Armor | Artifacts | Cursed Items | Intelligent Items | Potions/Oils | Rings | Rods | Staves | Weapons | Wondrous Items | Other

Minor Artifacts | Major Artifacts | Metagame Artifacts | Transcendent Artifacts

Relic of Kazavon, Bound Blade

Source Artifacts and Legends pg. 36, Pathfinder #12: Crown of Fangs pg. 64
Aura strong necromancy CL 20th
Slot none; Price —; Weight 6 lbs.


Alignment LE; Ego 10
Senses 30 ft.
Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 12
Communication empathy
Powers constant - deathwatch
3/day - deeper darkness, rage, slow (DC 14)


The Bound Blade is a +3 unholy adamantine bastard sword, forged from the claws of Kazavon. For worshipers of Abadar, the Bound Blade is heresy made manifest. The sword grants the user a +6 enhancement bonus to Strength. As a free action, upon using the sword to reduce a sentient living creature to 0 or fewer hit points, the wielder can cast soul bind, forcing that creature to make a successful DC 25 Will save or have its soul trapped within the sword. While there is a soul trapped within the sword, the Bound Blade emanates the effects of the spell desecrate in a 50-foot-radius aura. This aura lasts for a number of days equal to the number of Hit Dice the slain creature possessed. After that period passes, the soul within the sword is destroyed and cannot be restored by any method short of divine intervention. The sword wielder can release a trapped soul by using the blade’s soul bind ability on another creature.


The Bound Blade shatters if used by a paladin of Abadar to slay a fallen paladin dedicated to Zon-Kuthon.