They are unique, mythic, and transcend the mere ordinary, they are . . .
Weapons of Legend
and they are also the topic for this month’s RPG Blog Carnival.
When someone speaks of a legendary weapon most folks immediately go to those that have been called out in stories for centuries or popularized in the novels and movies of today. Some examples would include:
- Excalibur, King Arthur’s war sword
- Mjölnir, Thor’s hammer
- Grayswandir, Corwin of Amber’s sword
- Glamdring or Foe-hammer from J.R.R. Tolkien’s work
To most that’s all there is to it but there is another category that is just as interesting. These are the weapons that are legendary not because they have some mystical power, no they are legendary because of who used them or for what they were used for. Weapons that would fall into this category would be ones such as:
- The rifle used to assassinate John F. Kennedy
- The pistols used by Billy the Kid
- La Tizona the sword of El Cid
- The Mourning Sword worn by George Washington to funerals
So for this month’s submission to the Blog Carnival please share a Weapon of Legend. Feel free to include one from either category (or both!), maybe share the story that created the legend, or a story of the weapon being used. There topic is pretty open and let’s face it, wielding one these weapons is something that many would dream about, after-all, who wouldn’t want to swing The Vorpal Sword at least once?
Be sure to include a link back to this post in your article, or stop by and add a comment with a link to your post.
Looking forward to seeing the arsenal that is assembled.
May your dice roll well!