Curse of the Crimson Throne
Serithtial (Minor Artifact)
Aura strong abjuration; CL 17th
Slot —; Weight 5 lb.
Alignment LG; Ego 20
Senses 60 ft. vision and hearing
Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 13
Lesser Powers cure moderate wounds 3/day, zone of truth 3/day
Special Purpose defeat followers of Zon-Kuthon;
Dedicated Power wielder gains death ward and freedom of movement against attacks and effects from followers of Zon-Kuthon.
Serithtial is a +4 holy Zon-Kuthon bane sword crafted, it is said, by Iomedae herself as a gift
to Mandraivus’s great-grandfather, a man who led several crusades from Cheliax against Nidal. The sword was handed down through the generations, finally coming to the hands of a well-respected hero of Lastwall— Mandraivus. Forged to aid his ancestor against the shadow-counts of Nidal, Serithtial was the perfect weapon for his assault on Scarwall, and some scholars of history now believe that Iomedae had foreseen its need and forged it early to ensure that Mandraivus would not only inherit it, but would respect its traditions all the more.
Although made of steel, Serithtial is treated as being made of both cold iron and silver for the purposes of penetrating damage reduction. Serithtial glows with the equivalent of a continual flame, but her wielder can extinguish or ignite this glow as a move equivalent action. In addition, she gains a further +2 enhancement bonus and deals an extra 2d6 points of damage against foes who serve or worship Zon- Kuthon. Although Serithtial was forged as a bastard sword, and it is to this shape she reverts when no one wields her, the sword can detect what sort of blade its current owner favors, and when held in the hand, immediately transforms into the type of blade its owner is most proficient in (choosing from dagger, short sword, longsword, scimitar, falchion, greatsword, rapier, or bastard sword).
Although Serithtial is lawful good, as long as her wielder is dedicated to the defeat of Kazavon and those he has corrupted (such as Queen Ileosa), she does not attempt to seize control of her wielder. If her wielder does go against her wishes, she tries to force him to relinquish her to a more appropriate wielder.