The material below is Open Game Content from Legendary Blades
Not all swords of legend are major weapons. Blades passed down through the centuries run the gamut from massive two-handed claymores to the palm-sized stilettos. Counter is one of the smaller examples. A main gauche or parrying dagger, it is employed in the off-hand to deflect sword blows or slip beneath the parried blade of an opponent.
The renowned fencer, rogue and all-around trickster Rabelais of Iffud fashioned his own main gauche when he found other such weapons lacking. He imbued the dagger with his own style and flair, and the more he used it the more it grew in capability. His skill increased to such a level that Rabelais and his counter was soon the envy of other fencers of Iffud. They conspired against him and framed Rabelais for the theft of the Archbishop’s signet ring. Though Iffud went to prison, the plan was only half-successful. His enemies never found counter despite a decade of searching Rabelais’s home and belongings.
Upon release Rabelais took revenge on his persecutors. He hunted and killed them one by one. Not only did Rabelais punish the men who ruined his life, he shamed them by besting them in duels he fought solely with his main gauche in his left hand. Only a concerted assault by his foes drove him away, leaving Rabelais and his opponents were mortally wounded. Counter was not with Rabelais’s body when he was discovered, and every century or so it appears in the hands of a similar dashing rogue who gains inspiration from its original owner’s story.
|Weapon Level||Wielder Minimum Level||Abilities|
|1st||—||+1 main gauche|
|3rd||6th||+2 main gauche|
|4th||8th||Magic hat (3/day)|
|5th||10th||+3 main gauche|
|7th||14th||+4 main gauche|
|8th||16th||Cloak of shadows|
|9th||18th||+5 main gauche|
Cloak of Shadows (Su) While using counter to parry attacks, the wielder manifests a cloak of shadows that grants 20% concealment for 1 round.
Deflect Arrows (Ex) The wielder gains the ability to Deflect Arrows as the feat when counter is used in the off-hand.
Magic Hat (Sp) The wielder gains the ability to use magic hat three times per day. He must possess an adequate piece of headwear to use this effect as well.
Off-Hand Disarm (Ex) The wielder may perform the disarm combat maneuver with counter against any attack that is successfully parried.
Storage (Su) The wielder may store counter within his body as though he possessed a glove of storing. Counter is the only object that can be stored in this way.
Purple Duck Note: As an off-hand weapon it is inappropriate for Counter to use the Jealously variant rule.