For the third Friday of Swordtober, we’re showcasing another powerful magic sword from our upcoming module series “The Chromatic Blades”. Each blade contains the trapped soul of an ancient chromatic dragon.
Weapon (longsword), legendary (requires attunement)
The black chromatic blade is a curved saber made of an unknown dark metal that shimmers like the night sky. It contains the soul of Villixonyx, an ancient Black Dragon.
You gain a +3 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon.
Acid Blade. You can use a bonus action to coat the blade with acid. The coating remains for 1 minute. Any creature struck by the coated blade takes an additional 1d6+3 acid damage. That creature must also succeed on a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or take an additional 1d6 acid damage at the start of its next turn. The Nightsaber can be used this way 3 times each day.
As an action, the Nightsaber can cut through nonmagical solid material (such as stone, wood, or steel) at the rate of 5 feet per turn at a depth of up to 3 ft (the length of the blade).
While attuned to the sword and holding it, you have resistance to acid damage.
The Nightsaber can also cast Acid Splash at 11th level (3d6 damage) and Acid Arrow at 9th level (8d4 initial damage, 6d4 damage next turn) each once per day.
Proficiency with a longsword 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 black Chromatic Blade was claimed by Maricosa Fiett, ruler of the drow city Y’leylon. She called it “The Nightsaber” and gave it to her son, the assassin D’oulban Fiett. He recently lost the Nightsaber along with his right arm in Demon’s Head Keep.
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