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Guarding Blade

Source Ultimate Equipment pg. 155, Advanced Player's Guide pg. 290
Aura moderate transmutation CL 15th
Slot none; Price 65,310 gp; Weight 2 lbs.


This +1 dancing short sword automatically rises up to defend a fallen or sleeping wielder. To activate the sword, the wielder must fall unconscious or die while wielding the weapon or holding it in her hand. Thereafter, should any creature other than an ally of the wielder attempt to touch or strike him with a melee attack, the sword attacks that creature for up to 4 rounds. After 4 rounds, the weapon drops in the wielder’s square. Unless the guarding blade is an intelligent item, it lacks the wits to make decisions about which is the best opponent to attack, and when confronted by multiple opponents attacking the wielder, it tends to select a random target each round.


Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, animate objects, mage’s faithful hound; Price 32,810 gp