Invidious Halberd (Major Artifact)

Slot none; CL 17th; Weight 12 lbs.; Aura strong abjuration [evil]; Alignment LE; Senses darkvision 60 ft., hearing

Intelligence 15 Wisdom 13 Charisma 10 Ego 19

Languages Elven, two additional

Communication read languages, speech

Lesser Powers detect thoughts 3/day, modify memory 1/day

Special Purpose defeat arcane spellcasters

Dedicated Power consume magic (see below)

This weapon is an intelligent +2 dispelling burst keen spell-storing mithral halberd. When the Invidious Halberd strikes a creature capable of casting arcane spells, the creature struck must succeed at a DC 17 Will save or the halberd drains one spell of 3rd level or less, storing that spell in its spell-storing ability (or if the drained spell is dispel magic, in its dispelling burst ability). The halberd picks which spell is stored, but otherwise this ability functions as if the creature struck had used the weapon’s spell-storing ability to store a spell of the halberd’s choice, losing that preparation of the spell (or a spell slot associated with it) in the process. It cannot use this ability if it already has a spell stored. On a critical hit against an arcane spellcaster, the Invidious Halberd also casts feeblemind (DC 17) on the creature struck after it drains a spell.


The Invidious Halberd is destroyed if it is hurled under the crushing feet of an Oliphaunt, but only if there is no current Runelord of Envy living in the world.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #137: The City Outside of Time © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Amanda Hamon Kunz, with John Compton, Gregory Hanigan, and Mikko Kallio.

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