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Tuesday Magic Item – Naginata of Household Defense

5 October, 2021

Hojo_Masako_(Takeda_Katsuyori's_wife)“I am not sure if I should be pleased or concerned that the entire household is mobilizing for its defense,” said Gollaon.

“Pleased surely,” replied Voddick.  “It is nice to see people with a proper concept of how to keep their home safe.”

“I forget you come from a more militant land than I, my friend,” said Gollaon.  “But we had best help if we are to learn our pay.”

“Truth.”

Naginata of Household Defense

These polearms are beautifully made and carefully blessed and sanctified to the household, often decorated with designs lacing with meaning to to home.  Keeping the weapon properly cleaned and cared for is part of the rituals used to maintain its tie to the owner and their household.

It is a +1 keen naginata that on a critical hit gives the wielder and all allies within 30′ gains 1d8 + the wielder’s Charisma in temporary hit points for the duration of the combat.  While in the owner’s household, it can be called to their hand as a free action.

All members of the owner’s household gain a +4 morale bonus to saves against Fear while defending the household.  Those who are not trained in skills outside their household duties (i.e. non-venturers and non-warriors) gain a +2 morale bonus to attack and +1 morale bonus to melee damage while defending the household.

Once a day, as a free action, the wielder may heal themself for 1d10 + [the number of household members within 60′] hit points and gains the benefit of a haste spell for 1d4 + 1 rounds.

Aura moderate abjuration and enchantment; CL 11th
Slot
none; Price 80,335; Weight 9 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, heroism, prayer, unseen servant; Cost 40,000 + 335 for the naginata

For D&D 5E:

Weapon (naginata), very rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

This naginata gives its wielder +1 to both to hit and damage roll and on a critical hit it gives the wielder and all allies within 30′ gains 1d8 + the wielder’s Charisma in temporary hit points for the duration of the combat.  While in the owner’s household, it can be called to their hand as a free action.

All members of the owner’s household gain advantage to saves against Fear while defending the household.  Those who are not trained in skills outside their household duties (i.e. non-venturers and non-warriors) gain a +1 bonus on to hit roll and to melee damage while defending the household.

Once a day, as a free action, the wielder may heal themself for 1d10 + [the number of household members within 60′] hit points and gains the benefit of a haste spell for 1d4 + 1 rounds.

Notes: Inspired by the artwork and my love of the naginata.

Image Hojo Masako carrying a naginata by Adachi Ginko (c. 1880) found on Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

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