Journey to the East
The Poker is an elaborate Varisian masterwork rapier purchased by Dinald Flambeau in Sandpoint, from Master Smith Das Korvut- a bald and powerfully muscled man who runs the Red Dog Smithy.
Das’s temper is perhaps, his true claim to fame—he has little patience for customers, and even less for everyone else. His attitude is partially explained by his ongoing frustration in being asked to manufacture masterwork rapiers by ‘Girlyman Varisian poseurs too feeble to wield a proper weapon’.
Unknown to Dinald the Poker was not personally hand crafted for him but was in fact a weapon already bought and paid for by the popular Magnimar rentboy Miguele “Mandy” Silverpants. Unfortunately before he could collect he suffered the fate which was a popular item of gossip for several months afterwards, when the scarzani blooded wife of one of his merchant clients found what her husband was up to, murdered Mandy (very painfully) and served up his private parts in a meatball dish marinated in a tomato and red wine sauce to her husband.
When Dinald approached him with his commission Das’s mind wandered back to the youthful irritation provided by the juvenile Flambeau twins:
“Here comes crazy-man Das Korvut,
Mad as a cut snake in a wagon rut.
See how his chops go bouncity-bounce?
How many people has he trounced?
One! Two! Three! Four…”
Seeing an opportunity Das simply waited a few days, wrapped a bit of ribbon around the Poker (after he had dusted it) and sold it to Dinald.
Dinald later had the Poker enchanted by Raine in Kalsgard.
The Poker is a +1 Flaming magical rapier weighing 2 lbs.