D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules
At first sight, those who know the extraordinary qualities of dragonmetal see this set as a squandering. After all, why spend the scarce dragonmetal on such minor objects when you could employ it in crafting powerful dragonlances? The few lucky warriors who have ever gotten all of these items together could answer them promptly. They have felt the power of Paladine protecting them from harm; imbuing their attacks with holy strength and revealing unseen threats hidden by magic or concealed in the shadows under the false pretense that light couldn't reach them there. They have led man and elf and dwarf to war and have kept them safe. Should you see what they have seen, should you live what they have lived, maybe you would be able to understand.
Characters who have ranks in Knowledge (nobility and royalty) or Knowledge (history), or who have the bardic knowledge class ability, can research Wyrmfather's legacy to learn more about these items. When a character succeeds on a check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from lower DCs.
DC 15: The first, and most likely, only set of Wyrmfather's legacy was forged single-handedly by the legendary Duncan Ironweaver, master smith, armorer and a student of Reorx himself. He created it after Huma Dragonbane's passing and named it after the huge dragon the brave knight killed, using the dragonmetal deposit in Silver Dragon Mountain in the hope that, should another hero of light rise, he would be better prepared to survive the many challenges he would have to face in the name of the Gods. However, no worthy man ever claimed it and so the rumors of its existence faded away in time.
DC 20: Duncan Ironweaver didn't use the common dragonmetal to craft the set. When Huma killed Wyrmfather, the dragon's massive body turned into an exotic dragonmetal and the smith extracted a specific part of it for each piece of the set. This way he hoped to achieve a better result than by using other sources of the metal by adding the spiritual properties of the beast with the blessings of Paladine with the qualities of the material.
DC 25: Actually, there is more than one set of Wyrmfather's legacy. After assisting the Knights of Solamnia in the final stages of the Third Dragon War, Duncan decided to create one for each of the surviving members of the Twenty, the group of chosen dragonlance bearers led by Huma himself. One was given to Lord Guy Avondale and was allegedly lost in the Cataclysm. Six more were given to Knights of Solamnia, including the famed Bennett of Baxtrey, and another was intended to belong to Kaziganthi de-Orilg, but he disappeared somewhere to the south of Istar before it could be handed over to him. The whereabouts of all of them are currently unknown, but no warrior has donned any of the pieces since before the rise of Istar.
DC 30: A check result of 30 or higher reveals the location of another piece of the set as well as the identity of the original owner. Use this to drive further adventures and direct the PCs toward some location or story you would like them to explore.
Possessing pieces of Wyrmfather's legacy grants you the ability to heal the allies surrounding you as well as the power to sustain them when wounded. The whole set turns you into an unstoppable force of light. When the four pieces of the set are worn together, the dragonmetal flows to swathe the wearer and shines even in total darkness.
2 Pieces: mass cure light wounds 3/day and a continuous "The Forlorn Hope effect" as described in the legendary tactician prestige class.
4 Pieces: holy aura 1/day as a 20th level cleric.
Scale of Wyrmfather
This is the first object Duncan Ironweaver created with Wyrmfather transmuted skin. Designed as a glistening heart-shaped shield with a platinum dragon symbol engraved, the master smith forged it on a single, massive scale he removed from the beast chest. The Scale of Wyrmfather is a +1 commander* dragonmetal heavy shield of daylight*, with an armor check penalty of 0 and an arcane spell failure chance of 5%.
Faint abjuration; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, daylight, eagle's splendor; Price 7,015 stl; Weight 1.5 lb.
Claw of Wyrmfather
The ivory hilt of this beautiful longsword is shaped like a charging silver dragon with a white gem posing as the eyes, the dragonmetal blade eternally sharpened and perfectly polished. Created to swiftly enforce its bearer against evil, this is a +1 keen dragonmetal longsword with a lesser fiendslayer crystal* inserted on the hilt.
Moderate transmutation; CL 9th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, align weapon, keen edge, good alignment; Price 20,015; Weight: 2 lb.
Skin of Wyrmfather
Duncan Ironweaver employed all his considerable skills in the crafting of this truly unique armor. Thin and light, its joints are graceful while well protected and the chest has been carved to resemble the sun shining. Despite his almost airy appearance, he who dons it can survive most lethal blows. While wearing this +1 dragonmetal light fortification full plate of nimbleness*, a humanoid can cast Invisibility Purge as a cleric of 9th level once a day. The armor has a maximum Dexterity bonus of +4, an armor check penalty of -3 and an arcane spell failure chance of 25%, and is treated as medium armor.
Strong abjuration, evocation, transmutation; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, limited wish or miracle, cat's grace, invisibility purge; Price 36,000; Weight: 25 lb.
Head of Wyrmfather
Having devised other items to safeguard the body, Duncan Ironweaver crafted this elegant helm to protect the soul. A spangen helmet with a platinum triangle symbol engraved on the back, this masterpiece grants the wearer the benefits of a continuous protection from evil spell.
Faint abjuration; CL 5 th; Craft Wondrous Item, protection from evil; Price 12,750 stl; Weight 1.5 lb.
*See Magic Item Compendium for details on this property or special magical item.
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