This +3 scythe bears tiny cracks and etchings that, upon close examination, make the weapon appear as if constructed of minute petrified maggots.
Once per day, upon scoring a successful critical hit, the wielder can animate part of the blade as a rot grub that immediately attempts to burrow into to the victim struck. The victim must succeed at a DC 15 Reflex save to avoid the grub; otherwise, it is affected as per the description of rot grubs.
Additionally, once per week, the wielder can transform it into a swarm of rot grubs. The swarm obeys the wielder’s commands for 13 rounds before turning back into a weapon. If the swarm is destroyed, it immediately reverts back to a weapon, which is undamaged. The wielder takes no ill effects from a swarm under his control.