Weapon (warhammer), rare (requires attunement)
This oversized smithing hammer is cast in bronze, riveted with steel, and made of the highest craftsmanship. The head of the hammer is shaped to resemble a magnificent flame. Despite its size and bulk, the hammer is relatively light and easy to handle.
Each azeran malleus is crafted with the purpose of forging new azer. A skilled smith with the available resources can use the malleus to create the body out of no less than 2,000 gp worth of bronze, over the course of 5 hours. Upon completion, the malleus ignites a spark of elemental fire within the crafted body, giving life to the azer. however, only the presence of the heat of elemental fire will allow for this to take effect – meaning the malleus will not give life to new azer on anywhere but the Elemental Plane of Fire or places connected to it.
Azer crafted in this manner are charmed by the malleus’ wielder. Most azer smiths that use these tools dismiss this effect immediately, allowing the newly forged azer a free will of their own.
The malleus may be wielded as a magic warhammer. You gain a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with it. The malleus deals an extra 3 (1d6) fire damage when it hits a target in combat. In addition, while wielding the malleus, you can speak and understand Ignan.
The azeran malleus has 7 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 4 charges to cast conjure minor elementals, to summon an azer only. You may also use an action to expend 2 charges to cast heat metal.