The Great Pendragon
The Sword of Victory
+10 to sword skill
The light of Victory – Area Effect (LOS) – In battle, a bright light will emanate form the blade when wielded by a just hand in a just cause; putting fear into the enemy (valour roll -5 for all enemy troops looking at the blade or they will retreat). Troops loyal to the wielder are inspired by the light and can (viewers choice) generate a Loyalty (wielder) passion of 3d6+(1 per 1000 points of glory of the viewer). Troops who already posses the appropriate loyalty passion must roll to be inspired
Aura of Command – Area Effect (5m) – Excalibur increases loyalty to the one who wields it – Loyalty (rightful wielder) of the sword is increased (if it already exists) by +1 for every time the viewer sees Excalibur in its true owners hands.
Note: the above two powers stack, so a passion could be generated with the Light of Victory, and then increased if the true wielder is handling the blade nearby (5m)
aslo known as Caliburn, Caledfwlch or Calesvol; …“Excalibor, the finest sword that there was, which sliced through iron as through wood” ( Chretien de Troyes – Percival) … “with a design of two chimeras on the golden hilt; when the sword was unsheathed what was seen from the mouths of the two chimeras was like two flames of fire, so dreadful that it was not easy for anyone to look” (The Dream of Rhonabwy – Mabbinogion)
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.
(Tennison, Idylls of the King)
Excaliber is a Fae Blade, that belongs in the other realm, its time in the land of men is always limited. It is guarded by the Ladies of the Lake, and they bestow it only on those who are worthy.