Sword of Greed

Slot none; Aura strong transmutation; CL 16th; Weight 25 lbs.


The sword of greed is made of magically hardened gold, tempered to the strength of adamantine yet retaining its luster. Although made of gold, it functions as an adamantine weapon for the purposes of overcoming damage reduction and bypassing hardness. It is a +5 keen scimitar, and its density allows it to damage foes as if it were one size category larger than its actual size. It can be properly wielded only by characters with a Strength of 18 or higher—all other characters must either wield it as a two-handed weapon or take a –2 penalty on attack rolls with the weapon.

Whenever it strikes a foe, the target must succeed at a DC 20 Fortitude save or be slowed as per the spell slow (CL 16th). If the sword scores a critical hit, the target must succeed at a DC 25 Fortitude save or be turned into a crystalline statue, as if by flesh to stone. Characters turned to crystal by the sword appear to be made of ruby, diamond, or some other valuable gem, but are in fact merely colored quartz of little value to looters.


Alignment Lawful Evil; Ego 25
Senses sight and hearing (30 ft.)
Int 18, Wis 10, Cha 10
Communication telepathy
Languages Common, +1 additional

Lesser Powers


The method of descruction is essentially up to GM discretion.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Wolfgang Baur, Stephen S. Greer, James Jacobs, Nicolas Logue, Richard Pett, and Greg A. Vaughan.

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