Each of the lesser courtiers of Orcus, the first exarchs he forged in his great battles against the gods, received one mighty artifact. The Lord of Zombies received Nightbringer, a weapon supposedly forged from a single drop of blood shed by the Chained God when he cut himself on the mote of absolute evil that formed the Abyss.

The sword Nightbringer is a +3 vicious longsword with the following properties and powers.

  • Enhancement: Attack rolls and damage rolls.
  • Critical: +3d6 damage.
  • Property: A creature struck by Nightbringer loses its necrotic immunity and resistance, if any, until the end of the next short rest it takes.
  • Property: You lose vulnerable radiant, if you have that weakness.
  • Property: You can speak Abyssal and read its script.
  • Property: Undead take a –2 penalty on all attacks against you.
  • Property: If you suffer an effect from an undead creature that a save can end, you can make a saving throw against it immediately upon gaining the effect.

Power (Daily ✦ Charm): Lord of the Shambling Dead.
Standard Action. Close burst 5; all undead in the burst with a level lower than yours are dominated (save ends).

Power (Encounter ✦ Healing): Devourer of Souls. No action.
When you reduce a foe to 0 or fewer hit points with Nightbringer, you regain one hit die.


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