This short sword is the main sword of the elite regiment of the Shining Guard in the Imperial Army of the Temple of the High Priest of Ellu Yddad. Renowned for their chivalrous nature and strict religious oaths, many of these members are not only rigorously skilled in the art of swordsmanship but usually prevalents in high social positions as well.
The sword has a highly decorative and ornate sturdy guard to reflect the elite stature of the regiment and to enable effective defensive measures in combat. The blade is characterized by its two cutting edges which turn to be notched in the direction of its base. This, along with the well balanced hilt, enables the warriors with fast and seamless swings of the blade.
Sadly though, the two cutting sides of the blade and the ornamentations act weakening to the sturdiness and combined with the defensive nature of the swords it usually means that they wear out at a faster rate than normal. But in truth the members of the Shining Guard attack more with their wits and tongue then by sword alone."
These bonuses and malus are effective when the item is carried (unless otherwise specified).
Damage Bonus (r)
+1 / +2 / +3(z)
(r) is added upon normal / good / critical hits as an additional effect to the weapon used. (a) the penalty or bonus are active when the item is used with one of the above mentioned skills. (z) additionally - when damage of this type is dealt
(a) the penalty or bonus are active when the item is used with one of the above mentioned skills.