Vasilis is one of the most fabled of the six great swords from a past age of wonder, even with poems and songs about it. It is also known as the Sword of Light and Darkness and was located behind the Totem Wall in British Columbia, Canada and heavily shielded. The sword feels like an extension of the body instead of a weapon in the hand.
Vasilis reflects the heart of the one who wields it, and it magnifies the wielder's emotions. For example, one's courage could be greatly multiplied, and one's sense of purpose could become more clear.
The entrance to the chamber was the Alder Door, which was controlled by four faces: Anyu the Hunter, Tootega the Crone, Yuralria the Dancer, and Chu the Beaver. Behind the Alder Door was a corridor leading to the Standing Dead, rows of standing corpses created by Morisant as guardians that attacked anyone who was scared of them. Behind the Standing Dead was the room where Morisant was. Morisant would kill anybody who sought the sword with evil intentions.
It was once wielded by one of the original wizards who created and sealed Zzyzx, Morisant, the master architect, the leader. After he cast a spell to achieve immortality through a state of undeath, his heart became corrupted. Since no one was powerful enough to take Vasilis from him, he was placed under lock and key behind the enigmatic Totem Wall along with it by the other wizards, and all but his sword arm and head turned to stone.
Patton Burgess once sought it, but abandoned it because he didn't need it. When Seth needed it, Patton told Seth how to find it in a magical gas message. Then Seth visited the Singing Sisters to discover the location. After finding out it was behind the Totem Wall, he traveled there and bargained for entrance. He overcame his fear of the Standing Dead and met Morisant. Morisant recognized Seth's good intentions, and allowed him the sword on the condition that he ended Morisant's suffering. Seth obeyed, using it to kill Morisant and the Standing Dead. He took it with him and threatened the captain of the Lady Luck with it until she agreed to take them to the Shoreless Isle. When he faced Graulas at Zzyzx, he stabbed Graulas while the demon clawed Seth. Vasilis gave Seth the strength to keep fighting, and Seth cut down more demons and threw it at Nagi Luna, killing her. Seth was injured from Graulas, so he gave it to Kendra. She helped the Fairy Queen and killed the demon king Gorgrog, slashing his leg and burning him with white flames. The sword was noted to shone brilliantly when Kendra wielded it, blinding her enemies. It was also said by Morisant before he died that the sword could possibly be even more powerful in Kendra's hands than Seth's.
After the battle of Zzyzx, Seth held up his end of the deal and gave Vasilis to the Singing Sisters.
When not wielded, the blade was black and surrounded by an corona of bright white light. When wielded by Seth, the blade burned with red flames and the light became scarlet. When wielded by Kendra, it glowed blinding white.
Powers and Abilities
Vasilis was extremely powerful and magnified emotions. It also gave heightened abilities, such as greater strength and awareness and faster running. It can only be given voluntarily, and if the wielder died, only a friend could claim it. Its great power could corrupt the wielder's heart. Due to the strength it gives, the wielder could feel tired and weak after sheathing it. It almost had a mind of its own, tugging the wielder towards his or her enemy and rejoicing in slaughter.