The blades of Elarim are a set of two swords - a long sword and a short sword. They have the exact same design and match each other perfectly. Each is slender blade of dull black metal with emerald trimming and glyphs inscribed upon the blade and handle that glow green.
These blades where crafted by a multi-talented half elf some centuries ago. Besides being a gifted enchanter, he was also skilled at blacksmithing and metal work. He greatly enjoyed combining these two talents. His greatest single creation was this pair of blades, which he wielded himself until his death. The blades have since traveled far and wide as they pass from owner to owner. Their last known whereabouts where in the hands of Gathrel, an Ormekian noble. Although that was some time ago.
The twin blades of Elarim are self sharpening and self-cleaning such that they are ever razor sharp and the emerald parts are always gleaming.
These blades are light weight, comfortable to wield. In combat, the blades will move of their on accord seeming to know how best to shift and turn and sway in rhythm with their master. This makes them fast and deadly accurate.
If both blades impale the same opponent at the same time, green lightning will arc between the two blades (and through the victim), causing burns and, in many cases, death. This power can be used up to three times per day.
In addition, these blades are devastating against automatons. The glyphs of these blades will glow when an automaton is near and every time one of the blades strikes an automaton, it will do terrific damage and the blade will release its lightning power into the target. This green lightning appears to be specifically enchanted to interfere with the inner magical workings of automatons.
During a Drellis dominant phase, the sword will be unable to recharge and, after the first lightning bolt, will not be able to create another until the Drellis dominant phase is over.
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