Harbinger (3.5e Equipment)

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The Harbringer is a +6 Masterwork Mithral Greater Spell-catching Projected Burst Greatsword of Speed.

Martial Two-Handed Melee
Critical: 19-20/×2
Range Increment:
Type: Slashing
Hardness: 51
Size Cost1 Damage Weight1 hp
Fine * 1d4 * 11
Diminutive * 1d6 * 23
Tiny * 1d8 * 47
Small 6,484,050 gp 1d10 2 lbs. 95
Medium 6,484,050 gp 2d6 4 lbs. 190
Large 6,488,100 gp 3d6 8 lbs. 380
Huge * 4d6 * 760
Gargantuan * 6d6 * 1520
Colossal * 8d8 * 3040
  1. The SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large and Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any other supplied values are the author's best determination.

Truly a rare weapon, the Harbinger is a masterpiece of a weapon. Living up to it's title, those who wield the weapon are destined for great things. The power that it wields and it's unmistakable appearance ensure that it's wielder will soon become a legend as well, though as a hero or a tyrant is entirely up to fate. The same is the case for owner of the weapon, seemingly always guided by Fate's own hand to find the sword, almost entirely barring chance-encounters.

Made of finely crafted Mithral, the sword enjoys a light weight, uncanny for it's size, and the detailing of the cross-guard make it stand out even more, depictions of fate along the fine silver trim. While not visible to the human eye, when subjected to magic, various names appear along the blade, being the inscribed names of previous owners of the weapon. These can also be seen with a Detect magic spell, as the weapon is compelled by an enigmatic force to inscribe the names, itself, rather than the owners or a group of people. If observed in this way, it does not affect the duration or cost of the spell, if that would be considered normally. The number of names listed on the blade seems to never be a problem, as the inscriptions are able to be manipulated upon each new entry, size or shape considered.

The Legend[edit]

Purely as a DM/GM option to add a bit of interest to the weapon, it is encouraged for anyone who uses this weapon in any campaign, to add the using character's name to the following list of names, as they, with hope, will be the ones that appear if ever made seen by magic or Detect Magic spells.

Also at DM/GM discretion, the sword, when enough names have been added, whether from the following list, or a modified, campaign-historically accurate list, the sword can gain an +1 Enhancement Bonus for every 10 names listed on the blade, as well as another 1000 gold pieces in value. History is priceless, after all.

Those Inscribed:
Oberon Hellvok
Sylas Cooper Jr.

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