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Old June 12, 2015, 18:07   #407
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Infinitum is on a distinguished road
Pretty sure he doesn't wear it during the ascent.

Originally Posted by kzer_za
Well, there are talking swords - see Turin's death. Not quite the same as an actual living fighting sword, but it's related.
Originally Posted by Silmarillion ch 21
[...] But Túrin far out-ran them; and he came to Cabed-en-Aras, and heard the roaring of the water, and saw that all the leaves fell sere from the trees, as though winter had come. There he drew forth his sword, that now alone remained to him of all his possessions, and he said: 'Hail Gurthang! No lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee. From no blood wilt thou shrink. Wilt thou therefore take Túrin Turambar, wilt thou slay me swiftly?'

And from the blade rang a cold voice in answer: 'Yea, I will drink thy blood gladly, that so I may forget the blood of Beleg my master, and the blood of Brandir slain unjustly. I will slay thee swiftly.'

Then Túrin set the hilts upon the ground, and cast himself upon the point of Gurthang, and the black blade took his life.
Assuming, of course, that the lone witness of it "speaking" can be considered a reliable source despite.. circumstances. ;-)

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