Dark Sun: Spirit Champions
Half-demon form for Tearyn's Battleaxe
Persona: Marax is lascivious, capricious and easily distracted by whatever may catch his interest, save he loves the thrill of battle. His voice is smooth and has a calming, seductive quality and he enjoys using his skills to help his wielder. He has details knowledge of angelic and demonic history and interrogation.
Transformation: Marax is able to shift between his battleaxe shape and a humanoid shape at will or at the command of his wielder.
Languages: Common, Supernal, Abyssal
Skills: Marax grants a +2 bonus to history checks involving the distant past of Athas, demons and angels as well as to bluff or intimidate checks in relation to manipulating humanoids.
Background: The battleaxe was originally forged by Brun Wildhammer, the greatest dwarven weapon forge master of his age. The weapon was forged for the chaos of the fallout of Celestial Wars between angels and demons. In an effort to help the angels in battle, Brun took the skull of a fallen demon and with the aid of a great wizard, bound back the demon into his own skull so that his powers were turned against his own kind. When the Pristine Tower was activated, Marax fell into a deep slumber.
During the final battle which left both sides too destitute to fight, the weapon’s bearer was slain and the weapon was lost. It fell to Athas and was eventually recovered by Dufarling Mineshadow who found the battleaxe buried deep in the ground that was being used to make burrows for the homes of his people in Forest Ridge. He was never a great warrior and so he kept the weapon and hung it above his mantle and as his sons grew, he passed it along to the most promising warrior. That tradition has held for around a thousand years.
Transformation: Marax can transform into a humanoid form and appear exactly as a slim human, with pointed elven like ears; only they are much more pointed. His hair is short, spiky and red and his eyes are a coal black. He has a very fair skin complexion and stands around 5’5” tall. His voice is smooth, pleasant and light. Though this form is made of demonic flesh, he can enjoy eating and drinking and other vices and will happily engage in them if allowed. Once he is given clothing he is able to make it appear as he wants it to appear and likes to change it up every time he is allowed to roam about in humanoid form. If he is injured, he will transform back into his battleaxe form. He is not skilled with using any weapons or armor but is able to use his full range of Wind Powers in defense of himself or his wielder only. This drains his power and makes him a dormant version of his base weapon until an extended rest is taken. He is extremely resistant to heat and fire, has an instant Alter Minor Object spell ability and has a permanent Affect Normal Fire imbued within himself. He is able to sense other demonic or angelic weapons as well if they are nearby.