Legendary blade of the Amatatsu Clan
Aura strong evocation; CL 20th
Slot none; Weight 6 lbs.
Alignment NG; Ego 25
Senses 60 ft., darkvision, detect Amatatsu scions, read languages
Int 12; Wis 16, Cha 13
Communication speech, telepathy
Languages Common, Tien
Powers Constant—endure elements
3/day—air walk, daylight, resist energy (cold), see invisibility
Suishen is a +2 defending flaming katana. The
ancestral blade of the Amatatsu family, Suishen is believed to
contain the soul of the first Amatatsu emperor of Minkai. It has
been passed down through generations of the family, serving
as advisor and spiritual guide. It was actually Suishen’s idea to be
sold to Fynn Snaevald in order to save the family line.
Suishen can detect any scion of the Amatatsu family within
60 feet, whether a natural-born descendant or a person
invested with the right to rule as an Amatatsu (such as a
creature marked by the Amatatsu Seal). Although Suishen is
neutral good, any Amatatsu scion, regardless of alignment,
can wield the sword without gaining a negative level. This
boon is at Suishen’s discretion, however, and should such a
scion ever betray the family or prove unworthy as an heir,
the sword can reinstate this penalty and cause a personality
conflict. Even though Suishen can likely dominate anyone
who tries to wield it, the sword usually acquiesces to the
wishes of its wielder, provided she is a rightful Amatatsu
scion—though after 50 years of holding its silence, Suishen is
a bit rough as a conversationalist, communicating in a very
gruff, no-nonsense manner.
Suishen has a number of additional abilities as well, though
it reveals these powers to its wielder only after she has shown
herself honorable and worthy of bearing the family’s heirloom
blade. Each time Suishen’s wielder is involved in a fight in
which an oni of the Five Storms (such as Kimandatsu) is killed,
the wielder is made aware of one new power in the following
order. If a new person wields Suishen, that person must learn
the sword’s additional powers all over again.
• Resist energy (cold) 3/day becomes protection from energy
(cold) at will.