Trouble in the Homeland
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords
Forged by the dwarven gods to teach their children the ways of the dwarf, the axe of dwarvish lords is part of a powerful artifact set which has been passed down through generations of royal dwarves since the beginning of their history.
This weapon is a +6 keen giant-bane goblinoid-bane adamantine dwarven waraxe, black as coal with a shimmering polished edge and great weight. Any dwarf who holds it can see through darkness with their darkvision out to the full extent of their normal vision. Each round its wielder does not move more than 5 feet, they gain 20 temporary hit points and DR 10/-. Temporary hit points overlap, they do not stack. The weapon edge glows within 60 feet of a giant or goblinoid, and it automatically slays any giant or goblin under 8 HD which gets within 30 feet. Its user may suppress this ability as a free action. Any nondwarf who grasps the axe takes a negative level which cannot be removed so long as the axe is held. Finally, the wielder of the axe can summon an elder earth elemental (as summon monster IX) as a standard action, for up to 20 rounds a day. Rounds do not need to be consecutive.
Additionally, if you possess at least two items of the set, the axe’s aura increases to 45’ and the maximum HD of slain goblinkin and giantkind increases to 10. If you possess the entire set, your Leadership score is counted as 2 higher for Dwarves and the wealth of your community is boosted by another point.
Only dwarves who are of epic level (21 HD and above) or of royal blood may use the axe, in all other hands the axe is merely a +6 dwarven waraxe. Giants and goblinoids who attempt to grab it take 3 negative levels and must make a DC 25 Fortitude save or die. Dwarven communities which possess the axe are blessed with unusual luck, giving them an average wealth of a community one step bigger. This stacks with the benefit from the other items in the set.
Forged by the dwarven gods to teach their children the ways of the dwarf, the axe of dwarvish lords is part of a powerful artifact set which has been passed down through generations of royal dwarves since the beginning of their history. Part of an axe, a hammer, and an anvil, the axe of dwarvish lords has served as a tool in battle, protecting their cities from the source of goblins, giants, and other powerful threats to the dwarven way of life.