The Hope of Erethor
Silence and Fury
Legendary Elf fighting knives
3rd Level: Both weapons gain a +1 enhancement bonus. The character is treated as having the Two-Weapon Fighting feat when wielding both knives.
6th Level: Silence gains the ability to invoke a silence around its wielder once per day, as the spell. Fury gains the ability to shatter as the spell once per day.
9th Level: Both weapons gain a +2 enhancement bonus. The character is treated as having the Improved Two-Weapon Fighting feat when wielding both knives.
12th Level: The first time any foe is struck by Silence in an encounter, he must make a Fortitude save or be deafened permanently. The first time any foe is struck by Fury in an encounter, he must make a Fortitude save or be stunned for 1d4 rounds.
15th Level: Both weapons gain a +3 enhancement bonus. The character is treated as having the Greater Two-Weapon Fighting feat when wielding both knives.
Note: Unless wielded together, Silence and Fury lose all abilities other than the enhancement bonuses.
The origin of these legendary fighting knives is unknown. Most scholars agree that the first appearance of these weapons was on the battlefield of Eris Aman during the orcish invasion at the end of the First Age. Although the Battle of Three Kingdoms is not the largest in the history of Eredane, most agree that it is the most significant. Had the combined defenders failed to break the orc hordes, it is likely that Erethor would have fallen within weeks. Without the elves, the rest of Eredane would have fallen in turn.
Of the many powerful magic items that surfaced on that battlefield, the knives known as Silence and Fury are spoken of more than any other in legends and songs. They are reported in the hands of several great elven heroes during the battle, many of which did not return. This has led to speculation that the knives are actually two spirits that can inhabit weapons and grant them magical powers. This is only a legend, however, as any who have wielded or encountered the knives can attest. The knives do seem to have a will of their own and can only be found by those who will wield them in defense of the great forest of Erethor.
After the Battle of Three Kingdoms, the knives were lost for over 200 years, until they resurfaced during the Sarcosan invasion. The knives were used by elven assassins to get close to the Sarcosan generals at the Battle of Pethurin, where the elves forced a Sarcosan retreat that eventually ended with the signing of a peace treaty. Once again the blades disappeared, and though it was expected that they would turn up in defense of the elven homeland when necessary, the blades have been silent during both the second and third wars with Izrador. No one knows the current location of the blades, and their disappearance has, among the elves, long been thought to be an ill omen.
Silence and Fury were recently uncovered in a secret vault uncovered in the depths of Stone Deep and are currently being wielded by Sparrow . Whether he and his companions will survive the demon haunted halls of the ancient Alethar city to return the blades to the stage of history remains to be seen.