The Golden Wastes
Cinder is a magical sword that is +1 to attack and damage rolls every 4 levels. In the hands of a 5th level character, the sword has the Flaming property. At 10th level, it gains the Flaming Burst property. At 15th level, it gains the Keen property.
Flaming: Upon command, a flaming weapon is sheathed in fire. The fire does not harm the wielder. The effect remains until another command is given. A flaming weapon deals an extra 1d6 points of fire damage on a successful hit. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the fire energy upon their ammunition.
Flaming Burst: A flaming burst weapon functions as a flaming weapon that also explodes with flame upon striking a successful critical hit. The fire does not harm the wielder. In addition to the extra fire damage from the flaming ability (see above), a flaming burst weapon deals an extra 1d10 points of fire damage on a successful critical hit. If the weapon’s critical multiplier is ×3, add an extra 2d10 points of fire damage instead, and if the multiplier is ×4, add an extra 3d10 points of fire damage. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the fire energy upon their ammunition.
Even if the flaming ability is not active, the weapon still deals its extra fire damage on a successful critical hit.
Keen: This ability doubles the threat range of a weapon. Only piercing or slashing weapons can be keen. (If you roll this property randomly for an inappropriate weapon, reroll.) This benefit doesn’t stack with any other effect that expands the threat range of a weapon (such as the keen edge spell or the Improved Critical feat).
A sacred relic of the White Flame Brotherhood, Cinder was given to the mage Thalhoun as a sign of authority when he was sent to establish the Brotherhood’s secret lair underneath Velos. Defeated in battle, the sword was taken by Wu Chow Chi.
Cinder was lost after Wu Chow Chi insulted Rezzah-Shaddad. The ghost of Shaddad possessed Wu Chow Chi and knocked him unconscious by repeated battering of his head against a wall. When Wu recovered, he found all of his possessions – including Cinder – had been taken. Wu’s companions managed to find most of his items and return them to Wu, but Cinder was never recovered.