Halcyon was an ornamental sword that belonged to Piergeiron the Paladinson.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

Halcyon was a beautiful sword decorated with filigreed etchings.[2]

Powers[edit | edit source]

Halcyon was effectively a +5 holy avenger long sword.[3] It proved to be effective against shapeshifting monsters like doppelgangers, sizzling the monsters' blood and making the blade smoke as if sprayed with acid.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

In 1371 DR[note 1], Piergeiron the Paladinson wore his favorite decorated sword during the wedding ceremony with Eidola of Neverwinter. Halcyon snapped the peace-strings on its scabbard exactly four times during the luxurious event. It proved to be useful against doppelgangers menacing his wife-to-be and it sparked interest in her dimwitted relatives Becil Boareskyr and Bullard Boareskyr.[4]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Novels
The Abduction

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The Abduction, p.6 states that the wedding of Piergeiron the Paladinson and Eidola took place in the Year of the Haunting, 1377 DR. However, that date is implausible. Khelben Arunsun died in 1374 DR as depicted in Blackstaff (novel). Furthermore, Aleena Paladinstar was stated to be gone from Waterdeep by 1372 DR, planeswalking (City of Splendors: Waterdeep). On the other hand, the events of the Descent to Undermountain took place in 1370 DR, during which Aleena was actively banned from adventuring and any danger by her father. In the events of The Paladins, as well as the finale of the DDTS, Aleena took a central role, no longer bound by her father's rules. She later, with all the experience she received from battling the Unseen and hordes of Tanar'ri, felt confident enough to use her magic to traverse the planes. This places DDTS events likely in 1371 DR. This also does not conflict with appearances by Artemis Entreri, and the Neshers.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 J. Robert King (February 1998). The Abduction. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 13. ISBN 0-7869-0864-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 J. Robert King (February 1998). The Abduction. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0864-5.
  3. Dale Donovan, Paul Culotta (August 1996). Heroes' Lorebook. (TSR, Inc), p. 96. ISBN 0-7869-0412-7.
  4. J. Robert King (February 1998). The Abduction. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 40. ISBN 0-7869-0864-5.
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