“Cannot say that I like the look of the commander’s new sword,” said Voddick.
“Nor I,” agreed Gollaon idly tuning a lute. “There is something about it something . . .”
“Evil?” suggested Voddick, sipping at his mug of mulled wine.
“Exactly. I keep thinking that I recognize it. Something about a duelist, but I just cannot remember.”
“Well, no good will come of it. Of that, I am sure.”
Overo’s Last Blade
Commissioned for Overo Dirgeblade, the infamous necrourgist-duelist of Vartoria, it is a black steel rapier with prayers for the dying etched along the blade. A silver skull with cut onyx decorating the eye sockets forms the pommel and the grip is wrapped in black mourning cloth. He only used the sword for a year before he was slain in the Sorcery Riots that tore down the ruling aristocrat-wizards and installed the new Republic of Vartoria.