The Daunting Abyss
A jet-black adamantine +1 Greatsword, with a plain hilt decorated by a single large pearl in the pommel. When unsheathed, the weapon glows with a light the strength of a torch.
In combat, this light changes to a deep red, with no change in strength of illumination.
Once per day: Re-roll a Diplomacy Check before learning the results of that roll.
Omen: When unsheathed, the weapon glows with a light the strength of a torch. In combat, this light changes to a deep red, with no change in strength of illumination.
Item Abilities Unlocked:
- Detect Thoughts (Sp): Once per day, can use Detect Thoughts as the spell. The save is DC13, or 12+ your Charisma modifier, whichever is higher.
- Strength of Kings (Su): Grants you a +2 enhancement bonus to Strength while you carry it.
It is said that dwarves forged Merthuvial in the heat of a volcano; its adamantine blade proved devastating against marauding cave trolls and mountain orcs. The weapon was one of many, but it earned distinction when its wielder saved the life of the dwarf king by sundering a stone giant’s weapon and spearing the creature on the point of the sword. The king ennobled this dwarf warrior, in turn, presented Merthuvial to his lord in tribute.