Friday, September 11, 2009

Magic Item: Wayedge

In a morning of frost, Jie Chue was approached by a cohort of young wanderers.
They were young, and unblooded; the blade-smith shook his head, knowing their fates.

All requests he refused; and the youths turned away with bitter pride.
Unmoved, Jie Chue returned to his forge.

The last returned to him, and spoke of the wish to lead his companions home.

Without a word, Jie Chue gave him the path.


Wayedge: A sword with a single sharpened edge -- though not curved, as a sabre would be -- Wayedge is forged of steel as reflective as water, its lone edge a thin line of burning cinnabar. The sword's hilt is of twisted cords of copper and black iron, wrapped in white silk; the pommel-nut is a single teardrop of silver.

Wayedge is a sword +1. At any time the bearer of Wayedge may choose to sacrifice the sword's bonus to instead be granted a +1 magical bonus to Armour Class. The blade's enchantments are more useful outside of combat; When set pointmost on the ground and released, Wayedge will yet stand upright upon its point, swiveling to direct the edge of its blade towards any location requested by (and familiar to) its bearer.

The sword also contains a hidden power, revealed only when its bearer is under extreme duress. With the sacrifice of all hit points to ignite the blade, Wayedge may be used to carve a cinnabar portal -- in the very air itself, if necessary -- that will stand open for two rounds and transport the allies of Wayedge's bearer to a single closen location. Activation of this power kills the bearer of Wayedge.

9 comments:

Eliyes said...

Nice! I especially like that final power.

trollsmyth said...

Very cool! Yeah, that final power is very atmospheric, and especially fitting to the story.

Here's my version. Anyone else do one?

taichara said...

I admit I had the idea of the final power almost as soon as the idea of posting was hatched :3;; The trick was adding the rest of it --

Glad you liked it!

David said...

I really like that final power.

Here is the link to mine: http://towerofthearchmage.blogspot.com/2009/09/wayedge_11.html

Chgowiz said...

Very nice, I like the themed approach!

taichara said...

Thank ye kindly, all :3

HappyFunNorm said...

I'm guessing that

a single closen location.

should be

a single chosen location.

taichara said...

@HappyFunNorm:

Indeed. We all have our little typos --

Oddysey said...

Ooh, very nice. My version doesn't have nearly as good a physical description, but since my usual approach to unique weapons is "erm, it's evil," I'm weirdly proud of it:
http://revolution21days.blogspot.com/2009/09/magic-item-wayedge.html