Mudmaul

CategoryArtifacts, Hammers
Typeartifact
Forgeunknown
SmithPiranoth
EnchanterPiranoth
Locationunknown

Mudmaul was forged and enchanted by Piranoth. It is made from earth and stone taken from Granitoid. The head of the maul is made to look like a muddy chunk of dirt. It smells of bog mud and occasionally drips a bit of mud. The stone haft and earthen head are magically hardened, durable and as strong as the best blutium.

Maudmaul is a great hammer that drips mud on every swing. It has been hurled by stone giants and smaller folk with devastating results, for once it leaves the thrower's hands it becomes a mud-streaming missile with the force of a trebuchet and a mud splatter that is gooey and sticky like the worst of what can be found in Sinarag's most treacherous bogs.

- Shornhorst, from his book Libram of Relics - "Mudmaul"

Mudmaul is an ancient weapon that was wielded for a time by its creator and then passed on later to his "son" Hettar. In the hands of Hettar it was not only a powerful weapon but also a badge of office showing his authority under Piranoth. When Hettar was killed in the Creation War, the weapon was lost. Several epoch laster it ended up in Thunder Halls. It remained here for about three centuries until in 1823 when an elite group of adventurers called the Scales captured Thunder Halls and its treasures.

Mudmaul is a +5 weapon of mighty cleaving.

Powers
NameDescriptionUsuage
Bombard when thrown has the effects of a cannonball being fired from a medium cannon, in addition on impact mud splatters the area of effect (25' diameter) and is equal to a web spell lasting 1-4 rounds 1/turn
Sinkhole open a 20' diameter sinkhole before the wielder which leads to Granitoid, equivalent to a Gate spell 1/week
Earthen Command equal to a ring of earth elemental command continuous
Swathe of Carnage as Mighty Cleaving propertycontinuous
Piranoth's Fist weapon scores an extra die of damagecontinuous