Merella backed unsteadily down the hallway, her left arm hanging limp from the repeated batterings of the zombies. She had taken quite the beating from the zombie back, but they were down to just two now. "Where are the rest of my party?!", her mind raced. She raised her holy symbol, a bronze radiant sun and invoked the Sun God's clerical powers to banish the zombies, but she had no effect on the pair lumbering towards her. Finally, her backwards steps brought her to a closed and locked door, a dead-end. She raised her mace in her right hand and took up a defensive stance.
As the zombie pair began to lunge at her, a bright flash of light filled the corridor. Merella felt the power of the Sun God surge through her body, mending her wounds. In front of her, one of the zombies toppled forward, a glowing gash had been torn through it's spine. And before she could react, another flash, and another healing surge washed over her. As she stood confused by what was happening around her, the other zombie fell to it's knees, then onto it's side. From the hallway's shadows stepped Scinis, her halfing rogue companion. "It looked like you needed some help there Merella" he said with his usual smirk. "I did Scinic... but where did you get that dagger? And what exactly is it?" she replied. "Funny story actually, you remember when we met in Llandem? ..."
The Sky-Kiss of the Sun God is a holy site in the remote wilderness. Sparsely maintained, it is no more than a couple erected pillars around the rim of a meteor impact site. The meteor-iron is said to be blessed by the Sun God. Some of this metal was "recovered" and brought back to the city of Llandem, where the renowned blacksmith Gavin Ferrig got his hands on it. Said to be the most difficult metal he's ever worked with, it took Gavin two months to smelt and work the metal into a usable form, from which he created a half dozen weapons: 3 daggers and 3 short swords. The weapons are highly prized by the church of the Sun God.
The Pierces are masterfully crafted weapons, although very 'bland' looking, save for the darker than usual metal blades. When wielded by a rogue/thief type, the weapon allows the user to strike Undead with their special attack/backstab-type damage. It also emits a bright flash of light that has a chance of 'blinding' undead as well as healing nearby followers of the Sun God for a small amount.