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Aegis-fang was the weapon of Wulfgar, son of Beornegar, of the Elk tribe.[1]

DescriptionEdit

The head of this beautiful weapon was made from mithral, and the shaft was made from adamantite. A diamond coating was magically adhered to the entire weapon after its forging. The head was engraved with magical inscriptions, which were covered by the symbols of the dwarven gods Dumathoin,[2], Moradin, and Clangeddin Silverbeard.[3]

Aegis-fang was a cumbersome weapon, but was perfectly balanced for Wulfgar. Any person not over 6 ft 5 in (1.9 m) and lacking considerable strength would have a hard time wielding it properly.[4] Aegis-fang was specifically attuned to its wielder Wulfgar and would magically return to his hand upon his telepathic command.[5]

HistoryEdit

After Wulfgar's servitude to Bruenor Battlehammer was complete, the dwarf-king forged Aegis-fang for his adopted son as a special gift.[1]

Wulfgar trained extensively with his new weapon.[6] He used it in two battles against dragons—Ingeloakastimizilian[7] and Shimmergloom—both with triumphant results. He also used it in a battle beside Drizzt Do'Urden and Bruenor when they were victorious in their brutal fight against the balor Errtu.[8]

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AppearancesEdit

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Video games are considered canon unless they contradict content in some other Forgotten Realms publication.

As well as appearing in many of R.A. Salvatore's novels, the weapon also appeared in Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn. The game tried to explain that the most powerful of its enchantments worked only in Wulfgar's hands and, as such, if he is slain in the game, it only functions as a +3 warhammer for the player.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 R.A. Salvatore (March 2005). The Crystal Shard. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-1606-0.
  2. R.A. Salvatore (March 2005). The Crystal Shard. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 09. ISBN 0-7869-1606-0.
  3. R.A. Salvatore (July 2003). The Thousand Orcs. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68. ISBN 978-0786929801.
  4. R.A. Salvatore (March 2005). The Crystal Shard. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 116. ISBN 0-7869-1606-0.
  5. R.A. Salvatore (March 2005). The Crystal Shard. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 147. ISBN 0-7869-1606-0.
  6. R.A. Salvatore (March 2005). The Crystal Shard. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 130. ISBN 0-7869-1606-0.
  7. R.A. Salvatore (March 2005). The Crystal Shard. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 210. ISBN 0-7869-1606-0.
  8. Warning: edition not specified for Passage to Dawn

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