This is a creation dedicated to the magnificent Scottish sword of old. The long and mighty Claymore.
The Old Claymore belonged to a young lad known as Hilt. He lived in the foothills of the countryside north of the most dominate clan in the region.
He was a shy fellow with only a father and two older sisters. His mother had passed at his birth, but had left him her fathers' hammer. Her family was known for their skills of smithing.
He grew up to be one of the most skillful smithies of his time. He had skillfully created the weapons of clan leaders from far and wide.
None told of the origin of their mighty swords that led them into battle over the years. They had signed a pact of secrecy which was in their contract upon commissioning. Their swords were works of art that possessed powerful magical properties. Powers of the clan could be magnified through the leaders sword and strike a most damaging blow. One that could change the outcome of the clans future and the demise of another.
Those leaders that did not possess a sword smithed by Hilt were surly to fall out of history. To this day, all clans have an origin of a Claymore that has determined their very existence.
This book is the journal of the once magnificent Hilt. It contains the detailed plans of each sword created in his lifetime. It also contains a list of clan leaders that no longer exist. The only connection as to why they do not, is listed within the deep pages of the journal. Those that wanted Hilt to create them a sword, but not follow his guidelines or attempted to betray him, paid dearly with their lives. They were struck down by the private sword of Hilt. The spine of his journal is the only image of that sword which he proudly named, The Old Claymore.