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Blackrazor was a sword with powerful enchantments but an evil nature.[1]

Description[]

The sword radiated evil and gave its wielder the sense that perhaps it was really controlling them.[1]

Powers[]

Blackrazor was a +3 longsword. When wielded, it bestowed regeneration and immunity to charm and fear magic. It had a chance with each hit to drain the target's life force and convert it into healing energy and a temporary boost of speed and strength for the wielder.[1]

Ye who hold the razor's blade
Forged of darkest iron
Quenched by blood and fear,
Know that ye hold the key
To the one who guards
Bhaal's sacred murdered tear.
— The genie's riddle[1]

History[]

When Abdel Adrian entered the pocket plane of Bhaal's Throne of Blood for the first time they faced a number of trials. During the "test of greed" Abdel could turn Blackrazor over to an enslaved genie, or keep the blade and use it to slay him.[1]

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Background[]

The sword Blackrazor is most likely based on the sword of the same name from the 1979 adventure module White Plume Mountain. This sword was an intelligent and evil blade that encouraged its wielder to kill indiscriminately, eagerly devouring the souls of those it slew.[2][3] However, despite some similarities, there are several differences, and it is not clear the extent to which they are meant to be the same sword. Furthermore, White Plume Mountain is set in the Greyhawk setting, not the Forgotten Realms.

The original Blackrazor is in turn closely based on the sword Stormbringer from the Elric stories by Michael Moorcock.

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 BioWare (September 2000). Designed by James Ohlen, Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Black Isle Studios.
  2. Lawrence Schick, Andy Collins, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, & James Wyatt (2005-12-07). White Plume Mountain (Revised) (HTML & PDF). D&D Adventures. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2018-08-10.
  3. Jason Lioi & Stephen Schubert (2007-02-01). Unhallowed Preview 8: Blackrazor's Thrall (HTML). D&D Miniatures. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2018-08-10.
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