This +3 longsword was especially potent against the drow: it worked like a +5 longsword against them, and could even drain the life force from them. It was so well known for slaying their kin that it often shook the resolve of any dark elves that saw it drawn in combat.
This blade was believed to be forged by, and named after, the supremely skilled, elven warrior-wizard of Myth Drannor, some time during the 4th century DR. He wielded it in his battles against the drow of the Underdark and, before taking voyage to the isle of Evermeet, passed it to his apprentice Calthalyon. Like his mentor, the young elf expertly bore the blade in great battles and passed it to another. This tradition continued for several centuries until one of these stewards of the sword unexpectedly died and Evithyan's Blade was lost for centuries.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Nathaniel S. Downes (December 1992). “Bazaar of the Bizarre: A set of special swords from the Forgotten Realms”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #188 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 50–54, 119.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 125. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.