Sara Pezzini, a homicide detective, finds a weapon of ancient power. This is a talisman of myth and
lore. Supposedly belonging to many of the goddesses and some of the women saints of the past. Sara must learn how to use this
gauntlet called the witchblade or it will use her. Now she has many more friends and many more enemies than ever imagined.
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The origins of the Witchblade are shrouded in myth and speculation, obscured further by the veil
of prehistory. Where did the Blade come from? No one has examined the Witchblade in its extended, deadly form and lived to
tell about it, but those who have had the opportunity to examine the bracelet, say that it is made of a synthesized metal,
some elements of which are unidentifiable as Earthly materials. Others say that the Blade was undoubtedly hammered from a
type of iron found in the weapons of ancient Iran. In Avesta, the prayer book of the ancient Persian Zorastrians, a
kind of iron-alloy, similar to that of the Blade, is mentioned.
"Blend iron's edge with
the sun of gold.
Could gold alloyed or admixt be...
and chilled in wine-dark blood,
Thus is born the thirsty Blade, never dulled."
this theory was questioned by Vatican scholars in the 30s, who found that design work on the bracelet predated the use of
iron in the Persian region by nearly 1000 years.
Tales of weaponry endowed with supernatural powers have cropped up
throughout history. Some of the oldest known Celtic writings tell of an army of Witchblade Wielders, men and women, chosen
in ancient times while in their mother's womb for their warrior destiny. The legend goes on to say that a Wielder Banrighinn,
known only as Mistress of the Blade, who taught the ancient ways of battle to this chosen army, grew angry with her lover,
one of the Wielder Knights, and henceforth, men were prohibited from handling the Blade. According to this ancient tale, from
which sections are missing, a great darkness visited the Earth, from which the Wielders disappeared, and their line was seen
A similar legend appeared in the ruins of Troy, where Queen Myrene, the first known Wielder was buried. In
it, this same army of warriors is said to have been from the city of Atlantis, and that they disappeared at the time that
fabled city met its uncertain end.
The Bladeweilders of the past
500 B.C... Myrene-Amazon Queen
480 B.C... Artemisia-A female advisor of Xerxes, ruler of the persian empire
B.C... Cleopatra-Egyptian Queen
61 A.D... Boudicca-Celtic Warrior Queen
70 A.D... Cathian-Celtic Maid
A.D... Septima Zenobia-governed Syria from 250 to
1199 A.D... Itagaki-A japanese woman of the samurai
A.D... Joan of Arc-french peasent Girl
1481 A.D... The Spanish inquisition-Used to further the cause of the inquisitors
A.D... New World Exploration-Given to Hernado Cortes to help surrpress the local population during his explorations
A.D... The Salem Witch Trials-believed to have caused Elizabeth Parris's and Abigail Williams witch like visions and paranoia
because of there supossed contact with the blade
1854 A.D... Florence Nightingale-A nurse
1900 A.D... Marie
Curie-scientist from poland
1936 A.D... The Brink of War-Hitler an avid collector of objects of power mysteriously
now owns the Digitabulum Magi.(Witchblade)
1940 A.D... Elizabeth Bronte-A linguist working as a spy during world war
1950 A.D... Kenneth Irons- A very sucessful business man
1959 A.D... Dominque Boucher-former model
A.D... Sara Pezzini-A New York City Detictive