Vlad the Impaler’s Sword and Crown


Vlad the Impaler


Sword and Crown


Allows instant impalement at range


Fueled by paranoia and fear



Collected by

Warehouse 12


Samhain Sector





Date of Collection

March 28, 1878


Origins[edit | edit source]

This fifteenth century sword and jeweled cloth crown belonged to the famed Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler. Vlad the III was well known for his strict laws and harsh punishments, his favorite of which was death by impaling. Under his orders, well over 80,000 people were executed, mostly those who identified themselves with his enemy, the Ottoman Empire.

Effects[edit | edit source]

A Bifurcated set, the crown acts as a vessel of energy for the sword. Separate they will try to reunite, influencing people to search out the other half at any, frequently bloody and violent, cost.

When worn, the crown amplifies feeling of paranoia and fear, specifically about other taking what the wearer has or perceived attacks or conspiracies directed at them. While they can lead to aggressive behavior the effects are otherwise harmless.

The sword seeks to punish anyone who acts against its wielder, often making them lash out in violence. The connection between the artifacts may cause the wielder of the sword to react to threats (real or imagined) directed at the wearer of the hat, regardless of distance.

When worn and wielded by the same individual, the sword will feed off the negative mental state caused by the crown. This fuels the sword's primary effect, pointing it at a person will cause them to be immediately impaled by an invisible stake seeming to erupt from the ground. This effect is almost always instantly fatal.

Each victim impaled will ease the effects of the crown, making the wearer feel more secure. This can have an addictive quality, causing the wielder to seek out and impale any perceived threat to make themselves feel safer.

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