A wakizashi of incredibly beautiful design
Aura faint abjuration;
Price 5,940 gp;
Weight 2 lbs.
Whispering Shrike is a +1 wakizashi of incredibly beautiful design. The sword is etched with images of seven shrikes perched on a coiling branch that runs the length of the blade. Once per day, Whispering Shrike can be used to cast shield other on any creature touched by the blade while you wield it.
The blade’s tsuka (hilt) had not weathered the passage of time as well as the blade itself, and until the pommel was repaired, revealing a secret compartment (Perception DC 20) in the hilt just large enough to hold a small item such as a flask or rolled piece of paper. This compartment is currently empty as the heroes have already translated the letter inside.