhitorsayssomecommandwordorsomething,thenrollstohitasnormal.If
thehitsucceeds,noproblem,rolldamageasnormal. Iftherollistoolowtoscoreahit,theswordhits
anyway,butthewielderloseshitpoints,oneforeachplushe/shewouldhaveneededtohitwiththeroll.For
example,afighterwithaTHAC0of15rollstohitanAC2,anddeclaresIwillhit.He/sheneedstorolla13.
He/sherollsan8.Thefighterhits,buttakes5ptsofdamagehimself,rollingdamageagainsttheopponentas
normal.Yes,acharactercanknockhimselfout,orevenkillhimselfbyusingthisability.
Notes:
Topreventahigherlevelfighterfromusingtheabilityeveryround,thusnevermissingandonlytakingafew
pointsofdamagefromtheoccasionalmiss,youcouldalterthepowersothatyoulosethenumberofhpdetailed
above+1,withalossof1hpeveniftherollwashighenoughtohitanyway.
InthepastIhavegiventhisswordtoaPaladin,anditworkedverywell,evenatlowlevels(ifyouuse0hp=KO,
10hp=dead).AFB
XPValue:unknown

Sexblade
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
Type:Sword(unknown)+1,+2vs.males/females(predeterminedwhichsex)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Theyare+1weapons,+2versustheoppositesexthebladeis"tuned"to.
Minorpowers:EachSexbladecanalsodoCharmPersonat12thleveloncedaily.
Background: Pervertedbladesforgedbywhoknowswho.Theseweaponscouldbeanysortofswordandare
alwayskeyedtoasex(male/female).Ifapersonofoppositesexusesit,theSexbladewillfunctionjustasan
ordinarynonmagicalweaponofitstype.
XPValue:unknown

ShadowBane
Type:Sword(unknown)+1vs.shadows/shadowycreatures
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Giveswielder+5tosavingthrowsvs.illusions.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage157

Inaddition,anyillusorycreaturehitbyitwouldbeinstantlydispelled.

XPValue:unknown

ShadowSword
<Aaron Sher>
Appearsasanormalswordwithablackblade.Whensomeonepicksitup,afterafewsecondsitvanishes.They
canstillfeeltheweight(onlyabouttwopounds)ontheirhand,butthere'snothingthere.
Type:Sword(unknown)+1inmagicaldarkness,+2vs.creaturesofshadow
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:AnytimetheownerINTENDStohaveasword(ofanytype)intheirhand,the ShadowSword
willappear(asthattypeofsword).Thewieldermaywilltheswordoutofhis/herhandatanytime.Intime,the
ownermaylearntowillthe ShadowSword inandoutofexistence,andmaycontrolitenoughtowieldother
weaponswithoutcausingtheweapontoappearbyaccident.
Background:Usuallywhathappensissomeonepicksitup,itvanishes.Theninhis/herexperimentationtheowner
willattempttodrawtheirownsword(thusdesiringtohaveaswordintheirhand),andthe ShadowSword will
appearintheproperform(WHATtheHELL?).Itwillremaininexistenceuntilthewielderputsitdownand
someoneelsepicksitup,orthewielderwillsitoutofexistenceagain. Itsaneatsword,flashy,butitdoesn't
usuallyhelpincombat(BTW,itsheathesitselfintheBorderEthereal).
XPValue:unknown

Shatterer(TheSwordoftheOutcast,Bloodguard)
<Scott D. Schimmel: schimmel@red.seas.upenn.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)+3,defender*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Ifitswieldertooknootheractionsinaroundandwasattackedbyaweaponwieldingopponent,
theownergotatohitroll.Onasuccessfulhit,theopponent'sweaponhadtomakeasaveorbeshattered(Ithink
thesavewasvs.CrushingBlowat4).Ifattackedbyanunarmedenemy,asimilartohitrollwasmade,withthe
enemytaking(assumingahit)asmuchdamageasthewieldersuffered(savevs.DeathMagicforhalf).Finally,
againstmissileweapons,itallowedasavevs.Paralysisat5tocutthemissileoutoftheair.
Notes:
*Seedescriptionofdefenderpowers,page7.Editors
Therewasacursethatwentalongwithit,makingittheSwordoftheOutcastaswell,butIcan'trememberwhat
itwas...SDS
XPValue:unknown

SingingSword[1]

<Kenneth R. Lipka: ferret@warriors.engin.umich.edu>


Type:Sword(unknown)+X(DMsdiscretion)
INT:Average(forspeech,singingonly)
Ego:none
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage158

Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common(forsingingonly)
Primarypowers:Wheneverthisswordisdrawn,itsingstohelpboostthemoraleofitswielderandhis/herallies
(likeabard).Theonlyproblemis,itsingsanytimetheswordisdrawn(notjustcombat).Thesingingisalsovery
loud,offkey,andoffcolor.Tendstoembarrassitswieldermorethaninspire.
Notes:Perhapsitinspiresopponentstoattackthecharacterwiththeobnoxioussword!Editors
XPValue:unknown

Singingsword[2]
<Jeff Hildebrand: jrah@space.honeywell.com>
Type:Sword(unknown)+X(DMsdiscretion)
INT:average(forspeech/singingonly)
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common(forsingingonly)
Primarypowers:Swordsingswhendrawn.
Background:TheSingingswordhasbeencreatedasabardweapon.Buttheparty'sthiefwonthedieroll,chose
themostimpressiveitem,andsohecouldn'tbackstabifhewantedtousehis+2/+2sword.Andtherestofusmade
ithardonhim.WetriedtogettheplayertogivetheswordtotheBardandtakeanothershareoftreasure,buthe
didn't,sowespreadrumorsthattherewasthiscursedswordthatsings,andNPCswouldn'tbuyit...Eventuallywe
wouldhavearrangedforhimtogetareasonabletrade,butthegamebrokeup...
XPValue:unknown

Songblade
Type:Sword(unknown)+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common(forsingingonly)
Primarypowers:

Thisisa+1swordbutinthehandsofabarditcanbecommandedtosing.Wheneverthecommandword
isspokentheswordwillcomplimentanysongthebardsingsfor28rounds.Thiswillgivethebarda+15%to
anysonghe/shesingsduringthe28rounds.Thisabilitycanbeused4times/day.

TheswordcanalsocastanAudibleGlamerlikea7thlevelwizardtwiceaday.
XPValue:unknown

Spellswords
Itisbelievedthatthefighter/mageelvenkingsofHighFolkwerethefirstonestocreatea Spellsword.Anyone
canwieldthem,butonlyspellcastersmaytrulybenefitfromtheirpowers.Thisweaponsusuallyhavetheformofa
longorbastardsword,butothervarietiesarepossible.
Type:Sword(unknown)+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage159

Thewielderisnotrequiredtohavesimpleortrivialmaterialcomponentsforhis/herspells.Theswordcansupply
thismagicalenergyinstead.Forexample,thewielderisnolongerrequiredtohave"abitoffurandanamber,
crystalorglassrod''tocastaLightningBolt.Insteadhe/shecould(forexample)holdtheswordinbothhands,
raiseitabovehis/herhead,uttersomewordsofpower,pointittothetargetandmaketheboltsproutfromthe
bladeitself.Rareorexpensivematerialcomponents,however,arestillrequired.
Thewieldermaycastamemorizedspellatthesword.Anyspellwilldo.Theswordwillthenreceiveanextra
damagebonusequaltothelevelofthespell.Thiseffectlastsfor1roundperlevelofthecaster.Itispossibleto
castseveralspellsinsequence,butthemaximumtotalbonustheswordcanhave(includingit'soriginal+3)can
notexceedthecaster'slevel.Thecastercannotboostthesword'spowerinthismannerandthengiveitfor
someoneelsetouse.Doingthisimmediatelybreaksthespell(s)andtheswordrevertstoa+3blade.
XPValue:unknown

Stargate
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Whenthisswordisunsheathedunderastarrynight'sskyandthecommandwordisspoken,all
touching itwill beteleported toanylocationthey desire, usually. Roll 5d6,andsubtract theresult from 16.
Multiplythatnumberby10togivethedistanceinmilesfromthetargetanddeterminethedirectionrandomly.
XPValue:unknown

SureBlade
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:Average
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisbladeneverstrikesafriend.Onfumbleresultswherethebladewouldstrikeafriendorthe
wielder,orflyfromhis/herhand,treatasnoresult.Further,thebladeknowsitstarget,itisn'tfooledbyillusions,
displacements,Blinks,etc.Ifthebladeisactuallyintelligent,itwillbereluctanttofightincertaincircumstances,
suchasfightingaCharmedopponent,orotherwisebeguiledenemy.
XPValue:unknown

Surge'sPrismaticBlade.

<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>


Asilverbladesetinarainbowgold(goldswirlingwithtintsofdifferent colors)hiltstyledtolooklikean
invertedrainbow(thetwoendsoftherainbowpointingtowardsthewieldersopponents.
Type:Sword(unknown)+6
INT:22
Ego:high
Alignment:none
Communication:Telepathy
Primarypowers:Uponrollinganatural20onanytohitrollagainstanopponent,theswordreleasesa Prismatic
Sprayspellonthetarget.Thereisa20%chancethatthespellwillalsoreflectofftheopponentandarandomray
willstrikeanothercreaturewithinrange,includingtheswordwielder.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage160

Background(astoldbySurgesPrismaticBlade):Istartedmydaysasapileofdragonmetal,leftoverfromthe
warofthelance...Mr.Surgeherewasjustbeginningtolearntheartsofbladesmithing...Hegotluckywithme...In
theprocessofenchantmentmyformoflovingsilverwaschangedunderthebreathofhisgodandthelightofthe
planeofradiance...IwasimbuedwithaportionofSurge'sintellect(explainingmymeager22intelligence)andthe
abilitytounleashthespell PrismaticSpray oncontactwithmyfoes...Thisstrangemethodofreleaseresultsin
nearlyalloftheraystostrikethefoes(80%ofthetime)theothertimes(20%)araywillgostrayandstrikesome
randomcreature(sometimesevenSurge).Iwasforgedwithfullcrownandserpentcompliment(+6)overtheyears
Surgehappeneduponatimetrap,whereinIwaslosttohiminthechannelsoftime...400yearsmytime,anda
weekhiswewerereunitedintheconquestofadragon'sden.SurgeandIarenowmuchhardertoseparateasIhave
madeatransitiontoaweaponofenergyinthefullest.IcanhideinsideofSurgeifIwish...Atrickthathassaved
hisskinmanytimes...
XPValue:unknown

SwordofBlinding

<BryanLScovill: bls@kepler.unh.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Onanatural1or2thisswordproducesasunburstasperwandoflight.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofCanineAttraction
<stnnec@macalstr.edu>

ThislittleodditywaslastreportedinPM26565,asmallsplinterofrealitynearTorilspace.Thisisaratherfinely
madeweapon,whosemostnotablepropertyisthatitismadecompletelyfromthelegboneofadragonofunknown
species.
Type:Cursedsword(unknown)+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse:Itsmainenchantmentisthateverycaninecreaturewhoseesitmustpossesit(nosave).Theywillfollow
theswordarounduntiltheyhaveanopportunitytograbit,inwhichcasetheywillmakeoffwithitandburyit
somewhere.Andyes,theywillfollowitifyouthrowit.
Background:Personalsuggestion:don'tletyourplayersknowitspower...Watchthempanicthenexttimethey
walkaboutinacity!
Notes:Doescaninecreaturesincludekoboldsandperhapsmongrelmen?Justwondering...Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofChange
<Mark Chance: mark.chance@f7315.n106.z1.fidonet.org>
Type:Sword(unknown)+1,+3vs.???
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage161

Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisswordalwaysprovidesatleasta+1bonus.Whenusedtodeliverthekillingstrokeagainst
acreature,itbecomesasword+1,+3vs.thattypeofcreature.Itretainsthis+3bonusuntilusedtokilladifferent
creature,wherethe+3vs.bonusthenswitchestothatmostrecentlyslaincreaturetype.
Background:GuntherGonadgrinder,dwarfwarrior,hasaSwordofChange.Heentersbattleagainstahordeof
orcsandgoblins.Inthefirstroundofcombat,Gunthercutsdownafeeblegoblin.Theswordofchangegainsa+3
bonusagainstgoblins.If,duringthefight,Guntherslaysanorc,thesword's+3bonuschangestoapplyonlyto
orcs.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofConditionalImmortality
<umwrickman@memstvx1.memst.edu>
Type:Cursedsword(unknown)+3vs.humanoids
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse:

Whendrawn,theusercannotsheatheordiscardsworduntiltheswordhaskilledahumanoid.Itwillstay
adheredtotheuseruntilahumanoidiskilled.However,theusercanadheretheswordtoanypartofhis/her
body(i.e.his/herback),solongasitstaysincontactwithhim/her.Thisway,he/sheuserdoesnotalwayshave
tocarrytheswordinhis/herhand.
Cursewillonlyendafteruserhaskilled10d10humanoids.Oncetherequirednumberiskilled,thesword
willturnonitsuserandkillhim/herwithnosavingrolltotheuser,plustheusergetsa3penaltyonhis/her
Resurrectionroll.
Untiltherequirednumberofkillsisreached,usercanbekilledinbattle,butwillnotdieofoldage.User
willcontinuetoageasnormal(andfeeltheeffectsofaging,i.e.balding,lossofeyesight,etc.)butwillnotdie
fromit.
Also,theswordcannotbelostorstolenfromtheuser,itwillalwaysfindawayback(i.e.iftheuserburies
it,therewillbeasmallearthquake,andtheswordwillreturn,oritcouldteleport,whateveryouastheDMfind
necessary).

Notes:Formoreideas/infoaboutthisitem,readTheMisenchantedSwordbyLawrenceWattEvans,uponwhich
thecreatorofthisbladebasedhiswork.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofConversion

<George Forman: forman@u.washington.edu>


Type:Sword(unknown)+1or+2or+3(DMsdiscretion)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Theswordspowerliesinconvertingopponentswhoarereducedtounconsciousnessbythis
swordtothealignmentofthewielder.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofDancing
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage162

<Kenneth R. Lipka: ferret@warriors.engin.umich.edu>


Type:Cursed(?)sword(unknown)+X(DMsdiscretion)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thisissimilarinfunctiontothe SingingSword.Ascombatgoeson,itwillmakeitswielder
moredexterous,helpinghim/hertoavoidbeinghit.Thewieldertemporarilygains+1toDEXforeveryconsecutive
roundattackingwiththesword,toamax.DEXof19.However,itdoesthismymakingthewielderperformmore
andmoreoutrageousdancesteps.Tapdanceisitsfavorite.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofDarkness
<Greg Furumoto: gfurumoth@jarthur.claremont.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:ThisswordfeaturesapermanentDarkness,15feetradiusspellcenteredonitatalltimes,even
whennotwielded.Thewieldercannotseethroughsuchmagicaldarkness.Thesworddonotgiveothermagic
bonusesandiftheswordsdarknessisdispelleditwillcomebackin1d4rounds.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofDesperation

<Timothy M. Schreyer: schrey@gvls1.vfl.paramax.com>


Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:MyDMisdyingforagoodreasonforustofindabladewhicheitherfumblesorcriticalhits.
Letmerestatethatwhentryingtohitwiththeswordtherollcanonlybe1or20.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofDreamlessNights

<William O. Nielsen: nielsen@gdls.com>


Type:Cursedsword(unknown)+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse: Howabouta+2sword(yes,thatisaplus)however,foreverydaythattheswordisuseditcausesthe
persontohavebaddreamswhentheysleepandnotenterREMsleep.Thisofcourse(overaperiodoftimewhichI
thinkisaboutaweekorso)causesthepersontobedriveninsane.Thisismoreofabiologicalthingandsome

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage163

DM'smaynotbereadytobringinsuchthingsbutitistruethatifhumans(inREALlife)donotdreameverynight
overalongperiodoftime,thentheywilleventuallygomad.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofFear
<Frank Maximus: v912382@meinkema.si.hhs.nl>
Theswordlookslikeanormalsword,onlythelemmethasthefigureofablackdragon!
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Seeingthissword,everyenemywithinsightofthebladeimmediatelymakesamoralecheck.
Notes:What!?Nopenaltytoyourenemysmoralecheckspecified!?Isuggest2,atleast.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofFlames

<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>


Type:Sword(unknown)+1,flametongue*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Whenitflameson,ithasthenormalplusesofaflametongue.However,anyonehitcatchesfire.
Theythenburnforthesameamountofdamagethenextroundminus(14)pointsofdamage.Damagecontinues
eachrounddroppingby14pointsuntilitburnsoutorthepersonputsthefireout(dropandroll,wrapinblanket,
frostbrand*,etc.).
Background:Thedisadvantagewiththisweaponisthateverytenroundsthattheswordburnsitneedtomakea
savingthrow.Ifaoneisrolled,thebladeformsapuddleofmoltenliquidonthefloorandtheswordisforever
gone.Also,ifthecreatureisimmunetofireandgetsignited,itisliabletowrestlethewielderandthenthewielder
oftheswordtakesthedamage.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofflametonguepowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofFrenzy
<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)+2(orhigher,DMsdiscretion)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Theseswordsaregenerally+2orhigher,andhavenoextraeffectsunlessthewielderhasa
dexterityof15orhigher.Ifthisisthecase,thenthewieldercanopttoforegohisorherACbonusinordertogain
extraattacks.ForeverytwopointsofDEXabove14,anextraattackcanbegained.i.e.oneforDEX1516,twofor
DEX1718etc.notallpointsneedbegivenupforextraattacks.ThussomeonewithDEX17couldchoosetogive
uptwopointsforoneextraattack,andstillretainonebonuspointtowardAC.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage164

XPValue:unknown

SwordofGaseousForm(SwordofFieryThroat)
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Onnaturalrollof20theswordreleasesaspraytothetarget'sface,blindinghim/herfor1d4
rounds,andmakinghis/herthroatburn.
Notes:SoundslikeitshouldbecalledMaceSword(getit?Sorry!)Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofGleaming
<Wes Contreras: wesc@ichips.intel.com>
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisblade,wheneverheldbyalivingcreature,willalwaysreflectalllightinthearea,making
thebladegleambrightly.Itisnotbrightenoughtoblindcreatures,orotherwiseharmanything,butitisplainly
visibletoanyone(ormonster)inthearea,aslongasthereisatleasttheequivalentofmoonlightavailabletobe
reflected.Thisradiatesafaintauraofalteration.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofIntercession
Type:Sword(unknown)+2forwieldersofsamealignment,+4ifwielderworshipsswordspatrondeity
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Any,matchingpatrondeity
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thismagicalweaponisaholy(orunholy)swordthatalwayshasanalignmentandapatrondeity.A
characterofanyalignmentmaywieldaswordofintercession,butitwillfunctionasanormal,nonmagical
weapon.

Acharacterofthesamealignmentastheswordmaywielditasa+2weapon.

Acharacterwhoworshipsthesword'spatrondeitymaywielditasa+4sword,andinadditiongainsa5%
magicresistanceanda+2bonusonallsavingthrowssolongastheswordisheldorcarried.Suchacharacter
willalsobeabletocommunewithhis/herdeityonceperweek,askingoneyesornoquestionatthattime.
Background: Theswordwillnotworkforthosewhohaveonlyconvertedtotheirnewalignmentorreligion
withinthelastyear.
XPValue:unknown

SwordsofLaw,The
<Hasof: lion@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu>
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage165

Thesethreeswordswerecreatedby(Vulcanorsimilargod)withthepurposeofhelpinginthestruggleagainst
entropy.Fromtimetotimewhentheoldempireshavetired,thegodsdispenseoneoftheseswordstoagreat
warrior,whowillforgeanewempirewithitsaid.TheswordsareLG,LN,andLE,respectively.Thebestknownof
theseswordsisExcalibur(whosepowershavebeendiscussedelsewhere)hersisters;

Hauorech
Type:Sword(unknown)+4
INT:high
Ego:none
Alignment:LawfulNeutral
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

OwnersCHR+2.

DetectLieatwill.
Minorpowers:CastCommandatwillonce/day.
Majorpowers:CircleofProtectionfromhostilemagic10'radius.

Kochtamar
Type:Sword(unknown)+3
INT:High
Ego:none
Alignment:LawfulEvil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

OwnersCHR+3

DetectLieatwill
Minorpowers:WielderemanatesFearAura.
Majorpowers:ProvidesMagicResistance50%.
Backgrounds:Theswordsarerumoredtohaveotherabilities,andtherearemanyrumorsthatwiththeirpowers
therearealsocurses.Somesageshavesuggestedthat Excalibur'scursewasthatthoseclosestbetray.Kochtamar
waslastwieldedbyTamarlane,whoseempirecollapsedshortlyafterhisdeath.Hauorechswieldershaveshowna
tendencytowardseventualcorruptionasthedaysofbattleend,andonlycoldpassionlesslawremains.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofLies

<Steve Linton: sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk>


Type:Cursedsword(unknown)3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common
Primarypowers:OnecharacterIknowpickedupaswordthatwas3,butconvincedthewielderthatitwas+3
andthathe/shewasjustbeingunlucky,fightingthetoughestopponent,etc.Afterfourorfivefightshisfriends
wereallowedtopersuadehimofitsrealnature.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofNonInterference
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<Steve Linton: sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk>


Type:Sword(unknown)+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common
Primarypowers:AholyweaponofonereligionIknowwouldbeaswordthatenclosesthewielderandthetarget
hitinanextradimensionalpocket(orjustaforcewall)untiloneofthemisdead("SecondsOUT!").
XPValue:unknown

SwordofOmens
<Mario Di Giacomo (the Harlequin): mdig8154@uriacc.uri.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Clairvoyance(seePowers)
Primarypowers:

Warnswielder ofdanger toself orcomrades. Clairvoyance atwill,eithertoreveal danger,ortosee


somethingelse.

Willreturntohandofthewielderuponspeakingtheproperphrase.
Minorpowers:

Theswordalsocanreleaseaboltofenergy,doing4d4damage.

Flyasperthespell,draggingtheuseralong;
Majorpowers:

Speakingtheproperphrasereleasesanimageofastylizedcat'shead,whichdispelsallmagicdirectedat
wielder,andalertstherestoftheparty,penetratingallbarriersbetweenitandtheparty.

CastsaGlobeofInvulnerability,atthepriceofsuppressingallotherfunctions.

Actasaportaltoapocketdimension.
Background:Atnotimecantheswordbeusedbybeingsofevilalignment,andisthepropertyofabeingwho
mayberelatedtotheMasterCat.Iftheswordisfound,oddsarehe'slookingforit,andsinceheiscapableof
operatingtheswordwithoutbodycontact,I'dgiveittohim.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofOuterPlanarSurvival(BalorsBanes)
<Micheal Mace: rmace@wave.beaches.net>
Type:Bastardswords,longswords,ortwohandedswords+5
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Theseswordsare+5onanyplane.OntheOuterPlanesand/orwhenfacingacreaturenativeto
thatplaneroll(onanyplane)secretly(atfirstatleast)2d4,andthenusethatnumbertomultiplyyourdamagetothe
creature,andalsouseittodividethedamagethecreaturedoestoyouonitsattack.(i.e.ifyourolla2,thendouble
thedamageyoudo,andhalvethedamagehedoestoyou;ifyourolland8thenmultiplyyourdamageby8and
dividehisby8.Thispowercanbeusedthisonceperopponent.
Background: TheseswordswerecreatedbythedeityGilgameshtoassisthisfollowersintheirexploitsinthe
OuterPlanes.Theswordsaregoodlyswordsanddonotappreciatebeinghandledbyevilbeings.Gilgameshalso
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doesnotappreciatethembeingheldbyevilcharacters,andmostevilcreaturescansensethisandridthemselvesof
theweaponASAP.Theyareverypowerfulswordsandanunknownnumberofthemexist,buttheyarecommon
amongGilgamesh'sfollowers.
Notes: Iwouldntmakeany+5swordcommon,evenamongthemostdevotedofGilgameshsfollowers. A
goodideaforaswordinahigherleveladventure(mostlowlevelcharacterswouldntbestupidenoughtotravel
toanotherplaneanyway).Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofPalaodrin
<celovine@colby.edu>
Type:Artifactorrelic;Sword(unknown)+5
INT:17
Ego:21
Alignment:lawfulneutral
Communication:Speech;Common,LawfulNeutral,TrueNeutral,Elf,Dwarf
Primarypowers:

DetectSlopingPassages,ShiftingWalls,Rooms,Elevators(1"radius).

DetectMagic(3"radius).

Regeneration(2points/turn).

ImmunetoDiseaseandGas.

Severopponentsneckonrollof16orhigher(victimupto10'tall).

Protection+5(3times/dayfor10turns).

Majorattributeraisedto19permanently.

StormGiantStrength(2times/dayfor2turnseach).
Minorpowers:

PassWithoutTrace,DeathRay,PlaneShift,Teleportation(1time/day).

LightningBolt(46HitDice,2times/day).
Majorpowers:DeflectMagic(oncommandupto7times/day).
Specialpurpose:SlayEvil/Good;

TripleDamageplusmodifierversusEvil.

DoubleDamageversusGood(nomodifier).
Curses:

Lose1pointofConstitutionpermanently.

Deafnessfor14turnswhenfirstusedversusenemy.

Blindnessfor14roundsduringfirstcombateachday.
Background:
Severalthousandsofyearsago,acitynamedPalaodrinexistedinthecenterofthePrimeMaterialPlane.Itwas
inhabitedbybeingoflawfulneutral,neutral,andchaoticneutralalignmentsonly.Andthesebeingsfoughtforthe
purposeofNeutrality,i.e.tomaintainthebalancebetweengoodandevil.Althoughtheirworkwasdonesubtlety
andsecretlybehindthewallsofPalaodrin,itwassometimesnecessaryforthecitizenstotakeuparms.Manyofthe
inhabitantswerepoorwarriors,andthecitizensthemselveswerefewinnumber.Soitwasthattheyrecognizedthe
needforaweaponofgreatpowerastheirdefense.
Sincegoodbeingstendedtorecognizeaformorlawofbalance,thecitizensdecidedthatitwouldbebestto
maketheswordmorepowerfulagainstevilthangood.Forcenturiesandmillennia,Palaodrinstoodasanisland
amidstthestruggleforpower,andthesword,aswellasotherrelicstheycreated,defendedthecityagainstall
invaders.Butwhennewsspread,someofthegoodbeingswonderedifsuchpowerwasevil.Theforcesofevilsaw
thisdoubtspreadingitswaythroughtheforcesofgoodandtookadvantageofit.Throughtrickeryanddeceit,evil
wasabletojoingoodinacombinedcrusadeagainsttheircommonenemy.But,whileGoodhopedtodestroythe
powerofPalaodrin,Evilsoughttogainit.Thecitywasoverwhelmedbythecombinedforces,unabletodefend
againstbothGoodandEvilatthesametime.Palaodrinfell.Duringthefighting,Mephistophelessearchedforthe
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swordwhichwasnotadifficulttask.WithitspowerhecouldoverthrowAsmodeusanddefeatGood,butwhenhe
wenttotakethesword,hefoundhimselfwoundedandtheswordgone.AlthoughGoodhadthoughttheswordhad
beendestroyed,therehavebeenthosewhohavefeltthattheSwordofPalaodrinuseditspowerofteleportationto
escapebothGoodandEvil,andnonehavebeenabletofinditsince.
Notes:Next,theSwordofPalaodrinisalittleoutofhandsoherearemysuggestionstoallyouDMs:
1) TheswordmustremainwithbothSLAYGOODandSLAYEVIL.Thiswillkeepsitsoriginandgoalsintact.
2) ChooseanytwoSpecialpowersotherthanthosementionedabove.Thisalsokeepsanyplayersreadingthis
fromknowingthewholestory.
3) Remembertheswordhasanegoof*21*.Playitassuch.Itgetsinterestingwhenthetwoegotistsclash.
4) Chooseoneabilityfromeachability,i.e.detection,immunities,protection,andsideeffects.Isuggestthatthe
personalattributemodifierbe1permanentlyontheplayersConstitution.C
XPValue:unknown

SwordofParrying

<Jared Thaler: ez040915@bullwinkle.ucdavis.edu>


Type:Sword(unknown)+X(DMsdiscretion,seePowers)
INT:low
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Therearemanyvarietiesandplussesofthissword,butallaremadeasdefensiveweapons,notoffensive.
If the person using the weapon parries (as per DMG optional rules) he/she gains the full weapon bonus
subtractedfromhis/herACinadditiontothe4bonustoACparryingnormallygrantsthecharacter.

Ifthewielderattemptstousetheweapontostrike,he/sheonlygetshalftheswordsbonus(rounded
down).

Theswordhassomeminorintelligenceitdoesn'tjustenhancethewielder'sattemptstoparry,ittakes
partinthefight,usingitsknowledgeofparryingtechniquetohelpthecharacterparry.Thus,onanyturnthat
thewielderattemptstoattackwiththesword,theswordgetsit'sowninitiativeroll.Thisrollisreducedbythe
swordspluses,withaminimummodifiedrollof1allowed.Theswordattemptstoparryallattacksthatcome
afterthisinitiative,sincethewielderisn'ttryingtoparryhe/shedoesntgetthe4ACbonusparryingnormally
grants,buttheswordbonusissubtractedfromtheACforallparriesafterthisnumber.Unfortunately,ifthe
wielderhasn'tgottenhis/herstrikeinbeforethis,theswordwillbetoobusyparrying,andcan'tbeusedfor
anythingelse.
Background:Therearerumorsofatrulyintelligentsword,withthespecialpurposeofdefendingitswielder,that
wasabletoparrymagicmissilesandononeoccasion,itiscreditedwithhavingsavedhiswielderfromthefull
forceofafireball,however,itisalsosaidtohavebeenincrediblyvainandrefusedtobeheldbyanymanwhofelt
heneededanyprotectionbesidethesword.It'sloveofshowingoffissaidtohavecausedthedeathofit'slastuser.
Notes:
ForExample:
Donthefighteriswieldinga+5scimitarofparrying(poorfool)againstthreekoboldsanda3 rdlevelfighter.
Inthefirstround,Donrollsa6forinitiative,theswordrollsa10(5for5)thekoboldsroll8,andthefighter
rolls3,thefighterwouldattack,andwouldhavetohitDon'snormalAC,Donwouldnotgettoattackon6,asthe
swordwouldhavestartedparryingon5,however,thekoboldswouldhavetohitDon'snaturalACminus5,asthe
swordlendsitsbonusestoACwhileparrying. IfDonisinplatethekoboldsdon'tstandmuchofachanceof
hittinghim.JT
ThisweaponwouldbeagreatsecondweaponforTwoWeaponStyle!Asanadditionalpower,theswordcould
alsouseitsplussestohelpthewielderonBlockattempts.Editors
XPValue:unknown

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SwordofPercivalIronheart
Type:Sword(unknown)+2vs.evilopponents
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,Law
Primarypowers:

Candetectgoldwithin60'.

Inapitchedbattlewhenitsowner'slifeisseriouslythreatenedbyanevilopponent,onanatural20tohit
thisswordturnstheopponenttosolidgold(savevs.Petrification).Anyattempttoexploittheswordforthe
sakeofproducinggoldhasa15%cumulativeforafumbleturningtheuserorexploitertogold.Theswordmay
notmentionthegoldmakingabilitysoasnottoencouragegreed.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofPolymorphing
<Arthur Giannakis: agia2@mfs02.cc.monash.edu.au>
Type:Sword(unknown)+2or+3(DMsdiscretion)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: AnyPCunwiseenoughtowieldthisswordwithoutidentifyingitwillfinditsweldedtotheir
handseventhoughit'snotcursedintheusualway.
Whenattacking,thefirstactualhitonamonsterwilltrytopolymorphthemonsterintoanotheronewhichexists
inthecampaign.Thefunwiththisisthatifthepartyisfightingaparticularly(notoverly)dangerousmonsterthen
thefirstblowstruckmaymakeitpolymorphintoasmallkoboldandtheneveryonecanhackittopieceswithease
withallPC'ssmiling.Butsincearolldetermineswhatthepolymorphwillbethepartycouldjustaseasilybefacing
anettinoneroundandthencouldberunningfromanancientblackdragonthenextiftherollisunluckywhich
couldputasmileontheDM'sface.
Notethatanysubsequenthitswiththeweaponwillhavenopolymorphingeffect,onlytheinitialhitonacreature
willhaveachanceatpolymorphing.Thefunpartisthatthepartywillalwaysbeguessingwhatwillappearnext
andsincetheweaponweldsitselftothewielderthenhe/sheisstuckwithituntilthecurseisremovedbyahigh
levelclericorpriestorsomething(DM'sdiscretionhere).
Thenumbersusedfortherollscouldallbeworkedwitha80%polymorphingchanceformonsters2hitdiceor
less60%chanceofpolymorphingcreatureswith23hitdice(againthechancescanbeuptotheDM)andsmaller
chancesofpolymorphingasthecreaturesfacedaremorefearsome(anancientdragonforexampleshouldneverbe
abletobepolymorphedandanytypeofundeadarealwaysunaffectedaswellasanylivingcreaturenotbeingable
tobepolymorphedintoundead).Ahundredsideddiecouldbeusedtoseewhatthemonsterpolymorphedinto
whenstruck.Youcouldhavesaya25%chanceofpolymorphingintoakobold,15%chanceitbecomesagiant,
10%it'sadragonetc...Thisisjustanexample,youcouldbereallyeasywithitorreallycruelandpolymorphinto
variousnastycreaturesallthetime...Usewhateveryoulike!ThePC'scanhavefunwithanitemlikethisbutthen
againtheDMcanalsohavefun(andgethisownback)soeveryoneishappywiththiscursedweapon.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofRandomFlaux

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>


Type:Cursedsword(unknown)+1
INT:none
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Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse:Thisisacursedweapon,itisactuallyaconduittorandomplanesofexistence,thuseverytimeitstrikesan
opponent,thereisa50%chancethatawildsurgefromthe TomeofMagic willoccur.Duetothemagical
energiessurroundingthisweapon,itis+1tohit/damage.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofReincarnation
<Scott D. Law: law@xip.nrl.navy.mil>
Type:Sword(unknown)+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thisisa+2swordthatautomaticallykillsonanatural20(DMmayoptionallyallowasaving
throwversusdeathmagic).Anycreaturekilledbythisswordisreincarnated.Theslainwillrememberthelast
hoursofitslife(likewhokilledhim/her)!
Notes:Itcanbestrangebeinghunteddownbyrabidsquirrels...SDL
XPValue:unknown

SwordofScything
<Dennis F. Maher: maherd@stricom.army.mil>
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thisweapondoesnotradiatemagicnordoesithaveanyplusestohit.Ithowevernegatesall
magicalbonusestoarmorclass(magicresistance mayallowarmorclasstobenormal)andhurtsanycreature
immunetomagicweaponsupto+3.TheDMmustdecidewhatthenonmagicalarmorclassofmagicalcreatures
is.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofSilence
<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)+1,+3vs.spellcasters
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thosestruckbythisswordmustmakeasavevs.Spellatnormalorbemagicallysilencedfora
numberofroundsequaltothewielderstotalexperiencelevel(multiclassedwieldersumuplevelsEditors).
Minorpowers:ThewieldermaycenterSilence15'Radiusaroundhimself3timesperday.
XPValue:unknown

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SwordofStrangeness

<Kkatman (Furry Rep): richa902@raven.csrv.uidaho.edu>


Type:Sword(unknown)+X(DMsdiscretion)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Appearsasasword+X,butwillbecomearandomweaponthecharacterisnotproficientwith
whenfirstusedtoattack.
Notes:Optionally,allowtheswordtochangeintoonlyotherswords,oranyweaponatrandom,includingthose
thecharacterisproficientin,justtogivehim/herachance!Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordoftheCursedGauntlet
Itisablackbladedswordwithagauntletattachedtothehilt.Thegauntletismadeinsuchawaythattheonly
waytousetheswordistoputonthegauntlet.Unfortunately,thegauntletonlygoesonthewronghand(i.e.left
handforarighthandedfighter)andcanonlybeusedbyfightersandswashbucklers.Onceon,itwillnotcomeoff,
exceptinrare,unexplainablecases.Dependinguponhowrecentlyithasbeenusedtokillsomething,itwillrange
incolorfromadull,grayishblacktoajetblackglossycolor.
Type:Cursedsword(anyonehanded)+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse: Now,themainreasonIintroduceditwasthis:tryusingabowwithaswordinonehand,andthehand
firmlywrappedaroundthehilt.Also,tryputtingonshirtswithoutcuttingthemup.Puttingchainmailandother
thingsonarealsoverydifficult.Afteracoupleofweeksgametime,Irelentedandlethimtaketheswordoff,but
onlybyputtingitintoaspecialsheath.Whentheswordcomesoff,thegauntletstayson,andtheswordisunusable
byanyoneelseduetoasharpedgedhiltthatwillcutthroughoutanythingexceptthegauntlet.Asatwist,youcould
maketheswordmagicalinsuchawaythattheuserbecomesaddictedtoit.
Notes:Neatidea!Howaboutlettingtheownerremovethegauntlet,buthis/herhandcomesoffwithit(magically
ofcourse,withnodamagetotheowner).Nooneelsecouldusethegauntlet/swordbecauseitwouldbeimpossible
towearwithsomeoneelseshandalreadyinside!Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordsoftheMagi
<a_copeab@ccsvax.sfasu.edu>
Type:Sword(unknown)+1,+2formages(only,notmulticlassedofspecialistwizards)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers(formagewieldersonly):

Actsasa+2berserkingswordbutwillNEVERhitanally...However,itmayhitatraitor.:)

LowersACby2.

Doublesthehitpointsofthemagetemporarily.

Allowsmagetoattackasafighterofequallevel.
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Background:Thesword'sprimarypowersonlylasts30minutes,attheendofwhichthemageisveryfatigued(2
tohit,10%chanceofspellfailure,andisat1/2movementforthenexthour).Itislight(magically)andcanbe
wieldedbyeventheweakestmage.
Notes:Howabout10%chanceofspellfailure/spelllevel,sincehigherlevelspellstakemoreofthemagesenergy
tocast?i.e.MagicMissilehasa10%chanceoffailure,Fireball30%,etc...Thatway,forthathour,themage
wouldbemorelikelytoonlyattemptlowerlevel,lesstiring,spells.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordoftheNight
Type:Sword(unknown)+1
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thoughmostmagicalswordsshedlight,aswordofnight,alsoknownasablacksword,shedsdarkness.
Thesword'swielderdeterminestheradiusofthesphereofdarknessgivenoffbythesword;itcanbefrom5'to
25',in5footincrements.Withinthisradius,allcreaturesbutthesword'swielderwillbeunabletoseeandwill
suffera4penaltytohitontheirattacks,aswellaslosinganyarmorclassbonusfordexterity.Infravisionand
ultravisionaresimilarlyuselesswithinthisradius.Thesword'susermayseenormallyinallrespects,however,
andcanusetheswordasa+1weapontohitandondamage.

Theswordcanalsocausefearinallcreatureswithinthedarknesswhofailasavingthrowvs.Spell(with
wisdombonusesapplicable).Thisfearpowerisgeneratedatthewielder'sunspokencommand,andmaybe
produceduptothreetimesperday.Creaturesaffectedbythefearwillmoveawayfromthedarknessatfull
speedfor27rounds.
Background:Alightspellcastontheswordwillnegateallofitspowers(exceptforits+1combatbonus)forone
roundperlevelofthecaster,iftheswordfailstosavevs.Lightning(ashardmetal).Acontinuallightspell(cast on
theblade)negatesthedarknesspowersfortwiceaslong,andthesaveismadeata3penalty.
XPValue:unknown

SwordoftheSpiderGoddess

<Caryl Takvorian: caryl@issolutions.co.uk>


Well,Ioncehada3rdlevelmagethatgothimselfavery,verypowerfulmagicitem...
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:20(?)
Ego:20(?)
Alignment:evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers(known):

5d20+20ofdamage.

AC5forwielder.

THAC0+5forwielder.

3attacksperround.

Abletowithstanddamageforwielder.

Gave50%resistancetomagic.
Background:Whatamunchkinitemyouareallyelling!!
Waitaminute.Ihadfoundtheitemwhenmypoor3rdlevelmageenteredalonetheLairofTheSpiderGoddess
ofourworld.LetmetellyouthatIwasn'tsupposedtoenterthelair,but...Therewasahellofatreasureinthere,
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andthespider,wantingsomefun,toldmycharacterthatshehadanhourtogetpreparedforaduel.AtthistimeI,
asaplayer,wasn'tsosurewhatwasgoingon,andwhoIwastalkingto.TheDMgavemetheDMGandtoldme:
"youcanfindanymagicitemexcepttheonesthatwouldallowyoutoescapewithoutfighting."
Ofcourse,Ilostthefight,butwasn'tkilled.Instead,Iregainedconsciousnessoutsidethelair,closetotheparty,
withthebigswordalongside.
Some hours later, I discovered that I was bearing (being a beautiful elven maiden) the Egg of the Spider
Goddess.Theswordhadthemissiontoprotecttheegg,andthereforemyself.Mycharacterwasdoomed,butIhad
quiteafunslayingtypeIIIdemonsinacoupleofroundsasa3 rdlevelcharacter.Asasideeffect,Ibecamea
Fighter/Mage,andthenaFighteralone.Intheend,tryinghardasImight,Icouldn'tfindawaytogetridofthe
damnthing(Iattemptedseveraltimestocommitsuicide,buttheswordwouldn'tallowme).Wellyouallsaw
"Alien"(the1stepisode)soyoucanhaveanideahowmycharacterended.Sad.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofTraitsAlteration

<zKharra Dom: nsbos0340@alpha.nsula.edu>


Type:Cursed(?)sword(unknown)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thisswordissemiintelligentthoughsingleminded.Thepersonwieldingthisweapontakes
onesignificanttrait,goodandbad,fromeachpersonharmedbythisweapononanaturalrollof20.Itcanbevery
useful.Youmaygaina+1toSTRafterfightinganogrebutyoumayalsogainaparticularbenttowardspetty
cruelty,atendencytobullythoseweakerthanyourself,oraminus1tointelligenceiftheogreisstupiderthanyou
arealready.Ifyoufightadragonyoumaygainaweakversionofabreathweaponbutyoucouldalsogaintheir
greedforgold.TheDMshouldlistalltheopponentsgoodandbadtraitsandchooserandomlyfromthem.
Background:Theswordisonlysomewhatdifficulttogetridofbutthetraitsshouldbereallyhardtogetridof
becausetheyreallydobecomepartofthepersonandthecharactercannotselectwhichtraitstokeepandwhich
onestogetridof.Thepersonisawarethathe/sheusedtonotpossessthetraitsandmayevenbementallytortured
bythefactthathe/sheenjoysgleefullycarvingupChipsandDalesinthewoods.
Notes: Thisweaponneedstobegiventoaplayerthatactuallycanroleplaytheinevitableproblemsthatwill
arise.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofTransference
<Nosferatu>
Thisbladeappearsbeautifulandalluring.It'shiltisencrustedinvaluableruby's,diamondsandemeralds.The
sworditself,ifappraised,willprovetobemadeofpureplatinum(impossibleunlessmagicallyhardenedpure
platinumissoftenoughtobendwithyourbarehands.Editors).
Type:Sword(unknown)+3tohit/+4damage
INT:Ascharactertrappedwithin(seePowers)
Ego:none
Alignment:Ascharactertrappedwithin(seePowers)
Communication:Speech;percharactertrapped(seePowers)
Primarypowers: Althoughattractive(savevs.Spell(Enchantment/Charm)3(5ifathief)orimmediatelypick
up)thisswordhasafewquirkstheDMshouldbeawareof.Forone,oncetouchedbyanyoneofanyraceor
class,theessenceofthecharacterisdrainedintotheswordandtheswordsessenceisinjectedintothecharacter.
Forinstance,amalethieffindstheswordandisinstantlyattractedtoit.Uponpickingitupablanklookappearson
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his/herface,andhe/sheremainsdazedfor1d4rounds(givingothersachancetotouchtheswordifdropped).Why?
Previously,afemalemagehadtouchedthesword.Heridistransferredintothethiefandthethief'sistransferred
intothesword.Theswordnowhasthemindandpersonalityofthethief.Thethiefisnowphysicallythesamebut
mentallyandspirituallythefemalemage,transferringthefemalemagesINTWIS,andCHAtothebodyofthe
formerthief(whichkeepsitsownSTR,DEX,CON,COM(ifused),andsex).Thethiefcannevertransferbackto
hisownbodynomatterhowmanytimeshisbodysnewownertouchesthesword.ItisthenuptothePCwhether
ornottheywanttoluresomeonetothesword(generatingthesavevs.Spell(Enchantment/Charm))orremaina
swordandcontinueplayingusingthenewcharacteroccupyinghisoldbody.Thecharacter'sbodywillprobably
(60%chance?)droptheswordwhenthetransferhappens.Theswordcanbesafelytouchedifthepersontouchingit
iswearinganyringofprotection,formeroccupantsoftheswordknowthis.Theswordcannotbewieldedinbattle
unlesstheuserhasaringprotection.
Notes:
Theswordmustbedeliberatelytouchedforthetransferencetooccur.Youcan'thitsomeonewithitanddrain
theirid.Ifdestroyed,theidwillcarryonasafreeflowingspirit.Nosferatu
Inaddition,ifthecharactertransferredtotheswordwasaspellcaster,theDMcouldallowtheswordtobeable
tocastanyspellsremaininginmemoryatthetimeofthetransferenceonce/day.Thiscouldbeattheswords
discretionoratthewielders,possiblydependingonhowclosethetwotransfereesalignmentsare.Editors
XPValue:unknown
Cost:90,000gp.

SwordofTravel
Theswordhasagoldtintexceptforthehiltwhichappearsblack.Thereisastoneinthebottomofthehiltthat
wouldappeartoshowthestarsinthenightsky.Ifthestoneiseverremovedtheswordwillturntodust.
Type:Sword(unknown)+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Neutral
Communication:none
Primarypowers: Thisswordgivesthewielder theabilitytotravel (noncombat movement)attwicehis/her
normalrate.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofWateryWrath
<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>
Thisblade wasforged onaworld where only water exists, andearthisnonexistent. Thebladeismadeof
Elementalwaterandisboundtogetherbyaforceofpowerfulmagic.Itisanextremelypowerfulweapon,butto
wielditthewouldbemastermustservetheforcesofNeutrality,orthebladewilltransformintoaWaterWeirdand
attacktheperson.
Type:Sword(unknown)+X(DMsdiscretion)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Neutral
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Onceadaytheswordcanbecommandedtotransformitselfintoa12hitdiewaterelementalwhowill
serveandprotectthemasteroftheweapon.

Furthermore,theswordcanbecommandedtochangeintoawateryformandconcealedinsuchthingsasa
waterskin,flask,orthelike.
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XPValue:unknown

SwordSnake
<aaw254@uriacc.bitnet>
#Appearing:
AC:
HD:
THAC0:
No.At:
Damage:
SpecialAttacks:
SpecialDefenses:
MagicResistance:
INT:
Alignment:
Size:
XP:

1
2
Small(12),Medium(34),Large(56)
Variesdependingonsizeorbywielderifusedasaweapon
2(slash/bite)
Small(16/12),Medium(18/14),Large(112/16)
Poison(onbite)
Immunetosleep/charm/coldspells
Small(10%),Medium(20%),Large(30%)
Veryintelligent
Varies
shortsword(S),longsword(M),totwohandedsword(L)
YOUDECIDE!!!!

Theswordsnakeswerefirstinventedbyaneccentricwizardthatgotconfusedwhiletryingtoenchantanitem.
Theresultwastheswordsnakes.Theswordsnakeshavethreedifferentlevelsofgrowth.At12HDthesword
snakeappearsasashortsword.It'spoisonisveryweaksaveat+2oryourskinbeginstohardenuntilitbecomes
metallic(14hr.andthendeath).At34HDtheswordsnakeappearsasalongswordanditspoisoniscapableof
killingin12hours,saveapplicable.AT56HDtheswordsnakeappearsasatwohandedswordandit'spoisonis
capableofkillingin1hour,saveat2.Thepoisonalsohasoneotherpossibleeffect,Ifthecharactersaves,thereis
aslimchance(5%)thatthecharactersskinwillhardenanyway,butthecharacterwillnotdie,insteadtheskinwill
becomenaturalandgivethepersonanaturalACof2.
Also,duetothenatureoftheswordsnake,ifitsalignmentmatchesthatofthepersonpickingitup,thesword
willnotattackandinsteadwillfunctionasa+4weaponoftheappropriatetype.Thesnakewillalsodefendit's
ownerandhasatelepathiclinkwithhim/her.Thesnakeiscapableofdetectingdanger ina30'radius.Ifthe
wieldersalignmentchanges,orifthesnakewhenfounddecidesthatitwouldbesuicidaltoattackthenthesnake
willwaituntilanopportunemoment(whenthepartyissleeping)toslitheroff,orifitisinit'salignmentitmight
crawlalloverthesleepingadventurerscuttingthemtoribbons.
Theswordsnakelookslikeanormalsword,exceptit'shiltismadeofgoldandthepommellookslikeasnakes
headreadytostrike,theyalwayshavesomesortofgemstoneforeyesandtheirbladesarealwaysrazorsharp.A
heatmetaloranytypeofspelllikethat(ifitworks)willkillaswordsnake.
Notes: Unusualideaforamonster/weapon,butshouldnttheSwordSnakesbeimmunetoheat,butharmedby
cold?Afterall,snakesarecoldblooded.Also,dotheysaveasmonstersorweaponsvs.attacks?Editors

Sword+1,+5vs.Masonry
Type:Cursedsword(unknown)+1,+5vs.masonry
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse: This weapon acts like anormal (NORMAL?!) +1 sword, until it comes within 10feet of any stone
construction.Thereupon,itforcesthewieldertoattacksaidconstruction,untilitisreducedtorubble.
Notes:Goodideabutwhydoesithavetobecursed?IthinkaSword+1,+5vs.masonrywouldbecool!Itcould
useits+5bonusagainstcreaturesofstone(Gargoyles,Golems,Stropers,etc...)andbeusedtocutthroughstone
wallsandsuch.Editors
XPValue:unknown
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Sword+1,+5vs.Wielder
Type:Cursedsword(unknown)+1,+5vs.wielder
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curse: Thismalevolentweaponhasasecretdesiretodestroyanycreaturewhopossessesit.Onanunmodified
attackrollof1,2,or3,theweaponstrikesthewielderformaximumdamage.
XPValue:unknown

Sword+1,+9Backstabber
<Paul David Walker: pdwalker@hk.super.net>
Type:Sword(unknown)+1,+9ifbackstabbing(notjuststrikingfrombehind)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Neutral
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Theswordfunctionedasa+1swordinnormalcombat,butduringabackstabitwouldbe+9.
Theproblemis,thatifithitswithasuccessfulbackstabattack,thewielderis DimensionedDoor'edinarandom
directionanddistanceaway.
Notes:WhyistheDimensionDoorabilityaproblem?Itoffersaquickstrikeandgetaway.Isuggest1d20x10
distanceusingad8todeterminedirection,1equalingthedirectionthewielderwasfacing,proceedingclockwise.
Editors
XPValue:unknown

TalkingBlade
Type:Sword(unknown)+2
INT:14
Ego:none
Alignment:LawfulGood
Communication:Speech;Common
Primarypowers:

SwordofDancing*onceaday(orlife/deathsituation).

+1STRand/orCONbonusonceperday(orlife/deathsituation).
Background:Theswordwaspossessedbyaspiritthatwaskilledbattlingdemons(i.e.demonwebpits).Thestats
andthepersonalityofthetrappedspiritcanbecustomizedtofityourcampaign.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofdancingpowers,page7.Decentitem,butthenameislameusesomeimagination!
Editors
XPValue:unknown

Talox

<brwheeler@internt.com>
Ithasabluebladewithalongblackhandlewhichendswiththeheadofagriffincarvedinit.
Type:Sword(unknown)
INT:none
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Ego:none
Alignment:neutral
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Abladewiththepowertocutthroughalmostanysurface,notincludingdragonsoranythingwithvery
thickarmor.Anythinglikealightlyarmoredcreaturecanbecutinhalfwithouteffort. Reduceswielders
THAC0byX.Editors

It shoots burningbladeshaped lightmissileswhichcan also penetrate thesame substances. Treat as


MagicMissiledoingS/Mdamageofswordtype(i.e.shortswordsdo16,longswords18,etc...)once/round.
Editors
XPValue:unknown

ThiefBane

<William O. Nielsen: nielsen@gdls.com>


Type:Cursedsword(unknown)+X(DMsdiscretion)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Curses:Whenevertheswordisusedtobackstaborhitanopponentfrombehind,itdisplacesthefrontoftheblade
toappearbehindtheuserandhithim/her.Thiswouldspellbadnewsforcowardlyand/orbackstabbingthieves.
XPValue:unknown

TonySword,The

<James Vincett: jvincett@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca>


Thepommelistheshapeofahumanhead,theheadbaldandthefacebearded.Theswordtalksincessantly,
gibberingawayaboutanytopic,constantlypesteringitsownerforattention.
Type:Cursedsword(unknown)+5
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common
Curses(?):

Ifitisalone,itweepsconstantlyaboutitsisolation,andcanbeheardtoarangeof10".Becauseofitsbig
mouth,chancesforrandomencountersaretripled(monsterswanttosilencethesourceofirritation).

Whenusedincombat,theswordscreamswheneverithitssomething,andberatesitsownerforusingitin
sucharoughmanner.
Thiswilltestthelimitofwhatplayerswillputupwithtohavesuchafineweapon.
Notes:Tonywouldnthappentobea(former?)memberofyourgroup,wouldhe,James?Editors
XPValue:unknown

UrtGollen
<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>
UrtGollenisabackstabbingweaponmadefromtheboneofablackdragonthighbone.Itshandleiscomposed
ofdarkstoneandwood,possibleebonyandbasalt,thebonespurisgleamingblackandcontinuallyoozesacid.
Type:Sword(unknown)
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INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Thewieldercancoattheweaponwithacid(andstopit)atwill.

Whenusedtobackstab,UrtGolleninflicts312pointsofdamage(otherwise16Editors)anditsacid
causes240pointsofdamageperroundfor5roundsunlesswashedoff.
Notes:Sketchyinfoonweapon,butagoodweaponidea.Hadtoputindamagewhennotusedtobackstab(should
beless,right?).Iwouldsuggestloweringtheaciddamage,itsalittlehighforsuchaweapon,especiallysincethe
acidneverrunsout.Maybe2d10ptsdamageforthefirstroundfollowedby2d8,2d6,2d4,and2hpdamageto
completethe5roundsnoted.Optionally,allowthe240ptsdamagefor5rounds,butrestricttheusetoonce/day.
Editors
XPValue:unknown

Widowmaker

<Steve Linton: sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk>


Type:Sword(unknown)+5vs.married(mated?)creatures
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Makeswielderattackthemarriedcreaturesaboveallelseasaberserkerofequallevel.
Notes:WaitjustaminuteSteve!Watchagotagainstusmarriedfolks?Besidesmywifewouldkilltheentireparty
togetherhandsonsuchanitem!Couldbefun,though.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Twohandedswords/Claymores
Biter

<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>


Biter isatwohandedestoc,aweapon inspired bytheGerman estoc,inessence atwohanded,3foot long
stiletto.
Type:Twohandedestoc+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Biterignoresphysicalarmor,whichmeansthatleather+5willonlyhelpyouachieveAC8againstit(AC
10minustheleathersbonusof+5,plustheswords+3bonusequalsAC8Editors).

Strikesas+5forpurposeofwhocanbehitbyit.
Background: Biter wasactuallymadebygoodmagesforthepurposeofdefeatingevilwarriors,butisnon
intelligentandcanbewieldedbyanyone.

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage179

Notes: Estocsgenerallydo1d6/1d8damage,soaspeciallymade,twohandedversionoftheweaponshoulddo
more.Iwouldsuggestusing1d8+1/1d12withaweaponspeedof7(normalestocis5).DMsrememberthat
estocsdopiercingdamageonly,makingthisweaponveryunique,andhardtomaster!Editors
XPValue:unknown

DoomBringer

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>


Type:Twohandedsword
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:ChaoticEvil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Certainlythistwohanded swordlivesuptoitsnamesake. Itisquiteanextraordinarilyevil weapon,


bearingthepowersofblackmagicinitsoverallcreation.Itisararefinalwordtypesword,whichmeans
anyopponentwhostrikesthemasterofthisRuneswordwillbeautomaticallyhitbyiteventually.

Buttheevildweomerof DoomBringer allowsittostealthelifeforceofitsvictims(ona17orbetter


score). Thevictimmustmakeasaveversusspellsorlosehis/hersoulforevertotheeverhungryDemonic
spiritofthesword.

Thebladehasnoactivebonus+'stohitordamage,butitcanaffectanycreaturesrequiringa+toaffectit.

ThoseofCEalignmentwieldingDoomBringergainaextraedge.
Theyaregrantedaspecialresistancetomagiccastatthem,a45%MR.
Thewielderofthisswordabsorbsthestolenenergyfromallofhisorhervictims...
Curses: Thebladewillbeconsideredcursedwhileinthehandsofanevilperson,andcannotberemovedby
normalmeans.
Notes:WhenDoomBringerstealsthelifeforcefromanopponentandtransfersittoitsCEwielder,whatexactly
transpires?Suggestion:wieldergainstheopponentsremaininghpsashealing.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Doombringer

<Jason Choi: ujchoi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>


Thisswordwascreatedbyahalfdrowsorcererinmycampaign.Itssentienceistheresultofamagicjarredsoul
ofaunknowndemonwithinitsglassblade.Thebladeiswroughtofcarefullycarvedglasstreatedwith Glassteel
andPermanencyspells.
Type:Twohandedsword+4
INT:17
Ego:9
Alignment:NeutralEvil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Theswordactsasaringofvampiricregenerationwhenusedincombat.Alldamageinflicted
uponafoe,thewieldergainsthestolenvitality.
Majorpowers:Onascoreofaunmodifiedtohitroll,thevictimstruckhastomakeasavevs.Wandat4or
witherfor1d8years.Thestolenenergyisgiventhewielderintheformofaddedexperiencelevels(1levelper
year/absorbed)foralimitedtime(10rounds).
Notes:Iwouldsuggestlimitingthemajorpowertoaddinglevelstothewielderiftheopponentstruckisofequal
orgreater level than the wielder. Thiswill keep the character from gaining temporary experience levels by
strikinglowerHDmonstersthatarenothreattohim/her.Editors
XPValue:unknown
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage180

DragonDeath

<Jim Vassilakos>
Type:Twohandedsword+3,+4vs.reptiles,+5vs.dragons,+6vs.wyrms(great/old/truedragons)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Ithasatendencytoglowwheninpresenceofthesecreatureswhichitdetestswithanunholy
wrath (Detect reptiles/dragons/wyrms 1mileradius suggested. What good would itdoifitdetected then any
closer?Imaginedetectingtheflying,divingancientreddragonorthechargingTyrannosaurusRexwhentheywere
even100ydsaway...Editors)
Majorpowers:Inthepresenceofwyrms,theweaponattainsdancing*capabilities,strikingasitswielderfor1d12
roundsbeforereturning.Note:regardlessofcircumstances,theweaponmaydanceonlyonceperday.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofdancingpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Dragonfang
<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>
Type:Twohandedsword+5
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:chaoticevil
Communication:none
Primary powers: Sword may change blade size upon command (suggest that Msized blades i.e.
long/broad/bastardswords...onlyretain+2bonus,Ssizedi.e.shortsword,dagger...receiveonly+1,bladesdoing
damageasswordofclosesttypeEditors)
Major powers: 10% cumulative chance per round of destroying magical barriers (Shield, Armor, Wall of
Whatever,PrismaticSphere,WizardLock,etc...)bystrikingbarrierwithsword.
Background:Abeastofatwohandedsword,almostintelligentImightadd.Dragonfangwasalwayschangingthe
sizeofhisblade...Fromdaggertotwohandedswordsized...Aniceattribute,especiallyforsneakinghimaround.
Dragonfanghadthe5crown,and5serpentmarks(+5weapon)andtendedtohitwhateveryouwereaimingatof
hisownaccord.Asidefrombeingjustabruteofaweapon,Dragonfanghadadisturbing(towizards)habitof
tearingupmagicalbarriers...10%cumulativechanceperround...ThelongestIeversawhimgobeforerippingit
downwas5rounds....
XPValue:unknown

Dragonsbane
<Rob>

Amassivetwohandedsword,withablade6feetlong,whilethehiltis1footlong.Hiltisplainlookingwitha
normalleatherwraparoundthepommel.Bladeisshinynomatterwhathappenstoit.
Type:Twohandedsword+5
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage181

ToanyonebutabarbariantheSwordistooheavytopickup,thoughbarbariansfinditratherlightand
wellbalanced.
Bladeglowsaneeriebluewhenwithinamileofanydragon,andbecomesbrighterasthewielderand
dragonbecomecloser.
Asuccessfulhitonadragonby4orbetterwilldrainalevelfromthedragon,andtemporarilygivethehit
pointstoitswielder(HPlevelCANgoabovenormal)butwatchoutbecauseassoonasthedragonisdeadall
thegainedhpswilldiminishatarateof2hps/rd

Background:ThismassivetwohandedswordwasagiftfromClanStonesmasher(aclanofMountain.Dwarves)
forhissavingofthedwarventownduringtheThirdDragonWars.Balathzarwasahugebarbarianwithstrength
beyondsomeGiants,itissaidhekilledhisfirstdragonbybreakingitsneck.With Dragonsbane,Balathzarlead
hisarmytodefeatthepowerfuldragons.AfterthewarBalathzarpassedtheswordontohissonandtheswordhas
stayed in his family ever since. Since barbarians dont usually keep records of history, no one knows who
Balathzarskinare.Thougharatherlargebarbarianwithsimilarattributeswasleadinghispeople, Dragonsbanein
hand,duringtheUndeadWars.
XPValue:unknown

Dragonswords
Here'sasword(actually3)Icreatedformyhomebuiltcampaign.Theyarethedragon'stonguesandarealltwo
handedswords.
Type:Twohandedswords
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:LawfulGood(golddragon),LawfulEvil(reddragon),LawfulNeutral(combined)
Communication:none
Golddragon(flame)tongue:
Primarypowers:

Actsasnormalflametongue(Seedescriptionofflametonguepowers,page7.Editors).

WhenattackingCEbeingsthewielderreceivesa+1bonustohitand+2bonustodamage.

Ifanevilbeingattemptstopickupthisitemtheymustsavevs.DeathMagicorbeslain,330pt.damage
ifsaveismade.
Reddragon(flame)tongue:Hasthesameabilitiesasgolddragonbuteffectinggoodinsteadofevil.
Abilitiesofthetwojoinedtogether: Theunionofthetwospiritsawakensthemfromtheirdormantstate(the
weaponwillonlystaytogetherfor14daysatwhichpointitwillseparateandcannotberejoinedfor10years).
Primarypowers:Normalflametongueproperties.
Minorpowers:Thewieldermaycastanywizardspellfrom1stthrough3rdlevelonceaday.
Majorpowers:Thewielderisimmunetoallflameandcanissueforthaconeoffirefromthebladecausing10
100pt.ofdamagethreetimesaday.
Background: ThedragonstongueswereforgedbyaGrandMasterofBalance(inmycampaignIhavethree
ordersofmonksLNorderofbalance,LGorderofflowers,LEorderofdarkness)tocounterextremes.Hewanted
tokeepthebalance,withapowerfulweaponthatinitselfisbalanced.Hesoughtoutahuge,ancientreddragonand
golddragonandslewthemboth(firsted.dragonsanda21 stlevelmonk,remember?).Thesetwodragonswerethe
mostpowerfuloftheirkindandcompletely,totallyopposedintheirethos.Withthehelpofapowerfulwizardand
Primus,GodtypeinNirvana,hefusedthetonguesofthetwodragonstogethertocreateapowerful,buthighly
unstable,instrumentofneutrality.Heusedthistwohandedswordtokeepthebalanceinhisrealmforfiveyearsat
whichpointtheopposedspiritswithintheswordsplitapartinafierycataclysm(alwayswantedtosaythat)and
weretossedtooppositeendsoftheplanet.Now,onlyintimeofgreatneedcanone(oneofgreatpowerand
representativeofneutrality)calluponthetwoswordstojointogethertoputdownanextreme.
Notes:Nicelythoughtoutweapon.Powerful,butthetimetousethemajorpowersislimited.Nicestoryforthe
background,Ivealwaysbeenpartialtomonksbeinginvolvedinmycampaignssomehowtoo.Editors
XPValue:unknown
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FinalJustice

<Thomas Weigel: nsbos0340@nsula.edu>


Type:Twohandedsword+1,+2vs.neutrality,+3vs.evilorchaos,+5vs.chaoticevil
INT:13
Ego:18/25(seeMajorpowers)
Alignment:LawfulGood(painfullyso)
Communication:TelepathyEditors
Primarypowers: FinalJusticeisagreatsword(Isupposeitismostsimilartoatwohandedsword)ofpower.
Thosecreatureswhicharefromtheinfernalplanestakedoubledamagefromthebladewhenitstrikes(bonusesto
damageareaddedafterthedoubling,notbefore).
Majorpowers:
TheswordhasaformofESP,andiscapableoftellingifanothercreaturehasbrokenalaworcommittedatruly
evil act (or both) within the past 24 hours. Breaking the law consists only of those things which might be
punishablebydeathorsomethingsimilar(suchasbeingblindedordehanded).Trulyevilactsincludemurder
(withoutexcellentreason),rape,torture,andknowinglysentencing(byword,deed,orsilence)anotherpersonto
anyofthese.
Ifitsensessuchapersonnearby,theswordwillurgeitsbearertotakethepersontotheauthorities,orkillthe
personifnoauthoritiesarepresent(althoughitisnotadversetokillingregardlessaslongasgoodenoughreason
exists).Notethatifthebearerissuchaperson,theswordwillurgethebearertodosotohimself!Indeed,inthis
caseanegocheckmustbemadenottoobey...
FinalJusticehasanormalegoof18,buthasanegoof25versusanybearerwhohascommittedanactofevilor
brokenalawunderthenormalconditionsforthesword.
XPValue:unknown

God'sEdges
<Tim Dickinson: dickinst@crl1.crl.aecl.ca>
Type:Twohandedsword+4
INT:17
Ego:22
Alignment:LawfulGood
Communication:Telepathy
Primarypowers:

Detectevil100'radius.

Findanddisarmanytrapwithin50'.
Major powers: Any evil creature struck by God's Edges will be affected by the permanent explosive runes
inscribedonthebladeateachhit.
Background:
WhentheDevilWarsofancientTherakeshbroughtmanydarkandevilyearstothoselands,therewasone
championofgoodwholedthevanguardagainstwickedness:thePaladinDyrm.LordDyrmwasordainedbythe
GodofTherakesh,andgivenaswordofsuchvastpowerthatdarknesscouldneverstandagainstit.Tobesure,
Dyrmusedthisblade,calledGod'sEdges,tosucheffectthatTherakeshwaspurgedwithin5years.
NowGod'sEdgesresidesintheStateCapital'sCathedral,placedtherebyLordDyrmaftertheDevilWars.The
protectionofthePriestsofGodhavekeptitsafe,thoughseveralattemptsatthefthavebeenmadeovertheyears.
XPValue:unknown

Horgon
<ben@ocvaxc>
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage183

Type:Twohandedsword,frostbrand*
INT:14
Ego:none
Alignment:ChaoticNeutral
Communication:Speech;Common,ChaoticNeutral,andGargoyle
Primarypowers:Inadditiontothefrostbrand,itcastsStrengthonitswieldertwiceaday(3hoursduration)
Majorpowers:CastsHealonceperday.
Background: Horgon isagruff,broodingswordthatspeaksinadeepvoiceandshoutsDIE,FIREGIANT
SCUMwhenstrikingafiregiant.Ithassimilarmessagesforotherfireusingcreatures.Hegetsalongallrightwith
hiswielderandotherfightersorpeoplewhoareCN.Hedoesn'treallylikeWilde(seepage75),anintelligentflame
tonguelongsword.Horgon'sprimarygoalisglory.
Notes:*Seedescriptionoffrostbrandpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

IceMaiden
<Andy Richards: ajr@uplx.co.uk>
Thisisatwohandedsword(5ftlong)ofpolishedbluesteel.Itisalwayscooltothetouch.
Type:Twohandedsword,frostbrand*
INT:13
Ego:17
Alignment:none
Communication:Telepathy
PrimaryPowers(functionsat14thlevelwhereapplicable):

BondedtoParaElementalplaneofIcesothatasuccessfulhitinflictsanadditional28pointsofcold
damage.

Wielderisgranted(single)WeaponSpecializationintwohandedsword.
Minorpowers:

2/daycaninflictaVampiricTouchonasuccessfulhit.

1/daycancastaWallofIce.

Notethattheswordisneverdamagedbycoldbasedattacks.
Curses:Versuscoldbasedattackstheownersavesat2andtakesanadditionalpointofdamageperdie.
Background:
Theswordwillonlysurrenderitspowerstoanewowneriftheycananswerthefollowingriddle:
Iamsometimesblack,
Yetyoumayseethroughme,
Ifloatuponmyself,
Butinthesun'seyesIamnothing.
Eachtimethehiltisgraspedthisriddlewillbeposedtelepathicallytothewielder.Theanswertotheriddleis
ice,ifthisanswerisnotgiventheswordceasescommunicationandfunctionsasafrostbrand.Theswordwill
giveeachwielder3guessesbeforeitconsidersthemtoostupidandgivesupasking.Fromthispointonthesword
willforeverfunctionasastraightfrostbrandforthatcharacter.
Iftheswordhasaspecialpurposeitisunknownatthistime.
Littleisknownabouttheoriginofthesword.Ithasrecentlyfeaturedintalesrecountedbymercenariesreturning
fromtheTheocracyofthePalewhereskirmishesagainsttheSnowandFrostBarbarianshavebeenwidespread.Itis
saidtohavebeencreatedbytheIceMageZuberinwhomakeshishomeamongtheglacialnorthernwastes.Rumor
hasitthattheswordwasgiventothechiefoftheFrostBarbariansinexchangefortheserviceofonehundredhand
pickedwarriors.Thelimitedinvestigationsintoitsoriginconductedbymorereliablesourcesfavortheviewthat
Iuzhimselfmayhavehadahandinitscreation.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage184

Notes:*Seedescriptionoffrostbrandpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

IronFist

<Gian Luca Sacco: gls@cdi.cdc.com>


Type:Twohandedsword+1tohit/+2damage
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primary powers: When the wielder holds it firmly in front of him/her shouting IRONFIST, the blade
polymorphsitselfintoahugearmwithpowersequivalenttothe Bigby'sCrushingHandspell.Thiscanbedone
threetimesperday.
XPValue:unknown

Kobold'sDoom
<Jeff Hildebrand: jrah@space.honeywell.com>
Type:Twohandedsword+3
INT:Low
Ego:High
Alignment:none
Communication:Speech;Common,kobold(?Editors)
Specialpurpose:Killkobolds
Background:Iplayedwithaguywhosecharacterhadanintelligent2handedswordthathatedkobolds.Itwas
loud,andrealdumb.Itwas+3+3,sothecharacterreallywantedtouseitintoughsituations,butifwewereagainst
4ogresand1kobold,thefighterwoulddrawhisswordandrunoffafterthekoboldleavingustofighttheogres...
Notes:Aneatwaytolimitapowerfulmagicweapon!IbettheDMregularlythrewlargemonsterswithkobold
cannonfodderatyourparty.Editors
XPValue:unknown

MagicBane

<Dalamar the Dark: cnmartin@mindspring.com>


Craftedfromastrangemetal,thesword'sbladeisanonyxcolor,seemingtopullalllightsourcestoit,though
ratherthancausingthebladetoshine,itseemstobecomedarker.Thehiltiswrappedtightlywithleatherstrips,
thoughifthestripsbecomeremoved,itisplatinum,adornedwithsapphiresandrubies.Thepommelcontainsa
crimsonredgemsphereembeddedintoit.
Type:Cursedclaymore+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Grantswieldera+2bonustoallsavesagainstmagicalspellsorattacks.

Whenincontactwithawizardormagicalcreature(thisincludesdragons),thereisa45%chancethatthe
bladewillcausethecreaturetobecomeblinded,deaf,ormute,dependinguponDMdiscretion.

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Majorpowers:Whenanyspellormagicaleffectisusedagainstthewielder,thereisa60%chancethattheeffect
orspellwillreboundandaffectthecasterwithtripledforce.(Thus,awizardcastinga6d6fireballaffectedbythis
powerwouldsuffer18d6damagehimself,whilehavingnoeffectonthewielderofthesword.Allotherswithin
areaofthefireballarestillaffected,andthecasterisaffectedevenifoutofrange,thoughhemaymakeasavevs.
Spellwitha+1bonusforhalfdamage).
Curse:
Wheninthepresenceofamagicalcreatureorwizard,thebladeflareswithapalebluelight(seepingfromthe
sheathifnotdrawn)andimmediatelydiesdown. Theownermustimmediatelydrawthebladeifnotalready
unsheathed. Thebladethenseemstodarken,andbuzzesinsidethewielder'shead,causingthemtogointoa
trancelikestate.Thewielderfeelsanuncontrollableurgetoattackthemagicallyenhancedcreatureorwizard,and
willnotstopuntileitherthemageorcreatureisdead.
Allmagicalitemspossessedbytheholderoftheswordmustmakeasavevs.crushingbloworlosetheirmagical
affects,asdoallitemswithin30'oftheblade.Thisdoesnotincludeartifacts,astheirpoweristoogreatforthat.
Notes:Antimagicswordsarepopularitemsforplayerstocreate.Thisoneisfine,althoughthereboundingof
magicalattacksbackattheircasterfortripledamageisalittleexcessive.Simplynotbeingaffectedbytheblastof
afireballisrewardenoughforusingthesword,andIwouldrecommenddecreasingthereboundeffectnotedhere
toregulardamage,withnodoublingortriplingoftheeffect.Thecasterisinforabigenoughsurpriseasitis!
Editors
XPValue:unknown

Preintelligentsword
<Matthew Ford Silvia: msilvi31@maine.maine.edu>
That'sright,it'snotsmartyet.Here'sthedeal...
Type:Claymore+3(seePowers)
INT:none,willacquireINTof1stpersontheswordactuallykills(seeBackground)
Ego:none,willacquireEgoof1stpersontheswordactuallykills(seeBackground)
Alignment:none,willacquireAlignmentof1stpersontheswordactuallykills(seeBackground)
Communication: none,willacquireSpeechwithknownlanguagesof1 st persontheswordactuallykills(see
Background)
Primarypowers:LocateObject(usuallyaspecificholyobjectorartifact)once/day.
Background:Anoldpaladinhadspenthislifeonaquesttofindaholyrelic,andhadswornnevertorestuntilhe
hadrecoveredit.Onhisdeathbed,hisqueststilluncompleted,hebeggedthepriestsattendinghimtocommissiona
local enchanter to create a vessel for him to continue his mission. A magnificent claymore was fashioned,
enchantedto+3,setwiththeappropriatespells(includinglocateobject,magicmouth,magicjar,andpermanency)
andwasbroughttohim.Hewastocompletearitualofpurification,afterwhichhewouldimpalehimselfonthe
blade,transferringhislifeforcetoit,alongwithhissentience.Hediedduringhisfinalnightoffasting,andthe
bladewastakentothetemplevaultwhereitwaseventuallyforgotten.Eventually,itwastakenbyathief,andlater
fellintothehandsofaPCfighter.Thebladehasneverkilled,andisstillwaitingtotransferthelasthitpointfroma
sentientbodytoitself. Inotherwords,thefirstvaguelyintelligentthingthisguyactually kills withthesword
becomesit'spersonality!
XPValue:unknown

Rogenwohr,SwordofMight
<kl81@maristb>

Rogenwohr (pronouncedROWJENWHORE)iscraftedofadamant,mithril,andplatinum.Thebladeispure
adamant,whilethehiltismadeofamixtureofmithril,andplatinum.
Type:Twohandedsword+3
INT:Low
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Ego:High
Alignment:ChaoticGood
Communication:TelepathyandSpeech;Common,Giantclasses(any)
Minorpowers:LightningBolt(at15thlevel)once/day
Background:
Wielderiscompelledtocallswordbyfullname,whiletheswordkeepssaying,Thename'sRoger!.
Hegetsoffendedwhenpeoplerefertohimasabastardsword,andreplies,Hey,Idon'tcallyouabastard<enter
racehere>!,unless,ofcourse,itisahalfelfwieldingit,inwhichcasehewouldjustmuttertohimself.
Rogerhastwomodesofcommunication,speechandtelepathy.However,heusesthematinopportunetimes.He
willspeaktelepathically,wheninpublic,andwhentheownertalkstohis/hersword,helookscrazy.Hewillspeak
loudlywhenyouaretryingtosleep,oraretryingtosneaksomewhere.Rogercanreadhiswieldersmindaswell,
butdoesn'ttellhisownerthat.Rogerwasmadetokillthoseraceswhichmakeupthegiantclass,andthereforecan
speakallofthoselanguagesveryfluently,butpreferstojustscreamthemostfoultauntsatit'sopponents,ifthey
areofthegiantclass.
Thespecialpoweroftheswordisitabilitytofirealightningboltasa15thlevelwizard,onceperday.Rogerwill
nottellhisownerofthisability,unlessitisamatteroflifeanddeath.
Rogerisofchaoticgoodalignment,andcanonlybeusedbypeopleofgoodalignments.Ifanneutralperson
touchesthesword,theywillbejoltedfornodamage.Ifanevilpersontouchesthesword,theywillbejoltedfor10
pointsofdamage,withnosavingthrow.
ItisrumoredthatthespiritofRogenwohrwasarangerinhisformerlife.
XPValue:unknown

SpellSucker
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
Amassivetwohandedsword,itsbladeofsolidgoldisinscribedwithmanyspellsusedinbattlesofwar.
Type:Twohandedsword+1,+2vs.spellcasters
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Gives17%MagicResistance.
Majorpowers: Whenithitsawizardorthelike,arandomspellofthevictimissuckedfromhis/hermindand
theninscribedontheblade,unlessasavevs.Spellismade.Thissaveismadeata1forevery2pointscausedby
theblade'sbasedamage(1d10/3d6plustheweaponbonus).
Background: Thereareusually14runes(alsoknownasspells)alreadyinscribedonsuchabladewhenfound.
Scribingaspelloffoftheswordistreatedasifitwereascroll,causingthespelltofadeoffthebladewhilebeing
transcribed.Thegoldpiecevaluefortheweaponaloneis25,000!
Notes: FYI... weaponbladesshouldnotbemadeofsolidgold,electrum,orplatinumbecauseofeachmetals
inherentsoftness.Solidgoldwouldnotretainanedgeofanysharpness,andplatinumissoftenoughtobendby
hand.Ifusedforanythingotherthanornamentalweapons,gold,electrumandplatinuminweaponbladesmustbe
mixed or used as inlaid designs with harder metals (i.e. steel, adamantium, silver, bronze...) or magically
enchantedtoproduceusableblades.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Spirit'sReach

<Micheal J. Korvak: fsmtw1%alaska.bitnet@utarlvm1.uta.edu>

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage187

Itshandleandhiltaredoneinabirdmotif,theprimaryelementsareivoryandsilverinabirdshape.Thebladeis
nondescriptandmadeofadullgreymetalthatholdsakeenedge,itscompositionisindeterminablebymortal
magic.
Type:Twohandedsword+3,+5vs.outerplanarcreatures
INT:High(percoatl)
Ego:none
Alignment:ChaoticGood
Communication:TelepathyandSpeech;anylanguage
Primarypowers:

Spirit'sReachhasaprimarypurposetodefeatbothagentsofthebloodwar,accomplishingthisthrough
thepowerofdisintegrationagainstouterplanarcreatures(asDMGsectionforspecialpurpose).

Itsmostremarkableabilityisthatitcarriesdamageacrossplanestothetruebodyofthefienditisslaying,
soifitiskilledinahitpointforhitpointfightonthisplaneitwilldieonit'shomeplane.Thedisintegration
powerdoesnotcarryacrosstheplanes.
Minorpowers:Spirit'sReachispossessedbythespiritofacoatl,grantingitsownertheabilitytogoetherealas
thepsidevotion3timesadayforadurationof2turns.
Background:
Spirit'sReachwillnotallowitselftofallintoevilpossession.How?Suggestdoingmassivedamageiftouched
(3d10?).Whataboutneutralcharacters?Suggesthavingtheswordfunctionasonlya+3.Editors
Demonscansensethenatureoftheswordsdamageandwilltakeappropriateactionagainstthewielder.
XPValue:unknown

Starblade

<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>


Thesemightybladesarehugetwohandedswords.Nineareknowntoexist,oneforeachalignment.Theseblades
are extremely powerful, and one will only allow itself tobe used bymortals ifsome dire threat exists toits
alignmentthatsaidmortalcansomehowrectify.
Type:Artifactorrelic;Twohandedsword+7
INT:25
Ego:none
Alignment:varies,oneswordexistsforeachalignment
Communication:telepathywithwielder
Primarypowers(allblades):

DetectMagic.

DetectInvisibility.

Detectevil/good.

Dispelillusionontouch.

Immunitytofear.

Immunitytocharm/sleeptypepowersandspells.

Infravision/Ultravision120'.

Globeofinvulnerability.

Tongues.

Thebladesarehighlyintelligent,andwillonlycooperatewithanindividualofthesamealignment.

Eachswordistooheavytobeusedbyanyonewithastrengthbelow25,howeveriftheswordallowsitself
tobeused,thenitwillbestowsuchstrengthonitswielderwhilebeinginactiveuse.

Theswordwillbondwiththewielder,fusingitslifeforcewiththatofthewielder.Thiseffectivelygives
thewielderanadditional100hpwhileincontactwiththeblade.(Fordamagepurposes,ifforexamplea50hp
creaturewieldsaStarblade,everythirdhpofdamagesufferedwillbesubtractedfromthecharitselfetc.)

Theswordisintelepathiclinkwiththewielder,allowingthewieldertousethe25intelligencetoward
illusionsdetectingpurposes.
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Eachalignedbladehasitsownspecialpowers(bybladealignment):
Alignment:
LawfulGood
NeutralGood
ChaoticGood
LawfulNeutral
TrueNeutral
ChaoticNeutral
LawfulEvil
NeutralEvil
ChaoticEvil

Once/Day:
HolyWord
HolyWord
HolyWord
PrismaticSpray
PrismaticSpray
PrismaticSpray
UnholyWord
UnholyWord
UnholyWord

Twice/Day:
Heal
Heal
PolymorphSelf
DimensionDoor
TeleportWithoutError
DimensionDoor
PolymorphOther
Harm
Harm

Four/Day:
LightningBolt
ShockingGrasp
ShockingGrasp
IceStorm
ConeCold
IceStorm
BurningHands
BurningHands
Fireball

Alleffectsofonceperdayareat24 thlvl.,alleffectsoftwiceperdayareat16 thlvl.,alleffectsoffourtimesa


dayareat8thlevel.Shouldthewielderbeslainwhilewieldingthesword,thusalsohavingdepletedthesword'shit
points,thesworddiesonthisplane,andwillautomaticallybetransportedtoitsownalignment'splanetobe
regenerated,aprocessthattakesd10years.
Background:
DuringtheAzithianRacewars,fourofthesebladeswereknowntohavebeeninuse.TheChaoticGoodblade
wasinthehandsofthebrilliantgeneralSarpedonofCronShander.CronShandersidedwithPiraztheMad,and
wasleveledinthefinaldaysofthewar,whenPirazwasalreadykilled.AzithDenggisrumoredtohavebeen
personallyresponsibleforthekill.ThelawfulneutralbladewaswieldedbythesorcererSzartaxVI,descendantof
thewarriortowhomisnamedthearmor.HeusedittogreateffectinthedefenseoftheCapitalofSzartax.He
killedAnchises,whenhisstriketeam,bythengrownintoaveritablearmyofdrow,goblinsandhumanthugs,
attemptedatooboldstrokeoftorchingthecitiesgrainsupplies.DuetotheswordSzartaxVIsawthroughtheir
coveringillusions,notoneintenofAnchises'bandsurvivedthetraplaidforthem.Theneutralevilandchaoticevil
bladeswereusedtogreateffectbythegreatdrowandogregeneralsPhaedraandMegaera.Thecurrentlocationsof
noneofthebladesisknown,thoughthelawfulevilswordismostlikelyinthehandsoftheRoyalHouseofthe
Drow.BothSzartaxVIandSarpedonweremembersoftheCouncilofTwelve.
XPValue:unknown

StarFighter
Type:Twohandedsword+2
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:CreatesFaerieFirearoundanyopponent(s)within10'radiusofwielder.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofDragonkind
<Ron Bolinsky: pitt1@ptd.net>
TheSwordofDragonkindisatwohandedswordwithagoldenhilt.Thehandguardsoftheswordmakeupthe
wingsofthedragonandaheadisformedwherethebladeandhiltmeet. Inscribedonbothsidesofthesword
beginningat the base oftheblade and extendingupward iswhat appears tobe thebreathofadragon! The
inscriptionextendsapproximatelyfiveinchesandisproportionatetothedragonhead.
Type:Twohandedsword+1,+4vs.specificdragontype(seePowersbelow)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
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Communication:none
Majorpowers:Thewieldermaycausetheswordtounleashabreathweaponofaspecifictypedragon(ageseven)
twiceperday.Todeterminethedragontypeandbreathweaponoftheswordrollonthebelowtable.Toenactthe
BreathWeaponpowertheuserrubstheBreathWeaponinscriptionabovethehilt.Thistablerollalsodetermines
thespecificdragontheswordreceivesits+4tohitanddamagebonusesagainst.
1d20
1-2
3-4

Dragon Type
Red Dragon
Gold Dragon

5-6
7-8

White Dragon
Silver Dragon

9-10
11-12

Black Dragon
Copper Dragon

13-14
15-16

Blue Dragon
Brass Dragon

17-18
19-20

Green Dragon
Bronze Dragon

Breath Weapon
Cone of Fire - 90 long, 5 wide at base, 30 wide at end.
Cone of Fire - 90 long, 5 wide at base, 30 wide at end. or
Chlorine Gas Cloud - 50 long, 40 wide, 30 high.
Cone of Frost - 70 long, 5 wide at base, 25 wide at end.
Cone of Cold - 80 long, 5 wide at base, 30 wide at end. or
Paralyzation Gas Cloud - 50 long, 40 wide, 20 high.
Acid Stream - 5 wide 60 long .
Acid Stream - 5 wide, 70 long. or
Slow Gas Cloud - 30 long, 20 wide, 20 high.
Lightning Bolt - 5 wide 100 long.
Cone of Sleep Gas - 70 long, 5 wide at base, 20 wide at end. or
Heat Cloud - 50 long, 40 wide, 20 high.
Chlorine Gas Cloud - 50 long, 40 wide, 30 high.
Lightning Bolt - 5 wide 100 long. or
Repulsion Gas Cloud - 20 long, 30 wide, 30 high.

Swordsarerolledfortheirtypewhentheyarefound,andthiswillneverchangeastheswordsarenotintelligent.
Thetargetmaytakehalfdamagefromthebreathweaponfunctionifhe/she/itsavesvs.BreathWeaponperusual.
A minute 1% of these swords will have ALL breath weapon powers and the breath weapon spewed forth is
determinedrandomlyontheabovetableeachtimeabreathattackisused.Iftheswordisoneoftheserare1%,itis
also+4tohitanddamageagainstALLdragons.
Background:TheSwordofDragonkindoriginatedfromananonymoushighpowermagewhosharedhissecretof
Dragonkind with fellow mages, now many Swords of Dragonkind exist throughout the different worlds of
AdvancedDungeons&Dragons.Manygreatwarriorshavebeenknowntoholdoneoftheseprizedswords.Itis
againstaperson'salignmenttousethisswordiftheswordspecificdragonisoppositeoftheirs!
Notes: The sword doesnt actually contain the power. A cube of imprisonment has each dragon type trapped.
When the power is called upon, a vortex opens up instantaneously and the Dragon breathes his terror at the user's
target! - RB
XPValue:7,500

SwordofLife

<Avatar463@aol.com>
Averylarge(6+)twohandedswordwithfourancientrunesetchedontotheblade.
Type:Twohandedholysword+X*(SeePowers)
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Good
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Itisaverylargesword(length6'+)andcanonlybeusedbycharactersofatleast18/25STR.

Inthehandsofanyothergoodalignedfighteritis+2/+2anddoes2d6vs.allcreatures.

Inthehandsofapaladinitis+3/+3anddoes2d8vs.allcreatures.
Majorpowers: Inthehandsofapaladinitfunctionsasanormalholysword*,butitalsohasaspecialpower.
Inscribeduponthebladearefourrunes.TheseareinanincrediblyancientdialectandtheDMshouldmakethe
partyspendalargeamountoftimeandefforttodiscovertheirmeaning.TherunesspellthewordLIFEandas
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage190

soonasthepaladinismadeawareofthishebecomesawareoftheswordsspecialpower.Onlyatthispointdoes
thespecialpowerbegintofunction.Onceperweekifthepaladiniskilledinbattletheswordwillautomatically
resurrecthim/heronthenextround.Thereisnorollforsurvivalrequired,noconstitutionislost,andhe/shemay
immediatelyreturntobattle.Thepaladinmayalsousethisonsomeoneelseifwishedbytouchingtheswordto
theircorpseandsayinglife.Thiswillcastanormal Resurrectionspellontheperson.Ineitherusethesword
willonlycastoneResurrectionperweek.
Curse:

Ifanynongoodneutraltouchestheswordtheyareimmediatelyparalyzedfor1d4turnsanddropthe
sword.
Ifanyevilcharactertouchestheswordtheyreceive10d4damageanddropthesword.
Ifanantipaladintouchestheswordhereceivesthenormaldamageforanevilcharacter,butmustalso
saveversusDeathMagicwithnobonusesorimmediatelydie.

Thereisnowaytoavoidtheseeffects.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholypowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

SwordofPiraztheMad

<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>


Thehandleoftheswordismadeofgoldandsetwithahugerubycontainingthesoulofanancientarchdemon.
Type:Twohandedsword+4
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Doesdoublethedamageofanormaltwohandedsword.
Minorpowers: Thisgreatmithrilbladeisunaffectedbyanyspellsitselfandconveysa50%magicresistance
uponthewearerwhilewielded.
Majorpowers: The blade isnot affectedbyanyform ofmetal. Hence whenusing theweapon onarmored
opponents,anymetallicarmor,evenifmagical,thisarmorcanbediscountedfortohitpurposessincethebladewill
slicerightthroughit.Thiseffectcanalsodestroytheweaponsofthosebeingfought,orusedtoslicethroughiron
doors,chainsandothermetalitems.Notethatthiscanbeverydestructiveforthearmoroftheopponent,DM's
discretionwillbeneededtoimposeACpenaltiesonthosewhosearmor'shavebeenravagedbythisblade.
Background:Thisgreattwohandedbladecanonlybewieldedbythosepossessingastrengthof18/00orgreater.
(thegreatwarriorPirazwasrumoredtohavehadanaturalstrengthof19,ANDuseda Girdleofstormgiant
strength).
XPValue:unknown

SwordofRax

<Cassius Di Cianni: cassius@dcc.unicamp.br>


Type:Twohandedsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers:
TheSwordofRaxisatwohandedsword+3,whichhasaspecialbondwiththeElementalPlaneofEarth.Ifthe
wielderdrivestheswordpointfirstinthegroundandsummonsthestrengthoftheland,he/shecangreatlyaugment
his/herownphysicalstrength.Ifthewielderletstheforceofthelandflowthroughthebladeandintohis/herbody
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foroneround,his/herstrengthisincreasedto18/00.Ifhe/shedoesthisfortworounds,itisenhancedto19,andto
20ifitisdoneforthreerounds,whichisthemaximumstrengththeswordcangivethecharacter(strengthofa
stonegiant).
Forthispowertowork,theswordmustbethrustintonaturalgroundoranartificialfloorcomposedofsomesolid
mineral(likestoneormetal)whichisindirectcontactwiththenaturalground.Therefore,thepowerwillnotwork
onawoodenfloor,ashipatseaoronthesecondfloorofabuilding.Thewieldermayabsorbamaximumofthree
roundsofenergyperday,butmaydivideitinmorethanoneactivationofthepower.Thisway,he/shecanincrease
his/herstrengthto18/00threetimesperday,to18/00andto19onceeach,orto20once.Theaugmentedstrength
lastsfor2d4+2rounds.
Background:
TheSwordofRaxwasgiventoJazhiofRax,OverkingofAerdy,ruleroftheGreatKingdom,circatheyearof
196(CommonYear),asagiftfromthedwarvesoftheIronHills.Theswordeventuallybecameoneofthesymbols
oftheCelestialHouseofRax.Approximatelyonehundredandsixtyyearslater,whenNyrondwasfightingagainst
theGreatKingdomforitsindependence,anddecadencebegantocreepintotheCelestialHouse,PrinceHarwakof
Raxrefusedtoacceptthepoliciesimposedbyhismadfather.TheOverkingaccusedhimoftreasonandsentenced
hisownsontodeath.ThePrincethenstoletheswordandranaway,swearingthatsomedayoneofhisdescendants
wouldreclaimtheMalachiteThroneandrestorethegloryandhonoroftheGreatKingdom.Abouteightyyears
later,thelastruleroftheHouseofRaxfelltoassassinationduringtheTurmoilBetweenCrowns,whenthedemon
seeingHouseofNaelexascendedtheMalachiteThrone.
Inordertohidehisidentityfrom theassassinssent out byhisfather,Prince Harwak adoptedanewname.
Unfortunately,historical recordsarevagueandconflictingatbest,regardingthenameassumedbythePrince.
Legendhasit,however,thattheSwordofRaxwaspassedfromfathertosonoverthegenerations,andremainedin
possessionoftherightfulheirtotheMalachiteThroneatleastuntilcirca480CY,whenthebladewaspresumably
lostinabattleagainsttheforcesofIuz.
LegendhasitthatonceeverycenturytherightfulheirtotheMalachiteThrone(andonlyhim)canusetheSwordof
Raxtosummononehundred24hitdiceearthelementals,aslongastheproperwordsareknownandthisisdoneto
protecttheGreatKingdom.
XPValue:unknown

SwordofWarding

<Robert Johan Enters: whisper@wpi.wpi.edu>


Type:Twohandedsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Good
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Thistwohandedsword+3shedsalightthatisharmfultoundead.Thelightwillactasacleric
of12thlevelintermsofturningundead.Thoseundeadthatcannotescapethelight(i.e.areforcedtobewithin20'
ofthesword)areweakened1hpperround.
Background: Theswordisonlyusablebygoodcharacters,themomentanevilcharactertouchesthesword,it
flaresupanddeliversburningdamageof4d8regardlessofprotectiontheevilcharactermightbetoting.
XPValue:unknown

TreasureSword
<Victor Danilchenko: x30kb%cunyvm@ugw.utcc.utoronto.ca>
Type:Twohandedsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Good
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage192

Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Treasureswords emanatesunlight whichdestroysvampiresonsight,stunsormakesfleeother lesser


undead,andgivescombatpenaltyequivalenttoBestowCursetogreaterundead.

GivesequivalentofProtectionfromEviltoitswielder.
Background:Thisswordcanbewieldedonlybyagoodcharacter(anyfighterclass)againstevilopponentsonly
the sword will not damage neutral characters, even those threatening the wielder. These swords cannot be
purchased or given the sword itself guides a worthy character to find it. Treasure swords guide a worthy
charactertoitselfthroughdreams,animals,etc. Thecharactermustbeonaquestforagoodcausetofindthe
sword(letDMdecidewhichcauseisimportantenough).Theswordwilldisappearaftercompletionofthequest
andgoesbacktoitsrestingplace.Theswordisprotectedbypowerfulmagic,andcannotbefoundunlessthesword
willsit.
XPValue:unknown

Trollkiller
<Graeme Adamson: graeme.adamson@digitec.co.za>
TherewasoneswordinacampaignIran,calledTrollkiller.Itwasablack,6'long,twohandedsword,andended
upinthehandsoftheparty's(female)paladin.
Type:Twohandedsword+3
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:Good
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Forceswieldertoattacktrollsonsight,doingdoubledamageonhits.
Background:Thebladeworkedasadvertisedexceptwhentrollswerenearby,whenthebladewouldvibrate,and
the wielder would be forced to attack, doing double damage. If the wielder tried to use another weapon, it
teleportedtothewielder'shands.Italsohatedmindflayers,exceptthatithadnobonuses,andcausedonlyhalf
damage.Needlesstosay,therealwaysseemedtobetrollsandmindflayersaround.Thisswordscaredthehellout
oftheparty,becauseyoucouldn'tgetridofiteither(italwaysreturned).
XPValue:unknown

UnholyDefender+5
<Lee Hambly: lee@cnssys.com>
Thisswordhasajetblackhilt,andablademadeofpureobsidian.
Type:Twohandedsword+5,unholydefender*
INT:none
Ego:none
Alignment:none
Communication:none
Primarypowers: OnlycanbeusedbyLawfulEvil,NeutralEvil,ChaoticNeutral,orChaoticEvilcharacters.
AnyoneofgoodalignmentgraspingtheblademustmakeacheckagainstSlayLiving.
Minorpowers:WhenmagicwordisspokenitcastFireShield(cold)overthewielder.
Majorpowers:Whencommandwordisspokenthebladebecomessurroundedinlightning(damageequaltolvl8
lightningbolt.InthepresenceofTakhisistheswordbecomesatwohandedsword,+10oflifegiving.
Background:
TheunholydefenderisasworddesignedbymeasaweaponfortheleaderoftheknightsofTakhisis.Thesheath
hasawhetstoneringaroundtheopeningweartheswordisinsertedtokeepitsharp(itcangodullfromusebecause
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage193

themagicwillbedrainedifnotsharpenedbythewhetstone).Thissheathcanonlybeusedforthissword,andwill
meltanyotherplacedinitandmakethewhetstoneuseless.
ThisswordwasgiventotheleaderoftheDarkKnights(inmycampaignhisnameisMalakCorinth)byTakhisis
herself,justbeforeshehadlefttheworldofKrynn.TheswordwasthenblessedbyherDarkMajestyandallother
godsofevilandbesiegedtoMalak. SincetheendoftheChaosWarshehassuccessfullyusedtheswordto
conquerTaladasandSolamnia.
Notes:*Seedescriptionofholyanddefenderpowers,page7.Editors
XPValue:unknown

Hellblades
<Bill Schwartz (Urklore the Iron - Leader of Anime Adventurers): urklore@tiac.net>
Type:Swords(varies)ofsharpness+3*
INT:variesbyblades
Ego:variesbyblade
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers(allblades):

EachswordfunctionsasamodifiedSwordofSharpness*.

Theyshedlightoncommandoftheirnaturalcolorina30'radius.

Theseweaponsaresopowerfulandevillyenchantedthatifbrokentheywillsimplyreformthemselves
andifevertornawayfromtheirownertheywillsimplyslideclosertogetwithinthepresenceoftheirowner,
distancenotbeingafactor,thoughitmaytakesometimetogettoitsownerifthedistanceisverygreat.

However,theirmostknownpoweristheability,onanatural20,tosuckthevictim'ssoulformhis/her
body,thuskillingthevictimoutright,andfeeduponit.ThepossessorofaHellbladeisalsofedbythesword
someofthesoul'slifeessenceaswell.Thistranslatesintothevictimreceivingoneofthevictim'spowers,
attributes,etc.,aschosenbytheDM.Theowneriscontinuouslyfedthesoulandretainstheaddedpoweras
longashe/sheholdsontothesword,lettinggooftheswordbreakstheumbilicalcordoftheswordtothe
owner.Theswordcontinuouslyfeedsonthesouluntilitstrikesanothervictimwithanatural20wherethe
processstartsalloveragainandtheownerlosesthepoweroftheoldsoulandgainsanother.IfaHellblade
sucksanexceptionallypowerfulsoul(10+Level/HD)thepossessormustimmediatelymakeaWIS/4checkor
theswordwillbecomefrenziedandcauses(actually forces)theusertoattackfor1d4roundsthenearest
livingthinginhopeofadditionalfeeding!
Background(allblades):
ItwasrumoredmanyayearagothatduringthegreatwarswhentheElvesunitedtobattletheDarkElvesandto
causethemtofleetothevastunderground,Gulgaraith,awellexperiencedfighter/mageDarkElf,forgednumerous
swordsofgreatpowertohelpinthosewars.ThisishowtheHellbladescametosurfaceonthemortalworldof
man.Nobodyknowshowmanybladeswereactuallyforgedandenchantedandhowmanystillexistaftersomany
centuries.Allthatisknownisthattheyareweaponsofevilpower.
ThoseslainbyaHellbladearedead,andcannotberaisedorresurrectedshortofawish.Notethatundeadandthe
likehavenosoulandonanaturalrollof20onlySharpnessSeveringoccurs.Each Hellblade alsohasanego,
intelligence,andadefensivepowertohelpitsowner.Hellbladescannothowevertalk,usetelepathy,andthelike.
Curse(allblades): Ifa Hellblade evercomeswithin50'ofanothereachpossessoroftheblademustmakea
Wisdomcheckat5orbeforcedtoslaytheother.Thissaveismadeperrounduntiloneoftheotherisslain,the
swordsareseparatedfromtheradius,ortheswordsaresomehowseparatedbyadifferentdimensionorsuch(such
asputtingitinaPortableHoleorBagofHolding).
Notes:*Seedescriptionofsharpnesspowers,page7.Editors

KnownHellblades
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ExcaliburJunior
Aperverted,twistedversionofthatsaintlyweapon.
Type:Broadswordofsharpness+3*
INT:15
Ego:10
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithapurpleradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Minorpowers:ThebladehasthepowerofArmor(purpleglow)thriceperdayforitspossessoratthe12 thlevelof
ability.

Souleater
Type:Broadswordofsharpness+3
INT:16
Ego:10
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithablackishradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Minorpowers:ThebladehasthepowerofGhostArmorthriceperdayforitspossessoratthe12thlevelofability.

Soulsucker
Type:Longswordofsharpness+3
INT:17
Ego:12
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Itglowswithasicklygreenish/yellowishradianceoncommand(30rad.).

Theswordgrantsitspossessor37%MagicResistancewhenheld.
Minorpowers:GrantsthewieldertheabilitytocastMinorGlobeofInvulnerabilitythriceperdayatthe12 thlevel
ofability.

Soulzapper
Agreatsword(twohandedsword)ofpureblacksteel.
Type:Twohandedswordofsharpness+3
INT:17
Ego:12
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:

Itglowswithabrightredradianceofthefiresofhellitselfoncommand(30rad.).

TheswordgrantsitspossessorFireResistancewhenheld.
Minorpowers:GrantsthewieldertheabilitytoMirrorImagethriceperdayatthe12thlevelofability.

Soulskinner
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Type:Shortswordofsharpness+3
INT:17
Ego:10
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithabrightyellowishradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Majorpowers:GrantsthewieldertheabilitytoStoneskinthriceperdayatthe12thlevelofability.

Souldrainer
Type:Broadswordofsharpness+3
INT:17
Ego:10
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithasicklypurplish/yellowishradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Majorpowers: Grantsthewieldertheabilityto NegativePlaneProtection thriceperdayatthe12thlevelof
ability.

Lifesucker
Type:Broadswordofsharpness+3
INT:16
Ego:12
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithabrightyellowishradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Minorpowers:

GrantsthewieldertheabilitytoResistColdthriceperdayatthe12thlevelofability.

GrantsthewielderProtectionFromGoodthriceperdayatthe12thlevelofability.

Hellbearer
Type:Broadswordofsharpness+3
INT:17
Ego:14
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithacolorlessradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Minorpowers:

GrantsthewieldertheabilitytoAlterSelfonceperdayatthe12thlevelofability.

GrantsthewielderNonDetectiononceperdayatthe12thlevelofability.
Majorpowers:GrantsthewielderImprovedInvisibilityonceperdayatthe12thlevelofability.

Soulswallower
Type:Twohandedswordofsharpness+3
INT:17
Ego:15
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
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Primarypowers:Itglowswitharainbowhuedradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Majorpowers:GrantsthewielderAntiMagicShellthriceperdayatthe12thlevelofability.

Soultaster
Type:Shortswordofsharpness+3
INT:15
Ego:12
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithabluishradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Minorpowers:

GrantsthewieldertheabilitytoWaterbreathethriceperdayatthe6thlevelofability.

GrantsthewielderBlurthriceperdayatthe6thlevelofability.

Souldevourer
Type:Bastardswordofsharpness+3
INT:16
Ego:13
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithagrayishradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Majorpowers:GrantsthewielderTensersTransformationonceperdayatthe13thlevelofability.

Lifeeater
Type:Scimitarofsharpness+3
INT:17
Ego:10
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithapurerubyradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Minorpowers:GrantsthewieldertheabilitytoHastethriceperdayatthe12thlevelofability.
Curse:TheuserisagedtwoyearsperuseoftheHastepower.

Lifelicker
Type:Broadswordofsharpness+3
INT:17
Ego:17
Alignment:Evil
Communication:none
Primarypowers:Itglowswithablackradianceoncommand(30rad.).
Majorpowers: Thisswordcan RaiseDead itspossessor onlythriceperdayatthe12 thlevelofability.The
possessorwillsimplyrisebackupfromthedeadwith1hitpointandoneconstitutionlessbutwillstillbeableto
functionnormallywithouttheneededrest.

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TheTwelveSwords

<krautp@sncad.snc.edu & Matthew J. Christensen: LOKI@uwyo.edu>


From<JimJClend@aol.com>;...TheTwelveSwordSectioncontainsmaterialbyFredSaberhageninhis"The
CompleteBookofSwords"series;whichwerepublishedbyTOR.......Thenamesandstoriesofeachswordcome
fromSaberhagen,however,someone[krautp@sncad.snc.edu&MatthewJ.Christensen]wenttoalotoftroubleto
makeupgamestatsforthem.
From <Blake E. Jenkins: blakejenkins@juno.com>; Much enjoyed reading the gallery, but I have one
comment:yououghttogiveFredSaberhagensomecreditforinspiringthewriteupoftheTwelveSwordssection.
Theswordsare"lifted"fromhisBooksofSwordsseries.
Asistheintentionofallbladesinthisbooks,nocopyrightinfringementisintendedagainstMr.Saberhagen,
TORPublishing,oranyotherrelatedentities.Thegamestatscreatedforthebladesbytheauthor(s)inthisbook
arebasedonMr.Saberhagensworks andaresimplyfortheenjoyment anduseofplayersinterested.The
Editors.
Allofthetwelveswordsareidentical,exceptforthewhitesymbolonthepommel.Thebladeofeachis3'long
and2"thick(Ithink).Thebladecontainsaveryintricatepatternthatiflookedatappearstodescendintotheblade
atleastafoot.Thehiltoftheswordshastwodragons(Chinese)spiraledintoafigureeight.Theentireweaponis
madeoutofablackmetalthatreflectslightandatthesametimedoesn't.Thehandleislargeenoughforonlyone
handandhasastandardwrap.Thecounterweightisadiscwiththesymboloftheswordononlyoneside.Each
weaponifofexquisitequalityandtheywillnotbemistakenforanythingbutoneofthetwelveswords.TheDM
shouldgiveeachoftheswordsabonusjustforthisfinecraftsmanship.Afterall,Vulcanforgedthem.
Primarypowers(allblades):

Unlessotherwisestatedtheswordsgrantnobenefitunlessdrawn.

Whenusedeachswordpulseswithmagic.Thewieldercanfeelthisandanyinthevicinityshouldbeable
toalso. (Youwalkintoaroomandfeelyourhairsstandonend,someoneisdefinitelywieldingpowerful
magichere!!!)

Theswordsshouldbetreatedasalongswordsthatcanonlybewieldedonehanded.

Alloftheswordsareunbreakable(exceptasnotedinShieldbreaker'sdescription).

Theyretainanextremelykeenedgenomatterwhattheycutorarestruckagainst.

Unlessotherwisestatedeachweaponis+1"tohit"and+3damage.

Ifanyoneshouldusemorethanoneswordatatimethemagicsfromthedifferentbladesheiswielding
willblendtogetherinthewielder'sbodyandflowthroughonesword.Theoveralleffectislessthanpleasant
andonlycharactersofaboveaverageconstitutionshouldbeabletodothisandremainconscious.Towield
more than two weapons the wielder would have to have phenomenal constitution. This should exclude
magicallyenhancedstatisticsastheswordsthemselvesarethemostpowerfulmagicsknown.Alsoanyother
magicsontheusersbodywouldblendwiththepowerofthesword.Thiscouldcausenothingorsomeeffect
asinfluencedbythestrengthofthemagic.TheDMshoulddecidethisonhis/herown.
Background (all blades): The gods were bored with watching mankind. They desired some new form of
entertainment.Vulcansuggestedthattheythrowsomeweaponsofpowerontothegameboardoflifeandwatchthe
humansscrambletoobtainthem. TheothergodsagreedandVulcansettowork. Hewentintotheworldof
mankindandbroughtoneither8or12humanapprentices(It'sbeenawhilesinceIreadthebookthiswasin)to
helpforgetheweapons.Vulcanthenwenttoagreatvolcanoandcreatedaworkshophalfwayupitsside.Thegod
thenwenttowork.Heforgedthetwelvebladesandtogivethemtheirpowers,hequenchedthebladesinhuman
blood(vs.water).Heobtainedthisbloodfromhisapprentices.Onlyoneoftheapprenticessurvivedtheforgingof
thebladesbuthelostanarm.Thisapprenticeistheonlymanalivetohaveseenandhandledall12swords.The
quenchingoftheswordsinthebloodofhumanswasVulcan'smistake.Itmadethebladestoopowerful,itgave
themtheabilitytokillthegodsthemselves.Thegodsrealizedthismistaketoolateandintheseriesallofthegods
aredead.
Notes(allblades):
Firstofallawarning.Theswordsshouldn'tbecasuallyintroducedintoacampaign.ANYoftheswordscankill
ANYgod.Noif,ands,orbuts.Farslayer,andShieldbreakerarethemostnotable,buttheotherswordscoulddoit
to.Whenaswordisdestroyed,itisDESTROYED.Ifanythingiswieldingtheswordthatisdestroyed...well...can
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wesay"dead?" Theonlypartoftheswordthatsurvivesdestructionisthehilt. Thebladeoftheweaponis


completely,totally,entirely,irrevocably,gone,byebye,nothingleft.
OncedestroyedthereisNOwaytobringbackasword.Intheseriesthegodscouldn'tdestroytheswords(the
swordsweremorepowerfulthanthegodsthemselves).AlloftheswordexpectWoundhealerhadbeendestroyedat
theconclusionoftheseries,buttheDMshoulddecidethecurrentstatusofeachblade.MJC
The12Swordsareweaponsofartifactproportion. Consideringtheirpowersincludeinstantdeathtothose
struck by the blade, instant destruction of equipment struck by the blade, etc... these weapons can be game
breakersifplayedintheirstrictliteraryinterpretations.Thestatisticsforeachblade,whileperhapsnotexactlyin
linewiththepowersattributedtotheminMr.Saberhagensbooks,havebeencreatedwithattributessothatthe
swordsmaybeusedbyDMsinadventuresasplotdevicesoractualweapons(forveryhighlevelcampaigns).
Ihavetriedtocombineourcontributingauthorsinterpretationsofthebladespowersintodescriptionsthatbest
portrayaplayableversionofeachblade.IwouldhighlyrecommendreadingMr.Saberhagensbooksifyouare
interestedindecidingforyourselfifthefollowingdescriptionsaretruetohiswriting.Editors

Shieldbreaker(SwordofForce)
Symbol:warhammer

Primarypowers:

ThemostpowerfuloftheTwelve.Theswordpreventsanyharmtocometothewielderfromanytypeof
weaponorspell(directorindirect/physicalormental).Thesworddispelsalldetrimentalspellsusedagainst
wielder,evenwithoutbeingdrawn.

Whentheuserisindanger(theswordisneverwronginthisrespect)itbeginstothumploudly.Thesound
growsinintensityasthedangerbecomesmoreimminent(likeaheartbeatasonegetsexcited).

IftheswordisdrawnwhenitperceivesPHYSICALdangeritcannotbereleaseduntilafterallopponents
aredefeated,forcingthecharactertoattackanyremainingthreats.Theonlythingthattheswordwillnoteffect
isunarmedopponentsifanyoneoranythingattacksthewielderwithoutweapons(orspells)theswordwill
pass,harmlessly,throughthemasiftheyweremadeofair.Thebladeenablesthewieldertosimultaneously
attackallthreateningopponentswithinreachatonce.Foreverypersonwhoattacksthewielderwithaweapon
orspell(inmeleerangeofthewielder)theswordwill:
1d100
Effectonsuccessfulhit(noSavingThrow)
120
Destroysopponentsweapon(s).
2130
Cutsoffweaponhand*
3136
Cutsoffweaponarmatelbow*
3740
Cutsoffweaponarmatshoulder*
4143
Cutsoffbothhands*
4445
Cutsoffbotharmsatelbow*
4648
Cutsoffonelegatknee*
4950
Cutsoffonelegathip*
5100
Kills
*WeapondoesdoubledamageandvictimmustmakeSystemShockrollorfallunconscious.
Curse:

Theswordgainsitsstrengthbydrawingfromthewielder,foreveryfiveroundsofcombatitreducesthe
wielder'sStrengthbyone(i.e.2pointsofSTRperturn).Thewielderisnoteffectedbythislossuntilall
combatisdoneandthemagicoftheswordnolongersupportshim/her.Ifthewielderisbelowonepointof
Strength,he/shewillbecomatoseuntilhe/shereaches1point;regainingonepointaday.Afterthishe/shewill
regain3pointsperdayfortotalrest,or1pointadayforrestingandtraveling(ridingONLY).

Theswordgainsitsstrengthbydrawingfromthewielder,foreveryfiveroundsofcombatitreducesthe
wielder'sStrengthbyone(i.e.2pointsofSTRperturn).Thewielderisnoteffectedbythislossuntilall
combatisdoneandthemagicoftheswordnolongersupportshim/her.Ifthewielderisbelowonepointof
Strength,he/shewillbecomatoseuntilhe/shereaches1point;regainingonepointaday.Afterthishe/shewill
regain3pointsperdayfortotalrest,or1pointadayforrestingandtraveling(ridingONLY).
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Background: Shieldbreaker is the only known way to destroy the other swords except Woundhealer.
Woundhealerdoesn'treallyclassifyasaweaponandnooneknowswhatwouldhappenifthetwowerebroughtinto
combattogether.(Itdidhappeninthelastbookandbecauseofareallyhokeysetofcircumstance Shieldbreaker
wasdestroyed.Thisleft Woundhealerastheonlyswordinexistence.TheDMshoulddecidehowhewantsto
handlethisparticularencounter.)

Stonecutter(SwordofSiege)
Symbol:blockwithawedgeofitcutout

Primarypowers:

Stonecutter slicesthroughrockandstone,literally,asahotknifewouldthroughbutter.Ifit'spointis
restedonstone,itwillbegintocutit,withjustitsownweight.

Stonecutter maybeusedtotunnelthroughstoneatarateof3"(thisisassumingthereissomeoneto
removethedebris,orthatthetunnelerisgoingup,lettingthedebrisfallbelow).Thetunnelwouldbeabout
fourfeetindiameter.

Stonecutter has no combat bonuses in addition to the standard benefits of a sword, unless fighting
creaturesmadeofstone.ThenStonecutteraddsa+4tohit,anda+6todamage.Onamodifiedrollof19or20,
theswordwillcutoffastonecreatureslimborappendage,andonanaturalrollof20,itwilldestroythe
monster.Whenusedagainststoneworksitdoes15pointsofstructuraldamage.

Doomgiver(SwordofJustice)
Symbol:ring(circle)
Primarypowers:
TheSwordofJusticethrowsthepoweroftheopponent(s)'sattackbackatthem.ActsasaRingofSpellTurning
(andoverpowersaring)againstspells.Attackswithmeleeweapons:attackerrollstohit,ifthescoreisenoughto
hit the ATTACKER he/she rolls for the amount of damage he/she *would* have done, then Doomgiver hits
him/her,causingthatmuchdamage.
ItturnsALLattacksmadeatthebearerbacktotheirsource.Blowsstruckatthebearerwillbeinflicteduponthe
attacker,andallsortsofspellswillsimilarlyturned.Cursesinflicteduponthebearerwillbeturnedbacktotheir
source. The book hints that this happens whether or not the sword was carried at the time of the cursing or
spellcasting,i.e.pickinguptheswordremovesanycursesorilleffectsfromspellsthatthewieldercurrentlysuffers
fromandsendsthembacktotheircreators.
Background:Doomgiveristheleastknownswordasitwasdestroyedwithouteverhavingbeenusedwherethe
tellerofthestorycouldinformthereadersofitspowersindetail.ThisswordwasdestroyedbyShieldbreaker.

Sightblinder(SwordofStealth)
Symbol:aneye,closed

Primarypowers:

Whentheuserwearsthissworditmakeshim/herappeartoallothersaswhattheyfearorlove,depending
onwhoandwhattheyarethinkingofatthattime.Usuallygroupsseethewielderasthesameperson,butthat
personcanchangeiftheviewersthoughtschangedrastically.Iftheviewerhashostileintentions,generally
thewielderisseenasaperson/monstertheyfear. Innormalencounter/reactionsituations,thewielderwill
appearasalovedone,adjustingtheencounterinthewieldersmaximumfavor.

Theimagethewieldertakescannotbechosen,itmayormaynotappeartobewearingasword.

Thewieldercanseethroughallillusions,magicalorotherwise.Theswordactsasa TrueSeeing spell


whendrawn.
Background: Sightblinder isuselessagainstthewielderof Shieldbreaker (evenif Shieldbreaker issheathed).
Sightblinderdoesn'tgiveoffthesameintensesenseofmagictheotherswordsdo.

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Woundhealer(SwordofMercy,SwordofLove)
Symbol:openhand

Primarypowers:

TheSwordofMercycannotharmanylivingcreature,evenindirectly.Ifthrustintosomeoneitwillheal
(asthespell),curedisease,cureblindness,andregenerate.Onceinsertedintoabody,theswordguidesthe
wieldertotouchareasofthebodyneedingattention,asitslicesthroughthebodywithouteffort.

If used against undead, they must save vs.Death Magic at 8,orbe rendered dead. Undead without
corporalbodies(ghosts,specters,phantoms,etc.)canbehit,thesworddoesthedamageasalongsword+3

Evilcreaturesfromtheouterplanescanbefoughtwiththissword.Itdoesdamageasalongsword+3.

Ifusedagainstnonorganic(neverliving)objectsitusesthenormalplusesforasword,anddoesdamage.

IfabsorbedintoawielderholdingmorethanoneoftheTwelve,thewieldercannot bephysicallyor
mentallyharmed.
Background: WoundhealerwastheonlyoneoftheTwelveSwordsleftattheendoftheseriesofnovels.Itis
generallythoughtthatWoundhealerandFarslayerwouldmutuallydestroyeachotherifbroughtintocontactwith
eachother,althoughthiswasnevertested.

Mindsword

Symbol:banneronpole
Primarypowers:
Allintelligent,semiandup,creatureswhoseethissworddrawn,becomethefaithfulservantsofthewielder.
Creatures under the power ofthe Mindsword will follow ANY command given bythewielder, even suicidal
instructions,withnohesitation,butnotinstructionsthatthefollowersthinkmayharmthewielder.Iftheaffected
creaturescannotunderstandthewielder,theywillfollowsimplehandsignalsorgesturesandwillgenerallydo
whattheythinkisinthewieldersbestinterest.
The followers remain faithful until 24 hours after the wielder sheaths the blade, a new person wields the
Mindsword,ortheyhandleoneoftheotherTwelveandmakeasave.PossessingoneoftheotherTwelveallows
thepersonasavevs.SpellnottobecontrolledbytheMindsword.IftheMindswordanditswielderareoutofsight
thesaveisat+4.Doomgiver'sandShieldbreaker'swieldersareimmunetotheMindsword.

Soulcutter(SwordofDespair,Tyrant'sBlade)
Symbol:none

Primarypowers:Itspowercreatesthoughtsofabsolutehopelessnessinallwithin100yardsradiusofthedrawn
sword.Thewielderisalsoeffectedbythesword.Allwithintheradiusofeffectsinktotheground,sohopelessthat
theycandonothingbutstareattheground.CarryinganotheroftheTwelvewillgivethewielderasavevs.Spellat
+5.Oncetheswordissheathedallpeopleeffectedslowlyregaintheirnormalworldviewandrecover.
Curse:ThewielderofSoulcutteragesoneyearforeveryroundtheweaponisdrawn.Thewieldercannotreturn
thebladetoitssheathunlesshe/shealsocarriesanotherswordandmakeshis/hersavewhenSoulcutterisdrawn.
Background:Shieldbreaker,whichneednotbedrawn,istheonlyprotectionfromtheeffectsofthesword.Inthe
series,wieldingSoulcutteragedtheSilverQueen30yearsin5minutes.
Notes: SincethewieldercannotsheathSoulcutter(unlesshe/shearealsoholdingShieldbreakerinwhichcase
he/shewouldn't feel theilleffectsofSoulcutter),thewielderwilleventuallydiefromoldage,thusnolonger
wieldingthesword. Thennoonewouldbeabletoapproachtheunsheathedswordasallwithin100yardsare
affected by the hopelessness. Causes quite a dilemma. Perhaps we should say that the sword needs to be
presented,muchlikeapriestusingaholysymbol.Ifthewieldersuccumbstothehopelessnessanddropstothe
groundwiththesword,theeffectwearsoffeveryonein1d6turns,agingthecharacter1060yearsintheprocess,
assuminghe/shesheathstheswordimmediatelyuponsnappingoutofthehopelessness.Editors

Townsaver(SwordofFury)
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Symbol:crenelatedwallwithupraisedarmholdingsword
Townsaver issomewhat similarto Shieldbreaker,initseffectsonopponentsincombat.Theswordprotects
innocents(unarmedcivilians)fromharm.
Primarypowers:

The sword is activated by the peril of innocents (unarmed civilians, particularly children) within the
wielderssight,andwhenactivated,itbeginstoemanatealowwailthatculminatesinanearpiercingshriek
(similartoababyscry).Thecryslowlydiesoutwhenthedangertotheinnocentshaspassed.

Wieldercannotbecontrolledbyanotherbyanymeans(i.e.spell,psionics,magicitem,etc...).

Ahighlyskilledfightermaybeabletocontrolthesword.If(Level+INT+WIS+CON)>55.Ifthe
wieldercancontrolthesworditdoesnotusethetableabove,nordoesitgiveanattackforeachattacking
opponent.AbilitiesoftheCONTROLLEDTownsaver:Adds1tothewieldersattacks/perround+3tohit/+3
damage.

Theswordwillforcethewieldertoattackanyforceofcreaturesthatthreatensinnocentsinsightofthe
wielderuntilsuchtimeasthethreateningforceisdefeatedorretreatsoutoftheswordbearerssight.

ThedisadvantageofTownsaveristhatitdoesnotprotectthewielderasdoestheSwordofForce.While
thewieldersuffersdamagefromattacksnormally,Townsaverwillcontinuetoforcethewieldertoattackeven
ifhis/herhpsfalltozeroorbelow.Oncetheinnocentshavebeensaved,Townsaverwillreleasethewielder,
alive,unconscious,ordead.

IfTownsaveriscontrollingthewielderhe/shegainsnoACbonusfordexterityandsuffersa2tohis/her
AC.

AswithShieldbreaker,thewielderisabletoattackalltargetswithinmeleereachsimultaneouslywithone
attackunlessthewielderiscontrollingtheblade.

Foreverypersonthewielderattacksandhits,thetargetisaffordedaSavingThrowtodeterminehow
muchdamageistaken:
d100
115
1625
2630
3135
3640
3940
4145
4649
50
5185
8695
9600

Effect(targetmakesSTvs.Paralyzation)
Destroysweapon
Cutsoffweaponhand*
Cutsoffweaponarmatelbow*
Cutsoffweaponarmatshoulder*
Cutsoffbothhands*
Cutsoffbotharmsatelbows*
Cutsoffonelegatknee*
Cutsoffonelegathip*
Cutsoffbothlegsatknees*
Doubledamage
Tripledamage
Kills

Effect(targetfailsSTvs.Paralyzation)
Knocksweaponfromtheirhand
Normaldamage
Normaldamage
Doubledamage
Doubledamage
Doubledamage
Normaldamage
Doubledamage
Doubledamage
Normaldamage
Doubledamage
Tripledamage

*WeapondoesdoubledamageandvictimmustmakeSystemShockrollorfallunconscious.

Wayfinder(SwordofWisdom)
Symbol:arrow(pointer)

Primarypowers:

Wayfinder can be used to make decisions. Such as Where can I find a wizard to help me on this
adventure?youpointtheswordarounduntilyoufeelatingle,andthengothatway. Wayfinderalwaysmakes
thecorrectchoice,butnotalwaysthepathofleastrisk.

Ifusedincombattheswordwillguidethewieldertohitthetargetsmostvulnerablespot(additional+1
tohitanddamagebonus),butwilldrawhimoutofposition(+1penaltytoAC).

Farslayer(SwordofVengeance)
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Symbol:concentriccircles(bullseye)
Primarypowers:Thewieldergraspsthisswordbyitshiltspinsinacircleandsays,Forthyheart,forthyear,
whohastwrongedme!Releaseit,anditfliesforacoupleoffeetthendisappears.Itreappearsbythenamed
enemyandpierceshis/her/itsheart,killinghim/her/it.Thereisnosave.Noarmorormagiccanstop Farslayer,only
adrawnShieldbreakercanstopthissword(Farslayerwouldbedestroyed).Theswordlaysintheenemies'heart,
untilsomeonefindshimanddrawsitout.
Notes:AlthoughFarslayerisaconvenientwayofdisposingofanenemy,ithasoneseriousdrawback.Since
theswordlaysintheheartofthetarget,itisverypossiblethatthatenemyscompanions/minionscoulddrawn
forththeswordandsenditbackatyou.MJC

Coinspinner(SwordofChance)
Symbol:pairofdice

Primarypowers:

Coinspinner can be used similar to Wayfinder, allowing the wielder to ask Which is the best
way/item/ideatopick...,althoughitfindsthebestchanceofwhatthewielderseeks.

TheoddestthingabouttheSwordofChanceisthatitistheonlyswordthatcanmove(notattack)byitself.
Ifnotwatcheditmaydisappear(totallyrandomchance1%perday,notcumulative).Novaultormagiccan
keepitinoneplace.

SwordgrantsownerLuckincombat(allsavesat+4,AC4,anymissedattackmaybererolledonce,
wieldermaynotbecriticallyhit)andLuckinallgamesofchance(+6onanysaves,anylosingchancemaybe
retried).Coinspinnerneedsnotbedrawntogainthisbonus.
Background:
Coinspinnercanteleportatwillandwilldosowhenthewielderisinextremeperil,whentheswordjustfeels
likeleaving,orwhenShieldbreakerisbeingbroughtintodirectphysicalconfrontationwithCoinspinner.Thereis
nowaytopreventCoinspinnerfromteleporting.
TheonlywaytocounteracttheextremegoodluckofCoinspinneriswithShieldbreaker.WhenCoinspinneris
broughtintomagicalconfrontationagainst Shieldbreaker, Shieldbreakerbasicallycauses Coinspinner tobecome
theswordofbadluck.Everythingthewielderof Coinspinnertriestodowiththeswordfailsintheworstway
possible.CoinspinneravoidsphysicalconfrontationwithShieldbreakeratallcosts.
Coinspinnerprojectsthesameauraofmagicthattheotherswordsdo,butthewielderisluckyenoughthatno
onenotices.(Theguardsatthecasinoarestartingtowonderhowtheguywiththefunnyswordkeepswinning,and
justastheyareabouttoinvestigate,whensomeotherguygetscaughtcheatingandtheygotoescorthimoutof
thecasino.)

Dragonslicer(SwordofHeroes)
Symbol:wingedserpent

Primarypowers:Dragonslicerwillkillanydragonwhosefleshitbites.Whenusedagainsttruedragonsithasno
extratohitbonus,butiftheswordhitsthedragondies(nosave).Removingtheswordfromthedragon'sbody
requiresabendbars/liftgatesroll.
Notes:Optionally,allowanydragonhitbytheswordasavingthrowvs.DeathMagicwitha4penalty,itllmake
thebattlealittlemoreinteresting.MagicResistance(ifany)isignoredbythesword.Editors

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RandomSwordDescriptionGenerator
<GaryM.McDermott:GMcDermott@MetLife.com>
Usethesetablestohelpyouprovideeachswordyoucreatewithadescriptionwhenyoudonthavethetimeto
createonefromyourownimaginationorjustneedhelpgettingstartedwithanidea.Toooften,playersgetcaught
upintheHowmanyplusesdoesithave?modeandfailtoimagine(andappreciate)thehonorandimportancea
magicalweaponbestowsuponthem.Howmanytimeshaveplayersyouknowsaidtoyou,Illusemyplustwo
swordonthatmonster!?TrytogivetheweaponauniquenessthatthePCwillcovetandenjoydisplayingand
using.Thetablecanbeusedtocreateuniquenonmagicalweaponsaswell.
TheGemTablethatfollowstheRandomSwordDescriptionGeneratorisavariationontheAD&D1stEditiontable
andisincludedsothatyoumayuseittodeterminespecificgemstonescontainedwithintheweaponifyouwish.
SwordComposition*
1d100
0103

0410
1115
1635
3640
4160
6165
6670
7175

7680
8185
8690
9195
9698
9900

SpecialMaterial
Glassteel
1d10
Color(1d3,lt./med./dk.)
1
clear
2
smoky
3
red
4
orange
5
yellow
6
green
7
blue
8
indigo
9
violet
0
black
Normal/Stainless/RedSteel

Copper**
Silver**
Electrum**
Gold**
Platinum**
Ivory/Bone**
Wood**
1d10
Wood
1
Pine
23
Oak
4
Maple
5
Walnut
6
Hickory
7
Chestnut
8
Cherry
9
Mahogany
0
Teak
Stone**
Bronze
Adamantium
Combinationof2above***
Combinationof3above***
Combinationof4above***

*RollforBlade,Guard,Hilt,&Pommel.
**Materialisinlaidintosteel..30%
chanceofbladecomposedentirelyof
rolledformaterialandmagickedto
havestrengthofsteel.
***Ignoresubsequentrollsabove90.

BejeweledComponents*
1d100
0115
1630
3140
4160
6180
8195
9600

SwordBaseWorth

Swordcomponent
Blade
Guard
Handle/Grip/Hilt
Pommel
Anytwo
Anythree
Allfour

*50%chanceofswordbeingbejeweled,
checktableforwhichcomponent(s).Value
ofgemsisaddedtovalueofbejeweleditem.

1d100
0110
1125
2640
4150
5160
6170
7180
8185
8690
9195
9699
00

Worthingps*
10100
30180
100600
1001000
2001200
3001800
4002400
5003000
10004000
10006000
20008000
200012000

Number&sizeofgemsinsword

*Note:used10stofillinany
zerosinthebasevalue,with
rollsof0treatedaszero.
Thisisthenonmagicalvalue
oftheweapon.

BladeType

GuardType

Sword
Small
Medium
Large

1d100
15
610
1115
1620
2125
2628
2931
3234
3537
3840
4190
9100

#gems
1d6
1d10
1d20

Gemsizesallowed
Average&below
Large&below
VeryLarge&below

Type
Thinnerthannormal(1d8x10%)
Widerthannormal(1d8x10%)
Longerthannormal(1d4x10%)
Shorterthannormal(1d4x10%)
Singleedged
One(35%)/both(65%)sidesserrated
Etched/engraved/bloodgrooved
Ellipticalblade(60%full,40%half)
Squared/Blunttip
Curved/Wavy
Normal
Special*

1d100
140
4145
4660
6170
7175
7680
8185
8690
9194
9698
9900

Type
Straightbar
Xbars
Curvedbar
Smalldisk
Mediumdisk
V
Bell
Basket
Bladecatcher
95
Gauntlet*
Axe/Knifebladed**
None

*Roll1d20(120;thinner/wider,longer/shorter),
thenroll2x1d20+20(2140;extraattributes)

*Onehandedswordsonly.
**Does1d3/1d3P/Sdamage.

Hilt/HandleType*

PommelType

1d20
16
710
1516
1720

Type
Leatherwrapped
Spiralgrooved
Smooth
Cordwrapped

*10%arehollow.
30%ofhollowhandlescanholdliquid.
10%oflongerstylehandlesconceal1d2
removableknifeblades.

1d20
1
23
46
710
1113
1416
1718
1920

Type
Knifebladed/Spiked*
Sphere/Egg/Ellipsoid
Faceted(1d30sides)
Medallion/Disk
Cube/Box
Hand/Paw/Talon
Headanimal/monster
Object(statuette,etc.)

*Does1d2/1d2P/Sdamage.

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SwordComponentDescriptions
<GaryM.McDermott:GMcDermott@MetLife.com>

InGeneral
Allswordsarecomprisedoffourbasicparts:theblade,theguard,thehilt,andthepommel.Thebladeisthe
mainbodyoftheweapon,withtheotherthreepartsfittingontoittomakeuptheentiretyofthesword.Themetal
ofthebladeextendsbelowthesharp,polishedlengthwesee,taperingtoallowtheguardtobefitoverandslidup
tothemainbodyoftheblade.Thehilt,orhandleoftheswordisthenslidontotheexposedlowerportionofthe
bladesmetalbody,holdingtheguardinplace.Thefinalpiece,thepommel,istypicallyscrewedontothebottom
ofthebladesbody.Theendoftheswordbladeisusuallythreaded,likeascrew,andthepommelfitsoverthisand
isscrewed intoplace,holdingthehiltandguardontotheswordbody. Thisisaverysimplisticviewofthe
compositionofasword,asmuchskillisneededbytheweaponsmithtoensurethatallcomponentsoftheswordfit
togethersecurelyandthattheweaponisproperlybalancedinordertobeeffective.
Mostspecialormagicalbladesaremadeofsomethingmorethanplainoldsteel.Usethe SwordComposition
subtabletodeterminethecompositionofeachoftheswordscomponentsseparately.Whilemostswords,magical
or otherwise, will be mostly composed of steel, many others may be composed of valuable metals or other
materials. Moreoftenthannot,theswordspreciousmaterialsareonlyinlaidintotheswordcomponentsbase
steel,butsometimescomponents(30%asindicatedbythetable)arecomposedentirelyofanonsteelsubstance.A
pointtorememberisthatmostvaluablemetals(copper,silver,gold,electrum,andespeciallyplatinum)arenothard
enoughintheirpurestatetoholdanedge,retaintheirshape,orsurviveablowofanyforce.Swordsorcomponents
madeentirelyofthesematerialsmustbemixedwithother,hardermetalsormagicallyhardenedinordertobeused
asweapons.Uniquematerials,suchasboneorstone,ifusedtocompriseanentirecomponent,arealwaysassumed
tobemagicallyhardenedtoasteellikeconsistency.

TheBlade
Mosteveryoneknowsthattheswordbladeistheslashing,piercing,damageinducingpartoftheweapon.Blades
comeinallshapesandsizes,butstandardswordbladesaredoubleedgedandtapertoapoint,evenifnotusedto
inflictpiercingtypedamage.
Uniqueswordsmayhavelonger/shorter,wider/thinnerbladesthananormalexampleofthetype. Adjustthe
weaponsweightdownbytheindicatedpercentageforshorterorthinnerbladesanddecreaseweaponspeedby1
for40%decreaseinsize.Conversely,adjusttheweightandspeedupforlongorwiderswordblades.
Singleedgedbladesarejustthatsharpononesideonly.Thisisnotoftendonebyweaponsmiths,butsingle
edgedbladesgenerallyprovideslightlymoreweight,andthereforemorecuttingpower,behindthesinglesharp
edge.Grantanysingleedgedsworda1tohitpenaltyanda+1damagebonusduetothespecialtrainingneeded
towieldtheonesidedbladeandtheincreasedcuttingpowertheytypicallygrant,respectively.
Serratedswordbladesarerareindeed.Thesewickedlookingbladeshavesawteethedges.Thenumberandsize
oftheteethvaryconsiderably,buttheseweaponsaregenerallylookeduponbyfightersasevilanddishonorable
weapons,asthewoundstheycausebytheirrippingactionarejaggedanddifficulttoheal.Anycharacteropenly
displayingaserratedbladehasanyencounterreactionadjustedonecategoryoutofhis/herfavor.
Manyswordbladesareetchedorengraved.Typicaletching/engravingincludes:complexscrolling;theswords
name;descriptionsoftheswordspowersreputed,real,ormagical;theswordsowners;theswordsdeeds;small
portraitsorscenes;oranycombinationoftheabove.Bloodgrovesonswordsarerareandonlyappearonwider
bladesbecausetheytendtoweakenlong,thinblades.Thegroovesallowthevictimsbloodtoflowfreelywhile
thebladeisinthewoundandmakethebladeeasiertoremovefromthevictimsbody.Anybloodgroovedblade
causesanadditionalpointofdamagewhenevertheweaponhitsformaximumdamage.
Ellipticalbladeshaveeitheroneorbothbladesidesbowedoutinthemiddle,makingthebladeappearovalishor
halfovalishinshape.Thesebladesaretypicallyseeninuseasexecutionersweaponsbecauseoftheirlarger,
heftierbladearea.Add25%tothebladesnormalweightand(1)tothenormalweaponsspeedtocompensatefor
thebladesincreasedarea.EllipticalbladesaremorecommonindesertorArabiansettings.
TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage205

Bluntendedswordsareuncommon,butusuallyappearamongthebroaderoftheclassesofswords.Theendof
thesword,insteadoftaperingtoapoint,iseithersquaredorroundedoff.Sometimesthesebluntedbladeshavea
hammerlike weight for atip,providing thewielder more momentum and the possibility ofadditional Btype
damage(onlyasmallamount,1or2hps).Obviously,thesetypesofswordscannotdopiercing(P)damage.
Wavy sword blades (kris) are not commonly made. Weaponsmiths often believe wavy blades weaken the
weapon.Theygenerallyserveasornamentalweaponsbutfunctionalexamplesdoexist.Morecommonlyfound
aresimplecurvedblades.Sabersandcutlassesaregoodexamplesofcurvedblades.

TheGuard
Theguardonaswordisthecrosspiecethatprotectsthewieldershandsfromslippingupontothebladeandalso
allowsthewieldertousehis/herweapontodeflectorparryhis/heropponentsweapon.Straightbarguardsare
simplemetalguardsthatextendoutperpendicularfrombetweenthebladeandhandle,inlinewiththesharpedges
oftheblade.Xbarguardsprovideanextrastraightbarforprotection,formingacrossorXshapewherethe
bladeandgripmeet.
Curvedbarguardsaresimilartostraightbarguards,buttheprotectingbariseithercurvedtowardorawayfrom
thewieldershand.Curvedbarguardsthatcurveawayfromthewieldershandarebetterfor catchingopponents
weapons,whereasguardscurvedtheoppositewayarebetterforprotectingthewieldershand(s)and deflecting
opponentsweapons.
Disktypeguardsaresimplyflatroundishorovaldiskssetperpendiculartothebladeandhandle.Katanas(and
otherorientalblades)areexamplesofswordsthatgenerallyuseadisktypeguard.
Vtypeguardslookastheirnamemayindicate,twobarsoftheguardangleoutfromthehandleawayfromthe
wielder.Often,thetipsoftheVextendmorethanafewinchesandaresharpentoapointoredgetoprovide
extradamageifthewieldersucceedsinburyingthebladedeepintohis/heropponent.Vtypeguardsareoften
madeasweaponcatchers/breakers.
Bellguardsaffordthewieldergreaterhandprotection,asthewieldergraspstheweapononthehandleinsideor
underthebell.Generallybellguardsareusedononehandedpiercingswords,butmaybeusedonslashingswords
aswell.Similartobellguards,basketguardsalsooffersimilarhandprotectionandaremainlyusedononehanded
piercingswords.Basketguardsdifferfrombellguardsinthatthebasketcurvesfromthebottomoftheblade
(topofthehilt)tothebottomofthehilt,formingaprotectivebasketspanningthehiltinfrontofthewielders
hand(s).Basketguardsaremuchlighterinweightthanfullbellguardsandallowfreerhandandwristmovement.
Basketguardscanbeveryornateandartistic.
Bladecatcherguardscomesintoomanyvarietiestolist.Theguardcontainsamechanism(rings,protrusions,
etc.)that aproficient swordsman/swordswomenmay use tocatchand traphis/heropponents weapon. Inall
varietiesthewieldergainsbonuseswhenattemptingtoperform disarm or trapandbreak tacticsagainsthis/her
opponentsweapon.However,bladecatchermechanismsgenerallyaddtotheweightoftheweaponandtendto
destabilizetheweaponsbalance.
Gauntletguardsareveryrare.Thisunusualguardisjustasthenameimplies,theswordbladeismoldedintoa
metalgauntlet.Theseweaponsarerarebecauseoftheirdifficultytomake,aswellastheirawkwardnesstowield.
Gauntletswordsaregenerallymadeforaspecificperson,asthegauntletmustbecustommoldedtothepersons
hand,althoughenchantedswordsofthistypecouldmagicallyadjusttofit.Swordswithgauntlettypeguardsdo
nothavehandlesorpommels.
Theguardcanalsobeaplacefortheweaponsmithtoincorporateasecondaryweaponintothesword. The
guardscrosspieceendscanbeflaredoutandsharpenedintoanaxelikehead,theedgesawayfromthewielders
hand(s)canhaveasharpedge,ortheendscouldsimplybetaperedtoapoint.Alltheseversionsoftheguardcan
beusedasaweapon,buttheyoffernobonusattack,theysimplyallowthewieldertopunchwithhis/herhandin
closequarterstododamagewhenhe/shedoesnthavetheroomtoswingtheweaponeffectively.Examplesofthis
typeofguardarerare,asreducingtheguardbysharpeningortaperingtheendsofferslessstrengthandtherefore
lessprotectiontothewieldershand(s).
Sometimesaswordwithoutaguardisproduced,althoughthisisalsoveryrare. Thebladesimplycontinues
directlyintoitshandleandofferslittleornohandprotection.Thismaybedoneinspecialcaseswherethewielder

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage206

alwayswearsagauntlet,orinextremelyrarecaseswhereablademayalsobeusedasathrownweapon.Themain
advantageofswordsfashionedinthismanneristhattheyarelighterandeasytobalance.

Handles/Hilts
Theabilityofafightertoretainagriponhis/herweaponiscrucialtosurviving.Thegriptypesareprettymuch
selfexplanatory. Most slashing type swords offer grips of at least ahandandahalf length. Larger, heavier
swordsmayhavehandlesuptohalfthelengthoftheswordbladeforusebytwohands.Slashingtypeswordsthat
maybeusedeitheroneortwohandedhavegripsofroughlythreehandslength. Smallerpiercingswordsoften
offercontoured,singlehandgrips,asextragriplengthwouldinterferewiththewieldersthrustingaction.
Often,swordhandleshavesecretorhollowcompartments. Largerswordshiltsmayincorporateoneortwo
small,removableknifeshiddeninthehandleofthesworditself,asisoftenthecasewithorientalswordssuchas
thekatana,wakizashi,nodachi,andespecially,theninjato.

Pommels
Thepommelofaswordisthepieceattheendofthehiltthatholdsthegripandguardontotheblade. Itis
generallyweightedtogivethesworditsbalance.Aswordbladedoesntjustsimplyendatthehilt.Themetalof
thebladecontinuesbelowitscuttingedges,generallytaperingandendinginathreaded,screwlikepieceonto
whichthepommelattaches.Pommelscanbeplainorornate,butbecausethepommelisnotspecificallyusedin
wieldingtheweaponincombat(otherthankeepingthewieldershand(s)fromslippingoffthehandle),itcanbea
placeofartisticexpressionbytheweaponsmith.Mosttypesofpommelscan(andare)engravedand/orbejeweled.
Spherical,eggshaped,orellipticalpommelsareperhapsthemostcommon.Theyarenaturallysymmetricaland
makebalancingtheswordeasierfortheweaponsmith.
Facetedpommelsaregenerallysphericalinshape,butwithdistinctsides. AD&Ddicearegoodexamplesof
sphericalfacetedshapes.
Medallionordisktypepommelsarealwaysinlinewiththeflatoftheswordsbladeastonotupsettheweapons
balance.Thesetypesofpommelsarealmostalwayscarved,inlaidwithpreciousmetalsorgems,oretched.They
areusuallycircularbutmaybeanyflatsymmetricalshape.
Pommelsthatarecarvedtoresemblehands,paws,ortalonsareverypopular.Quiteoftenthehand/paw/talon
clutchesalargegemorbaubleofsomesort.Carvedreliefsofanimalormonsterheadsarejustascommon.Skulls
areespeciallypopular.Occasionally,apommelwillbesomeformofsmallsculptureorstatue.Inalltheseforms,
thepommelmustbeweightedandwellbalancedastonotupsettheoverallbalanceoftheweapon.
Cubeorboxlikepommelsarealsopopular.Theyaresimpletoproduce,althoughmoreintricateboxdesigns
maybemanysided.Manypommelsofthisstylecontainasmallsecretcompartment,althoughthecompartmentis
alwaysverywellpaddedorformfittingtoholditscontentssecurelyandkeepweaponbalanceunaffected.
Sometimesthepommelitselfisasharpspikeorbladethatthewieldercanuseasasortofdaggerorknife.This
doesntgivethewielderanyextraattackoradvantageotherthanhe/shecanusethisaspectoftheswordinclose
quarters where he/she would not normally have enough room to swing the sword. Swords with thistype of
pommelarerarebecausetheextrabladeposesadangertothewielderwhentheweaponisswungvigorously.

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Gems
Gembasevalue
1d100
0125
2650
5170
7190
9199
00

Gemadjustedvalue(10%chance)

Basevalue
10gpeach
50gpeach
100gpeach
500gpeach
1000gpeach
5000gpeach

1d6
1
2
3
4
5
6

Result
Stoneincreasestonexthigherbasevalue.Valuesabove5000gpare:10,000gp/
25Kgp/50Kgp/100Kgp/250Kgp(absolutemax.).Rollagain,ignoringrollsof6.
Stoneisdoublebasevalue.
Stoneis1060%abovebasevalue.
Stoneis1040%belowbasevalue.
Stoneishalfbasevalue.
Stonedecreasestonextlowerbasevalue.Valuesbelow10gpare:5gp/1gp/10sp/
5sp/1sp(absoluteminimum).Rollagain,ignoringrollsof1.

Gemtype(byclassandvalueforanaveragesizedstone)
1d100
Name
Avg.value(gps)
OrnamentalStones
0102
Azurite
10
0304
BandedAgate
10
0506
BlueQuartz
10
0708
EyeAgate
10
0910
Hematite
10
1112
LapisLazuli
10
1314
Malachite
10
1516
MossAgate
10
1718
1920
2122
2324

Obsidian
Rhondochrosite
Tiger(Cats)Eye
Turquoise

SemiPreciousStones
2526
Bloodstone
2728
Carnelian/Sard
2930
Chalcedony
3132
Chrysoprase
3334
Citrine
3536
Jasper
3738
Moonstone50
3940
Onyx
4142
4344
4546
4748
4950

RockCrystal
Sardonyx
SmokyQuartz
StarRoseQuartz
Zircon

10
10
10
10

Description&ReputedMagicalProperty

(ifany)
Opaquemottleddeepblue.
Translucentstripedbrown,blue,white,andred.Restfulandsafesleep.
Transparentpaleblue.Calmstime.
Opaquecirclesofgray,white,brown,blue,and/orgreen.Restfulandsafesleep.
Opaquegreyblack.Aidsfighters,healswounds.
Opaquelightanddarkbluewithyellowflecks.Raisesmorale,courage.
Opaquestriatedlightanddarkgreen.Protectionfromfalling.
Translucentpink(50%)oryellowwhite(50%)withgrayishgreenishmossmarkings. Restful
andsafesleep.
Opaqueglassyblack.
Opaquelightpink.
Translucentrichbrownwithgoldencenterunderhue.Protectionfromspirits.
Opaquelightbluegreen.Aidshorsesinallways,butshatterswhenused.

50
Opaquedarkgraywithredflecks.Causesbleeding,wounds.
50
Opaqueorangetoreddishbrown(1d6,1=orangevaryingto6=reddishbrown).Benefitswisdom.
50
Opaquewhite.Wardsoffundead.
50
Translucentapplegreentoemeraldgreen(1d6,1=applegreenvaryingto6=emeraldgreen).
50
Transparentyellowbrown.
50
Opaqueblueblacktobrown(1d6,1=blueblackvaryingto6=brown).Protectionfromvenom.
Opaquewhitewithpaleblueglow.Causeslycanthropy.
50
Opaquebandsofblackandwhite(40%)orpureblack(30%)orpurewhite(30%). Causesdiscord
amongstenemies.
50
Transparentclear.Speedsuptime.
50
Opaquebandsofred&white(combinationofSard&Onyx).Causesdiscordamongstmostwise.
50
Transparentlightgrayorlightyelloworlightblue(equalchancesany).Slowstime.
50
Translucentrosewithwhitestarcenter.Jumpsordisruptstime.
50
Transparentpalebluegreen.

Fancy&PreciousStones
5152
Amber
5354
Alexandrite
5556
Amethyst

100
100
100

5758
5960
6162

Aquamarine
Chrysoberyl
Coral

500
100
100

6364
6566

Garnet
Jade

100/500
100

6768
6970
7172
7374
7576

Jet
Pearl
Peridot
Spinel
Topaz

100
100/500
500
100/500
500

Transparentwaterytorichgold(1d6,1=waterygoldvaryingto6=richgold).Wardsoffdiseases.
Transparentdarkgreen.Goodomens.
Transparentlighttodeeppurple(1d6,1=lightpurplevaryingto6=deeppurple).Prevents
drunkennessordrugging.
Transparentpalebluegreen.
Transparentyellowgreentogreen(1d6,1=yellowgreenvaryingto6=green).Wardsofffoes.
Opaqueivorytocrimson(1d6,1=ivoryvaryingto6=crimson). Calmsweather,safetyinriver
crossing,curesmadness,staunchesbleeding.
Transparentred(60%)orbrownishgreen(20%)/transparentviolet(20%).
Translucentlightgreen(50%),darkgreen(25%),green&white(10%),orwhite(15%). Skillat
musicandmusicalinstruments.
Opaquedeepblack.Soulobjectmaterial.
Opaquelustrouswhiteoryellowishorpinkish(30%any)/opaquelustrousblack(10%).
Transparentricholivegreen.Protectionfromspells.
Transparentredorredbrownordeepgreen(30%any)/transparentverydeepblue(10%).
Transparentgoldenyellow.Wardsoffevilspells.

TheGalleryOfMagicalBladesPage208

Gemstones&Jewels
7778
BlackOpal1000
79
BlackSapphire
80

Diamond

8182
8384
85
8687
8889
90
9192
94
9596

Emerald
FireOpal
Jacinth
Opal
OrientalAmethyst
OrientalEmerald
OrientalTopaz
Ruby
Sapphire

9798
9900

StarRuby
StarSapphire

Translucentdarkgreenwithblackmottlingandgoldenflecks.
5000
Translucentlustrousblackwithglowinghighlights. Aidsinunderstandingproblems,killsspiders,
boostsmagicalabilities.
5000
Transparentclearwhite(25%)orpalehue(65%)orclearbluewhite(10%,mostprized).
Invulnerabilityvs.undead.
1000
Transparentdeepbrightgreen.
1000
Translucentfieryred.
5000
Transparentfieryorange.Luckintraveling,wardsoffplague,protectionfromfire.
1000
Translucentpalebluewithgreenandgoldenmottling.
1000
Transparentrichpurple.Preventsdrunkennessanddrugging.
5000
Transparentclearbrightgreen.
1000
Transparentfieryyellow.Wardsoffevilspells.
5000
Transparentclearredtocleardeepcrimson(1d6,1=redvaryingto6=deepcrimson).Goodluck.
1000
Transparentcleartomediumblue(1d6,1=clearvaryingto6=mediumblue).Aidsinunderstanding
problems,killsspiders,boostsmagicalabilities.
1000
Translucentruby(rollforcolor)withwhitestarcenter.Bringsluck.
1000
Translucentsapphire(rollforcolor)withwhitestarcenter.Protectionfrommagic.

GemColorReputedRelations
Color
Black
Brown
Blue
Clear
Green
Orange
Red
Violet
White
Yellow

Reputedrelations
TheVoid,darkness,negation,blindness.
TheEarth,fertility,comfort,sleep.
TheHeavens,thesky,air,truth,spirituality,calmness.
TheSun,luck,awareness,insight.
Venus,reproduction,sexuality,sight,resurrection,jealousy
Mercury,heat,quickness,wisdom.
Mars,blood,war,fire,madness.
Royalty,health,friendliness.
TheMoon,purity,virginity,hope,enigmas.
Secrecy,homeopathy,jaundice,diseases,cowardice.

GemSizeProgression

Minuscule(min.)VeryTinyTinyVerySmallSmallAVERAGELargeVeryLargeHugeGiganticColossal(max.)

Afterrollinggemworth,andtype,comparethegemsactualworthtotheaveragevalueofthegemtype.Agemofthechosentypewouldbeof
Averagesizeiftheactualvalueequalstheaveragevalueofthegemtype(i.e.a50gpactualworthCitrineisofAveragesizebecausethevalueof
anaveragesizedCitrine=50gp).AdjustthegemssizeonecategoryupordowntheGemSizeProgressionfromAVERAGEforeachbase
valuedifferencebetweenthegemsactualvalueandthegemtypesaveragevalue,progressingrightonthechart(makingthegemlarger)ifthe
actualvalueismorethanthegemsaveragevalueorleftonthechart(makingthegemsmaller)ifthegemsactualvalueislessthanthegems
averagevalue.
Example1:a50gpdiamondwouldbeconsideredVeryTiny,asa5000gpdiamondisconsideredofaveragesize(fromtheGemType
Table),thegemsactualworthof50gpadjustedthegemsvaluedown4basevalues(5000 100050010050),thereforeadjustingthegem
size4categories(AverageSmallVerySmallTinyVeryTiny(onlyMinusculeissmallerthanthat!))
Example2:a5,000gpbluequartzwouldbeconsideredColossal,asbluequartz,agemwithabasevalueof10gp,hasmovedupthe
basevaluecategories5times(105010050010005000),sothestoneincreasesinsize5categories(Average LargeVery
LargeHugeGiganticColossal).
Forgemsofunusualactualvalue,thatis,theoriginalbasevaluehasbeenadjustedusingthe GemAdjustedValueTablesothatthegemsactual
valueisnotexactlyequaltoanyoftheotherbasevalues,considerthegemssizetochangeiftheactualadjustedvalueisclosertoadifferentbase
valuethanitsoriginalbasevalue.
Example3:Fora10gpturquoiseadjustedto16gp,avaluenotrepresentedexactlyonthebasevaluetable,thegemwouldstillbe
consideredofAveragesizesince16gpisgreaterthanthegemsoriginalbasevalueof10gp,butisstillclosertotheoriginalbasevalue(10gp)
thanthenexthigherbasevalueof50gp.
Example4:Iftheaboveturquoisesvaluehadbeenadjusteddownwardtoanactualworthof7gp,thegemsactualvaluewouldbe
closertothenextlowerbasevalue(5gp)thanitistoitsoriginalbasevalue(10gp),sothegemssizewouldhavetoadjusteddownwardone
categoryfromAverageSmall.
Example5:Ajasperworth6gpwouldbeadjustedinsizedownward2categories.Ajaspersaveragevalueis50gp,butthestones
actualworthisclosertothebasevalueof5gp(liketheturquoiseinthepreviousexample).Thistwobasevaluechange(50gp 10gp5gp)
translatesintoatwosizecategoryshift(AverageSmallVerySmall)
Forsizecomparisonanddescription,theDMmayneedtoknowhowtorelatethegemssizetoeverydayitemsinordertogivetheplayersareal
senseofthestonessizeandweight.ConsideranAveragesizedgemtoberoughlythesamesizeasagrapeandweigh10/lb.Other sizeweight
comparisons:MinusculepinheadNA,TinyaBB100/lb,VerySmallapea50/lb,Smalladime20/lb,Largeapingpongball
5/lb,VeryLargeanegg1lb,Hugeabaseball5lbs,Giganticasoftball10lbs,Colossalabowlingball50lbs.

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