Stoner, The Earth Sword

Slot none; Aura strong enchantment; CL 20th; Weight 4 lbs.

DESCRIPTION

The Earth Sword, or "Stoner" as it has been called, is a +3 corrosive keen speed spell storing elven war blade of exquisite craftsmanship. It was carved from ironwood by the elven hero Ailondel Eushonéva shortly following the first Great Battle using earth magic from the very land in which he had become one. The blade is engraved with an intricate pattern of floral design and golden arcane runes, the grip is bound in the hide of a green dragon, while the pommel is set with a flawless emerald. The sword is unbreakable and the blade maintains its razor edge due to the powerful enchantments placed upon it. Among the elven people, this blade has become a symbol of the strength and resilience of their race.

Long ago, a prophecy was given by one of the elven oracles. In it, she predicted that one day an out cast of elven blood, shunned by his people, and hated and hunted by his kin, would prove himself a hero, and rise to wield the blade against the enemies of the elven race.  

POWERS

Having been crafted from powerful earth magic, the sword grants the wielder the following nature and earth-based spell-like abilities.
  • 3/day–barkskin, soften earth and stone.
  • 1/day–transport via plants, wall of thorns.
The Earth Sword gives an audible hum when wielded by an elf of the direct bloodline of Ailondel Eushonéva.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Elven School Arcana: Should an elven wizard choose to wield the earth sword, the wizard gains access to the earth elemental school (see 
   Elemental Arcane Schools in the Advanced Player’s Guide), including all school powers and spells, but only while it remains in the wizard’s 
   possession. These spells and powers are in addition those granted by the wizard class. 
Pertrifying Blade: As its nickname suggests, "Stoner" has the potent ability to turn living creatures to stone. Whenever the wielder makes a 
   successful critical attack with the sword, the creature must make a DC 21 Fortitude save or become petrified as if by a flesh to stone spell. 
   Likewise, any contact with a liquid (water, lava, acid, etc.) is instantly solidified when the blade is thrust into it. However, such liquids only 
   remain solid while the sword remains imbedded in the newly solidified substance. Creatures, whose forms are primarily formed of a liquid 
   base, such as water elementals and other such beings, are likewise affected in this manner, but must make a DC 24 Fortitude save to avoid 
   solidification each time this is attempted by the wielder.