Monday, September 20, 2010

Terry Pratchet Knighted, Forges Own +1 Sword from Meteorite

Image: Associated Press
Seriously, you cannot get more baddass fantasy than making your own magic sword! Pratchett was recently knighted by the Queen (Helloooooo! Wait, that's Julia Child, nevermind) and to commemorate the event he MADE HIS OWN SWORD From (really, that's your website's name? Okay, fine.)...
Pratchett, believing the sword would not truly be his own unless it was made from metal he had produced, found a field with deposits of iron ore near his home in Wiltshire, west of London. He gathered the deposits and smelted the iron ore himself.
But wait, it gets better:
Pratchett, who has Alzheimer's disease, also said he had thrown in "several pieces of meteorites — thunderbolt iron, you see — highly magical, you’ve got to chuck that stuff in whether you believe in it or not".
Read the whole, completely true and awesome story.

Image: Associated Press
Congrats Sir Pratchett! 

/Hat tip to Boing Boing.