The Skycleaver Swords
The Martyr’s Blade
It is the bane of tyrants, kin to Truthbreaker and Kinseeker.
Wielded for a noble and just cause, the blade always prevails.
With such power comes a hefty price, a debt that must be paid.
It can triumph in any conflict, but it demands your life as well.
It is the might of old creation, the iron of the worldforge.
Some call it Truthmaker, to others it is the Godslayer.
Its might is unmatched, its power an unstoppable primal one.
Reality is the wielders to control, woe to those who face it.
It edge is the foundation of empires, the source of kings.
Those chosen by it are called lawgivers, true rulers of man.
To oppose it is to oppose order itself, it can not be denied.
A golden age awaits those who wield it, prosperity and life abounding.
by Nicholas Byrley
Maybe I’m channeling Fred Saberhagen, but the idea of magic swords is always a delicious one. I had at first the idea for just the martyr’s blade, then the second line of that poem pretty much wrote the other two. It makes fertile ground for a story, three opposing characters and their blades. Really one I should get around to writing…