Sword of Ruthlessness

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Parson received a sword in three consecutive Stupid Meals starting on his third day in Gobwin Knob. He received the hilt firstErf-b1-p077aSame-site.PNG, the forte (blade near the hilt) secondErf-b1-p086Same-site.PNG, and the foible (blade away from the hilt) lastErf-b1-p106Same-site.PNG.

The sword is described as conveying Leadership, Combat, and Ruthlessness.Erf-b1-p106Same-site.PNG

Parson destroyed his sword by tossing it into a lake of molten lava at the conclusion of book 1.


It is not known how real or magical the powers of the weapon are. It certainly acts as a killing weaponErf-b1-p133Same-site.PNG, but it gives no overt signs of exceptional magical auras or ability. Parson's eyes glow redErf-b1-p106Same-site.PNG upon first receiving the completed blade, but what that actually means is left to the reader, one interpretation being that at that moment, the Ruthlessness was conveyed to him. Since Parson's leadership bonus existed before he got the sword, it is reasonable to believe that his unit leadership ability is not reliant on the sword's magic, but is possibly amplified by it.

When Parson throws the sword into the lavaErf-b1-p150Same-site.PNG, as the sword melts, there is what looks like a stream of energy leaving it, similar to the sparkles seen when spells are cast.