(below is an excerpt from my novel)
The legendary sword in Celestra that Rixie heard about in Kenston was Revenge. It was crafted early in the Age of Magic by a gray elf, with the sole purpose of slaying Kor’Tuul Skullhammer, a half-orc, half-giant that united many tribes of orcs around Celestra. The gray elves lived in the mountains that encircled Celestra, a reclusive, withdrawn people dedicated to magical research, art, and the protection of Celestra. Kor’Tuul and his army invaded Celestra and wiped out most of its inhabitants, including its fairy queen (successor of Quellaxu, Sylanliell). The stronger the need for revenge from the wielder of Revenge, the stronger the magic of the sword. The gray elf loved the fairy queen with all his heart, deemed her the most majestic, purest being alive. He led a small force into conquered Celestra and downed Kor’Tuul. The elf ironically plunged Revenge into the skull of Kor’Tuul Skullhammer, and left it there.
Much like master jedi, the strongest of the fairies could only lose their physical form upon death, their spirits always remained behind and took on specific duties, generally as guardians of something or somewhere. The spirit of the fairy queen butchered by Skullhammer dedicated her “afterlife” to being the guardian of Revenge. She wished to ensure that it would never fall into the hands of any who would do evil.
Revenge remained planted in the skull of Kor’Tuul for more than three thousand years. Just prior to the Godswar, Feyzura learned of its location, and implemented a plan to retrieve it. Her tool was Larrian Dragonetti, a human nobleman of Strongal. His parents had been tortured and then murdered by the king of Strongal in a court purge to solidify rule. The king sold Larrian to slavery at a young age. Larrian vowed revenge. Feyzura made sure Larrian discovered the whereabouts of the sword, and made sure he retrieved it. The fairy queen spirit allowed it. For all his faults, paramount among them alcoholism, Larrian was a just man. Feyzura used her deceptive magic to make the current queen of Celestra become the vile king of Strongal in Larrian’s mind. She teleported Larrian into the central vale of Celestra, home of the fairy queen, and obscured the setting with a magical fog. Larrian was placed so that he immediately caught sight of his arch-nemesis, the king of Strongal, in reality the fairy queen, and charged him. Her. The sword Revenge allowed him to ward off much of the magic from the assault of a number of fairies, the source of the spells obscured to Larrian. The former nobleman, former slave from Strongal cut the fairy queen’s head off.
Feyzura herself felt no burning need for revenge on anyone. Perhaps revenge on the world, for not putting her in charge, but that had no impact on the sword. Everyone was a useful idiot to her, to be manipulated to further her own ends, and was so savvy at using others, she had no true enemies at the time, just useful pawns. She considered the sword to be insurance against treachery, namely from Vey’Ghul, her ally and co-conspirator that helped her launch the Godswar. To say nothing of large swaths of beings that desperately wanted to get revenge on the Mistress of Evil. She certainly wanted access to the powerful manna tree, hoping she could figure out how to use it to burgeon her own powers. The queen of Celestra was a demigoddess in her own right, and could draw vast power from the manna tree. Too dangerous a foe for Feyzura, who always preferred to use others to fight her battles anyway. Larrian was just another useful pawn in that regard. Feyzura ensured that Larrian wound up in chains again after he served his purpose, enslaved just as he had been all those years ago in his youth.
Shown below: Sylanliell (the spirit) in contemplation before Revenge and the corpse of Skullhammer.