Weapon, Living

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Weapon, Living
Climate/Terrain: Any/Subterranean
Frequency: Rare
Organization: Solitary
Activity Cycle: Any
Diet: Blood
Intelligence: Low (5-7)
Treasure: None
Alignment: Chaotic evil
No. Appearing: 1
Armor Class: -1
Movement: Fl 18
Hit Dice: 6
THAC0: 15
No. of Attacks: 2
Damage/Attack: By weapon +4
Special Attacks: None
Special Defenses: +1 or better weapon to hit
Magic Resistance: 20%
Size: M (' long)
Morale: Elite (13-14)
XP Value: 2,000

Living weapons are conjured spirits that are bound into weapons by powerful magicians. They are highly evil creatures, capable of animating their weapons and attacking with them. They are typically used as guardians by the mages who made them.

Combat: Living weapons are swift and sure in combat. They fly through the air, attacking targets with a +4 bonus to their attack and damage rolls. The weapons they inhabit are otherwise normal; once the living weapon has suffered full damage, the bound spirit is dispersed, and the normal weapon falls harmlessly to the ground.

Living weapons are usually swords, but they can be any melee weapon. In any form they inflict the base damage of the weapon, with a +4 attack and damage roll bonus.

Living weapons may be turned as undead, with the same chance of success as in turning vampires.

Habitat/Society: Living weapons are guardians. They have an attack range of 120 feet from the spot where they were bound. They are of low intelligence and obey simple commands from their masters.

Ecology: Living weapons are highly evil; they prefer to feed on the blood of sentient creatures, but they attack anything that gets within their attack range