The Grand Sword of the Warlord has been wielded by most of the greatest military leaders of all time. Its abilities have allowed many generals to rise to positions of greatness. It also seems to be lost from time to time, but resurfaces in the hands of someone new.
It is a bastard sword, a half and a half sword which can be used one handed or two. It is steel with the appearance of silver. It has a large cross guard to protect the wielder’s hands. Inset in that cross guard is a red crystal sphere. The handle is normally wrapped in leather, but is currently wrapped in saurian hide.
The Great Sword of the Warlord is a legacy of Corvus. It was originally created to grant the wizard the skills of a warrior. After the wizard’s death, it found its way into the hands of many warriors. The Swords has found a satisfaction in battle and war. It has developed skills to make it more valuable and wise in the ways of battle and war. It learned of warriors honor and has honed its own honor to a fine point. It wishes to keep testing itself and its wielders in the forge of war. It has no sense of Good or Evil, just honor. It will use its ability to manipulate wielders to promote conflict, so it will continue to have battles to fight. It has been responsible for some of the largest battles of all time.
Some times it will manipulate people to arrange for its being lost for a time, so it can find a new wielder.
Note: The sword itself is simply unbreakable. It has slight bonuses to hit and damage because of this. The great power of the sword is in the red crystal set in crossguard/ handle.
Long ago, Corvus created a vast number of magikal crystal orbs of various sizes, most of which were incorporated into other items. These orbs housed magikally created intelligences with the following powers:
1) The ability to influence and manipulate the minds of those around it to some degree.
2) The ability to communicate with any other Orb at any range, if it desires.
3) The ability to block or diffuse the power of another orb, 100% magik resistance against orb magik. It can sometimes grant that ability to others or use the power at range.
4) The ability to be nearly unbreakable (they are crystal after all)
5) 1-5 Magikal abilities to fufill its original purpose as a tool for Corvus. They were originally made as assistants and aides for Corvus. Since they have outlasted him and anyone who knew much about them, they are now free to follow their own agendas.
The items are immortal. Mortals are their playthings, their chess pieces, their hands.
The sword is unbreakable, which grants some minor advantage to damage.
Grants the ability to wield a sword at up to a master level ability (it does not add to your existing skill, but allows you to function at that level, if your skill is less).
It also speeds the healing of wounds and grants a bit of unbreakableness to the wielder (Add +3 to protection, for example)
The intelligence inside the sword will sometimes speak to the wielder, giving advice on tactics, honor, and command. It functions as a teacher for tactics, honor, and leadership skills. Remember it is an immortal warrior and has seen centuries of conflicts.
The intelligence is in the small red crystal orb set in the handle. The sword has been enchanted to be unbreakable and grants that unbreakableness to the crystal.