An ancient jeweled katana

weapon (melee)

Aura strong evocation CL 20th
Slot none; Price —; Weight 6 lbs.


Alignment NG; Ego 25
Senses 60 ft., darkvision, detect Amatatsu scions, read languages
Int 12, Wis 16, Cha 13
Communication speech, telepathy
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th)
Constant – endure elements
3/day – air walk, daylight, resist energy (cold), see invisibility


Suishen is a +2 defending flaming katana.

Suishen can detect any scion of the Amatatsu family within 60 feet, whether a natural-born descendant or a person invested with the right to rule as an Amatatsu (such as a creature marked by the Amatatsu Seal). Although Suishen is neutral good, any Amatatsu scion, regardless of alignment, can wield the sword without gaining a negative level. This boon is at Suishen’s discretion, however, and should such a scion ever betray the family or prove unworthy as an heir, the sword can reinstate this penalty and cause a personality conflict. Even though Suishen can likely dominate anyone who tries to wield it, the sword usually acquiesces to the wishes of its wielder, provided she is a rightful Amatatsu scion-though after 50 years of holding its silence, Suishen is a bit rough as a conversationalist, communicating in a very gruff, no-nonsense manner.

Suishen has a number of additional abilities as well, though it reveals these powers to its wielder only after she has shown herself honorable and worthy of bearing the family’s heirloom blade. Each time Suishen’s wielder is involved in a fight in which an oni of the Five Storms (such as Kimandatsu) is killed, the wielder is made aware of one new power in the following order. If a new person wields Suishen, that person must learn the sword’s additional powers all over again.

Revealed Powers

  • Resist energy (cold) 3/day becomes protection from energy (cold) at will.
  • Flaming Burst (+1D6 fire and an extra +1D10 on critical hits)
  • Ghost Touch
  • +2 enhancement becomes +4 enhancement
  • Suishen gains the Keen special property, doubling its threat range
  • Air Walk, Daylight, See Invisibility all become at will, instead of 3/day
  • Suishen gains 10 ranks in Diplomacy and 10 ranks in Knowledge: Nobility and Royalty, which it can confer upon its wielder

All powers revealed to Durok Redshield, Daniyor Jal Raxease, Stuart Mageson and Zaphendrius “Zap” Aladroxan


The ancestral blade of the Amatatsu family, Suishen is believed to contain the soul of the first Amatatsu emperor of Minkai. It has been passed down through generations of the family, serving as advisor and spiritual guide. It was actually Suishen’s idea to be sold to Fynn Snaevald in order to save the family line.


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