Unholy weapon = cheap Ju-Ju zombies?


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I Did a Quick Search And Found Nothing, So I Ask; If a BBEG Gives An Unholy Weapon To a Commoner 1, Does That Commoner Die?


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Well, the negative level would, in fact, kill him. But I don't see "having a sword shoved in your hands" necessarily equating to "attempting to wield".

(But put him in a room with a sword on a table, then release a fierce goblin into the room, boom, negative level right there).


Actually, I Found a Way. Cast Beguiling Gift, Then Hand Him The Sword. Boom! Dead!

Pretty Round-About And Expensive Way To Kill a Level 1, But Could Have Uses. Can Anyone Think Of Any Reason a BBEG Would Do This? I Originally Thought Ju-Ju Zombies, But Level Drain Was The Way To Create Them From 3.5, Or Maybe Even 2ed. It's Much Easier These Days.


Please don't capitalize every word. We capitalize for Reasons, in English.

Yes, this would work RAW. I would probably houserule that, because the negative level is temporary and is removed as soon as he stops wielding it, and as soon as he dies he stops wielding the sword, he would suddenly come back to life when he dropped the sword, or be capable of being revived.


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Reminds me of that Western film. Sinister voice: "Pick up the sword."


Or stab him.


Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
Please don't capitalize every word. We capitalize for Reasons, in English.

As a native English speaker, I'm aware of that. Unfortunately, for some mysterious reason, my phone insists on capitalizing every single word whenever I post on this forum. And only on this forum. I agree, it is VERY annoying, but short of going back and swapping out the first letter of every word I write, I have come up with no work around yet, sorry. It might be due to the Swype keyboard I'm using, I just thought of that. I'll have to try changing keyboards...

Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
Yes, this would work RAW. I would probably houserule that, because the negative level is temporary and is removed as soon as he stops wielding it, and as soon as he dies he stops wielding the sword, he would suddenly come back to life when he dropped the sword, or be capable of being revived.

That would be... cheesy.

"The evil sword killed him with it's vile magic!"
"Wait, I'm not dead yet! I'm feeling much better now that you've taken the sword away, really I am!"

:)


Ah, sorry then. I've seen some people actually do that on purpose.

Well, I figure he loses his grip on it the moment his heart stops beating, and he's at least got a chance for it to start again when the negative energy goes away.


No worries, you were polite about it. :)

As for the sword, I'm imagining him grabbing it, almost dying and losing his grip, but comes back from the edge and re-grips the sword, only to fade away again and have his grip loosen, but then he rallies and grips the weapon tightly, etc, etc. Fading and rallying over and over.

My BBEG would likely find that amusing for a time, perhaps taking bets on how long he could keep this particular peon on the edge of death like that.

Now, any reason that he might want to kill someone this way? Other then perverse pleasure, that is. Magical experimentation? Undead creation? Strange unexplained deaths to terrorize the populace? Actually, I like that last one...

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