Blade of Betrayal (4e)
D&D 4e Rules
Blade of Betrayal
The blade is appropriate for heroic-level characters.
The Blade of Betrayal possesses a pitch black blade that curves in a snakelike form into a wicked point. A cobra's hood shape is designed as the cross-hilt of the dagger making the blade itself emerging forth from the cobra's mouth while the hilt is wrapped in black scales.
The Blade of Betrayal is a +2 dagger with the following properties and powers:
Enhancement: Attack rolls and damage rolls.
Goals of the Blade of Betrayal
Defeat/Slay good-aligned member of a divine class.
Role-playing the Blade of Betrayal
The Blade of Betrayal will shower its owner with praises and adoration. It does whatever is necessary to ensure that it will be used by the owner. The blade is cunning, willing to lie in order to ensure that it can continue to fulfill its goals. True to its nature, it will subtly attempt to move its owner against other companions. This intensifies in the presence of any good divine users as it hungers to drink deeply into their blood.
Concordance Starting Score: 5
The Blade relishes the blood that has been spilled and looks forward to the slaughter and betrayals to come.
Enhancement: Bonus increases to +3.
The Blade is pleased with the process and urges its owner on to greater tasks.
Property: The Blade's bonus to Bluff checks increases to +4.
The Blade of Betrayal moves to insinuate itself with its new owner. It urges the owner to make use of its ability all to ensure it will be ready when the opportune time presents itself.
The Blade is unhappy believing the owner will not present it the chance it desires. If not convinced otherwise, it begins to plot the owner's doom.
Property: Allies within 1 square of you take a -1 penalty to their saving throw.
Angered (0 or Lower)
The Blade goes strangely silent. It has given up hope on its owner and only seeks to bring a pathetic end quickly to its owner.
Property: Allies within 5 squares of you take a -2 penalty to their saving throw.
The Blade remains with its owner as long as it remains satisfied. Those that do satisfied rarely live long due to the string of death and betrayal that are left in the wake. If the Blade is angered, it remains with the owner doing its best to bring misfortunes and death. Should it be abandoned, it quickly charges the next owner to seek out and slay the prior owner.
Sources: Key of Destiny.
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