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Swords are symbols of power, both temporal in the case of the swords of soldiers, and metaphysical in their applications in magic. In Japan, there is a story about two master sword smiths, one who prized his swords for their ability to kill, and the other for their ability to protect the bearer. When put in a river, the murderous sword attracted leaves and flowers floating in the water, slicing them in half. The other sword seemed to repel them; even dead leaves were not keen to get close to the sword.

Do you know much about the famous swords of legend? Sure, Excalibur could cut through nearly anything, but whosoever wore its scabbard was immune to wounds. Rocamadour, France is home to a local legend that Durendal, the sword of Roland was stabbed into the side of a mountain, where fragments of it remain (alongside a replica). There are stories of swords forged by gods, dwarves, and wizards. No two swords share exactly the same origins or properties, and no two sword-wielding heroes are quite the same.

So what epic quest would you pursue? Would you be in it for yourself, someone you love, or a higher cause? What epic sword would be right for you? Take this quiz to find out!

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