Tuesday Magic Item – Pindhari Tulwar

23 September, 2014

Sharp and swift.The lead warrior flicked blood off of his tulwar and then wiped the residue away on the exposed sleeve of the man he had just cut down moments ago.

“Anything good?” asked the rider, reining in his horse.  “The others escaped across the river.”

“Pity, these warrior were well equipped and found of decoration,” the lead warrior gestured to copper bracelets and silver rings.  “Shame we were not able to catch more of their leader, they seemed to favor gold for their ornaments.”

“Well, there is always the next battle.”

“Indeed,” grinned the lead warrior beginning to strip the body, “there is always another battle.”

Pindhari Tulwar

These Tulwars are made for the mercenary cavalry who trade their martial skills for the right to plunder the defeated.  Their hilts are often decorated with valuable metals and occasional gems.

The owner of the tulwar gains a +3 competence bonus to Perception checks to locate or spot valuables, even if hidden.

The Tulwar is a +1 scimitar that gains the keen enhancement against a fleeing target.  Further, it gains a +1 bonus to damage if the target is carrying ten gold worth of valuables, this bonus increases by +1 for each order of magnitude up from ten the target has (i.e. +2 for 100-999, +3 for a 1000 to 9,999, and so on) in valuables.

Aura moderate divination; CL 9th
Slot none; Price 7,315; Weight 4 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, keen edge, owl’s wisdom; Cost 3,500 + 315 for the tulwar

Notes: The Pindari were an Indian warrior society that fought for various group in exchange for the right of plunder.

The photo is by Nazanian  is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license found on WikiMedia Commons.


  1. Ha, I like this idea.

  2. I imagine pay by right of plunder meant their were a lot of swords lined up against wealthier foes.

    • And it seems there was some sort of kickback payment to those who hired you which -it seems to me- would increase the likelihood of expanding a conflict.

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