This gleaming steel longsword is hefty, but it's simple, exquisitely balanced design and comfortable, leather-wrapped handle make it easy to wield. The crosspiece is inscribed with a draconic script that says, “The weight of each swing cannot be disregarded by you or me.”
The first time on your turn that you hit a hostile creature with a melee attack using this weapon, the sword gains a charge. It can hold up to five charges, all of which are lost after one minute. Gaining a charge resets the timer, even if the sword cannot gain an extra charge.
When this weapon has one or more charges, all attacks with it are considered non-lethal. As a bonus action, you can expend 3 charges from the sword to cast Blinding Smite.
When you score a crit, you can expend any number of charges from The Iron Quill. For each charge you use, select a creature within 30 feet. They regain hitpoints equal to 2d8+the number of charges Merciful Verdict holds.