Gift of the Thundering Bolt
Aura: powerful transmutation CL:
Slot: - ; Price: ?,000 gp ; Weight: - ;


+3 Epic Keen Thundering Bastard Sword of Shocking Burst (6)
Keen: Double critical threat range: 17-20.
Shocking Burst/Thundering: Upon command, the sword is sheathed in crackling electricity that deals an extra 1d6 points of electricity damage on a successful hit. The electricity does not harm the wielder. The effect remains until another command is given.
Upon striking a successful critical hit the sword creates a cacophonous roar like thunder and explodes with electricity. This deals an extra 1d10 of electrical damage and an extra 1d8 points of sonic damage. Even if the shock ability is not active, the weapon still deals its extra electricity damage on a successful critical hit. Subjects dealt critical hits by a thundering weapon must make a DC 14 Fortitude save or be deafened permanently.


The ancient rycer Hrodulf was a mighty warrior much favored by the great god of storms, Torvun (Torvus, Torvik, Torik). Hrodulf led the moarvik peoples against many a foe and performed many a legendary deed. He felled Olnaf, the tallest of the black giants of Czarngavar. He befriended Belkonjafeld, the stallion of the white hills, and rode him from Karthingard to Nibulgard. He fought Bradavice Velikan, the green ogre of Krvnigora, bare handed, and throttled the monster until its neck was broken. But, when he went to face the Blotny Obrie of the moczary obzar he prayed to Torvun to aid him. For the trolls of the swamp realm could heal from any wound of wood, bronze, iron or steel and he could not defeat their hordes by might alone. Thus Torvun called him to stand upon the Lodagora, tallest the mountains and bare his blade amidst a terrible storm. Bolt after bolt of lightning thundered into the blade, but never was Hrodulf harmed. When it was done the sword was a mighty relic which he named Dar’Drondavölr, Gift of the Thundering Bolt. The rycer bore it into battle against the obrie, laying them to ruin before him. With the trolls dead or scattered, the duervar of Stalgora were unhindered in their desire of the dark fold lands, and so they came down out of their caverns and began robbing the land of its riches; steeling horses and driving people from their villages. The piasts gathered their rycerz against the dwarves, but found their foe’s ancient ways of war and steel weapons too great for them. Thus the piasts called for Hrodulf from his home in the west. He came the long distance and along the way gathered an army to him. When at last he came upon the dark fold lands they began driving the dwarves back towards their mountain, and retaking what was lost. When the duervar were pushed back to the very foot of Stalgora, he marshaled his men for one last battle. But the Duervar were tricky, and fled into the mountains, where they laid ambushes from within hidden caverns and sent great rock slides upon his men. But Hrodulf pushed on until he was nearly upon the gate of the ancient duervan hold and there he led his greatest rycerz against the greatest duervan warriors, but his army was smote. Hrodulf himself fell to a terrible wound delivered by one of the mightiest of duervan warriors. When the battle was over, the duervan Thaim found him wounded and dying. Hrodulf congratulated the duervan king for his victory, and, holding out Dar’Drondavölr he asked that the duervan lord keep it safe until another moarvik warrior as courage and honorable came to claim it. So great was his respect for the legendary rycer that the Thaim brought his body back to his mountain castle and there entombed him in the hall of his ancient fathers. Then the duerven Thaim, sitting upon a golden throne, proclaimed that the dark fold lands would thereafter belong to the Moarvik people, for they had won it with the blood of their greatest man.


Requirements: Craft Magical Weapon, Craft Epic Magical Weapon Keen Edge, Shocking Grasp, Call Lightning  ; Cost ?,000 gp

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