Talisman of death
Symbol of the Reaper
They come at night and take their due
Like the fruit of the harvest
But the harvest is of souls, not grain.
Made of wood
They are the traditional weapon of an elf.
(At least in fantasy)
Powerful yet quiet,
They embody the spirit of a forest.
The kings of weapons in writers' minds,
Deadly yet graceful
Fighting for either Light or Dark,
They can carry enchantments
Or be merely a tool.
Which to use;
Which is best?