|The Sword of Aeons|
230 (in TLC)
|Acquisition||Chamber of Fate|
The Sword of Aeons is a bloodforged ancient weapon in Fable and Fable: The Lost Chapters, in which securing the sword against Jack of Blades becomes a major plot line. The sword is revealed to have an ancient connection to the bloodline of the protagonist.
To be activated, the Sword requires the blood of a descendant of the Archon. Before it can be activated, however, the seal on it must be broken. In order to do so, one wishing to gain the Sword must travel to the abbey in Hook Coast with at least one descendant of the Archon (although if what Maze says while performing the ritual is any indication, it is preferable to have more) and complete some sort of ritual near the front of the temple. Once that happens, the Septimal Key appears, and must then be used to activate the Focus Sites throughout Albion; doing so reveals the sword. To achieve full power, the Sword requires the death of at least one descendant of the Archon per user. The precise reason for this is never stated, although it likely has to do with the fact that William Black was its first human wielder and his soul dwells within the sword.
The sword itself is acquired in the Chamber of Fate, after Jack of Blades is defeated. In order to wield it, the Hero must sacrifice his sister or the Hero can cast it into the vortex opened by Jack's death and destroy the sword. In Fable: The Lost Chapters, choosing to destroy the Sword of Aeons gives the Hero the option of receiving Avo's Tear, an equally powerful sword. The sword has an attack strength of 550 points in the original Fable, reduced to 230 points in The Lost Chapters.
The oldest of all weapons. The Sword of Aeons was bloodforged long before the Old Kingdom. Once unlocked, its power is the power of all Albion.
The Tales of Albion reveal that the Sword of Aeons originally belonged to Jack of Blades, but was stolen from him by William Black, when the latter was sucked into the Void. The sword spoke to Black, promising to help him slay the Court if he surrendered his soul. This was agreed, and Black used the sword to defeat the three members of the Court, and ultimately free Albion.
- The moral opposite to the Sword of Aeons is Avo's Tear, obtainable only if the Hero is good and chose to destroy The Sword of Aeons.
- It is possible to get both The Sword of Aeons and Avo's Tear by defeating Jack, then hero saving with the sword in hand. Then quit, and start the game again. When starting again, you will appear in front of the Chamber of Fate doors before fighting Jack. Not only will you be able to kill Jack with the sword, but you can now spare Theresa, and then be able to retrieve Avo's Tear.
- This appears to have been fixed in the PC/Steam version of Fable TLC, upon restart, you start back in the map room, equip with The Stick. The same happens if you play fable on the Xbox 360