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Gaurof Sword

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Gaurof Sword
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Location(s) A city bordering Gerudo Desert
Use(s) Driving off and sealing deities
Comparable Item(s) Master Sword

The Gaurof Sword, also known as the Secret Sword,[1][2] is a powerful weapon in the Twilight Princess manga by Akira Himekawa.

Location and Uses

Before the manga's events, the Gaurof Sword was kept in a city that guarded the border of a desert.[3] It was rumored to be stronger than magic and have the power to drive off a god.[4][5] For unknown reasons it was embedded in a stone and the city's youth were forbidden to go near it.[6] Thousands had tried to pull the Sword from the stone but failed.[7]

Darpa takes Link, Rioma, and Zeu to see the Gaurof Sword, as he wishes to acquire it.[4] Rioma reminds him that they were told not to go near it by parents and teachers.[6] Darpa ignores this statement and goes forward.[8] He tries to pull the Sword from its stone and fails.[9] Darpa urges Link to try, saying that if he pulls it out, he will be a hero.[10] Unaware of the glowing Triforce mark on his hand, Link draws the Sword from its stone.[11] The crack in the stone where the Sword was embedded sucks the boys and city inside, with the Gaurof Sword itself in the midst.[12] A death god rises and pulls Link down with it into the darkness.[13] Link is the only survivor of this catastrophe.[14]

Design

The Gaurof Sword appears to have taken inspiration from the Master Sword. It has the same blade shape and shallow fuller that the Master Sword is often seen with. It also has a diamond shaped gemstone in the crossguard's center similar to the Master Sword's. The Gaurof Sword being stuck in a stone nobody can free it from, except a certain individual, may have been taken from Arthurian legend.

References

  1. "The Secret Sword!" (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 141)
  2. "Secret Sword? You don't mean the Gaurof Sword, do you?" (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 141)
  3. "My hometown was close to the desert-A city that guarded the border." (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 139)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "... I'm gonna get a Sword that's stronger than magic!" (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 140)
  5. "I hear it was the power to drive off a god." (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 141)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Let's not do this, Darpa. We've been told not to go near that thing since we were kids. By parents and teachers..." (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 141)
  7. "That Sword is stuck in stone. Thousands have tried to pull it out, but failed." (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 141)
  8. "If you're scared of getting in trouble, go back!" (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 141)
  9. "Umph! Umph! Rggh! I can't pull it out!" (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 142)
  10. "Tsk! Hey, Link! Give it a try!... If you pull it out, you'll be a hero!" (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 142)
  11. "I did it..." (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 144)
  12. "It's pulling us in!" (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 145)
  13. "A Death God?! Let me go! Let go of my hand!" (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 147)
  14. "Why did I alone survive? I don't know!" (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 149)
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