Return of the Long Night
The Essaence Blades
Twin swords, the Essaence blades saw limited use in the Wars of Dominion because they were so perilous to wield. They thought lost at the end of the Age, but they survive, hidden somewhere in the Shadow World.
The swords are not evil, but were made by Tethior during the latter years of the Wars, and so touched by his feeling that there would be no dawn after this night.
Blade of Shadow:
When the hilt is grasped, the Blade of Shadow reveals its true appearance: the pommel-orb turns black and the blade acquires a smoky hue.
Blade of Light:
When the hilt is grasped, the Blade of Light reveals its true appearance: the pommel-orb glows blue-white and the blade acquires a flickering, mirror-like sheen.