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Tuesday Magic Item – “Follow Me” Sword

16 February, 2016

Lead the charge!“The officers around here seems a little too . . . excitable,” whispered Voddick to his companion as they sat drinking at a corner table watching the soldiers.

Gollaon, who had been listening to the same boasts and bluster, nodded.  “Much enthusiasm, little actual field experience.”

“And they will be leading the charge tomorrow,” muttered Voddick shaking his head.

“Good thing we are on the other side, right, old friend?”

“Follow Me” Sword

These swords have decorated, usually with patriotic imagery, hilts and sheaths with blades polished to a mirror sheen.

The “Follow Me” Sword is a +1 Sword that is exceptionally easy to keep clean.  The other powers of the sword only activate when the wielder is leading six or more soldiers in an attack, then it gains the following:

  • The wielder is protected from ranged attacks, somewhat, all ranged attacks requiring an attack roll aimed at them have a 20% miss chance.
  • The wielder and all allies who can see them gain a +2 morale bonus to saves against fear and a +1 morale bonus to all melee attack rolls.
  • Once per day as a bonus action, the wielder gain temporary hit points equal to the number of soldier following them (maximum of twenty) and the soldiers following them gain temporary hit points equal to the wielder’s Charisma bonus (minimum one).  These temporary hit point last for five minutes.

However, the sword also enforces a strict code of conduct upon its wielder: they must make a Will save (DC 18 + 1 for every other “Follow Me” Sword in sight) to retreat, even from certain death, and the same save to resist taking an attack of opportunity at any allied soldier retreating past them.

Aura moderate enchantment; CL 7th
Slot none; Price 7,500 + the price of the sword; Weight by sword
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, aid, divine power, entropic shield; Cost 3,750 + the price of the sword

Notes: Not quite a cursed item, but verging upon it.  I suspect the online course about the Great War I am currently taking informed the creation of this item.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

 

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One comment

  1. A lot of last stands in the history of one of these, I bet.



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