The Bones of the Mountain
Wristcutter is an exceptional weapon of Dwarvish Make, a longsword improbably combining:
Immovable Rod: You can use an action to press the button, which causes the rod to become magically fixed in place. Until you or another creature uses an action to push the button again, the rod doesn’t move, even if it is defying gravity. The rod can hold up to 8,000 pounds of weight. More weight causes the rod to deactivate and fall. A creature can use an action to make a DC 30 Strength check, moving the fixed rod up to 10 feet on a success. Great for impromptu locking of doors.
Frost Brand: -When you hit with this weapon, the target takes an extra 1d6 cold damage. In addition, while you hold the sword, you have resistance to fire damage (1/2 damage). In freezing temperatures, the blade sheds light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for 10 more feet. When you draw this weapon, you can extinguish all nonmagical flames within 30 feet of you. This property an be used no more than once per hour.
Sun Blade Weapon: This item appears to be a Longsword hilt. While grasping the hlit, you can use a bonus action to cause a blade of pure radiance to spring into existence, or make the blade disappear. While the blade exists, this magic longsword has the finesse property. If you are proficient with shortsword or longswords, you are proficient with the Sun Blade. You gain a +2 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this weapon, which deals radiant and fire damage instead of slashing damage. When you hit an undead with it, that target takes an extra 1d8 radiant damage. The sword’s luminous blade emits bright light in a 15-foot radius and dim light for an additional 15 feet. The light is sunlight. While the blade persists, you can use an action to expand or reduce its radiance of bright and dim light by 5 feet to a maximum of 30 feet each (total 60 feet) or a minimum of10 feet each (total 20 feet.)
It is an integral component in a series of dwarven puzzle doors in the lower levels of the vault of Bruener’s Cleft. The rod in the bas relief door when immovable and extended unlocked the frost blade door – oddly locked to the floor. The frost blade allowed the wielder to approach the brass red hot door, and use the blade as the key. The ice blade then fell out, and the rod consumed the fire seed.
Three runes accomplish varying functions:
- Extend and retract the hilt between six and twelve inches, allowing the weapon to be used as a one or two handed blade.
- Contain allows the hilt to grab onto at least two things: The ice blade and the fire seed. Imagine what could happen if you could toss the fire seed back out into a group of foes.
- activate the immovable rod portion
A scabbard, rumored to be made of white dragon hide, switches the blade between fire and ice every time it is drawn. The ice blade, when not attached to the hilt, weighs 100+ pounds. Once attached to the hilt or held in the scabbard while free of the hilt, it weighs the same as a regular sword.
The current owner, William stone, claimed both the rod and blades casually, without discussion with his compatriots. Stone converses with the blade, and has named it “Wrist Cutter” thinking such a fine weapon deserved a unique name.
Shit on a stick – If I swipe two handed swipe at a wounded critter with a flame tongue that I have marked, that’s d10 base + 2d6 fire + d6 mark + d8 giant slayer +4 strength. 23 damage on average.