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Source Artifacts and Legends pg. 17
Aura strong conjuration, necromancy, transmutation CL 20th
Slot none; Price —; Weight 6 lbs.


Alignment CN; Ego 23
Senses 120 ft., darkvision
Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 16
Communication empathy, speech, telepathy
Languages Aklo, Common, Sylvan
Powers 3/day - barkskin (wielder only), blight (as swift action upon a creature it strikes in combat)
1/month - true resurrection (wielder only)


The blade called Briar is an intelligent +5 cold iron vorpal bastard sword whose special purpose is to defeat denizens of the First World.


If Briar is claimed by the nymph Nyrissa—of whom it is fundamentally a part—the blade gradually begins rejoining with the fey queen. If left in Nyrissa’s possession, Briar fades out of existence over the course of a week. At the end of this time, the weapon is destroyed and Nyrissa regains her ability to love. Only one of the fey lords known as the Eldest can restore Briar once Nyrissa has reclaimed it.