The Sentient Halberd


Excerpt from Lexinova’s journal:
“If only the ritual had worked as we had intended, then Reed would understand his purpose and I wouldn’t be stuck in this temple for another five and a half years. Reed, or I guess Failbhe is how it thinks of itself now, is fun to talk to though. I think I’ll go have a chat with the Wolf Slayer right now. At least I can still remember which moons to press when I seem to forget everything else."

Failbhe (pronounced Fall-vuh) is an ancient halberd. Judging by writings found in the Temple of the Crescent Moon, the weapon seems to have been imbued with a human soul and was previously a member of the Order of the Gleaming Night. The party encountered the weapon in the hidden level of the Temple, where it challenged them to a test of strength and attempted to kill them. However, once defeated, Failbhe bestowed itself upon Corry Brightsea, impressed by his fencing and apparent bravery in combat.

Little else is known about the weapon’s history.

Weapon stats

Weapon (halberd), rare (requires attunement by a creature it has accepted as worthy)

You gain a +1 to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon. It has the following additional properties.

Wolf Slayer. Failbhe scores a critical hit against wolves, werewolves and the Wolf on attack rolls of 18+.

Dancing Halberd. Once a day Failbhe can take to the air and dance about in battle. Failbhe acts on its wielder’s turn and can do the following for 1 minute:

  • (1/day) Spinning Halberd. Failbhe starts to spin and makes an attack against any adjacent foes. It uses the attack and damage modifiers of the creature it is attuned to.
  • (1/day) Defender. As a reaction, Failbhe can add 2 to its wielders AC against one melee attack that would hit them.

Sentience. Failbhe is a sentient neutral good weapon with an Intelligence of 14, a Wisdom of 11, and a Charisma of 14. It has hearing and vision out to 30 feet and can speak and understand Common.


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