Sunday, July 8, 2018

Shadow of the Demon Lord: Fell, an enchanted axe




Bartok of Westhall spent his life as a lumberjack, just as his forefathers did before him. As a child, his Grandfather used to tell him stories of the trolls and giants that once haunted the Ettengeist Woods, while Bartok sat on the old man's knee. He hid his young face in his Grandfather's chest when the stories got too frightening. One can imagine the lumberjack's shock at finally witnessing a pair of trolls sneaking about, not one-hundred yards from him one day in those same woods. As the monsters caught his scent and scrambled forward, Bartok realized that his Grandfather, now dead three summers, was whispering in his ear and reminding him of the tales from the his childhood. He also told Bartok when to move so neither monster would disembowel him. Long minutes later, as both trolls lay dead and dismembered at Bartok's feet, he said a quiet prayer of thanks to the old man, weeping both at his victory and the deep loss of the Grandfather whom he loved.
   To this day, anyone who finds Bartok's axe, the prized gift from a long line of lumberjacks, can count on that old man whispering in their ear.


Fell

• This exchanted axe vibrates slightly when within 30 
   yards of a troll or giant.
• Trolls and giants have 2 Banes on attack rolls against 
   you.
• When the total of your attack roll is 20 or higher the 
   attack deals 1d6 extra damage.
• You gain the Woodcutter Profession.
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