On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 16:02, circadian rhyme wrote: > 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? I just had a thought on this. There is some serious magic at work when it comes to MWs. And the magic is focused on the entire blade. So it might make sense that when the blade is more or less destroyed, that the magical effects dissapate. Somewhat like stories where a magical artifact is destroyed and thus all its magical abilities go away as well, even if you still have the pieces of it. Who knows, perhaps if you reforge the blade the effects would return, but I bet only the Serioli would know how to reforge the blade.