Once, in an ancient time, Man and God waged a grand war across the heavens. Mankind thought itself strong and independent now, but Man's works were nothing in the face of the power of the Sword of God, and all the great nations perished and there was a great cataclysm.
But when God saw his work, he felt penitence, and so cast his sword down from the heavens, promising never again to war against Man. The Sword of God crashed into a mountain, and stands there yet, cracked and broken, a sign of God's oath to Mankind.
Occasionally, the pious traveler or zealous paladin may venture there on a pilgrimage, to see the divine weapon for themselves, and reaffirm the covenant between Man and God once more.
Tis' my gift for Gecimen in Pixelation's Secret Santa 2012! I mostly just took Gecimen's 'epic fantasy' prompt and ran with that.
(alt title: Always A Bigger Compensator)
Some random ideas and WIPs that I coughed up as follows:
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