Status: Concept in development
Designed by: Legendary Swords Senior Contributor and competition winner Rayhan Alfatta
Notes: Due to the complexity of the design, it is likely that it will be a high end custom piece, though we are exploring other options. Once work commences, we will update it here.
This shapeshifting sword deeply ingrained the fear of True Death to the immortal angels, and existed long before the Heavenly Swords themselves.
Long ago, long before the War in Heaven, the Fragrant Branches of Kine were forged by the Deathless that dared to speak out against the gods. Wielded by their deific manifestations in their attempt to sever the bridge between the world of gods and mortals, the swords reaped a bloody harvest from the ranks of both Angels and Demons, before disappearing from the annals of history in the wake of its creators’ defeat.
Only to return to the realm of mortals once more during the darkest days of the War in Heaven, offering their incredible power to both conflicting sides of the war…
~The Wolfhall Scrolls, recently found fragments of the Elder Tomes.
It is mostly in the quiet times after the bottles have run low that this tale is told; of the even dozen blades that was forged in defiance of the Lord of Light and the Sky-Mother, wrought to existence centuries if not millennia before the War in Heaven and the coming of the Paragon, Allfather bless his soul. The story tells of a mortal man who gained the ire of the gods by daring to speak out against their rule over mortals, and against their tendencies to leave their problems for mortals to solve; and as a result he had been irreversibly cursed by the gods in return. His fate was sealed, but he sought to shed the yoke of fate nonetheless, an act that compelled him to travel to the furthest reaches of the world.
A ruined land far across the seas bore the fruits of the god-forsaken man’s efforts. Here, he found the shattered remnants of beings that had once ruled the skies and the ether beyond long before the coming of the gods, but finally vanquished by them; and he knew, without a shadow of doubt, that these remnants were the key to his salvation. He vowed to carry their power away with him, for he had long believed that the mortals of Elatreus should no longer be bound by the will of the gods and should decide their fate for themselves, just as he is about to do.
From this bounty, he sacrificed many for his ambition. At first, men and women both good and evil disappeared, then members of other species, before he moved on to the Elves, jealous of their biological immortality. Finally, even Angels and Demons did not escape the cursed man’s ire and were captured and experimented on like their mortal brethren. And after countless test subjects and experiments beyond the scope of ethics and morality, the cursed man was no more.
Domas Rahm, First of the Deathless, took his place. But his rebirth was merely the first step of his plan. For the lands where he was reborn were also the lands where the weapons that were once wielded by these primordial entities were also buried, each blade made of metals that defied any attempts of classification and so large they could vertically bisect a Golgoloth.
The newborn deathless could only manage to carve off a sliver by striking the broken weapons with a concentrated burst of his incredible power, a section minuscule in comparison to the host metal but larger than the great gates of Silverleaf itself.
For months on end he labored, drawing on all his ancient and arcane knowledge from his days as a mortal man before his rebirth as well as new techniques that were invented by the High Elves of Elatreus. Much of the metal was ruined, reduced to brittle ceramics or frozen in unnatural shapes, but after a year and a day had passed, Domas Rahm finally quenched the blade in the only substance capable of binding its incredible qualities; Elven Quicksteel in liquid form.
His blade was finally finished. A blade unlike any other in existence; one that is capable of slaying both Angels and Demons with equal measure and any mortal regardless of their alignment unlike a natural Quicksteel blade that refuses to harm the innocent. Its blade was the silver of Elven Quicksteel, yet flames of cobalt and vermilion dance upon its edge. Its guard, pommel, and half its handle was blackened, coiled and twisted like the primordial host metal that it was built upon, glowing red embers spark to life and fade away upon it like kindling.
All it needed was a name, and Domas Rahm called it Kinebranch – the Godslayer. And as its legends and deeds became known to the people of Elatreus, the Kinebranch earned many names. To the elves, it was called the Fragrant Branch of Kine, named after the branches of an accursed tree whose scent could invalidate their immortality that once grew within their homeland. To the Aleutian Empire, it was known as the Ruber Mors (Red Death) or Coerula Mors (Blue Death), named after the most common recurring color of its flames upon killing an angel or demon, respectively. To the Northmen and the people of Stormwater, it is called the Angurvadal (Stream of Anguish), named after the profane flames that dance upon its edge. This particular name was allegedly given to the blade by the Smith God Valkha himself, impressed by the blade’s power and superlative construction.
The dark genesis and birth rites of this weapon he carried back to Elatreus, and there he forged more, until a dozen were created for himself and his most loyal of followers; all were made Deathless upon touching its hilt. Still, the First of the Deathless did not intend to wage war against the gods upon his return. He had simply forged these weapons to defend himself and those who chose to follow his beliefs. His vengeance against the gods will not come from violence. Instead, he chose to undermine the current perception of gods as infallible and omniscient by proving that he had shed the yoke of fate, which was the curse thrust upon him by the gods. And to encourage others to decide their own fates as well without the guidance of what he perceives as inept gods.
But upon hearing of his return and the weapons he had forged, the gods did the absolute worst thing they can possibly do; they chose to destroy him and his followers before their newfound ideology can further ‘corrupt’ the mortals they ruled.
Seraphim and Archons stepped down from the heavens to ‘judge the unworthy’ and to ‘redeem the pure’. They destroyed anyone who dared follow or even so much as heard Domas Rahm’s words, in fear that this new ideology could overrule the worship of their gods. Mortals were killed by the thousands, the rage of angels unstoppable.
Driven to defend what was left of mankind, Domas Rahm and his most loyal of followers unsheathed the Kinebranch. And for the first time in history, Seraphims and Archons died in battle, their immortality invalidated by the unnatural blade. Angels fell, lifeless, their very souls consumed by the Kinebranch’s unnatural powers.
The corpses of Seraphim and Archons littered the earth. And as he stared across the field of dead and dying, something inside Domas Rahm’s mind snapped. He knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that the only way mankind would ever be free from the meddling of the gods would be if he were to sever the bridge between the world of deities and mortals.
The Deathless took the fight to the gods themselves, seeking to sever the bridge between gods and mortals or perhaps to seek vengeance for their lost kin. Each newly forged blade the Deathless reforged in the blood of his foes both mortal and deific as his armies tore the forces of the Divine, growing in power with every single mortal and angel that fell to its edge.
Each reforging and blood quenching made the Kinebranch more and more powerful until both heaven and hell quaked at their unsheathing. The First of the Deathless would not stop until the bridge between the world of the gods and mortals were severed. Even the Heavenly Host were left helpless and reeling in the wake of his assault. In desperation, the gods manifested themselves in Elatreus for the first and only time in history just to stop him, and even then they only barely managed to cut short his conquest.
But to the horror of the gods, Domas Rahm could not be killed, for his apotheosis had far removed him from the laws and cycles that govern the universe. And so the gods elected to seal Domas Rahm deep beneath the bowels of the earth, where his ‘evil’ could not threaten the bridge between the world of the deities and mortals forevermore.
The gods still had one more problem, however; the dozen Kinebranch blades still exist, and anyone tempted to bear their edge will inevitably become a threat to the heavens themselves. All the members of the Heavenly Host were gathered by the High Archon Shemhazai the Wise, and with their combined might attempted to destroy the Kinebranch.
The Twelve Branches of Kine absorbed every last iota of divine energy the Heavenly Host unleashed to destroy them, and generated a wave of unholy energy that killed or badly injured many of the Archons and Archangels present, destroyed the heavenly building they were in, and then slipped out of time and space, vanishing before the Heavenly Host could react.
But the story of the Twelve Branches of Kine was far from over…
A thousand years and a day after the First of the Deathless was imprisoned, Shemhazai the Wise, former high archon of the Heavenly Host, betrayed the gods and sought to rule over the mortals of Elatreus.
Thus began the War in Heaven.
It was during the darkest days of this war that one of the Heavenly Host, a novice archon who was badly injured in a battle against the Fallen accidentally came upon a Kinebranch Blade as it reappeared in the material realm near the battlefield, yet did not recognize the sword for what it was because he did not yet exist when the Heavenly Host had attempted to destroy the Twelve Branches of Kine so many years ago.
Another surviving member of the Fallen spotted the injured Archon, and immediately rushed upon him, seeking to run him down and present his head to Shemhazai.
Injured and unarmed, the novice archon had no choice but to take up the Kinebranch to defend himself. As he wrapped his hands around the accursed blade, cobalt flames flared to life upon its edge and the blade shuddered and writhed as if it were alive.
As the Fallen bore down upon him, the Kinebranch had taken on a different shape; the shape of the Archon’s own heavenly blade he had lost in the earlier battle. His weapon readied, the Archon assaulted the Fallen in self-defense.
What he saw next would forever burn into his memory. As he defeated the Fallen, the Kinebranch did not simply banish the Fallen from the material realm like the weapons of his kin does, instead it flayed the flesh from the Fallen’s bone, and then the bone from his marrow as it utterly consumed its victim down to his very soul.
Nothing was left of the Fallen that had attempted to kill him, and the Archon was left in shock. The Kinebranch then used the energy it had absorbed from the Fallen to heal its wielder, rejuvenating him and bringing him back to full health.
To the novice archon, this was a weapon that could not be ignored; a weapon that could turn the tide of the war by preventing the Fallen from resurrecting their defeated soldiers.
The Archon then took up the Kinebranch as his primary weapon. With it, he reaped a bloody harvest upon the ranks of the Fallen. Many of Shemhazai’s finest warriors and greatest creations fell to the Kinebranch’s edge as the war progresses.
That is, until said Archon met his end at the hands of another Fallen during a battle so cataclysmic it shattered the skies, damaged the moon itself, and destroyed both duelling Fallen and Archon; sending fragments of the moon down to Elatreus. Yet another Fallen spotted the Kinebranch as it fell to the ground and embedded itself in the middle of a crater caused by fragments of the moon that had fallen upon Elatreus. He took up the blade, just as the Archon did, and became its newest bearer. And like the Archon before him, he killed many of the Heavenly Host with the Kinebranch. This time, it took on the shape of a black spear pulsating with dark energy. Vermillion flames danced upon its blade as it consumed the soul of the holy angels.
That was just one of many Kinebranch blades that returned during the War in Heaven. Each forged their own dark legacy over the course of the War, constantly switching hands between the side of The Fallen and the Host, each time taking up different forms and killing the forces of good and evil in equal measure, all the while growing ever more powerful. Beneath the carnage and blood it spilled, the Twelve Branches of Kine nearly lost their name, and abandoned their original, default form, making the blades nearly impossible to identify. It was merely known as the Immortal-Slayer by those who wielded it. The more it kills, the more it can kill, as its abilities are unlocked one by one with every soul consumed. Each time a thousand thousand put to the sword.
But over the course of the war, the Kinebranch Blades only had one objective given by its creator before he sent it back to the material realm; kill as many divine and demonic beings as possible, and cut down the length and intensity of the War in Heaven. As such, it never bestowed its divine bearer with its defensive powers other than healing, and always engineers its bearer’s fall when it grew tired of them, switching sides whenever it wants.
Until one day, Abdiel; High Seraphim, leader of the Heavenly Host and younger brother of Shemhazai, learnt of the Kinebranch’s return and presence in the war. Although the accursed, heretical blades had killed so many of the Fallen, carved a path straight to Shemhazai himself, and perhaps cut down the length of the war by its sheer power, it had also killed many of his brother angels, and he could not allow this blade to exist any longer.
Nothing should ever threaten the Dominion of Heaven over Mortals.
This time, the current bearer of the Kinebranch was a member of the Fallen that calls itself Duothwu, High Champion of the Fallen. Abdiel took to the field and personally dueled this Fallen, risking his very existence in order to stop the accursed blade from gathering more power.
Sensing Abdiel’s presence, the Kinebranch unleashed many of its abilities against the High Seraphim, shapeshifting into the form a greatsword as large as the parent blade it was forged partially from, which well suited Duothwu’s massive size and strength. Its edge met the Seraphim’s holy flesh many times, but it could not consume his soul like so many others.
For Abdiel had used a gift given to him by the Lord of Light himself; a talisman of pure sunlight wrought by His hand. The holy sunlight consecrated the ground and air around Abdiel, robbing the Kinebranch and Duothwu from a measure of their power. And protecting his soul from the Kinebranch’s endless hunger for the divine.
Even with this advantage, it was all Abdiel could do to counter Duothwu’s mighty blows and resist the accursed blade powering him. And to his dismay, the Kinebranch began psionically hammering away at Abdiel’s mind, crying out for release and promising a swift end to Duothwu, if only he would accept. The Seraphim stoically ignored the mind-rending screams of the blade.
For days Abdiel and the Bearer of the Kinebranch duelled until Duothwu noticed his blade began to weaken and run out of energy. Totally focused on slaying Abdiel, the Fallen had ignored the possibility that the Kinebranch was so weakened by holy sunlight that it was no longer powerful enough to fight a High Seraphim. With a final curse and a promise of grim retribution, Duothwu was banished from the mortal realm by Abdiel’s own angelic blade. Though at the cost of the Lord of Light’s talisman, which crumbled into dust. The only artifact that could counter the Kinebranch’s dark powers.
The Kinebranch fell to the ground amid the blood and corpses of that terrible duel’s aftermath, shifting back into its default form and leaving its hollow, mocking laughter in Abdiel’s mind. It then congratulates Abdiel for his victory, and once more offered its power to destroy the Fallen once and for all. And bring an end to the War in Heaven forevermore.
None could say for certain what would happen if Abdiel were to take up the Kinebranch and used it against the Fallen. Some believe that had he became the Kinebranch’s next bearer, the Cataclysmic Wars never would have happened, the Fallen and their creations would have been entirely destroyed, and the Flame of the Host and Brand of the Fallen would not have existed. This meant that by extension the Cataclysmic Wars never would have happened. Still others believe that the Kinebranch’s very presence corrupts its wielders, and not even a Seraphim such as Abdiel could withstand its unrelenting whispers for long. They reasoned that had he taken up the blade he would not have been better than the Fallen he had fought. And he would have most likely been consumed by the Kinebranch like so many of his brethren, once it had engineered his fall.
The Kinebranch’s blade was shattered into eight pieces, but was not completely destroyed. Abdiel took three of its shards away, intent on bringing it back to Heaven where they would be safe and could not influence anyone forevermore.
But before he could obtain the final five pieces, which constitutes the lower half of its blade and its hilt, the Kinebranch’s Fragments slipped out of time and space once again. The other eleven Branches of Kine followed suit, never to reappear in the mortal realm.
With the disappearance of the other Branches of Kine, Abdiel was convinced that the legacy of Domas Rahm the First Heretic is finally over.
Or so it would seem…
For Abdiel had made a mistake. He only damaged one. And he was incapable of the destroying the other eleven.
Most disturbingly, a prophecy had just recently came down from the Oracles of the Aleutian Empire. A prophecy that foretold the coming of the End Times.
And of the eight signs of the End Times, the first of which would be the return of the Twelve Branches of Kine. The second would be the return of its creator; Domas Rahm, First of the Deathless….
Powers of the Kinebranch
“Wrought by my hand, bound to my will, bathed in the blood of angels and demons alike. By these ways did I forge a weapon meant to draw forth the infinite energies beyond our reality and slay the ‘infallible’. Simple as it may appear to be, it is my act of defiance and the key to our salvation.”
— Book of the Deathless, an infamous heretical tome allegedlypenned by Domas Rahm.
Despite its dark genesis and history, however, the Kinebranch cannot be said to be an entirely evil blade, for it has been said that if the Kinebranch did not appear during the War in Heaven, Elatreus would have been completely destroyed. Their presence significantly cut down the intensity and duration of the war by killing so many divine and demonic beings it gave the helpless mortals of Elatreus a chance to survive.
The Kinebranch was forged in part from Elven Quicksteel and in part from the primordial metal that defies classification and understanding even today. As such, its mundane abilities are derived from the very qualities of the metals used in its forging. It displays many of the same metallurgical qualities that any Elven Quicksteel blade possesses, chief amongst which;
- It is able to cut through anything. It will cut through all normal weapons and armor with ease and cannot be blocked by a non-magical weapon.
- It slices off bits and pieces. A wound always results in the loss of fingers, toes, arms, legs, wherever it hits, comes off.
However, that is where their similarities end. Its additional qualities, perhaps derived from the primordial metal that it was partially forged from, are as follows;
- Living Metal: It is capable of shapeshifting. The Kinebranch will adjust its form according to the whims of its wielder or their needs, and it is capable of assuming the form of any bladed (and only bladed) weapon in existence; even polearms and spears. Thus making the Kinebranch a very unpredictable weapon, especially in the hands of an experienced swordsman. This also bestows the blade with the ability to hide its true form and its incredible power, making it impossible to positively identify.
- Spell Catalyst: The Kinebranch is a potent arcane and psionic catalyst, and any caster that wields the blade can enchant it via elemental spells, damage empowerment, or any other spell. It will receive any such spell without question. However, the Kinebranch would outright refuse to accept Divine spells of any type and prevents its users from casting Divine magic or its derivatives so long as it is equipped, but this is only applicable to mortal bearers, since it has been wielded by the divine as well. In addition, casters and psionics can cast spells using the Kinebranch the same way they would use a staff or wand and such spells will increase in power alongside the blade as it is used to kill. It also grants its bearer complete immunity to magical assault and the passive ability to cause mishaps and terrible accidents to anyone attempting to cast Divine spells (and only divine spells) in its presence.
- Tainted Edge: Where a normal Elven Quicksteel blade could never harm an innocent person, the Kinebranch does not care for guilt or innocence, good or evil. No karmic alignment will ever save the Kinebranch’s victim from death. As Domas Rahm will inevitably face angels that are automatically considered innocent in his crusade against the gods, he needed a weapon that can reliably destroy them. In addition, the more blood it sheds the more powerful it becomes, glowing with ever stronger crimson hues as blood flows.
- From Beyond: It exists both in the material plane and the ethereal plane, and is entirely capable of damaging and killing both material and immaterial beings. Its creator realized early on that he would face beings from other planes of existence in his crusade against the gods, and this ability he imbued into the Kinebranch as priority. This also bestows the blade with functional indestructibility and intangibility. It took the combined powers of all the gods and angels of heaven just to shatter the blade, and there is no guarantee that it cannot reassemble itself. As for the intangibility; a Kinebranch’s bonded user can simply ‘store’ the weapon in the immaterial realm until it is needed, and it will take around 3-4 seconds to materialize.
The more it kills, the more it can kill. This is the statement that aptly describes the Kinebranch’s incredible powers. It had gained sentience soon after it was forged, and always seeks to guide its bearer, urging and pushing them down an unknown path towards some final fate.
The abilities listed above are its most mundane. The more esoteric and unnatural abilities of this Deathless blade appear subtle at first, even though taking up the Kinebranch means invoking unheard of martial prowess and the terrible wisdom and knowledge of an entity that had borne witness to some of the most catastrophic events that had befallen Elatreus, and one that had killed beings most would consider immortal and god-like, both holy and unholy. That being said, it’s most powerful abilities are always reserved for those moments where the Kinebranch faces foes that are not of this earth and does not activate when facing mortals.
The Kinebranch drinks deeply from the blood of its victims, increasing its power with every victim slain, one by one its mundane abilities activating. Even though one can safely assume that it consumes the souls of anything it kills, the Kinebranch shows disdain for the souls of mortals. It vehemently refuses to consume mortal souls unless its wielder succeeds in a battle of willpower against the blade, failure will result in its wielder being consumed instead. Fortunately, should the wielder successfully bond and sustains the bond with the Kinebranch for a long time, it may choose to consume mortal souls without challenging its wielder. This refusal to consume mortal souls does not affect its ability to kill, however.
To a mortal swordsman lucky or unlucky enough to bear the Kinebranch, it will behave like a normal, mundane non-magical carbon-steel longsword at first, albeit one that is extremely comfortable to use and functionally indestructible. A lucky strike here, a surgical parry there, suggestions made to those around him are suddenly heeded more often…
In time, as its more mundane abilities are unlocked, the blade began to speak to its bearer, sometimes telling stories of ages long past or answering questions none could ever hope to answer, and even questions the bearer’s faith in their gods or their drives and motivations. It dearly enjoys the company of those who had been wronged or treated unfairly by the gods, seemingly understanding their pessimistic view of the deities that rule over Elatreus and listening to their complaints and confessions sincerely and intently.
Unlike most ancient entities, the Kinebranch will answer most questions clearly rather than cryptically; but often chooses to hide facts that it deems its bearer unworthy of learning or outright refuse to answer or elaborate, rather than peppering said answers beneath riddles and poems. Its knowledge of the War in Heaven and the Archaic Ages are such that entire libraries could be dedicated to recording its words, yet will barely even scratch its surface. Although, it knows next to nothing of the events that transpired after the War in Heaven.
It is a well-known fact that the Kinebranch can be wielded by entities both angelic and demonic as well as mortals, since it had been used by the Fallen and Heavenly Host during the War in Heaven. However, it enjoys the hands of mortals far more than the divine, and will inevitably and quietly plot and engineer the demise of any divine bearers gullible or desperate enough to bring it into battle, carefully leaving no evidence of such a plan for others to lay the blame upon the blade. It likes to keep a portion of their soul and consciousness intact within itself, unable to ever escape or communicate with the world outside their metallic prison, just so it could taunt them on their colossal gullibility and mess-up. Before eventually using them as fuel for its powers, destroying them utterly and irreversibly.
When facing foes either Angelic, Demonic, or Ethereal (which includes spirits, ghosts, ‘intangibles’, undead, and anyone, mortal or otherwise, unfortunate or stupid enough to assume an ethereal form in its presence) the Kinebranch’s endless hunger for the divine flares up as it unleashes the fullest extent of its abilities and incredible power, in addition to its already powerful yet mundane qualities;
- Immortal-slayer: It is the only mortal-forged weapon in existence that can permanently destroy a Demon just as it can permanently destroy Angels. It was wrought to existence in defiance of Gods, and is perfectly capable of undoing their greatest creations. As such, it is rightly feared by both Heaven and Hell.
- Profane Flame: Cobalt and vermillion flames dance upon the blade. Cobalt flames increase in intensity and damage with every Demonic or other evil-aligned creature slain, while vermillion flames increase in intensity and damage with every Angel or other good-aligned creature slain. Both flames in conjunction deal holy and unholy damage, fit for slaying both Angels and Demons. Said flames flay the skin, flesh, bone and marrow down to the very soul of its divine or demonic victims, undoing their creation and consuming their very essence and soul. A very painful death for its victims. Less so for mortal victims, to which the Kinebranch’s profane flames will deliver a painless, if rather gruesome and messy death.
- Soul Engine: The Kinebranch can use the souls it consumes as fuel to heal its bearer no matter their injury, further increase its attack power and damage bonuses, spend souls to invalidate an opponent’s magical immunity or intangibility (whether derived from equipment or skill), empower any spells or techniques cast by its wielder, and temporarily disable an opposing sword’s special abilities or an opponent’s ability to use skills and magic depending on its wielder’s whims. There is no limit to how many souls the Kinebranch can contain at once.
- Eldritch Embodiment: The Kinebranch passively empowers its bearer, enabling them to fight evenly with beings that move even faster than the speed of thought and could even temporarily transmute its wielder into the form of the deathless primordial entities that had once ruled Elatreus before the coming of the gods, enabling them to completely ignore non-magical weapons and absorbing the energy of any type of magical spells hurled in their general direction no matter how powerful, as well as giving its user passive regeneration. However, this ability disables the usage of the Soul Engine ability so long as it is in effect, but does not cancel out any Soul Engine abilities still in effect.
- Thorn in Reality: At full power, which had only been achieved by Domas Rahm and eleven of his most loyal followers millennia ago, the Kinebranch can sunder reality itself, both in the material and the immaterial plane, tearing holes in the veil between worlds and parting even the divine armor worn by angels as a mundane blade moves through smoke. It is even said that in this state the Kinebranch can shatter the blades wielded by the High Seraphim forged of heaven-steel just as easily as it shatters their infallible armor….
All these abilities combined made the Kinebranch into one of the most powerful weapons in all of Elatreus, if not outright the most powerful. But as stated, its most esoteric and deadliest abilities only activate in the presence of those beyond this world. As such, the power of its enemies ultimately becomes its limiter.
Although the Twelve Branches of Kine disappeared during the War in Heaven, other legends not connected to the Elder Tomes claim that they will eventually make their way towards Elatreus. These legends also speak that should the 12 Kinebranch blades be allowed to gather, either by design or accident, the bridge that connects the world of deities and mortals will be ripped asunder by ripples spreading throughout the material and immaterial planes as these heretical swords continue the bloody work suspended so many dark millennia ago.
And as the End Times approach and the deafening silence of prophecies began to drive the people of Elatreus into restlessness and anxiety, some have claimed that the portents of the Kinebranch’s return had begun to appear.
Yet many others believe that it is already here.
The Kinebranch concept, story and design was created by Rayhan Alfatta – senior contributor to the Legendary Swords Project. Currently it is only a concept sword – the manufacturer or artisan who will bring it to life has not yet been decided upon. Due to the complex designs on the fittings and blade, it will almost certainly require some high end custom work. Watch this space to see what we come up with and see it come to life..