Tuesday Magic Item – Flying Tiger Sword

20 December, 2011

The Lost Empress sought allies from far and wide to aid her in her quest to regain her throne from the Jonquil Usurper and his running dog lackeys, among those who joined her banner were the mercenaries of the Brave Tiger Troupe; the Brave Tigers were skilled foreign volunteers who fought loyally for the Lost Empress and her cause.

The Brave Tigers specialized in raiding and spoiler attacks against the Jonquil forces using mobility and ambushes to negate their enemy’s advantage in numbers.  The Brave Tigers were know for luring their enemy in and then striking from the rooftops or trees.  They were bold and fearless, an inspiration to those loyal to the Lost Empress even in the darkest of times.  Even now, their deeds and heroism is remembered with honor in the restored Empire.

Flying Tiger Sword

These swords, usually a long sword or sabre, are inlaid with a tiger pattern in copper or gold on the blade.  The grip is usually wrapped in sheepskin with a tassel hanging from the pommel.  The sword is exceedingly well balanced.

The Flying Tiger Sword is a +1 keen sword that when attacking from above gives a +1 circumstance bonus to damage.  Its bearer gains a +3 competence bonus to acrobatics checks to jump or to reduce damage from falling and to all climb checks.

Once per day as a swift action, the wielder may gain a +10′ to their ground movement and a +10 competence bonus to acrobatics checks until the end of the round and if they attacked an opponent from above, they gain an additional +1d6 damage.

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 7th
Slot none; Price 12,350; Weight by sword type
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, expeditious retreat, feather fall, jump, keen edge, spider climb; Cost 6,000 + 350 for the sword (+480 xp for D&D)

Adventure seed: The young princess of thestored Empire is threatened by dark forces, her protector -a noble scholar- is seeking a new Brave Tiger Troupe to guard her.  Can the characters prove their worth by acquiring Flying Tiger Swords while facing those who would harm the princess?

Notes: Inspired by the Flying Tigers, naturally.  Sorry for being so late, the computer ate my first fiction snippit and I had baking to do tonight.

One comment

  1. Cool sword! I really like this. Interesting magical abilities on this weapon too – all the movement/ acrobatic stuff definitely goes perfectly with the Flying Tiger Sword name.

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