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 Overkill.
+1 all saving throws when carried.
Scrupulous Rune Weapon
Overkill can sense weapon up to 4 miles away.
IQ 12 Mostly 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.
Thus it is the most remarkable of rune weapons- one that has never been wielded until now, the modern age, in the hands of Overkill. It has spent thousands of years silent, thus it rarely speaks.
Picture by Nosslak.