Gurt's greataxe was a legendary magical greataxe that had a history dating back hundreds of years in the North.[3][1]

Description[edit | edit source]

This greataxe shone with a bright light when the nearby temperature was particularly cold (below 0°F or −18°C). This effect could not be deactivated or otherwise concealed.[1]

Powers[edit | edit source]

Gurt's greataxe was a +1 thundering greataxe that was particularly harmful against humans. Once per day, its wielder could chill metal as per the spell.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The axe was first wielded by Gurt, the Lord of the Pale Giants, who fought against the expanding human population of the north during the 2nd century DR. In the Year of the Icy Axe, 123 DR, Gurt fell in battle to the leader of the barbarians, Uthgar Gardolfsson, in a famous battle that marked the ascendancy of humans within the greater Dessarin Valley. Following the battle, Gurt's greataxe was buried within Morgur's Mound, where it remained for over 700 years.[3]

During the Second Trollwar, Gurt's greataxe was recovered and taken back to the city of Waterdeep by Amphail the Just.[3] After being stored in the city's vaults for some time, by 1372 DR, the axe was taken by Open Lord Piergeiron the Paladinson and given to Harshnag the Grim, in recognition of his service in the Gray Hands.[1] The axe was still in Harshnag's possession as of the late 15th century DR.[4]

Reputation[edit | edit source]

The axe was immediately recognizable by all Uthgardt barbarians, who promptly attacked its wielder on sight.[2]

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