Powers[edit | edit source]
After the Year of Shadows, 1358 DR, these were treated as plain +1 swords. However, these swords were further enhanced against certain creatures: regenerating creatures (like trolls and lycanthropes); avians, flammable creatures, and cold-using creatures (like ice toads, white dragons, winter wolves, and yeti); and especially the undead.
Upon utterance of its command word, a flame tongue would erupt into flames, radiating a bright light. The arcane fire would remain until commanded to stop, or unless the blade was dropped or sheathed.
Creation[edit | edit source]
Notable Flame Tongues[edit | edit source]
- Angurvadal: These were a set of longswords forged by the great Rashemi smith, Raegik Hammerhold. The secret of their creation was lost when Raegik and his apprentice died in a battle with some Red Wizards of Thay.
- Burning Earth: This mysterious sword, unique in design, was said to have dated back to an age before the desert of Anauroch was dry.
- Lawflame: The sword-of-state for the city of Daggerford
- Lion's Sword: The Tethyrian sword of state was crafted by a dwarven smith, and enchanted as a flame tongue by King Alemander I, in the year 1122 DR.
Notable Owners[edit | edit source]
- Movanic devas commonly wielded two-handed swords with flame tongue enchantments.
- Ras Nsi: A bara of Ubtao who turned to worshiping Dendar, wielded a greatsword flame tongue in the late 15th century DR.
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References[edit | edit source]
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- Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 226, 227. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
- Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 170. ISBN 978-0786965622.
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- Tito Leati, Matthew Sernett and Chris Sims (February 2014). Scourge of the Sword Coast. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14.
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