The Emperor’s Peace
Finely made flintlock shotgun engraved with the sign of the Emperor
Attack: Dexterity + Level vs. AC
*Bonus to attack and damage: +1 / +2 / +3
Range: Melee, Nearby
Damage: 1d8 + Dexterity damage to 1d3 nearby enemies in a group, or 1d10 + Dexterity to one nearby or engaged enemy
Unstable: Rolling a natural 1 on an attack causes the gun to deal WEAPON damage to you instead, and it can’t be used again for the rest of the battle. (Removed when Hochnor reached Champion tier.)
If you have at least one positive icon relationship point with the Emperor, you unlock the following powers:
Dragon’s Thunder (once per battle): The closest enemy hit is dazed (–4 penalty to attacks) until the start of your next turn. If all enemies hit are equidistant, choose one.
Dragon’s Blessing: Spend an unused icon relationship result of 6 with the Emperor to reroll an attack, with double the weapon’s bonus to hit.
Dragon’s Sacrifice: Spend an unused icon relationship result of 5 with the Emperor to reroll an attack, with double the weapon’s bonus to hit: but you take miss damage equal to
twice your level. (Upgraded when Hochnor reached Champion tier.)
Quirk: Driven to find the most powerful creature in the area, and compel it to pledge fealty to the Emperor.
A scale from a bronze dragon who fell in battle defending her Emperor provides the filigree on this short, large-bore shoulder gun. Now her brave spirit lives on in a weapon for a new and more dangerous Age.