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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flesh Harrow

This crude spear was clearly fashioned by some primitive tribal culture. It's long and jagged blade fashioned from seven jagged pieces of razor sharp flint fastened to a shaft of greasy-looking black oak with lengths of dried sinew. Several bands of beaten copper adorn the shaft, and a matching cap protects the butt end. Despite its somewhat crude appearance, the six foot long weapon feels well-balanced, both as a melee weapon or for throwing.

Flesh Harrow is enchanted with Superb combat and alteration magic. A Great test of divination magic will reveal the item's enchantments:
  • Flesh Harrow is enchanted with a Good accuracy and damage bonus when used in melee or when thrown. It can be thrown double the range of a normal spear without penalty.
  • Jagged Wound - The deep, jagged wounds created by the spear are especially potent, bleeding for one rank of damage each round until bound. Furthermore these wounds cannot be healed by magical means, only time and medicinal preparations will provide any healing benefit.
  • Burrowing Shard - Thrice per day the wielder can command Flesh Harrow to inject a spine of jagged flint into the wound produced by any successful melee attack. This shard will burrow into the flesh of the victim, inflicting an additional two ranks of damage each round as it digs its way to their heart. Only a Great test of dispelling magic will stop this usually fatal process.


Timeshadows said...

What a great weapon for a Humanoid foe, perhaps the lieutenant of a regional Boss-monster. :)

Lord Kilgore said...

Oh. I like this. It's going to be a sort of artifact weapon of the native tribesmen in my Forbidden Jungle campaign.

Mark Thomas said...

Glad you like it. I had a primitive vibe in mind when I wrote it--looks like I hit the mark.