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Sun Blade Of Saint Evan Of Westrun
Shining blade of an ancient saint
This is the very sword once wielded by the knight known as Lord Evan of Westrun, a hero who sacrificed himself in a miraculous act to destroy a horde of vampires and save the town of Danshiere.

This blade has long lain in darkness, a relic kept by the order of Saint Evan in their crypts. Because of this, the weapon has lost some of its original power. Now that the blade has once again seen the light of day its powers will perhaps, given time and exposure to the true holy power of Aesia, return.


Current Abilities
Balanced Blade: This sword is the size of a bastard sword. However, a sun blade is wielded as if it were a short sword with respect to weight and ease of use. In other words, the weapon appears to all viewers to be a bastard sword, and deals bastard sword damage, but the wielder feels and reacts as if the weapon were a short sword. Any individual able to use either a bastard sword or a short sword with proficiency is proficient in the use of a sun blade. Likewise, Weapon Focus and Weapon Specialization in short sword and bastard sword apply equally, but the benefits of those feats do not stack.

Magic Weapon: In normal combat, the glowing golden blade of the weapon is equal to a +1 bastard sword.

Evil's Enemy: Against evil creatures, its enhancement bonus is +2.

Purity of Purpose: All sun blades are of good alignment, and any evil creature attempting to wield one gains one negative level. The negative level remains as long as the sword is in hand and disappears when the sword is no longer wielded. This negative level cannot be overcome in any way (including by restoration spells) while the sword is wielded.

Sunlight: Once per week as a standard action, the wielder can swing the blade vigorously above his head while speaking a command word. The sun blade then sheds a bright yellow radiance that acts like bright light and affects creatures susceptible to light as if it were natural sunlight. The radiance shines in a 10-ft. radius around the sword wielder. Note that the command word is not immediately apparent.

Light: At will, as an immediate action, this blade can shed light as a torch. This ability functions as the spell of the same name.

Unlockable Abilities
Greater Magic Weapon: Gain an additional +1 in normal combat.

Evil's Bane: Against evil creatures, its enhancement gains an additional bonus of +2.

Undead Hunter: Against Negative Energy Plane creatures or undead creatures, the sword deals double damage (and x3 on a critical hit instead of the usual x2).

Greater Sunlight: The special sunlight power can be used once per day. The radiance begins shining in a 10-ft. radius around the sword wielder and extends outward at 5 ft. per round for 10 rounds thereafter, to create a globe of light with a 60-ft. radius. When the wielder stops swinging, the radiance fades to a dim glow that persists for another minute before disappearing entirely.

Sun Blade Of Saint Evan Of Westrun was created by Shawn Nicolen

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Contributor: Chris Schuettpelz