Elven Spear (Magical Spear / Omi-Yari):
While people commonly think of swords as the most common weapon, spears are actually more common than swords. The ancient Elven Kingdom is no different with spears being more common than swords even though the Elven Warsabre generally more famous. After bows, spears were the most common weapon carried by Elven troops. In fact, swords tended to be the third most common weapon after bows and spears.
The classic Elven Spear was a weapon with a longer blade than most spears used in the Palladium world, most similar to a long bladed Japanese Omi-Yari. Blade length is up to two feet in length with the blade relatively narrow. These spears were made in a similar fashion to the Elven Warsabres and are of the finest quality. In many cases, they rival Dwarven weapons in their actual quality and are finely balanced. It is told that magic was used in creating even those that are not actually enchanted. As with elven swords, these spears were often works of art. They were highly decorated including intricate carving. Most were not enchanted and have long rusted away from the Millenniums.
Few modern elven weaponsmiths are known to make these spears, preferring to generally forge more conventional and shorter bladed spears. The art for making their incredible quality has also been lost by the elves although a skilled dwarven weaponsmith could duplicate the weapons and a Kobold smith could come close.
As with Elven Warsabre, a small number were enchanted. No non-enchanted elven spears are known survived. Still, most of the enchanted spears were lost with the destruction of the great Elven Kingdom and only a handful have been recovered. Generally they have been discovered by adventurers exploring ancient elven ruins. A very tiny number have been in the possession of the original family whom the weapons were made for originally. In addition to the more common enchanted elven spears, there were a number of stories about greater weapons. These include rune weapons and possibly holy weapon.
They are even more beautifully done than most non-enchanted spears. The blades were bright silver either with inlaid vines and oak leaves or with inlaid designs of stars. The shaft of most inlaid with wines is white oak while those inlaid with stars are most often of almost black wood. They tend to e the finest balanced of the elven spears, every bit the equal of those made by dwarves.
For enchantments, these spears are of course indestructible. Otherwise, it is almost inevitable that they would have been destroyed in the millenniums since the fall. The blades are also extremely sharp, this sharpness only equaled by a small number of alchemists in the Western Empire. The damage these spears are able to inflict is equal to that of some less rune weapons.
- Weight: 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg) Length: 5.6 feet (1.7 meters)
Damage: 4D6+10 (+Strength) for Hand to Hand attacks (Rolls for Critical Strike are reduced by two - example: if the character normally requires a natural 20 for critical strike, with the sword they will need Natural 18, 19, or 20.)
Bonuses: +6 to damage (included above), +2 to Initiative, +2 to Strike, +2 to Strike when thrown, and +3 to Parry.
- Additional Damage: One die of damage (1D6) is added to the weapon's
Indestructible: Cannot be destroyed by any means except for possibly in the hands on an alchemist.
Super-Sharpness: Gives +4 to damage and lowers the required roll for a critical strike by two points. For example: If the wielder requires a Natural 20 for a critical strike, that number is reduced to "18" when this weapon is used.
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