A tale of Blood and Honour
The legendary sword of victory itself.
A.K.A: The Sword of Victory, The Sword of Peace, Caliburn, Calesvol, Kaledvoulc’h
There drew he forth the brand Excalibur,
And o’er him, drawing it, the winter moon, Brightening the skirts of a long cloud, ran forth
And sparkled keen with frost against the hilt:
For all the haft twinkled with diamond sparks,
Myriads of topaz-lights, and jacinth-work
Of subtlest jewellery.
The legendary sword Excalibur has been wielded by few but legendary heroes, it is the ultimate sword of victory, and all other artifacts pale in comparison. The sword looks old but with impeccable craftsmanship. It is in perfect condition and never looses it’s edge. In darkness it casts a shimmering light that when in combat strengthens to an almost blinding light.
In the game, Excalibur’s magical properties are given as:
- Grants superhuman strength and fighting ability: The advantage is helpful to anyone, but in the hands of a truly magical hero like the legends of the Pendragon saga, it is fearsome.
- When unsheathed in battle it casts a blinding light.
- “Confers sovereignty”, the sword is said to have a special effect on great lords, leaders and kings.
- The scabbard itself is said to have special abilities, and protects the wearer so that he can never suffer more than a superficial wound from any attack.
Arthur’s second famous sword has entered the story. Merlin sent him out to view a misty lake, from whose center an arm rose holding aloft a sheathed blade. Arthur boated out and retrieved the weapon. ‘Then Sir Arthur looked on the sword, and liked it passing well.’ says Malory. Indeed it might, for this one is the sword called Excalibur.
Excalibur is known by name in many other sources too. To the Welsh it was called Caledvwlch or Caliburn, ad was said to have been made in the Isle of Avalon. Geoffrey on Monmouth’, told the same tale. The Isle of Avalon was a magical place, like a kingdom of elves, whose residents lived in bliss, had anything they wanted, and lived forever.