I, Ad Dakhla, scribe and chronicler to the court of the Sultan of the City of Bronze, do here set down a story of a sword that makes its wielder invincible. This blade has been known by many names and has appeared in many tales in the hands of many heroes, but the effect always seems to be the same: they are immune to any wounds while they hold it.

I had considered, in the course of my research, that these tale might all refer to the same blade, but it has appeared in so many tales, and in such inconsistent detail, that it is impossible to be sure. The Sultan is of the opinion that it is a single item, cast down from fabled Vloles upon the Dreaming Moon when mortals are in need of shaking up; that the blade only appears in times of great uncertainty does indeed argue in favor of this theory.

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