Belendiel (3.5e Equipment)
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Belendiel: Created by the clerics beholden to various deities of the halfling pantheon, Belendiel is an ancient short sword. Its beginnings were deeply set in a halfling dynasty and it was passed down through the generations in several communities. Since then, it has had many owners of other races.
Although Belendiel is a sentient sword (and has a male personality), its powers are somewhat weaker than may be expected from such a weapon. Even so, it has definite ideas about the worthiness of those who wield what power it has. If the sword believes that its new owner is not worthy, it tries to make the target feel uncomfortable bearing it (usually by projecting feelings despair and sadness). In that way, it hopes to encourage the wielder to pass it on to someone more worthy of its powers. If necessary, Belendiel attempts to battle its wielder (using its ego to force the wielder to comply). Unless its wielder is chaotic or evil, the sword is satisfied when the wielder hands the weapon over to someone else or leaves it where another wielder may find it. In the hands of chaotic or evil creatures, the sword likes to force its bearer into dangerous situations and is not adverse to attacking the bearer directly.
The sword’s blade shows a blue sheen that runs along its center, slight and difficult to see at anything but close quarters. The hilt is bound in cured leather dyed a forest green color, with the cross guard depicting gnarled roots with a raised leaf design throughout.
Belendial is a lawful good +1 wounding short sword with Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 12 and ego 10. It communicates via empathy, and has two primary abilities: feather fall on wielder once per day and free use of the Expertise feat.
Caster Level: 10th, Prerequisites: Craft Magic Arms and Armor, mord’s sword; Market Price: 23,310 gp; Cost to Create: 11,810 gp + 920 XP.