Thorn Shard

+1 keen blood crystal shortsword

weapon (melee)

Aura faint enchantment; CL 6th; Weight 1 lb.;
Price 9,510 gp


Mysterious radiation deep below the surface of the earth warps once-ordinary quartz into bloodcraving stone. If an attack with a piercing or slashing blood crystal weapon hits a target suffering from a bleed effect, the creature takes 1 additional point of damage from the attack as the blood crystal drains blood from the wound. This applies even if the creature was taking bleed damage before the attack with the blood crystal weapon. This does not increase the amount of the bleed effect.

Unfed blood crystal has a pale pink hue, darkening toward deep crimson as it becomes saturated with blood. Piercing or slashing weapons composed entirely or partially of metal can be made from blood crystal. Unworked blood crystal has a value of 500 gp per pound. Weapons made with blood crystal have one-half the normal hit points. Armor and shields cannot be made of blood crystal, as they would feed on the wearer’s own wounds.

Blood crystal has 10 hit points per inch of thickness and hardness 10.


Thorn-Shard was crafted in early 11th century EOM by the dwarves of the Rift for Ivari, druid High Shaman of the Barakar clan in the nation of Turuk. He used it until his death in the Battle of the Frozen River in 1057, when he was slain by the Orc Chieftan Ograzurk. It was lost on the battlefield and never recorvered by his clan.

Thorn Shard

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