When great warriors die with a vow unfulfilled or a curse still upon them, they sometimes return to life as Wights. Other times, the spirit of the warrior passes directly into the sword he used in battle. These dark blades, known as Unholy Blades, contain the bloody thoughts of their wielder and are driven by a dark madness to be used for more slaughter. In the main, it lies still, waiting for someone to pick it up, whereupon it tries to dominate the mind of the holder and drive him to kill. If no one picks it up, it is also able to animate and attack without a wielder. Only shattering the blade will stop its relentless pursuit for blood.[1a]


  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Night's Dark Masters
    • 1a: pg. 139

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