|“|| Ixil's Spike +6|
With shaft and tip reunited, Ixil's Spike is a fearsome weapon. During the battle, the head can detach to pin opponents to the ground even as a new head magically reforms on the end of the spear.
Shortly after the Time of Troubles began the nomadic bandit tribes of the Calimshan desert were united under a single leader; a cruel and brutal giant of a man, the warlord Ixil Xaxsha. From their outposts in the forbidding desert waste, the nomads raided merchant caravans and terrorized travelers who dared journey over the road from Calimport to Myratma.
Rumors and legends quickly spread about the invincible Ixil, who rode at the head of every raiding party brandishing his infamous magical spear. Some believe he was not truly a man, but a demon in human form, drawn to Faerun by the chaos and confusion of the Time of Troubles.
Ixil's own sadism and savagery did little to quell these allegations. During battle the head of Ixil's Spike, his mighty spear, would detach to pin opponents to the ground even as a new head magically reformed on the end of the spear. Often in the thick of combat, Ixil would pause to savor the helpless struggles of an enemy impaled by the point of his spear... seeming to delight in the writhing agony of his enemy.
The warlord was finally defeated when he was lured into attacking a contingent of powerful priests and knights from the Order of the Radiant Heart, posing as simple pilgrims. Witnesses to the battle claim Ixil was not slain, but was in fact banished to some hellish outer plane by the holy magic of the Order.
Though Ixil's body was never found, Ixil's Spike, his fearsome spear and the symbol of his power, was recovered. In an effort to utterly destroy the artifact, it was shattered into several pieces, which were scattered about the Southlands.