IF MAGIC BRIGHT IS YOUR DESIRE, TO OLD RUNEFOR E MUST YOU RETIRE!
FOR ONLY THERE DOES WIZARDS’ ART RECEIVE ITS DUE AND PROPER START.
ON EASTERN SHORES OF STEAMING MIRROR AT END OF DAY WHEN DUSK IS NEARER
WHERE SEVEN FACES SILENT WAIT ENCIRCLED GUARDS AT RUNEFORGE GATE.
EACH STONE THE GRACE OF SEVEN LORDS, ONE PART OF KEY EACH RULER HOARDS;
IF OFFERED SPELLS AND PROPER PRAYER, TAKE SEVEN KEYS AND CLIMB THE STAIR.
on frozen moutain xin awaits, his regal voice the yawning gates
keys turn twice in sihedron-occulted runeforge waits within.
AND NOW YOU’VE COME AND JOINED THE FORGE UPON RARE LORE YOUR MIND CAN GORGE-
AND WHEN YOU SLOUGH THE MORAL WAY IN RUNEFORGE LONG YOUR WORK SHALL STAY.
+1 breastplate, fanged falchion, +1 cold iron returning dagger, headband of inspired wisdom +2, 750 gp in diamond dust
AURA: MODERATE TRANSMUTATION [EVIL]
PRICE 22,375 GP
WEIGHT 8 LBS
The blade of this brutal-looking falchion is serrated, forming the fangs of the stylized etching of a jackal’s profile on the shimmering metal. Such weapons are fashioned in honor of Lamashtu and are favored by her most powerful cultists as weapons not only for battle, but also for sacrifice.
A fanged falchion is a + 1 unholy falchion and wounds caused by the weapon’s serrated edge are horrifically ragged and bleed profusely. Whenever a fanged falchion’s wielder scores a successful critical hit with it, the sword’s blade animates and “chews” at its victim. In addition to doing damage for the critical hit, this horrific chewing deals 2 points of Constitution damage and stuns the victim for 1 round (Fort DC 15 negates). Creatures immune to critical hits are immune to this Constitution damage and the stun effect.
Aura strong divination
weight 3 lbs
The first revelation quills were created by the followers of the Peacock Spirit. Since the fall of Thassilon, the method for creating them has been lost. The few revelation quills that
remain today continue to function, drawing their revelations, it is said, from the Peacock Spirit itself. The quill is fashioned from a peacock’s tail feather. Its nib is made of bone, and when held in one’s hand, the quill seems strangely heavy. If placed in an empty vial or other glass container of similar size and left there for an hour, a revelation quill fills that
container with ink. The ink created is of a random color 50% of the time, otherwise the ink is black. While a revelation quill can certainly function as a standard writing implement, its true strength lies in its ability to answer questions. Once per day, if the user concentrates on a specific future goal, event, or activity occurring within the coming week, the revelation
quill takes over and writes out a short phrase in response, often in the form of a cryptic rhyme or omen, much in the same way the divination spell functions. Once per week, the user may use the quill in the same way to cast contact other plane instead, asking up to 10 questions of the mysterious intellect that guides the revelation quill.
The scribbles on the wall ofthis room contain more than merely invocations to Lamashtu-they consist of notes the Scribbler has taken regarding the state of the world beyond, as reported to him by the various spirits and outsiders he’s conjured, as well as via commune, divination, and speak with dead spells that he cast on the dead body he keeps here. The notes impart a feeling of someone from out of time doing what he can to gather intelligence on a world that has moved on. Runeforge is mentioned several times-the Scribbler very much wants to send agents to the dungeon in order to gather supplies and raid it for magic items and texts, since he has grown convinced that the complex has long since been forgotten and abandoned. In particular, his notes speak of something called runeforged weapons items that the Scribbler believes could be quite useful against the runelords and their allies, yet the methods of creation of which seem to have been lost somewhere in Runeforge itself.