Ice Maiden's Tear (Magical Dagger):
There is a legend about this dagger, that it was created by an Alchemist for an extremely cold woman yet extremely beautiful who her had fallen in love with but never returned his love. Some stories tell that he committed suicide while others tell that he killed all those around the woman when he spurned him. Some legends tell that his soul is in the dagger and others tell that the woman's soul got trapped in the weapon when she died. Most stories tell that the weapon is cursed. It is told that men who wield the dagger will find themselves falling head over heels love with an extremely cold woman. Women who possess the dagger seem to become extremely beauty but extremely cold themselves, no matter how friendly they were previously. Even with the stories of the curse, there are some who want the dagger because there are few with their abilities.
The blade of the dagger comes to a stiletto point and is extremely sharp maybe even supernaturally sharp. It is double bladed and the blade curves slightly inward towards the hilt of the dagger. It is polished to a high gloss, almost able to be used as a mirror. The guard is also of an extremely polished metal and is in the design of thorns. The hand itself is carved from snow white ivory and is incredibly intricate. It is carved in the likeness of a woman dressed in robes. The pommel is carved in the likeness of a woman's head, an extremely cold looking but still extremely beautiful woman. Incredibly detailed, in Physical Beauty, the appearance is around that of a P.B. 24 and many people who have studied the weapon think that the figure is the woman who spurned the Alchemist who created the dagger. The dagger shows no signs of wear and is extremely well balanced. There is a snow white ivory scabbard which goes with the dagger and has an intricately carved representation of the same woman who is part of handle of the dagger.
The enchantments of the dagger are fairly uncommon, especially the ability of armor piercing. The weapon will penetrate any armor, enchanted or normal, and the hide of any creature including the hide of dragons. The second is that the blow of the dagger, when activated, will cause numbing cold. This ability can be used up to three times per day. The final enchantment, which is quite common, is that the weapon is indestructable.
- Weight: 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg) Length: 1 foot (.3 meters)
Damage: 1D6+4 (+Strength)
Bonuses: Dagger is of High quality Dwarven construction; +2 to strike when thrown,+2 to Strike, +2 to Parry, +4 to damage (Included Above), and +2 to initiative from construction.
- Armor Piercing: Weapons with this feature will bypass the A.R.
of their targets. If used against targets wearing body armor, the armor
will not be harmed by this weapon, as it will automatically seek out gaps
and chinks in the armor through which to strike. When used against creatures
with a high natural A.R., this weapon simply goes through the natural defenses.
Indestructible: Cannot be destroyed by any means except for possibly in the hands on an alchemist
Numbing Cold (3 time per day): When this power is activated, the next time the weapon hits, the victim must save versus magic or lose half of his attacks, reduce speed by half, and suffer -2 on all rolls to strike, parry, dodge, roll with punch, and initiative for 1D6 melees.
- For Men: The man will find himself falling in love with a cold
woman who will never return his affection and will reject any overtures.
He will find himself falling deeper and deeper in love with her. Fate seems
to intervene and always provide the "Ice Maiden" for him to fall in love
with him. If he had a relationship with another, he will break it off even
if married or has children. In some cases, the possessor of the dagger
has committed suicide when their approaches are rebuffed. In other cases,
they will kill others who attract the attention of the woman who they are
infatuated with. For some reason, they will not kill the woman of their
affection although some have committed suicide themselves after the woman
died for other reasons.
For Women: Any woman holding the dagger will have their Physical Beauty (P.B.) increase by one point per month until it increases by four (4) points total. While their features get more attractive, there will be a coldness about their features which was not there. At the same time, their Mental Affinity (M.A.) will decrease by three points every two months until it decreases by six (6) points total. They will become cold in personality no matter how vivacious or social they were before. If remove curse is performed, they can discard the dagger and will gain back their Mental Affinity but they will lose their increase to Physical Beauty.
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