Rodorsceaft: Pillar of Heaven
Thorn of the White
This fine composite longbow is crafted from ivory, with gold and alabaster inlays and a strange, metallic-looking bowstring. The bow’s handgrip is wrapped in supple silver-white leather; the padding is down softer than a duckling’s. Holy symbols etched into the bow’s arms spell out its name in Solarian draconic.
Thorn of the White was crafted by the ranger Theodus Thaeus Draconis, called the White, a Solarian ranger-cum-devotee of Samael, for use against demons during the Demon War. The bow saw long service during the conflict. On his deathbed, Theodus entrusted the bow to his friend and brother-in-arms, the paladin Hercius Gaius Torcatio. It remained in the Torcatio family for four generations, until Hercius’ great-grandson, Anchorite Tertius Mohaim Torcatio, brought it as a holy relic to Diggswood Abbey, during the Solarian Expansion. There, the holy bow remained, ready to serve the monastery if the need ever arose.
Thorn of the White is a +3 holy burst composite longbow.
Holy Burst: This weapon is imbued with holy power. This power makes the weapon good-aligned; it thus bypasses the corresponding damage reduction. It deals an extra 2d6 points of holy damage against all of evil alignment; on a critical hit, it deals an extra 2d10 damage over and above this. If the weapon’s critical modifier is x3, it deals 3d10 extra damage; if it is x4, it deals 4d10 extra damage. This extra damage functions even if the creature is otherwise immune to critical hits.
A weapon so enchanted bestows two negative levels upon any evil creature attempting to wield it. These negative levels cannot be removed, and persist while the creature holds the weapon in hand. These negative levels never result in actual level loss, but cannot be overcome in any way.