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Background[edit | edit source]
These swords are made in the style of 7th century jian double-edged straight swords. Produced by the People's Liberation Army specifically for use by its officers and issued in the Sino-American War, many were captured and came to the American home front as souvenirs; some even found their way into fifth columnist hands. Since the Great War, these weapons have become an uncommonly used weapon by wastelanders and raiders alike.
This particular blade belonged to Zao, the captain of the Yangtze submarine.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Despite being a unique weapon, Zao's sword lacks any legendary effects, making it identical to a normal Chinese officers sword in all regards.
Weapon modifications[edit | edit source]
|Slot||Mod||Description||Perk needed||Components||Base ID|
|Serrated blade||Targets bleed. Exceptional damage.||+24
|–||+25||Blacksmith 2||Adhesive x3
|Electrified blade||Adds Electrical damage.||+15||–||+50||Blacksmith 2
|Electrified serrated blade||Adds Electrical damage. Targets bleed. Exceptional damage.||+24
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Chinese officer sword - base version.
- General Chao's Revenge - unique variant sold by Trudy at Drumlin Diner.
- Sword of Wonders - wielded by Oswald the Outrageous in Kiddie Kingdom.
Location[edit | edit source]
Earned as a reward from Here There Be Monsters if successful in 3 persuasion checks. Captain Zao will not give the Sole Survivor the sword if the persuasion checks at the beginning of the quest are not passed. It is not lootable from Zao's person.