Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Magic Item: Frozen Moment

Jie Chue forged many blades at the request of others. It was his calling, and his pleasure.

But, after a time, he sought a different inspiration.

For a year and a day, Jie Chue meditated in his gardens; his companions the growing and dying life around him, the snow and summer storms and the earth beneath.

Renewed, he answered the call of his forge.



Frozen Moment:
Faintly cold to the touch, the hilt of this sword is wrapped in silver wire. In the pommel rests a domed snowy white opal, and a snowflake picked out in frost agate ornaments the blade on either flat. Frozen Moment was gifted to a passing young knight, that he might seize those scant moments in battle to parley and show his adversaries another path.

Frozen Moment is a sword +2. Once a day, its bearer may strike with the weapon and -- rather than doing damage -- the target will be paralyzed for one hour. If a save vs. paralyzation is made, the target is still at -2 to all rolls for one hour.

2 comments:

Badelaire said...

Neat. I like weapons that have some backstory to them, and those which make interesting use of powers and spells. Also a good sword to use for capturing / interrogating people. Perhaps it might find its way into the hands of a spy-hunter or some other imperialist agent...

taichara said...

Neat. I like weapons that have some backstory to them, and those which make interesting use of powers and spells. Also a good sword to use for capturing / interrogating people.

And with added shock value, as that length of steel you expected to skewer you instead leaves you simply flat-out helpless.


Perhaps it might find its way into the hands of a spy-hunter or some other imperialist agent...

An interesting result, yes indeed. And not that far off its original intent, in a way ...