Bittercut

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Bittercut [WM1]
Sabre bittercut icon.png
General
Equipment slot
Weapon type
Soulbound
No
Unique
Yes
Value
305 Copper pands (cp)
Weapon
Combat type
Melee
Handing
Speed
Average
Interrupt
0.5 sec (Average)
Damage
13-19 CorrodeSlash
Weapon bonuses
Enchantments
Possible enchantments
Related
Weapon focus
Abilities
Technical
Weapon ID
px1_sabre_bittercut

Bittercut is a unique sabre in Pillars of Eternity, added in The White March - Part I expansion.


Description[edit | edit source]

This sabre belonged to the first mate of the Hangman's Bounty, a notorious pirate ship that roamed the Deadfire Archipelago three centuries ago. Legend has it that the crew seized a slave galley and, after killing the masters, decided to sell the slaves at the next port. One of the slaves, an elderly man with a scarred face and beady black eyes, came forward and demanded that he and his fellows be set free.

The pirates laughed and refused him, but the old slave persisted. He warned them of the terrible plagues and punishments awaiting them, yet still they refused. When he raised his voice in anger, the first mate drew her sabre and ran him through. Putrid green bile poured from the wound, running upward along the sword while the sailors watched in horror. The corruption spread from the dying slave's chest to the first mate's sabre and arm, filling her veins with venom and her flesh with squirming maggots.

The rest of the crew drove the ship aground and fled, leaving the slaves to flee and the first mate to rot next to her tainted blade.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]