Enchanted weapons seized by inquisitors after the fall of Reimsbarl in 872, presented as evidence in the heresy trials of the city's patricians. Compelled by the court to luminesce under 'rituale tribunus' to reveal their magical nature, the blades terrified military exorcists and resisted normal means used to destroy heretical artifacts in field. The cache, along with most of the treasures of Nor Sylvan region, was lost en route to the imperial capital, and their eventual fate are unknown.
Practice painting executed in Photoshop for portfolio development. The swords were designed in the process of creating the illustration itself.
Inscription: Druidic Crafted by: Cathlost Craftsmaster, Druid Mastersmith Description: A curved and bright blade. It’s hilt and pommel set with great gems, ivory and gold. Sword of Lynariel the Fair, Druid Queen of Al Sirioth.
Morgamroth: The Black Doom
Inscription “Death come swift to any who would stand against me.” Sindar Description: A sword with a blade as black as wet ink. It’s hilt is of golden circles, worked with great red stones. A blade eager for blood and one that would speed the hand to quench it’s thrist.
Inscription: Druidic Crafted by: Cathlost Craftsmaster, Druid Mastersmith Description: A sweeping blade of great breadth, wrought with spells of doom. The sword yearns for it’s task and when set to work; bites hungrily and foes fall before it.
Mablunger: Heavy Hander Inscription: decorative, Westron Description: A great sword with a silver blade as wide as a man’s hand, and nearly as thick. The blade of a man of mighty stature. A sword which respects no foe.
Gloss: The White Inscription: “Judgement to the Sins of Darkness.”, Westron Description: A sword whose blade is of surpassing whiteness and edge. A burning brand to evil eyes. A sword known and feared by dark hearts and wicked minds.
Glormegil: Goldblade Inscription: “Goldblade is my name let all darkness fall before me.” Sindar Description: A blade of shining star gold. The blade burns with it’s own radiance. The blade is peerless in beauty and perfection. The only known piece of star gold.
Aeglosethil: Ice Born Sword or Icicle Sword Inscription: none, Sindar Description: It’s hilt marked with silver crescents and leafless boughs, the sword shines like ice and is cold to touch as iron in February.
Hathroth: Guardian Inscription: decorative. Westron Description: Elegant and strong, of it’s wielder it demands great might, but lends more than it taxes. Sword of Aarth the First.
Galdrang; Sword of Kings Inscription: “Galdrang, Sword of Kings, Let the Even Hand Rule.” Westron Description: Dark bladed, and golden hilted the sword seems to judge without being asked. Sword of Aarth VII, the sword that slew Angmal the Black.
Talblazuhn: The Blue Star Inscription: decorative. Dwarven Description: Stainless, scratchless, this heavy blue steel blade is made of one piece of strange metal and is uncommonly sharp. A blade that carves iron like green wood. Songs do not remember any of its bearers, save its very last one; Durandel, Bane of Evil.
Irion: Majesty Inscription: decorative, Sindar Description: A mighty blade, for one of great stature. It’s golden hilt shines with the brilliance of a magical blue stone. The sword of Enwe, Elf King of Thoriad, long since fallen.
Ringath: Woe Inscription: decorative, Westron Description: A great blade of dazzling brightness on a hilt as dark as night. Set upon it are many spells of protection.
Seregost: Blood Dread Inscription: decorative, Sindar Description: A long keen blade, fitted to a wicked black hilt, set with stones like stormy seas. A bloodthirsty blade with little patience for an even hand. A sword that demands tribute of blood and death.
Thurinhethil; Sword of Mystery Inscription: Decorative, Noldor Description: A sword of ancient Noldor design, but crafted in Middle Earth. Believed to be of one of the hidden kingdoms of Elves. A blade invested with power and grace.
Aethfold, Song of Aeth (Note: This sword is not of Lynariel's Weapontake, and is here as a contemporary weapon) Inscription: none, Vahir Crafted by: Scyvald, smith of Rund Description: A great and broad blade, of shining steel and a hungry edge. The sword of a man of great strength. The blade of Aeth the Strong, father of Aelfric the Mariner, father of Ullyf Dragonslayer.
Aurghast: Breaker of Foes Inscription: “Aurghast, Sword of Hugyn, Breaker of Foes.” Westron Description: The blade is fanned like a flame, and shines brightly, and more brightly when lit by fire. Slayer of the dragon, Vuluigdrin by the hand of Hugyn, son of Mugyn.
Full paint of a sketch I did earlier this year. ->
Trying to strengthen the weapon design area of my portfolio. So this will be the first of many revisits to older work in the next few weeks.
Generally when designing fantasy weapons, I like to throw convention out the window. In this genre, form can take precedence over function. However, like my work in science fiction, I put a substantial amount of thought into how they would work in an ergonomic fashion as well. These always seem to yield the most believable designs.
------------------------------------- Prolificpen is available for commissions year round! Email at email@example.com or message here for info.
Appartiene alla categoria lunga. La sua impugnatura intreccia la pelle nei tre colori simbolici di vette, pianure e foreste. Una pietra blu semidura - indicativa della carica eccelsa - è incastonata nel pomolo, una rossa è collocata innanzi alla guardia per rammentare il fuoco. Grazie a LinkBadGuyZero [[link] per avermi aiutato a trovare il nome "Erelis'nar" (tra i dizionari reali e immaginari) che si traduce come "Aquila di Fuoco". --- It belongs to the long category. Its hilt twists the leather in the three symbolic colors of the Heights, Plains and Forests, a semi-hard blue stone - indicative of prestigious office - embeds itself in the knob. A red one is set into the hand guard to remind fire. Thanks to LinkBadGuyZero for helping me find the name "Erelis'nar" (among real and imaginary dictionaries) which translates as "Fire Eagle."