CDC #431 – Forged In Fire

Your challenge this week is to create an original and unique weapon. It can be modern futuristic or historic in design. The entry should be an image of the weapon only.

The winner this week will receive my design of the warrior that would wield such an awesome piece of weaponry.

Feel free to include a brief written description of the weapon and its’ intended user. Totally optional

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, September 22nd.

13 Responses to CDC #431 – Forged In Fire

  1. Avatar ForgivenMonster

    The sword is named “Lua” after the Roman goddess to whom soldiers sacrificed captured weapons to. Named such to signify being above all other swords on the battlefield. In my version the blood of the fallen by this sword would charge the weapon up and make it sharper, able to cut through anything as battle went on. It also made it exponentially more durable. It would start to give off a noticeable glow.

    https://www.deviantart.com/forgivenmonster/art/Lua-813495947?ga_submit_new=10%3A1568653765

  2. ForgivenMonster:
    The sword is named “Lua” after the Roman goddess to whom soldiers sacrificed captured weapons to. Named such to signify being above all other swords on the battlefield. In my version the blood of the fallen by this sword would charge the weapon up and make it sharper, able to cut through anything as battle went on. It also made it exponentially more durable. It would start to give off a noticeable glow.

    https://www.deviantart.com/forgivenmonster/art/Lua-813495947?ga_submit_new=10%3A1568653765

    “The entry should be an image of the weapon only”.

  3. Avatar ForgivenMonster

    Overlooked the “image of weapon only” part. Here is “Lua” by itself.

    https://www.deviantart.com/forgivenmonster/art/Lua-813591865?ga_submit_new=10%3A1568725054

  4. https://www.deviantart.com/solderinggunslinger/art/Sword-Of-The-Will-813888576?ga_submit_new=10%3A1568959470
    Sorry for the “celestial” theme, but I can’t help but imagine it in any other way. The weapon is called “The Sword of The Will” and is one of three artifacts connected to Truth, Power, and Law.

  5. The Valor Blade
    https://www.deviantart.com/palazzocdc/art/Palazzo-ValorBlade-813918642

    This sword is enchanted to greatly increase the wielder’s speed, strength, agility, and stamina. The blade can slice through nearly any material. Additionally, the light it emits inspires hope and courage in others to withstand the forces of evil.

  6. “Gorgasm” a giant, high-tech saw blade that doubles as a long range laser/rifle wielded by my Original character “Tragik”
    https://www.deviantart.com/samikaze13/art/Gorgasim-785332988

  7. Has many translations through time and space, but it is the…..SCEPTER of POWER!

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ams-sceptre-of-power-sept-2019.png

  8. Grimshall

    Forged in the pits of Tartarus, its power is matched by no other. Able to kill any being, either mortal, immortal, undead, god or demon, this sword gives its owner absolute rule over any dominion.

    It uses the souls of the beings it has slain as added power, the more souls it collects…the more powerful it becomes.

    It is known as ” The Immortal Killer”

    http://fav.me/ddgmmx8

  9. The Dragon’s Eye

    https://www.deviantart.com/steelgeneral2/art/SWeyers-DRAGONS-EYE-814043277

    Forged from a strange meteoric metal, dragon bones, teeth, horns and the actual living eye of a ancient gold dragon.

  10. THE REJUVENATOR:https://www.deviantart.com/nerd0and0proud/art/NerdAndProud-The-Rejuvinator-814047358?ga_submit_new=10%3A1569090820&fbclid=IwAR0Hs-Yx6a8OWjkVZcbEa6H1y-XY_Z_1eeXgSvcVuMR4eeEtEhF675ycK68

    An ancient and evil staff, with the power to control the minds of others. It can be used to wipe, read, and control minds. It is called the rejuvenator because it is often used by dark rulers to shape their subjects into perfect versions of themselves. It is usually used as a staff or scepter, but has often also been used in combat. The magic it wields also makes it incredibly lightweight. This magic also allows the user to alter its length, creating more options for gripping and defensive moves. The staff is usually wielded by a dark king who rules over his land with an iron fist.

  11. Avatar Greggory Basore

    The Sword of Death & The Shield of Life
    https://www.deviantart.com/greggorybasore/art/GreggoryBasore-SwordOfDeathShieldOfLife-814103590?ga_submit_new=10%3A1569123626

    Long ago, there was a sorcerer who wanted nothing more than to live forever, but being a learned man of various ways and means in the magical arts, the sorcerer knew that one fundamental principle above all was eternally inviolable “Nothing comes without a price.”

    While the will and desire to live might be infinite, the energy needed to sustain a mortal form is not. So the sorcerer devised a blade which would leave no wound upon flesh or bone, but would instead draw forth and absorb the life force of whosoever it should cut. Next the Sorcerer created a shield, linked to the sword, which would convert the energy stolen from one host, into a healing power that could sustain the body of it’s barer.

    With these two items, the sorcerer lived long enough to see everyone he’d ever loved or cared about not only die, but fade far enough into the past to be forgotten by all but himself. He lived long enough to see the civilized world itself become a thing of antiquity.

    Centuries after his home city had been reduced to ruins and the very capitol of mighty Atlantis had been razed in wars between clashing mages, the sorcerer lived on, seeing the final curse of the Atlantians against their foes spiral out of control, making all it touched into dull witted savages. The sorcerer witnessed mankind slide further and further into ignorance and barbarism

    Unable to fathom living on in a world filled with only brutish animals, the sorcerer concocted a cure for the Curse of Atlantis. It would take the form of a fruit that would slowly chip away at the magic’s effect, though it would take millennia for the effect to undo the curse and once again, it would require a price. To imbue a tree with the magic to sustain itself long enough to keep bearing fruit for enough generations to undo the Atlantian Curse, the sorcerer would need to give his own life. A steep price to be sure, but little enough when balanced against the horror of watching humanity rendered into a permanent state of savagery.

    So the sorcerer sealed his weapons in a cave, went to the garden he’d prepared for his tree and whispered a prayer to any gods who might be listening to grant whatever mercy they would give to the fallen race of man.

  12. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly