“At a glance, it’s an otherwise unremarkable sword, notable only for the fact that it’s imapled through the heart of a somehow living person. Its host speaks with a raspy whisper and gesticulates a little loosely, its eyes milked completely in white. The host doesn’t make too terrible much difference, it seems, to the sword – no matter who it runs through, the host still acts with the same somewhat drunken manner, hiding a cunning as sharp as the blade that pierces them.”
The exact history of the Cutlass isn’t known; somehow, through cunning and guile, it rose to the captaincy of the Basilisk, one of the most fearsome pirate ships on the Seventeen Seas. A sentient blade, the Cutlass rules by possessing the body of whomever it’s stabbed directly through, trading hosts whenever it becomes convenient to do so. It’s rumored there are two such swords in existence, but the second one was reputedly lost “in a sea of acid.”
Cutlass was once an influential captain in the Congress of Corsairs and butted heads with the Kruthik’s crew more than once. However, following an unfortunate robbery of the Iron Fist, Cutlass was blamed for Ilisa’s missing artifacts and was driven by Corgaine and her allies from Port Pillage. It was last on the hip of the resurrected Captain Ilisa, its ship commandeered and desperate to escape her clutches and dominate another weak-willed host again.
Carried by Hakari into the Windwaste, Cutlass now possesses the body of Taqeesa, a slain orcish chieftain. He used his luckblade to wish the Cutlass into a willing ally, one who always has Hakari’s best interests in mind.
Length: 2’7" feet
Weight: 2 lbs