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Sovereign's Sword

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Sovereign’s Swords are the distinctive weapons of the Sovereign’s Finest, the upper ranked members of the Kingdom’s forces. These special agents are the Sovereign’s hands, imparting justice and rulings when needed, being embassy, or doing special duties.

Full Item Description
This is a long thin bastard sword with a razor sharp single edge. It comes to a cut point, so it can stab as well. The handle and full hand guard are made of brass. The guard appears to be a stylized gryphon (symbol of the kingdom), the wings flowing around to form the full guard. The handle itself is a mix of turned brass twine and blue wrapped silk cord. The weapon has a small tassle of blue silk at the base.

History
These weapons were first commissioned upon the creation of the order, soon after the founding war. The original order were the King’s trusted friends and skilled warriors. As time moved on, they became his bodyguards and trusted advisors, people he could count on.  While the inner core of the Sovereign’s Finest (the Gryphon Knights) still are, most of the members are detatched duty military.

Most Sovereign’s Finest know battle magics and have some training in spell, but that is not a requirement. They might be bonded to their weapon or have laid spell matrixes in it (allowing for easy casting of certain effects).

The Weapons of a Grypon Knight is much like a Sovereign Finest’s blade. The Gryphon on the guard is embossed with gold. Their tassel is blue and gold in color. However, may of them still weild their First Weapon on a regular basis, pulling out their Gryphon Knight Blade on special occasions and at court.

Magic/Cursed Properties
None, nope, nada.

If you are found wearing one of these without a really good reason in the kingdom, it is either the death penalty or a lot of hard time in the gaol.



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KendraHeart
November 8, 2005, 13:25
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My first item here. Do I have to write up the Sovereign's Finest to make this count?
MoonHunter
November 8, 2005, 13:50
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No it counts anyways. It would be nice if you did the Sovereign's Finest and the Grphon Knights. It would also be handy if you explained what you mean by battle magics: Arcanum of the Swords, RQ battle magics, Jedi powers, or something else.
Voted MoonHunter
November 8, 2005, 13:49
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I am going a little soft on you.

It is a little light on the description. Can you beef it up some, maybe adding a bit more history on how it was commissioned and who designed them.

Note: Thank you for not having to make a magic item. I think that is what is making me vote so high.

Now, this is a Blue Rose item. I didn't know you played. Is this something from a game you are in or running, or something that you just thought up?
Voted Ancient Gamer
November 8, 2005, 13:52
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Cool background item that got that .5 boost because I love attention, detail and ordinary-yet-special stuff. Had you added a short historical anecdote and perhaps a plot hook or two, I would have rated it far higher.
Voted Mourngrymn
November 8, 2005, 14:17
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Agreed with the two heathens above me. This is a wonderful first post item. Its not magical so I have no hopes of it being munchkin powered.

I personally need more background but that doesnt mean it isnt a bad post. Its pretty good, but could use more detail.

A second thought would be to detail out the Sovereign's Finest and the Gryphon Knights. Both sounding interesting.

Good job on your first try. Keep it coming.
KendraHeart
November 20, 2005, 0:02
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Detailed
Voted Zylithan
November 8, 2005, 15:24
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Nice detail of the sword. Sounds like you have other posts on the way.
Pariah
November 8, 2005, 15:52
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It's good, I like it. I think it is a better one than my first post, because it gives you something to build off of. A string of items/people linked together is good, it gives you an idea what the writer was think when they did something.

3.5 Not the best, but by far not the worst.
Voted Iain
November 8, 2005, 17:04
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I agree - welcome to the site. A very good first post - I agree with Pariah, better than my first one I think.
Voted CaptainPenguin
November 8, 2005, 17:10
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Nicely detailed, but it fails to hold my interest. If, perhaps, you provided some historical anecdotes and other interesting info about it, I'd find it more... is exciting the right word?
Eh.

3.5
Voted Cheka Man
November 8, 2005, 17:51
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A good solid idea and useful for a plot hook when a PC finds one and takes it into the city by mistake.A non Munchkin item which is wonderful. But not the most interesting thing here.
KendraHeart
November 20, 2005, 0:05
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This should of been in the Interesting Weapons- Non-Magic ( Codex ) so I added it. That is okay right?
MoonHunter
December 29, 2005, 12:02
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Does anyone want to change their votes now that there is background (in the form of other posts)?
Voted Pariah
January 9, 2006, 21:38
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In light of reading the additional posts I believe this deserves a higher score. So yes Moon, someone does.
Voted valadaar
September 14, 2012, 10:52
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