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Hummingbird

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This blade is not old, nor is it renowned. It means alot to the one that bears it, however, and can be very deadly if used properly.

This letter is addressed to Kagmond by the hand of Palver.

Greetings to you Kagmond, how is your life treating you lately? At the manor, things are quiet as usual. I don’t like this new servant that much, he brought me the wrong course at dinner. When he did bring me the right one he tripped and dumped it all over me. I suppose I should be patient, however… I remember how you were when I first took you in.

The reason I sent you this letter was to tell you about that sword I gave you before you left. That blade was crafted by your father’s father. During the war with the Fenril peoples, your grandfather and my father created weopons for several of the troops. My father created a formula that he would dip several of the blades into to make them quick and almost weightless. As a result of this, the blade must be exposed to the air as much as possible. If more than half of the blade is covered, it will cumbust into flames and burn whatever it touches with explosive force. I learned this the hard way when I bought a special sheath for my sword. The sword you bear is the sword your father used during the war with the Fenril, and is one of the most finely crafted works your grandfather ever made. He gave it to me after your disapearance… He lost his will to fight. Wear it proudly, and be careful.

I found my father’s old formulas for several different blades your father crafted. I wish now that I would have become an alchemist like he told me to… I will send you copies of these formulas when I have the chance, Kagmond.

I had better go and get this letter sent, I heard a loud crash and I am pretty sure the new servant had something to do with this. Maybe if I have him send this letter to you it can keep him out of trouble. You stay out of trouble too, kagmond. May your ancestors watch over you, and keep your head high.


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This broadsword is finely crafted and has had special care put into it. The handle of the sword is black soft leather wrapped in wire. On the hilt of the blade, there is a depiction of a hummingbird resting on a branch. Along the blade is a prayer from Kagmond’s grandfather to Kagmond’s father. The blade it’s self is coated in something resembling dried slugslime and shimmers all sorts of different colors against the light. The blade is one of the first things noticed, and can be seen clearly from a short distance even in moonlight (Not complete dark). If more than 66% of the blade (The actual blade, not the whole sword) is covered, it will combust into flames, but the coating will remain and the blade it’self will be undamaged. The sword it’self doesn’t have any extra damage modifications, however, it does attack twice in the amount of time it takes to attack in whole turn with a normal weopon due to it’s near weightlessness. Other blades like this can be found, but it’s doubtful that any would be as nicely crafted as this one.



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ephemeralstability
June 26, 2003, 10:05
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You could put in a link to the character of Kagmond from this page by writing npc=87Kagmond/npc.

I think the item's great! Its powers of speed and ease of wielding are countered beautifully by its inability to be sheathed. A nice balance of advantages and disadvantages...
hopfrog16
June 26, 2003, 11:38
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Excelent, I'll put that in there so people don't have to go clickin around to see the character to whom this belongs. ;) Thanks alot. =)
CaptainPenguin
June 26, 2003, 14:42
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Interesting...

When I read Kagmond, I had wondered how and why someone would make a sword that one could not sheath...
hopfrog16
June 26, 2003, 15:55
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Yup. This was not a sword designed for adventuring and slinking about, this sword was designed for frontal assault by troops. Being seen by enemy troops (Due to the very noticable blade) isn't really a worry when it comes to combat of the sort.
Cheka Man
June 25, 2005, 21:45
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Not a good blade to carry in a town.

City Guard "The law says that you have to keep that in a sheath unless you are defending yourself."

PC "Errr..."
Voted Cheka Man
October 22, 2007, 19:24
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A burning blade. Useful to warm oneself with in polar climates.
Voted Strolen
April 18, 2010, 22:04
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Wonder if a somewhat fire resistant partial sheathe could be purposely made in order to cause it to enflame for use. Also could do it to start fires, put on a show to strike fear into others and other such flaming ideas.
Voted valadaar
August 20, 2014, 12:08
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I like the idea of the coating, though the burst into flames when covered seems a bit tacked on. I suppose alchemy can be weird.

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       By: Yokima.van.zephrill

Tämbourine is firmly placed on my back ,to unsheathe this sword I simply have to say "re clouse" meaning come to me or i can just reach over and unsheathe it the old fashioned way. This sword was created to my liking tambourine is made of raw-like metals I found in different regions as I begun to forge the metals together, I’ve noticed that the raw metal materials were different pieces to a wide variety of swords that were used the past and present, being so most blades have a sheer grey texture Tambourine’s blade became black as the depths of the oceans. The blade expands to 6” which weighs 426lbs the sapphire jewel placed on the tip of hilt (upper middle center of the base) it emits a aura texture of purple which weighs 24lbs the jewel is un-breakable it negates magic for tambourine has a mind of its own only belonging to me it finds a worthy opponents who doesn’t use magic or any type of power to their liking which I can agree with(who would want an opponent that abuses their powers to kill for no reason or to avoid dying by honor tambourine fights with honor and accepts its glory or defeat) I’ve named the sapphire Sophia because not only that its rare and radiant it resembles my burning passion for my love Sophia. I made the hilt to be a length of 15 inches its frame is created with fine katchin (very thick and heavy metal) it alone weighs 50 pounds its texture is black like mixture of, I made it to be a cruciform hilt so it has room for two hands. I I made the blades hilt aprox. 2”, the blade is double-edged but the left side of the swords frame can block and or negate ones attack if needed, it weights 500lbs making it nearly unmovable. To go up against this sword is to quickly find your own death. Tambourine is a twin sword to Terra.

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