Forged by the First Shadows themselves, this longsword is imbued with their power. One of these beings was summoned by the founders of their temple, though the creature could not be controlled. It slaughtered every one of the founders, leaving this weapon before disappearing.
Maker: First Shadows
Unique Attributes: Menace
Weapon (longsword), legendary (requires attunement by a non-good alignment).
When attuned to Doombringer, the wielder gains a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with it. Once on each of the wielder's turns when they hit a creature with this weapon, the wielder can cause the attack to deal an extra 1d8 necrotic damage to the target. When Doombringer reduces a creature to 0 hit points, it gains +1 damage to all attacks until the next rest.
The bonus to attack and damage rolls increases to a +2. Necrotic damage dealt by Doombringer now ignores resistance. When Doombringer reduces a creature to 0 hit points, it now gains +2 damage to all attacks until the next rest.
The bonus to attack and damage rolls increases to a +3. The necrotic damage increases from 1d8 to 2d8, and when Doombringer scores a critical hit, it deals 25 additional necrotic damage. When Doombringer reduces a creature to 0 hit points, it now gains +3 damage to all attacks until the next rest.
First Era Edit
When building the first temple of shadow in Morragor, the gnoll supplicants sought to summon one of the First Shadows through grave sacrifice and deed. They were successful, though the being considered their summoning an affront. It slaughtered every living thing in the temple, and then butchered all life in the surrounding countryside. Before returning to its own demesne, the being plunged its sword into the foundation of the temple as a warning against ever summoning it again.
Over the centuries, the jungle slowly reclaimed the dead land around the temple of shadows. In time, only the sword in the temple remained from the massacre. However, a bladeling warlord taking refuge in the temple reclaimed the sword. Naming it Doombringer, he wielded the First Shadows' own power in his conquests, and it became an heirloom wielded by the khan of the bladelings for an era.