[LMB] Spirit Ring, Chapter 3

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Fri Oct 8 00:17:12 BST 2021

There was Gilendree (SP) the demon in the shape of a sword from “The Magic Goes Away”.

William A Wenrich

  *    A sinner, utterly dependent on God’s grace.

From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of brazee <howard at brazee.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 7, 2021 8:43:27 AM
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Spirit Ring, Chapter 3

> On Oct 7, 2021, at 8:27 AM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> What's really scary is that Stormbringer was not unique.  It had its
> "brother" sword, Mournblade, and in one story Elric, using his latest
> Bat-Power that Moorcock had given him without any advance notice to the
> readers, summoned a whole bunch of other runeblades to take care of
> business.

The tradition of magic swords is huge.   One fun one is Lawrence Watt-Evan’s Misenchanted sword which would always kill, but at some random time would kill its wielder.

There are examples of clay sling stones with curses stamped on them.   I always thought that would be a useful fantasy tool.

I suspect magic lamps started from one story, as they don’t make much sense.

Rings, though are jewelry worn by the rich and powerful.   And they often have gems.   I found Moorcock’s end-of-time “magic” rings interesting.

What other devices have had souls/spirits embedded in them?
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