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Tuesday Magic Item – Martyr’s Spear

29 March, 2016

Once more, dear friends . . .The lead rebel fell, pierced by two crossbow bolts, but the young woman following him grabbed up his spear and urged the others forward.

“They have heart,” said Voddick, snapping a shot off at one of the opposing crossbowmen, “but will it be enough to balance out their lack of armament and training?”

“Well,” replied Gollaon drawing his sword, “it certainly will not be without our help.”

Voddick paused to recock his crossbow.  “Bravery in a good cause should be recognized after all.  Let’s go.”

Martyr’s Spear

These weapons are often rather crudely made, as they are often made by people who do not usually make weapons, but they are always well decorated with protective symbols, slogans and marks of the group that created it.

The Martyr’s Spear is a +1 spear that gains an additional +1 bonus for the next ten minutes when taken from the hands of a slain ally (this bonus stacks up to a maximum of +5).  The wielder gains the same bonus as a morale bonus to saves against Fear.

Additionally, their wielder gains a number temporary hit points equal to the number of martyrs who have wielded the spear before then, to a maximum of their level plus their Charisma bonus (minimum one).  These temporary hit points replenish at dawn and stack with any other temporary hit points the wielder may receive.

Aura moderate abjuration and enchantment; CL 7th
Slot none; Price 5,000 + 27 for the spear; Weight 6 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, aid, death knell, magic weapon, remove fear; Cost 2,500 + 27 for the spear

Notes: Contrary to the normal magic weapon rules, this does not use a masterwork weapon as the base, it makes no sense here so if it is dis-enchanted, it is just a spear.  Again, part of my continuing project for figuring our how uprising and revolts work in a world with magic to help, possibly, to overturn the balance of power between trained and armored warriors and ill-trained and equipped revolutionaries.

Photo by Stephen Bowler and used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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