The Blade of Rot Item in Alore | World Anvil

The Blade of Rot

(Legacy Content)
The Blade of Rot is a large, curved, khopesh-like blade of unknown make or material. It gets its name partially from the sickly greenish-brown color of the blade itself, but primarily from the thick, viscous liquid that appears to constantly seep from the fuller across the blade. This material is known to carry all sorts of disgusting and terrible diseases, everything from the common cold or diphtheria, to Blood Fever or Pox of Insanity. Additionally, the blade itself is known to corrupt its wielder's body and mind into a Rotting Scion, bent on spreading said rot across the world.

Mechanics & Inner Workings

The blade itself - aside from its magical properties - is relatively unremarkable. However, it seems to possess an extraplanar aura, suggesting the blade comes from some manner of plane beyond this. This has sparked debates among many scientific communities as to its origins, and whether the blade comes from any known plane or a plane that has gone beneath our notice as of now.
Item type
Weapon, Melee
Current Location
7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Length: 22" (2.5cm)
Base Price


Author's Notes

This is my entry for the Inktober 2019 prompt: "Frail." This prompt was either between some manner of condition or this item, and since I felt conditions would be the easy way out, I chose this. Hopefully it proves to be entertaining either way!

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