Morganti Weapons (was: Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt)

Mon Mar 10 17:29:19 PST 2003

On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 16:02, circadian rhyme wrote:

> How was a Great Weapon hidden inside a Morganti sword?  Does smelting
> a Morganti weapon alter its properties?  When StY and Aliera fought at
> the end of _Dragon_, and the Morganti sword exploded, wouldn't the
> shrapnel have been positively hazardous?  If not, then does sundering
> a Morganti weapon dissipate its noxious nature?

Hmm... just thinking about the possibilities of hiding a dagger (which
Pathfinder is) inside a sword[1], I'd suggest either the blade itself
was hollowed out[2] and the entire dagger slipped inside[3] or just do
the hollowing and slide the dagger in such that the dagger's hilt might
become the sword's hilt. That is if the dagger had a handle that could
function as such.

However, the really interesting question is, how was the dagger hidden
in the sword in such a way that striking another GW against it was the
best way to free it?  I'd think that if Baritt was able to remove the
hilt of the sword and reattach it, that Aliera would be able to remove
the hilt as well and remove Pathfinder.[4]  Perhaps Pathfinder was able
to somehow hold the hilt on tighter this time so that you had to destroy
the sword to get Pathfinder out.

[1] A great sword IIRC

[2] I imagine a GW could chip away at a MW.

[3] Remove hilt, insert dagger, reattach hilt.

[4] I'm AFB, but seem to recall Aliera getting the sword in question
>from StY so that she could do this, so she should have complete access
to the sword and not have to free Pathfinder while the sword was in
someone else's posession.