Numbing Blunt Sword of Hypothermia
A dangerous weapon capable of producing ice crystals at touch, its user can freeze the heart of its target in the blink of an eye or worse, cause it to stop beating for good.
This weapon, alongside its staff and dagger variations, were given to select warriors, mages, and rogues with undying devotion to the Rose by Archmagus Jaania as a thanks for their support and upon being assimilated into a recently founded squadron of knights known as the Rose Inquisition whose duty is to bring dissidents into questioning by the group's leader. He was personally appointed by Jaania for the individual was fair, understanding, and lacks personal bias because his heart had been frozen to the core moments after he lost his deeply beloved to Nicodemus. Fortunately, those who are brought into questioning are oftentimes let go under the condition where they swear loyalty to the Kingdom of Greenguard and promise to cease advocating against the Rose. Those that break their promises, lie during questioning, or fail the entire interrogation would be subject to getting a Numbing Blunt Weapon of Hypotermia pointed at their hearts to freeze them in hopes that their emotions would evaporate enough for them to be reduced to cynical distant versions of their former selves. Their fates remain unknown afterwards. Not long after Occavatra and his friends began to fight against the Rose, one Rose Inquisitor Knight attempted to apprehend Europa while she was out on a night stroll outside of Falconreach alone, but she surpassed the knight and used his sword against him not long after she salvaged it in order to save her own life. Europa removed the rose emblems from the Numbing Blunt Sword and replaced them with some of the diamonds she cherished growing up. Since then, it became her secondary weapon. Aware of its potentially fatal power, Europa vowed to only use it in life-threatening situations and battles. Since the failed attempt to arrest the little girl, the squadron was temporarily disbanded for an undetermined period of time, but it wasn't until after the Magesterium's attempted siege on Swordhaven's Castle during its gala that Jaania revived the group. This time, it is not just dissidents, anti-Rose activists, and rebels that were targeted by the Rose Inquisition, but also inhabitants of Dragonia with even the slightest Tkaaine descent. The reason is that their leader and likely Jaania herself holds a deep-seated agonizing fear that they might be spies that tipped off the Magesterium to attack the castle that fateful night. While the members of the Inquisition and their leader remained patient and polite enough to release most of their suspects once found innocent, some members have slowly begun to slip under Akanthus's shadow while taking their ice crystal-producing weaponry with them in the process...
It's been a while since I made a sword during my busy schedule in late November into December and I had to refresh my memory a little bit. This was more of an experimental sword that I drew in which I attemped to incorporate Nulgath's style into it after Void, a fellow AQW moderator, suggested to me to give it a try. The end result wasn't what I expected it to be so I ended up having to improvise on the sword's guard and handle. After a fixer upper yesterday morning, I was ultimately satisfied with how the sword turned out in the end of the design process. The next time I experiment with Nulgath's style, I would rather collaborate with someone else and take my time studying the weaponry textures seen in Oversoul.
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