The Sands of Faith
Acaiyo is an intelligent magical item controlling a mundane human.
====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ====== Acaiyo, level 6 Human, Artificer|Swordmage Hybrid Artificer: Hybrid Artificer Fortitude Swordmage Aegis (Hybrid): Aegis of Shielding Hybrid Talent: Swordmage Warding Background: Warsmith, World Walker (Warsmith Benefit)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 12, Con 14, Dex 10, Int 20, Wis 14, Cha 8.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 12, Con 13, Dex 10, Int 17, Wis 14, Cha 8.
AC: 25 Fort: 18 Reflex: 20 Will: 18 HP: 52 Surges: 9 Surge Value: 13
TRAINED SKILLS Nature +10, Athletics +9, History +13, Perception +10, Arcana +13
UNTRAINED SKILLS Acrobatics +3, Bluff +2, Diplomacy +2, Dungeoneering +5, Endurance +5, Heal +5, Insight +5, Intimidate +2, Religion +8, Stealth +3, Streetwise +2, Thievery +3
FEATS Human: Spirit Talker Level 1: Mending Spirit Level 2: Hybrid Talent Level 4: Sudden Call Level 6: Master Crafter
POWERS Bonus At-Will Power: Static Shock Hybrid at-will 1: Magic Weapon Hybrid at-will 1: Sword Burst Spirit Talker: Spirit’s Fangs Hybrid encounter 1: Shielding Cube Hybrid daily 1: Punishing Eye Hybrid utility 2: Arcane Mutterings Hybrid encounter 3: Dimensional Vortex Hybrid daily 5: Swordmage Shielding Fire Hybrid utility 6: Armathor’s Step
ITEMS Adventurer’s Kit, Leather Armor of Aegis Expansion +2, Cloak of Resistance +1, Hammer, Climber’s Kit, Alchemical Reagents (Arcana) (125), Potion of Healing (heroic tier) (2), Sunblade Longsword +1, Torch (3) RITUALS Amanuensis, Enchant Magic Item, Transfer Enchantment, Pyrotechnics, Brew Potion ====== Copy to Clipboard and Press the Import Button on the Summary Tab ======
Gustav was a blacksmith at one point. He often took orders for various arms and armor from the soldiers, and occasionally noblemen, of the country. But one night he received an order in a dream to make a weapon suitable to host a spirit so old and so powerful that some worshipped it as a demigod. He obsessed over the crafting of this weapon for months, the metal of the blade was folded several hundred times, his entire wealth was poured into silver and gems for its pommel, and he engraved upon the hilt a poem written in an ancient language that he could not read or understand. His wife called him a lunatic for all the time and money he put into the weapon, but he had learned years ago that the secret to a good marriage was selective hearing. Eventually, it was finished and he traveled to the spot his dream had foretold. There, he plunged the weapon into a pool of quicksilver, and when he pulled it out, he was stricken down by a vision. The vision showed his entire village being ravaged by an army of undead, spreading disease and flames everywhere.
When Gustav came to, he rushed to return to his village, but on the way he was met by his young daughter. She had awoken and noticed him missing, and had set out to follow him. Chastising her for leaving the house, they continued back towards town. Gustav did not believe that his vision could be real until they reached the outskirts, but when he saw that everything had been burned to the ground, he realized that the sword had saved him and his daughter (but not his wife – hey, you gotta break a few eggs…).
He devoted the rest of his life to following the spirit (which manifested itself in the sword that he had lovingly crafted) and helping to set right what once went wrong. The spirit calls itself Acaiyo, and it is obviously the one in charge here.