I, Ad Dakhla, scribe and chronicler to the court of the Sultan of the City of Bronze, do here set down the story of the Goatherd’s Knife. It is said that a great blade, finely wrought and silvered, slipped from its handle and was found by a humble goatherd.

With a need to defend herself, she affixed the blade to the horn of a favored goat that had recently passed, to serve as a handle. She then carried the blade, carefully oiled and maintained, for ninety years until her death. Those years, it is said, have imbued the weapon with a supernatural ability to summon and herd goats, with the side effect of imparting a certain stubbornness as well.

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