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This sword is the size
of a bastard sword. However, a sun blade is wielded as if it were a short
sword with respect to weight and ease of use. (In other words, the weapon
appears to all viewers to be a bastard sword, and deals bastard sword damage,
but the wielder feels and reacts as if the weapon were a short
sword.) Any individual able to use either a bastard sword or a short
sword with proficiency is proficient in the use of a sun blade. Likewise, Weapon Focus and Weapon
Specialization in short sword and bastard sword apply equally, but the benefits of those feats do not stack.
In normal combat, the glowing
golden blade of the weapon is equal to a +2 bastard sword. Against evil creatures,
its enhancement bonus is +4. Against Negative Energy Plane creatures or undead creatures, the sword deals double damage (and x3 on a critical hit instead of
the usual x2).
The blade also has a special
sunlight power. Once per day, the wielder can swing the blade vigorously above
her head while speaking a command word. The sunblade then sheds a bright yellow
radiance that is like full daylight. The
radiance begins shining in a 10-foot radius around the sword wielder and extends
outward at 5 feet per round for 10 rounds thereafter, to create a globe of light
with a 60-foot radius. When the wielder stops swinging, the radiance fades to
a dim glow that persists for another minute before disappearing entirely. All
sun blades are of good alignment, and any evil creature attempting to wield
one gains one negative level. The negative level remains as long as the sword
is in hand and disappears when the sword is no longer wielded. This negative
level never results in actual level loss, but it cannot be overcome in any way
(including restoration spells) while the sword is wielded.
Moderate evocation; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, daylight, creator must be good; Price 50,335 gp; Cost 25,335 gp + 2,000 XP.
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