Bearers of the Sword
The Shannara Chronicles
Referred To In:
The World of Shannara
It was forged to defend against lies that enslave and conceal. It sought truth where truth was concealed by deception and lies. Through revelation it empowered however, this empowerment came at a cost. Like all Elven magic, it drew it power from its bearer. Its strength and effectiveness therefore relied on the strength of the bearer. The stronger the bearer the more effective the magic. The sword relied on the bearer’s willingness to shed personal deceptions, lies, half-truths and lies to see clearly the same in others. To wield it required a strength of will and heart: someone who would not shrink from the fear and pain and doubt that the truths revealed would cause.
First King of Shannara
Jerle Shannara held the Sword in Arborlon until his death. His successor also held the Sword for a time, before having it placed in a block of tre-stone and sending it to Paranor.1First King of Shannara – p 482
The Sword of Shannara
After the destruction of the Warlock Lord the sword was left in Tyrsis.