Aecris the Vigilant
Previously owned by the death knight Sir Keegan, formerly living paladin of Bahamut. The sword is connected to his soul.
Longsword inlaid with platinum. It has a line of three white diamonds set into the flat of its blade and a pommel carved to resemble the head of a noble dragon. This blade bursts into burning white light in the hands of one sworn to bring justice to the wicked.
Price: 4,200 gp
Critical: +1d8 fire and radiant damage
Property: Paladins can use this weapon as an implement for paladin powers and paragon path powers.
Power (At-Will): Minor. The weapon casts bright light out to 4 squares until you end this effect as a minor action.
Power (Encounter): Immediate interrupt. Trigger: You use this power when an ally adjacent to you is attacked by an enemy. Effect: You switch places with the ally, and the target grants combat advantage to you until the end of your next turn.
Keegan’s Flames (encounter) ✦ Fire
Standard action. Close burst 1; level +1 vs. Reflex; 2d8 + Con mod fire damage to undead creatures; living creatures within the burst (including the wielder) deal an extra 2d6 fire damage with melee attacks until the end of the wielder’s next turn.
Daily Power: free action: When you drop an undead enemy to 0 hit points, gain one healing surge.
These swords are patterned after the sword
Vindicator, a bastard sword wielded by the
famous paladin Gedrin Shadowbane, a cutpurse
become paladin. The sword first appeared to
young Gedrin as part of a dream, in which it was
wielded by the dying god Helm, and it symbolizes
valor to the end. Gedrin wielded it on quests
all over Faerûn, and it vanquished many foes. In
his hands—and in the hands of any paladin—it
glowed with a fearsome holy radiance. With its
power, Gedrin fought well into extreme old age,
carrying on his crusade past his ninetieth winter.
Gedrin vanished in 1463 while operating on
the Sword Coast, and the blade vanished for a
time, its whereabouts unknown. A few years
later, it reappeared in the hands of a spellscarred
beggar boy from Luskan who called himself
Shadowbane, after his spiritual predecessor.
The Order took this reappearance of the blade
as a sign of Gedrin’s ongoing faith and honor
and trained Shadowbane in the ways of the Eye.
Quickly, though, he forsook what he saw as a
corrupt, decadent organization and struck out
on his own, taking Vindicator with him. Agents
of the Eye of Justice have been searching for him
Vigilant blades bear a variety of holy symbols,
but they feature the gauntlet of Torm or a similar
gauntlet with an eye in the palm in honor of the
dead god of guardians, Helm.
(Blackrazor says, “It’s just an over-hyped sun-rod for knife-ears. Hoo-ah!”)