Sword of the Spider
Valance Chuckled as the bandits approached.
“Is something amusing?” demanded the lead bandit.
“Why yes, as a matter of fact, I was just looking for you,” replied the priest of the Spider God.
The bandit chief laughed, calling Valance’s bluff.
“And why would that be?” he asked.
“Because I am a priest of the Spider God and you are holding a sword held sacred to the knights of my deity,” Valance said solemnly.
The bandit leader suddenly stiffened up and drew his sword.
“I might remind you, before we begin, that I am immune to the effects of that blade,” the priest of the Spider God said with a grin. “And I will be summoning spiders to aid me in retrieving it.”
Given to the loyal Knights of the Endless Web, servants of the Spider God, a few of these strange short swords have escaped into the hands of adventurous fighters and thieves, much to the chagrin of the Spider God, who often sends his representatives off to retrieve these magical blades. It is difficult to deny the origins of these weapons as there is a very obvious eight-legged motif throughout.
Benefit: In combat a Sword of the Spider is quite poisonous, draining one point of Constitution for each hit (this is a temporary loss and the victim’s Constitution will return in 1d4-1-minimum of 1, days). In addition, once per day the bearer of the sword may cast Web (as the magic-user spell) from the end of the sword. However, the possessor of the blade is nervous around large fires, which cause he or she will flee from as soon as possible.
Usable by: Anyone who can use a short sword.