I had a fighter that was "gifted" a rune sword by the DM. It had a curse: if I rolled a 1 the sword would absorb my soul. Course I didn't know that until I rolled a 1. My party saved me, forgot to lose the sword, later fought some monsters, and rolled a 1 again. Our Warpriest sacrificed his life to save me -- I still suffer guilt.
Sword and wooden shield found at Boringholm, near Horsens, Denmark. The sword is an Oakeshott Type XVIa blade from the 14th century, and is listed as XVIa.3 in Records of the Medieval Sword. The leather on the sword is original. Image from the Danish Nationalmuseet.
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