Full Item Description
The glittering red greatsword seems to be forged entirely of ruby, although it appears to be stronger than steel. An obsidian gem sparkles in the hilt of the blade which is made of darkwood. Energy flickers like a fire along the blades core.
In a war centuries ago the famed dwarven craftsman Ragnarok Steelsoul was called upon by worshippers of Moradin to create a vicious blade capable of decimating entire armies. He immediately set upon his task as his fervent devotion to Moradin was stronger than his curiosity. He then decided a mortal blade was much too weak and immediately sought a priest to bless his blade with the divine fire of the heavens, he traveled the Holy City of Moradesh and pleaded with the high priest to grant his blade a fire never before gazed upon by mortals. The high priest took up his offer and placed a black gem of power upon the blade calling on his god. Rumor has it that Moradin himself appeared and blew fire into the blade, a black dangerous fire that consumed the souls of the living. Moradin warned that the blade must never be used to harm another living dwarf or their clans will be cursed for eternity. Alas on his journey home the joyous smithy was set upon by brigands and perished. But the blacksmiths spirit rose again and regained the blade, and took it to hide it from the world so its mighty power would never fall to evil. The blade is said to be guarded by the dead, the poor blacksmith himself and all who have come to claim it. One day the rightful owner will come to take up the blade and wield its might but that day has yet to come.
The blade can be called upon to summon fire wreathing its wielder and the sword in a curtain of translucent black flame. This flame is dangerous and deals fire damage and negative energy damage to all who encounter it. The blade is said to be able to conjure columns of fire and emit fireballs ultimately destroying all in its way. One of true dwarven blood wielding it is said to be able to call upon the soul of Ragnarok to destroy his foes.
Ragnarok whilst a great blacksmith wasn’t much of a fighter himself. He knew things about weapons most experts don’t even know, but in combat he was usually outmatched. He was an extremely passionate fellow so his soul houses all of that power. So,while he may have been weak in life in death he is ever stronger.
Moradin is the great god of the dwarves, he is hailed as the creator and protector of the race and he takes this job very seriously. As the god of dwarves he is also affiliated with smithing, metalworking, engineering and war.