The Snake

+3 Shortsword of Crippling

weapon (melee)

When this +3 shortsword inflicts damage with a sneak attack or in conjunction with the First Strike feat, it also inflicts a point of temporary Strength damage.

Faint transmutation; caster level 3rd; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, subtle steps; Price +1 bonus


The Snake was forged within the Pyramids of Knot, in distant Ptamose. It is believed to have fallen into the hands of the al-Wajid tribe in Northern Ahrimesh, some time during the chaos following the death of King Teppicymon XXVII. Explorers from Ashur discovered the blade in the ruins of Al-Bab some three hundred years ago, it was made a gift to the City-Gods of Yhakkoth during their boom years and from there into the treasury of the City-Templars. More recently The Snake was held by the dwarven gladiator Reka of Lokkenholm, who defeated Yhakkoth’s City-Templars upon the sands of The Unseelie Colosseum during The Dar Games of 798 P.L.