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Craven Edge
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Fan art of Craven Edge, by Viktor Engholm.[art 1]
Type
Played by
First Seen
Appeared in
Last Seen
Episode Count
Chapter(s)
Pre-Stream Specials
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
Name
Craven Edge[1]
AKA
"Cravin' Bacon" (by Grog)[citation needed]
Creature Type
Sentient Item[1]
Race
Class
Legendary Greatsword[1]
Age
Unknown
Alignment
Chaotic Evil (requires attunement by non-good creature)[1]
Languages
Common; Abyssal; every language of its attuned wielder; telepathy with current and all former wielders[1]
Status
Hungry
Death
()
Place(s)
Family
Connections
Sylas Briarwood (former wielder)
Grog Strongjaw (former wielder)
Pike Trickfoot (broke connection to Grog)
Keyleth (banished to Dread Emperor's realm)
Profession
Stats[1]

Level
+2 bonus to attack and damage rolls
Character
Physical
Mental

HP
STR
INT
16

AC
DEX
WIS
12

DC
12/16
CON
CHA
18

[[:Category:{{{FanArt}}}|Fan art of Craven Edge]]

Craven Edge is a sentient, thick, onyx, two-handed greatsword once wielded by Sylas Briarwood and then by Grog Strongjaw before being thrown into the pocket dimension of the Dread Emperor.[2]  Imbued with dark arcane power, Craven Edge drains strength from the foes it strikes, absorbing their blood into its blade.  It may even consume the soul of its wielder, as it did with Grog.[2] As an NPC, Craven Edge is portrayed by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

Craven Edge is a large, onyx, two-handed greatsword.

Personality Edit

Craven Edge constantly seeks the thrill of battle and the taste of blood on its blade.

History Edit

Background Edit

While severing Craven Edge's connection to Grog's soul, Pike Trickfoot saw a vision of a nameless man striving for power and wealth, then striking a deal with a dark entity.  The man didn't fully understand the deal he had made, and Pike glimpsed the dark entity punishing him for an unknown action he had made.  The dark entity bound the man's soul to the blade now known as Craven Edge, cursing his soul in the process, condemning him to eternal gluttony and an insatiable desire for strength and blood.[2]

"Best Laid Plans..." (4x12) Edit

After Pike severed Craven Edge's connection to Grog with a Greater Restoration spell, Keyleth banished the evil sword to the Dread Emperor's realm using Plane Shift.[2]  Due to the conflicting statements about the Dread Emperor's realm, it is unclear if Craven Edge is now in the Astral Plane[3], in a pocket dimension[4], or somewhere else altogether.

Features Edit

Grog-Wielding-Craven-Edge-by-JT-Arndt

Fan art of Grog wielding Craven Edge, by J.T. Arndt.[art 2]

  • Dark Aura:  Grants the wielder advantage on Charisma (Intimidation) checks when unsheathed.[1]
  • Devour the Weak:  Whenever Craven Edge damages a living creature, that creature must roll a Constitution saving throw (DC 12).  On a failed save, Craven Edge drains one point from the creature's Strength score and transfers it to the wielder (increasing to a maximum of 25 Strength) until the next short rest.  Creatures brought to 0 Strength by this feature are slain.[1][5]
  • Gluttonous Evolution:  If Craven Edge devours enough strength from Devour the Weak to bring the wielder to 25 Strength, then the blade shifts form into a larger, jagged blade that seeps shadow.  Until the wielder's next short rest, all attacks with this sword deal an additional 2d6 necrotic damage.[1][6]  After the short rest, the attuned creature must make a Constitution saving throw (DC 16) or have the now-hungry weapon, energy spent, devour the wielder's soul, causing instant death.[1]

Quotations Edit

  • "You... are you my new wielder?  [...]  Leave me until one worthy lifts this blade.  I am useless left here; I seek the thrill of battle—I am hungry."[7]
  • "Do you enjoy drinking the strength of your foes, watching them beaten before you, and have that very power become your own?"[7]
  • "Do you wish the shadows to encase your form and grant you resilience in anger, forcing those to kneel before you in fear?"[7]
  • "No...  Keep the tears flowing."[8]

Trivia Edit

  • Craven Edge is an anagram for "Vecna Greed".

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Matthew Mercer released Craven Edge's full description .
  2. See "Best Laid Plans..." (4x12).[citation needed]
  3. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) from 18:35 through 20:00.
  4. See "Into the Frostweald" (4x10) at 0:28:10.
  5. See "A Name Is Earned" (4x11) at 3:42:42.
  6. See "A Name Is Earned" (4x11) at 3:43:27.
  7. See "Winter's Crest in Whitestone" (3x13).[citation needed]
  8. See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (3x14).[citation needed]

Art:

  1. Fan art of Craven Edge, by Viktor Engholm (source).  Permission needed.
  2. Fan art of Grog wielding Craven Edge, by J.T. Arndt (source).  Also see J.T. Arndt's website.  Used with permission.


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