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An artisan who specializes in exotic weapons, Shaynih’a’s areas of expertise includes bastard swords, dueling swords, estocs, falcatas, fauchards, heavy crossbows, kamas, sai, sling staves and tongi. Either you have a need for one of her weapons, or you don’t - unlike most other artisans, Shaynih’a doesn’t have a generic category with broader appeal.

Shaynih’a’s masterpiece is Mastery, a Fauchard +5 that grants its user Freedom of Movement, as per the spell, immunity to trip and bull rush combat maneuvers and a +5 bonus on combat maneuver checks. Furthermore, when performing combat maneuvers, this weapon will deal damage to the target if the attempt is successful.

(1 of 2) Bring Linzi to your village in the Southern Narlmaches and talk Shaynih'a through a career crisis,

Bring Linzi to your village in the Southern Narlmaches and talk Shaynih'a through a career crisis, (left), then build the shop Shaynih'a requests. (right)

Recruiting Shaynih’a

Unlike Dragn, who goes out of his way to draw attention to himself, Shaynih’a has to be sought out. You’ll find her in your village in the Southern Narlmarches, which of course requires you to claim the Southern Narlmarches and found a village there. Once done, travel to this village and make sure you have Linzi in your party, where you should find Shaynih’a just standing around. Talk to her and she’ll waste your time trying to indulge her attempt to become a storyteller. If you have Linzi in your party, you can refer Shaynih’a to her, and after allowing Shaynih’a to tell her stories you’ll have started and completed the quest Author Wanted, earning yourself a cool 600 XP in the process.

After deciding that perhaps being a muse isn’t her calling, she’ll settle for being a weaponsmith instead, asking you to build Shaynih’a’s Shop of Exotic Curiosities in the Southern Narlmarches village. This will set you back a mere 30 BP, and comes highly recommended.

Reward: For having Linzi talk to Shaynih’a
600 XP

Craftable Items - Shaynih’a

Below you’ll find lists of all the items Shaynih’a can craft:

Bastard Sword Tier Effect
Oppressor 1 Bastard Sword +4, +6 Charisma, +2 Will Saves.
Dueling Sword Tier Effect
Menace 3 Dueling Sword +3, ignores armor/shield bonuses to Armor Class, cannot harm undead or constructs. +2 bonus to CMD and CMB.
Estoc Tier Effect
Lifestopper 4 Estoc +4, extra attack per round, expanded critical threat range. User can cast Waves of Fatigue 1x/day.
Falcata Tier Effect
Fervent Edge 3 Falcata +3, +2d6 fire damage. User can cast Righteous Might 1x/day.
Fauchards Tier Effect
Serpent Prince 1 Fauchard +3, +1d6 acid damage, improved critical multiplier.
Dark Bidding 2 Fauchard +3, +2d8 negative energy damage vs living. User can cast Animate Dead 1x/day.
Heavy Crossbow Tier Effect
Eye of the Tornado 4 Heavy Crossbow +3, +1d6 electrical damage, +2 to initiative checks. User can cast Summon Air Elemental 1x/day.
Kama Tier Effect
Monastic Kama 0 Kama +3, can inflict Blindness on hit. User can cast Molten Orb 2x/day.
Persecutor 0 Kama +2, +1d6 electrical damage. User can cast Thundering Drums 1x/day.
Sai Tier Effect
Heart Piercer 0 Sai +3, inflicts 1d6 bleed damage/round, +2 bonus on initiative checks.
Tears of Blood 5 Sai +5, chance to stun on hit, enhanced critical threat range. User can cast Sirocco 1x/day.
Sling Staves Tier Effect
Carefree Hunter 0 Sling Staff +2, +2 bonus to Dexterity, +5 bonus to Mobility checks.
Avalanche 3 Sling Staff +3, +1d6 cold damage. +2 bonus to damage, can cast Stone Call 1x/day.
Tongi Tier Effect
Thwarter 5 Tongi +5, +7 vs. helpless foes, chance to stun on critical hits, all critical threats are automatically confirmed. User can cast Chain Lightning 1x/day.

Artisan Tiers - Shaynih’a

Below are the various ways to increase Shaynih’a artisan rank, hence the tiers of items she can craft:

Event Shaynih’a Artisan Tier
Build Shaynih’a’s Shop of Exotic Curiosities Shaynih’a Tier +1
Complete Chapter 4 Shaynih’a Tier +2
Finish “One Thousand and One Questionable Stories” quest Shaynih’a Tier +1
Economy Rank 8 Shaynih’a Tier +1
Relations Rank 4 Shaynih’a Tier +1
Relations Rank 8 Shaynih’a Tier +1
Complete “Restoration of Bronzeshield Fortress” project Shaynih’a Tier +1
Complete “Research into the Nature of Curses: Candlemere” project Shaynih’a Tier +1


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  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms,
    Linux, Mac, PC
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  • Guide Release
    29 January 2020
  • Last Updated
    21 April 2022
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  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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