We are all familiar with the great geese that ply the coast of the Silver Sea, as aggressive as they are beautiful, and totally immune to the purgative effects of those waters. I, Ad Dakhla, scribe and chronicler to the court of the Sultan of the City of Bronze, do here set down a record of a nameless blade that had been cursed to attract those vicious birds to the location of its bearer, and to cause them to attack ceaselessly.

A volunteer from the Sultan’s guard demonstrated it this very afternoon, and it is hopeful that he will make a full recovery. It is a beautiful short sword, with a goose motif in its decorations as one might imagine, but I cannot comprehend why anyone would forge such a miserable object. The Sultan is of the opinion that it is a noble heirloom of goose-kind, one whose return that they desperately seek.

I myself believe that it is a prank in very poor taste by an artificier, perhaps the same one that cursed a magnificent sword to feel like a fetid river eel.

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