New Magic Item – Blood Tracker Dagger

13 July, 2011

The Agent of the Seven Gray Judges looked over the scene for the second time and sighed.  “You let the man escape, even after the Judges expressed they desire to have him stand trail?”

“We did not let him, as such, he murdered the guard,” said the official his expression closed, anger simmering in his eyes.

Tracking by Blood

Blood Tracker Dagger

The Agent sighed again.  “Do not that that as a slight, more a warning, if the Judges take an interest it implies a level of danger that should not be ignored.”

The official grunted.

The Agent touched a drop of blood, obviously not from the guard, with his dagger and watched the gem set in it change from clear to blood red and pulse softly.  “He will not go unpunished, I and the Judges will insure that.”

Blood Tracker Dagger

These daggers come in all types, though the grip is often made of bone or horn, the one constant is a clear or milky gem set in the cross-guard.

It is a masterwork dagger until it is touched to the blood of a being and a command word spoken, then the gem set in the dagger shift color to match the blood.  Once it has been keyed to someone’s blood, the dagger becomes a +1 wounding dagger against them (and them alone) and it pulses softly to their heartbeat (if they have one) by feeling the reaction of the gem, the owner can gain a sense of where they are, gaining a +3 bonus to Perception checks to find and to Survival checks to track the person it is keyed to.

The gem goes clear when the being it is keyed to is destroyed or it is washed in pure water and a command word is spoken.  It can only be keying to a new target once each day.

Aura moderate divination; CL 7th
Slot none; Price 3,300; Weight 1 lb
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, deathwatch, locate object, owl’s wisdom; Cost 1,500 + 300 for the dagger (+120 xp for D&D)

Notes: Just a useful tool for a hunter.

Image by Markaud and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.



  1. A useful tool for a hunter, indeed. Nice.

  2. A very interesting item – one that has spawned multiple mini-adventure ideas in my head. I’m especially fond of the matched pulse (I can imagine the victim’s pulse increasing as the dagger wielder gets closer and closer…).

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