Campaign of the Month: June 2012
The Thundering Blade Of The House Of Sugimatu
Ancestral weapon of the Sugimatu family
Stolen by Munasukaru years ago, the thundering blade is the ancestral weapon of the Sugimatu family, one of the five imperial families of Ginsu. The thundering blade is imbued with royal honor, and bestows one permanent negative level on any creature without honor that attempts to wield it (such as oni, traitors, kinslayers, and the like). The negative level remains as long as the weapon is in hand and disappears when the weapon is no longer wielded. This negative level cannot be overcome in any way (including by restoration spells) while the weapon is wielded.
A naginata is a two-handed martial melee weapon that deals 1d8 points of slashing damage and has a critical modifier of ×4. A naginata is a reach weapon. A naginata costs 35 gp and weighs 9 lbs.