Campaign of the Month: February 2016
Rise of the Durnskald
Blade of the War
The Godslayer Blade
Forged from an unknown metal (that requires primal elemental fire to even smelt) Blade of the War is capable of cutting through anything with ease, automatically ignoring all forms of damage reduction including divine and untyped as well as disrupting and preventing all deific spell casting for one round. In addition, Blade of the War functions as a +5 Vorpal Longsword that grants its wielder the ability to cast several spells as follows:
- Fireball as cast by a 20th level Wizard 1/day
- Chain Lightning as cast by a 20th level Wizard 1/day
- Fear as cast by a 20th level wizard at will
- Mass Cure Serious Wounds as cast by a 20th level cleric 3/day
Blade of the War also grants a +10 divine bonus to both Strength and Dexterity. Blade of the War is however a very dangerous cursed weapon which forces whomever attempts to wield it to make a DC 30 will save every time the wielder grasps the handle or be affected by a Charm Person spell constantly. The sword has its own personality and can communicate telepathically, the personality is C/N and will always attempt to influence its wielder to use it in glorious combat. If the person carrying Blade of the War does not attempt to use it at least once per week then the sword attempts to cast a Geas spell on them to force them to do its bidding. Its ultimate goal is the utter destruction of all civilization.
Blade of the War and its sister weapon Elemental Fury appeared sometime during the Age of the Citadel. The Blade of the War was instrumental in defeating Talus at the end of the last age, although it lacked nearly all of its powers at the time having been freshly reforged.
At one point it was shattered and needed to be reforged, something that could only be done utilizing the force of the Elemental Plane of Fire. Due to the artifacts extraordinary materials and construction it is thought to come from another world.