The whirling scimitar was a Zakharan magical weapon that could bestow the ability to fly.[1]


This item usually appeared as a scimitar, but versions in the form of a broadsword or two-handed sword also existed. It was most common in the lands of Zakhara but could be found elsewhere, too.[1]


Used in a fight, the whirling scimitar showed a stronger magical attack potential against flying creatures than against others and a still stronger one against those from the Elemental Plane of Air. When whirled above the head of the wielder instead of attacking, it bestowed the ability of a fly spell. The ability to fly stopped immediately if the wielder lost hold of the weapon.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 James Wyatt and Steve Berman (February 1998). “Bazaar of the Bizarre: Miracles of Flight”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #244 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 76–82.

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