Friday, March 21, 2008

Frostmourne Hungers

"Whoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal.
Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit."

If you're a fan of WarCraft III, Frostmourne should be a name of no stranger to you. It's the Runeblade of the evil Lich King Ner'zhul, which ensnared the soul of Prince Arthas Menethil into killing his own father and destroying his kingdom. In Frozen Throne, the expansion set of WarCraft III, Prince Arthas ultimately defeated Illidan Stormrage, an Elven Demon Hunter, and shattered the icy prison of Ner'zhul, sealing his soul with the Lich King forever.

Prince Arthas sitting on the Frozen Throne was one of my favorite wallpapers several years back.
Image from Frozen Throne's official site.

No matter how evil the Runeblade is said to be in the story of the game, its design is truly one of a kind. The huge goat skull on the chappe, thorns and spikes on the edges, and rune symbols down the fuller really make this blade look extremely cool. Even after years of not playing the game anymore, I can still remember clearly the scene where Arthas pulls out Frostmourne and kneels in front of his father. The closeup of Frostmourne after that is just plain awesome.

Epic Weapons is currently developing Frostmourne as their flagship product. The specifications of this replica from the website:
* 47" Overall Length with 28" Stainless Steel Blade
* Genuine Leather Wrapped Grip
* Limited Edition Sword
* Embedded with Patented G2G Authenticity Microchip
* Collector's Display Mount
* Limited Edition Poster
* Certificate of Authenticity
* Game 2 Gear Handheld Authenticity Reader

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The news about this blade is also available on the homepage of Blizzard Entertainment.
Image from Frozen Throne's Epic Weapons.

The price is $379. Moreover, if you're one of the first 100 customers to get this sword, your name will be added a special page on the website as one of "Arthas's Army of Disciples" ^^;

So, would you surrender your soul (and your wallet XD) to Frostmourne?