The Jade Regent
Suishen, Guardian of the Amatatsu
+2 Defending Flaming Katana
|Aura strong evocation; CL 20th|
|Slot none; Weight 6lbs|
|Alignment NG; Ego 25;
Senses 60. ft, darkvision, detect Amatatsu Scion, read language;
Int 12; Wis 16; Cha 13;
Communication speech, telepathy
Languages Common, Tien
|Powers Constant— endure elements
3/day— air walk , daylight, resist energy, 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.
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.