The Treasure of Daskar Item in Derkomai | World Anvil

The Treasure of Daskar

The Treasure of Daskar, which is also often called the "Sword of the Stars," is a sword made of a metal that no smith has ever encountered elsewhere. It is extremely light as compared to swords of similar size made of common metals, like bronze, iron, or steel. Though it is ancient, it has never shown any signs of rust or corrosion. Though it is as large as a common steel longsword, it weighs less than half as much, allowing it to be swung much more quickly and with far less fatigue. The metal of the Treasure of Daskar is silvery-gray and unpolished.   The Treasure of Daskar is kept on an ornate stand in the Daskar Druikminster, locked in place with steel locks. Only the head minister of the Daskar Druikminster has a key to the locks.   Though the Treasure of Daskar is a priceless artifact, it is rather crudely made in comparison to fine swords made by master smiths. Rather than being forged, it was apparently ground and pounded cold into shape from a single bar of metal. Where that bar came from, no one knows. Nothing like it exists anywhere else. The edges are not well-formed, and it is not particularly sharp; though, it does come to a nice point. Against lightly or unarmored opponents, it would be quite effective.

Manufacturing process

The Treasure of Daskar was clearly not forged; rather, it was ground and pounded cold into shape.


The origins of the Treasure of Daskar are lost to time. It was used in coronation ceremonies by the Emirs of Daskar long before the founding of Sudland by King Haakan Larssen and kept on the altar of the Daskar Druikminster for as long as it has existed.


The Treasure of Daskar is a symbol of the city and its leader. Since time immemorial, the sword has been taken from its stand and used in the coronation of the emir of the city and the king of Sudland.
Item type
Weapon, Melee
Current Location
Owning Organization
The Treasure of Daskar is unique.
1.5 lbs. (0.7 kg)
The blade is approximately 41 inches (104 cm) long, and 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide, hexagonal in cross section and about 1/4" thick (0.65 cm) at the hilt. The hilt is about 8 inches (20cm) in length, round and wrapped in leather cord.
Base Price

Cover image: by Peter Nelson (Zero Sum Games)


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