Monday, December 29, 2008

Seven Days, Seven Blades of Luck - Beggars' Bane

Beggars Bane looks more like a show piece than an actual fighting blade. The blade is thin and frail looking. Its elaborate cross guard is gold alloy and mounted with purple corundum and clear green emeralds. The pommel, also gold alloy, is decorated in relief with a laughing face spewing coins from its mouth.

When this sword inflicts damage it produces a "ka-ching" sound and for each wound inflicted 1-6 coins of the smallest denomination common to the area fall from the point of impact.

Created for a despicable merchant who loathed the "lessor people" constantly begging spare coins as she traveled about the city. Although, she gladly acquiesced to their demands with this sword until her throat was slit during a burglary of her house. Beggars' Bane was the only item looted.

[From the series Seven Blades of Luck and examples of Magic Items Should be Magical. All seven blades were once part of an article I submitted to Fudge Factor a sadly defunct e-zine for FUDGE.]

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