Talanor, the Bright Tower
Artifact - Kytes Holy Defender
This long sword was given to Katadante Kyte, a paladin and revered defender of Gorgoloth, by Iomedae. Iomedae grants this sword to worthy persons. The first owner of the sword was William, the Shield. He was a paladin who helped defend Firsthaven from the Orc armies in 1345 EC, of the first age of Esteparon. Another owner of the sword was Sir Maxwell, a paladin of Derncape. With Maxwell, the sword manifested itself as a Warhammer. The sword now seeks out souls that can be “saved” and turns the person Lawful Good. They are typically charged with protecting their community. The process takes time for full effect but cannot be resisted once the wielder willingly takes the sword. If the wielder is forcibly separated from the sword, they will make every effort to regain the sword, however, during that time they will slowly revert back to their original alignment. Once the character truly reaches LG, the alignment shift is permanent. Once per day, the sword can cast a heal spell upon Scales or any of his allies within 50 feet.
The sword is Scales holy symbol and focus; he must be holding it to cast spells. Additionally, when held, the sword grants the following powers. The sword can be instantly summoned into the wielder’s hand while it is in his visual range.
Innate: +2 Cold Iron long sword, +3 Initiative vs. Evil; +1 to AC when wielded; the AC bonus is increased by +1 at 4th level and every three levels thereafter (e.g. 4th, 7th, 10th, etc.). In the hands of a paladin, it is a Holy Defender.
Innate: The sword will refuse to harm any good aligned creatures; If Scales casts a spell intending harm on a good aligned creature, there is a 50/50 chance of fizzling a spell or critically fumbling. In all other cases, roll a d20: 1 = Fumble; 2-3 = Random spell from same level; 4-6 = Fizzle; 7-19 = Normal; Nat 20 = Critical Hit (Spell). For every 4th level, Scales gets a plus one to this roll (e.g. 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th, 20th). This is just for spells, not combat.
Innate: As long as the wielder has visual contact with his party, he receives a +1 against all fear effects and receives an additional +1 at level 4 and every three levels thereafter (e.g. 4th, 7th, 10th, etc.). At 15th level, he is immune to all fear effects.
Sp: As a standard action, Scales can knockback a single creature threatening his space by 5’. He can knock back an additional creature for every two levels after 1st (e.g. 3rd, 6th, 9th, etc.) At 3rd level, Scales can select one creature that was knocked back and it takes 1d3 + (his character level) in damage. At 6th level, the damaged creature is also stunned for 1-2 rounds. At 9th level, the damage and stun is applied to all affected creatures. Additionally, at 10th level, the knockback effect becomes 10’. Command word = “Get Back Jojo”
Sp: The sword can casts each of the following spells 1/day; however, he must be of appropriate level to cast abd must speak the command word. Spells: Entropic Shield, Shield Other, Magic Vestment, Death Ward, Spell Resistance, Blade Barrier, Ethereal Jaunt, Holy Aura, and Miracle. Trigger: “Billy Shields”.
Sp: Awesome Display: Once per day, Scales may make a dazzling display with the sword and speak the command word. All evil creatures within 20 feet will be stunned for 1-3 rounds if they fail a Will check (DC 16); save will cause them to be staggered for 1-2 rounds. If they fail the check by more than 10 or roll a natural 1, they will are frightened. Trigger: “For the Benefit of Mr. Kyte”