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Artifacts of Lore #1: Excalibur
This is the first of EN World's Artifacts of Lore series. This article introduces the legendary sword of King Arthur, Excalibur.
Excalibur, the most famous of all magical swords, was wielded by King Arthur. It was given to Arthur by the Lady of the Lake as a symbol of the sovereignty of the Britons, and is said to be “the finest sword that there was, which sliced through iron as through wood”. A jewelled, shining sword, Excalibur was engraved with words on both sides.
Excalibur had various magical properties: it was said to blind the wielder's enemies with a bright light, and that he who wore both sword and scabbard would not bleed from his injuries.
After Arthur's death, Excalibur was returned to the Lady of the Lake.
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