Beyond The Shore
A beautifully etched sabre with a serrated false edge.
This beautiful basket-hilted German sabre is etched along the entire length of the blade with highly detailed scenes of men and centaurs hunting, fighting, and dancing. The reverse, false-edge of the sword is serrated, more for show than for any practical purpose. In fact, the entire blade seems designed mostly to impress, and impress it does. It radiates a moderate aura of magic of the Enchantment school.
Ballkönigin (literally “Belle of the Ball” in German) belongs to the semi-infamous slaver Bethany Cameron, co-captain of the “Ginger Belle”. It is not certain where she obtained the blade, but the crew claim that their silver-tongued captain talked the original owner of the Belle out of the sword as well, to “sweeten the deal” when she and her sister purchased the ship.
Ballkönigin functions as a sawtooth sabre, and gains a +1 enhancement bonus on attack and damage rolls. It counts as a magic weapon for the purpose of penetrating damage reduction. In addition to its immediate value as a weapon, the sword’s graceful curvature and ornate design aids the user in performances, granting a +2 circumstance bonus on Perform (dancing or acting) skill checks, and on any Performance Combat checks.
Additionally, Ballkönigin allows a spellcaster to store a single targeted spell in the weapon. The spell may be of any level, but must be of the Enchantment school, and must have a casting time of 1 standard action. Anytime Ballkönigin strikes a creature and the creature takes damage from it, the weapon can immediately cast the spell on that creature as a free action if the wielder desires. Once the spell has been cast from the weapon, a spellcaster can cast another spell into it. It cannot hold more than one spell at any given time. Ballkönigin magically imparts to the wielder the name of the spell currently stored within it.