Special Purpose of Sentient Swords
Some sentient swords are also imbued with a special purpose. The purpose of such swords is typically to slay a certain type of character or creature. The purpose may be rolled on the table below, or the referee may invent others.
Special Purpose Table
|Type of Target to be Slain|
|Arcane spell casters|
|Divine spell casters|
|Warriors (e.g. fighters or other primarily combat-oriented, non-spell casting classes, including non-spell casting demihumans)|
|Specific type of monster (determine randomly)|
|Lawful creatures (or chaotic creatures if the sword is lawful)|
|Chaotic creatures (or lawful creatures if the sword is chaotic)|
In addition to their sensory and extraordinary powers, swords of special purpose have an extra power when used to achieve their designated purpose (e.g. when attacking the enemy the sword was designed to slay). This power depends on the sword’s alignment:
- Lawful: Chaotic foes hit by the sword must save versus spells or be paralysed.
- Neutral: The wielder gains a +1 bonus to all saving throws.
- Chaotic: Lawful foes hit by the sword must save versus spells or be turned to stone.