Legend of the Five Rings: Accursed Destiny
The Sword That Cut Nothing
Ignores Armor TN and Reduction
Unbalanced (-1k0 to all attacks)
Upon taking up the blade in combat, the wielder must make a TN 35 Willpower Roll. If unsuccessful, the spirit within the blade will arise and test the potential wielder in single combat, which takes place outside of time. If successful on the roll or in the test, the wielder may use the blade.
The first thing to injure the Lying Darkness before it was so named, this crystal no-dachi belonged to Fu Leng before the Fall of the Kami. How it arrived in Ningen-do, and why it is separate from its original wielder is unknown. The blade is far too large and heavy for a mortal to use comfortably, even with extensive training.
The awakened sword possesses a powerful and angry spirit that refuses to be used by the weak. Its hilt has five small, round indentations, as though meant to hold orbs of precious mineral.
Do not attempt to lift if Willpower is lower than 4. Spend Void on the Willpower roll.