This sword is long and straight, with a single edge and a curved tip, built for slashing. It has the elegant balance of an elven weapon, light and deceptively easy to handle. The slender blade is polished to a brilliant, silvery sheen, and it is inset with a series of connected, golden runes. An incredibly ancient, and now forgotten, elvish script, should these runes be read, they will be found to read, “And thus is the end of the cycle, and its beginning.”
When a Knight of Zevarith is offered up to his Lord for rebirth in the Holy Flame, so too are his arms. His sword and armor are anointed with holy oils, and built into the fire that rages first at the knight’s feet, then about his body. As the Knight is reborn, so too are his tools.
The Phoenix Talon is the sword that was offered up with Searren Flametongue. Originally a longsword of elvish manufacture, it was the blade that the young elf grew up with, learning the art of swordsmanship that his people placed such honor upon. Once Zevarith was done imparting his Fire to the man’s eyes and spirit, he turned his attention first to the sword. The shape of the blade, and the reverence with which it had been treated in the now abandoned portion of the Elf’s life pleased the god, and rather than completly remake it, he touched his will to it, runes of molten flame etching themselves, then solidifying into gold.
Like all blades of the Flame God, the Phoenix Talon may wreathe itself in holy flame when commanded, signifcantly increasing the damage it deals via the flame.
However, it is against the undead that it has its true effect. When the Phoenix Talon strikes down the aware undead, and frees their battered soul from the ties that bind, the attention of the Lord of Flame and Rebirth is drawn to them. Often, it is that they are sent onwards, not to the afterlife, but to life again, to be reincarnated and reborn, to live the life that should be theirs to the end.