Maerorgladi, the Sword of Regret, is an enchanted sword that "hungers" and never fails to kill. For every soul slain with intent, it takes another at random, as the blood price for its service. If the wielder regrets one of the slayings, he or she can call the dead back to life within seven days of the killing, and only one of the two killings may be revived.
Maerorgladi was one of seven enchanted swords forged by the enchanter Cendrée. Maerorgladi in particular was forged for his friend, the great warrior Turgo of Nor. Turgo, while a generous friend, was a mean, murderous drunk and known to be inconsolable once sober. Cendrée thought to solve Turgo's unique problem by gifting him a magic sword that could call back anyone he repented slaying. Turgo still had his drunken rages, but could now call his unintended victims back, once his reason and compassion returned. However, Maerorgladi became self-aware and resented the way it was being used, and chose to charge a price for the miracles it performed: for every victim of intent, Maerorgladi would take temporary control of its wielder to slay a second random victim, and only one of these victims could be revived. Turgo asked Cendrée for aid in the sword's apparent malfunction, and after Cendrée reveled that the sword turned into a "bad egg," he locked it away. Though he intended for the sword to be sealed away forever, eight years later hos tower had been ransacked and the sword of regret was stolen.
Throughout the Series
In Fairest: In All The Land, Goldilocks was manipulated by the wicked fairy Hadeon into killing several members of the fable community with Maerorgladi. Cinderella was tasked with investigating the crime, she used Hadeon, in the form of car, to aid in her investigation. Unbeknownst to Cinderella, Hadeon used her magic to let Goldilocks travel with her unseen. Cinderella eventually worked out who was behind it, and took them to a deserted world. Goldilocks and Cinderella fought, and Cinderella killed Goldilocks with the sword. Cinderella then proceeded to resurrect those she deemed important to the Fable community.
Maerorgladi, when wielded, never fails to kill. However, for every victim of intent, Maerorgladi takes temporary control of its wielder to slay a second random victim. If the wielder regrets one of the slayings, he or she can call the dead back to life within seven days of the killing, and only one of the two killings may be revived.