The Jötunfolk Guide to the Jötunfolk of Rhune: Dawn of Twilight © 2015, Storm Bunny Studios. By Mike Myler. Additional design by Clinton Boomer and Jaye Sonia
From a distance, this weapon looks like a massive longsword with uneven serrations on both sides of the blade. Upon closer inspection (or often as a matter of surprise in combat), this large-sized longsword is actually made from several sharp sections of steel. When a catch in the handle is thrown ( swift action, DC 14 Strength check), the sword extends, each piece of the blade linked together by a chain built into the haft that runs through to the tip of the blade. Once extended, the weapon operates like a spiked chain. Outside of combat, a chainsword can be safely retracted, but doing so normally takes a minute. Retracting it more quickly requires a standard action, a DC 16 Strength check, and a DC 13 Dexterity check. If the user fails either, he takes a weapon die of damage for each failure.
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