Shin-Tari, the Sword of Sloth

Shortsword, one of the Seven Swords of Sin

weapon (melee)

Shin-Tari, the Sword of Sloth

Aura strong conjuration; CL 16th
Slot none; Price n/a (artifact); Weight 2 lbs

A scene of imperial decadence is depectied in fine etchings on the blade. The scene itself seems to change upon each consideration of the blade’s markings.

This +2 shortsword is believed to be one of the Seven Swords of Sin.

Every time Shin-Tari successfully damages a creature, it gains the bane weapon weapon special ability, with the target’s creature type being its designated foe. This additional weapon quality activates after the weapon first strikes an opponent, granting additional damage to subsequent attacks, but not the first attack. The bane weapon special ability persists for the rest of the day, or until the weapon strikes a foe of a different creature type.

As with all of the Seven Swords of Sin, the sword is believed to have additional powers in the hands of the legitimate Champion of Sloth.


After the fall of Thassilon, the Seven Swords of Sin were scattered, and lost for a time. The Pathfinder Society has so far found no no mention of the blade in any post-Thassilonian sources. Reknowed Pathfinder Durvin Gest recovered the blade from the ruins of a Thassilonian temple of Lissala in Belkzen in 4345. Yet, the sword was lost later that year when Gest’s expedition ran afoul of a Shoanti warband, and the sword was traded for the Pathfinders’ freedom. (The recovery and loss of the sword is recorded in Volume 7 of the Pathfinder Chronicles). Shin-Tari has not been seen since.

The sword was recovered in the winter of 4708 by the Sandpoint Heroes from the Lissalan priestess Tirana under the city of Kaer Maga.

Current Status: Held as party treasure by the Sandpoint Heroes

Shin-Tari, the Sword of Sloth

The Watcher of the Mists Haladir