Excalibur, the Sword of promised Victory
Despite being called the most noble sword of all, Excalibur actually looks very plain. It's nearly twice the blade length of a regular sword, longer than even a claymore, but has only a handle like a bastard sword, the swords usually used with 1 or 1 1/2 hands for stronger strikes.Guardian Beast:
The Guardian of Excalibur is called 'Arthur Pendragon'. Wearing a full plate armor in a very plain looking steel. However, it has very ornamentions on it, making it a true fitting armor for a king. In his hands, Arthur carries a longblade made out of the finest steel, ready to strike at those that have wretched hearts inside.Guardian Beasts World:
The inner world of the greatest of the sacred swords is actually the smallest inner world that was recorded so far. Being simply a small but beautiful lake with a looping forest around - meaning if you took off into the woods, you'd just appear right where you started again - Arthur sits on a beautifully crafted throne out of natural, living vines, vivid magic water and a steel that was crafted with skills far above any known today, right in the middle of an island in the lake. Anyone entering this world immedeatly notices the melancholy and sadness in this world, as it is only an imperfect version of Avalon, the world that Pendragon tried to create.Techniques: The Weight of Aeons:
This alone is the sole reason why nobody was able to even lift Excalibur in nearly nine thousand years, excluding one certain hero that refused to take this sword as his own. Excalibur is so heavy that it would be easier to lift the mountain in which Shimuras temple is built, the hilt alone seems to weigh twenty tons. The only ones even able to move Excalibur, even if it is just a bit, are those that Arthur deems worthy of this fine blade. The actual weight of the blade, without Arthur using his power to make it unuseable, it still nearly twenty times the normal for a blade of it's length, making it impossible to lift without inhuman strength in either case. This also increases the force behind each swing to extreme amounts.Boundary Field of the Wind God:
A protective barrier is erricted around Excaliburs blade, hilt and sheath. It is unknown who created it, since it clearly was added after the blades creation, but neither Misaiko nor Takuri did it. The boundary field makes it impossible for anyone to change or control the blade in any way or form - no enchanting can be done on it, powers that normally control a sword, metal, or plain Reiatsu all have no effect. It is as if the blade simply doesn't exist for them, and there is no way to touch it with such powers, as if it isn't even existing.
However, once someone is chosen by Excalibur and has the sword in the hands or at the side, the protection will extend to the wielder, making it impossible to control them against their will. Even mind control is completely useless.Sword of the true Ruler:
More a legend than an actual technique, it is said that Excalibur can only be used by those destined to be a king, queen, emperor or some other kind of ruler. In the going of time, it was said that only the destined King or Queen of the Sugiura could ever hope to lift this sword. Needless to say, Odyseus and Misaiko are both unable to move Excalibur even one inch.
("Ascending") As one begins to understand Excalibur, it unlocks the first release. The appearance of the weapon stays exactly the same, however, it now begins to emitt an aura of Reiatsu itself, and gains two new abilities:Illusionary Cut:
No fake world can stand before the truth of the Sacred Swords. Each and every strike of Excalibur can now cut through illusions and rip them apart, making illusionary techniques against the wielder and those close useless.Sharpened Blade:
Basicially, Excaliburs edge becomes razor sharp and more dangerous.Zenou:
("Almighty") Once the wielder grasps the full contept of Excalibur, it unlocks the second release, and first truth.
The appearance doesn't change in this form, either - however, a slight red aura is now around the metal of the sword. Unlocking new abilities on the concept of Excalibur, this form alone makes it one of the biggest dangers.Control Severing:
Besides nullifying illusions, Excalibur can now cleave right through anything that controls the outside world. Time control, gravity control, mind control, even full body control becomes ineffective once Excalibur is swung right through the air. The wielder becomes able to see the 'junctions' of Reiatsu and reality, and every single strike can be aimed at them instead of a real target - phasing out of reality, the sword can now pass right through someones body to lift a curse or control on them, and makes new control impossible for three posts.Eye of Truth:
Piercing deception and revealing what is beneath the surfaces, the wielder now sees the true appearance of things. A demon that was once a human would be revealed to the eyes of the one as the weakened being that it once was, a Hollow will take the form of the spirit it was at some point, even cyborgs and Methuselah are revealed in what they once were. This, however, can be a very cruel ability, as one who activates it just once will always have part of it lingering, and can never turn their head from the truth ever again, abandonning all innocence.Combinated Force:
This is an ability granted because of the very simple concept Excalibur has. The wielder can combine his own Sacred and natural abilities with Excaliburs, and thus, can enhance all his other skills with the ability to cut illusions and control-techniques. This does not extend to the Kyuu Kyous ability.Kyuu Kyou:
("Ultimate") A stage so powerful but still so plain and basic, that it can only be used for up to 5 posts. In this form, Excalibur changes it's shape for the first time.
Revealing the true sword of the king, Excalibur, the sword of promised Victory, takes form. Once someone gives themselves up to protect, this release activates for them for the first time and is aviable ever after. Besides radiating a strong light, Excalibur is now truely...
A sword that cuts.A Sword That Cuts:
When Excalibur was forged, the smith was very frustrated. He was the best smith of all times, but that was also his curse - even a simple knife made by him was magical and had some sort of power. However, everyone failed to grasp what was behind all of this, and how he achieved it - everyone seeked the secret from him, but nobody understood. In his final hours, he forged the last sword he ever made, out of the heaviest metal in the worlds. Giving up his soul to create the finest blade in history, only very few were ever able to wield it.
How much of the story is actually true is unknown. However, one thing is for certain: Excalibur has only one ability, the ability to cut. This plain thing is what swords were created for, and only someone understanding that will be able to even lift it. In this final form, Excaliburs cutting edge is so filled with the 'principe' of cutting that nothing can stop it. Excalibur cleaves right through shields, barriers, energy attacks and the elements that there is only one thing able to deflect it - another sword. Only those able to best the wielder in swordsmanship have a chance to win against it.Head-On:
However, this is not where the ability stops. Swords are made for direct contact, and only those fights are what can bring the wielder of the greatest of the Sacred Swords down - ranged attacks have only very weakened effects on them, a normal Cero would be completely ineffective. Even a level 90+ Kido couldn't disable the wielder of this blade.