Campaign of the Month: April 2012
Part of Dread Pirate Jason’s treasure, this cutlass is plain compared to most rune weapons. It radiates good.
It is now in the hands of Xerx’ses.
36" Blade; 6" of available grip; golden colored basket hilt able to accept even a large wolfen hand.
+1 all saving throws when carried.
Scrupulous Rune Weapon
Xerx’ses is bonding currently with it.
IQ 12 Somewhat silent.
Callandor was made at the end of the Elf-Dwarf War, by one of the last Dwarven runesmiths. It was made during the last peace before the dwarves laid waste to Baalgor, creating the Wastelands, and ending all hope for a peaceful settlement. It is this reason that Callandor was held out of the bloodshed, and contributes to his silence. His maker took him to the wastes after the spell, and Callandor felt all the suffering and loss of its result…. He was passed within the family for years, until an Elven party slayed the Runic descendents, fearing incorrectly that the knowledge had been passed on. Callandor was eventually deposited in the Northern Wilderness, another lost weapon from a lost age. Its lack of remarkable features left it as just part of the horde that the Dread Pirate Jason acquired.
When Master Overkill died in the created River of Lava Spell, both Asher and Xerx’ses girded with magic delved into the lava and recovers this sword and the Left Foot of Osiris. Overkill was the first wielder of the sword and its friend. He was also the first Dwarf that Xerx’ses ever met. After spending thousands of years silent, it never told Overkill how it felt about him as a true friend. It is crawling through Xerx’ses’ mind for every memory of the Dwarf because those memories include time Callandor and the dwarf were together. Thus a bond, a new friendship has begun through grief for both of them.
Picture by Nosslak.