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100 Luck Sword

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One Hundred tiny prayers for luck.

Full Item Description
The basic design is that of an imperial sword, a sword a bit thinner and shorter than an European broadsword. The handle is wood with a brass components. The guard and pommel guard are always well crafted and in a dragon’s head motiff. The blade sharp on both sides and with a sharp biting point. Along the blade is 100 ancient characters for luck. These are normally hand carved and inlayed with a tiny amount of brass.  It is said to protect one in combat and to grant them success. It is scabarded in a decorative wood scabbard usually with the same 100 characters carved or burned into it.

(Weight 3 lbs (1.5 kgs) and is 35” long (30” blade, 75 cms)

Magic/Cursed Properties
The 100 characters are said to protect one in combat and to grant them success. It is scabarded in a decorative wood scabbard usually with the same 100 characters carved or burned into it.

Some gamblers like the swords because they are said to bring lucks in other areas as well.



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MoonHunter
December 2, 2005, 10:59
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Someone deleted their comment and their vote. So let me add some information before anyone else asks.

I would like to have more background or history on the item. How many are there?
This is a class of weapon: There are thousands, if not tens and hundreds of thousands, of them.

Why would the originals have the 100 characters inlaid in them in the first place?
Mystical reasons, a 100 is a powerful number. They also use every possible glyph and phrase for luck, that way they can't miss any. (If memory serves, there are twenty characters repeated five times, both mystically significant numbers).

Just some basic history would be nice.
Someone in China was trying to make a sword that would bring luck in battle and life, to make sure a loved one came home. The idea caught on.
Voted Mourngrymn
December 2, 2005, 11:19
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Hmmm I think that votes and comment were mine but I don't recall deleting them. I do recall asking thsoe questions however. Odd.

In a nutshell I had questions originally about the item until I did some research on it myself and afterwards I came ot realise the work Moon went into to find that information. They are not easy to find.
Voted Zylithan
December 2, 2005, 11:34
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A nice post but not super-special. I'm glad you added the comment and replies back in MH - it adds to the flavor.
Voted Cheka Man
February 3, 2006, 13:34
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Nice. I like this weapon.
Voted Spark
February 21, 2006, 17:22
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Yes, nothing super-special, but not everything has to be. It's a cool little weapon that's interesting enough to stand above an iron longsword, and that's good enough for any adventurer.
Voted valadaar
April 17, 2013, 12:09
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A good bit of detail.
Voted axlerowes
April 17, 2013, 13:56
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Agreed

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