Aura strong abjuration; CL 20th Slot none; Weight 5 lbs.
This weapon is a +4 bloodsong holy Tiamat-bane bastard sword which was forged for the gold dragon known as Gideon. “Tiamat-bane” means that the weapon gains a further +2 enhancement bonus and deals an extra 2d6 points of damage against foes who serve or worship Tiamat. By gripping Grandleon with both hands and concentrating for one round, its wielder can sense the direction of the nearest evil dragon or servant of Tiamat.
Grandleon glows with the equivalent of continual flame, heightened to a 9th level spell for the purposes of its interaction with darkness effects. Its wielder can extinguish or ignite this glow as a move action. This glow is the light of pure truth. Grandleon’s blade forces any creature it touches into its true form, dispelling all illusions and polymorph effects. This does not require an action, and allows no saving throw.
The Grandleon can only be destroyed if dipped in a mixture of the blood from five metallic dragons.
Its blade displays the bluish tint and characteristic rippling water pattern of original Barada steel. The hilt is forged of worked dragon claw. A tiny, almost invisible inscription in the hilt says: Grandleon.
The blade was forged by MacMaimon Barada, the head of the clan who invented Barada steel. The claw originally belonged to Gideon’s father, whose name has very definitely been lost to the mists of time.