D&D 3.0: Tales from Mystara
Swords of Power
The Twelve Swords of Power
The Swords were created by the Immortals with the intention to use the Swords to play a game, pitting nations of mortals against one another, to relieve their boredom. By making the Swords and scattering them throughout the land, the gods hoped to derive amusement as men and women sought them out and lorded power over each other.
The Swords are all physically identical in design. Each Sword has a bright, double-edged blade a meter long, that is a centimeter at its thickest, and has a simple black hilt with straight crossbar. The steel of the blade is mottled, with a subtle translucent pattern that seems to extend to impossible depths. The hilt is an unknown black material, hard but also comfortable. The Swords are all surgically sharp and resistant to all forms of damage. They never rust, dull, tarnish, or soil.
The sword did caused a lot of grief and problems for mortals and immortals until the group Epic Adventurers was able to round them all up and destroy them.