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Sword
General information
Alternative name(s)

Blade

Use

Parry, slice, stab, throw or thrust

Purpose

To defend, harm and kill

Physical information
Location

In places all over the World of Deltora

Chronological information
First appearance

Tales of Deltora

Last appearance

The Hungry Isle

A sword is an edged, bladed weapon intended for manual cutting or thrusting that is extremely common throughout the world of Deltora, being the most common sidearm in most lands. A sword's blade, longer than that of a knife or dagger, is attached to a hilt and can either be straight or curved, and either have one or two edges. There exists many different types of designs for swords.

Many swords in the world of Deltora are famous for having been wielded by certain historically promninent people. These legendary blades include King Lief[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] and King Adin's swords.[16]

Known swords[]

Lief's sword[]

Main article: Lief's sword

King Lief's sword was made by his father, King Endon, during ther family's life in the forge of Del, as a birthday gift for Lief on his sixteenth birthday. It is a slender sword of steel but very strong, and is said by Endon to be the finest work he had ever made.[1] Since then, Lief carried the sword with him on the quest for the Belt of Deltora,[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] the quest for the Pirran Pipe[9][10][11] and the quest for the Four Sisters,[12][13][14][15] and still carries it to this day.[15]

Barda's sword[]

Main article: Barda's sword

Barda's great sword is the blade carried and wielded by the captain of the palace guards, Barda. He carried it with him on his, Lief and Jasmine's three quests[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] and still has it to this day.[15]

Adin's sword[]

Main article: Adin's sword

The sword of the first king of Deltora, formerly a blacksmith. It was forged by Adin himself, for the long journey of gathering the seven gems for the Belt of Deltora, and was the strongest sword Adin had ever made.[16]

Jarred's sword[]

Main article: Jarred's sword

Jarred owned a sword which he had since he started living and working at the forge of Del. He had it with him when confronting Prandine along with his best friend King Endon and his wife, Queen Sharn. During the confrontation, Prandine magically caused the sword to burn bright-hot, blistering Jarred's hands and causing him to drop it.[1] It is unknown if this is the same sword he wielded later in life, when he took up the name "Doom" and became the leader of the Resistance, but it is possible.

Greel's sword[]

Main article: Greel's sword

The sword of the Jalis tribe's leader at the time of King Adin, Greel, also a Jalis knight. It was huge and long, meant to be wielded with two hands.[16] It is, as with other Jalis knight blades, made our of the finest steel.[17] Where the hilt gives way to the blade is a thick open-mouthed dragon's head which makes it look like the blade is coming out its mouth.[16]

Golden-eyed giant's sword[]

A curved sword formerly belonging to a bird while he was magically transformed into a humanoid form, cursed to guard a bridge, by the sorceress Thaegan. Before he was transformed, the sword was merely the curved beak of the bird, and once he waa finally freed of the curse and became a bird once more, the sword became his beak again.[2]

Trell's sword[]

One of two human commanders of the Shadow Army, wielded a sword. He had it with him in the Battle for Deltora.[16]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rodda, Emily. The Forests of Silence. Scholastic Australia. May 1, 2000.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Rodda, Emily. The Lake of Tears. Scholastic Australia. May 29, 2000.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Rodda, Emily. City of the Rats. Scholastic Australia. June 1, 2000.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rodda, Emily. The Shifting Sands. Scholastic Australia. July 1, 2000.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Rodda, Emily. Dread Mountain. Scholastic Australia. August 1, 2000.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Rodda, Emily. The Maze of the Beast. Scholastic Australia. September 1, 2001.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Rodda, Emily. The Valley of the Lost. Scholastic Australia. October 1, 2001.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Rodda, Emily. Return to Del. Scholastic Australia. November 1, 2001.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Rodda, Emily. Cavern of The Fear. Scholastic Australia. February 1, 2002.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Rodda, Emily. The Isle of Illusion. Scholastic Australia. March 1, 2002.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Rodda, Emily. The Shadowlands. Scholastic Australia. May 1, 2002.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Rodda, Emily. Dragon's Nest. Scholastic Australia. November 1, 2003.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Rodda, Emily. Shadowgate. Scholastic Australia. February 1, 2004.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Rodda, Emily. Isle of the Dead. Scholastic Australia. May 31, 2004.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Rodda, Emily. The Sister of the South. Scholastic Australia. October 1, 2004.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Rodda, Emily. Tales of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2005.
  17. Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
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