Filled with the treasures of Sahasra, the fantasy setting inspired by folklore of ancient India, this book reveals many of the weapons, armor, animals, magic items and artifacts that can be found within Sahasra's fabled borders.
Inspired by historical accounts of weaponry and treasure of India, Items of Magic and War contains descriptions and stats for seventy-six new items. Here are two examples:
This cursed item is a cup formed from a humanoid skull. Any liquid poured into the item and drunk tastes like blood to the imbiber. Further, someone who drinks from this cup falls into a berserk state. The victim gains a +2 bonus to his attack rolls and a +1 to his damage rolls. He also suffers a -2 penalty to his AC and attacks the nearest creature on sight, be it friend or foe. The effect lasts for 24 hours or until a remove curse is cast upon the afflicted.
The vajragada is similar in all ways to a normal gada, but larger and requiring a two-handed grip. Another addition is the small, four-inch long blade protruding from the top of the weapon, and the other three two-inch blades that protrude from the side of the head. The top blade typically has a wave pattern, symbolizing the mystical vajra, or thunderbolt weapon, which gives this armament its name. There is a cold-iron version of this weapon called a vajparigha, and possesses the same stats as above, but costs 300gp.
- Cost: 30 gp
- DMG (S): 1D8
- DMG (M): 1D10
- Critical: 19-20, x2
- Weight: 9 pounds
- Type: Bludgeoning and Piercing
- Category: Martial
- Hardness: 10
- HP: 15