Magical Items of Note
Mauler's Arm - This mace was
created almost two hundred years ago by a warrior chief of the Vast named
Pelottka. Due to his advanced age, Pelottka knew that he did not have much
longer as chief of his clan. His son, Marklann, would take his place after he
stepped down. Marklann did not share his father's physical build and Pelottka
feared that his son would be killed in a leadership challenge once he died.
Pelottka commissioned a great blacksmith to forge Mauler's Arm. The blacksmith
created a fine mace that had no equal in the clan. Pelottka called on the gods
to bless the mace with the power of his own arms. The gods complied and Pelottka
lost the use of his arms. He then gifted Marklann with the mace and stepped down
from the position of chief. He lived long enough to see Marklann smite two
challengers to the position of chief and cement his rule.
This is a +1 Mace and confers the wielder with an 18 STR for the purposes of attack and damage bonuses. The 18 STR is not gained unless the wielder actually holds the mace in his hand. Whenever it leaves his hand, the 18 STR is lost until the next time he wields it.
This magical weapon is held by Quintus.
Stonesmite - This axe was
created by the wizard Iagglash. He was feuding with a small temple in the forest
not far from his tower and needed a weapon that would break the stone guardians
that the priests used there. After the axe was made, he gave it to a stone
minotaur that he created and sent it to destroy the protectors of the temple and
hold the temple grounds until he arrived. The minotaur accomplished his task. He
destroyed the stone golems that guarded the healing waters of the temple and
also killed the ten priests inside. Then he took a position within the entry
hall of the temple to protect it until his wizard arrived. Iagglash never came
and the stone minotaur stayed inactive until a group of adventurers, the Seven,
arrived to get a flask of the healing waters and killed him.
This is a +1 Battle Axe, +3 versus creations of stone. Once per day the Axe can be called on to deliver a mighty blow that automatically scores a critical hit on the next strike when fighting a stone creation.
This magical weapon is held by Lady Shera.
Dragon's Bane - This is a
relatively new item, as it was created only thirty years ago. The wizard Wensel
created the spear at the behest of Sir Laurence Dragonfoe, a famous dragon
hunter from Tantras. Sir Laurence gained his Dragonfoe surname after a red
dragon killed his mother and father in 1340DR. They were returning from a visit
to Hlintar where relatives live and attacked on the road. Sir Laurence left
Tantras the day after getting the news and tracked the dragon back to his lair.
A fierce battle ensued and Sir Laurence came out the victor. He cried an oath to
the gods that no evil dragon would rest in the Vast while he still walked the
land. Knowing that he would need more specialized weapons to fight older
dragons, Sir Laurence approached Wensel, a boyhood friend, to create a magical
spear. He used the spear and hunted evil dragons throughout the Vast until a
Cult of the Dragon cell took revenge on him. The ambushed him outside his home
and doused his legs with Black Dragon acid, rendering them useless. They stole
his spear and his special bracers and left him in the street to die. His will
was such that he lived, but the best clerics in Tantras were unable to help him
walk again. He spends his days know gazing out his parlor window, reliving past
Dragon's Bane is a +1 Longspear, +3 versus dragonkind.
Dragon's Bane Bracers
- Wensel gifted Sir Laurence with a second item a year after his crusade began.
Concerned that Sir Laurence didn't wear heavy armor, he said it made him too
noisy, Wensel set out to create an alternative for him. The result was Dragon's
Bane Bracers. Worn on the arms, the conferred the advantage of armor without the
weight or noise. Sir Laurence lost this item, along with the spear, during an
attack by the Cult of the Dragon.
These are Bracers of Armor +3, with the protection raised to +4 against dragon attacks.
Both of these items are currently held by the Seven but plan on returning them to the owner in Tantras.