The Blade of Dallaros, Major Artifact
Aurawing is a sacred relic of a bygone age. When the first gnomes the world arrived from their home plane of Bytopia they found a curious race of beings akin to elves but which much shorter lifespans. They befriended humanity almost instantly but both races faced a terrible force of lizard creatures from across the southern seas which forced them for a time to fight side by side for mutual survival. At the end of this era Saint Kora, the Queen of Donlin gifted the gnome race with Aurawing, her own offhand weapon throughout the many trials and tribulations of the war, in recognition of the service of the gnomes. The symbolism and legend surrounding the blade were detailed and held in high regard by gnomes and humans alike. Aurawing and its larger counterpart, the Phoenix Blade, are seen to represent the twin races and it is felt that when the two are reunited it will symbolize the renewal of the ancient alliance. The blade was shattered centuries ago when it was wielded in battle against the forces of Athalin by a haughty gnome king by the name of Graduin Valerosenuggermuggian and since its destruction it was felt that the mythology surrounding the blade must have been overblown. The blade, has now been fully reforged and is it would seem that once again the prophesies concerning the blade may yet be kept.
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+5 Hallowed, Shocking Shortsword of Sharpness ; AL NG; Int 10, Wis 18, Cha 18; Empathy 30 ft. vision and hearing; Ego 24.
Lesser Power: Grants wielder electricity resistance 10
Greater Power: Can use haste on its owner 3/day
Special Purpose: Defeat/slay undead and outsiders with the evil subtype
Dedicated Power: Righteous might on its owner 1/day
Automatically overcomes damage reduction
Strong evocation and transmutation; CL 20.