Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V is for Voulge of Venom Venting

[over the course of the month of April, I committed to posting a topic for each letter of the alphabet, sequentially, for every day of the week except Sunday. While I was sorely tired of the challenge after only 15 days, I am trying to "stick to it." Our topic this month? Magical weapons for a B/X campaign. All such weapons are +1 to attack and damage rolls unless, unless specifically noted otherwise. Each of these weapons should be considered unique items]

V is for Voulge of Venom Venting.

A voulge is yet another medieval pole arm and, in B/X terms, is treated as a standard pole arm in all respects (cost, encumbrance, variable weapon damage, etc.).

The voulge of venom venting was created specifically to combat creatures of poisonous nature. Any such monster (giant snakes, spiders, medusae, etc.) struck by the weapon in melee must save versus spells or permanently lose their ability to poison creatures (a remove curse spell will restore the victim's natural venom).

In addition, the weapon can be used to remove venom from any individual suffering from a poisonous attack (i.e. any creature that has failed a save versus poison), by drawing the edge of the blade across the wound. While this inflicts 1 point of damage, it acts as a neutralize poison spell, saving the victim from the effects that would normally be suffered. As with the neutralize poison spell, the voulge of venom venting must be used within 10 rounds of the target being afflicted in order to prevent the poison from working its mischief.

Pretty sure this is a voulge.

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