Bardic Magic PHB == Players Handbook Cantrip * Besetting Dance * Blade Ward (PHB) * Discordant * Ethereal Instrument * It
Description: A special pet that lives inside, using the body as its sheath. It can be nurtured until it becomes a sword bone that replaces a bone in your body (final transformation). Each sword bone contains a sword intent that represents an enhancement to an ability.
Physically the embryo is a tiny liquid seed that lodges in different parts of your body as it matures.
Note: Sword embyro matured to Tier 5 becomes a sword bone. It can be transplanted or passed down by birth as a legacy. You can replace any number of bones in the body with different sword embryos.
Note: You can have more than one sword bone but not more than one sword embryo.
|0||None||+1 bonus to Wisdom (perception checks)|
|5||see below||Sword Bone|
At this Tier, the nurturer of the sword embyro must choose its path. Once chosen, it cannot be changed. Each category represents the end result desired. See below for examples of powers in each category. Use these as your template to determine the end power desired.
Note. If not obvious, sword embyro nurture combat powers, so desired categorical abilities must reflect this focus.
|Advantage||10x Black Iron essense|
|Element||10x Elemental essense of the element you are focusing on.|
|Ability||10x Gold Steel essense|
|Bonus||12x Divine Bone Dust|
Note Time entries listed are the amount of time it takes the embyro to digest and absorb the provided resources.
|Advantage||100x Twin-headed Lizard teeth, 4x months or 4x silver power potion|
|Element||2x Honing Mist of the element you are focusing on; 4x months or 4x silver power potion|
|Ability||40x Three-headed Hulk bones , 4x months or 4x silver power potion|
|Bonus||24x Enlightenment Stones, 4x months or 4x silver power potion|
|Advantage||3x Albino Mithril essense, sacrifice of something symbolic of the power desired or 2x golden power potion|
|Element||10x Elemental marrow of the element you are focusing on, sacrifice of something symbolic of the power desired or 2x golden power potion|
|Ability||5x Moon Reflection, sacrifice of something symbolic of the power desired or 2x golden power potion|
|Bonus||6x Spirit Enlightenment Stones, sacrifice of something symbolic of the power desired or 2x golden power potion|
|Advantage||10x Wizard Bone, 5x golden power potion|
|Element||2x Elemental Earth treasure of the element you are focusing on, 5x golden power potion|
|Ability||4x Empyrean Morning, 5x golden power potion|
|Bonus||2x Three-Lives, 5x golden power potion|
|Advantage||1x Silverfold, 10x diamond power potion|
|Element||1x Elemental Heaven treasure of the element you are focusing on, 10x diamond power potion|
|Ability||1x Three Suns, 10x diamond power potion|
|Bonus||1x Limitless Sight, 10x diamond power potion|
Example Advantage Sword Bone
- advantage on attacks once per turn
- advantage on attacks on a single creature
- advantage on initiative rolls
- Re-roll damage dice on one attack per turn
- Disadvantage anyone hit that turn until their next turn
Example Elementalization Sword Bone
- attacks can be elementalized, striking as that type of element for damage
- attacks gain a bonus dice of the element
- create a weapon of that element or form an attack using that element
Example Ability Sword Bone
- Barbarian Frenzy
- retaliation (melee attack back against anything that damages you)
- Second Wind (Fighter)
Example Bonuses Sword Bone
- bonus weapon die damage on critical
- extra attack
- improved critical range, i.e., 19-20 becomes 18-20.