It is a nicely done item. It has good background and logial explanations. It has a good feel and a nice shtick. The write up is a little disjointed in spots, but as a first post, you get two paws up. Go to Comment
A novel idea, but perhaps too novel. Is it magical or is it a cunningly made device? If it is a device, how do the linkages and small parts survive being bashed against things? How much maintenance does it take to keep it functional. If it is magic, what happens if it is dispelled? I'm not saying that every one of these questions need to be answered in the sub, these are just some off the cuff questions that came to mind after reading this sub.
Scrasmax: First there they don't require and magic after creation. and second if the minor magic in them is dispelled then there is usually a manual way to but them back into sword form until the magic can be re-instated. Go to Comment
There are more ways than one to encounter a dragon. With a low level group it's obviously not feasible to meet one in its lair and fight it. But standing on a bleak moorland, utterly exposed and vulnerable, it can be a chilling experience to see something flying far far overhead. Something that could just be an eagle, but you never know...