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Tuesday Magic Item – Axel’s Plant Hating Cleaver

30 November, 2021

Get to the chopperVoddick frowned as he watched the lead soldier cutting his way through the undergrowth with considerable glee.  “Our pathbreaker does not seem to care for plants,” he said to his companion.

“Indeed, I think it has to do with his blade.  He seems quite normal until it is drawn,” said Gollaon following behind.

“But he does clear an effective path.  But I do not think he is making any friends among the forest dwellers,” he added steping over a severed branch.

Axel’s Plant Hating Cleaver

This heavy chopping blade is designed to cut it way through vegitation and enemies with equal ease, it has obviously seen hard use and the blade is stained with unidentificable stains.  Made for the mercenary Axel Druckknopf, it became inbued with his viceral hater of all plants and begitation

It is a +2 plant bane long sword.  Additionally. its grip is especially firm, giving the wielder a +3 CMD bonus against disarm attempts and a +3 compentence bonus to save agaisnt effect that would cause them to drop or lose their weapon.

The wielder is infected with Axel’s deep and abiding hatred of plants, they should take every opportunity to willful destroy plants as they go by.  If such becomes an issue, the wielder must make a Will save (DC 13) to avoid attacking a plant.  Those who care for, or are, plants are uneasy in the presence of the blade, the wielder suffer a -3 penalty on Charisma based skills with such folk, except for Intimidation, which gains a +5 competence bonus.

Aura moderate necrourgy; CL 9th
Slot none; Price 18,815; Weight 4 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magical Arms and Armor, blight; Cost 9,250 + 315 for the blade

For D&D 5E:

Weapon (long sword), very rare

First paragraph as above.

You gain a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with Axel’s Cleaver, which is treated as a long sword,   When you hit a plant with the cleaver, the plant takes an extra 2d8 points of slashing damage.  Additionally. its grip is especially firm, giving the wielder advantage on any saving throws against effects that would cause them to drop or lose their weapon.

The wielder is infected with Axel’s deep and abiding hatred of plants, they should take every opportunity to willful destroy plants as they go by.  If such becomes an issue, the wielder must make a Wisdom save (DC 11) to avoid attacking a plant.  Those who care for, or are, plants are uneasy in the presence of the blade, the wielder suffer disadvantage on Charisma attributte rolls with such folk, except for Charisma (Intimidation) roll which they instead gain advantage upon

Notes: We were doing some yardwork with a friend and, somehow, the subject of Axel Pressbutton came up . . . So, this weapon is in honor(?) of that rather silly character.

Image “Big Foot Bowie Knife” by JLH3Photography is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

 

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