History: Within Tethyr's Purple Hills several generations ago a small
village of Halflings was slowly being destroyed. Every night, a massive
horde of Fruit Bats would descend on their vineyards and slowly destroy
their crops. When the local priestess of Yondalla's Divinations pointed
out the bats were being led by a Werebat, (Lazy Tongue), who was once a
halfling chased out of the village long ago for burning crops. Despairing,
the word went out for help, and a high cleric of Avoreen came to the
summons. She, Astweet, (LG, hlingf F12/P12), enchanted a javelin, and gave
it the best warrior in the community, Windley (N, hlingm F-7), and told him
to use it the next night. That night, as the horde of bats fell upon the
vineyards, Windly was able to perceive through the darkness a bat much
smaller than the large fruit bats. He threw the javelin, piercing the
bat's heart, killing it instantly. Before it hit the ground it had assumed
the form of a halfling.
It still remains it that village to this day, despite the encroaching
Appearance: this appears as a normal Javelin, made of Cherry Wood, with
an excellent, steel head. It smells faintly of Grapes.
Powers: Javelin +1/+2 vs Bats. It radiates an area of silence around
itself, so that it is immune to echo-location senses. It grants its
wielder Night Vision and the Appraising Proficiency (wine).
In the Hands of a Halfling, the Javelin is +2/+4 vs Bats.
Thanks to - David L. Neff