Swords Story – Frostmourne ( Warcraft)

“Whomsoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal. Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit.”
—The inscription on Frostmourne’s pedestal

Frostmourne was the runeblade that Ner’zhul, the Lich King, thrust from the Frozen Throne, intending that Arthas Menethil — his unwitting potential host — would discover it on the continent of Northrend. It was wielded by Arthas, the new Lich King, until it was destroyed following his defeat in Icecrown Citadel. No one knows where the remnants of Frostmourne are now.

When Ner’zhul was transformed into the Lich King by Kil’jaeden, his disembodied spirit was shackled to a magical suit of armor as well as the runeblade Frostmourne, and trapped within an icy tomb called the Frozen Throne. Both the armor and the blade were crafted by the Nathrezim for the purpose of containing and controlling the Lich King.[3]

Ner’zhul’s Plan to Escape

Ner’zhul was not content with being a pawn for the Burning Legion, however, and began working on a plan for escape. The first stage of his plan was set in motion when he used his powers to push Frostmourne through the ice and out of the Frozen Throne, and plunge it into the snows of Northrend to await one who would claim it and become the Lich King’s agent. Ner’zhul found his agent in Arthas Menethil, the young prince of Lordaeron who had come to Northrend in a quest to end theplague.

Muradin Bronzebeard, a dwarven explorer based at the time in Northrend, was searching for the weapon after hearing of Frostmourne’s power when Arthas and his men arrived.[4] When the forces of the dreadlord Mal’Ganis began to close in around them, Arthas and Muradin set out to claim it.

Deep within a hidden, unnamed cave, Frostmourne was guarded by The Guardian and several revenants who tried to warn Arthas of the danger, but he ignored the warning and destroyed them. When they found the sword, Muradin read the inscription on the dais:[5]

“Whomsoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal. Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit.

Muradin realized then that the blade was cursed, but Arthas said he would gladly bear any curse to save his homeland. Upon speaking those words, the ice encasing the sword shattered and exploded outward. A jagged shard struck Muradin, seeming to strike him down. Arthas, ignoring the loss of his friend, discarded his hammer, [Light’s Vengeance], and took hold of the blade.

Frostmourne on its pedestal (WotLK).

In the Hands of Arthas

With the sword in hand, Arthas returned to his base and staged a counterattack against Mal’Ganis, quickly destroying the dreadlord’s base. Mal’Ganis confronted Arthas, telling him that Ner’zhul had known he would take the cursed sword, and that it had now stolen Arthas’s soul. He spoke as if he believed Arthas was now on his side, but to his surprise Arthas used the runeblade to slay the dreadlord on the Lich King’s command. With his soul forfeited to the Lich King, Arthas ran off into the frozen wastes of Northrend.[5]

Now a death knight of the Scourge, Arthas killed and converted his former army before returning to Lordaeron, where he was hailed with a royal welcome. Arthas proceeded directly to the throne room, where he killed his father, King Terenas, and set the Scourge loose throughout the city.

Some time after the Burning Legion’s defeat at Mount Hyjal, the demon hunter Illidan Stormrage used a powerful spell to attack the Frozen Throne, where the Lich King was imprisoned. Though the spell was unsuccessful, it widened the crack through which Frostmourne had been thrust, and the Lich King’s power began to wane, so he recalled Arthas to Northrend to aid him. Arthas defeated Illidan and ascended the spire to the Frozen Throne. He then used Frostmourne to shatter the ice, donned the helmet that was sealed within, and became the new Lich King.

Wrath of the Lich King

Frostmourne on its pedestal inside the Halls of Reflection

Frostmourne, shattered by Ashbringer

Frostmourne’s shattered hilt, as shown on the Dedication of Honor in Dalaran his section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

The Frozen Halls

Just after he is defeated in the Pit of Saron, the undead gnome Krick lets it slip that Arthas leaves Frostmourne unattended in the Halls of Reflection, his private sanctum in the Frozen Halls of Icecrown Citadel.

After surviving the Pit of Saron, the guides for the adventurers braving the Halls (Jaina Proudmoore for the Alliance or Sylvanas Windrunner for the Horde) lead the way into the Halls of Reflection. As Krick promised, Frostmourne stands alone, floating serenely above an altar in the center of the entry chamber. Jaina or Sylvanas attempt to commune with the souls trapped within the blade to find the key to the Lich King’s weakness. They are contacted by the spirit of Uther the Lightbringer, who warns them that another must take the Lich King’s place in order to keep the Scourge under control.

Fall of the Lich King

During the final battle against the Lich King at the Frozen Throne, Frostmourne was shattered by Ashbringer, wielded by Tirion Fordring. The thousands of souls trapped within the blade swarmed the Lich King, suspending him in the air, where he was finished off by the champions assembled to defeat him.

On the Dedication of Honor monument at the center of Runeweaver Square in Dalaran, a bust of the shattered hilt of Frostmourne is shown at the feet of the statue of Tirion Fordring.

At Blizzcon 2011, it was stated that the shards of Frostmourne were taken by “someone smart” and put “somewhere safe”… at least until someone gets it in their head to try to reforge it.

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Swords Story – Ultimate Sword (绝世好剑)

I decided to make a special posts series to introduce and explain some swords story. Hope you guys will enjoy it.

User: Bou Ging-wan (simplified Chinese: 步惊云; traditional Chinese: 步驚雲; Mandarin PinyinBù JīngyúnJyutping: Bou6 Ging1-wan4), or Cloud, is one of the two protagonists. He was born in the Bou Family Village (步家村) in Hangzhou. His father died when he was young, so his mother remarried Fok Bou-tin and he became Fok’s stepson and was renamed ‘Fok Ging-gok’ (霍驚覺). He reverted to his original name after the Fok family was massacred by Lord Conqueror’s men and he was taken to Under Heaven Society. He specialises in palm styles of martial arts and wields the ‘Ultimate Best Sword in the World’ (絕世好劍) as his weapon, which he seized from Sword-Worshipping Villa. In contrast with Wind, Cloud appears cold and unsympathetic towards everyone except for a select few, whom he cares for and respects, but he does not know how to express his emotions well. He appears brutal and ruthless for his practice of killing every single opponent in a group of foes. He is also nicknamed the “God of Death Who Does Not Cry” (不哭死神) as he evokes a feeling of death and strikes fear in the hearts of many.

Sorry that the sword story is in Chinese

漫画家马荣成的作品《风云》中“十大神兵”之一。相传是由女娲补天后余下的四颗奇石之一制成,这颗奇石唤作「黑寒」,是石中之铁,乃天下间至寒之物。 千百年后「黑寒」由拜剑山庄庄主傲日所得。当时火麒麟四处为祸,便与聂风先祖聂英研究将「黑寒」制成一把至寒

  绝世好剑绝世好剑宝剑,方可克制至热的火麒麟。(实质的原因却是聂英误吞火麒麟之血,功力大进,同时杀性日炽,唯恐会误尽苍生,故希望傲日铸成神锋帮助自己。)最初,傲日并非打算铸造「绝世好剑」,而是要铸造「败亡之剑」,可惜「败亡」的铸造过程太过邪异,每次铸剑,均会造成人命伤亡,故此傲家中人弃「败亡」而改铸「绝世」。

铸剑的最后步骤是以三毒之血「贪」(剑贪之血),「瞋」(步惊云之血),「痴」(断浪之血)炼制。但所铸成的只是威力神髓所在的真元,而真正的剑体已藏于千万铸好的绝世好剑中。 最终绝世好剑由步惊云所得。 后被步惊云热泪开锋。(在《风云小说》系列中,步惊云外号「不哭死神」,天生无法落泪,故此一旦落泪,其泪水便为天下至热之物,足可以为寒铁所铸的绝世好剑开锋。)绝世好剑本身有吸摄天地灵气之能,同样也可吸收别人功力转为己用。位列当世十大神兵之一。(现知最高承受极限为「十方无敌」的三成力量。)

风云第三部中绝世好剑因为剑界的开启而出现裂缝,但不影响使用。

关于女娲补天的奇石:

  绝世好剑绝世好剑

女娲补天穷毕生精力千锤百炼,炼得三万六千五百零四颗形形色色的顽石,一颗一颗的嵌在天空的破洞上,结果女娲估计错误,她补天之后,居然还余下四颗不同的石。这四颗奇石,是所有补天的顽石中最出类拔萃的石;各具神奇力量,女娲只感到非常可惜。这四颗奇石同是她一手艰苦炼成,如今无法「石尽其用」。最后女娲决定把四颗神石投向人间,让它们各自随因随缘,造福与它们深有缘分的人。

第一颗要扔下凡间的奇石:名为「冰魄」。

「冰魄」是一颗完全透明的水晶石,晶莹剔透,眩目非常,是四颗奇石中最美丽悦目的一颗,而且石性清凉。若置于死人口内,可保尸身不会腐烂,永远不变。

第二颗要落入凡间的奇石,唤作「白露」。

严格来说,「白露」并不完全算是一颗石,因为在白露蛋白色的石质中混杂了不少闪闪生光的白色寒铁。是天地间至寒之物其中之一,寒气足可化气为冰,冰封三尺;是可以创造绝世神锋的白色寒铁。

第三颗要落下凡间的奇石,是「黑寒」。

  绝世好剑绝世好剑

如果说白露是天地间至寒之物中之一,那这颗「黑寒」,唤作天地至寒之物其中之二亦当之无愧!黑寒虽也是至寒之物,也像白露般蕴含石中之铁,但当中那黑色的寒饶恍如一颗黑色的心,与白露那种向石外散发、发化气为冰的寒气截然不同,它的黑、寒,只会把世间所有的力量吸进:化为己用。

最后的一颗奇石,是「神石」。

神石」,是四石之中最为神奇、威力最大的一颗石!威力大可成为一件天地间最利害无匹的——超级武器!同时也可成为一件尽快救人脱离死亡的圣物。(神石为液态武器,只会在强大力量贯注下定型。)

冰魄在风云漫画第一部中出场于侠王府,本是用于保证侠王府祖宗尸身不腐的宝物,后被步惊云所夺,用于孔慈尸身之上。

白露铸成了雪饮刀,与聂家所有,现在使用者是聂风

黑寒铸成了绝世好剑及败亡之剑,归步惊云所有。

神石则在风云小说中提到,变成了盂钵,是一件超级武器。 ….

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