Of the Dark, Of the Light
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Malika brought Morduth up so it pointed at the newcomer. Blue flame flared up bright and tall along the blade's length, spilling over the hilt and onto her hand and wrist. She didn't notice. All her attention was on this man of the cloth standing before her and on the weapon he carried.
Strangely, his sword seemed to call to her, not with desire to be wielded by her hand. It was clear it belonged well and truly to this holy man. Instead, it was more a voice of camaraderie, of kindred spirits, of alliance.
Morduth seemed to feel it as well. Mistress, that weapon he carries is no mere sword.
"I can see that," she murmured back, watching the orange flames licking along the edge of the sword.
No, you misunderstand, Mistress, Morduth continued. That sword is easily as old as I am -- and possibly even more powerful.
Malika nodded. She felt something else, too. The power of her blade was born of darkness and pain while the power of his was clear and bright like a blade-shaped window into a summer's day.
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