Thursday, October 14, 2010

[Thundarr Thursday] Ancient Armory: Yondo's Nega-Sword

Weapon: Yondo's Nega-Sword
Damage: 1d10+16; Blast-4d6
Attacks: 1
Range: Blast-120'
Weight: 5 lbs.
Battery: Special (see description)
Charges: 30 minutes of use. Each "blast" decreases the power by 3 minutes.

Jealous of Thundarr's Sun Sword, the "wizard" Yondo attempted to steal the weapon. He was successful for a short time until Thundarr was able to retrieve it. However, Yondo was able to glean enough knowledge of the Sun Sword's workings to create a perverse duplicate of Thundarr's weapon -- a blade he called "The Nega-Sword."

When powered down, the Yondo's Nega-Sword is a thin-bladed fencing rapier with two long cables (about 15' long) snaking from the handle. These cables are then plugged into a large power cell. (In the cartoon, it was implied that this was a common automobile battery.) However, Yondo was able to channel some very powerful negative "red" lightning into the power cell, which in turn powers the Nega-Sword. When activated, the Sword's blade is sheathed in a glowing crimson beam and, when swung, the air hisses with energy. The Nega-Sword was shown to be an even match for Thundarr's Sun Sword, deflecting an attack from the legendary blade.

As an evenly-matched weapon, the Nega-Sword deals 1d10+16 hit points of damage just like the original Sun Sword. However, the Nega-Sword can also fire out a blast of negative lightning at a distance of 120'. This blast deals 4d6 of electrical damage to anything hit. However each blast also decreases the power level by 3 minutes. After 30 minutes of use, the power cell will be drained.

If the Nega-Sword has a weakness, it is the power cell it uses. The cell is the size and weight of an automotive battery, making the sword very difficult to transport and use. Also, if the cables are severed, the Nega-Sword will power down. Since the cables are only 15' long, Yondo must have the power cell either with him or near him at all times. If attacked with the Nega-Sword, it is best to target the power cell or hope that the power cell is quickly drained.

NOTE: This weapon is inspired by the episode “Master of the Stolen Sun Sword” from the classic Ruby Spears post-apocalyptic cartoon “Thundarr the Barbarian". Stay tuned each week for “Thundarr Thursday”!


  1. Thanks for another exciting Thunndar Thursday! Excellent keep up the good works man! Awesome

  2. "Thundar get back here... Thankfully I have my trusty generator with me... No, not that. Thundar get over here so I can cut your head off! Just a little closer, that's a good barbarian... come on, closer, closer, ah..."