The Five Swords of Haldur
Also known as The Destined Swords. Perhaps the works Haldur, The Gods Smith, is most famous for, the five swords were forged over the last 40 years of his life. Each has it's own personal touches to it, placed there by the legendary smith. The swords constantly surface at important events, such as the Battle of Windfall, which may be the only time all five blades have been in the same place.
"The Ancient Sword" and "King's Blade" is the oldest of the five swords, forged 4 decades before the Chaos Reaver. The moniker "The Ancient Sword" comes from the legend that states the sword was actually reforged from the fragments of an older blade. The original blade, who's name is unknown, was said to be the be a weapon of kings. Haldur recovered the shards of the blade from a lake bed while traveling through a Avalon, after receiving a vision of the location of the fragments. Thus, with the help of his Continental Elf and Dwarf assistants, Ahron-rhee and Gendar, Haldur remade the blade and named it "Durandal", dwarven for "Kings Blade". Durandal's appearance and power changes over time, depending on the nature of the user of the blade. In it's natural state, the blade is black, and has glowing cracks running through it, that radiate a warmth. In the hands of a man of evil intent, the blade is heavy, thick, and pitted with the scars of battle. When wielded by a man of good intent, the blade slowly transforms into a clear crystalline substance that channels the powers of good. One feature of the sword that always remains the same is the cloth wrapping of the handle, which consists of an interwoven black coarse cotton and white silk. Some claim these strips of cloth from the robes of Netar. Durandal was given as a gift to a nobleman named Eadred, who went on to unite Avalon and take the throne as it's first king. It has since changed hands many times, and is said to have participated in many major battles throughout history.
A name which means "Holy Blade" in the elven language, Haldur crafted this blade for the legendary paladin, Charles the Hammer, a paladin of the old Goddess of Duty, Lucretia. The blade is forged of Mithrel, and has a lion's head tooled into the pommel. It is rare as a holy blade, in that it's magical powers didn't disappear when the paladin wielding it died. some say Charles the Hammer lives on within the blade.
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Dwarven, meaning "Tyrant Breaking Blade", this sword was forged out of plain steel, and was a gift from Haldur to a band of revolutionaries seeking to over throw an oppressive Amir on the Aeg Continent. It is said this sword is blessed by Granus, God of Freedom, a minor deity. Of all the five swords, this one is unique in being the only curved sword of the lot. It is said this blade grants supernatural speed and protects it's wielder from being held or otherwise bound.
One of the two evil blades of the set, it is said Haldur forged this, along with the Chaos Reaver at the command of a greater power, to maintain The Balance. The elven name of this sword means "Tyrant's Blade", and is also sometimes known as the Hand of the Blackguard. The sword is said to inflict greater wounds on people of good hearts and deeds. Synloveigh is the blade that was used to slay Charles the Hammer, thus making it integral in the destruction of the old Goddess of Duty, Lucretia. This sword, a great sword with cross guard tooled to look like a bat's wing's, has been rumored to be the primary weapon for the Blackguard that have caused strife throughout history. The blade's whereabouts are currently unknown since Haldrin, The Fallen's destruction in the skies above Danberg.
An evil blade, and one considered holy by the Church of Deitrick, the Chaos Reaver is made of black adamantine, and sews chaos and disorder whenever it is used. The blade is well known for the use of one of it's greater powers, a great shout that emanates forth from the tip at the Battle of Windfall. The shout was used incapacitate and slay a unit a unit of paladins. The holder of the blade was captured and executed, but the weapon disappeared shortly after.
It resurfaced recently in the hands of Verick the Mighty, High Templar for the Order of Deitrick. He protects his blade jealously, some believing the man to be driven mad by it's foul magics. The only blade with a name neither elven or dwarven, Haldur was forced to give it a common name since his Elven and Dwarven assistants refused to bestow a name on such an evil blade.