BrennenYn (5e Equipment)

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Weapon (longbow), artifact (requires attunement)

A bow that felled gods, BrennenYn was lost in the plain of eternal damnation in the final battle against gods and men. It became the heart of eternally burning tree. The infernal name BrennenYn has its roots in two ancient words meaning "burnning" and "lands". An archdevil known only as the the Red Death lived in the lands wielding BrennenYn as his personal weapon. Betrayed by his people he used the bow to corrupt the blasted lands turning it into a burning wasteland claiming it as his kingdom. BrennenYn's handle is wrapped in a very tight, black leather. At the cusp where nocked arrows rest against the handle, ther is a golden metallic inlay. The rest of the bow is a curved, blood red and black, dragon bone texture that radiates heat and small flames at the ends. As it curves to the ends of the recurve bow, it flexes and shifts on its own, tightening and loosening on its own accord. As an arrow is nocked, the bow tightens immediately; when the string is pulled back, it takes no strength to do so, as if the bow pulls the string back itself. When fired, the arrows shoot off at an incredible speed and the bow flexes forward with such intensity that it makes a roaring "Whoosh" sound followed by the crackling of flames. As the Red Death went to sleep following the exertions of the Nine Hells and the Grey Hunt, BennenYn seemed to grow and become more refined in its definition of shape, later revealed to have entered its exalted state.



Dormant State

  • The wielder gains a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this weapon.
  • When firing an arrow from this weapon, the wielder can declare an magma shot, allowing them on hit to have the arrow explode releasing a pool of magma onto the target causing the target to take 2d6 fire damage. Furthermore in a five foot circle surrounding the area hit becomes engulfed in flames causing 1d6 fire damage to any creature in it. They cannot use this ability again until they finish a short rest.
  • When a creature is killed by an arrow from this weapon, a single six-foot deep creator rapidly forms out from their corpse over the next minute.

Awakened State

  • The bonus to attack and damage rolls increases to a +2. Additionally when the wielder hits with an attack using this weapon, the target takes an additional 1d4 fire damage.
  • When the wielder hits with an attack, they can declare a Brennende Dornen shot. The target takes an additional 3d8 piercing damage as well as 1d4 fire damage, and they must make a DC 15 Strength saving throw or become restrained by the suddenly sprouting steel-hard burning thorns that immediately grow from the arrow. The restrained target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success. They cannot use this ability again until the wielder finishes a short or long rest.

Exalted State

  • The bonus to attack and damage rolls increases to a +3.
  • The fire damage dealt by attacks with this weapon increases to 1d6.
  • The wielder can use the Brennende Dornen shot ability twice between rests, and the saving throw DC increases to 17.

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