Gur-Khazad, The Great Cleaver

Slot none; Aura strong evocation and transmutation; CL 18th; Weight 12 lbs.


Once wielded by the dwarven hero and king Ghurauk Stonehelm during the time of the Great Battle long ago, Gur-Khazad, The Great Cleaver was painstakingly forged by dwarven smiths from dwarven blue steel over the span of a full year. Once completed, it was heavily enchanted by high clerics of both Orin Stoneforger and Varu Hammerhaft to defeat the Great Orcish Horde of Zhulgak the Destroyer. Gur-Khazad is a +5 defiant impervious keen goblinoid bane greataxe, forged with the soul purpose of slaying those of the goblinoid races, but more specifically those of orcish blood.  


Gur-Khazad's true purpose is to defeat foes of the goblin race, but more specifically orcs and those that share their blood. Against all goblinoid races (goblins, hobgoblins, etc.), Gur-Khazad functions as a bane weapon (+2 better enhancement bonus, +2d6 extra damage), but when wielded by a dwarf and used against creatures of orcish blood (orcs, half orcs, and orogs), the weapon’s enhancement bonus is +4 better than its actual bonus, and deals an extra 4d6 points of damage against such foes. 

The wielder of Gur-Khazad can use the following spell-like abilities.