A nod to Baldurs Gate 2: Shadows of Amn and the weapon that made me build an entire class around it – The Celestial Fury. In BG2 make a human Kensai, get to level 9, dual class to mage. The mage’s buffs combined with this weapon plus the deadliness of the unarmored kensai class produces a killing machine. Celestial Fury is very appropriate for a Oriental Adventures campaign.
Many centuries ago, a trumpet archon named Chin Yi fell in love with a mortal man in Shou Lung and swore to protect him from enemies should he ever ride to war. When that time came, however, Chin Yi’s patron goddess Kwan Ying forbade her to intervene, not wishing to contribute to the bloodshed. When Chin Yi’s beloved was cut down by a yuan-ti warlord, her grief was terrible and her wrath immediate: Ignoring Kwan Ying’s warnings, she flew onto the battlefield and took up her beloved’s katana, using the blade to cut down the warlord and all those who served him. She continued the slaughter of the yuan-ti army until Kwan Ying herself appeared before her, arms open and eyes full of sympathy. “If it will stop this slaughter, I will ease your pain and end your suffering.”
“I do not wish to end my suffering,” replied Chin Yi. “I wish for my fury to sound throughout the ages, now and forever.” Wanting to help her servant, but not wishing to unleash such powerful fury on the world, Kwan Ying bound Chin Yi’s spirit to the blade of the man she had failed to protect, and then hid the weapon in a warrior’s tomb. The tomb was later infiltrated and the weapon stolen, and although Chin Yi’s cries could no longer be heard through the steel of the blade, her vengeance was as brutal as ever.
Weapon (katana), legendary
Honourable. Celestial Fury is an honourable weapon.
Shocking Blow. When you roll a 20 on an attack roll made with this weapon it crackles with lighting shocking the target for an additional 4d8 lighting damage.
Raitoningu. Oncer per day the wielder of this weapon may use chain lightning and blindness as the spell.