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Hust swords were made in the forges of Hust Hold in the realm of Kurald Galain. According to Yedan Derryg, they were capable of shearing all other blades in two.[1] These swords were quenched in the blood of dragons;[1] being forged to be able to slay Eleint if necessary.[2]

These swords were reportedly 'immortal', i.e., immune to damage, decay, or deterioration. If Hust swords did become damaged, they could heal themselves, given time.[1]

Hust swords could sense anyone of Eleint blood (including the Soletaken) who might be nearby. This 'recognition' did not apply to their owners, who could be of Eleint blood and still use these weapons.[3]

Hust blades protected their wielders from exhaustion, magic and mundane attacks. The swords also enhanced their owners' sword-fighting capabilities by 'fusing' with their wielders. This 'fusing', however, could result in extreme injury to the person fighting, as some extreme actions could be well beyond the physical limits of the wielder.

Hust weapons were known to be possessed, laughing and shrieking with glee as they slaughtered whoever dared to face them in battle.

In Toll the Hounds[]

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In Dust of Dreams[]

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In The Crippled God[]

"Hust. Killer of dragons. You will shield your wielder, to keep your joy alive. Hust, your terrible laughter reveals the madness of your maker."
―About Hust swords[src]

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In Forge of Darkness[]

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In Fall of Light[]

Telorast and Curdle, seeing the weapons in the hands of the Hust Legion, declared them "odd weapons. Tiste iron quenched in Vitr."[4]

Notable Wielders[]

Trivia[]

  • When asked to name his favourite of the many swords and knives that appeared in the Malazan series, author Steven Erikson chose the Hust blade.[11]

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