The Dark is Rising Wiki
Advertisement

The Sword of the Pendragon was one of the Things of Power, and known as Eirias, which means "blazing". The crystal sword was ancient, used by the heir of King Arthur to cut the ripe branch of the Midsummer's tree. In the presence of the Dark, it burns with blue fire. The sword was crafted by Gwyddno Garanhir for the Light, but because it is a double-edged sword, it can also be used by the Dark.

The Sword of Pendragon is the fourth of the Things of the Power, and the most powerful. It always point to the east, because it represents the sunshine.

Appearance

A thin core of gold runs down the centre of the crystal blade from the handle, a golden handle behind an ornate crosspiece hilt, inlaid with mother-of-pearl.

Fate of the Sword

King Arthur Pendragon takes Eirias away with him to whatever final destination all the Old Ones are headed to.



Advertisement