Kierath Ranamor
Memorial Library

.:| Quote |:.

"Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences."
-- Kierath Ranamor

.:| Vornae Proverbs |:.

"I no naka no kawazu taikai o shirazu."
A frog in a well does not know the great sea.

"Ame futte chi katamaru"
After the rain, earth hardens

.:| Libraries |:.

Weapons of the Shai'ayne

It is often said that the worth of a culture is measured in what they create. With that in mind, I have taken it unto myself to make sure that this tome measures at least a portion of the Shai'anye worth. We have created many things of wonder and power and I would have them remembered. Thus I enchanted this tome to chronicle some of the wonders we create. Perhaps by the time of my children's children, some of these things will have passed from this world into the next. In such a case, I want their stories to live on as they were told to me.

Dawnfire, Sword of the Morning

Created by Faren'Ghul in the year of the First, this blade was wielded by many Shai'ayne captains. It was forged from a yellowish metal that is said to have fallen out of the sky as the first morning light touched Shai-Nim-Dan'eal. The edge of the Dawnfire was twice enchanted with majical sharpness. Into this blade, was granted the ability to cast a spell of undeath destruction, felling all but the mightiest of the unloving. Also it was granted the ability to bring the recently deceased back to the land of the living. Finally, when held straight up above the head of the wielder, the blade will turn aside all blows from lesser undead until the wielder either drops the blade back down from above or is struck by a ranged spell or power. Each of these powers recharges daily for use. The sword is said to be a gift from the dawn itself. Seers have often stated that the sword will never truly be destroyed until it fulfills its purpose. Those who carry the blade are filled with a sense of confidence and feel as if something is watching over them. Something about Dawnfire causes a great unease to the unliving. It has been noted that most of the unthinking unliving are drawn to it like a moth to flame.

Am'augar, The Claymore of Darkness

This greatsword was found in one of the clefts near the bottom of Narthal's Deeping. It was encased in a large chunk of obsidian, of which the blade also appears to be made. Strangely enough, the sword was found already whole. For years, it hung in the great hall of the Arans, after the death of the first Aran, it took on an aura of dark miasma that made people around it uncomfortable. It was taken down and stored away in a vault under Shai-nim-Fal'seth. A young runeweaver, Te'feri, happened upon the vault and heard whispering from within. Thinking someone had broken into the vault, she entered and was changed forever. Taking Am'augar for her own in secret and enchanting it through instructions she claimed the sword gave her, Te'feri became known as the Hieromancer. Though the exact properties of Am'augar are unknown for certain, it has a rather uncanny ability. The high magics that would normally destroy the enchantments on other artifacts have no effect on the claymore. Other known properties include the miasma that surrounds the blade which has been known to cause others to shun it's bearer, extinguish light spells, or cause a nightmare-filled sleep to take hold of foes. Of the magics enchanted by Te'feri, a cutting aura is upon the blade and at least one spell of Lifetaking can be cast from the pommel.

Fotan'Ghals's Pain

This ethereal shortsword was created through what can only be called an act of ultimate will. In the hours after the Emerald Death took the lives of all within the city of Shai-nim-Dan'eal, Mor'ghule summoned the spirit of his father from a spiritstone. He enacted a ritual to harness all fo the pain and grief the spirit that the Aran experienced in its failure to protect its people into a weapon with which to strike back against the enemies of the Shai'anyne. This blade harnesses the power of the void itself. It has many properties including the ability to drain the life-force of any being with the simplest of cuts. It also can act as a conduit of the void at least once per day, obliterating the sprits of any being whose flesh it strikes in the time period which it is active. This black blade is completely discorporeal to the touch and cannot be disarmed or shattered, acting as an extension of the will of the wielder. It is unknown whether any other being can wield it, as it has never left Mor'ghule's possession and may simply fade away when his will is no more.