CLASSIFICATION: Magical Artifice
ALIAS[ES]: The Gluttonous Blade, The Young Beast’s Maw, The Thief’s Gullet
APPEARANCE: Double-edged boot knife, 12.7 centimeter blade, leather-wrapped stag grip. Embedded within the grip is a single square sapphire turned 90 degrees such that the square’s point is parallel with the blade’s.
APPLICATION: When one’s thumb is presesd to the sapphire in the grip, the blade will cut through any material. Rather than leaving a rip or tear, the dagger leaves clean gaps in the material it cuts. The dagger grows heavier with use, it compounds the weight of everything it has cut up to the point that the wielder can no longer lift it. When bathed in the light of the full moon the dagger grows feather light once more. When this happens, the blade loses its powers until the next sunrise.
HISTORY: The dagger was crafted by esteemed wizard and renowned artificer Elia Douleur as a present for a man to whom she owed a great debt. That man was known only as The Mask, so named for the white mask he wore bearing a red spiral. Douleur’s legacy, though grand, was besmirched by her dealings with The Mask, whom she regarded as a close personal friend. The Mask was himself an infamous thief whom left taunting calling cards at the scene of each of his crimes. It is said that he stole only from rich nobles at the behest of their jilted lovers.
Upon the Mask’s untimely death at the hands of one warlock Count Asdivine the dagger fell into the hands of a young pit fiend whom was Asdivine’s patron. With it they were able to break into the palace of the King of Hell and steal from it a necklace which allowed them to walk upon the mortal plane without consequence. The pit fiend was naive, and met resistance as they tried to build a kingdom through Asdivine’s influence and their own trickery. Both the fiend and Asdivine were slain by the paladin Valeria who took the dagger, then dubbed the Gluttonous Blade, and had it stored at the Gilded Monastery. It would remain there for one hundred years until the monastery, located atop a coastal mountain, found itself razed by pirates in search of the monastary’s rumored treasures.
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