For the fifth Friday of Swordtober, we’re showcasing the final magic sword from our upcoming module series “The Chromatic Blades”.
Flame of the Phoenix
Weapon (greatsword), legendary (requires attunement)
The red chromatic blade is larger than the other four blades and glows with an inner flame. It contains the soul of Chyronaxiar, an ancient Red Dragon.
You gain a +3 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon.
Fire Blade. You can use a bonus action to make the blade erupt in flames. The fire remains for 1 minute. Any creature struck by the flaming blade takes an additional 1d6+3 fire damage. That creature must also succeed on a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or take an additional 1d6 fire damage at the start of its next turn. The Flame of the Phoenix can be used this way 3 times each day.
While attuned to the sword and holding it, you have resistance to fire damage.
Flame of the Western Star can also cast Fireball at 3rd level (8d6 damage), and Wall of Fire at 4th level (5d8 damage) each once per day.
Proficiency with a greatsword allows you to add your proficiency bonus to the attack roll for any attack you make with it.
The five Chromatic Blades were created by Livi Tombledink after her home was devastated by Tiamat. The gnome artificer forged the powerful weapons with the help of several magic users including drow matron Maricosa Fiett and the ancient gold dragon Augeris the Broken.
Tombledink enlisted a party of adventurers to help her trap five ancient chromatic dragons inside the magic swords. Fueled by the captive dragons within, the Chromatic Blades became legendary tools in the fight against the evil forces of Tiamat.
The red Chromatic Blade was awarded to Lord Khorgerom, the minotaur barbarian who freed his people from Baphomet. He dubbed the sword “Flame of the Phoenix” and wielded it his entire reign. It is now hidden deep in the labyrinthine Tomb of the Minotaur King.
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