Fragarach and the Swords of Answering


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Ripzerai

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Thurbane said:
Cool. Except for Scather, I am about 99% sure that it was CG in the original ToEE module.

Its alignment wasn't mentioned, but seeing as Thrommel gives it to one of the PCs as a gift (as a reward for finding Fragarach for him), it seems unlikely to be evil. Unless Thrommel was very confused, that is. Which is possible: he was rather groggy.

The "original" Fragarach, Thrommel's own sword identified elsewhere as the Answerer, is listed as CG in the module, but as Thrommel is a paladin that seems likely to be a typo.

If I can indulge in a flight of fancy, maybe Fragarach the Answerer was found by Kelanen in the same tomb in Pelion that Orcus later found the Last Word in. Alien gods are supposed to have created that place, after all, and the name Fragarach is supposed to mean Final Word.
 
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Thurbane

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Well, looking at the list from Dungeon, it seem like they have just lined up the names in alphabetical order then arbitrarily slapped on the alignments in order (3x Good, 3x Neutral, 3x Evil).
 

dagger

Adventurer
From the Unearthed Arcana:


"Sword, Broad, “Final Word” Type is a very rare item -only nine of
these blades are known to exist
. Each is patterned after the legendary
broadsword Fragarach (which means “final word” in the tongue of
the ancient Oeridians). Each of these weapons is thought to have a
differing alignment, but in all other respects each is alike. If a creature
of an alignment different from that of the sword attempts to wield it in
battle, the weapon has no bonuses. In the hands of a creature of like
alignment, the sword becomes a + 3 blade which always strikes last
in any round, but which will strike unerringly and do damage to any opponent
that struck at the wielder earlier in the same round, regardless
of whether the opponent(s) successfully hit the wielder, up to the
wielder’s allowable number of attacks per round. (Of course, since
the weapon is a + 3 blade, opponents immune to weapons of less
than + 4 value will not be harmed.) Each of these swords has a gem of
10,000 gp value set in its pommel, and each gem is different in type
from all the others. Each sword also bears an identifying name; the
nine appellations are “Answerer,” “Back-talker,” “Concluder,” “Lastquip,”
“Rebutter,” “Replier,” “Retorter,” “Scather,” and “Squelcher.”"
 



Evilhalfling

Adventurer
Thurbane said:
Well, looking at the list from Dungeon, it seem like they have just lined up the names in alphabetical order then arbitrarily slapped on the alignments in order (3x Good, 3x Neutral, 3x Evil).

yeah Thurbane had the better list
Im mean comon' Last-quip is a LN blade? Please.
 

Thurbane

First Post
Evilhalfling said:
yeah Thurbane had the better list
Im mean comon' Last-quip is a LN blade? Please.
Thanks. :D

I also think "Scather" would be better suited to an evil blade, but was basing CG on the original module and the ToEE PC game. Barring this, on my list I would swap Lastquip to CG and Scather to NE.
 

Jason Zehnder

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Swords of Answering.JPG

From "Critical Threats, Dantalion Dark Champion of the Sword Lord". Dungeon. TSR (106): 52–53. Jan 2004.
 

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