Tuesday Magic Item – Cossack’s Shashka

22 January, 2013

Cossak's Shashka“Again!” roared the hetman, wheeling his horse around for another charge.

The rest of the cossacks, though still able to in any case, cheered and brought their mounts around.  Their shashka flashing in the midday sun.  Their lance having all been used or lost after the first charge.

With a mighty shout, they urged their horses into another run at their enemies.

Cossack’s Shashka

These swords are sharp, single-edged and guard-less sword with a slight curve.  The pommel is large and usually decorated.  The scabbards for these swords are made from carved and decorated wood.

The Cossack’s Shaska is a +1 keen scimitar that when used from animal back gains an additional +1 bonus to damage.  The magic of the sword is designed to strengthen the bond between rider and mount, giving the rider a +2 competence bonus to Ride and allowing the mount to use the rider’s save bonus in place of its own up to three times per day.  Lastly, the rider will never lose their grip on their sword when they dismount (or are forcibly dismounted).

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 10th
Slot none; Price 12,315; Weight 4 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bull’s strength, cat’s grace, keen weapon, magic circle against evil, owl’s wisdom; Cost 6,000 + 315 for the shaska

Notes: Photo from Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

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