Fancy Bastard Scales of War
Sword of Kas
This sword is named for a powerful vampire lord called Kas. It was created by Vecna at the height of his power in unlife. Believing that his empire was growing too vast to manage alone, he chose one of his faithful, Kas, to serve as his right hand. The Sword was to be Kas’s symbol of office, but Vecna made it too well. Part of the lich lord’s own consciousness—the ambition to dominate the world—entered the weapon. The Sword eventually caused the lieutenant to turn on his master. The ensuing battle cost the lich his left hand and eye.
Over the centuries since the Sword of Kas was created, several powerful magic swords have been mistaken for it. A few swords have been crafted as near-exact replicas of the original. On more than one occasion, Vecna has managed to trap the sword in a vault or citadel, in hopes of keeping it out of the hands of those who would harm him. Even so, the Sword of Kas has always found a way to slip into the hands of a new betrayer.