History Literature / TheMisenchantedSword

10th Feb '17 1:18:42 PM Civanfan
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* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, Valder realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts is by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can unsheath it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time he's forced to do so. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)

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* OpenSecret: OstentatiousSecret: After a theft attempt, Valder realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. an OpenSecret. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts is by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he ''he'' can unsheath it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time he's forced to do so. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.immortality, though.)
9th Jan '17 10:39:57 PM Civanfan
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* FantasticNuke: At one point a seer Valder talks to about getting Wirikidor disenchanted explains that, in the unlikely event that he found a wizard powerful and willing enough to even try it, the resulting magical backlash would kill everyone in a broad radius around the sword, with the ''best'' case scenario resulting in 33 fatalities.



* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, Valder realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can unsheath it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time he's forced to do so. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)

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* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, Valder realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts is by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can unsheath it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time he's forced to do so. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)
8th Jan '17 5:40:17 PM Civanfan
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* ClingyMacGuffin: Wirikidor refuses to be separated from Valder in both the literal sense (when unsheathed it sticks to his body until he kills someone) and the metaphorical sense, manipulating people and events to be brought back to Valder if necessary.

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* ClingyMacGuffin: Wirikidor refuses to be separated from Valder in both the literal sense (when unsheathed it sticks to his body until he kills someone) and the metaphorical sense, manipulating people and events to be brought back to Valder if necessary.taken away.
8th Jan '17 2:50:30 PM Civanfan
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* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, he realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can unsheath it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time he does. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)

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* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, he Valder realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can unsheath it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time he does.he's forced to do so. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)



* ReluctantWarrior: Valder joined the army out of a sense of loyalty to Ethshar, and chose to become a scout so that he could keep his fighting and killing to a minimum. Being forced by his superiors to become an assassin made him absolutely miserable, and he was more than happy to hang up his sword when the War was over.

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* ReluctantWarrior: Valder joined the army out of a sense of loyalty to Ethshar, and chose to become a scout so that he could keep his fighting and killing to a minimum. Being forced by his superiors to become an assassin made him absolutely miserable, and he was more than happy to hang up his sword when the Great War was over.


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* YourDaysAreNumbered: Valder learns that Wirikidor will turn on him after he kills roughly 100 people. By the time he's finished as an assassin, he [[OhCrap realizes]] that he's hit 80. Fortunately the War ends soon after.
8th Jan '17 2:42:50 PM Civanfan
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* ClingyMacGuffin: The sword.

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* ClingyMacGuffin: The sword.Wirikidor refuses to be separated from Valder in both the literal sense (when unsheathed it sticks to his body until he kills someone) and the metaphorical sense, manipulating people and events to be brought back to Valder if necessary.



* ImmortalityInducer: The protagonist is a cowardly scout granted this by a magic sword. He believes he "cannot be defeated until he has killed 100 men", and puts his sword down and retires long before reaching that number. He doesn't find out the truth for... quite a long time. He cannot ''die'' until he has killed a hundred men.

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* ImmortalityInducer: The protagonist is a cowardly scout granted this by a magic sword. He believes he "cannot be defeated until he has killed 100 men", and puts his sword down and retires long before reaching that number. He doesn't find out the truth for... quite a long time. He cannot ''die'' until he has killed a hundred men.



* MadeOfIndestructium: Wirikidor is virtually impossible to destroy or disenchant, which is good because doing so would kill Valder on the spot. Oh, and also [[FantasticNuke everyone else in a broad radius]].



* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, he realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can draw it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time he has to draw it. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)

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* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, he realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can draw unsheath it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time he has to draw it.does. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)


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* ReluctantWarrior: Valder joined the army out of a sense of loyalty to Ethshar, and chose to become a scout so that he could keep his fighting and killing to a minimum. Being forced by his superiors to become an assassin made him absolutely miserable, and he was more than happy to hang up his sword when the War was over.
8th Jan '17 2:14:18 PM Civanfan
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* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, he realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can draw it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time ''he'' has to draw it. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)

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* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, he realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can draw it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time ''he'' he has to draw it. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)
8th Jan '17 12:33:12 PM Civanfan
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* NeverForgottenSkill: Averted. Valder was never any great shakes as a fighter to begin with, and after over a decade without practice the only reason he survives a fight with two thieves is due to Wirikidor's power, a solid bluff, and not being able to die of blood loss. By the time he hits his sixties, he's absolutely hopeless fighting by himself.
* OpenSecret: After a theft attempt, he realizes that his identity as Valder of the Magic Sword is this. He decides the best way to discourage more thefts by openly displaying Wirikidor, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, it ''is'' a magical sword, but only he can draw it (offering a hefty cash prize if someone tries and succeeds) and that someone ''must'' die every time ''he'' has to draw it. This works quite well. (He leaves out the part about immortality.)



* RefusalOfTheCall: Valder has ''absolutely'' no interest in adventure whatsoever and would happily stay an innkeeper for the rest of life. Unfortunately, one of his army colleagues recognized him and adventurers keep turning up trying to recruit "Valder of the Magic Sword", only to end up sadly disappointed.

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* RefusalOfTheCall: Valder has ''absolutely'' no interest in adventure whatsoever and would happily stay an innkeeper for the rest of life. Unfortunately, one of his army colleagues recognized him and spread the word, so adventurers keep turning up trying to recruit "Valder of the Magic Sword", only to end up sadly disappointed.
31st Dec '16 11:50:55 AM Civanfan
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* RefusalOfTheCall: Valder has ''absolutely'' no interest in adventure whatsoever and would happily stay an innkeeper for the rest of life. Unfortunately, one of his army colleagues recognized him and adventurers keep turning up trying to recruit "Valder of the Magic Sword", only to end up sadly disappointed.


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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler:When Valder questions whether he'd be considered worthy of eternal youth and immortality, Irideth points out that leaving a dangerous weapon like Wirikidor in the hands of someone who refuses to use it--who in fact refuses to let its presence impact his life any more than he has to--could save potentially thousands of lives.]]
8th Jan '16 7:12:17 PM Discar
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* OurGodsAreGreater: Apparently they are all {{Actual Pacifist}}s. They break their oath once, to seal the demons and kill those who summoned them.

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* OurGodsAreGreater: OurGodsAreDifferent: Apparently they are all {{Actual Pacifist}}s. They break their oath once, to seal the demons and kill those who summoned them.
13th Dec '15 6:19:41 AM morenohijazo
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* ImperfectRitual: The titular sword [[spoiler: was not made an EvilWeapon out of malice, but because the wizard was in a hurry and mistook a brass ring for gold.]]
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