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Father of Blades

In the Warhammer 40,000 setting, a Father of Blades is a daemon weapon of Nurgle, appearing in Fantasy Flight Games' Black Crusade role-playing game.

They are closely related to Plagueswords.

The Tome of Decay (2014)

The Tome of Decay (2014), p43 — Decaying Armoury

Father of Blades (Daemon Weapon)

Rumoured to be the original Plague Swords created not long after Nurgle came into being, the ancient Fathers of Blades have spent millennia spreading corruption. Their cracked and rusted lengths deaden the senses of those nearby, and any who mistime their swings find their attacks deflected off its corroded edge.

The Father of Blades is a one-handed Daemon Weapon with Willpower 77 and a Binding Strength of 4. It has the Bile-Quenched, Pestilent Stench, and Plague Carrier attributes. Whenever the wielder successfully Parries a Melee Attack made against him and scores 5 or more Degrees of Success, the attacker immediately suffers a single hit as if he had struck himself with his own weapon. Only those dedicated to Nurgle can wield a Father of Blades.

Table 2-2: Exotic Melee Weapons
Father of Blades†Melee-2d10+3 R4Toxic (7), Unbalanced7kgNear Unique

†This weapon has additional rules. See full rules for more details.