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25th Aug '16 11:20:52 AM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', Scandal's "Lamentation Blades" were handed down to her from her maternal ancestors.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' (and later ''ComicBook/AForce''), Nico wields the Staff of One, a powerful magic staff that's been in her family for centuries.
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* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler: Vera, Jayne's rifle]], belonged to [[spoiler: his uncle]]. How exactly he got it was one ''hell'' of a story.

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* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler: Vera, [[spoiler:Vera, Jayne's rifle]], belonged to [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his uncle]]. How exactly he got it was one ''hell'' of a story.
25th Aug '16 11:07:52 AM Doug86
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* OlderThanFeudalism: In Myth/GreekMythology, Theseus received his father's sword from his mother Aethra, and his father Aegeus recognized him because of this sword.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: In Myth/GreekMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, Theseus received his father's sword from his mother Aethra, and his father Aegeus recognized him because of this sword.
25th Aug '16 7:59:05 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfLaxardal'': Aettartangi ("family pole"), the sword Ingimund got from the viking Hrafn by a trick, is after Ingimund's death worn by Thorstein at formal occasions, but wielded in combat by Jokul. After Thorstein's and Jokul's death it is carried by Ingolf Thorsteinsson, who wields it in his last fight when he routs a troop of bandits but also receives a deadly wound. Obviously ownership of Aettartangi signifies leadership of the clan.

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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfLaxardal'': ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfVatnsdal'': Aettartangi ("family pole"), the sword Ingimund got from the viking Hrafn by a trick, is after Ingimund's death worn by Thorstein at formal occasions, but wielded in combat by Jokul. After Thorstein's and Jokul's death it is carried by Ingolf Thorsteinsson, who wields it in his last fight when he routs a troop of bandits but also receives a deadly wound. Obviously ownership of Aettartangi signifies leadership of the clan.
25th Aug '16 7:58:00 AM LordGro
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* In JohnCWright's ''The Literature/CountToTheEschaton'', Menelaus realizes that the Chimarae's NamedWeapons spring from their having preserved {{Empathic Weapon}}s with [=AIs=] -- and having lost the secret of changing their bloodlocks, had to make them hereditary.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''The Literature/CountToTheEschaton'', Menelaus realizes that the Chimarae's NamedWeapons spring from their having preserved {{Empathic Weapon}}s with [=AIs=] -- and having lost the secret of changing their bloodlocks, had to make them hereditary.


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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfLaxardal'': Aettartangi ("family pole"), the sword Ingimund got from the viking Hrafn by a trick, is after Ingimund's death worn by Thorstein at formal occasions, but wielded in combat by Jokul. After Thorstein's and Jokul's death it is carried by Ingolf Thorsteinsson, who wields it in his last fight when he routs a troop of bandits but also receives a deadly wound. Obviously ownership of Aettartangi signifies leadership of the clan.
14th Aug '16 7:52:43 PM PaulA
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* The [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan]] Seal dagger willed from Count Piotr to Miles. While mostly used for mundane purposes throughout the series, it is used in a rather disconcerting way during the Tau Verde campaign. It also comes in very handy during an academy training exercise. (Both in ''The Warrior's Apprentice''.) It also plays a significant role in Miles' apology letter to Ekatarin in ''A Civil Campaign''. That fact that it is a rare antique and [[ItBelongsInAMuseum belongs in a museum]] gets lampshaded:
-->When genuine seal daggers from the Time of Isolation appeared on the market, they were bid up in to the ten of thousands of marks. Miles probably used his as a letter opener, or to clean under his fingernails.
** In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'', they find a box containing a complete set of seal daggers from all the counts at the time of the Occupation. Ivan is staggered by it, and uses it to show the nature of the hoard to those who found them.

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The [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan Seal dagger willed from Count Piotr to Miles. While mostly used for mundane purposes throughout the series, it is used in a rather disconcerting way during the Tau Verde campaign. It also comes in very handy during an academy training exercise. (Both in ''The Warrior's Apprentice''.''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice''.) It also plays a significant role in Miles' apology letter to Ekatarin in ''A Civil Campaign''. That ''Literature/ACivilCampaign''. The fact that it is a rare antique and [[ItBelongsInAMuseum belongs in a museum]] gets lampshaded:
-->When --->When genuine seal daggers from the Time of Isolation appeared on the market, they were bid up in to the ten of thousands of marks. Miles probably used his as a letter opener, or to clean under his fingernails.
** In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'', ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance'', they find a box containing a complete set of seal daggers from all the counts at the time of the Occupation. Ivan is staggered by it, and uses it to show the nature of the hoard to those who found them.
16th Jul '16 7:42:33 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''FanFic/QueenOfShadows'', [[TheHunter Yasashi]] wields her family's ancestral naginata, Houko.




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* ''Series/WynonnaEarp'' wields her FamousAncestor Wyatt's gun, Peacemaker, which has been passed down through the generations.
11th Jul '16 1:46:22 PM drakensis
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''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'': Viserys notes that his sword belonged to his brother Rhaegar before him. He also dreams of Blackfyre, sword of his ancestor Aegon the Conquerer and later carries [[spoiler: Dawn, family weapon of his distant cousins House Dayne]].

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* ''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'': Viserys notes that his sword belonged to his brother Rhaegar before him. He also dreams of Blackfyre, sword of his ancestor Aegon the Conquerer and later carries [[spoiler: Dawn, family weapon of his distant cousins House Dayne]]. Gerion and Tyrion Lannisters go on an (off-screen) quest to recover their family's ancestral sword. [[spoiler: They don't find it.]]
11th Jul '16 1:44:29 PM drakensis
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''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'': Viserys notes that his sword belonged to his brother Rhaegar before him. He also dreams of Blackfyre, sword of his ancestor Aegon the Conquerer and later carries [[spoiler: Dawn, family weapon of his distant cousins House Dayne]].
3rd Jul '16 12:46:12 PM Morgenthaler
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** One of the DLC items is "[[EvolvingWeapon Malcolm's Honour]]", a deceptively simple magical staff that's adorned with a carving of Andraste. It was created over the course of several years by Malcolm Hawke, as part of an ongoing side-project whilst he was in Lothering and demonstrates the sheer breadth of [[TheObiWan his magical knowledge]].

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** One of the DLC items is "[[EvolvingWeapon Malcolm's Honour]]", a deceptively simple magical staff that's adorned with a carving of Andraste. It was created over the course of several years by Malcolm Hawke, as part of an ongoing side-project whilst he was in Lothering and demonstrates the sheer breadth of [[TheObiWan his magical knowledge]].knowledge.
19th Jun '16 2:09:22 PM nombretomado
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** In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', he recovers the one Anakin used, and [[TheThrawnTrilogy gives it to Mara Jade]]. Given some of Zahn's opinions on the matter, it seems this was meant to be sort of like giving her a ring that costs two months' salary. Turns out it was about ten years early. Other parts of the EU make [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Concordance_of_Fealty the gift of a lightsaber]] something that represents a profound bond.

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** In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', he recovers the one Anakin used, and [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy gives it to Mara Jade]]. Given some of Zahn's opinions on the matter, it seems this was meant to be sort of like giving her a ring that costs two months' salary. Turns out it was about ten years early. Other parts of the EU make [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Concordance_of_Fealty the gift of a lightsaber]] something that represents a profound bond.
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