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A type of wood used by the Tiste Edur and the Teblor.


Bloodwood : a rare wood used by the Tiste Edur


BH, UK TPB, glossary

'The secret groves of bloodwood...'


HoC, UK MMPB, p.144

'...the grey, weathered wood was bloodwood - bleached by centuries of neglect.'


HoC, UK MMPB, p.151


traditionally treated with blood-oil


used in the creation of:



Bloodwood Sword


'His (Karsa Orlong's) bloodwood sword hung in its harness...newly oiled, the Uryd warcrest freshly painted on the broad blade...the sword's leather-wrapped two-handed grip jutting over his left shoulder.'


HoC, UK MMPB, p.40

'Karsa unslung his bloodwood sword, closing both hands around the leather-wrapped grip. The blade's wood was deep red, almost black, the glassy polish making the painted warcrest seem to float a finger's width above the surface. The weapon's edge was almost translucent, where the blood-oil rubbed into the grain had hardened, coming to replace the wood. There were no nicks or notches along the edge, only a slight rippling of the line where damage had repaired itself, for blood-oil clung to its memory and would little tolerate denting or scarring....The broad, tapered sword point...'


HoC, UK MMPB, p.53-4

Sergeant Cord: 'So here's one of the famed wooden swords. So hard it breaks Aren steel.'


Shard: 'Look at the edge...It's that resin they use that makes that edge -'


Cord: 'And hardens the wood itself, aye.'


HoC, UK MMPB, p.158


Blood-oil treatment


'...their weapons across their thighs, rubbing the thick blood-oil into the blades'


HoC, UK MMPB, p.54)



Bloodwood Armour


'...an almost complete set of armour that, although of a style Karsa had never seen before, was clearly Teblor in origin, given its size and the sigils burned into the wooden plates...he realized that the grey, weathered wood was bloodwood - bleached by centuries of neglect.'


HoC, UK MMPB, p.151



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