Full Item Description
Made of the finest Moonsilver, Deadblow is deceptively delicate in appearance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Moonsilver is an incredilbly strong, naturally occurring metal panned from the rivers and mountain streams located in the Elven homeland. Moonsilver is a gleaming greyish black meatal much like hematite(lodestone). The head of the hammers 8” long with a face 4” in diameter. The face has raised ridges akin to a meat tenderizer. The trailing end has a gently curved conical point. A 2’ handle also of Moonsilver is carved to resemble intertwined vines, the upper third is hollow. The hollow portion of the handle is filled with Quicksilver, a dense liquid metal. When the hammer is swung the Quicksilver flows to the head adding to the crushing force of the blow, helping the Elven clerics to smash through the sturdy armor and even sturdier bodies of their enemies.
The War of the Elder races is now more than three thousand years past. The war began over a dispute over the mining rights to the fabled Moonsilver. The Moonsilver was panned from the mountain streams at the very edge of Elven territories. These mountains were the home to Mountain Dwarves, who thought they had claim over the topside as well as what was beneath their mountain home. The Elves believed they had claim because they had discovered the Moonsilver above ground while the dwarves toiled in their mine deep neath the surface.The Deadblows, ten in all, were made by the finest of Elven craftsmen. They were then delivered to the hands of ten Elven champions, clerics all. The hammers proved to be as deadly and as useful as intended. The war raged for eight years, coming to a grudging truce; explaining the animosity between the two races that exist today. Of the hammers only three survived the war and the intervening years. Two are still in the hands of the Elves as pointed reminders of the need to, on occassion,go to war. It also serves to remind of the futility of all war.
The Quicksilver in the handle add to the damage inflicted with the hammer. The hammer also bestows the ability to cast an extra domain spell per day.