Out of the flash came a sword, summoned by Fred's tentative ritual. It
fell to the ground and there it lay. Fred stared at the weapon. The blade
alone was taller than he, and all around the edge were tiny triangle-
shaped miniblades. These miniblades flew in a line all along the edge of
the main blade at an immense speed, powered by some force Fred could not
ascertain. When each miniblade completed its cycle, it disappeared into a
small hole at the top of the hilt, and re-emerged from another hole on
the other side, ready for another high speed zoom around the main blade's
edge. The body of the blade was a deep purple, etched with hideously
complex runes imbued with an otherworldly magic, and bright blue flames
covered its whole surface. The handle was encrusted with glittering
jewels, each one painstakingly positioned so as to provide the most
comfortable hold possible.
Fred struggled to find the words, a word......
"Awesome." he whispered reverently.
He tried to pick it up and nearly gave himself a hernia. He tried to drag the sword across the cavern he was in. By the time he had managed it he was out of breath and his arms hurt.
"Egad!" cried Fred unnecessarily. "This sword, whilst possibly being the most potentially devastating weapon on the planet, has a very clear design flaw!"
Fred guessed that perhaps he had summoned the sword from another plane of reality, perhaps where giants roamed the earth, giants that perhaps searched endlessly for things they could reduce into component atoms, perhaps.
"Perhaps," thought Fred annoyingly. "There is another spell I can cast to make myself larger, or stronger, or the sword smaller."
The sword whirred patiently in the corner.
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