This is a series of spells created for my Pathfinder Tengu Bard, Kensik Blacktalon. This series of spells was loosely based on the Level 1 Pathfinder Spell Dazzling Blade.
Lesser Blacktalon Blade
School illusion (fear); Level bard 1
Casting Time 1 swift action
Components V, S
Target Wielded Sword
Duration 1 minute/level
Saving Throw Will negates (see text); Spell Resistance yes (harmless, object)
This spell causes the caster’s sword to turn black and be wrapped in an aura of cracking darkness. While the spell is active the wielder gets a +1 bonus to intimidate checks. Additionally the wielder can choose to the discharge the spell when a target takes damage causing the darkness to spread to the target, who must make a will save or become shaken for 1d4 rounds.