Tuesday Magic Item – Sinister Straight Razor2 October, 2012
The half open straight razor lay there in the pool of blood, the steel glimmering silver among the darkening red, its bone handle flecked with crimson.
The constable knelt down to get a better look at the razor. The watered steel of its blade rippled in the light and for a moment it was all the man could see. Blinking the after image from his sight, he found himself reaching for the razor’s handle. He stopped himself, his hand trembling. Then he heard the approaching click of boots and before he knew it, he had tucked the razor into his sleeve and stood up.
“Constable, what have you found?” asked the well-dressed Inspector.
“Blood and an impression,” he gestured. “The murderer may have dropped his weapon but it is gone now.”
“Good work,” said the Inspector, looking down. “A small knife maybe?”
“Maybe, sir,” the Constable answered, turning the closed razor in his hand, keeping it behind his back.
Sinister Straight Razor
These straight razors are made of at least good quality material, but to their own owners, they always appear beautiful. They never stain, all forms of grim simply slide off of them and the owner can always keep a good grip on them.
The Sinister Straight Razor is a +1 wounding straight razor that does damage as though it were a war razor though it is a simple weapon. The wielder gains a +2 bonus to CMD to resist disarm attempts. The wounds inflicted by the razor always scar when healing, requiring a Heal check (DC 30) or caster level check (DC 25) to minimize this scarring.
The owner of the Sinister Straight Razor gains a +5 competence bonus to slight of hand checks to conceal it, a +5 competence bonus to bluff checks to lie about possessing the razor and is treated as having the Quick Draw feat only for the purpose of readying the Sinister Straight Razor.
Aura strong necrourgy; CL 13th
Slot none; Price 21,301; Weight .2 lbs
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bestow curse, finger of death, haste, invisibility, spider climb; Cost 10,500 + 301 for the razor
Notes: Something slightly disturbing for October.
Photo by Jeff Vier and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.