Sword of Nine Lifetimes
D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules
This sword functions as a +2 keen longsword. It also possesses the ability to steal the life force from the wielders opponent, as a Nine Lives Stealer. It can do this nine times before the swords powers no longer function for the wielder and it disappears to seek out a new wielder. Unlike a normal Nine Lives Stealer, the Sword of Nine Life Times transfers the stolen life force (all potential life span) to the wielder of the sword. Once it has done this nine times, the wielder is granted immortality. This immortality is conditional in that the wielder no longer ages or suffers any of the effects of aging, and will not die of "natural causes". He can still be killed in a number of ways as if he was mortal. This immortality confers no extraordinary resistances or abilities, just a never ending life span.
Unbeknownst to the wielder the Sword of Nine Lifetimes is cursed. It is the prison of an ultra powerful demon lord constrained to reside within the blade until he has granted immortality 81 times. After the 81st time, the blade will crack and release the demon lord, who will begin hunting down those he granted immortality to and revoke all 81 gifts of immortality. He starts off little more than a ghost. Each time he succeeds in killing off an immortal he regains a bit of his power. Should this demon lord recover all of his power few in the Abyss would be a match for him.
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