Starlight Blade

Divine blade of light

Category:
weapon (melee)
Description:

It is a fine magic long sword with polished silver blade. The blade repels dirt and grime to retain its mirror finish. The cross-guard is simple, with a thin silver inlay while the pommel is onyx with an inset diamond. The grip is supple black leather edged in thin silver chain.

Wielder requirements: The sword’s owner can use its base properties and all bonus properties are based upon the owner’s Affinity score (see below).

Base properties: +10 magic long sword, wielder can cast the Light spell (Universal sphere) at will with no PP or casting roll required. It takes one round to cast and stays illuminated until the wielder wishes it or is unconscious. The sword glows uncontrollably when within 50-ft of undead, its intensity is equal to a Light spell. Undead are aware of the sword’s presence when within 50-ft.

Bonus properties increase in relation to the wielder’s Affinity with Isidra’s spirit. All spell-like abilities use the sword skill ranks to determine duration instead of spell casting ranks. The user also recieves a RR bonus against undead Fear equal to the attack bonus vs undead.

Affinity: This represents the affinity with Isidra’s spirit and his desire to hunt and slay undead creatures. Starting score: 1, or if owner is a Luminary 5

Affinity modifiers:

Owner gains a level: +1d5

Owner destroys an evil creature: +1 (max 1/day)

Owner destroys an undead creature: +1

Owner undertakes a major quest that does not involve undead or evil creatures: -2

Owner flees a fight with an undead creature: -5

Affinity score 0 or lower, Angered: Lose all magic bonuses, including ability to Light spell. It now functions as a magic weapon without an OB bonus. Anytime the owner uses it in combat against a non-evil creature he suffers double hits from any hits/crits received.

Affinity score 1-4, Unsatisfied: Lose all base properties. It now functions as a magic weapon without an OB bonus.

Affinity score 5-11, Normal: increase bonus to +15 versus undead creatures, allows wielder to inflict x2 hits and cast Thunder Strike each once per day as per the Divine Hammer spell (Cleric sphere). Requires one round to cast.

Affinity score 12-24, Satisfied: increase bonus to +20 versus undead creatures, allows wielder to cast Utterlight and Daylight each once per day as per the Light spell (Universal sphere). Requires one round to cast.

Affinity score 25+, Pleased: increase bonus to +25 versus undead creatures; allows wielder to inflict x2 hits at will (non-stacking) or x3 hits once per day as per the Divine Hammer spell (Cleric sphere). Requires one round to cast

Bio:

The Starlight Blade was once wielded by a proud Knight of the Luminous Order, named Isidra Star-eye. He was a renowned hunter of the undead and evil creatures of the Underdark. He spent the entirety of his career seeking to destroy the undead and their makers. Most know it as the Starlight Blade, though it goes by other names such as “The Hunter in Darkness” and “Uttershine”.

The blade was thought to be lost during the destruction of Slaughtergarde. Isidra was inside when the evil fortress was destroyed and its shards cast throughout the planes of existence. Its fate is a mystery.

Isidra’s will to defeat evil was so great that in the destruction of Slaughtergarde his spirit was thrust into the blade. He now inhabits the blade, much like an intelligent item. He does not speak per se, but his will is clear to all who wield the blade. He speaks to the wielder in dreams.

Starlight Blade

Slaughtergarde Andaeson