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Old 06-15-2005, 12:39 AM   #1
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Can Xan only use the moonblade, or can others use the moonblade?

and while we're here, what are the special properties of the moonblade?

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Old 06-15-2005, 06:17 AM   #2
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OK, only Xan can use the Moonblade, no other characters!

And if I remember rightly, it's just a normal longsword (1d8) that looks cool, and the special part about it is....

It allows Xan (a mage) to use a longsword, although the proficiency doesn't count as longsword (as mages cant have that).

It also gives a -1 bonus to Xan's armour class.


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Old 06-15-2005, 07:11 AM   #3
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and its a +3 afaik? one of the few +3 weapons...
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:38 AM   #4
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and its a +3 afaik? one of the few +3 weapons...
I'm pretty sure it's not.

It's just 1d8, -1AC.

No THAC0 bonuses, or anything else.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:09 AM   #5
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Moonblades according to Forgotten Realms mythology/cosmology are special intelligent weapons that follow a family line and choose their bearer, no one not of the line can use one, and they tend to either deactivate (become nonmagical temporarily) for unworthy users, or slay an unworthy owner outright (slaying is the typical resolution, with deactivation being a very uncommon one, typically if the bearer is the last in his/her line and the sword is waiting for the next generation before it reawakens)

They are of course an elf only weapon, I don't believe even half elves can be tapped by the blades for ownership. A fun, but not overly useful item, especially since a mage should never get into melee combat.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:21 AM   #6
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Doesn't it give him 50% fire resistance? That's by far the most useful feature, I think.
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:46 AM   #7
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Doesn't it give him 50% fire resistance? That's by far the most useful feature, I think.
Yep, forgot about that. You're quite right.
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:33 AM   #8
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It's not a useful item because it can only be used by Xan & Xan is such a pain that he should be ditched at the earliest opportunity.
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #9
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Xan can be a decent mage.
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:37 PM   #10
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Quote:
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quote:
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and its a +3 afaik? one of the few +3 weapons...
I'm pretty sure it's not.

It's just 1d8, -1AC.

No THAC0 bonuses, or anything else.
[/QUOTE]This potent weapon was created by the smiths of ancient Myth Drannor. Moonblades are used in the long process of selecting a ruler for the isle of Evermeet. A Moonblade chooses its owner, and in the case of this sword it has chosen the elf, Xan. Only Xan can use this blade, anyone else who tries will find themselves unable to lift the sword. This particular Moonblade gives resistance to fire and gives its user a bonus to his armor class.

STATISTICS:

Damage: 1D8
Damage type: slashing
Bonus to hit: 3
Bonus to damage: 3
Special:
+1 bonus to Armor Class
+50% Fire Resistance
Weight: 4
Speed Factor: 5
Proficiency Type: Small Sword
Type: 1-handed
Not Usable By:
Everyone but Xan
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