So in my series, magic works like this: there is an alternate universe called Azulorn where a metal called azulorum is found. When a dragon visits this place, an object forged from azulorum calls to them. It could be a ring, a helmet, an dagger, anything that can be used or worn. The dragon leaves Azulorn and their azulor (azra in modern Dragonese) is awakened, allowing them to perform magic. Their implement usually has a magical power, nothing major unless the user modifies it with further enchantments, and is indestructible. When the user dies, the object returns to Azulorn, wiped of its enchantments, and awaits its next user to find it. (It doesn't do this until two generations have passed, so a user can pass on his implement to his grandchild or something before it disappears from the world.) There are five swords forged from azulorum that are special. They are bound to the physical realm-- they cannot return to Azulorn, either naturally as other artifacts do or via a dragon taking them into Azulorn with them. They cannot be enchanted further than they are, but they are already the most powerful magical artifacts in existence, so they don't need to be. These swords are called the Elder Swords. They have the power to become one sword that contains power that dwarfs the swords' power individually. The Shuzirons want to protect the swords for this reason, while the Kenjai want to unite them for their own purposes. Each sword manifests a type of power. Siothra-- mental power Aciphar-- magical power Aeleron-- natural power Thugron-- physical power Qualor-- perceived power So Siothra would give you intelligence, Aciphar would heighten your magic, Aeleron would make you a bender (with the bonus of harnessing plant life as well as the elements), Thugron would make you stronger and faster, while Qualor does... what? Perceived power is political power, monetary power, etc, which wouldn't do much in a swordfight, would it? How should this sword manifest its power? Why do we do what the government tells us? Why do we want money?