Call of the Vigilant
This wooden spear incorporate each of the five True Elements. The shaft is woven with True Wood, the hollow cores are filled with True Air, and the spears’ metal tips are woven with True Earth. Each spear is then soaked in liquid rich in True Water and hardened in flames fueled by True Fire. The spears float in water. With no threads attached, they have the same characteristics as a normal spear.
Damage Step 4
Strength Minimum 9
Maximum Threads: 2
Spell Defense: 16
Legend Point Cost: Journeyman
Thread Rank One
Key Knowledge: The wielder must learn the spear’s Name. Heartbrand
Effect: The spear is now Damage Step 7. It becomes immune to damage from fire and from the effects of spells or abilities that damage it. This latter property also keeps the spear from splintering when leveled against an opponent when making Charging Attacks.
Thread Rank Two
Effect: The wielder adds a +2 bonus to his Initiative Tests.
Thread Rank Three
Key Knowledge: The wielder must learn the Name of the spear’s creator. Jon Drul the Smith
Effect: The spear is now Damage Step 8. Its tip glows red hot and gives the wielder a power similar to the Flameweapon spell. For 1 Strain the wielder rolls a separate Step 4/D6 Flame Die with the weapon’s Damage Tests that round. Unlike the Flameweapon spell, the Flame Die Result never harms the wielder.
Thread Rank Four
Effect: The spear is now Damage Step 9. The wielder gains a +1 Rank Bonus to his Riposte talent.
Thread Rank Five
Key Knowledge: The wielder must learn what type of wood the spear haft is constructed from and where it was grown. Teak from ____
Effect: The spear is now Damage Step 10. It becomes extremely resilient; tremendous force can bend, but not break, it. Even the strength of a dragon twisting the spear in its talons cannot harm the spear. The wielder adds a +1 Rank Bonus to his Wound Balance talent.