Holy Avenger is a greatsword retrieved from Vorugal's hoard by Vox Machina[4], and gifted to Lady Kima of Vord.[5] Kima later loaned the greatsword to Yasha in exchange for Magician's Judge as collateral.[6]

Description

Fan art of Holy Avenger, by Hunter Rogerson.[art 2]

Appearance

Holy Avenger is a beautiful platinum greatsword, surprisingly light and extremely well-balanced. When swung, the weight adjusts and shifts to the tip of the blade to give it an even stronger cut.[7]

It has a series of small symbols carved along the base of the blade on each side. The handle comes to a gradual upward curve. It looks ornamental, like something in a temple as part of a centerpiece, but is weighted properly for a greatsword.[8] The carved runes are in Celestial, and speak of creation, devotion, the power of a deity's love, and the unity between god and creation. It is a very religious and holy text across the blade on both sides.[9]

Properties

The wielder gets a +3 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon. When it hits a fiend or an undead, the creature takes an extra 2d10 radiant damage. When drawn, it creates an aura in a 10-foot radius around you in which the wielder and all creatures friendly to them have advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.[10] If the wielder has 17 or more levels in the paladin class, the radius of the aura increases to 30 feet.[1]

History

Vox Machina found the sword buried under a pile of gold in Vorugal's hoard.[11] Grog loved it and managed to fit it into his Bag of Holding, but Percival recognized that it was meant for a paladin,[12] and Grog gave it to Kima.[13]

Many years later, the Mighty Nein approached Allura and Kima for aid against Lucien, the Tombtakers, and the looming threat of the Somnovem. Kima loaned the greatsword to Yasha, stressing that it was only a loan and that she expected it to be returned to her.[14]

Notable Uses

  • Kima wielded the blade against Xanthas in the battle at Fort Daxio.[15]
  • The sword saw use again against both Thordak[16] and Raishan.[17]
  • While Vox Machina battled and defeated Vecna, Kima wandered the streets of Vasselheim destroying things she didn't like.[18]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 DDB.png Holy Avenger on D&D Beyond
  2. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:35:31.
  3. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:35:31.
  4. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:01:45.
  5. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:22:18.
  6. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) from 1:53:27 through 1:54:47.
  7. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) at 1:53:49.
  8. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:02:14.
  9. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:21:38.
  10. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:35:31.
  11. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:01:45.
  12. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:21:58.
  13. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:22:18.
  14. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) from 1:52:42 through 1:54:05.
  15. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) at 2:44:08.
  16. See "Thordak" (1x79) at 3:40:06.
  17. See "Raishan" (1x80) at 1:49:01.
  18. See "The Chapter Closes" (1x115) at 1:17:54.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Holy Avenger, by Inkarat (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Holy Avenger, by Hunter Rogerson (source).  Used with permission.
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