Template:Griffin Sword

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In a former age, great smiths crafted THE GRIFFIN SWORD:

  • Forged with ancient, mysterious techniques into a flawless vision of beauty.
  • A jeweled hilt invoking the image of the fearsome griffin.
  • Blessed by LORMINSTRA, goddess of winter and rebirth, for use against the undead.

Lorminstra's servant betrayed her trust, breaking the artifact into four parts and giving them to servants of dark gods. Many years later, dark forces invaded the city of Wehnimer's Landing intent on the destruction of Lorminstra's temple. After many epic battles, the brave defenders saved the temple and recovered the pieces of the sword. Four adventurers embarked on a perilous quest that ended with the Griffin Sword re-forged, re-consecrated, and set outside the temple as a memorial to heroism and sacrifice and a conduit of Lorminstra's power of blessing.

And so it remained for several years, until Lorminstra's prophet discovered a flaw in the sword, a taint of darkness left over from its ancient betrayal. An agent of darkness again shattered the sword, scattering the pieces into places of hiding across the cities of Elanthia. And once again, the forces of the Dark Alliance, sow discord throughout the lands, as adventurers take sides in a terrible struggle of light versus darkness, good versus evil, life versus death. On which side will you cast your lot?

  • V'TULL, the Dark Champion, god of warfare and domination
  • SHERU, the Jackal, god of nightmares and insanity
  • MULAROS, the Sorrow of the World, god of sacrifice and suffering
  • LUUKOS, the Serpent, god of unending death and master of the undead,

The Dark Alliance invaded Wehnimer's Landing, burning the city to the ground in revenge for their earlier defeat. While the Landing was rebuilt, the forces of V'tull attacked the dwarven city of Kharam Dzu on Teras Isle. After a desperate battle in which adventurers managed to board a V'tullian warship to gather intelligence, one piece of the sword was recovered. In the past week, the action turned to the human empire, where agents of Sheru waged terrible battle against the city of Solhaven and its followers of the light.