Made for Nemisis, the Hand of Fate, by the god Korus, the Fate of Ages. It was meant to judge the lives of those that convicted a sin to there fate. Depending on the defense of the guilty Nemisis would use either its black or white side.
Korus gave up on the world learning from failing their fate and rested for several years ignoring the fact that even though there were battles no one died, and also none were born because there was no plan of destiny for them. Nemisis trying to plead to his god, was unsuccessful in this so he had no choice, he drew the Judgment and focused on its decision. Finally the verdict: death to the god of Fate.
It was a battle to shake all of heaven and earth. The very foundation of the universe felt the power from the sword and the god. Slash after slash the sword missed and the young Nemisis became more furious with every blow finally he said “One of us will not walk away from this battle Korus.”
Suddenly the sword erupted from his hand and the Dark Angel of Judgment came forth. The Light shined upon Nemisis, and The Shadow fell upon Korus. The Dark Angel spoke, “Korus you have failed your fate your sins have brought death to you” as the voice flowed from it, the shadow consumed Korus leaving nothing but the mantle of fate. The mantle had become dusty from lack of use. Picking up the mantle the Dark angel spoke to Nemisis, “Your fate is sinless Nemisis, and you even felled the one that sent you to enforce judgment. You will receive the mantle of Fate for your deeds, but alas the sword will be lost to you as its former master is dead and will not work in the hands of a god, a new fighter will take up arms against Korus this time, but beware chose wisely for I will not serve a faulty master.”
Disappearing as fast as it appeared, the Dark Angel left, the sword Judgment reappeared zooming to earth, without the new god of fate having a chance to grasp it again.
Years have passed since the Battle of Fate, Nemisis found the Sword stripped of its judging powers, and still unable to wield it, Nemisis erected a temple and founded a new priest hood.
Every year after the founding of the temple of fate, there has been a tournament held to find a fighter to take the blade, there has never been a winner, in the final battle of all the matches they have both been struck dead every year.
One hundred years after the Battle of Fate, Korus returns to unleash punishment upon the earth that spawned his defeat and Judgment must be taken to fight him, for the very sword of his creation must be his undoing. The sword will hold the Dark Angel till that day unleashing her to defeat Korus for the last time, leaving the sword with its new wielder.
Upon its unsheathing, the sword shines. Its edge flashed from black to white and then to silver. Based on a skull hilt, angel wings stretched down the blade.
Can be wielded in one or two hands. Sharp, cuts through most steel.
Heal minor wounds (five times then twenty four hours to recharge a use)
Heal serious wounds (three times then one week to recharge a use)
Resurrect (once, then four weeks to recharge, also the wielder sleeps for two days after use)
Poison (five times two days to recharge a use)
Soul wound (three times ten days to recharge a use)
Death (once then five weeks to recharge, also causes immense pain to wielder for two days after.)
Tends to lean the wielder toward good rather than evil because of its ability to give wielder an unbiased decision (when an enemy has fallen before you, but they are not dead, the wielder will let them go before issuing a death blow no matter if the character is chaotic evil or lawful good or what have you). Probably a good choice for a paladin.
Only against Korus can the Dark Angel be summoned, after Korus dies she is free to leave her prison.
Curse the wielder must go to fight Korus to keep the sword. No matter the current quest the wielder will always quest to fight Korus.