The Black Blade
The Coffin-Nail of the World
The blade was simple—something hammered from dark metal into modest form. Meta curled along its length, casting a red glow by which light they saw the fog around the shade disappear, its true outline revealed.
The blade struck the shade and the red glow rippled through it like wildfire, fracturing and fissioning it until, with an explosive burst it curled in upon itself and flickered from being.