[intelligent items]

Karzoug's Burning Glaive

Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
Price: 180,308 gp
Aura: Strong transmutation
Caster Level: 17th
Slot: Weapon
Weight: 8 lb.

Alignment NE; Attributes Int 17, Wis 10, Cha 17; Ego 22
Senses 120 ft. darkvision, hearing; Communication Read languages, speech (Ignan, Thassilonian), telepathy
Lesser Powerscure moderate wounds on wielder 3/day, faerie fire 3/day, major image (DC 16) 1/day
Special Purpose defeat non-spellcasters; Dedicated Powerfireball (CL 17th; DC 16)

Soon after the founding of Thassilion, the ancient emperor Xin crafted the Alara'quin, seven icons symbolizing the runelords' mastery of rune magic and dominance over their respective domains. Karzoug's +2 flamingdancing glaive is one of these ancient icons.

Karzoug's burning glaive possesses a keen intellect, granted to it by its imperial creator. Meant to embody all that is right and virtuous about the luxury of wealth, the weapon is only concerned with the acquisition of riches and safeguarding the treasures of the rightful runelord of Shalast. It eagerly seeks to immolate nonspellcasters, which it sees as paupers likely to steal what its master possesses.

While the glaive endlessly fawns over Karzoug (as it would any rightful ruler of Shalast), it tirelessly berates other wielders, constantly comparing their flaws to the perfection of its past runelord owners.

Requirements: Craft Magic Arms & Armor, cure moderate wounds, faerie fire, fireball, major image, wish
Cost to Create: 90,308 gp, 7,200 XP