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    35 KB Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:03 No.18102619  
    what inscription(s) do I place on an awesome legendary sword?

    help a DM out, teegee
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:04 No.18102635
    "My other blade."
    - Elfking McAwesome.

    - Confused Dwarf
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:05 No.18102642
    A blade with etchings of any kind will be weaker than a blade that identical in all ways but has no etchings.
    Embrace utilitarianism.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:05 No.18102648
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:06 No.18102652
    Instructions of use.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:06 No.18102668
    "Insert pointy end into point you don't like"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:06 No.18102673
    Langley NanoForgeWorks, Batch 22, AD2109
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:07 No.18102680

    In a rare and/or forgotten language, "This Space For Rent"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:07 No.18102687
    If, in your travels, you should encounter god
    run the fuck away
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:09 No.18102706
    What SORT of legendary sword? Name often is defined by function. Who made it and why? What is its history?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:09 No.18102707
    0====== That end up --> >
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:10 No.18102717
    I am fear itself -- the terror hidden in your darkest dreams.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:10 No.18102721
    "Put the pointy bit into the fleshy bits."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:11 No.18102729
    I have a lovely bunch of coconuts
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:11 No.18102733
    There once was a man from Nantucket
    But mine's even longer
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:12 No.18102740
    "I forged this sword without my pants on. Turns out you shouldn't do that."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:13 No.18102752
    "This end up."

    Alternatively, something more serious:
    "All is right under god/the gods"
    "Strike true does the blade of the righteous."
    "All kings bow to true might."

    Or if you want to get all cryptic and quote a classic video game:
    "Somewhere in the heavens they are watching."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:14 No.18102776
    "A Tyrants only cure"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:14 No.18102778
    >"Somewhere in the heavens they are watching."

    The sword's name isn't Durandal, is it?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:14 No.18102780
    Steal something historical:

    On the crossguard, Hebrew in Latin script surrounded by a floral pattern:
    >Con citomon Eeve Sedalai Ebrehel
    >Fervent faith incite the names of God: Sedalai and Ebrehel

    On the other side of the crossguard:
    >Quicumque hec nomina Dei secum tu lerit nullum periculum ei omnino nocebit
    >Whoever will carry these names of God with him, no danger will harm him

    On the pommel the Greek letters Alpha and Omega with a cross between them, each letter circled by half the following inscription:
    >Haec figura valet ad amorem regum / et principum iras iudicum
    >This sign rouses the love of kings and princes, the wrath of judges

    On the narrow side of the grip there are two small silver plates inscribed with:
    >Iste est gladius (name, title)
    >This is the sword of Somedude Lord of Someplace
    >cum quo ei Dominus Salvator Omnipotens Salvator auxilietur adversus partes amen
    >with whom is the Omnipotent Lord and Savior, to help him against his enemies. Amen
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:14 No.18102781
    'Pride cometh before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.'
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:15 No.18102783
    "If this doesn't work, try playing dead."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:15 No.18102791
    "In My Name Strike True"

    Nobody knows whose name it means, but the sword works pretty well, so the general consensus is that it's probably better not to know.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:16 No.18102802
    Warranty void if seals of solomon are broken
    Warning: not for oral use
    At last, I have achieved prefection. OH FUCK IT!
    Sword of +2 Epeen
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:16 No.18102806

    Light Never Dies.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:16 No.18102809
    Cast in the name of God,
    Ye Not Guilty.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:16 No.18102814
    The Lord, God is in heaven.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:16 No.18102817
    "This is a Fish."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:17 No.18102822
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:17 No.18102824
    All Things Die
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:17 No.18102826
    I AM (sharp)
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:18 No.18102829
    I was a legendary sword, then some ass scribbled on me and ruined my integrity.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:18 No.18102838
    Alternatively: "Showtime!"
    I like you.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:18 No.18102840
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:19 No.18102846
    Just like Madness Jesus, eh?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:19 No.18102847
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:19 No.18102852
    *Dancing* with *frumples*
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:20 No.18102858
    This Sword was forged by Olski Irontongue in the year 738 for King Gaspar Torindal of Trokyria, may his reign never end
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:20 No.18102865
    "Truth divides; courage, conquers."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:20 No.18102872
    "Hello, I am your legendary weapon's inscription.

    (And I love you.)"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:20 No.18102873
    Ce n'est pas une épée
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:21 No.18102877
    You are b& from life.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:22 No.18102879
    [Insert Blacksmith's signature here]
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:22 No.18102886
    Loses something when it's not a picture of a sword (as the pipe wasn't a pipe, it was a picture of a pipe)
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:22 No.18102892

    "propiety of Vaegus Daequs Dioclesianus
    if found please return"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:23 No.18102901
    "This is Ground Control to Major Tom."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:24 No.18102905
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    >Iste est gladius Anoni Rex /tg/ae cum quo ei Dominus Salvator Omnipotens Salvator auxilietur adversus partes
    >This is the sword of Anon, King of /tg/ with whom is the Omnipotent Lord and Savior, to help him against his enemies
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:24 No.18102906
    Always a fan of bushido.

    'Death is lighter than a feather. Duty is heavier than a mountain.'
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:24 No.18102910
    "A blade without a courageous hand to wield it is as nothing"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:24 No.18102915
    "Faith in yourself will lead you to victory.
    Fear of your enemy will insure you live to see it."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:25 No.18102919
    Which is part of the joke
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:25 No.18102923
    This. Nothing else need be said
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:25 No.18102926
    "For though you have deceived Men, you cannot make a mockery of God."

    Possible inscription on a holy or demon bane weapon. Alternatively:

    "Harken! And tremble in fear!"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:26 No.18102935
    "I will outlast you."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:26 No.18102937
    A picture of a dick on one side and, "Sometimes a sword is just a sword" on the other side.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:26 No.18102938
    >HELP! I'm trapped in a sword factory!
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:27 No.18102941
    Inscribed along the blade (magic)
    "And yet here, at the end of all things, there is peace."
    The sword will never actually stay covered in blood for long.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:27 No.18102956
    Not necessarily I have a knife from Pakistan
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:28 No.18102965
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    Sic semper Tyrannosaurus!
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:29 No.18102975
    The truename of whoever is currently wielding it.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:29 No.18102978
    "to the bitter end"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:29 No.18102980
    We once found a sword covered with a single symbol (consisting of short, straight lines) repeated over and over.

    We should've figured this out earlier. When I died wielding it a line starting another tally mark appeared.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:30 No.18102991
    Alternatively "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati"

    False latin makes everything more epic
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:30 No.18102993
    "This object may be hazardous to one's health, Keep away from children."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:31 No.18102995
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    "I am that is."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:31 No.18103005
    >Praise the Sun
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:31 No.18103007
    As long as the weapon's hilt is red and its blade green
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:32 No.18103013
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    >hand sword to summoned demon
    >free slave for eternity
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:33 No.18103023
    Point Toward Enemy.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:33 No.18103025
    "Warning Objects seen in mirror may be closer than they appear."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:33 No.18103032
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    "My sword will wield for me!"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:34 No.18103039
    "Stand tall and you shall shake the heavens."

    "By your hand and by my blade even fate will be cast aside."

    "In battle, there is danger. In war, there is death. In memory, there is immortality."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:34 No.18103043
    I sorta start quoting from Don Quixote

    'To Fight the Unbeatable Foe'
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:35 No.18103057
    "My other sword is a hammer."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:35 No.18103058

    "Sufficient style makes violence optional."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:37 No.18103070
    "Not actually a sword, Just a lazy shapeshifting adventurer, Please bring me with you, I don't want to be bored"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:37 No.18103074
    "Don't forget my scabbard."
    And on the other side:
    "Seriously, might save your life one day."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:38 No.18103079
    Blade with whom I have lived,
    Blade with whom I now die,
    Serve Right and Justice one last time,
    Seek one last heart of evil,
    Still one last life of pain...
    Cut well, old firend...
    Then... farewell
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:38 No.18103081

    You are what you do when it counts.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:38 No.18103089
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    "I'm Going To Fuck You 'Till You Love Me."

    - Famous Battle Cry of High Elven King Allerion, circ 923 A.E.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:39 No.18103099
    "Please be safe and come back to me son."

    "I did."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:41 No.18103117
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    >"Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of noble worth, to rule with justice, to strike down evil. Who wields me in good cause shall slay even the Lord of Death."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:41 No.18103127
    "To whomever it may concern."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:42 No.18103132
    Ars Moriendi.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:42 No.18103133
    That's not a knife, THIS is a knife.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:44 No.18103164
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    Why is the sword legendary?

    What made it so renowned?

    Do you know what that inscription on Sting says? According to the Lord of the Rings Wiki:

    >"Sting is my name; I am the spider's bane"

    Sting as it appears in the upcoming Hobbit movies isn't inscribed with anything at all. Bilbo has the knife inscribed between the two films.

    Do something like that.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:46 No.18103182
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    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:47 No.18103197
    On one side "No dudes allowed" On the other "No fat chicks"

    If the sword does take a liking to a guy the no dudes changes to "No homo"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:48 No.18103211
    First of all, make sure that the text is oriented so that "up" is away from the blade, facing the pommel. Put it reasonably close to the hilt, maybe even ON the hilt if you want the blade to be all pristine or something.


    "He who can read the words upon this sword, is already a dead man."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:48 No.18103220
    I shall wield you well.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:50 No.18103240
    "Warning: Do Not Bring To A Gunfight."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:51 No.18103257
    Contrary to fantasy books and movies, sword inscriptions were typically on the hilt and not the blade.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:52 No.18103269
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    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:53 No.18103283

    Depends on the culture, but for the most part that is true.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:54 No.18103286
    "This is a tool. If you use it well, you will carve out your name on the surface of history, but in the end, it is a tool."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:54 No.18103290
    "Well now, if that's not the weirdest thing I ever saw scribbled on a sword..."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:55 No.18103296
    "The sword you carry has been smelted in the heat of your anger, forged upon your desire, tempered in your hate, quenched in your soul, polished with your loyalty, furnished with your bones and skin, tested in your hand, and borne in my name. You, slave, are mine as much as this blade."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:55 No.18103298
    "This blade was forged on ideals, few are strong enough to wield it."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:57 No.18103320
    >and then place these inscriptions on the scabbard and scabbard strap, respectively
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:57 No.18103321
    "Return to sender"
    "Warranty Void if Removed"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:00 No.18103354
    On the subject of scabbards: are you guys also weirded out by the swords in movies making a metallic drawing sound even when clearly drawn out of a clearly wooden/leather sheath?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:01 No.18103361
    liberate tutame ex inferis
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:01 No.18103367
    They do it because its a recognizable sound. If they don't then movie-goers nitpick and get annoyed.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:01 No.18103368
    I am the way, I am the light, I am the dark inside the night.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:03 No.18103380
    they used to add metal bits on top just to make the sound; now they just add it digitally
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:03 No.18103382
    Yeah, but it was realized early on in Hollywood that a metal-on-metal shick just sounds cooler than the FFFFK sort of sound you get with wood.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:04 No.18103401

    Not that weirded out, I mean if you do slide a blade over a given material it will make a metallic sound as it rings, its just that they decide to go with the one people all expect to hear. Though I have to say that the metallic sound a blade will make in such a situation may not really be loud enough to be heard most of the time.

    Also though I tend to prefer imagining that they got the sound right, but the material of the scabbard wrong.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:05 No.18103406
    >they used to add metal bits on top just to make the sound

    We still do it in theatre.
    >acting school student here
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:06 No.18103412
    Caution: Sharp edges. Use gloves when handling.

    Warranty void if returned damaged

    Property of D'win Swiftlight, reward offered if returned
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:06 No.18103420
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:07 No.18103424
    In hoarfrost born of winter's ire,
    From dead of heart and fading fire,
    For skies' last light to ever sing,
    And in the rising storm to ring,

    Lay my head in forgotten rest,
    Curse my name, shame my crest,
    But carry far my last appeal:
    My final blade, my finest steel.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:07 No.18103436
    "The rule of law has no need for heroes."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:09 No.18103450
    "A sword forges Nothing."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:09 No.18103454

    >true dat
    >professional actor here. Where are you studying?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:10 No.18103456
    "Ten four"
    "Run the club that you're in"
    "Y'all niggas can't step to my clique yo"

    >The Sword of Crunk
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:10 No.18103460
    "Mightier than the pen."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:12 No.18103477
    "Rule of Cool" and whatnot.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:13 No.18103494
    Performance Design and Practice
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:14 No.18103497
    "This is the last thought going through your head."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:14 No.18103501
    For Hammil. May it never leave your side.

    West Nwhyre Grand Tournament 3rd Place

    On one side: With all my love. On the other: Hint: I don't have any.

    (In some obscure language that will take way too long to track down someone to decipher it) +1 Longsword of Ogre Slaying
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:14 No.18103506
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    Ancient, lost runic language with 'vengeance' across the hilt.

    It is paired with a sword that has the same runes that translate roughly to, "HOPE RIDES ALONE"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:16 No.18103517

    I don't want an inscription on my sword thank you.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:17 No.18103527
    Paired with a shield, not a sword.

    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:17 No.18103537
    "It is far easier to draw a blade than to sheath it."

    The inscription could even be an engraving of an image, rather than words. I once had a katana in a WoD game that I named "Eclipse." It was engraved on one side of the blade with silver in the the shape of the moon, and on the other side in gold in the shape of the sun. Two kinds of eclipses, two kinds of metal to deal with any supernatural creature (my character was a hunter of vampires, werewolves, mokole mbembe, zombies, ghosts, demons, etc.).
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:21 No.18103562
    si post fata venit gloria non propero - if glory comes after death, I'm not in a hurry
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:22 No.18103570
    "The sword of promised victory."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:25 No.18103595
    "Immortality is best achieved by not dying."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)02:36 No.18103666
    "I don't know what you were expecting, but as a sword I'm pretty one-dimensional in what I want."
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    >this thread

    i forgot how great /tg/'s sense of humor is
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)03:24 No.18103983
    "The only point that matters"
    Lets face it, this is how most RPers end arguments anyway.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)03:26 No.18103994

    "There are heroes left in man."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)03:28 No.18104000

    Swing and don't miss. I'll take care of the rest.
    >> Andrei 02/26/12(Sun)03:28 No.18104007
    speak softly and carry me
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)03:30 No.18104020
    This is the great and mighty sword forged by Tsotr Imorovech. Though it will cleave your enemies in twain, it will not add length to your manhood.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)03:36 No.18104062
    strike fast, strike true!
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)03:41 No.18104113
    "Fuck bitches, get money"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)03:46 No.18104144
    Three large, two medium, pizza sword's here to cut the tedium.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)03:52 No.18104195
    "They think they can outsmart you. Maybe. I have yet to meet a man who can outsmart a sword."

    Use anything you want, just make sure it's written in continually restoring Explosive Runes.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:02 No.18104270
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    Heroes may be Remembered, but Legends never Die.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:08 No.18104321
    Not mine, but...

    (In ancient Dwarven runes) "Death to sonsabitches."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:19 No.18104406
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:22 No.18104421

    >That inscription, what does it mean?
    >It means my father was a fine smith but he never learned how to read or write.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:26 No.18104446


    No idea how they actually translated it to English. Improvising.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:27 No.18104456
    "Fuck the police"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:34 No.18104517
    Pedicabo ego vos et Irrumabo.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:50 No.18104650
    Requiescat in pace.

    That which shall pierce the heavens.

    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:53 No.18104676
    "To fight is to live"
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    Forgot my pic, fucking captcha.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:54 No.18104684

    And then it explodes.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:55 No.18104697
    Render evil unto evil.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:57 No.18104709

    If not that: Sexual Tyrannosaurus
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)04:59 No.18104730
    "Only link can defeat gannon"
    >> BoM 02/26/12(Sun)04:59 No.18104731
    Point towards enemy.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:00 No.18104745
    Make it a spell that causes the reader to grow a dick out of his butt.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:01 No.18104760
    It has to be a claymore then.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:03 No.18104772
    "How am I killing?" followed by whatever number they need to call.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:05 No.18104786
    Blood and Steel-
    Both wrought of Iron and Flesh-
    but that which bands firmly together-
    liberates that which can then flow free.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:08 No.18104803
    "Property of Kord. If found, please chant..."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:12 No.18104832
    A classic name would be "Blood Drinker", or "Persuasion" I'd like something like that.

    I believe in a sword having a name, not a clever epigram.

    Epigrams and witticisms are for grave stones and placards.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:15 No.18104873
    Archived cuz it should be.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:15 No.18104875
    In ancient script: "We are omnicide, you and I." The wielder may slowly come to see "kill it" as the appropriate reaction to every encounter wth everything living (and dead, where appropriate).
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:16 No.18104887
    Magnificent Bastard (Sword).
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:17 No.18104894
    For use as a rectal suppository.

    And then around the bottom of the hilt: Ass Devastator (tm)
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:18 No.18104898
    I thought a common practice as giving a sword your own name.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:21 No.18104935
    Aah, we meet again.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:33 No.18105058
    "This machine kills fascists."

    Good for a paladin's sword; better for a bard's lute or mandolin.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:35 No.18105067
    "THIS END KILLS--->"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:36 No.18105082
    And it's polar opposite twin sword: "Well, this machine kills commies!"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:37 No.18105084
    Fluffy Bunny

    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:37 No.18105085
    The Iron Cumguzzler
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:41 No.18105129
    Found with a pair of indestructible jackboots.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:44 No.18105145

    And on the other side of that sword:

    "And its wielder kills grammar."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)05:49 No.18105177
    Is it bad that when I watched that trailer all I could think of was Sherlock?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)06:00 No.18105252
    'This Fascist kills Machines'
    >nazis fighting terminators
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)06:00 No.18105258
    If it's extremely powerful and rather big , you might want to put this to deter some other people to use it:

    "Yes, definitively I am overcompensating."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)06:02 No.18105276
    "violence is not the solution but disagreement is not an equation either"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)06:05 No.18105293
    'Today is a good day for somebody else to die.'
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)06:07 No.18105306
    Every time you draw me in anger, it shall become easier to do so.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)06:07 No.18105307
    And now I have an urge to make a LE bard/ranger with warforged/golems as racial enemies
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)06:44 No.18105532
    So what if the sign changed every time the user draws it, depending on the situation? You as a DM should write up quite a few situational things, and tell your player what the sword says. When, for example it is drawn for no reason, it says "my blade shall not sing in vain", etc.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)06:53 No.18105600
    "dude, seriously... it's four in the morning, cut it out"
    >> 008 02/26/12(Sun)06:53 No.18105604
    "If you can read this, you're either holding it wrong or being stabbed."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)06:56 No.18105618
    "suck on this, wankers"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:06 No.18105684

    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:07 No.18105687
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    "Why does everybody I hug leave me!?!"

    Pic related; captcha agrees.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:23 No.18105778
    The wielder's total number of Experience Points.
    Meta like that can be fun in games, because it makes squat sense in world.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:23 No.18105779
    >not writing "niggers"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:32 No.18105846
    "oh come on, just the tip?"

    I'd like to see that engraved on a spear.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:35 No.18105865
    "stick'em with the pointy end"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:38 No.18105876
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    these will do.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:39 No.18105886
    Kill marks.
    The funnier, the better.
    Mutilated limbs are to be noted separately.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:48 No.18105923
    "I'm really dreadfully sorry about all this. I know it must be an awful inconvenience for you!"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:51 No.18105936

    because everything sounds better in gaellic:

    "Tá brón orm faoi seo go léir, tá a fhios agam caithfidh sé a bheith an-deacair."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)07:51 No.18105937
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:00 No.18105978
    And German, just because.
    I allowed myself to shift the tone towards a formal apology.
    "Wir bedauern zutiefst, Ihnen hierin mitteilen zu müssen, dass sie soeben entleibt worden sind.
    Wir bitten Sie daher, daraus entstehende eventuelle Unannehmlichkeiten zu entschuldigen."

    "We are dreadfully sorry to be obliged to inform you hereby about your disembodiment.
    We thus beg your pardon for any possible misgivings resulting from this."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:01 No.18105979
    "hello, this is sword"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:01 No.18105982
    Is there any actual source or connection between this and Excalibur? Or is it just something cool spawned in modern times?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:02 No.18105985
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:03 No.18105990
    "Phantairion, the talking sword, it can talk, but can't maintain a conversation because it hasn't ears"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:04 No.18105996
    Are you an elf? No? Good.

    Bring me to them.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:05 No.18105999
    A sword with tourette syndrome, that would be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:15 No.18106047
    "First edition"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:16 No.18106052
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:18 No.18106058
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:20 No.18106072
    "this side up"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:22 No.18106076
    Or in googletranslate Latin, Fecit in Sinis.
    >> Bam 02/26/12(Sun)08:23 No.18106082
    "the gripping blade"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:26 No.18106093
    "Whosoever takes up this sword shall wield the power of" continued endlessly
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:27 No.18106105
    "I can't tell what the inscription says."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:28 No.18106108
    "thank you for buying bloodthurster blade 89kk32f, we hope you enjoy your purchase"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:29 No.18106111
    "It's one of ours, sir."
    Best on a possessed/possessing blade.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)08:47 No.18106202
    "Snicker Snack"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)14:44 No.18108808
    Fenris Ulf
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)14:48 No.18108832
    "So long as it is living, I shall slay even gods."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)14:50 No.18108849
    >If found please return to Herbert van der Bon
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)14:52 No.18108859
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    >Contrary to fantasy books and movies, sword inscriptions were typically on the hilt and not the blade.

    I can cite at least a hundred medieval swordblades from 800AD to 1300 with inscriptions and inlay on the blade.

    I can cite perhaps a dozen with inscriptions on the hilt, and most of those are from the 15th Century, when fullered blades were unfashionable.

    Pic related.

    oh, and OP?
    + INNONIMEDOMINE + on one side
    + GICELIN ME FECIT + on the other.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)14:52 No.18108864
    This end goes in the thing you want to hurt.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)14:55 No.18108885
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    I'm with stupid...

    Have an arrow pointing to the wielder
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)14:55 No.18108889
    Gav's pocket knife. If found please return to Commissar Arry.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)14:56 No.18108893
    What? It was owned by a barbarian.
    >> That Guy !CrwtTbFNxQ 02/26/12(Sun)15:02 No.18108932
    "Eresun Pe n'Dejo"

    "Laputa Madret Uya"

    "Meca Goen Lamier Da"

    "Mamadme Lapo ya"

    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:05 No.18108956
    Longsword 1.0.3
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:06 No.18108965
    "so that small nations might be free"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:13 No.18109019

    Swedish can sound surprsingly badass.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:16 No.18109045
    "Kilroy was here"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:19 No.18109063
    "My lawyer"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:19 No.18109066
    Vi lo que hiciste ahi
    >> PolSciFag 02/26/12(Sun)15:22 No.18109094

    "All shall fall before the one chosen of the blood god"?

    Not bad, not bad.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:23 No.18109095
    Shit did you make that yourself? Fucking awesome.

    Any other more inscriptions you might put on a Frostbrand?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:23 No.18109098

    I leave the language up to you.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:26 No.18109124
    النقوش هي مضيعة للوقت
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:29 No.18109146
    This is a bone of my sword.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:30 No.18109150
    Ceci est un énorme malentendu.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:32 No.18109171

    "She's one of ours, sir!"

    "CHOCOLATE MILK" or something equally retarded, in an obscure and forgotten script.

    The name of the person it was originally forged to kill. Against opponents with that name, it receives +1 to all attacks and damage.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:33 No.18109180
    Swefag or google translate?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:33 No.18109181

    "Here I mar my perfect blade, as a weapon of war can only pretend perfection."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:38 No.18109232
    Feito flecha, feito fogo, feito faca.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:39 No.18109235
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    This: "Belonging to King Goujian of Yue, for his personal use."

    It also has a counterpart in a spear wielded by the original wielder's archrival, with the inscription: "Belonging to King Fuchai of Wu, for his personal use."

    They are both around 4000 years old, and still sharp.

    And also real weapons.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:42 No.18109271
    Made in [Nation/Realm/Plane]
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:44 No.18109292
    It's 2300-2400 years old, not 4000.

    Still an awesome weapon though.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:44 No.18109294

    Swefag or Google Translate?
    >> CupcakeWithFrosting 02/26/12(Sun)15:45 No.18109305
    Verily, this machine doth kill fascists
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:46 No.18109310

    I think the fact both rivals had different weapons with a similar inscription on them and BOTH survided two millenia is just fantastic.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:47 No.18109315
    That thing is beautiful, wow.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:48 No.18109320
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    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:48 No.18109331
    What if people didn't actually use swords for fighting, they used them for cutting steak.
    >> CupcakeWithFrosting 02/26/12(Sun)15:49 No.18109336
    On a matched Axe and Rapier
    >The world needs both butchers and seamstresses
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:49 No.18109342
    >...On one side,
    >Graven in the oldest tongue of all this world,
    >"Take me," but turn the blade and ye shall see,
    >And written in the speech ye speak yourself,
    >"Cast me away!"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:53 No.18109377
    >anti-racism is a code word for anti-dragonborne
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)15:54 No.18109380
    The Strength of the Blade is the Strength of the Wielder
    The Will of the Blade is the Will of the Wielder
    The Reason for the Blade is the Reason for the Wielder
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:01 No.18109427
    The Master Ever Learns.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:02 No.18109437
    "Dragon Dildo Extra Medium"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:05 No.18109467
    Inelegantly scratched into the blade, ruining the careful craftsmanship.

    "War does not make heroes.

    It eats them."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:11 No.18109538
    Though this is a little late, I am TOTALLY using the Durandal thing.

    It's so... perfect.
    >> Ackbar 02/26/12(Sun)16:13 No.18109565
    Peace begets no glory
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:15 No.18109594
    "Every man bleeds."

    "All are equal before the blade"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:17 No.18109610
    "Whomsoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal. Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:17 No.18109614
    Little late to the Proto-party, but:
    "Be the hero left in man."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:18 No.18109624
    Except Warforged
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:20 No.18109656
    "I will suffice."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:21 No.18109661
    "We are the Dead."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:29 No.18109747
    Let The World Break Against Me.

    This is the blade of [Name]. I am. I was. Nothing can change that.

    On a chipped and battered weapon, looking ready to fall apart, but somehow holding together: "I am not finished yet."
    Make it the bane of some great force and the blade finally breaks off in the heart of that enemy.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:32 No.18109793
    "A sword doesn't kill, a man does."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:33 No.18109807
    <This way up
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:34 No.18109811

    "Every man bleeds. Except the warforged and undead and constructs and any number of non-bleeding things you may fight because this is a fucking fantasy world."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:36 No.18109844
    "I knew you'd read this. You're such an asshole."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:40 No.18109898
    If God is Dead, You're Welcome.
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=4oGdjaLmLqw Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:42 No.18109917
    >On the scabbard
    "zadius en guatrz omnis, mea
    (Even if you detest my true self)
    sonwe hynne yor cest yor, vianchiel ween ganna shell
    (I want to hear your voice. The solid shell protecting your true self, your pure heart.)

    den, hartes ciel, yor
    presia aulla yor tes mea
    (Yet still, don't stop loving the world. Please, open yourself to me) "

    >On the sword
    >Side A
    "was yea ra pauvel en wael yor
    (I shall give you much more strength and pleasure)"
    >Side B
    "echrra en chs ar dor
    (Unification, coexistence, harmony of the world)"

    I am so going to make this an actual sword in my Earthdawn game. A magical sword that doesn't accept just any kind of wielder, nor just any kind of intended usage of its use. It's also absolutely perfect given how you need to learn and or discover swords' pasts/history and nature before being able to unlock their greater power.
    With this, the sword can judge the wielder as the wielder judge the sword as they learn more about eachother.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:44 No.18109940
    "Remember (name)."

    "Sundered before plowshared!"

    "Do not stop blade with hands or genitals."
    >> General Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 02/26/12(Sun)16:45 No.18109959
    "This Machine Kills Orcs"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:45 No.18109965
    Can't believe nobody used these two before...
    Mors Vincit Omnia
    Vae Victis
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:50 No.18110013
    "I don't know why people say a double-edged sword is a bad thing. It's a sword. With TWO edges."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:52 No.18110032
    No matter how dark this world gets
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:52 No.18110038
    On my katana:

    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:54 No.18110061
    Take this opportunity to pay homage to what you like in different universes:

    A mace which radiates the effect of a daylight spell (tinted green) when wielded by a man with WIS above 20, engraved with "In brightest day, in blackest night..."

    A duelist knife, engraved with the fremen taunt: "My thy knife chip and shatter!" with a magical sunder effect.

    Or you can get sappy and ephemeral:
    In this hand you wield death. In your heart you wield life. In your head you wield the choice.

    I want an orange hammer with IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIME!
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:56 No.18110089
    "This Machine Kills Fuedalists".
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:58 No.18110123
    Not this shit again?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:59 No.18110132
    What's the third one from? I don't recognise it.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)16:59 No.18110136
    The day shall come again.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:01 No.18110152
    Nothing. I made it up. Couldn't think of anything sappy and ephemeral from a reference on the spot.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:08 No.18110219
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    The Hymnos Blade. An incredible sword of supposed great magical power, said to be imbued with the power of song.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:13 No.18110279
    Power that only opens itself to those pure of heart.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:13 No.18110287
    "If it bleeds, I can kill it."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:15 No.18110298
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    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:17 No.18110322
    Let's just hope that the little spiders don't also bleed spiders, because then we're fucked.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:21 No.18110352
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:43 No.18110575
    All must face death sooner or latter

    On the other side

    I am but a shortcut
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:46 No.18110605
    As long as the blood spiders decrease in size in some kind of exponential ratio we'd still end up with a finite volume of spiders. Or we could kill it with fire.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:46 No.18110616
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    If it bleeds I can kill it, if it bleeds spiders Run the fuck away
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)17:56 No.18110711
    "Stick around."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)21:05 No.18113135
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)21:13 No.18113273

    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)21:26 No.18113499

    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)21:29 No.18113540
    This end toward enemy. -->
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)21:29 No.18113553

    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)21:31 No.18113583
    "8million and more or your money back"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)21:47 No.18113817
    On one side:

    On the other side:
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)21:55 No.18113922
    CTRL + X
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)22:02 No.18114032
    May contain nuts
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)22:17 No.18114222
    Fill up your hearts, so you may swing your sword wwith power.

    Butcher's cleaver; Ahh, fresh meat.

    Rest well, Leoric. I'll find your son.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)22:19 No.18114249
    Every drop of blood will be accounted for.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)22:26 No.18114338
    Hecho en Mexico.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/12(Mon)00:46 No.18116415
    ^ This Edge for Cleaving
    v This Edge for Reaving
    >> Anonymous 02/27/12(Mon)00:47 No.18116445
    "Drive me Closer"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/12(Mon)01:05 No.18116704
    "Drive me deeper, I want to hit them with my hilt!"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/12(Mon)02:32 No.18117680
    scabbards have whetstones in them to scrape off grime that could rust it and maintain sharpness.
    >> The Spoony Bard 02/27/12(Mon)03:56 No.18118325
    "It's dangerous to go alone, take this."

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