Magdaer is a legendary sword and ancient holy artifact forged in Orr, dating back to a time when the Six Human Gods walked among the humans and lived in the City of Arah. Its sister sword, Sohothin, was once Balthazar's own sword.
At some point in time, Magdaer and Sohothin were given by the gods as gifts to the Ascalonian royal line to ensure continued peace. Over time, Ascalonians began crafting duplicates of these two blades, the Fiery Dragon Swords.
In the concluding battle of the charr invasion of Ascalon in 1090 AE, King Adelbern cast the Foefire, an extremely powerful spell formulated by the Six themselves that wiped out the city's invaders and raised the fallen Ascalon Army into spectral undeath, shattering Magdaer in the process. It is said that if either Magdaer or Sohothin returns to Ascalon City in the hands of the rightful king of Ascalon, then the Ascalonian spirits will finally be put to rest.
- The Shattered Sword object disappears at the end of Ascalonian Catacombs' story mode, as it was removed by Eir Stegalkin.
- The "spectral" Magdaer that King Adelbern wields shares a skin with Jormag's Breath skin. The actual sword object uses a different model, however, which matches Sohothin's new model created for Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire.
- ^ Comment by Connie Griffith, Reddit.com
- ^ a b Plan of Attack
- Rytlock Brimstone: This story began a thousand years ago, when this ritual was first formulated by the humans' gods—the Six. The Six gave them magic. At the same time, they also gave one of them a magical crown and two magical swords to protect the kingdom.
- <Character name>: Sohothin and Magdaer. And King Adelbern had inherited the crown?
- Rytlock Brimstone: Exactly. The crown was designed to break into four parts. When the fragments are separated, they're hard to see. This was a safeguard to keep this powerful item from falling into the wrong hands. [...]
- Rytlock Brimstone: It all hinges on Sohothin, my sword. There were originally two of them—Sohothin and another called Magdaer. They were given to the Ascalonians as protection against invasion.
- Rytlock Brimstone: A couple hundred years ago, Sohothin was wielded by Rurik, son of King Adelbern. He was killed by a Stone Summit dwarf. It came into my care several years ago.
- <Character name>: How did you get it?
- Rytlock Brimstone: Irrelevant. Point is that its partner, Magdaer, is the sword Adelbern used to curse the Ascalonians. I've long suspected that Sohothin is the blade that can break the curse.
- <Character name>: Okay. So, how?
- Rytlock Brimstone: I've had my snout buried in scrolls and books at the Priory. One of the scholars there has been helping me tack together the history. I finally found a reference to the ritual.
- <Character name>: And you trust the source?
- Rytlock Brimstone: It's got an Orrian stamp on it, which makes it so old, it's got to be legitimate.
- ^ Reunion with the Pact Logan Thackeray: So, he had Sohothin and the crown of the Ascalonian king who set the curse in the first place. I see why he thought it might actually work. The legend says only an heir...
- ^ Ascalonian Catacombs (story)
- Eir: Magdaer is shattered, but I know a blacksmith who can mend these pieces.
- Rytlock Brimstone: Did you really think that if you got me a sword you'd earn forgiveness?
- Eir: For you? The sword would be for Logan.