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St. Ydwen's Redeemer Source: WM1
Category: Soulbound Weapon (Great Sword) Value: 5210

Two-Handed Weapon
Speed: Slow
Interrupt: 0.75s
Damage: 20-29 Slash/Pierce vs. Deflection
Exceptional: +8 Accuracy, +30% Damage
Destroys Spirits: 25% chance to cast Destroys Vessels on Hit or Critical Hit

Binds With:
  • Barbarian, Fighter, Paladin

Gains the Following Bonuses:
Deal 200 damage to spirits or 1000 damage to other enemies using St. Ydwen's Redeemer  • Minor Spellbind: Grants Holy Power (3 per rest)
Kill 10 vessels or 50 other enemies using St. Ydwen's Redeemer  • [Barbarian] Spellchance: 5% chance to cast Despondent Blows on Hit or Critical Hit
  • [Fighter] Spellchance: 5% chance to cast Pillar of Faith on Hit or Critical Hit
  • [Paladin] Spellchance: 10% chance to cast Divine Mark on Hit or Critical Hit
Be revived during combat 5 times (including Second Chance)  • Superb: +12 Accuracy, +45% Damage (Replaces Exceptional)
  • Major Spellbind: Grants Revive the Fallen (1 per rest)

How Obtained:
  • Durgan's Battery (Outside) - Found on Urthal's corpse

This sword is well-made but modest in design. The lone flourish is a feather pattern radiating from the hilt, and even this has been crafted with exquisite care -- each barb and shaft is a smooth, straight line beneath your fingers. Power and warmth radiate from this blade.

Ydwen was a paladin and member of the Kind Wayfarers during the War of Black Trees. She was famous for escorting colonists and farmers through the Dyrwood and protecting them from Glanfathan war bands. Though a skilled warrior, she avoided the Glanfathans when possible rather than fight them. However, tensions and tempers rose, and one day she found herself guiding a family of farmers from their ruined homestead. While she attempted to wait out the prowling raiders, one of her charges rushed into the fray. Ydwen was forced to hold off the Glanfathans while the rest of the farmers fled. She died, outnumbered and surrounded, and it was said that even the raider who struck the killing blow wept for her.

The sword passed to a warrior of the Twice-Split Arrows in honor of his bravery and skill during a ritual blood-hunt. This was a moment of great pride for the tribe, typically regarded as least among the six. It was also a time of shifting borders and changing relations between Dyrwood and Eir Glanfath. Bolstered by the newfound prestige and eager to seize more, the riow of the Twice-Split Arrows declared that their young hunter should lead a series of raids on slave-holding estates. The first few were successful, but when the raiders set their sights on a village run by a guild of coopers, they were quickly overwhelmed. The hunter was killed and his sword lost.

The sword had made its may to Forked Vale by the time the War of Defiance began. It was owned by the captain of the local militia, who used it to defend the fleeing townsfolk while Aedyran troops converged on the town from the northwest and the southeast. The captain guarded the road to Baelreach and fell while the villagers fled.