A Mysterious Fellowship

An Ancient Weapon

As the party spent the night resting in the tombs, some found it hard to sleep. After studying the +1 Lifedrinker Battleaxe for a time, Gorp suddenly remembered a legend that could shed some light on the wicked-seeming weapon…

The story goes that a tribe of barbarians who lived on the southern edge of the mountains were infected with the vampric curse — tales were told of their fearsome raids and hazings of travelers and villages where the barbarians not only burned villages and took plunder, but also feasted on the blood of the slain and the living. Being vampires, they lived for centuries, collecting treasure. Unlike other vampires, who showed a definite preference for the finer things in unlife, including light, elegant weaponry, these barbarians preferred clubs and battleaxes. Through centuries of use with these barbarians, its possible some weapons could have absorbed their life-stealing power. As the treasure horde of the barbarians grew tremendous, however, it drew the attention of dragons. The myths say that the horde was eventually destroyed by a young white dragon…

As the party somberly reflected on the origin story, Gorp noticed a small engraving on the blade—a symbol marking the twin peaks of Summersbane and Neverhome…

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