What happened here recently?
Reflecting on 50 episodes of Discern Realities (00:22)
What should I be on the lookout for?
Fear of a Black Dragon (10:34)
What here is not what it appears to be?
Alignment in Dungeon World (19:56)
What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Elixir of Reality, Discerned (38:06)
The Discern Realities Annual (41:32)
What is about to happen?
Our comic strip AP featuring the story of St. Evelyn the White (46:05)
The crowd (47:08)
A crude cage (50:40)
This longsword is crafted with a bronze pommel and has runes etched across the finely weighted blade. The runes, which are rubbed with bronze powder, indicate this was the weapon of the seventh Lord Helgar, Praetor (who was known by the nickname “The Salamander”). When drawn from its scabbard, a lick of flame leaps from the Salamander’s blade. When the first blow you deliver in a battle from the Salamander immediately follows drawing the sword from its scabbard deal +1D4 damage from fire.
Sword of St. Murienne
St. Murienne is a hero from the Age of Occlusion who went to battle with the Yuan-ti and their serpent god, Tlaloc. For this task, she forged a sword that not only struck fear into the hearts of serpents, but also allowed her to summon and ride one of the race of magical beasts most despised by the snake men, the gryphons.
The bearer of the Sword of St. Murienne cannot be approached by mundane snakes. Magical serpents (and serpent-like creatures) will be enraged by the sword and will attack its bearer in a wild and reckless manner. Additionally, when you hold the sword aloft and say a prayer to Auran, the God of Righteous Battle, roll +CHA. On a 10+, a gryphon will arrive by your side almost immediately and give you aid in battle or see you to safety. *On a 7-9, the gryphon will only assist momentarily. *On a 6-, Auran finds you wanting.
The Criaxis Bane
A fine sword with long, green and yellow silk ribbons tied to the handle. The Criaxis Bane is a magical weapon. When the true name of Criaxis is spoken while grasping the sword in your hand, the demon lord will appear before you. If you slay Criaxis with the sword, mark 1 XP.
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Discern Realities is produced by Jason Cordova & David LaFreniere; edited by David LaFreniere.