Scorcher - Owned By Figaro

An artifact from the Blue Age

weapon (melee)

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The Scorcher is a +6 speed keen icy burst
bane longsword. The bane property is
morphic; the wielder chooses an individual,
race or organization, for which the weapon
deals an extra 2d6 points of damage. The
bane property can be changed 1/week as a
standard action. The weapon is very light in
its wielder’s hand, so that the Weapon
Finesse feat can be used with it. Physical
attacks made with the Scorcher ignore all
bonuses to AC originating from spells and
psionic powers, as well as psionic and
magical items. The Scorcher bestows
constant mind blank, blur and protection from
evil and good effects on its wielder. It also
grants its wielder fire resistance 30.
Additionally, the wielder of the Scorcher can
use slay living 1/week, wall of fire 1/day, true
seeing 1/day and cure serious wounds 3/day,
each at caster level 25.


When Rajaat planned the Cleansing
Wars 4,000 years ago, the great defiler
warlord crafted three mighty weapons
to be given to his most favored
champions. The Silencer was given to
the left-hand of Rajaat, a warlord
named Irikos, who was later killed after
destroying the city of Bodach. The
second weapon, a long sword called
Scorcher, was given to the right-hand of
Rajaat-a warlord named Myron who
later became known as Myron the Troll
Scorcher, 4th Champion of Rajaat. And the
third was the Scourge, which was given to
Borys of Ebe. With the Silencer lost
following Irikos’ death, Rajaat relied heavily
on Myron during his war with the
preservers of Athas, and with the help of the
Scorcher Rajaat succeeded. Next came the
Cleansing Wars.
As the terrible wars against the races of
Athas ensued, Myron of Yorum began to
question the moral implications of Rajaat’s
intentions. Perhaps the warlord discovered
Rajaat’s goal of returning Athas to a Blue
Age, and realized that the Champions
would also be slain. In the end, Myron’s
treachery was discovered by Rajaat and he
was slain and replaced by Hamanu-who
became the new 4th Champion of Rajaat and
wielder of the Scorcher.
The Scorcher remained in Hamanu’s
possession for years, and was the blade used
by the sorcerer-monarch of Urik to deal the
death-blow to Dregoth, the Ravager of
Giants. Shortly after killing the 3rd
Champion of Rajaat, Hamanu lost the
Scorcher in the Silt Sea near Giustenal. It is
believed that the assassins of Dregoth
witnessed how easily the Scorcher slew the
king of Giustenal, and it was agreed that
this weapon of Rajaat could pose a threat to
them some day-and was better off lost to all
of Athas. All traces of the Scorcher were
removed from the land, as the sorcerermonarchs
did not wish their subjects to
know of a weapon capable of killing them.
The long sword remained at the bottom
of the Sea of Silt for many centuries, until
being accidentally swallowed by a silt
horror. Later, the horror was killed
when it raided the shores of the village
of Cromlin and the artifact was
retrieved from its gullet by an exgladiator
named Vorr. With the power
of the Scorcher, Vorr slew dozens of slave
raiders from Draj, Raam, and Nibenay,
before supposedly being killed by a
nightmare beast in the Valley of Trevain.

The Scorcher was held by a drake, which the party
slew and is currently in possession of Figaro.

Scorcher - Owned By Figaro

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