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New Magic Item – Isabel’s Sword of Freedom

13 May, 2015

Strike for freedom!Voddick walked to the left and Gollaon to the right of the young woman with the silver sword.  The two friends were alert for danger as the young woman touched the shackled of the slaves with her sword tip and the bindings fell away.  In a matter of minutes, the compound full of people, once enchained, was freed.

“The slavers will be back with reinforcements any moment now,” said Voddick, gripping his crossbow tightly.

“Fear not,” said the woman, “these people have their freedom back and they will fight and die before they surrender it again!”  She raised her sword and the former slaves raised tools and chains to use as weapons.

“Leading an ill-armed force of rabble into battle, my favorite,” said Gollaon with a grin.  “Come on Voddick.  Immortality in a song awaits us.”

“As long as we live to hear it,” grumbled Voddick.

Isabel’s Sword of Freedom

This enchanted weapon has a guard worked in the pattern of a broken chain, the blade is silvery bright and etched with runes.  The blade reshapes itself into to a bladed weapon appropriate to its wielder’s preference, ranging is size from a dagger to a long sword, when it is first picked up.

It is a +2 slaver and slave-owner bane weapon and its touch opens non-magical shackles and loosens non-magical ropes and other binding on living beings.  The Bearer gains a +4 resistance bonus to resist any effect that would bind or restrain them or any magic effect that would control them.

Once a day, it can inspire anyone within 30′ who had ever been a slave or captured giving them a +1 morale bonus to attack rolls, 3 temporary hit points and the benefits of a Rage spell for 1d6+6 rounds.

However, the wielder of the sword will find themselves becoming increasingly drawn to and aligned with the anti-slavery and pro-freedom viewpoint.  If the sword is acquired by a slaver or slave owner, they will quickly lose it, no matter how improbably such a loss is, and it will find it way to a slave.

Aura strong transmutation; CL 15th
Slot none; Price 30,000; Weight by weapon
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, heroism, knock, limited wish, rage; Cost 15,000

Notes: The fae tends to obsess about things, so it is natural that their magic items would carry that obsession.  And, yes, this should have been up yesterday but I forgot.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

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2 comments

  1. Nice item. Good to see things with an aim besides orc slaying.


    • Magic items should encourage adventure by their very nature.



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