New Magic Item – Peryton Antler Sabre (A to Z Challenge P)

18 April, 2013

Not yet weaponizedKonry readied her twin swords, her enemy blinking in confusion upon seeing the antler blades that she used.  “Do not quail, good sir, my swords are equal to any made of steel.”

“Tricky weapon will not save you,” he sneered, “your insult will be answered in blood.”

“Insult?  You were the one who insisted on forcing your attentions upon me, sir,” she replied, keeping her guard up.  “Do not play the injured party.  Twas your rudeness that has brought us to this pass.”

Soon, the man’s blood decorated both the alleyway and Konry’s blades.  “Fool,” she muttered as the blood slowly soaked into the antlers.

Peryton Antler Sabre

These unusual weapons are made of the alchemically shaped and treated horn of a peryton, which are light, flexible and surprisingly sharp.  The grips are usually made of leather taken from an exotic creature of some sort.

A lone peryton antler sabre is a +1 scimitar that gives its wielder a +1 CMD again disarm and sunder attacks and inflicts +1 damage against humanoids on a critical hit (not multiplied).

It is when they are used in pairs that they are most dangerous, used as a pair both are considered light weapons and gain the keen quality and on a critical hit against a humanoid they inflict an additional 1d8 points of damage (not multiplied), this replaces the +1 bonus a lone blade has.

However, to maintain the magic of the peryton antler sabre the heart’s blood of a humanoid must be spilled upon it each month.  If this is not done, they are just treated as masterwork briefly gaining their full power for a round after drawing blood from a humanoid.

A peryton antler sabre has a hardness of 12, 30 hit points and it gains back 1d6 hit points every time it is used to kill a humanoid.

Aura moderate necrourgy; CL 9th
Slot none; Price 12,315; Weight 3.5 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, keen edge, mending, vampiric touch, creator must have access to peryton antlers and Craft (alchemy) at 5 ranks or more; Cost 6,000 + 315 for the weapon

Notes:  Inspired by our 1st Edition AD&D game where we fought (and barely defeated) a young peryton on the rooftop on an abandoned castle.

Photo by Tristan Ferne and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

One comment

  1. I like it! Especially the humanoid blood part. I would also accept a khopesh made from both antlers, perhaps bound together with sovereign glue. The curvature of the antlers suggests that to me, somehow.

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