Or YAMW, for Yet Another Magic Weapon.
Truth be told, while I understand that system specifics are out, the sword "burns anyone it touches" how? +1-ish flame damage? Double damage to water- or ice-based creatures? Do things it hits go up in a ball of fire, or are they just seared in some way? (Heck, how do you scabbard it?)
The backstory doesn't quite square, either. If the weapon was promptly lost after its sole owner's death, what former owners? How did it get so many names? If the weapon was lost upon the king's death, wouldn't the king's body itself be there, and perhaps guards or retinue as well?
Solid, IMHO. I suppose it could be considered YAMW.
I can think of lots of reasons why the sword was lost and not recovered. Maybe the King was murdered, and the assassin took the blade. Or there was a nasty forest fire and they were all wiped out. The party was poisoned. The party caught the pox.
So all in all, pretty solid. Thanks
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