Gem Blade (Relic)

Slot none; CL 17th Weight 4 lbs.; Aura strong abjuration


This strangely curved longsword has five gemstones in its pommel. Four are broken, but the white gem in the center is intact.


Gem Blade is a +2 defending longsword.

Once per day, the wielder can trigger this gemstone as an immediate action to absorb and negate all darts targeting her from a magic missile spell.

When the wielder transfers at least 1 point of the weapon’s enhancement bonus to her AC using the defending special ability, she also chooses one creature other than herself within 10 feet to gain a +1 bonus to AC until the wielder’s next turn. This bonus is always +1, regardless of how much of the weapon’s bonus the wielder transfers to her AC.


First Triumph: One of the gemstones on the sword’s pommel (determined randomly) repairs itself. Once repaired, a gem can be activated as an immediate action once per day to make the sword’s wielder immune to a single effect of a particular type, as described below, just before she would be affected by it. She must choose to activate the gem before attempting any save or other defense against the effect. The black gem protects against negative energy, the red gem protects against fire effects,the pink gem protects against mind-affecting effects, and the green gem protects against poison effects.

Second Triumph: Gem Blade is a +3 defending longsword. Another randomly chosen gem repairs itself.

Third Triumph: Another randomly chosen gem repairs itself. The wielder gains a +1 insight bonus on all saving throws against effects of any type corresponding to one of the sword’s functioning gems.

Fourth Triumph: Gem Blade is a +4 defending longsword. The final gem repairs itself.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #128: Songbird, Scion, Saboteur © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett, with Tim Akers, Logan Bonner, Brian Duckwitz, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Troy Lavallee, Patchen Mortimer, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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