Sunday, March 27, 2011
Hawkmoon, The Jewel in the Skull #3: Part Three of Four
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The Runestaff is one of the major artifacts in Michael Moorcock's multiverse. The Black Sword (whose aspects in Elric's milieu are the soul-stealing swords Stormbringer and Mournblade) is another. The Black Jewel, which manifested itself in the world of Hawkmoon as the Jewel implanted in Hawkmoon's skull, is akin to the Black Sword. Another artifact, the most powerful, is the Cosmic Balance: it powers the Runestaff to produce Order. The Horn of Fate is still another artifact or power. Often artifacts are carried by the Champion Eternal. Some of the artifacts have servants.
The enigmatic Warrior in Jet and Gold serves the Runestaff, as does Orland Fank of the Orkneys.