You had me at "You can feel the grip pulse".
I was then fully yours when the wounds bled sand momentarily and, if severed, shatters as sand. Great details and those sold me on it. The stats and such, while distracting, were easy to flow right through to see the beauty (ugliness?) of the ideas.
Awesome first sub!!
This will be perfect for the new campaign I'm just getting off the ground (Ancient Near East -ish.) I like this new take on the vampiric weapon trope and the description makes it very unique and cool.
I too like the flavor of WH. Even though I am only mildly familiar with the system, I regularly raid the sourcebooks for ideas (I am currently "plaguing" the party with Skaven and my Chiros sub was partially inspired by the Vampire Counts.)
I did get tripped up a bit by the stats. I could gather the meaning of most by context, but I don't know what Chaos Dice are or how I might translate that into my system of choice. More system neutral description would be much appreciated.
Overall this is an excellent first sub. Welcome!