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Kyrdan and Xandu swords by Great-5 Kyrdan and Xandu swords by Great-5
Kýrdan and Xandu swords - Nick's Ultimate Armory of Badass

Trying something new here. More specifically, I'm trying out some of the techniques taught by the Gnomon Workshop concept art tutorials that *ZaetaK told me about ages ago. When I get to become a better artist I'm so gonna get myself one of those tutorial DVDs. Anyways I sketched these sword designs in figure drawing class a week or two ago, and was pretty damn pleased with the results so I decided to scan them using my scanner-printer (AKA the one that's not currently broken) and try out my new techniques in coloring them. Anyways here's the information on the two swords.

Kýrdan Arcblade

The legendary arcblade is the chosen weapon of the Kýrdan knights. It is a member of a family of melee weapons known as harmonic blades, or bladed weapons which vibrate at ultrasonic frequencies to greatly increase the cutting power of the blade. The arcblade, however, is unique because it uses a bizarre, crystal-based energy conversion system to produce the ultrasonic cutting frequency, which also energizes the blade, producing a glowing, blue-white corona discharge in the air as a byproduct of the energy conversion process, as well as a low audible buzz when the weapon is active. In addition, the high voltages used create an invisible electromagnetic energy field around the blade, the exact nature of which is not yet understood by humans, but which can be used to deflect shots from energy projectile weapons and some kinetic weapons...exactly how this works is not understood, but the Kýrdan have been known to be just as adept at deflecting shots back at the enemy as they are at slicing and thrusting with the sword itself. They are deadly opponents in battle.

DX9 Harmonic-Energy Bladed Weapon

The DX9 harmonic blade is a short, scimitar-like weapon that serves as one of the main weapons used by the warriors of the Holy Xandu Nation, the sworn enemies of the Kýrdan. Working on roughly the same principle as the Kýrdan arcblade, the DX9 is a much cruder weapon designed for chopping and hacking up the enemy at close range, and lacks the ability to produce a projectile-deflecting energy field. Whereas the arcblade emits almost no heat, the DX9 harmonic blade produces an immense amount of thermal and microwave radiation in addition to the ultrasonic vibrations of the blade. The blade of the weapon functions as an RF antenna, emitting massive amounts of microwaves. This radiation is a feature designed specifically to combat Kýrdan, as it disrupts their ability to use Ilúric energy for telekinesis and other useful abilities. The Xandu warriors who use the weapon are not affected by the radiation, as they wear insulated suits and armor that negates the effects.

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ThetaSigma7 Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The top blade looks much like a sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who. Very nice designs!
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Great-5 Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man.
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ThetaSigma7 Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:) You are welcome.
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:iconjackhologram:
may i have permission to model these into 3d models and post a picture of the finished 3d model on my blog and on deviant art. I will post a link here and note you as the creator of the original design.
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Great-5 Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, go ahead. These designs (or at least the arcblade's design) have since changed, making the designs shown here obsolete and thus public domain...erm, I guess. I'm pretty fickle with my designs, I change them...a lot. So yeah, I look forward to seeing what you come up with, especially if you're gonna texture them and create finished renders of the designs. Just remember that parts of these weapons glow, so follow that accordingly, and also don't forget to link me to the finished products, because I seriously wanna see them! Good luck :3
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BlasterAdreis Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the art and the ideas behind them, especially the top one.
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Great-5 Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, and thanks for giving the top one some attention...it seems most people only care about the one on the bottom.
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BlasterAdreis Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya welcome. I'm a softy for falchion-like swords, and that top one has that nice little dip at the tip, so I love it.
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Great-5 Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man
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