The Excalibur is one of the two Holy Swords wielded by The Legendary King, King Arthur Pendragon, of Camelot. According to Rias, the Excalibur is a holy weapon that was created through means of magic and alchemy by those who reached the territory of God. At some point, the original Excalibur was broken, and the pieces were made into seven different swords with the name "Excalibur" in them and two of the blades were each stored by the Catholic Church, Protestant Church of England, and the Eastern Orthodox Church. Valper Galilei, known as the "Genocide Archbishop", previously did human experiments to find people who were capable of using the pieces of Excalibur, and disposed of those who were not able of doing so. Yuuto Kiba was one of the people involved in the experiments, which caused him to grow a deep hatred towards the Excaliburs and anyone related to it. It is later revealed that the Holy Project was a success, however, there was a requirement to wield the Holy Swords: the candidate must have a mass property of a light attribute in their body. Therefore, Valper removed the light property from candidates to transfer the necessary element to someone that had the capacity of wielding a Holy Sword. However, this transfer resulted in the deaths of the donors. Due to this, he was excommunicated from the Church.
In Volume 3 of the novels, the Fallen Angel Kokabiel led his men into stealing an Excalibur from each Church under the intention of starting another Great War. Kokabiel later defeats Irina and took her Excalibur Mimic, and orders Valper to fuse the four Excaliburs into one. However, after Xenovia and Yuuto broke the Fused Excalibur, Irina takes the remaining pieces of the Excaliburs, along with Xenovia's Excalibur Destruction, back to the Church to be repaired. Also in Volume 3, Xenovia states that a method to artificially produce light attribute without having to harvest it from people has been developed, allowing for the creation of more Holy Sword wielders.
In Volume 12, all seven Excalibur fragments are fused into the Durandal after Arthur Pendragon abandons the Excalibur Ruler by having his sister give it to Irina, who brought it to the Heavens while repairing the Ex-Durandal.
In Volume 19, during the battle against the exorcists that rebelled against the Church, Ewald Cristaldi wielded a replica of the original Excalibur. When battling Vasco Strada, Xenovia had removed the seven fragments from Ex-Durandal as one sword which resulted in the recreation of the original Excalibur.
List of known Excaliburs
The original Excalibur sword wielded by King Arthur before it broke. It is a sword that rivals Durandal. The sword possesses a wide range of versatile abilities such as shapeshifting, invisibility, subjugation, illusions, a massive amount of destructive force and granting the wielder enhanced speed. After it broke, the Excalibur was reforged into seven swords through alchemy, each one possessing one of True Excalibur's different abilities. The swords eventually came to be known as the Seven Excalibur Swords. When the seven swords come together, True Excalibur has access to all of its original abilities.
Seven Excalibur Swords
Excalibur Destruction (破壊の聖剣Eksukaribā Desutorakushon), also known as the Holy Sword of Destruction, is a sword with the ability to unleash a wave of pure destructive power that can easily shatter anything it comes into contact with, leaving nothing but a large crater in the ground.
Excalibur Mimic (擬態の聖剣 Eskukaribā Mimikku), also known as the Holy Sword of Mimicry, is a sword which has the ability to transform itself into any shape as its wielder's desires (for example, in Irina's hands, it becomes a katana).
Excalibur Rapidly (天閃の聖剣 Ekusukaribā Rapiddoryi), also known as the Holy Sword of the Heavenly Flare, is a sword that grants both the wielder and the blade enhanced speed.
Excalibur Nightmare (夢幻の聖剣 Ekusukariā Naitomea), also known as the Holy Sword of Dreams, is a sword that allows the wielder to cast illusions and manipulate dreams.
Excalibur Transparency (透明の聖剣 Ekusukaribā Toransupearenshī), also known as the Holy Sword of Transparency, is a sword that allows the blade and its wielder to become invisible.
Excalibur Blessing (祝福の聖剣 Ekusukaribā Buresshingu), also known as the Holy Sword of Blessing, is a sword that relates to one's belief in the teaching of the religion, and it has been said that it mainly shows its effects when you use it during the holy rituals. For example, it can do things like weaken Devils and Vampires during an exorcism, strengthen an exorcist’s power, as well as give blessings to those who are participating in the mass.
Excalibur Ruler (支配の聖剣 Ekusukaribā Rūrā), also known as the Holy Sword of Control, is a sword that grants the wielder the ability to control all things that he or she wishes. It is the strongest Excalibur fragment. It was wielded by Arthur Pendragon who used it to control Fenrir, before being ceded to Irina.
The Fused Excalibur was formed by merging four of the Excalibur fragments (Excalibur Nightmare, Excalibur Transparency, Excalibur Mimic, and Excalibur Rapidly) into a single blade, making it an incomplete version of True Excalibur. This sword had all the unique abilities of the Excalibur fragments. For example, while in the hands of Freed Sellzen, it morphed to try and attack Kiba from other directions, then rendered Freed invisible.
- Excalibur means "hard cleft; crack".
- ↑ Volume 3, Life 2
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|Holy Swords||Excalibur • Durandal • Ascalon • Caliburn • Ame no Murakumo no Tsurugi • Hauteclere • Galatine • Arondight • Totsuka no Tsurugi|
|Seven Excalibur Swords||Excalibur Destruction • Excalibur Mimic • Excalibur Rapidly • Excalibur Nightmare • Excalibur Transparency • Excalibur Blessing • Excalibur Ruler|
|Demon Swords||Gram • Balmung • Nothung • Tyrfing • Dáinsleif • Arondight|
|Holy Demonic Sword||Holy Demonic Sword|