Arcanbane, The Mageslayer

Slot none; Aura strong abjuration; CL 17th; Weight 5 lbs. 

STATISTICS

Alignment N; Ego Score 15; Senses 60 ft. 
Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 14  Communication speech, telepathy  Special Purpose Slay arcane spellcasters (including spellcasting monsters and 
   those that use spell-like abilities)
Dedicated Power When the wielder makes a successful critical hit against an arcane spellcaster (including innate spellcasting monsters), that 
   creature must make a successful Fortitude saving throw (DC 21) or become subject to a disitegrate spell. In addition, the sword grants the 
   wielder a +4 resistance bonus to saves against spells and spell-like effects.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17, concentration +19)
  • At will–detect magic
  • 3/dayglobe of invulnerability (lesser)
  • 2/dayglobe of invulnerability
  • 1/dayspell turning

DESCRIPTION

This +4 arcane spellcaster bane spell resistance (17) bastard sword is an ancient and powerful weapon from an age long ago. Unique in appearance, Arcanbane was forged by a powerful barbarian shaman who gave his life to imbue the weapon with his own intelligence and essence, on behalf of his king. It possesses a magically enchanted and unbreakable obsidian blade, a handle and cross-piece of carved elk horn, and a pommel made from the shrunken skull of a human wizard, with two rubies set into the eye sockets. 

Upon its completion, the barbarian king wielded Arcanbane with great skill in battle against his most powerful enemy, the tyrant wizard the Dark Mage. Arcanbane has a such a lust for slaying arcane spellcasters that it emits a low hum and vibrates when such creaturit come within 100 feet of the sword. At such times, the wielder must make an Ego check or attack the arcane spellcaster with abandon. If an arcane spellcaster is struck by Arcanbane in melee combat as a critical hit, the creature must make a Fortitude save (DC 21) or be disintegrated. 

Lost for many years, Arcanbane miraculously found its way into the hands of another barbarian king. After wielding it for many years, the barbarian king passed the blade to his son, who continues to act as custodian of the blade.

DESTRUCTION

Unknown at this time.