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Ash Wand was the two-handed sword of Uncle Doj, the last surviving master of the Path of the Sword among the Nyueng Bao. A masterfully-crafted weapon, its blade was three feet long, and although thin and narrow, was forged of superior steel. Forged by the Nyueng Bao swordsmith Dinh Luc Doc – whose hallmark was placed near the hilt – it was reputedly 400 years old by the time of Bleak Seasons.

Uncle Doj used Ash Wand to slay many enemies during the events of the Books of Glittering Stone:

  • When Pal Subhir's Taglian soldiers were committing their mass murder of Nyueng Bao civilians during the Siege of Dejagore, Doj killed six of them in as many seconds, with Murgen as witness.
  • During the Stranglers' raid of the Palace of Taglios, Doj killed six expert Strangler assassins with it. One of the men had been hacked gruesomely, "laid open from left shoulder to right hip".
  • During the Battle of Charandaprash of She Is the Darkness, Doj slew "about fifty" Stranglers using Ash Wand, as the elderly but experienced Ky Gota covered his back.
  • Doj delivered severe, but non-fatal, cuts to Soulcatcher using the sword. She survived only on account of her supernatural reflexes and excellence with sorcery.
  • Unexpectedly, the weapon proved useless in combat against the Khadidas – a demon of Kina in possession of Goblin's body – who killed Doj and his student Thai Dei during Soldiers Live.
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